Entries Tagged ‘announcing’

LEGO Announces 10193 Medieval Market Village for 2009, Castle Fans Weep with Joy

Ahhhh, now THAT is a cool castle set! Ok, sure, it doesn’t have a baseplate unifying the set. And LEGO’s box art obnoxiously includes a bushel of hay for that there horsie to eat, but come ON this set rocks! All sorts of details are throughout, with nice use of traditionally non-castle pieces (such as […]

Does Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Have What it Takes?

In a word: Probably not. Ok, fine, that’s two words. And actually, the 5800 has some pretty tasty specs: 3.2″ 640×360 touchscreen, 3.2MP camera with dual-LED flash, autofocus & Carl Zeiss lens, GPS, WiFi, a proper headphone jack and a microSD slot with an 8GB card tucked in there…unlocked for under $400 when it goes […]

New Nintendo DS to Be Announced Tomorrow?

Uk game site MCV is reporting that Nintendo will announce a new version of the DS tomorrow, guaranteed (their word). Although no specifics are known, word on the street is that the new DS will incorporate PMP functionality (to play MP3s at least) and a camera. Cool. MCV

Canon 50D Set for October Release

The speculation can finally end, now that Canon’s officially announced the 50D. The price for the body only is set at $1,399, and a new lens, an 18mm-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS unit, will go for $699. Both will be available in October. Other highlights include a DIGIC 4 processor, ISO up to 12,800, 3″ display with […]

Sci-Fi Greenlights ‘Stargate: Wormhole Extreme’, er, ‘Stargate: Universe’

In the Stargate: SG-1 season 5 episode ‘Wormhole Extreme’, one of the funniest bits is the younger cast of characters in the fake show. Much humor is made about this “hot, young cast” in the episode, but now it seems as that’s the only way Stargate’s producers could keep the franchise on the air. Sci-Fi […]

Samsung Releases $500 BD-P2550 Blu-ray Player, In Best Buy Stores Now

To be honest, we would rather have heard about a new Samsung Blu-ray player that’s $100 cheaper than the BD-P1500, not $100 more expensive. On the other hand, the new player, in stores now, does have 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD lossless audio output, USB and ethernet jacks, HDMI-CEC and is compatible with MPEG2, VC-1 and […]

‘Hobbit’ to be Written by Producer & Director

After searching for eight months for the right writer for The Hobbit, Producer Peter Jackson and Director Guillermo del Toro have decided that it’s probably best if they do it themselves, with the help of Lord of the Rings trilogy writing contributors Frank Walsh and Philippa Boyens. The Hobbit is slated for a late-2009 shoot […]

OMG! New LEGO Town (!), Farm (!!) and Pirates (!!!!!!!) Sets on the Way

Pirates was always my favorite specialty theme (well, tied with Space). Heck, I still have all of the original Pirates sets. All of the ones released mass market in the U.S. anyway. And a few others. So it’s with much joy that we hear that Pirates are making a comeback for 2009! Thanks to a […]

No Harry Potter This Year :(

Now this is no fun. Citing a lack of other prominent features (no, not Terry Gilliam’s production company), Warner Brothers has decided to push back Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince all the way to next July 17th! For those of you counting-challenged, that’s just three days short of 11 months from now. Yuck. Don’t […]

Like Smiling? Is Smiling Your Favorite? Then This Should Make You Happy :)

Yesss!¬†Elf is coming to Blu-Ray before Christmas, woohoo! Sure, the ending’s a bit botched, what with James Caan’s Walter Hobbs suddenly “coming around” to the idea of having Christmas spirit for no good reason (other than it was time to end the movie), but that aside, this is a must-watch during the holidays. And any […]