Konami has teamed up with Starlight Media, a Chinese media giant, to create a live-action Contra movie AND a TV drama series. In fact, the film project was originally revealed earlier this year, and movie’s plot, according to the press release, appears to be taking elements from the varying storylines from both the Japanese and English versions of the game. Continue reading The Live-Action Contra TV Series & Film Will Get A Worldwide Release→
GLOW, Netflix’s reimagining of the ’80s cult-classic professional wrestling promotion Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling — executive produced by Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan — has finally announced a release date for said series, stating via the above teaser trailer that the ten-episode series debuts on June 23rd, 2017. The show stars Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) as a struggling actress who joins the weekly episodic women’s wrestling television program as her final shot at fame. Continue reading Netflix’s New ‘GLOW’ Series Finally Set A Release Date: June 23rd, 2017!→
So yeah, the Netflix original series Stranger Things is, in fact, VERY AWESOME; especially for adults like myself who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s. So until a second season the made and released, we can enjoy the next best thing in this new fandom: floor plan and section drawings of two of the show’s main settings from architect Boryana Ilieva. Known for creating studies of space and light in cinematic architecture, Ilieva produces these lovely interpretation of the primary homesteads from the acclaimed series. Also, I’m going to attempt to talk about these drawings without spoiling anything, so wish me luck! Continue reading The Homes from ‘Stranger Things’ Rendered in Beautiful Plans and Sections→
In this month’s technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, functionality and legacy of Google’s original video hosting service (before YouTube).
Netflix (you know, that thing you use to watch House of Cards) holds an event called Hack Days, which often showcases some wonderful and off-the-wall experiments and projects, but I think this latest project TOTALLY takes the cake, the whole cake, and NOTHING BUT the cake! Engineers Guy Cirino, Carenina Motion and Alex Wolfe have created DarNES, a hack that turns the original Nintendo Entertainment System into a Netflix playback machine. I’ll just let that soak in for a minute…..The retro-gaming console from the mid-1980s remains unchanged, as the true secret lies inside a special 256KB cartridge. While you probably don’t want to watch a blocky, 8-bit graphic marathon of Arrested Development or Orange is the New Black, it’s still pretty cool to know that you could if you really wanted to. Continue reading Netflix stuffs its Video Service into an NES cartridge, Because Why Not?→
Gamers, fans of gaming, and essentially humanity have completed something pretty awesome. A couple of weeks ago, Twitch Plays Pokemon (TPP) completed Pokemon X, which means that the thousands of participants who entered a cluster of commands have completed and dominated EVERY generation of the main Pokemon series. Seriously, WHO NEEDS to create an artificial intelligence to achieve such greatness and cooperation (apparently Google does…)? Continue reading Twitch Plays Pokemon has beaten ALL the Pokemon Generations→
While in my personal quest to create a home theater media center (mainly an HTPC), I’ve come across and covered many set-up and options on The PractitioNERD over the past (almost) two years. I’ve just recently come across a company called Zotac, who has over the years released a series of small (to even smaller) media-friendly machines that are built to be used as living room media centers and home/office media servers. Two of Zotac’s latest products, the StreamBox and RAIDbox, aren’t standalone computers, but accessories that can be used in conjunction with the home theater capabilities of their ZBOX series of home media PCs. Continue reading Zotac’s StreamBox and RAIDbox May be A Force to be Reckoned With→