The Pretenders weren't gone enough for "Break Up the Concrete" to count as a comeback, but it still stuns--this is rock 'n' roll as we perhaps forgot Chrissie Hynde could make it. Gruff melodies pair with countrified guitars and a voice that hasn't sounded better. This exclusive offer of the MP3 "Don't Lose Faith In Me" is available on Download.com Music and MP3.com for one week only.
After countless rumors, it appears that last year's underwater dystopian masterpiece, BioShock, will see the light of day on the PlayStation 3 after all. The critically acclaimed title had recently been in the news regarding its big-budget Hollywood adaptation.
Now, Computers and Videogames is reporting that the latest issue of the UK magazine PSM3 is showcasing a preview of the PS3 version of the game along with a handful of screenshots. While there's been no word from 2K Games officially, once the magazine hits newsstands on June 5 we'd imagine a press release will follow shortly after. … Read more
Rural cell phone carriers want to put an end to exclusive deals between carriers and handset makers.
On Tuesday, the Rural Cellular Association, a group of more than 80 small and rural wireless providers, filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission to investigate and adopt rules that would prohibit exclusivity arrangements between wireless carriers and cell phone manufacturers. In its petition the group said that these arrangements were unfair and stifled customer choice. The group also believes these deals decrease competition and violate the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
The big buzz today around CNET offices in New York is the news that Warner Bros. Entertainment has decided to stop making HD DVD discs and will become a Blu-ray-only studio at the end of May. Needless to say, this is a major blow to the HD DVD camp, which earlier this year struck a deal with Paramount to go HD DVD exclusive. You could say this is a tit-for-tat move by Sony and the Blu-ray camp, but it's actually more of a clubbing because Warner has a much bigger library of movies than Paramount.
While rumors of Warner … Read more
While Rockstar Games was unwilling to go Sony-only for the next version of Grand Theft Auto, the company is apparently working on its "next great franchise," and it will be a PS3-exclusive. No details were offered on just what that franchise might be--or when it will be released--but according to Gamespot UK, it won't be LA Noire.
In explaining why Sony locked up the game, the article quotes SCEA's director of third-party relations, Michael Shorrock, who wrote on the official US PlayStation blog: "Rockstar really wanted to make a game that you can truly only … Read more
Call us rubes, but we didn't know that you could buy a car through Saks Fifth Avenue. And not just any car, but a 2007 Mercedes CL600 Saks Special Edition.
There it was, about halfway through the catalog, nestled between ads for Narciso Rodriguez perfume and a Vera Wang silk chiffon gown. The Mercedes features exclusive "Mystic White" metallic paint, Porcelain Nappa leather, and Piano Lacquer Black wood trim--oh, and a 510-horsepower BiTurbo V12 engine that can go from zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds.
So start checking your PayPal balances now--only 20 of the cars … Read more