Numerous people have e-mailed me this Variety article about how HBO has greenlit the Songs of Ice and Fire mini-series. I thought this had already happened, a while back, but apparently it had been some other color light before. Now it’s green. Good stuff. My only complaint is that they didn’t call George R.R. Martin “The American …
We’re in the middle of some kind of weird video game heptathlon. I was most of the way through Dead Space when I picked up LittleBigPlanet, then I dropped that for Fallout 3, then I bailed on that for Resistance 2. Which is so over for me now that I have Gears of War 2.
The mayor of Batman, a city in southeastern Turkey which has the same name as the DC Comics superhero, is suing director Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. for royalties from mega-grosser The Dark Knight.
Experts predict this will unleash an onslaught of copycat lawsuits, currently waiting in the wings:
Beverly Hills, California vs.
I had a chance to sit down with Dave Gibbons, the man who drew Watchmen. The interview isn’t here, it’s here.
Before I talked to him I didn’t realize how important it was for the genesis of Watchmen that Gibbons and Alan Moore were English. Apparently at that time superhero comics came from America, and that was it. New York City was …
Did you know about this? I didn’t know about this.
(At the moment I can only embed YouTube videos. A higher-res version is here.)
I don’t want to think about how long it must have taken to render all those balloons.
Last week I came into possession of Apple’s Texas Hold’em app for the iPod, a rare first-party title for Apple. (Seriously, who actually works for Apple in internal game development?) I already know I have serious problems controlling my appetite for both a) gaming and b) gambling, so maybe I should have treated this new acquisition more …
I feel pandered to by this, but I cannot in all honesty say that I didn’t enjoy it. (This = the new Fanboy trailer.)
I felt a bit the same way about this. But I have in all honesty watched it three times.
This year in Time’s Best Inventions we included (coming in at #42, as it happens) the practice of disemvoweling, which is a way of dealing with annoying commenters/posters/whateverers by removing the vowels from their posts. What we did not include was the name of the person who invented disemvoweling. That person is blogger/editor/etc. …
The title pretty much says it all. This is via Kotaku.
This is pretty humbling. I’m still trying to find Frida’s missing groom or whatever.
“What if I went as Wolverine?”
I already had the sideburns. My wife looked at my thick, curly facial hair, skeptically.
“Is Wolverine Jewish?” she asked.
“No, he’s Canadian.”
Why did I marry a cheerleader instead of a nerd?
“Okay, Jewish Wolverine,” I said, liking it. “Jew-verine.” Loving it.
I think this is the seventh year in a row that I’ve worked on this project. It’s the first year we actually ranked the inventions, 1 through 50, so now it’s … rankier. I also tried to push the selections a little bit away from an all-tech line-up this year, so we could talk about other kinds of innovation — you have …
Man, there’s a lot of good games coming out. I ditched Dead Space to play LittleBigPlanet, then went crawling back, and now I’m ditching it again for Fallout 3. (I hate leaving a game like Dead Space unfinished, when I’ve actually become invested in the narrative, but duty calls. Plus I was really low on ammo and kinda needed an excuse …