If you happen to own a PS3, Xbox 360 or even a Nintendo Wii you might have noticed an unfamiliar addition to your dashboard, the Netflix streaming app, which allows you to watch movies instantly through your games console or PC.
Basically Netflix is like Lovefilm except for the fact that they don’t let you rent DVDs by post, instead you can watch them instantly through their streaming service on your TV or PC for as little as £5.99 a month. Like most new company start ups in this country your first month’s subscription is free so we jumped at the chance to try out their service. We could write an article reviewing exactly what kind of game changing elements Netflix are bringing to the table and that the days of renting DVDs may well and truly be a thing of the past, but our good friend Grahame Gallacher has already penned an in-depth article.
If you want to know exactly what Netflix are offering and how their service holds up against other established UK movie rental services then head over to Past The Pixels and read Grahame’s excellent online article.
Everyone here aboard HMS Friday has so far refused to relinquish to the temptation of using so-called move technology for gaming. Whether it’s the Nintendo Wii, Playstation Move or Xbox Kinect we all feel that it’s a little…well a little shit. Now with Microsoft and Sony in direct competition with Nintendo, (ie, now that they’ve shamelessly stolen Nintendo’s original idea to capitalise on a market they initially poured scorn upon), there has been a steady rise in the number of motion detection related injuries. You know years ago when people jumped up and down in their front rooms, waving their arms about and pulling weird contorted positions it was called a party. Here’s three of our favourite videos demonstrating just how f**king stupid you will look when using these devices and how we really all are rapidly hurtling towards a future filled with obesity, social exclusion and general idiocy.
N.B. Watch the man who clearly hasn’t done anything remotely athletic for a long time announce that he is going to pull off some ‘neat tricks’ for you and yet still have no clue as to the dangers of such a proposition.