Brittany Murphy died this morning after going into cardiac arrest at the age of 32. Although not a name everyone might recognize, she was certainly an actress most people knew. Despite appearing in
Clueless and 8 Mile, Brittany Murphy is best known for her time as the lovably ditsy live-in niece of Hank Hill, Luanne Platter, on Fox's King of the Hill.
Without Brittany's unique voice and perspective on Luanne's life situation, she might have only been a stereotype that no one would have ever noticed, but instead was transformed into one of the most popular characters on the show, often seeming more real than and live-action character on a sitcom.
Partially because of the love of Luanne,
King of the Hill ran an astounding 13 seasons, with Luanne appearing in 231 episodes, all voiced by the same talented actress. For more movies and shows Brittany appeared in, check the link below.
Her skills, voice and personality will be missed, both in the live action and animated business.
Every single manufacturer is putting their money on the pony named "3D" for 2010, hoping that the technology breaks out into a worldwide phenomenon. A company that is taking a vital step forward to making this a global catch-on is Sony. The tech giant is planning to broadcast 25 World Cup matches using their 3D cameras. If you're in North America and want to view them, you will have to wait until either the 3D Film or Blu-Ray discs come out shortly after the World Cup concludes (or by checking out the Sony Stores). But eager fans in seven other cities around the world will have a chance to attend a special viewing event in which the games will be displayed to make you feel like you're really "in the game" (right, EA?).
What does this mean for 3D? Well, if the World Cup AND Sony see it as a viable viewing media, one can only hope it takes off. Hopefully to space. Do you think 3D TV or Blu-Ray will be popular in the future? We want to know!
Our friends over at
Kotaku recently received a survey from Sony proposing a paid PlayStation Network subscription service, with 4 levels of service.
For $4.99 per month (or $29.99 per year), you get things like the Loyalty Program Rewards, Online Music and cross-game voice chat. The other three levels each run $9.99 per month (or $69.99 per year) and come with almost all of the available features, but there is no service that provides all. If you want free access to PSOne Classics, you are going to have to sacrifice user-to-user challenges. If you want Facebook, you don't get trophy alerts.
A few weeks ago we told you about
in Australia. Although ridiculous, not a terribly shocking story considering the string of games that have recently met similar fates ( Alien vs Predator being banned , Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 ). Here is where the story gets interesting: Australia's Ratings Board has retracted their ruling.
Left 4 Dead 2
Why is this such a big deal, you may ask. The reason is this is the first time since
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origins that this has happened. Here is their explanation for the retraction:
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Google is rumored to be preparing for round 2 with the hyperlocal web as it sets its cross hairs on
Yelp. At a meager 500 million it certainly seems possible that Google could finally buy it's way into the hyperlocal web after the failed acquisition of Digg a couple of years ago. Sites like Digg and Yelp are considered hyper local because they are heavily dependent on outside participation to remain successful which has stirred up a variety of emotions for the few Yelpers that actually seem to care.
Our favorite Mario cover band is not only coming to your town, but now is coming to your living room. The guys behind the popularity of
Sesame Street will soon be bringing you Video Games Live!
PBS will be at the February 5, 2010 show in New Orleans to film the event for a June PBS broadcast and a subsequent worldwide DVD/Blu-ray release. Tommy Tallarico from
Video Games Live said,