As we’ve reported before on TGD, there have been a number of geek auctions in the last several years, and for the geek who has big bucks, some incredible stuff has been sold. Several items that come to mind are the original 65mm camera that shot Star Wars, which went for a good six figures, and one of the original Batmobiles, which went for millions.
At this point, we should all be surprised there hasn’t been a Star Trek theme park yet. A Star Wars theme park in Disneyland is certainly understandable, same thing with the Avatar land, which will be opening at Disney in 2017, yet somehow we haven’t had a land of Trek until now.
Sony's launch of its new PlayStation 4 has been blighted by a "blue light of death" syndrome. While some are touting its sales on the first day, there is a surge of bad vibes emanating from the interwebs about hardware failure.
We’re going to be seeing a lot of Doctor Who this month. He’s hitting his 50th anniversary on November 23, with a special episode that will have a simultaneous worldwide broadcast. In some markets you’ll be able to see this episode in 3D, and for a good cause Doctor Who will also get a lot louder, thanks to Marshall amps.
No matter what the critics think about the next Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, it’s going to be an enormous success no matter what. Still, we’re definitely curious if the next installment is any better or worse than the original, especially considering original screenwriter / director Gary Ross (Big, Seabiscuit) didn’t come back for another go round. (He was replaced by I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence.)
It’s been a great year for genre TV, and as a long time horror fan, I’m especially ecstatic to see it making a big return to the small screen. In this regard, not only is the new series Sleepy Hollow a hit, it’s also officially the first hit show of the fall season.
At the Gamescon Convention in Cologne, Germany, Microsoft announced plans to offer FIFA 14 in Europe for Xbox One pre-orders. The company also spoke about the slate of games that will be available at launch. Zumba Fitness is very unlikely, highly unlikely, to be in a bundle offering in a sign that Microsoft just doesn't get the XBox mom market.
At the EVO 2013 fighting game tournament, Microsoft revealed how Kinect will detect who is holding a controller and help automatically load a profile for its exclusive Xbox fighter game, Killer Instinct. Same event: Microsoft booed. Go figure.
Okay, so it's only in box office terms, but this awesome chart from the Economist says it all. Of course, in the real world, the kind of real world, Superman would just wipe the floor with everyone. Am I right? Am I right?
TiVo has rolled out an impressively small Mini set-top box.
Gothica features Frankenstein and Dracula melodrama.
Roku has unveiled its latest media streaming box.
Sonos has designed a number of impressive multiroom digital music systems over the past few years.
The Chinese government is reportedly considering lifting its 13-year ban on video games consoles.
XDA Dev member puts together some fool-proof instructions for quad-booting a Nook.
Both the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PS3 have been around for an embarrassingly long time.
Each year, one of the biggest and most packed categories of products at CES in Las Vegas is the television space.
Hisense is at CES 2013 in Las Vegas this week showcasing a lineup of slick televisions, including a massive 110-inch UHD unit and next-gen smart TVs.
The first Google TV set-top box to hit the market was the Logitech Revue way back when.
LG has unveiled a rather interesting television set at CES 2013.