To the Batmobile! Oh how I miss that sentence. Batman was one of my favorite super heroes, and I wish I could afford his Batmobile. The Batmobile from Batman Forever was sold for $350k. John O'Quinn is the lucky winner of the auction at Kruse Inernational Auction. He’s a rich lawyer that made his big pile of greens from tobacco lawsuit settlement. O'Quinn bought more than just the Batmobile, he also snagged a 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo that was signed by a celebrity for a cool half million dollars, a 1938 Cadillac 90 that was used by the Vatican for $250k, and a 1941 Packard Super 8 Lebaron Limo that was used by Harry Truman and FDR for $289k.
Lawyer pays $350K for Batman Forever Batmobile [via autoblog]
This week we've had a look at what it means to be rolling with the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet with a full Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade. This isn't your everyday average upgrade - it's not like we're using the Nexus 9 that just happens to be branded by NVIDIA. Instead, this is the first non-Nexus tablet to receive the update, complete with NVIDIA's own apps under the hood. This is more than just a software update just for the sake of having the latest and greatest - this is a real-deal update of the abilities of the unit.
There have been a number of Batmobiles over the history of Batman's career, with the latest including the tank-like model from Christopher Nolan's trilogy, as well as the forthcoming model from Zack Snyder's upcoming movie. But now there is an opportunity to own the very first officially-licensed Batman vehicle, predating even the Lincoln that was used in the classic 1960's TV show.
It's not just Lollipop that NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet is getting, with NVIDIA GRID set to offer "Netflix for games" for the Android-based gaming tablet, and at a price that - for the moment, at least - can't be beat. Graduating from the beta that began almost a year ago, GRID effectively puts a whole server farm of GeForce GTX-equipped gaming PCs at SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Portable owners' service, streaming titles like Batman Arkham City and Borderlands 2 at 60fps to the pair of gaming handhelds.
Sources close the development of Warner Bros. Suicide Squad movie have tipped that Oscar winner and musician Jared Leto is being eyed to play The Joker in the DC comic book adaptation. Currently scheduled for release in August 2016, Suicide Squad sees a group of supervillains tasked by the government in an opportunity to right their past wrongs by taking on missions that may cost them their lives.
Batmobile replicas are nothing unusual -- they've been popping up for years, some of them going up for auction for generous sums of money, such as the one we saw last year. An Australian man has created his own replica, and it brings with it a unique twist: it is completely street legal, letting him drive it around wherever he'd like. Even better, the creator -- 29-year-old Zac Mihajlovic -- works with Make-A-Wish to dress up like Batman and let kids meet their favorite superhero in real life.
If the upcoming Steve Jobs film based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple co-founder had you excited because of Christian Bale’s involvement, take a knee. It seems the actor has pulled out of the film, with The Hollywood Reporter noting he felt he “wasn’t right” to play Jobs. Though nobody was officially signed to play Jobs, writer Aaron Sorkin previously said it was a lock we’d see Batman as Steve Jobs, noting a meeting took place, but no audition was required.
There's nothing like pressing "X" to pay respects to your best buddy after a lengthy, deadly battle. That's what the newest Call of Duty knows, and that's what the newest Call of Duty shows in Advanced Warfare's funeral. It's not the first time you've been able to "pay respects" to a fallen comrade in a game, but it is the most recent. And it's reminding us of the lines the video games cross on a regular basis. With Kevin Spacey, to boot.
The following review is going to be short and to the point. Not because it doesn't deserve more words, not because it's not an important product. We'd never do such a thing. Instead, this review is going to be short because there's not much to say that we didn't already say in our first Falcon Northwest Tiki review and subsequent crowning of the device as the best gaming PC of the year in 2013. Never mind the fact that it was actually unveiled before the year began.