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→
Many of us know (and believe) that the first video game console Sony made was the PlayStation. However, he truth is that the PlayStation was actually Sony’s first console that they released. It turns out that before the PlayStation (even before their ill-fated collaboration with Nintendo) was, this lovely piece of gaming tech. This console,simply labeled as “Prototype TV Game Machine”) used — or WOULD HAVE used — cards and cartridges, and since this console dates to the 1970’s, the games would have likely been relatively simple. However, if you want a Japanese write-up on the exhibition it was shown at, here you go. Continue reading Sony FINALLY Releases Their 1970’s Console Prototype→
This week on a journalistic-focused (or something) episode of WIRed, Minecraft players assist in an architecture firm’s proposal project, Intel takes on cable and satellite services with OnCue, the simplicity and awesomeness of ‘DiveKick’, and the theme to ‘RAW is WAR’ with its supposedly-correct lyrics and band line-up… Continue reading Minecraft Architecture OnCue DiveKickING RAW Theme – WIRed #58→
As part of the PBS history series American Experience, this February 19th special will take a gander at the history of Silicon Valley, the introduction of the transistor, the Fairchild semiconductor, the founding of Intel, and the variety of other events, creations, and discoveries that took place there that would ultimately change the world. Be sure to tune in to this PBS special, so you can get the real deal story of what really occurred, especially if you’re fed up watching irritating people string together exasperatingly overused techy buzzwords; and yes, I’m talking about that “show” on Bravo. Ugh! Continue reading PBS’s American Experience Takes a Look at Silicon Valley [Trailer]→
Whenever the terms “reality television” and “professional wrestling” come together, the first thing that usually comes to mind would be the successful Tough Enough series from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). From it’s original run on MTV from 2001 to 2003 (not counting the competition on WWE Smackdown — sans its own show — in 2004), and it’s revival last year on the USA Network, the reality competition had varied participants undergo vigorous professional wrestling training and compete for a contract with the WWE. Popular independent wrestling promotion Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) has decided to go a similar route, and start their own online reality series called AIW Absolute Intern. In this series, four AIW fans compete for the opportunity and right to be part of one of the best promotions on the independent wrestling circuit from a behind-the-scenes basis. Check out the premiere episode above, where this week the interns attempt to sell posters to the AIW crowd while host/announcer Vic Travagliante (who also broadcasts for the Chicago White Sox and various NCAA D1 programs) yells at them. Enjoy, and also check out their YouTube channel for more videos; the quality of their matches are excellent!