Amazon’s 69-Cent MP3 Gambit — Pure Genius?

Posted on May 6th, by raymond padilla in Music. 10 comments

Amazon MP3 Store logo Amazons 69 Cent MP3 Gambit    Pure Genius?

When Amazon first announced that it would start selling popular MP3 singles for 69 cents, I was mildly interested. A lot of the same songs cost $1.29 on iTunes and Amazon offers the benefit of streaming through its Cloud Player. I’ve returned to the 200+ list of 69-cent songs  Amazons 69 Cent MP3 Gambit    Pure Genius? several times in the last week…and usually find something new to buy. It’s…just…so…cheap!

Selling cheap MP3 singles helps Amazon on multiple levels. Obviously it helps the company combat Apple’s dominance in the digital music space. It also encourages consumers to … continued

Netflix Picks: Iron Man Extremis Motion Comics

Posted on May 6th, by raymond padilla in Comics, Movies. 1 Comment

It’s time for everyone to share their Netflix streaming movie recommendations! I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the Iron Man: Extremis motion comics. Based on the critically acclaimed run written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Adi Granov, Extremis tweaked Iron Man’s origin and gave him new abilities to play with. It’s great storytelling and art that’s brought to life by quality voice acting and slight animation.

My first taste of motion comics, Astonishing X-Men, was disappointing. Part of it was that the animation was poor; … continued

Thor: Bring the Thunder Flash Game Rules!

Posted on May 6th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming. 1 Comment

Thor Bring the Thunder Thor: Bring the Thunder Flash Game Rules!

Thor: Bring the Thunder is a charming Flash game that has the Norse god of thunder parading around in a Super Mario Bros.-like platform game. The game is perfect if you need some motivation to see the movie or are coming off the film’s high. It’s cute and fun.

While the sound effects are old school and appropriate, I enjoyed playing the game while MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This” was playing on my PC. It’s awesome when you time a Mjolnir attack with the lyrics of “Stop. Hammer time!!!”… continued

HTC Thunderbolt Review: LTE Speeds, Battery Life, and More

Posted on May 5th, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech, Not Reviews, Today's Specials. 28 comments

The HTC Thunderbolt lacks the dual-core power found in recent phones, but makes up for it with blazing fast Internet speeds on Verizon’s LTE network, mostly great build quality, outstanding call clarity, and a smoother version of Google Android thanks to HTC Sense. As long as you’re not looking for cutting edge performance and you don’t mind carrying a spare battery, the Thunderbolt will serve you well. It’s a great phone with a few minor flaws and one major one. Cue the D-Generation X music as I “break it down!!!”… continued

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Posted on May 5th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 76 comments

Pilotwings Resort What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I’m going to give Pilotwings Resort more time this weekend. I’ve liked what I’ve played, but I was expecting more. Perhaps a dedicated weekend of flying around in 3D will help me warm up to the Nintendo 3DS. Of course I’ll be playing games on my iPad 2 too. I’m still loving Civilization Revolution and Final Fantasy III on iPad. They’re both awesome, but in very different ways. Naturally all gaming activity will be dropped during the Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley fight on Saturday.

How about you? What’s on … continued

Coffee Talk #347: Your Least Favorite Console Launch

Posted on May 5th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Console Wars, Nintendo DS, Today's Specials, Videogames. 25 comments

I’m late to the party on the Nintendo 3DS…and I’m trying to figure out where the party is. As a frequent flyer and huge portable gamer, the 3DS is off to a disappointing start. What was your…