It’s time for Episode 117 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses your favorite homes from TV and movies as floor plans, who created the Blue Screen of Death, dirty pirates get a surprise in The Sims 4, and OH BAI GAWD Jim Ross to announce for MMA fights! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.
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This time last year, Stone Cold Steve Austin was telling Ariel Helwani that UFC should hire legendary WWE play-by-play man Jim Ross for the same type of job. Well, it appears that the suggestion is getting closer to actually happening, as “Good Ol’ J.R.” is slated to make his MMA play-by-play debut at the upcoming Battleground MMA pay-per-view alongside Chael Sonnen. Read the rest of this entry
So, if you were one of the folks who decided to illegally download a torrent of The Sims 4, then you certainly discovered something completely unexpected: complete and utter censorship — via pixelation — of most of the newly-released game. Now, those familiar with The Sims are aware of the game normally pixelating your Sims when they are buck-naked (such as taking a bath, going number one or number two, you get the idea). According to various online reports, pirated copies of the game make ALL Sims PERMANENTLY pixellated, presenting the entire game in a goofy, censored look, a’la the above image from nihwtf. Read the rest of this entry
Oh, the Blue Screen of Death; the bane of the existence of anyone who’s used a Windows PC, as it’s the most ubiquitous symbol of computer failure known throughout the world. The menace that disrupted, corrupted, and ruined hours of hard work and/or gaming sessions. It’s an evil whose namesake has spread to other technological gadgets (i.e. the Xbox 360’s Red Ring of Death, the PS3 Yellow Light of Death, and that fake error screen from Eternal Darkness on the Nintendo GameCube). And we all have Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer to thank for that. THANKS STEVE!
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Question: have you ever wanted to see the floor plans of the apartments and houses from some of your favorite TV shows? About four years ago, Spanish interior designer Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde wanted the same thing, and he was inspired to create a floorplan of the apartment from one of his favorite TV shows, Frasier. As interest in this idea from some of his friends and colleagues grew, Aliste started to create renderings for some of their favorite shows as well. Currently, the interior designer has created floorplans for more than 20 shows and movies, and some of those plans range from the apartments in Friends to the house in UP!. “Many people have told me that thanks to my drawings, they recall the good times spent with the series or movie…. Even people not used to technical layouts are able to understand my drawings and dive into them,” he told ArchDaily. Check out more floor plans after the break!
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It’s time for Episode 116 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a tiny A-Frame House, a 3D-printed vertebra implant, from Microsoft to Nintendo to indie games, and the art of striking in pro wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and professional wrestling. Read the rest of this entry