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The First 3 Phases of the MCU Are now…THE INFINITY SAGA

/Film:

Geeks love having specific names and labels for the various corners of the universes they love. So Marvel Studios seemed to directly touch our hearts (because they’re nothing if not crafty) when they revealed that each grouping of films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe belong to a “phase.” And with Phase 3 coming to an end next month with Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has offered up another name over which we can totally obsess: The Infinity Saga, which seems to be the newly-official name for the first 22 films in the MCU.

I’m into it!

And I still think SDCC 2019 will be the coming out party for the Phase 4 stuff.

Kotaku: ‘Here’s What We’re Hearing About Google’s Plans for Gaming’

Kotaku:

Tomorrow, the tech giant Google will reveal its newest plans for entering the video game world. What we’re hearing suggests that the main focus isn’t on a console, as has been speculated, but instead a streaming platform with all sorts of bells and whistles. And a fancy new controller that you can use to play it.

Well, this all sounds really, really cool. Especially the idea of shared game files/multiplayer experiences with streamers.

Find out tomorrow at 10am Pacific if it’s all bullshit!

MySpace Lost All Music Uploaded to It Between 2003-2015

Boing Boing:

It’s been a year since the music links on Myspace stopped working; at first the company insisted that they were working on it, but now they’ve admitted that all those files are lost: “As a result of a server migration project, any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest that you retain your back up copies. If you would like more information, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Dr. Jana Jentzsch at DPO@myspace.com.”

A reminder (say it loud for those in the back):

  1. Own your own shit. Get your own domain/website/etc.
  2. Back up your shit.
  3. Back it up again.

COSMIC HARD BOWL: The Sega Genesis ALIENS vs. PREDATOR Football Game Which Almost Was

National Videogame Museum:

We recently unearthed these conceptual promotional pieces for an Alien vs Predator game for the Sega Genesis that never saw the light of day.

…But this wasn’t just any Alien vs Predator game, this game was an ALIEN VS PREDATOR FOOTBALL GAME!

The game appeared to be called ”Cosmic Hard Bowl” and featured the Aliens and Predators settling their long conflict through…American Football. No, we can’t believe it either.

Absolute lunacy.

There are all sorts of details and scans over on the linked page (translated from Japanese), but to answer one key part – this wasn’t a football game with just two teams, Aliens and Predators basically split up into the AFC and the NFC, each with unique city-based teams.

Goddamn I hope there’s a ROM.

Hey, There’s a New iPad Air and iPad Mini Today

Apple Newsroom:

Apple today introduced the all-new iPad Air in an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, offering the latest innovations including Apple Pencil support and high-end performance at a breakthrough price. With the A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine, the new iPad Air delivers a 70 percent boost in performance and twice the graphics capability, and the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology is nearly 20 percent larger with over half a million more pixels.

Apple today also introduced the new 7.9-inch iPad mini, a major upgrade for iPad mini fans who love a compact, ultra-portable design packed with the latest technology. With the A12 Bionic chip, the new iPad mini is a powerful multi-tasking machine, delivering three times the performance and nine times faster graphics. The advanced Retina display with True Tone technology and wide color support is 25 percent brighter and has the highest pixel density of any iPad, delivering an immersive visual experience in any setting. And with Apple Pencil support, the new iPad mini is the perfect take-anywhere notepad for sketching and jotting down thoughts on the go. The new iPads are available to order starting today and in stores next week.

You can get the new 10.5 Inch iPad Air here, and the new iPad Mini here.

And now you’re probably asking yourself: what do I need – an iPad Pro, or the 10.5 inch iPad Air?