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The Digest: South Park skewers freemium games… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Computer Security, Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, iPhone, iPhone apps, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Samsung, Smartphones, Social Media, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

South Park skewers 'freemium' games | Engadget "If your business model is conning kids into spending their parents' hard-earned app-store cash on in-app purchased 'rewards', it's fair to say you deserve to be ripped. South Park did the honors with its Freemium Isn't Free episode involving a Terrence and Philip-branded Candy Crush-style game…

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VIDEO: New Prometheus viral trailer confirms androids will be our creepy overlords in the future

Gerald Lynch 3D TV, Movies, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

Man, I haven't been any more excited for a film since we were all duped into seeing the Phantom Menace. But, as one YouTube commenter says of the latest spoiler-free viral clip for this summer's sci-fi epic Prometheus, "RIDLEY SCOTT,…

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Top Ten Must-See 3D Movies of 2012 – The Hobbit, Prometheus and more!

Gerald Lynch 3D TV, Features, Movies, Round ups, Tech Digest news 19 Comments

3D TVs still aren't quite taking off in the way the tech manufacturers had hoped for, but there's no sign of Hollywood slowing down their support for 3D content, what with the higher ticket prices they can charge for the…

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Ridley Scott and Kevin MacDonald to work on YouTube "Life in a Day" video time-capsule, need your submissions

Gerald Lynch Internet, Tech Digest news, YouTube Video of the Day 2 Comments

Acclaimed filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin MacDonald are to collaborate on a project called "Life in a Day", which sees them create a documentary made up of YouTube submissions of footage shot on July 24th of this year. The idea…

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Aliens vs. Predator – Review

Gerald Lynch Features, Gaming, Reviews, Tech Digest news 128 Comments

Name: Aliens vs. Predator Genre: First Person Shooter Platform: Xbox 360 (reviewed), PS3, PC Price: £34.71 (Amazon) On paper, there is so much that could go wrong with Aliens vs. Predator (AvP); not only does it attempt to tie together…

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Ridley Scott disenchanted with mobile and computer technology killing cinema

Andy Merrett Computers, HDTV, Mobile phones, TVs

ipod_video.jpgRidley Scott has spoken out against the technology which allows films to be watched on mobile devices and computer screens.

Speaking at the Venice Film Festival, he said that, while many aspects of new technology were “wonderful”, directors were “fighting technology”.

“We try to do films which are in support of cinema, in a large room with good sound and a big picture,” he said.

He wasn’t entirely clear what types of technology were killing cinema, but presumably he’s not a fan of the way films look in anything but the original format. That’s not a new problem for filmmakers.

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