Archive for February, 2014

8 Tracks

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , on February 21, 2014 by getbent57

8TracksNot taking about the old music 8 tracks.  Talking about the website called 8tracks.com.  Can’t remember how I ended up on this site but have to share it just in case you never heard of it, like myself.  There are lots of internet radio stations out there.  While this is something like that but with its own twist.  It has a social networking things going as well.  The site has all kinds and  different music playlists you can stream for free.  If you sign up you make your own playlists.  In which there has to be at lest eight tracks.  You can all so all so pay with removes all the adds.  There are all so an app version for all the app stores for your phones.   Have not made account yet.  Have listened to a few playlists and have to say it is very cool.  Have heard some great songs.  Below is an example playlists.   It is one made by the staff at 8Tracks of the top songs of 2013.

 

New PS Vita Model

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by getbent57

PS-Vita-2000-BundleFew post back talked about may be getting myself a Playstation Vita.  Was guessing there would be a new model out soon since other parts of the world have them.  Well turns out I was right.   Back on February 10, 2014 over at the Playstation blog > here, the confirmed the new slim version is coming to the US (so that means Canada was well).   The new model comes in a Borderlands 2 bundle.   That is pretty cool.  It is a fun game.  Just wonder if it will look and play the same as the PS3 version.  The bundle comes with the slim Vita, Borderlands 2 with the six DLC packs and a 8GB Vita memory card.  All so the battery lasts long as well.   All for $200.  That is the same price and they are now.  So I think it is a good deal.  It is set to come out some time in the spring.  Will have to keep an eye out for this.

Graphic Novels

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2014 by getbent57

tmnt_vol7_cityfallparttwo.jpgHave order two new graphic novels (February 13, 2014) .  Was just taking a look at Amazon.ca again to see what new was there.  Seen one trade paper back I wanted was in stock, with only 8 copies left.  That one is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 7: City Fall Part 2.   Was a bit surprised at that since one place I read said it wasn’t out until the 18th.  All so Amazon.ca first said it wouldn’t be out until the 25th.  So I had to get this.  To get free shipping you have to spend over, it think $25.  That when I remember I wanted to check out Batman and Son trade paperback.  This is the new version.  They should be here some time next week.  Have got a nice little growing  collection.

[Update] Ordered them on the 13th and the were in my hands on the 18th.  That was very fast shipping.

Game Of Thrones: Season Three Blu-ray

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by getbent57

GameOfThronesSeason3Blu-rayHave been waiting for months now for February 18, 2014.  If you follow this blog you will know that is the day season three of Game of Thrones is out on Blu-ray and DVD.  While I was on my lunch break went and got myself a copy.  Wasn’t the only one from work to do so.   Just like the other two season the box set  comes with all kinds of extra features.  There are 12 audio commentaries as well as all kind of other extras.  This is the only show or movie for that matter where I listen to the audio commentaries .  Because sometimes you get a bit more info on the show and how it all came together and behind the scenes stuff.  Find all that very interesting.  Now looking forward to my day off to have a Gaam of Thrones binge.

Game Of Thrones Season 4: Ice And Fire: A Foreshadowing

Posted in Just something to say, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2014 by getbent57

GameOfThronesSeasonFour.jpgAll last week keep seeing post of on Game of Thrones Facebook page > here.  Talking about a 15 minute look back, clips from the new season as well as cast member’s answering fan questions.  Which was to air Sunday night (February 9, 2014) before the show called True Detective.  Have some good news for the people that missed it or don’t have HBO it is now on Game of Thrones YouTube page.  You can check it out > here or below.  It is an interesting watch.  The behind the scene stuff is cool.  If you are not caught up with season three and don’t want any spoilers.  You might not want to watch this.  So looking forward to the new season.  Which starts up again April 6, 2014.   Season three will be out on Blu-ray/DVD February 18, 2014.

Batman: Knightfall Volume One Review

Posted in Review's with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2014 by getbent57

BatmanKnightfallVol1.jpgHave finished reading volume one of the Batman: Knightfall series.  When I first started reading this it felt like there was some thing missing.  There are some characters I kind of knew about.  But not there backstory.  It starts off with a great backstory of Bane.  But there is none talking about Jean-Paul Valley (he takes over as Batman).  I am sure that the character has introduced before this story takes place.  But it would have been nice if they included it.  The first half of the book was a bit boring.  Felt like it was missing pieces.  How every about half way though.  It gets into a story with Scarecrow.  Which is really good.  Then the last of the book is really good as well.  The story flowed together nicely.  Things were explained.  Still while leaving it open for the next volume.

Really like reading this.  Even if the first part of the book feels like it is missing parts.  The last half of it makes up for it.  Now can’t wait to read volumes two and three.  Its hard to give a score since there are three books to this series.  They are like one whole over arcing story.  Will score each volume then score the whole thing when I am done reading them all.

4 out of 5 GT (GT = Good Times)

Playstation Vita

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2014 by getbent57

SonyNGP.jpgThinking about getting myself a PlayStation Vita.  They are pretty cheap now.  The going price is $200.  There is a new slim version out in some parts of the world.  At some point there will be a slim one out in North America.  So think that might drive the “fat” versions price down.  The reason I am thinking about getting one because it can work with the PS3 and more so with the PS4.  Don’t own a Playstation 4, but will at some point.  Another good thing is if you get Playstation Plus it will cover all three devices.   With Plus there are free or cheap games out every month to download.  On the other had.  I do own a PSP.  Got that the day it came out.  Thought it would be awesome.  It is kind of cool but gave up playing it.  The games were not that good.  All so it hurt my hands after playing for awhile.  The Vita is much better that way.  Just don’t know if I will use it enough to justify the price.