One of the emerging trends in the video game industry is the new resurgence of gaming on-demand services. The concept of streaming games is not a new one as Sega and Nintendo have tried to make an impact in one form or another. The companies failed to reach a wide installed base, and it seemed as though streaming console games would never work.
From a still picture released on the first day of filming to the official trailer release at Comic-Con in July, it’s been a summer filled with excitement over Season 4. Not to mention the announcement of a spinoff, due in 2015.
Big box retailer Walmart is offering a $4.99 Vudu credit for pre-orders of both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Grand Theft Auto V which can be spent on movies or TV shows for the online Best IPTV Monthly Subscription.
Some companies may even provide you with a recording of your stream. You could find many uses for your stream’s recording. You may decide to re-watch the event or you may even share it with others who couldn’t attend the live event.
An innovative feature that goes along with the teenie bopper crowd that this device is apparently aimed at is the ability to share stuff. There is a little blue button at the bottom of every screen. This is called the Kin Spot. All you have to do is drag something to it and you can share it with your pals. It can be a file, a Website, a picture, a video, a tune, an email, a text message, whatever you want, however you want to send it. This is nice.
Swimming is a great way to get a full body workout. Swimming works out your arms when you use them to propel yourself forward in the water with strokes. It works out your legs as well when you kick them to balance your body in the water. You even use your core for balance and regulated breathing.
But I also ran across and interesting statistic at a speaking event in early November. The rate of unemployment is between 4 and 5%, if you have a college degree. Now I realize there are plenty of people out there who are hurting, but occasionally the grim and dire focus of the news can obscure some of the bright points in the world. While the retailers might suffer as a result of this, a few lean years can be really good for a company, it can force them to consolidate their gains and refocus on their core products and demographics. This is really good for us as consumers. It means that retailers will be more willing to make deals and offers some serious enticements to get us into their store and keep us as customers.
With the vast resources at Microsoft’s beck and call (read: money) the release of the Zune still failed to fire on all cylinders because of technical flaws in design, a breakdown in marketing, and probably the most important factor in its failure; its quirky name.