Hey fellow, parents! Boy, do I have some geeky news for you! I’m also curious about your opinion on a particular topic that involves gaming, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. Right now, I’m going to present to you the top five nerdy news headlines that caught my eye over the week. You’ll definitely want to hold on to your seat for this one.
So on July 10th, the third phase for the beta version of Final Fantasy XIV opened up. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you if there are any codes still available to sign up, but I’m sure if you scrounge around the interwebz, you might manage to find one. If not, relax. There will be a fourth and final beta phase before the MMORPG is released in August. The beta is available for PS3 and PC and has cross-play ability (wicked cool!). If you’ve played the old version of FFXIV, then you know exactly why it was taken down and rebuilt from scratch. Props to Square Enix for aiming to please.
So I think that headline speaks for itself. Now the all-time record high price for an Apple 1 computer is $671,400. So how did this guy walk away paying only $387,750? This particular Apple 1 computer lacked the original monitor. Now don’t get me wrong, I appreciate Apple products despite the fact that I am admittedly a Microsoft fangirl, but come on. Unless you’re a collector of some sort, why on Earth are you paying hundreds of dollars for an ancient computer? What I really want to know is where do buyers put the computer after they purchase it. Surely, it’s not replacing their current desktop. I don’t know, maybe it’s just the nostalgia of it.
Hey, did you happen to see that totally, awesome teaser poster for Jurassic Park 4? Did you also hear about the rumor that JP4 was going to be discussed at this year’s San Diego Comic-con? Sorry to burst your bubble, but both are false. Bummer. The image is pretty killer and the tagline just hooks you in. Unfortunately, the project is also announced for 2015, so it’s unlikely that we’ll hear anything about it at Comic-con this year. But hey, don’t fret. I’m sure legitimate news will come out later this year.
Did you ever watch Mary Poppins, the flying nanny with a never-ending bag full of items? Or maybe you read the book? Either way if you’re a Mary Poppins fan, take a look at this trailer for the movie Saving Mr. Banks. The movie recounts the untold story of how Walt Disney convinced P. L. Travers, the author of the Mary Poppins, to give the studios the rights to her novel. The movie looks promising and I’m actually pretty curious about it. I mean who doesn’t want to find out how the production of Mary Poppins and how “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” came about? The movie comes out in December, so keep an eye out for it!
So I’m not sure if you’ve heard about this, but if you play the well-known MOBA game League of Legends, then you probably have. Basically, a 19-year-old named Justin Carter was playing the game when another player called him insane. He then retorted by posting a supposedly sarcastic status on Facebook, adding “lol” and “jk” afterwards. Unfortunately for him, a Canadian woman saw his post and reported it to the police in the kid’s hometown. It was marked as a “terroristic threat” and the teen was arrested on Feburary 14th. There was a $500,000 bail set and he faces up to a possible of 10 years in prison, with a trial set for July 1st. Just last night, Carter was bailed out when an anonymous donor covered the required 10 percent of his bond. I’m sure the storm is far from over for this kid, but I’m curious what others think of this whole situation. This debacle brought up debates about “raging” and trash talk in the gaming communities. What’s your take on it?