With the doors almost ready to open for Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel Comics is opening the floodgates to their massive online comics archive, Marvel Unlimited—for only 99 cents. For the next week, a dollar will buy you a month of total access to Marvel’s online cache of over 15,000 comics.
I’m sure this is making the rounds already, but just to make sure everyone sees this — this is a really good trial.
New report reiterates that YouTube will acquire the incredibly popular game-streaming service.
Nintendo STILL claims to not see the value in Twitch, however. Which is hilarious in the worst way.
Skeptical of this, mainly because Venture Beat, the site that broke this story, cited (and only cited) “sources familiar with the matter”. Which is basically newsspeak for ‘the reporter knew a guy who knew a guy’.
Basically, they got a potential hit from a whispered rumor, and instead of verifying or getting a real source, they rushed to publish it to get that vital breaking news cred. And then other sites just bandwagon on because, hey, it’s a thing! And it’s what the modern media does!
Plus there’s been no word at all from either Twitch or Google, and they both declined to comment. This is firmly in the ‘rumor’ category still, because nothing has been confirmed at all.
Been listening to some paranormal radio show podcasts over the past couple of weeks as a kind of half-assed research for a thing I might do, and holy fuck if I hear the term ‘ancient astronauts’ one more time I am going to fly into a berserker rage.
The lesson: Don’t do this to yourself.