The Rolling Stones are streaming their latest album for free on Imeem, a week before it hits stores. Shine A Light (no new stuff, just old stuff, live), soundtrack to the forthcoming Martin Scorcese documentary of the same name (which is all about the Stones, incidentally), drops on April 1st.
It’s comforting to know I’m not the only ID3 obsessive around (whether to cap prepositions is an ongoing internal struggle, ‘Gang of Four’ or ‘Gang Of Four’?) Paul Lamere, Sun Labs researcher and audiophile, has conducted a litmus test of which 2.0 sites have an authoritative grasp on music metadata using the posterboy of all that is homely and simple, Richard D. James, a.k.a. Aphex Twin.
iQ212, a developer that will no doubt become synonymous with creativity and ambition, has announced its first game. It is called ‘Emoticons’.
It’s like waking up to your very own bat signal. This is also sound activated, so you can be like those cool teenagers in 80s John Hughes films and clap things on and off in your room.
Rather impressively, an eager Futurama fan has created a fully detailed replica of Prof. Farnsworth’s Planet Express headquarters. Lego builder, Pepa Quin has assembled each of the characters, including Nibbler, Zapp Brannigan and a random janitor-esque figure.
Well I guess the first piece of news is that the NME is taking its awards ceremony (“the world’s most influential”, apparently) over the Atlantic to Hollywood for what looks like a one-off moneymaking exercise.
According to the press release,
‘All too often the choice has to be made whether to enjoy the aesthetics of a room, or compromise on the aesthetics and include speakers that deliver a great sound, but look awful,’
YouTube have held their second annual video awards, and all the irritating bastards you’ve now grown to hate won something.
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Apparently it would be a complete dereliction of duty if we didn’t tell you about this… Darwinia has been confirmed as a forthcoming addition to Xbox Live Arcade. In its new guise, Darwinia +, it’ll come as a two game bundle, including the critically acclaimed strategy game and Multiwinia (the multiplayer version, funnily enough).
Pictures of Paris Hilton ‘enjoying’ a post-Emmy ‘party’ with her superbly named bro, Barron, have been leaked from her private Facebook account after holes in the site’s recent security upgrade were exploited.