This week, the sky falls over Russia, Apple makes their own Pebble, Bungie announces their 1st non-Halo game in over ten years, Google plans to launch stores (and a new netbook to put in them), Sony‘s Playstation 4, and Tesla drives the New York Times crazy.
Video games are certainly making a significant mark in the realms of entertainment, especially when it comes to financial gain.
One of the most anticipated games of 2012 is of course developer 343 Industries and Microsoft’s Halo 4, which was just released recently. In only 24 short hours, the game made over $220 million, on its way to over $300 million in its first week of release.
The Geeks Of Doom Round Up continues with our 21st episode. This week, Andy gives us the run-down of the upcoming adaptation of the David Wong story, John Dies At The End, starring Rob Mayes, and directed by Don Coscarelli. Later, Greg brings on some creepy music from The Pierces called “Secret.”
Later in the show, we take a look at the news that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm, and will be releasing Star Wars Episode VII in 2015. We drill down into the news and analyze why George Lucas decided to sell his company when he did. We also have a glance at a new 90-minute Halo 4 movie, entitled Forward Unto Dawn available for online viewing and will also be included in the Limited Edition release of the game.
Many attempts at making a live-action Halo movie have failed miserably, but numerous live-action trailers have been made to promote new titles in the video game series that have effectively proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that a movie—if handled properly—could work.
With the highly anticipated return of Master Chief set happen when Halo 4 is released this Tuesday, November 6th, Microsoft isn’t holding back on the epic promotions. We’ve already seen a great live-action trailer that was produced by David Fincher, but the company also went ahead and spent $10 million to produce a massive five-part live-action web series titled Forward Unto Dawn. And while it may not be exactly the kind of movie fans of the games wanted, the five parts do in fact combine to create an impressive near 90-minute movie worth watching.
You can watch all five parts of Forward Unto Dawn by heading over to the other side now.
This week, Apple launches the iPad Mini as well as a slew of other product upgrades. Should you trade up your 3rd Generation iPad for the new Lightning iPad? Listen in and find out. Joining us on the panel this week is Box.com IT consultant Tosin Onafowokan.
But first, the headlines…Kim Dotcom launches Mega, Microsoft launches Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Surface, SmartGlass & a new Halo 4 trailer, Zynga uses Apple’s launch to cover layoffs of over a hundred employees, and Google officially announces Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.