Although I haven’t written much about this particular former championship, I absolutely loved (and miss) the WWE’s Hardcore Championship. From belt itself — which was an old WWE “Winged Eagle” Championship that was smashed, destroyed and duct-taped back together — to the 24/7 defense rule in the early 2000′s, the obvious fact that this title was a nod to Extreme Championship Wrestling (E-C-W! E-C-W! E-C-W!), and — of course — the matches! As with any champioship in pro wrestling, it’s the wrestlers and the matches that make the title what it is, and the WWE recently released an online video of the Top 10 moments in Hardcore Champioship matches, ranging from the gut-wrenching to the humorous, and it’s quite a joy to watch. Enjoy…after the break, of course.
I’m a huge fan of the developer Quantic Dream. I have enjoyed Omikron: The Nomad Soul on the Dreamcast, Indigo Prophecy (or Fahrenheit to everywhere else outside North America) on my PlayStation 2, and Heavy Rain on the PlayStation 3. Their upcoming game, Beyond: Two Souls, stars actors Willem Dafoe and Ellen Page, and is set for release on October 8th 2013 on the PS3. The game made an appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival late last month (which is a first for a console-exclusive video game), along with a new trailer and video of gameplay. SPEAKING OF GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE… Read the rest of this entry
When I think about the first handheld camera that I’ve ever set my eyes upon, it was almost half the size of my subwoofer; just a bulky, heavy box that had a penchant for gravity and no 4-year-old should ever attempt to pick-up. However, when I came across the world’s first ever portable motion picture camera (I know I could have just said “movie,” but I wanna sound fancy), it was actually shaped like a rifle. And now…the joke; now THAT’S what I mean by SHOOTING film. I apologize… Read the rest of this entry
Live Video Feed Courtesy of Machinima
The day has finally come! 3 months after Sony’s reveal of the specs, features, and games for the upcoming PlayStation 4, Microsoft will finally join the party regarding their new, long-awaited next-generation Xbox video game console. Kovic and Bruce of Machinima will be running this live event feed where they will break down all the news from Microsoft’s reveal, LIVE IN LIVING COLOR (in living, what?), plus they’ll be answering taking the questions & queries of the viewers as well!
After you either responded with “OOHs”‘, “AHHHs”, or “what? wait? I don’t even”, I shall attempt to get you up to speed to give you an understanding of the Hypercubus house, designed by Studio WG3 in Styria, Austria. The concept behind the Hypercubus house is based on three fundamental concepts:
1) Utilizing open areas with available and self-sufficient infrastructure,
2) The construction and transportability of small modular living units, and finally
3) Creating a new regional tourism concept — the prepaid apartment — using a uniform design.
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This week on WIRed, Kyle Field gets improvements to become the best college football stadium in Texas, an Iranian scientist reveals his time machine invention, the “Shadowrun” franchise return in…well…”Shadowrun Returns”, and the WCW’s classic beach-themed summer pay-per-views! Also, LEGO James Bond is kinda-sorta a thing (thanks, internet)! Read the rest of this entry
I remember my summer days as a youth: sleeping late during the week, playing outside (after being told to go outside while watching TV and playing video games, of course), going to the coast to check out the beach, and the fireworks on the Fourth of July. As a young wrestling fan, the months of June through August had three summer-themed pay-per-views to watch for my viewing pleasure. While SummerSlam was WWE’s only summer-themed PPV, WCW had two, back-to-back, summer-themed pay-per-views: The Great American Back in June and Bash At The Beach in July. Read the rest of this entry
Google I/O is a huge annual industry conference where Google typically unveils mind-blowing new products related to Android devices, Google Glass, etc. — as well as a number of technical sessions focusing on programmers who work with Android, e-commerce, Google Maps, advanced web development, and much more. Google I/O also produces a few less technical topics as well. Google I/O Extended is coming to San Antonio for the 1st time, thanks to Geekdom and Sweb Development, from May 15 to May 17, and The PractitioNERD will be here for the main keynote address on May 15th. NERD ON!
In this edition of “1′Offs”, I show some things I picked up recently, including: a new wiiiiiiidescreen monitor, some retro Nintendo and PlayStation games, and the reason I buckled and bought one of the worst games in recent history… Read the rest of this entry
It looks as if that 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 with plutonium that would supply the 1.21 gigawatts of power to the flux capacitor that I’ve saved up for won’t be necessary. Iranian scientist Ali Razeghi is the managing director of Iran’s Centre for Strategic Inventions says that he created a time machine called “The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine”. Well, it’s KINDA of a time machine because it’s only limited to taking you to the future. Well, it won’t actually bring you to the future, per se, but it rather brings the future to you, and Razeghi says that using complex algorithms in his invention can “predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy”. Hmmm… Read the rest of this entry
Texas A&M University received approval from the A&M System Board of Regents on May 1st to proceed with one of the largest college football stadium redevelopments in history for the historic — as in “since 1927″ historic — Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. The total cost of the project totals to approximately $450 million, increasing the capacity from 82,589 to 102,500, and making it the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the state of Texas –insert “everything’s bigger in Texas” joke here. The reWHOOPification (or as professionals call “renovation” and “expansion”; whatever, man) of Kyle Field will begin immediately following the end of the upcoming 2013 college football season and is expected to be finished in time to open the 2015 season. The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football Team will show how much they don’t fear construction, concrete and cranes by continuing to play their home games during the reWHOOPification of the iconic stadium.
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Contents of this week’s episode of WIRed includes: talk of Vietnam’s Blade Runner-esque pavilion proposal, innovations in drive-by PHOTO shooting, Regular Show goes the way of gaming, and strange crowd reactions at Starrcade ’87. Also, Call of Duty: Ghosts and allergies are things… Read the rest of this entry