It has been over a week since the release of the Xbox 360, so how did it do? Well, IGN laid it all out and it's a pretty fair assessment except that they blame Sony for the disc scratches (which my readers should know is really the user's fault) and their overall score seems to contradict the sum of the parts and favor Microsoft. Still, it's worth a read. Also worth a read is the letter that Condy Rice sent to the EU to put a rest to their initiative to wrestle control of ICANN from the United States. I agree with Ms. Rice, for once, and I think we've been doing a good job, and an American dude invented the Internet. Back to games though, do you remember that Illinois ban on selling video games to minors? Guess what? A federal court judge effectively called them morons and overruled it as an unjustified restriction of free speech. The system works! If you buy your computer from retail stores than read this post and beware because it's easy for someone who's not tech-savvy to fall into such a trap. Lastly, Nielsen has finally decided to modify their ratings system to take into account when shows are watched (within 6 hours, a few days, a week, etc.) in light of new technology such at TiVo and the improved iTunes store. This is a big step in that it restores control to the viewers, which will hopefully mean better programming.
Who do you think reigned supreme at the box office this weekend? If you guessed Aeon Flux then you're not too bright because it only pulled in $13.1 million while Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire kept its lead up for one more week at $20.5 million. That is a steep drop off for the film, but it has been three weeks now. The only other notable thing about it is that Walk the Line impressively managed to clutch #3 with $10 million. Bryan Singer is a true geek at heart and after he finishes Superman Returns and Logan's Run, his heart is set on a Star Trek movie. I'm not a Trekkie myself, but I'd be interested in whatever he comes up with. There's a weird poster online for Grandma's Boy, which I ordinarily wouldn't mention except that it's a slow movie weekend. Lastly, we have proof that Rocky 6 is in the works and I must say that I'm amazed at Stallone's physical shape:
Now for some Unconscious Mutterings:
I say ... and you think ... ?
- Vagina::Genitals (there's no way I'm saying the first thing that came to mind)
- More to come::Next time