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3 Reasons Why VOD > DVD

When was the last time you bought a DVD/Blu-ray movie? If you have to think long to come up with an answer, there’s a good chance you’re not alone. Accessibility of video-on-demand through cable and other players has had an impact on DVD sales. In 2013, digital movie purchases hit a new high…

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How Online, Time-Shifting and Pay TV is Changing How You Watch Television

The television landscape has changed in more ways than one over the years. TV’s still the linchpin of almost every living room, but the days when families gathered around a central TV to watch together aren’t as common as they once were. The rise of tablets, smartphones and PCs where you can…

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HBO vs. Netflix – Who Wins? We Do

If you’ve been keeping up with entertainment news as of late, the fight for subscribers between HBO and Netflix has been taken to another level as according to this article, Netflix has surpassed HBO for the first time in subscriber revenue. Truth told, I’m surprised this hasn’t happened a…

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Wanna Be on TV? Roku and Seagate Make It Happen

Millions of people use their Roku players daily to watch their favorite movies or TV shows on demand. Now Roku and Seagate Central have teamed up so you get to be the star of the show with the ability to stream your movies, your music and your photos on the big screen TV. If you’re [...]

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Are We Experiencing (Another) Golden Age of Television?

The television landscape is very different now than it was in the first Golden Age of Television (basically around 1940-1960 if keeping track).  The television market has exploded in the last few decades going from the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) and adding literally hundreds of networks including…

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R.I.P. PC Gaming…Kind Of

Last week, Electronic Arts announced that their online gaming service, Origin, would transition to only digital downloads or computer games putting the nail in the coffin for discs. The writing for this has been on the wall for some time, not only in the computer gaming market, but the console one…

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5 Reasons Why You Need (Yes, Need) an NVIDIA Shield

The PAX Prime show is the last “hurrah” for the game convention circuit. Throughout the events center you’ll see booths by all the major and independent publishers/developers as well as several hardware manufacturers as well One of the big guns that has long been a staple within the gaming…

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Is the Video Game Console Dying?

As a gamer, I’ve been able to witness the evolution of gaming consoles. The idea of playing video games on your box was the primary driver behind the development of the system. Yet with the advent of apps, Sony and Microsoft have begun to capitalize on this with the inclusion for apps for Netflix,…

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The Evolution of PlayStation

Up until the release of the current console systems, the gaming community knew to expect a new system every 4-5 years. The evolution of the Xbox® 360, the PlayStation®3 and even the Nintendo® Wii have extended the lifespan of these systems much longer. Add the inclusion of media applications such…

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The History of Television

If you’ve been watching this space for the last few months, you’ll see I’m a bit of a television fan.  Whether it was the launch of Revolution on NBC, Mad Men on AMC, mid-season replacement shows, (many of which got cancelled shortly after launch) the impact of television at an event like San…

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