Turning a video game into a live-action movie remains one of Hollywood’s most elusive achievements. Even the best game adaptations — Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, Prince of Persia — are barely competent from an artistic standpoint. Dead Rising: Watchtower, a Crackle original available starting March 27th, isn’t as good as any of those movies but it’s infinitely more watchable than abominations like Street Fighter or Doom.
Many video game adaptations bear little resemblance to their source material. (Lookin’ at you, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.) Watchtower doesn’t suffer from this particular problem. If anything, writer/producer Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) delivers a movie that’s too faithful to its origins, focusing on gimmicks that work in the heightened reality of a video game but feel silly in live action.
The sequel to the popular language-parsing calendar utility for the Mac has arrived and it’s everything you’ve been hoping for! Much more than a major new update, Fantastical 2 for Mac is a whole new app that feels instantly familiar while offering productivity-boosting improvements.
In addition to the revamped appearance optimized for OS X Yosemite’s look and feel, Fantastical 2 is now a proper replacement for Apple’s stock Calendar and Reminders apps.
Fantastical 2 has its own full-blown window and gorgeous full-screen mode while its menu bar thing can now be detached and dragged anywhere on the screen. The software is packed to the gills with a bevy of new features like iCloud Reminders and time zone support, light/dark theme, birthday reminders, a more powerful and friendlier natural language parser and more.
As a whole, the app feels tighter and more streamlined. Developer Flexibits was kind enough to put me on its limited list of beta testers, this is what I was able to gather from my weeklong hands-on time with the software.
Episode 100: Reminiscing about Let’s Talk Jailbreak and its history over 100 episodes. A hacker creates a new brute force tool. A new TinyUmbrella beta. We also discuss several big jailbreak tweaks like Multify, Couria, and DockWare.
RecordPause is a recently released jailbreak tweak that allows you to pause and resume the stock Camera app while shooting video. Some of the more popular social media apps, like Vine and Instagram, have a similar feature. Now, thanks to RecordPause, you can pause and resume video right from within the stock iOS camera as well.￼￼… Read the rest of this post here
Dancing around the details about Nintendo’s platform codenamed NX, president Satoru Iwata lightly hinted in an interview with Japanese business outlet Nikkei that the company may take a wildly different direction with the system than with its past platforms.
“If you only expand upon existing hardware, it’s dull,” Iwata said, translated by Kotaku. “In some shape or form, we’re always thinking about how we want to surprise players as well as our desire to change each person’s video gaming life.”
Universal Pictures has announced that its steamy blockbuster hit Fifty Shades of Grey will be coming to DVD, Blu-ray, On Demand, and Digital HD in May.
The Blu-ray edition contains exclusive bonus features, including both the unrated and theatrical versions of the film, character profiles, music videos, and an interview with Fifty Shades author E.L. James. The DVD boasts significantly less features, such as cast member profiles and behind-the-scenes footage.
The full list of both Blu-ray and DVD bonus features are as follows:
Do you have certain apps that you always open as soon as you restart or log in to your Mac? If so, it might be a good idea to make those apps auto-start upon logging in to OS X. Thankfully, it’s very easy to add and remove auto-start items using OS X’s System Preferences…. Read the rest of this post here
The ReAction range of figures features a wide assortment of characters from classic movies and TV series, including Back to the Future, Star Trek, The Terminator, Predator, Big Trouble in Little China, Pulp Fiction, and many more.
Semaphore has been on a roll lately, as shown by the release of yet another TinyUmbrella beta build, and this version contains a significant new feature. You now have the ability to save SHSH blobs directly from a local device. This means that if you’re on a jailbreakable firmware like iOS 8.1.2, you can save the 8.1.2 blobs even though Apple is no longer signing that firmware version…. Read the rest of this post here