Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has been making memorable movies and TV shows for the past few decades. However, with a few exceptions (like Armageddon and the Pirates of the Caribbean films), he's mostly stayed away from science fiction and fantasy. Now, he's teaming up with one of his Pirates directors on a sci-fi film called Origin.
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Martha Goldman Sigall — the last living colorist and inker from the original Looney Tunes — reveals how Bugs Bunny was born in this short. According to her, it was director Ben "Bugs" Hardaway who came up with it. The clip is a must-watch testimony on the legendary pop culture icon.
Video: Memes are so damn clever at capturing emotion and feeling that they're pretty much the clearest way to communicate on the Internet. Need to explain your disappointment in something? Throw up that facepalm. And though most pop culture junkies can figure out where most memes and image macros come from, this video shows the exact source and scene of the movie where some of the Internet's most famous memes came from. It's like seeing the Internet come to life.
If you haven't been following EA's launch of the latest SimCity game, all you really need to know is that it has turned into a momumental fail of a launch. One of the worst in years. Mostly it's down to the always-on DRM, botched game recovery and the massive server queues. Under Australian Consumer Law, if a product is faulty you can get a refund with the manufacturer. EA has a strange policy that says you can't get refunds for digital copies of games obtained from its Origin service, but that all seems a little fishy. Mark over at Kotaku has done some digging about whether you can actually get a refund, and it's well-worth a read if you're a disgruntled Mayor.
I thought I'd given up being impressed by laptop specs. But then the Origin EON17-Z happened. You could probably run entire robot armies using this thing.
Origin's been one of the craziest overclocking outfits around for a while now, but its laptops haven't been really, let's say, aesthetically pleasing. Its latest rigs got the Ricky Lake makeover treatment, though, but not at the cost of raw arse-kicking power: they still clock in at a ridiculous 4.5GHz.
The Origin Big O was one of those products we just never expected to make it to Australia. Fortunately, in this case we're happy to be wrong. Now all we need is a spare $23 grand.