• Onlive MicroConsole

    I got my OnLive MicroConsole setup today and it’s pretty neat. There are a few reviews online and I’ve posted links for a few at the end of this post for those curious about what people are thinking of it.
    It gets me to thinking about how many services I can get by just paying a monthly fee. Let’s think about this.

    Music: Napster, Zune
    Movies: Netflix
    TV Shows: Hulu Plus
    Games: OnLive

    Music: Napster, iTunes, Zune, Amazon
    Movies: CinemaNow, Vudu, iTunes, Amazon, Blockbuster
    Games: Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation Store

    Subscription services that give you full access to their entire streamable / downloadable items tends to be limited in the number of titles. It’s great to get access to so much content with the ability to try something and if you don’t like it move onto the next. I’m not stuck with a $20 movie that I’ll never finish watching. I can listen to and find new music without having to commit based on the cover art or a couple of 30 seconds clips.

    I guess the whole thing reminds me of sci-fi shows where there really are not any stores. Everyone just kinda has stuff they need. I don’t recall any of them subscribing and paying a monthly fee. Maybe subscriptions will be the next bubble to burst as people just end up with too many of them to support.


  • Battlestar Galactica

    I’m a little slow in watching the sci-fi channels Battlestar Galactica. I didn’t know what to expect but a few people had recommended it to me. The strange thing is three put of five haven’t seen the whole show. Having stopped on season three and never watching the final fourth season. My friends are a little odd at times.

    I’m sure a lot of other sites have very thorough details on plots and do a much netter job than I ever can at tearing apart details.

    It’s been a wicked good show and I’m glad it was followed through to it’s end. I have avoided some other shows until they show signs of not being dumped by the network that is carrying them. Now I just need to catch up on Caprica.