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The recent PlayStation Network outages have affected more than just downloadable content and online gaming- online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, the latter of which has reportedly given PlayStation 3 users a refund for this past week of PSN outages:
Unfortunately, due to the outage on PlayStation® Network, Hulu Plus
subscribers cannot currently access the application on the PS3. We
understand this is frustrating, and we are looking forward to Sony
restoring access to the application as soon as possible. In the
meantime, we'd like to offer you a 1-week credit toward your Hulu Plus
subscription. In order to automatically redeem your credit, please click here at any time within the next two weeks.
You can still continue to watch your favorite shows on many other
devices - the full list of devices is available here. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We're happy to help however we can.
The Hulu Team
More information: You can read Sony's official statement on the
PlayStation Network outage here
Please note: No personal Hulu Plus account information was compromised
as part of the Sony intrusion.
Hulu makes no mention of this offer in their blog...
Terminator 5 coming? Arnold Schwarzenneger is back, as he promised in Terminator 2 - directed by Fast Five director, Justin Lin?
Terminator 5 is being shopped around in Hollywood right now, the package includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Justin Lin directing and comes in at a sweet minimum of $25 million up-front against a purchase price near $36 million - hold on while I pull my credit card out.
Lin is quite the director now which is putting him in a very good position to lead Arnold in another Terminator movie with his Fast Five international grosses being huge and the expectations of the strong domestic opening on Friday has him being targeted (by Skynet?) to direct this movie. Shouldn't be long until we have some definite news on this!
Deal of the Day: Monster Cable MCC AVL300 Home Theater & Lighting Universal Remote Control for $59.99 plus Shipping
Our Deal of the Day today is the Computer Geeks - Monster Cable MCC AVL300 Home Theater & Lighting Universal Remote Control for $59.99 plus Shipping!.
Offer: This is a great deal on the Monster MCC AVL300 universal home theater & lighting remote control. It's a rebadge of the highly rated Logitech Harmony 890 remote. This RF remote control includes a battery recharging dock, features a color LCD panel, and can control up to 15 A/V devices and 6 entertainment centers around the house.
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Sharp's unique press conference "Spectacularge" announced its new 70-inch LC-70LE732U is now the largest LCD HDTV on the market. The screen is powered by Quattron four color pixels, full LED backlighting, Netflix, CinemaNow, Vudu Apps and DLNA access just to name a few - but it does not include 3D.
This will be solved with new models of 70-inch LCDs from Sharp that are reported to ship this summer. Price wise it's actually not too bad with an MSRP of $3799.
Peter Jackson is shooting "The Hobbit" at 48fps, the movie industry gets a glimmer of hope for quality changes
The man of many Lord of the Ring fans wet dreams, Peter Jackson, is currently shooting The Hobbit and has taken some time out of his busy schedule to update the official Facebook account with some info on The Hobbit. He posted some production photos and an article explaining why he has decided to shoot the two-part Lord of the Rings prequel at 48 frames per second. He even took time to address critics of the move to 48fps:
Film purists will criticize the lack of blur and strobing artifacts, but all of our crew-many of whom are film purists-are now converts. You get used to this new look very quickly and it becomes a much more lifelike and comfortable viewing experience. It's similar to the moment when vinyl records were supplanted by digital CDs. There's no doubt in my mind that we're heading towards movies being shot and projected at higher frame rates. Warner Bros. have been very supportive, and allowed us to start shooting THE HOBBIT at 48 fps, despite there never having been a wide release feature film filmed at this higher frame rate. We are hopeful that there will be enough theaters capable of projecting 48 fps by the time The Hobbit comes out where we can seriously explore that possibility with Warner Bros.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Samsung WiFi Ready Blu-Ray Player for $90.99 with Free Shipping.
Offer: The coupon knocks off an additional $21 on top of the $68 savings but will probably not last long so get it quick while it's still good. Use promo code: EMCKGHE29 (expires 3/31/11, login or join for free)
News is floating around that LionsGate is looking to bring the Cube series back to life in the form of a 3D-based movie, be it a prequel, sequel or reboot. If you haven't seen Cube, you're missing out on an amazing movie.
Cube was the Saw movie of the 90's, before Saw was cool and pumping up $100 million weekends, Cube was a small hit from 1997 that spawned two follow-up movies in 2002 and 2004.The movie was a horror/thriller with a twist, that featured a group of people trying to escape a number-coded series of rooms which were booby-trapped, all within a maze-like structure.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Samsung SSG-P3100M Megamind 3D Starter Kit - $177.99 Shipped Free!.
Offer: The Buy.com product page doesn't really tell you much, but a quick Google of the product model gave us these details:
You get two pairs of battery-powered Samsung 3D Active Glasses, designed to work with your Samsung 3D HDTV. The kit also includes the first three Shrek movies, all remastered in 3D.
Includes: Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third Blu-ray 3D discs - all have been re-mastered in 3D
Includes: 2 pairs Samsung 3D Active Glasses Model: SSG-3100GB
Includes: Mail-in coupon for Shrek Forever After Blu-ray 3D disc
Includes: Mail-in coupon for Megamind Blu-ray 3D disc
It's a great deal at just $177.99 shipped free! This kit typically runs over $300!
Apollo 18 is a movie filmed in the "found footage" documentary style which involves the story of the Apollo 18 undocumented and covert mission to the moon which reveals other life forms which are quite disturbing.
The movie is produced by Night Watch/Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov with the movie poster teasing "There's a Reason We've Never Gone Back To The Moon." It's like the love child of Paranormal Activity and Alien and actually looks quite good.
The trailer for Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class has hit the internet. The movie is described as a "Casino Royale-style prequel/reboot of the comic book series".
The story of First Class "charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events." The trailer looks quite impressive, with a tonne of action scenes that I'm looking forward to seeing. I think it will at least be better than the third X-Men movie.