Happy Public Domain Day Everyone! This is a momentous occasion as this is the first year since the 1978 Copyright expansion that the US has actually had one of these. Today, the first works from 1923 will enter the public domain in the US and it is a bittersweet moment for everyone who cares about the progress of art and science. Sweet for the wonderful works that people will be able to distribute freely without risk of being sued or jailed for doing so. Bitter for all the works that have been lost because the owner of the copyright didn’t care about preservation or because the copyright owner cannot be found.Continue reading
Bad Bethesda. Bad, bad Bethesda!
33:09 – Bethesda advertised a nice canvas bag for its Collector’s Edition of Fallout 76 but sent gamers a cheap nylon bag instead
46:05 – The ESA makes an absurd, lie-filled statement about Loot Boxes
We have opinions on Activision, Disney and Nintendo. Come hear them, won’t you?
26:49 – Lack of industry standards? Nah, we think Activision was just too lazy to put subtitles in Spyro’s new pre-rendered cut-scenes
40:30 – The new Lion King looks like the old Lion King
49:37 – Why did Nintendo publish a video explaining how to prepare your Switch for trade-in or sale?
Charizard is going to eat Detective Pikachu.
18:18 – Devil May Cry is the next animated video game adaptation coming to Netflix
25:25 – We have very little faith in the live action Monster Hunter movie
38:58 – The live action Detective Pikachu movie looks great!
So, the PlayStation Classic is kind of meh.
17:59 – Activision Blizzard trolls its audience of hardcore PC gamers with a mobile version of their favorite game
33:21 – Prima Games Guides closes its doors
42:20 – Overwatch’s cast is impressively diverse, but there’s still room for improvement
59:15 – Sony is not impressing with its PlayStation Classic
It has been frequently requested of Andrew and me to post our predictions/hopes/dreams of what would be on a hypothetical Nintendo 64 Classic Console.We both remembered that we have discussed this in the past, and Andrew was kind enough to find that discussion in the 69th episode of Molehill Mountain.
There really isn’t a lot to go on at this time about such a system. If one does arise, there is not likely to be more than 15-20 games on it. Andrew and I both kept our lists to a maximum of 15 titles. One thing that would make such a system tricky is that the it supported up to four controllers and the button layout is very different from modern Nintendo controllers. Continue reading
Sure they shrink in the cold but do they wobble to and fro?
23:53 – Soul Calibur 6 custom characters are being used to cheat in online matches
34:42 – Warner pulls the plug on FilmStruck, as streaming service for classic films
48:38 – Copyright Office announces new DMCA exemptions
The first trailer for the first ever live action Pokemon movie launched yesterday and despite other major news yesterday, you will be missed Stan Lee, no one can stop talking about it. From the way the CG pokemon look in this live action world, the voice of Deadpool’s own Ryan Reynolds, to the creepy yet hilarious Mr. Mime, they are just tearing this trailer apart. Yet, despite everything people are saying and writing about this trailer, there is one thing I have yet to see a major gaming journo site talk about, and it is seriously bugging the crap out of me.
Let’s start all the way back in 1967. In February of that year, a pop rock band which went by the moniker of The Turtles released a single, Happy Together. This single went on to top many charts world wide and was released more widely as the title track of The Turtles third album. As a classic rock fan, I have heard this song many many times throughout the years. Yesterday, that song was used to close out Detective Pikachu’s first trailer. Apparently, no one understands why this song stands out, at least why it should stand out. Continue reading
Today, Sony announced the full game lineup to the recently announced PlayStation Classic. Last month, Sony announced the system, to be released in December, but only revealed 5 of the promised 20 games. Those five were Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. This led to wide speculation on the part of fans on what games would make up the other 15. Of course, Andrew and I made our predictions/wishes on what they would be. Let’s see how we stacked up to the official reveled list of 15 additional games. Continue reading
A lot of things happened this week. A lot of them were silly.
2:10 – ASA rules that Spotify’s horror movie spoof ad is too scary for kids
17:55 – Ubisoft Massive COO shies away from the politics in its Tom Clancy game
39:53 – Mortal Engines director has gross views on women in books/movies
1:00:08 – Luke Cage cancelled too
1:11:08 – Zen Studios censors pinball table