Artie Lange talks about the new improved Howard Stern. Artie needs to just get over the whole Howard Stern thing. It was a job , Sirius and The Howard Stern Show is a business and he screwed up. The people you work for are NOT your friends and Artie worked for Howard and Sirius and they don’t owe him anything. With the change Howard has no anger left in his life, he’s no longer the angry Howard we all knew. it’s just a shock to everybody’s system the change in The Howard Stern Show and Howard himself. Artie needs to just get over The Howard Stern stuff and i’m talking as a Howard Stern fan . Its just a job, you did it and you screwed up and that’s it….Move on ! Here is Artie talking about Howard and The Howard Stern Show :
The Wall Street Journal reports that AT&T has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner for more than $80 billion. News of the merger first surfaced on Friday, when Reuters and Bloombergreported that the deal could top $85 billion. If successful, AT&T will gain control of huge entertainment and news brands including HBO, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and CNN, and resembles efforts by competing ISPs in recent years to create enormous media conglomerates.
Other similar mergers include the Comcast / NBC Universal, which completed in 2011, and Verizon’s purchase of AOL in 2015, and Yahoo this year. AT&T’s deal with Time Warner follows another major acquisition last year, when it acquired DirecTV for $48.5 billion
Like other huge media consolidations, this merger has significant implications for the internet and the entertainment industry. As ISPs have expanded their holdings, they have found themselves competing directly with major content creators like Netflix. And while one substantial complaint of the ISP market is lack of competition, vertical integration forces ISPs to compete with other companies both as distributors and content creators, which has created some awkward situations for consumers.
According to the Journal, the deal is expected to be announced tonight
What will this bring to the world of entertainment???
With the countdown and return of WWE Hell In A Cell show on October 30th, this show can work out as one of the best shows of the year. The card this year is stacked with Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins and Charlotte Vs. Sasha Banks in the first ever women’s Hell In A Cell title match. I will have a full preview and predictions as time gets closer to the events. Here are some of the best highlights of WWE Hell In A Cell through the years :
Just released is this Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Sneak Peek video along with a new poster for you to feast your eyes on.
We have some bits of comedy in the sneak peek. We see a sign “Space Suits for Emergency” and then added under that “Or for Fun”! The video features prominently a pop song “I Can’t Spot this feeling, inside of me”. The dialog is saying “There are two types of being in the Universe, those that dance and those that do not”.
A couple of captions pop up saying “The Galaxy”, “won’t save itself”.
We see all of the main characters, namely: Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana).
However there is still no actual date for the release. All we have been told the film will be released next year, 2017. In the middle of the video there is a caption reading “This Summer”. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 sneak peek video, at the end, seems merely confirm the movie is “Coming Soon
The new poster features Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) with some new punk friends. We used a section of that as our feature image for this article. The full poster can be found below.
We are also have below the image that was released to mark the start of production. This was a little while ago, back on February 17th 2016. There is also the logo treatment below
After more than a year and a half of speculation, we finally know what Nintendo’s NX project is: the Nintendo Switch. The company revealed the first details today via a three-minute video posted to its website. You can watch it above, and read our breakdown of the trailer here.
The Switch isn’t a surprise to anyone who’s been following rumors surrounding the system. It is, as has been reported, a hybrid device — the console itself is essentially a tablet, yet it’s designed to be hooked up to a TV for home use. The tablet has two controller modules that attach onto the side for regular portable play, and they can be detached for on-the-go multiplayer or attached together to form something that resembles a regular controller.
It is simultaneously low-key and extraordinarily ambitious. Here are a few quick thoughts based on the trailer.
- The name is good! It’s catchy, it conveys the core concept, and it’s altogether new. That’s three points over the Wii U, at least.
- The hardware is… complex. Nintendo has its work cut out explaining how on earth these controllers are going to be used in practice. The video’s scenario of two Switch systems with four split controllers being used to play an NBA game beside an actual basketball court late at night seems impractical, to say the least. And attaching the controllers to the tablet had better be as effortless as the video makes it seem.
- The system isn’t aimed at kids. At least, that’s not how Nintendo wants to position it right now. The trailer is all about how the Switch’s versatility helps it slot into the lives of the types of busy, young, mostly male adults you’d find in a typical tech company’s ads.
- We still know almost nothing about the Switch’s power. The tablet base unit has actual vents, which is unusual for a mobile device and possibly puts the custom Nvidia chip in the ballpark of the Shield Android TV. As for the screen’s resolution or overall quality — or even if it’s touch-sensitive — we’ll have to wait for further announcements. But moving to mobile hardware is probably a smart decision, because Nintendo has been technically outgunned for the past two console generations without having many advantages to show for the low-power approach.
All in all, the Switch looks like a unique product that will no doubt serve as an effective canvas for Nintendo’s frequently dazzling software output over the next few years. It’s a smarter, more flexible realization of the Wii U concept, and I’m going to buy one.
But then I always was, and it’s reasonable to wonder who else will. The Wii U, which was largely a disaster for Nintendo, traded on a similar but less practical hybrid approach where the tablet-style controller only worked inside the home and was used differently across various games. It was mishandled at every level, causing Nintendo to squander the dominant position it attained with the Wii.
Nintendo’s genius with the Wii was to identify and define an untapped userbase, resulting in what was to all intents and purposes a market of one — tens of millions of people bought Wiis that would never have considered an Xbox. But by the time the Wii U launched, that userbase had moved on; the rise of mobile gaming appeared to have captured the same type of customer that would have been interested in a casual console. Or there was the possibility that the Nintendo Wii’s success was more like a novel toy than a game console.
The Wii U was a feeble effort to keep up with the shift of non-traditional gamers to touchscreen gaming, seeing Nintendo losing its nerve and chasing the puck rather than skating to where it was going to be. The system was slow, the tablet hardware was laughable, and the platform was archaic. As a vector for excellent software for Nintendo fans, it was well worth buying; for almost anyone else, it wasn’t. Since its late 2012 launch it’s sold just 13 million units, the lowest figure for any Nintendo home console by some distance.
I don’t know if the Switch can sell any fewer than 13 million units — my suspicion is that that figure isn’t a great deal larger than the absolute baseline of Nintendo fans who will buy every system no matter what. But how many more can it sell?
Twin Peaks returns to television on 2017 on Showtime. The reunion show reunites Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan with most of the old cast of the late 90’s television series. Series creator David Lynch is back and i’m sure he will shock us and rock us to our core, as he did 25 years ago with Twin Peaks..Here are some previews :
Two solid shows from WWE this week….Raw with the return of Goldberg and the rise of James Ellsworth on SmackdownLive. The WWE shows are finally finding their feel as different brands. The WWE Hell In The Cell looks like a solid card that is coming at the end of the month. Rumor has it that Goldberg will face Lesnar at Survivor Series, i’m like EH about that because the hype of this match should be handled at The Royal Rumble or Mania. Well Here are the highlights of SmackdownLive and RAW!!!!
Rick’s Cabaret New York 11th Anniversary Oct. 18-22
Rick’s Cabaret New York, the upscale gentlemen’s club in midtown Manhattan at 50 West 33rd Street, will celebrate its 11th Anniversary with four days and nights of non-stop parties Tuesday, October 18, 2016 through Saturday, October 22, 2016.
The three story club, noted for its luxurious design, VIP amenities, gourmet steakhouse, and roof top cigar lounge and garden, will feature over 100 beautiful entertainers nightly.
Howard Stern Show character “Ronnie the Limo Driver” will be “Special Guest Host” Thursday night, welcoming all to the festivities. The parties will run from 11 AM until 4 AM daily.
Acclaimed Executive Chef Franklin Edwards is preparing some specialty food items to commemorate the occasion.
Located just one block from Madison Square Garden and across the street from the Empire State Building, Rick’s Cabaret New York was named “the #1 strip club in New York” by Playboy.com. It is popular with businessmen, professionals, pro athletes, and celebrities, and has become a favorite tourist attraction. Please visit http://www.ricksnewyorkcity.com
WWE suspended Diva Paige asks former WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio’s hand in marriage in the middle of a wrestling ring. Paige and Del Rio are becoming the new “It couple” and its a strange pairing but whatever floats their boat. I doubt we will see Paige back in a WWE ring , I think as soon as her suspension is over we are going to get the customary wish you the best in your future endeavors Paige. But the WWE can swerve and bring back both Del Rio and Paige and do some kind of good wrestling angle where she is his manager. Time will tell what happens to that happy couple. Congratulations to the happy couple. Here is the video of Paige on her knees :
With the release of the new Playstation VR, I was thinking back on the beginnings of the video game. I came from the generation of the Atari 2600 where there were tennis games like above, pong, centipede and we thought this was amazing. The feeling then of playing video games was something novel it was a totally new industry. No more going to the local arcades to play games, and at the arcades in the 80’s I pretty much stuck with the pinball machines now you barely hear or see anymore about pinball.
I graduated from the Atari 2600 to the commodore 64 because my parents thought it would help me in school with the different programs for math , which I had some difficulty in . I think I had many one math program for the Commodore and a bunch of video games. My favorite game for the Commodore was the WWE Micro League Wrestling.
Now as you can see by the above video, the game was slow as hell compared to today’s WWE 2k17. But it was a real match that was just made digital and I loved every minute of it. This is all we had, so it was great to us, now I played the same game and was like WTF!!!…But there was a wow factor in these games of Commodore and Atari that is not there in today’s world and today’s video games. We have been made to accustomed to technology where even virtual reality is now like EH its good…..whats next??
I wish we could go back to the time when things had that WOW factor . Maybe we need a new technology to come out like holograms or something to give us that WOW factor back. The Atari and Commodore were the front runners of everything you see today. From Frogger, Tennis, Pong, Micro League Wrestling they were all the granddaddy’s of today’s technology. We need the WOW factor back in technology….What will bring that back????
Since the arrival of flat-screen TVs, there’s not been a whole lot to get excited about in the world of televisions – how many ways can you improve on a big slab of glass, after all? Well, how about by making it almost invisible when you’re not using it?
That’s the thinking behind a new prototype from Panasonic that’s just been shown off at the CEATEC electronics expo in Japan this week. When switched on, it’s just like a normal TV. When switched off, it’s as transparent as glass, meaning you can see the wall or shelving behind.
Panasonic describes it as the “future of display screens” – although as you might expect, the company’s staying tight-lipped about the technology behind its transparent TV, just in case its competitors have something similar in mind.
According to Mat Smith at Engadget, the screen is made from a fine mesh embedded in a glass panel.
You can slide the panel around too, at least in Panasonic’s demo clip, where the TV performs double duty glass pane of a cabinet:
Because it can be moved around, you can easily get at shelves behind it, or adjust the height of the display depending on who’s watching.
Importantly, the screen uses the latest OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology, where each pixel lights itself (rather than being lit from behind).
Traditionally, OLED panels put a thin layer of plastic between two electrodes on top of a glass slab. Because of this, when the electric signal disappears, the slab can look virtually transparent.
OLED technology requires very little power too, which is why panels like this can be so thin. Eventually, tech firms are hoping to develop flexible OLED screensthat you can bend or even roll away.
And this isn’t just for your favourite crime drama or soap opera either – Panasonic’s marketing spiel envisions people using the display to control smart home devices, play music, or maybe even set the mood with a series of themed images.
Panasonic originally showed off the technology at CES in Las Vegas earlier in the year, but the company’s engineers say the latest version of their invisible television looks even more transparent when switched off, and brighter when switched on.
Unfortunately, despite the progress they’re making, it looks like it won’t be ready to buy for another three years or so, according to company representatives.
But that might actually be a good thing – it’ll give us some time to save up for it.
WWE 2K17 released this past week by the WWE and 2K is the game that could have been great. It’s an entertaining game and the moves and the likeness of the characters are flawless , its just the lack of innovation from the previous 2K16 is major. Here are the pro’s and con’s of WWE 2K17.
The Pro’s :
- The characters moves, the moves on the wrestlers are flawless it feels like you are in a real WWE ring. The characters seem faster in the ring than in previous versions. This is one thing I do really like about the game.
- They did away with the quest to Wrestlemania and they have incorporated it into the WWE Universe for the game. This has streamlined the game and made it fun to play, as you guide through the months with Raw and Smackdown on your way to Wrestlemania.
The Con’s :
- Same old same old story lines in the game in the Universe mode. The characters turn on each other but all the stories and moves of these are just from 2K16. There is no innovation as they just copy 2K16 down to the same commentators of Cole and Lawler and Lawler hasn’t worked RAW or Smackdown in at least a year. What happened to the new WWE announcers , also would have been great to have some backstage interviews with the wrestlers before the matches started, or just some backstage drama.
- The game needs to feel like you are a part of the WWE and they need to incorporate all the things that I described up above. Backstage segments or have during Raw a highlight reel with Jericho or something to make it more exciting for the player, instead of the same old thing.
There you have it WWE 2k17 a good game but they could have made it great with just some more . Hopefully WWE 2k18 has more interaction for the home player, I just hope so .
Many superfans say that Howard Stern and The Howard Stern Show changed from the rebel rock star to America’s sweetheart on America’s Got Talent. What changed Howard Stern??? I think it was a variety of factors that led to the change. Now if you don’t know i’ve been a superfan of Howard since the early 80’s and been through all the Howard changes.
One factor in the change is his life he is finally happy in his life with Beth and their fostering of the animals. Back in the day Howard and his first wife Allison he always mentioned he would lock himself in the basement for hours, just to be alone. Now with Beth he is finally content in his family life.
Another factor is America’s Got Talent, with AGT we got the sanitized cleaned up version of Howard great for middle America. With AGT the show changed a lot , as people who never heard Howard before but loved him on AGT. This move to AGT affected the show and changed Howard.
Now many people blame Marci Turk is changing Howard and the show , now I think with Howard controlling his show for over thirty years I can’t see Howard having somebody else have the final say of what he says and does. Many people blame Marci but the only person controlling The Howard Stern Show is the one it is named for and stars.
Another change was Howard’s acceptance into the world of the celebrities. Being with Jimmy Kimmel and Jennifer Anniston and the other A list celebrities brought a change to Howard. No longer was he the outsider looking in through the window, now he was the one invited to sit at the table.
Everything eventually changes, and if you don’t change you wither away and die, and Howard has recreated himself a lot of the years . With this new Howard we have gotten a lot of good eye opening interviews , as with the change has brought forward a better interview style with Howard as he seems more calm to be in the presence of celebrities and can have them open to him more than any other interviewer out there.
We the fans would LOVE to see the old rebel come back and rally against someone or something again , and hopefully if Howard Stern reads this maybe he can bring back the angry Howard for at least one time before the show goes dark forever.
One of the great joys of a new gadget is the ritual unboxing: inside that box containing a smartphone or virtual reality headset is a world of possibilities. And it turns out unboxings can be just as fun when the gadget in question is really old.
As part of a retrospective series on The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo’s Japanese site recently posted a number of photos of the inside of a company storage room. That may not sound all that exciting, but it turns out the room contains a number of virtually untouched Famicom consoles still in their original boxes. (The Famicom is the Japanese version of the NES, which first launched in 1983 — and will soon be available as an adorable plug-and-play mini-console.) It’s joined by a stack of Disk Systems, a Famicom add-on that made it possible to use floppy discs with the console.
Not only is the post a great look at a near-mint-condition 30-year-old console, it ends on the best possible note: it still works! The unseen Nintendo employee manages to hook one of the consoles up to a nearby tube TV to play, what else, some Legend of Zelda.
Casey You SUCK! I was a big fan of yours, now that you did that stupid video of you loving rotten crooked Hillary Clinton, I’m going to stop watching your videos! GO TRUMP and F@#$ you
Are you still for her ??? Hillary will do anything for a dollar and laughs about a 12 year old child who was raped??
Hillary Clinton Laughs While Discussing Defense of Child Rapist
Watch the official second trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in which Jyn Erso leads a group of unlikely heroes to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters December 16, 2016.
I don’t know how I feel about this movie after seeing the second trailer for it, it looks action packed but i’m like eh we’ve seen it all before . Time will tell if its any good.
Thousands of people gathered in the Big Apple for what could very be the best New York Comic Con yet. With movie star appearances and top notch cosplay, the celebration was the grandest party for superfans from around the world to come together and let their geek flags fly.
Here’s everything you missed at NYCC…
1. The amazing cosplay
The best part of every NYCC is always the cosplay. Fans spends months designing looks to transform into their favorite movie, comic book and anime characters with extreme detail. Harley Quinn, Deadpool and Overwatch characters were amongst the favorites this year.
Even those who chose not to dress up at least have new inspiration for their Halloween costume.
2. The Comic Con-only exclusives
When the biggest enthusiasts of every fandom gather in one place, they expect only the best. Luckily, this year’s NYCC was no short of juicy exclusives.
The folks at the Marvel booth revealed an exclusive ‘Iron First’ trailer and introduced fans to the the members of ‘The Defenders’ which included Sigourney Weaver. ‘The Walking Dead’ panel alluded to a key character death in the start of season. And ‘Power Rangers’ had its biggest NYCC in recent memory with a huge booth on the convention floor and movie trailer debut at Madison Square Garden.
3. Conversations with industry legends
NYCC is one of the only place where fans can meet face to face with the writers, artists and actors that create their favorite worlds, and this year was no short of talent.
My Chemical Romance frontman turned DC Comics writer Gerard Way celebrated his new DC imprint, Young Animal. YouTube star Joey Graceffa signed copies of his new book ‘Children of Eden’. And the cast of ‘Teen Wolf’ talked about their upcoming sixth and final season.
Whether it was signed editions of your favorite comic books and manga or accessories to complete your perfect cosplay, Comic Con housed the best goodies for purchasing and drooling over.
Everyone loves cosplay, but kids do it the best. NYCC has become a gathering for families and superfans of all ages, meaning cute superhero costumes everywhere. Shout out to all the NYCC parents starting their kids off young!
The Donald Trump campaign put up their latest ads blasting Hillary Clinton and her fortitude and determination to handle being President Of The United States. If you support Hillary ask yourself do you feel safe for you and your family in today’s world?????
Whenever a collection of classic games is released, I always find myself picking it up. Despite not usually having nostalgia for these retro packages (as my first console was the Genesis), I enjoy learning more about the medium that I love, and they’re typically a good way to experience games that I missed out on. Unfortunately, a lot of these end up being hit-or-miss; for every one game I end up loving, there are often a handful of titles that are only interesting to look at through a historical lens.
The latest retro video game collection comes in the form of Atari Flashback Classics Volume 1. This $20 collection features 50 games in total, with 9 being arcade games, and 41 Atari 2600-era titles. Since the games are the reason why anyone would pick this up, and there are way too many of them to touch on individually, here’s the full list of arcade titles: Black Widow, Centipede, Liberator, Lunar Lander, Millipede, Pong, Space Duel, Tempest, and Warlords.
Meanwhile, here are the 41 Atari 2600 games: 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe, Air-Sea Battle, Backgammon, Basketball, Black Jack, Bowling, Canyon Bomber, Centipede, Circus Atari, Combat, Combat Two, Desert Falcon, Dodge ‘Em, Fatal Run, Football, Home Run, Human Cannonball, Millipede, Miniature Golf, Pong Sports, Quadrun, Radar Lock, Realsports Boxing, Realsports Football, Realsports Soccer, Realsports Volleyball, Save Mary, Slot Machine, Slot Racers, Sprintmaster, Star Raiders, Steeplechase, Stunt Cycle, Super Baseball, Super Football, Swordquest EarthWorld, Swordquest FireWorld, Swordquest WaterWorld, Tempest, Warlords, and Yars’ Revenge.
As you can see, 50 games is a lot. The biggest name on the list would be arcade hits like Centipede, Pong, Tempest and Warlords, but the Atari 2600 list isn’t too shabby either. Volume 1 features both of the Combat games (although I’d only recommend playing the original, as the iconic tank combat game’s sequel seems like a total step backwards from the simple fun that the original offers), and a lot of sports games. One thing that Atari did a deviously good job at was splitting the must-have titles between Volume 1 and Volume 2, making sure that retro fans would pick up both.
The big issue that past collections have had is properly controlling the games given the change in input devices. A lot of these games used the Atari 2600’s paddle controller, which hasn’t been seen in decades (besides the super rad Nintendo DS accessory Taito put out). Games like Pong and Warlords feel terrible when using an analog stick, as it just doesn’t offer the precision needed for those titles. That’s a problem that Atari Flashback Classics has to tackle, and I feel like they’ve done a pretty solid job even if they didn’t completely solve the issue.
Each paddle game can be played in three ways: A) with the analog stick where it resets to the center after the player lets go of the stick, B) using the D-pad to move the paddle and then holding it there (it doesn’t reset position), and C) using the DualShock 4’s touchpad as a replacement paddle. I found using the touchpad to generally be the best solution (although it varies from game to game), and I actually had a good time playing these titles that are hard to port. It isn’t perfect, but it’s far better than giving players a single option.
Since Atari Flashback Classics is primarily comprised of games from the late ’70s and early ’80s, I was expecting a lot of the games to be dated. That is definitely the case, and quite frankly a lot of the offerings here are titles that I booted up once and never had any desire to play again. That said, while they offer little in the fun department, they do have plenty of historical value and seeing them preserved is great. I’ll never play Black Jack or Slot Machine again, but I’m glad they’re available.
Some of the surprise stand-outs of Volume 1 ended up being Save Mary, a game where I attempted to save a young girl (who I assume is named Mary) from drowning by lowering blocks she could climb, and Fatal Run, a racing game released in 1989 (yes, somehow the 2600 was still getting new games just a few years before I was born). While neither are as good as Tempest or Millipede, they’re games that I would’ve never played if it wasn’t for this collection, and I feel like that’s why these packages are so important.
While there are probably only a dozen games or so that I actually enjoyed playing (such as 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe, a game I’ve put probably 30 rounds into and lost every single time), that’s more than enough for me. This clearly isn’t about playing the latest and greatest games, it’s about taking a look at the history of gaming, and in that aspect, it totally succeeds.
There are also some really nice extras added in on the presentation side. Players can view the manuals for all of the Atari 2600 titles, which is a really cool and thoughtful thing to do. There is one issue, though, as sadly the photo viewer’s instructions can’t be hidden from the screen, so the bottom of the manuals are often obscured when zoomed in. That’s a bummer, but hopefully it’ll get fixed in a patch. Another awesome touch is that the game’s cartridge artwork are shown when selecting each title. It’s the small things that make a collection like this feel like a labor of love, and not a cash grab on nostalgia.
Finally, there are some great modern additions such as online multiplayer for games (you can even play games while you wait for someone to join your online lobby), and online leaderboards for the arcade games. The multiplayer is where I feel like the game really shines because even if Realsports Boxing is terrible in 2016, I still managed to laugh hysterically while playing it with a buddy. It’s also pretty cool to see that I’m apparently the number 6 player of Black Widow in the entire world (despite being terrible at it). While it doesn’t go as far as Microsoft’s Game Room did in allowing players to view the replays of high-score runs, it’s still a great addition.
Obviously, this package won’t be for everyone. But if you’re looking for a solid way to play Tempest and Centipede, or just looking to learn about the Atari 2600, then I easily recommend this solid retro collection.
This review is based on the PS4 version, which we were provided with.