Posts tagged RIP
Ralph McQuarrie 1929-2012
Ralph McQuarrie has passed away at the age of 82. Famous for his Star Wars concept art (pictured) McQuarrie worked on some of the most important science fiction movies of our generation. His resume includes, Star Wars, Close Encounters, ET, Back to the Future, Star Trek, Batteries Not Included and more. He will be missed.
[via The Verge]
Sony announced that the PSP Go is no longer going anywhere. Sony has killed production of their often mocked handheld after only 18 months. The PSP Go was always thought of as too expensive, launching at $250, and never got the support it needed from Sony to make an impact at that price.
A few months ago Sony announced the PlayStation Suite coming to Android. Their flagship device for this service would be the Xperia Play, the phone with a form factor similar to that of the PSP Go. I assumed the Go would be to the Xperia Play what the iPod Touch is to the iPhone, all the functionality, without the contract. It’s a solid strategy.
But before the Go could fulfill it’s purpose it has been killed. It was bound to happen especially with the NGP (PSP2) coming. We’ll probably have more details on that next month at E3.
UPDATE: Sony is now saying that the PSP Go is not discontinued in America… it sounds like BS to me. It’s more likely that Sony doesn’t want to cannibalize sales before the PSP Go can properly be replaced with the NGP (PSP2).
After 20 years of reporting comic book news to fellow comic geeks across the country, Wizard is shutting down it’s storied publication. They will continue on with their annual conventions and possibly launch a new Wizard Magazine for the iPad, but that is still just a pipe dream. So long Wizard Magazine, and thanks for the memories…
I used to read Wizard in Junior High. But I guess that’s a common theme, people used to read it. Too bad for Wizard, you had a good run.
Original Xbox Live Deathwatch
Though Major Nelson had a countdown leading me to believe the Xbox Live servers would go down at midnight PST when it hit zero the timer changed to “Xbox Live on original Xbox ends: Today :(“. At the time of this writing the Xbox Live servers are still up.
I wanted to be in there when the servers went down. It doesn’t look like that will happen as I’m leaving for work right now. Goodbye Xbox Live, you were great. Crimson Skies, Mechassault, Halo 2, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory… there is a list, and it goes on.
Paul Simon - Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the worlds a sunny day, oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama dont take my kodachrome away
RIP Kodachrome 1935-2009
Pour one out for Kodachrome. Yesterday Kodak announced they were canceling production after 74 years of being the best film you could buy. Kodachromes colors were unmatched, and they were lauded by archivists for their long life. But alas, they are no more. So next time you take a photo stop for a second. Remember Kodak, remember kodachromes … and then take your picture. Kodachromes would have wanted you to capture that memory, even if it was on your cellphone.