The UpStream

Newer
Older

Netflix on PS3 Goes Disc-Free

posted Saturday Oct 16, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Netflix on PS3 Goes Disc-Free

PS3 owners - are you ready for some disc-free, HD Netflix? Well, your time has come. Microsoft's exclusivity deal has finally run out and it is time for you PS3 owners to join in on the fun. But you won't just be joining the full Netflix family, you will be taking over as the head of household.

PlayStation 3 owners will soon be able to watch their Netflix movies in full 1080p while Xbox 360 owners have to sit through 720p. You will also get full surround sound provided through Dolby 5.1 while the rest of us listen in glorious 1982 stereo sound. You can also turn on subtitling for a large portion of the catalog. Color me jealous.

For more on Netflix on the PS3 and a video from Sony, hit the break.

read more...

Final Fantasy XIV Devs Adress Some Issues, Chocobos Still Sick

posted Saturday Oct 16, 2010 by Jon Wurm

<i>Final Fantasy XIV</i> Devs Adress Some Issues, Chocobos Still Sick

We have some follow up news since our review a few weeks ago and it looks like Square Enix has heard the players' "vocal" suggestions and/or screams about several key problems that were making more than the Chocobos sick with distress. On the 15th of this month the developers released some pre-patch notes cluing us in on what to expect come November.

Hit the break to find out how they intend to alleviate some problems.

read more...

Final Fantasy XIV: The Lodestone:Ask the Devs!

Brain Cancer is NOT From Phones

posted Saturday Oct 16, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Brain Cancer is NOT From Phones

Anyone who knows anything about energy knows that the belief that cell phones can cause cancer is nonsense and yet no one in the know has ever come out and said, "You people are idiots." That is until now.

In an effort to dismiss reports like the Time Magazine report that claimed, "a growing band of scientists are skeptical, suggesting that the evidence that does exist is enough to raise a warning for consumers—before mass harm is done," a group of physicists wrote about the hard and firm reasons why cell phones could never cause cancer.

For more information about the report, hit the break.

read more...

T-Mobile to Finally Start Data Throttling

posted Friday Oct 15, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

T-Mobile to Finally Start Data Throttling

T-Mobile mentioned months ago that they were finally going to prefer data throttling over data capping. They even had a rough date of April to begin implementation of the new limitations. We guess something happened inside their headquarters because an internal memo went out this week letting T-Mobilers know that they finally decided to move forward with data throttling starting October 16th.

The usage you'll have to hit at which slower speeds will occur? 5GB. And how slow the browsing will become will be handled by the handset the user has. Don't worry, T-Mobile says this change will only affect 1% of its customers and that, as we could have guessed, the usage tracking resets after each billing cycle, which customers can monitor at my.t-mobile.com

To read the full memo which we have gotten a hold of, follow the break.

read more...

Gran Turismo 5: Gentleman's Engine Starting Delayed...Again

posted Friday Oct 15, 2010 by Jon Wurm

<i>Gran Turismo 5</i>: Gentleman's Engine Starting Delayed...Again

For those of you who actually thought Gran Turismo 5 was going to release on the already delayed November 2nd date and to those of you who pre-ordered the game I only have one thing to say, N00B! About the only exception to this is if you are completely new to the franchise and if that's the case let me know in the comments and I'll show you a liar.

Hit the break to find out when GT5 might never release.

read more...

Super Mario Bros. Super Embarrassing?

posted Thursday Oct 14, 2010 by Jon Wurm

<i>Super Mario Bros.</i> Super Embarrassing?

Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System hit the quarter-century mark last month and with the advent of HD TVs the game is certainly starting to show its age. I was able to play the game on a 32" HD TV and saw first hand where Miyamoto and his development team cut some corners but seriously, who cares? We are talking about not just "a" game but "the" game that created and changed an entire industry.

Hit the break to find out why Miyamoto was embarrassed.

read more...
Newer
Older
We're live now - Join us!
PLuGHiTZ Keyz

Email

Password

Forgot password? Recover here.
Not a member? Register now.
Blog Meets Brand Stats