DC Comics Digital Pricing

Posted on June 26th, by raymond padilla in Comics. 3 comments

DC Universe 2011 reboot JLA DC Comics Digital Pricing

As I mentioned last week, DC Comics will be undergoing a universe-wide reboot on August 31, 2011. RPadholic smartguy mentioned that he was interested in same-day releases for digital comics so I thought I’d do some research for him. Digital versions of DC Comics will initially cost the same as their print counterparts: $2.99 for standard issues and $3.99 for over-sized issues. After four weeks, the digital prices will drop by $1.

Additionally, DC is experimenting with a combo pack for Justice League #1. A special edition for … continued

People Love Final Cut Pro X, People Hate Final Cut Pro X

Posted on June 25th, by raymond padilla in Geek Stuff. 4 comments

The reactions to Apple’s Final Cut Pro X have been fascinating. Some people absolutely love it and some people absolutely hate it. I think everyone is right. Before I explain why, enjoy the Conan O’Brien video above and let me give you an idea of my background with the Final Cut series.

I’ve been using Final Cut Pro since version 4.5. I was never a power editor and after years of experience, I can still do more with Adobe’s Premiere than Apple’s Final Cut. However, I had to learn … continued

Nokia Shows its First Windows Phone: Codename Sea Ray

Posted on June 24th, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech, Xbox 360. 5 comments

In what appears to be a staged “leak”, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop unveiled the company’s first Windows Phone model. Say hello to Sea Ray! Physically, the device is pretty much the same as the beautiful Nokia N9, but with an extra button. Watch the video above for a full presentation — including some Xbox Live avatar goodness — on the Nokia Sea Ray.

On a side note, I hope to be working with Nokia closely in the near feature. Part of it is because the company has really interesting … continued

Valve Updates Team Fortress 2 to a Freemium Game

Posted on June 24th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming. 3 comments

In an interesting and potentially brilliant move, Valve has made the highly popular Team Fortress 2 a free-to-play game. Gamers can play for free, but can also spend money — through Steam, naturally — on premium items.

The gambit is part of a huge shift in gaming; a lot of franchises are trying to evolve from boxed goods to games-plus-services. While Valve’s strategy is quite different from what Activision plans to do with Call of Duty and what Electronic Arts has planned for Battlefield, Team Fortress 2 shifting … continued

Coffee Talk #368: LulzSec — Internet Heroes or Anarchists?

Posted on June 24th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Geek Stuff, Today's Specials. 25 comments
Renowned hacker group LulzSec caused quite a stir when it announced its "Chinga La Migra" initiative on Twitter yesterday. Protesting Arizona Senate Bill 1070 -- an anti-illegal immigration measure...

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Posted on June 24th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 16 comments

Dungeon Siege III What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I’m super tempted to start The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D this weekend, but I should save it for an upcoming trip to Hawaii. If I can fend off temptation for another week, I’ll be spending most of this weekend playing Dungeon Siege III. As noted in my review, the game is full of flaws — especially the crap multiplayer — but I’m still having fun with the solo campaign.

How about you? What’s on your weekend playlist?… continued