We're back! After taking a week off we're back in full force with news about the defeat of SOPA, George Lucas' retirement and rumors about the future of video game consoles. We also put flash back to the good old days when video games were 8 bit (and we were happy to have it) and talk about some of our favorite gaming memories. So grab some Pop Rocks and blow the dust off that cartridge; it's game time!
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- This Week:
- Movies - Man on a Ledge, One For the Money, The Grey
- Blu-rays - 50/50, Paranormal Activity 3, Real Steel
- Games - Never Dead, Silent Hill HD Collection
- Next Week:
- Movies - Big Miracle, Chronicle, The Innkeepers, The Woman in Black, W E
- Blu-ray - Dream House, Drive, In Time, The Thing
- Games - Crush 3D, Final Fantasy XIII-2,Soul Calibur V, Spec Ops: The Line, Starhawk
- Movies - MPAA blasts websites for SOPA protest black-out
- Several sites put up banners or were “blacked out” to protest SOPA
- The MPAA called it a “dangerous stunt” and says SOPA / PIPA are about protecting American jobs.
- Movies - George Lucas set to retire (sort of)
- After the release of Red Tails, a movie he had to pay for entirely to release, Lucas will step away from “big budget productions”
- Will focus on “personal stories” in movies
- Movies - Academy Award nominations released
- Noted snubs: Adventures of Tintin (animation), Cars 2 (animation), Steven Spielberg (directing Tintin or War Horse)
- Enter and play our Academy Awards game
- Games - Xbox dropping points & prepping 720 (rumor)
- Microsoft may be dropping the points system and going to $ transactions
- New IBM PowerPC married to ATI GPU (modified 7000 chip)
- Developers may get as early as March; 720 on track for 2013
- Old video games
- What was your first game system?
- What game hooked you?
- Any stories about waiting in line to get a game / system?
- Favorite game series?
- Most disappointing game?
- What game pissed you off the most?
- What game did you never beat and always regret not doing so?
- Have you ever pretended that you played a game to go along with a conversation?
- Guy-den or Gay-den? Roo or Re-yu?