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RIP Gamestation 226

Posted on 25 October 2011 by TH3 No08

 

It seems like only yesterday that i brought you home, all shiny with that new console smell. I had waited a long time to pick you up in the hopes that the price on you would come down but I had a pocket full of money and you looked like a orphaned puppy in need of a new home. I remember the first game we played like it was yesterday. we popped in a fresh copy of GTA IV and set out on a great adventure that I still think about to this day. It was a great first couple of months that turned into a great couple of years. What a ride huh?
Truth be told the real reason I bought you wasn’t the great games you promised but the opportunity to watch movies in HD for the first time. We picked up RAMBO and when we popped it in for the first time we were stunned. The picture was amazing. No more silly compression artifacts or low quality AC3 audio for me! We jumped straight into 720p video and uncompressed audio that damn near blew the windows out with that high bit rate and thunderous low end. (I know, I know, 720p was all my tv could handle at the time but that has since been remedied as I know rock the full 1080p plasma. Trust me the wait was worth it.)
You weren’t just a great console/entertainment center you were also a great friend to my kids who have both grown up playing your awesome games. I still remember the first time my 3 year old son and 6 year old daughter went multi-player on Lego Star Wars. I watched in amazement as they got along and played cooperatively on a video game that was graphically light years ahead of anything I could have imagined just a few years ago. In my children’s short time as video gamers they have experienced gaming opportunities that I never dreamed was possible as a child who grew up playing Super Mario Bros and Zelda on a little 12 inch black and white television.
It seems a bit ironic that you died just a few hours into what was one of the most promising new games I’ve played in a long while. Batman Arkham City was just too much for your little processor/Blu-Ray drive to take. So while I will soon replace you I will not be getting rid of you anytime soon. You have now become a 400+ dollar Netflix player who I hope my children will appreciate and take care of when you move off the big tv and up stairs to one of the kids rooms. In closing I’d like to thank you for the hundreds of hours of entertainment you’ve provided my kids and I over the last few years and I look forward to your shiny new replacement who may take your place on my entertainment console, but will never take your place in my heart.

RIP Gamestation 226, The best console a boy could have ever hoped for.

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Will the IPad 3 be the death of the Nintendo 3ds???

Posted on 05 May 2011 by TH3 No08

The internet is running wild with rumors regarding the IPad 3 and whether or not it will have glasses free 3d capability or not. Apparently developers have been working like mad to come up with content for the future release of the IPad and Hollywood producers are clamoring for more 3d content. This could very well be the death knell for the already much maligned Nintendo 3ds. Apple Releasing technology that not only plays games in glass free 3d as well as movies would certainly be a game changer for Nintendo and probably push them out of a market they probably weren’t well prepared to get into in the first place. From it’s release the Nintendo 3ds has been plagued with complaints of not only eye strain and technical problems with the games but a general lack of good content beyond the basic 3d gimmick. I would hope that Apple would be a little more prepared and do a little more testing on it’s 3d technology before releasing it to the general public to avoid such embarrassing issues.

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A quick look at some new Captain America footage (Updated with better quality video)

Posted on 22 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Here’s a quick peek at some Captain America: The First Avenger footage that was shown on Entertainment Tonight last night. Lots of action and even some shield tossing in there. The trailer will premiere tonight on ET…
Captain America: The First Avenger will be released in 3D on July 22.


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Rango serves early notice to all Best Animated Oscar contenders…

Posted on 04 March 2011 by TH3 No08

I was raised on the Hollywood western. While my friends were off playing Star Wars and Indiana Jones I was playing Rio Bravo and The Rifleman. My hero was always the man in the white hat that never failed to save the day and always got the girl. I also loved classic comedy westerns such as The Shakiest Gun in the West, The Apple Dumpling Gang, and The Great Race. Their comedic twist on the movies I had grown to love so much as a child kept me smiling on the worst of days. Perhaps that

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Beastly lives up to it’s name…

Posted on 04 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Before we get into my review of Beastly let me ask you a few questions. First, are you a female age 13 to 24? Second, have you read or watched any chapter of the Twilight saga and enjoyed it? Third, are you so desperate to find a partner that you would lock a girl you are infatuated with in your attic and read her poetry until she falls madly in love with your grotesque face? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you should probably stop reading now because I

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Episode 25: Geek Weekend Hangover

Posted on 03 March 2011 by TH3 No08

This week on Noob Radio Richard and Christian discuss all the weeks tv, video game, comic and movie news including Quentin Tarantino’s next movie?? venture, a look at 3 great comics from ComicBreak.com as well as an in depth interview with Chris Roberson, writer of IZombie, Superman-Grounded, Cinderella-Fables are Forever as well as many more comics and books. All this and much, much more on this weeks episode of Noob Radio…

Intro:

Talk about Geek Weekend, Lots of screenings coming up (meaning lots more work)

Quick Hits

Sponsored by: Provenance Media

Movie News:

Kobe Bryant is,

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Episode 24: Geek Weekend Live

Posted on 01 March 2011 by TH3 No08

This week on Noob Radio Richard and Christian are joined on location by friends of the show and contributors for Geek Weekend 2 and the semi-annual geek roundtable for a rowdy discussion of all the days news involving comics, video games, movies and television. It was a wild and rowdy time so check it out on this episode of Noob Radio!

Intro:

Quick Hits
Sponsored by: Provenance Media

Movie news.
Lots of first looks this week

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Episode 22: Noob Radio (yes we changed our name)

Posted on 10 February 2011 by TH3 No08

This week on Noob Radio Richard and Christian discuss why Fox News hates video games, what big name actor is not returning to The Dark Night Rises, and all their favorite movie trailers that premiered during last sunday’s Super Bowl. All this and much much more on this episode of Noob Radio…

We changed the name of our show but everything else is still the same. No reason why, just thought this one sounded cooler…

Here’s this weeks rundown of the show…

Last Sunday was Superbowl regardless of game its about the commercials, 3 million dollars for 30 seconds…
Superbowl commercial favorites…

QUICK HITS…

Movie News…
Liam Neeson Will NOT Return As Ra

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The New York Five: 1 of 4

Posted on 06 February 2011 by TH3 No08

The New York Five: 1 of 4
sponsored by: ComicBreak.com

Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RYAN KELLY
Cover by BRIAN WOOD & RYAN KELLY

Summery:

There’s nothing more exciting than college life in the big city. But complications can follow you from dark places

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Get a special level of angry birds by watching the Rio trailer on Superbowl Sunday

Posted on 05 February 2011 by TH3 No08

WATCH AND UNCOVER HIDDEN CODE IN
SUPER BOWL SPOT FOR RIO

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WIN WIN Trailer starring Paul Giamatti peaks my interest.

Posted on 05 February 2011 by TH3 No08

Paul Giamatti stars as a lawyer/part time high school wrestling coach who discovers a wrestling phenom, this looks very interesting. I like Giamatti and he looks to be in fine form in this one surround by a strong supporting cast…

Synopsis

Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy’s mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.

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Episode 21:The Noob Rises

Posted on 04 February 2011 by TH3 No08

This week on the noobnews podcast, Richard and Christian discuss Joseph Gordon Levitt joining the cast of The Dark Knight Rises, the new segment “The Comic Break” brought to you by comicbreak.com, as well as all the Superman casting news you can fit in a pair of red tights. All this and much much more on this episode of The Noob News…

Here’s this weeks rundown…
Quick Hits…

movie news…

Joseph Gordon levitt signed on to Dark Night rises, who would you like to see him play? no riddler or joker in this movie, i could see him as a young dick grayson perhaps?.

television news…

Will ferrell will be doing a 4 episode stint as a saber manager helping to fill in for michael scott when he exits the show
later this season,

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Ever wonder what job you would hold in the Star Wars Universe?

Posted on 02 February 2011 by TH3 No08

If you’ve ever wondered what job you would hold were you living in the Star Wars Universe (and haven’t we all at one time or another) then check out this handy chart I found over at onlineschools.org. Very cool. Incidentally, and much like the real world, there are no podcasting jobs in the StarWars universe. Maybe I’ll try the Potter Universe…

What Star Wars Occupation Best Suits You?

Via: Online Schools

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The Stand coming to the big screen?

Posted on 01 February 2011 by TH3 No08

It looks like Stephen Kings (IMO) best work is finally gonna get the Hollywood treatment it’s fans have always clamored for. Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the book will make its way to the big screen via a Warner Bros. and CBS Films co-production. What’s yet to be seen is the size and scope of the story to be told. Stephen King’s “The Stand” is a monster of a book that could probably be turned into a 24 episode tv series. There are a ton of characters that come and go as well as major story arcs that just couldn’t be told in even a trilogy of

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Banksy or Mr. Brainwash?

Posted on 01 February 2011 by TH3 No08

If you’ve listened to the podcast over the months you’d surely know my deep affection for the Banksy directed film “exit through the giftshop”. The documentary keeps you guessing who’s who and what are the intentions of the mysterious street artist and his new protege. Now that he’s been nominated for best documentary MBW has stepped up his game and dropped a whole new layout to promote his nomination. (photos from laist.com)

MBW Signature

Is this MBW prepping for the the Academy Awards? If Gift Shop wins, who will go onstage to accept? And…is MBW really Banksy?

This is the statement Bansky made after he found out he was nominated,

This is a big surprise. I don

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Henry Cavill will be the new Superman…

Posted on 31 January 2011 by TH3 No08

In a bit of a surprise choice, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that Henry Cavill has been picked for the much sought after role of Superman.

The film will be directed by Zack Snyder, who stated,

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Judi Dench to reprise role of M in James Bond Sequel

Posted on 28 January 2011 by TH3 No08

It looks like Dame Judi Dench will reprise her role as M in the upcoming James Bond Sequel. Dench announced the news at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards

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Visual effects demo reel from the film Black Swan…

Posted on 28 January 2011 by TH3 No08

It’s amazing the amount of detail work that goes into creating a good 3d compositions and the best part is when you don’t even notice it’s there until it’s pointed out. That is certainly the case with Black Swan. As an FX creator myself I’m always on the look out for poor work to ridicule and laugh at so I can look smart but this was not the case for this movie. Most of the effects I did not notice until watching this very cool video. Check out the effects and then wonder quietly to yourself why this movie wasn’t nominated for a best visual effects oscar…

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Episode 20: The season finale

Posted on 27 January 2011 by TH3 No08

This week on thenoobnews podcast Richard and Christian are joined in studio by Matt Jones to discuss why Christopher Nolan wasn’t nominated for best director, why

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Episode 19: King of the Rats

Posted on 21 January 2011 by TH3 No08

This week on the podcast, Richard and Christian discuss Arnold Schwarzenegger’s future film choices, Anne Hathaway being cast in the upcoming Batman sequel, as well as all the winners from this years Golden Globe Awards. All this and much, much more on this episode of The Noob News.

Welcome to the show outline, here’s the rundown…

Intro

Quick Hits…

Movie news
Apparently Arnold has reported that he’s currently reading 3 scripts 1 is CRUSADE with Paul Verhoeven.

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