Date registered: November 21, 2011
Steve is the host of the TYG Podcast and a founding member of the site. He enjoys stuff and things.
Aug 02 2012
Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011-) is a live-action web series premised upon the popular video game franchise. Backed by Warner Brothers, it has perhaps the highest production value of any web series to date — seriously, this isn’t some homemade shit.
Why talk about something that’s a year old? The answer is distribution. Most of us associate web series with free, and Mortal Kombat: Legacy is no exception, though the first (and currently the only) season is now also available for purchase on iTunes. We’re talking $14.99 for 9 episodes and a featurette or $3.49 per episode — a bit steep for a series you can watch on YouTube and whose episodes range from 8-13 minutes in duration. A second season is in the works and perhaps this is some sort of transitional period to a paid model.
The bottom line is that if you’re a fan of the franchise and haven’t seen the series, you should, and you now have a choice as to whether or not you want to pay for it.
Jul 31 2012
Americans rejoice! As of today Hulu Plus is now available on your Apple TV — no update required. Hulu Plus is a video streaming service that offers unlimited content for $7.99/month. Sound familiar? Well unlike Netflix, “Hulu Plus is the only online premium video subscription that streams current and classic TV programming on demand from hundreds of content partners, including top broadcast networks ABC, NBC, FOX, The CW and Univision.” That means you can watch yesterday’s episode of Community today…or tomorrow. If you have an existing account, simply access the app on your ATV and log in. If not, you can sign up either online or in-app. Opt for the former If you’d like the fee to be included on your iTunes invoices. Enjoy!
Jul 30 2012
In lieu of The Dark Knight Rises, the folks at moneysupermarket.com decided to research the cost of being Batman. The estimate will almost certainly crush TYG Mike’s hopes and dreams, however I do believe he’ll appreciate the work that went into this. Kudos to the Nolan brothers for outfitting and equipping their caped crusader with (mostly) realistic things. Hit the jump to see a flashy presentation of the numbers. All that’s missing is cake.
Jun 18 2012
May 07 2012
As Jason would say: This is kind of fucked up. According to Network World who obtained the video from a former Apple employee, this film was produced with a $50,000 budget [it shows] and screened for an international sales force in 1984. The 9 minute propaganda piece parallels World War 2, with Apple doing battle against IBM i.e. “the big blue blob” — major competition at the time. Even then-CEO Steve Jobs demonstrates his acting skills with the portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a cameo around the 5:30 mark. Hit the jump and check it out.
May 01 2012
Two things prompted my quest for a bookmark syncing utility: the acquisition of a new iPad and the installation of Mac OS 10.7 a.k.a. Lion. Those of you who listen to the podcast know that I am an Apple guy (but only as long as they make good stuff!). So I found myself with a MacBook Pro, an iPad 3, and an iPhone 4. The biggest reason I upgraded to Lion was for iCloud and it’s useful if you’re part of the Apple ecosystem. One of its features is Safari bookmark syncing. In order to accommodate this, I’ve spent a couple of months using Safari as my one and only browser. The bottom line: it’s pretty good, but Firefox is just better. There’s no reason why Apple can’t improve Safari, so let’s add that to the to-do list along with better sound quality/output.
Apr 30 2012
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