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Is the Assassin’s Creed film already starting out on the wrong foot with white-washing?

It was brought to my attention recently that there’s an Assassin’s Creed movie in the works, which got me a little more excited than I expected. The honest truth is I’ve played maybe two hours of the entire series (which I promise I’m hoping to change very soon). But it’s always intrigued me a ton;…

SOPA / PIPA, Fandoms, and the Entertainment Industry

I managed to spend about an hour at the NY/NJ Tech Group emergency meetup / protest yesterday. Listening to the very influential speakers and just the general chatter really got me thinking about what SOPA/PIPA means to me. I’ve never been an angel. I was a huge pirate during my high-school / college years; at…

What Makes Us Human: Will AI ever fully replace the human mind?

The subject on what puts us on a different level from the countless other living things around us has been something humankind has debated for ages. We know we’re different. We know we’re special. But why? What is it that sets us apart from our animal counterparts? Why is it that we are the dominate…

Are F2P MMOs the new standard?

If I learned anything from the recent trip to PAX, it’s that the world of MMORPG’s is ever expanding. Perhaps exploding is a better word? I must have played at least five different games: GW2, Rift, DnD Online, LOTR, Terra…and that’s just the start. The thing that shocked me most, though, was that most of…

UltraViolet Movie locker aims to let you own movies for eternity, and beyond.

Providing a piece of TechBytes to munch on. Yesterday it was announced that there’s this interesting new concept of media ownership called Ultraviolet Movie Locker. The skivvy is that any time you purchase a movie in any form (VHS, DVD, Blue-Ray, Itunes, etc.) you also purchase a sort of “Ownership Token” on that title, essentially…

The New Browserverse…

There’s been a lot of talk going around on browsers of late it would seem, as well as some buzz about new HTML/CSS standards evolving this year. Most shocking discovery yet: 52% of all web browsing is STILL done via IE (lol wut?). Firefox follows at about 30% while Chrome and Safari both sit at…

iPad. Super absorbant.

Like the other 3 billion tech enthusiasts out there, I followed the iPad release minute by minute via @wired’s weblog. I am skeptical as I usually am with any breakthrough technology, especially coming from Apple (I’m not going to mask my love/hate relationship for the beast.) My biggest beef is with this concept of .5…

On Females and Gaming Stigmas

So I was browsing around the interwebs, and came across one of about 3000 articles tackling the subject of women in gaming, and how we are perceived as a consumers. It actually didn’t make me want to kill myself:http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=21940 This is always kind of a touchy subject, but it also sparks some interesting thoughts. I…