The stories revealed in this week’s WIRed includes: the portable Hypecubus pre-paid apartment, the rifle-shaped world’s first movie camera, the low down on “Beyond: Two Souls,” and WWE celebrates the Hardcore Championship. Also, a personal reveal of my copy of the Xbox One and two shows that share something in common…
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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