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Gunn on your Xbox

04.23.2008
Many would argue that the whole "war" between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray is little more than a playground shoving match in the grand scheme, and that the hi-def future lies in streaming and direct downloads to portable devices, on-demand set-top boxes and next-gen videogame consoles.

Xbox is getting the jump on that inevitability, creating original content for download on Xbox Live. The plan is to focus on making shortform movies in the comedy, horror and sci-fi genres to hit the core gamer demographic, and they're not messing around -- writer-director James Gunn (DAWN OF THE DEAD, SLITHER) has already been tapped to create new material for the venture.

Not much is known about his project yet, but it's described as comedy in the vein of SOUTH PARK, revolves around the wacky adventures of a group of friends, and includes at least one hot chick in a bikini. Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace already has content deals with MGM, Warner Bros., Paramount, Nickelodeon, Fox, Disney, Lionsgate, Miramax, MTV and others.
Extra Tidbit: Gunn played Minute Man (as in small, not 60 seconds) in the superhero spoof THE SPECIALS, which he also wrote.
Source: G4

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1:50PM on 04/26/2008
If you use iTunes and your iPod dies or gets stolen, do you have to buy every song all over again? Um... no.
If you use iTunes and your iPod dies or gets stolen, do you have to buy every song all over again? Um... no.
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10:24PM on 04/25/2008

Hey Dave!

What happens if your system or device that holds these movies crashes or stops working? You will have to buy these movies all over again. ALSO, what if someone steals your system or device? You have to buy them all over again. As fars as movies go, people will always want a disc.
What happens if your system or device that holds these movies crashes or stops working? You will have to buy these movies all over again. ALSO, what if someone steals your system or device? You have to buy them all over again. As fars as movies go, people will always want a disc.
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2:03PM on 04/24/2008
The massive proliferation of iPods and MP3s over CDs takes a dump all over your first statement, cricker. No reason to think it won't apply to movies within next few years, since compression techniques and delivery systems will improve along with everything else.
The massive proliferation of iPods and MP3s over CDs takes a dump all over your first statement, cricker. No reason to think it won't apply to movies within next few years, since compression techniques and delivery systems will improve along with everything else.
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12:24PM on 04/24/2008

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People will never get rid of physical disks in place of downloads, where will you keep it all? 1 Blu-ray is 50 gb's, that would only hold 20 movies on a terabyte and it will take another 10 years before speeds will be good enough to allow that to happen in a reasonable amount of time. By then ultra- definition will start to come into play and its already under development and that will of course be much larger in file size bc of increased amounts of data!
People will never get rid of physical disks in place of downloads, where will you keep it all? 1 Blu-ray is 50 gb's, that would only hold 20 movies on a terabyte and it will take another 10 years before speeds will be good enough to allow that to happen in a reasonable amount of time. By then ultra- definition will start to come into play and its already under development and that will of course be much larger in file size bc of increased amounts of data!
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12:23PM on 04/24/2008

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People will never get rid of physical disks in place of downloads, where will you keep it all? 1 Blu-ray is 50 gb's, that would only hold 20 movies on a terabyte and it will take another 10 years before speeds will be good enough to allow that to happen in a reasonable amount of time. By then ultra- definition will start to come into play and its already under development and that will of course be much larger in file size bc of increased amounts of data!
People will never get rid of physical disks in place of downloads, where will you keep it all? 1 Blu-ray is 50 gb's, that would only hold 20 movies on a terabyte and it will take another 10 years before speeds will be good enough to allow that to happen in a reasonable amount of time. By then ultra- definition will start to come into play and its already under development and that will of course be much larger in file size bc of increased amounts of data!
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9:35AM on 04/24/2008

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He also used to be married to the ultrahot Jenna Fishcer, emphasis on "used to".

Jenna, call me.
He also used to be married to the ultrahot Jenna Fishcer, emphasis on "used to".

Jenna, call me.
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