There seems to be a flurry of Simpsons related gaming news today, with Microsoft announcing a severely limited edition Xbox 360 Pro console in burn-out-your-retinas yellow and the guys over at Kotaku having a good look at the upcoming Electronic Arts title, Simpsons: The Game.
House of Cards owes a bit of its popularity to binge watching. Once a season is dropped, we can watch as much or little as we like in one sitting. It’s the same reason other shows have stood the test of time; we can binge-watch in syndication for fun, or catch up with a series as it heads into a new season. But just how long will it take you to watch Game of Thrones before the April 15 Season 5 debut? Better clear a weekend.
The LEGO Movie, despite its lack of an Oscar, is a fantastic movie that has won the hearts of many viewers. It's no surprise, then, that a second movie has been given the thumbs up. That's nothing new, but word that Rob Schrab of "Community" fame is on board to direct is and shows solid progress in what is looking to be a long and possibly delayed development. This will end up being his career's feature directorial debut, marking a solid milestone in his already successful career.
Invites have just been sent out to the press inviting them to a showing of Google's first team-up project with the toymakers at Mattel. This event will take place on the 14th of February, the first official day of NYC Toy Fair. While Toy Fair will be held by the Toy Industry Association, Inc at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center, this Google / Mattel event will be held off-site - just about 2 miles away, as it were, but still off-site and not officially associated.
The war of the tiny media sharers continues. Instagram has had an internal update which allows videos shared to the service to loop. Just like Vine, whenever you tap the "play" button on an Instagram video, you're going to be watching that video over and over and over again, prompting Vince super-sharers to trade services. If they do so dare, of course. This is the next step in Social Networking, after all - adding ALL the features of competing services to do better than they.
What can't you make with LEGOs? We've seen a functional mech sleeve, an inexpensive braille printer, even a rotating iPhone dock. And that's not to mention the movie and other entertainment that has been LEGO-fied. It only makes sense, then, that someone would tackle Game of Thrones, and those someones have done so in a very big way: with a massive full-scale replica of the series' world Westeros, complete with a huge white wall and Tyrion Lannister perched upon it...relieving himself.
Did you expect anything less? Netflix has announced yet another upcoming show, this one being Bill Burr's animated series "F is for Family." The show is said to revolve around Burr's comedy, taking place in the 70s when all sorts of things banned today were commonplace ("a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport," Netflix points out). Each episode will be 30 minutes long, and The Simpsons writer Michael Price is on-board.
Xbox One owners will be able to access shows like Sleepy Hollow, New Girl, and Almost Human as of today, as the Fox Now app lands on the next-gen console. The service will give Xbox One users access to new episodes of shows the day after they air on broadcast TV, Fox says, with select subscribers getting full back-catalog access as well.