The Ouya that everyone’s been pretty excited about will actually be getting the brick-and-mortar treatment and will be available through Best Buy in June for only $99. An extra gamepad will run you another $49 from the store and $30+$10 shipping if you get it directly from the Ouya website. While it won’t be killing any of the major consoles already available at places like Best Buy, it makes a pretty nifty $100 toy that you can run emulators, watch youtube, play Android-based games, browse the internet on, etc. A few big name indie devs (Notch of Minecraft fame for starters) have already pledged to give the Ouya some love. If you’re tech-savy and already have a HTPC hooked up to your big screen, it’s probably not going to be on your shopping list. If you’re considering something like the Apple TV and don’t see yourself renting a bunch of movies from the Apple store and want to use it primarily for Netflix and Youtube, then this might be right up your alley.
A Reddit user by the name of giulianob says he has invested the last few years in making a city building/war game. Got my curiosity so I checked it out. It’s called Tribal Hero. It might possibly be the slowest MMO ever made, but it’s actually kind of fun. It’s not something you sit in front of for hours on end. You can log in 2-3 times a day and do just fine. After starting and finishing the tutorial I found myself with not a whole lot to do. I checked back a little later and some of the abilities and things I could do had come off of cooldown and was able to spend a few minutes playing around building up my city. It’s similar in practice (and in name) to Tribal Wars and Travian. The best part about Tribal Hero though is that it seems to be completely free to play and there’s nothing I can find so far that’s asked me for money. If you want to read up a little more on it you can check out their wikia page or check out the Triabl Hero subreddit.
Sources keeping up with the long awaited (and still waiting) live-action film based on the Warcraft universe have reported that Duncan Jones, director of the awesome films Moon and Source Code and son of David Bowie, will be directing the movie – when it ever happens. It’s supposed to start being filmed in fall of 2013 with a 2015 release. With a budget of over $100 million and the script under lock, I’m excited to hear any new news about this as it comes out.