Sunday, October 9, 2011

For a unified online "Rights" database for digital media

Right now, if you buy a movie from itunes in SD (standard definition), you paid for that, and that only. You do not have access to the other features (making of, etc), and you can only watcht the movie from the itunes compatible devices, in SD.

Wouldn't it be great if you could simply buy the "Rights" of a movie (or other media) in a unified database?

What I mean is that, if you buy a movie from itunes or any other stores, you would pay for the "Rights" of the movie instead of the file in itself. This mean that you would get access to all the other features found in the movie, to the SD version as well as all other versions (HD, 3D, etc) that exist, you get all the languages for that movie, and you can actually download the file from any store you want after you bought the right, and play if on any devices, nothing would then be locked in the format.

I understand that online download takes bandwidth and that cost money, but again, by pricing the online version the same as the printed version, it would pay itselft automatically. Instead of paying for the paper, the disc, the distribution and the losses, you would simply pay for the downloads instead (the bandwidth). As an exemple, if you buy "The Black Swan" 30$ from itunes, a part of those 30$ goes to the Store (itunes, the seller), a part goes the the unified database (this database streams the data for the Stores, so when you download a movie from itunes, it would actually download from the unified database, and this part of the money would pay for that), and a part goes to the Movie Studio (that made the movie).

This way, nobody could fear of loosing all of their content in the next years if a Store closes for exemple. Also, this would let us access more content, like when we buy the printed copy of a movie right now. And if the movie have a new version, like an extended version or a 3D version (or something more in the future), you could simply buy the rights of the new content instead of paying for the full movie again (e.g.: If the 3D version goes to sale, you could simply pay a 3$ fee to gain the Rights of the 3D version of the film that you already bought the original Rights).

What do you think? Would you be more inclined to buy movies and other media in a digital form?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Little Big Planet 2 Beta Voucher not working? Here is a trick to get the real one from the mail!

You had:


That's normal, they had a problem with the codes not appearing in the mail. Yes, but the code WAS in the source code of the mail, and now That's interresting! =D You want to find it and play? Simple;

**Gmail: you simply left-click the drop-down arrow a the upper right corner (next to "reply") and select, "view original" to see the source code.

And you'll see: "Use your voucher to enlist in the fun:
XXXX-XXXX-XXXX" (the Xs represent the real code)
**Hotmail: Click the drop-down menu (next to "reply") and select "view message source". Scroll down you'll find the same thing we saw with GMAIL.

And that's it, download your LBP2 Beta right now!!! =D

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gran Turismo 5 update v1.03 explaination

The  “My Lounge” options for online are giving you new choices for an online race:

“Mechanical Damage” setting with 3 level;
  • “None” – No mechanical damage.
  • “Light” – Mechanical parts can be damaged, but will “automatically be repaired after a short time has passed.”
  • “Heavy” – Mechanical damage will be more severe, and can only be repaired by making a pit stop. Damaged parts will be indicated with on-screen icons.

Is that it? For now it's all that's confirmed.

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Über violent Kratos featured in PS3's Mortal Kombat upcoming game

You read correctly, the new Mortal Kombat game, on the Playstation 3 version, will feature the star of the God of War serie, Kratos, said the Playstation Magasine (january edition).

He's gonna have his own fatalities (and we all know how brütal Kratos can be), moves, and battleground. The only thing lacking is a story mode for him (unless you consider the God of War games as his story mode ;).

Kratos should fit pretty well with the characters for the level of violence, blood and gore we can see in his own games. Nothing was said about other consoles exclusive characters possibilities (if they'll have exclusives).

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Nexus S is finally announed, officially, from the google's website, running android gingerbread 2.3

It's gonna run Android 2.3/Gingerbread, wich is gonna be faster (especially for start-up time) and full of new features.

Made by Samsung this time instead of HTC, we can wonder if the quality of the phone will be as good as the nexus one, at least for durability.

But enough of this talk, check the video and the link for direct infos.

And this is the link:!/index

The new Android 2.3 Gingerbread includes tons of new features, check the video below (really nice video);

Monday, December 6, 2010

Playstation Phone will be announced december 9 said numerous different french gaming magasines

Follow the link for a picture of the said conference ad (billboard);
You can read (in french):

« Pierre Perron et son équipe vous invitent à la présentation la plus attendue de ces 10 dernières années, Le jeudi 9 décembre à 20h. »

I'll traduct this in english by:
" Pierre Perron and his team are inviting you to the most anticipated presentation of the past 10 years, This Thursday december 9 at 20h."

And we can all see the playstation branded signs, including a new "phone" looking one.

Fake or not? Well, it's looking legit for now. We'll see the 9th.

Playstation phone using touchpads instead of thumbsticks?

Now that the Playstation phone is official (named the Zeus Z1, see the video under the post), we can talk about what it looks like. From the videos we can see that it's gonna have two upper triggers (L-trigger and R-trigger), the famous playstation D-Pad, the playstation buttons (X-[]-/-O), but most importantly, two thumbstick, the thing that everyone asked for from the playstation portable (PSP). But there is a catch. From what we've seen, it doesn't seem to stand out at all.
So, what are those thumbsticks? Well, from the looks of it, it seems like a touchpad instead. A touchpad with, not buttons, but with small centered ruggy "positionners" for your thumbs. Or is it those small round metal centers that are the touch pads?
Well, I'm wondering about the usability of those. Simple the thumbsticks are the most used parts in recent games, we can only hope that it's gonna be responsive like we're used to with playstation technology. Because we all know how responsive are touch screens for gaming...
(I mean, for "real" gaming). 
So what do you think? Are touch pads as good for your gaming needs as physical thumbsticks (analog sticks)?