American horror got much needed infusion of creepiness with The Ring, a remake of the Japanese film Ringu. Despite the legacy of authors like H.P. Lovecraft, American horror movies always seem to avoid soul-cringing, subtle horror in favor of the easy gross out or Monster-of-the-Week gorefest.
It's been too long between podcasts -- thanks to a nasty cold that hit back at the beginning of May -- but with Radio Active #7, we're back on track. The podcast opens up with some updates about the show itself, and my plans for the future. I then go into a bit of a rant on game FAQs ... or rather, the lack there of. And then finally, I've got a review of Steven Erikson's Garden of the Moon, a dark fantasy novel with a militaristic edge.
Here's a radical concept: how about these "violence" activists keep their damn mouthes shut, and let parents decide whether or not to let their kids buy Star Wars Kids Meals ... or to see the movie? Read the full story.
Unfortunately, it takes the mirroring of that Dungeons & Dragons sourcebook too far, creating counterpoints for every aspect of the Vile Darkness but doing so in an unimaginative, and in some cases, dumb way.
This has the potential to be very cool, but I hope Apple offers some sort of reimbursement for those submitting the podcasts; either a per-podcast fee (wouldn't it be great to buy one for $1 and support your podcasters?) or by paying content producers per download. Read the full story.
Same rumor, different source. I could see Apple swithing to Intel chips--if nothing else, it would squash the processor speed debate once and for all--but I doubt it would lead to Mac OS X running on normal, non-Apple Intel boxes. Read the full story.