If Microsoft poos in the woods, does anyone care at this point?
Okay, I'm going to try and be funny now...
BIG Not Sad News of the Day!
Well technically it was reported yesterday, but whatever. Microsoft, in a brain fart of wisdom has officially reversed most of their controversial features for their upcoming Xbox One system. That's right, it no longer needs to connect to the internet at least once a day, and you can openly trade and resell your games! Unknown to me at this point is whether or not you still have to have that lame ass Kinect thing plugged in and facing you so Big Brother can catalog your face and voice tones when they need to create their army of cybernetic doppelgangers. But... Yippee, I guess! Too late to the party there Microsoft, maybe you can help clean up the mess you made? Oy has this been a thorn in the sides of gamers. As a casual gamer myself, I thought it was great watching a company shoot themselves in the foot over and over again, reload the gun, and then empty the clip into the other foot with their craptastic PR campaign. Glad they straightened out in time for launch, otherwise they were going to have a REAL hard time of it come fall. As with any system it's going to come down to games, if Sony wants to be smart, since they've already got a $100 price advantage, they should price their game exclusives cheaper than Microsoft's by a solid $10.
50 Shades of More News!
Do I really care? Not really, but I think it's funny the number of A-list directors and talent that have been circling this thing from Gus Van Sant to Joe Wright. Especially odd is the fact that Universal Studios who is producing and distributing this opus is intent on releasing it as a straight-up NC-17 sexy pseudo porn adventure! Good luck getting that in theaters, since most theater chains absolutely refuse to project any movie with an NC-17 rating. I'm sure they'll make an exception since statistically 1 in 6 people in this country bought at least 1 of the 3 books! The fun is just beginning, since it's targeting a mid-late 2014 release, we should get final casting announcements around the time the first trailer is available, because after thumbing though the book and reading several uses of a triple-negative(seriously), there isn't all that much to shoot. They should make it a comedy to give it some social substance. That said this is going to sell like crazy on home video. I can picture it already, the 4 disc 3D Blu-ray will be called the "Special Whips and Chains Edition"
Non-News Star Wars News!
Per Variety, it's being reported of a leaked casting breakdown for the new Star Wars Movie. You can read it here, but basically they're looking for young people and an old guy... so yeah... there you go. I know that spoiled the movie right there for you.
Well, that is it for today. Thanks for dropping by, and remember Dear Readers, that donut is not a substitute for human affection, it's infinitely better! Humans put up a tremendous fight if you try to dunk them in a piping hot cup of coffee and eat them. Donuts won't do that. They won't judge you or press charges if they manage to escape the cement cellar you secretly built in your basement and chances are they'll bring 11 more of their friends to keep making you feel better about yourself.