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What does the new Comcast bandwidth cap mean for HD downloads?

What does the new Comcast bandwidth cap mean for HD downloads?

| September 26, 2008 | 2 Comments

On October 1, 2008, Comcast will implement their new 250GB/month bandwidth cap. They say that this won’t affect most users. This is true….today. However, there are so many things chaninging online that people may not realize their 250GB have been eaten up as fast as they think. One aspect in particular is the online rental […]

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Dear Disney, please don’t screw up TR2N

Dear Disney, please don’t screw up TR2N

| August 5, 2008 | 7 Comments

Tron was one of those revolutionary films that was really pushing what movie makers could do back in the early 1980’s. The bluescreen process that Star Wars used had been invented decades before, but was really put to the test by Lucasfilm. Even though computer graphics (CGI) had been used in vector form in the […]

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Are Collector’s Editions “a bunch of crap”?

Are Collector’s Editions “a bunch of crap”?

| April 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Watching “Cranky Geeks” this week, John Davison said that items like the Grand Theft Auto IV collector’s edition and the Halo 3 Legendary Edition are “a bunch of crap”. I have to disagree here because the “crap” is actually insight into how games and movies are made. Back in the days of laserdiscs, Criterion uses […]

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Second Skin trailer is up

Second Skin trailer is up

| January 29, 2008 | 4 Comments

Back in March of 2007, Ren and I were filmed for the documentary “Second Skin”. It’s been along time, but the guys at Pure West Docs finally got the trailer together. It looks better than I expected it to, and I can’t wait to see it. It follows the lives of seven gamers, and how […]

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Sorry, you can’t watch that in HD

Sorry, you can’t watch that in HD

| January 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Apple announced that it will have HD movies for rent. What they didn’t tell you directly was that you needed an Apple TV in order to watch the HD rentals. They made it sound like you could watch the HD rentals on your computer through iTunes, but that’s not the case. Buried deep in […]

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Sony moves ahead with Everquest movie

Sony moves ahead with Everquest movie

| October 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

According to Variety, Sony has hired ‘300’ writer Michael Gordon to write the adaptation of the videogame for the big screen. If you’re reading this, you don’t need a description of what Everquest is. I always thought the game had enough lore and backstory to make a damn good movie. Chances are, it’ll take place […]

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The Bionic Dud

The Bionic Dud

| September 20, 2007 | 1 Comment

When I was a kid, I grew up watching The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. When I heard that the team that put together Battlestar Galactica was remaking The Bionic Woman, I thought for sure the show would do well. Yesterday afternoon, I got an email from Amazon which was an offer […]

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I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe

| September 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

On October 5, I turn 40. In some ways, I really don’t care, but it is an important day and I wanted to spend it doing something special. Sure, the usual thing is to go to Vegas or Atlantic City or something, but then you have to bring people and most people don’t want to […]

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Stop action movie 1

Stop action movie 1

| August 28, 2007 | 0 Comments

This is a movie I did in 1982. I borrowed the stop-action camera from high school for one weekend (the first of many) and this was the result. .m4v (H.264) format By the way, I still have all my action figures 🙂 Click the image to see the movie.

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Paramount and Dreamworks to support HD-DVD exclusively

Paramount and Dreamworks to support HD-DVD exclusively

| August 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

Paramount and DreamWorks Animation Each Declare Exclusive Support for HD DVD What a disappointment. At first, I was completely neutral about this stupid format war. When Blu-Ray started picking up speed this year, I admittedly started leaning a bit towards the Blu camp. I had this feeling that with all the movies coming out on […]

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