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Nintendo jumps on toy figure trend to boost Wii U

Nintendo said it is adding real-world game figures to Wii U play to boost the popularity of its console, which has lagged rivals in the market. Nintendo is blending Will U virtual play with tangible toys as it faces off against powerhouse offerings… Read More »

Sony winning console wars

Sony winning console wars (via AFP) Sony are winning the console wars for the first time in nearly a decade, a company official confirmed Monday, offering a rare bright spot on the firm’s otherwise troubled balance sheet. Stellar sales of the new PlayStation 4 gave the Japanese electronic… Read More »

Brad Pitt slams red carpet ‘nutter’ attacker

Actor Brad Pitt described a Ukrainian prankster who attacked him last week as a "nutter," in his first public comments on the incident on a Hollywood red carpet. In an exclusive statement to People magazine, he described how Vitalii Sediuk, 25, dived… Read More »

Google gets 12,000 requests to be ‘forgotten’ on first day

Google gets 12,000 requests to be ‘forgotten’ on first day (via AFP) Google received 12,000 requests from people seeking to be “forgotten” by the world’s leading search engine on the first day it offered the service, a company spokesman in Germany said Saturday. The requests, submitted on Friday, came after Google set… Read More »

Jon Stewart: Let’s just admit that America has been f*cking veterans over for centuries

Jon Stewart: Let’s just admit that America has been f*cking veterans over for centuries (via Raw Story ) Daily Show host Jon Stewart gave a harsh history lesson on Thursday, hitting the wayback machine to show that U.S. mistreatment of veterans dates back not just presidential administrations, but centuries. “Let’s pretend that this current VA crisis… Read More »

$140 billion lost in sport betting – report

$140 billion lost in sport betting – report (via AFP) Asian dominated criminal groups are laundering more than $140 billion dollars of illegal sports betting, mainly on football, a watchdog group said Thursday. The International Centre for Sport Security (ICCS), in a report released less than a month before… Read More »

Thriller from beyond grave: new Jackson songs wow critics

Thriller from beyond grave: new Jackson songs wow critics (via AFP) Self-styled King of Pop Michael Jackson is back from the grave again this week with a second posthumous album of songs recorded before his death in 2009. “Xscape” went on sale in the United States on Tuesday, after being released in various European… Read More »

Stephen Colbert rips NFL culture that welcomes rapists, but not gays

Stephen Colbert rips NFL culture that welcomes rapists, but not gays (via Raw Story ) On Monday night, Stephen Colbert took on the topic of sexual orientation and professional sports, saying that there’s a time and place for everything, and that the only place for discussing a player’s sexuality is in court documents and arrest reports… Read More »

Austrian bearded drag queen wins Eurovision song contest

Austrian bearded drag queen wins Eurovision song contest (via AFP) Austria won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on Sunday with “Rise Like a Phoenix” sung by bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst. The 25-year-old performer, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, took the Eurovision crown in Copenhagen despite initial expectations… Read More »

Is Halo 5 going to be an open world shooter?

Is Halo 5 going to be an open world shooter? (via Lazygamer) If I tell you that there is a huge open world shooter coming later this year you would be forgiven for thinking that I’m talking about Destiny. But it’s actually the Destiny developers’ old game that is rumoured to be going open world. According… Read More »

Domino’s Pizza Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Domino’s Pizza Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial Results (via PR Newswire) Again Delivers Strong Global Sales, Store and EPS Growth Domino’s Pizza unveils new logo. Will be seen on all new stores and those undergoing major renovations. (PRNewsFoto/Domino’s Pizza) ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Domino’s Pizza… Read More »

Netflix shares leap as membership climbs

Netflix shares leapt on Monday after the video streaming titan reported that revenue breached a billion dollars atop growing membership and that it plans a bump in new subscription rates. The California based firm saw its shares rise more than six percent… Read More »

‘Godfather’ of house music Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

Frankie Knuckles, a pioneer of house music who also mixed records for the likes of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 59, news reports said early Tuesday. The death of a man dubbed the "godfather" of Chicago house music was… Read More »

World’s finest viola goes on sale in New York

The world's greatest viola, the "Macdonald" made by Antonio Stradivari in 1719, went on auction in New York Wednesday in a closed sale expected to fetch more than $45 million. Sotheby's says the exquisitely preserved and extremely rare instrument is… Read More »

Comerica Park Prepares for Opening Day

Written By: S Holmes | www.stonesdetroit.com Lately, I have taken a lot of verbal abuse stemming from the fact that I have a fondness for all things winter. The temperature can never drop too low and there can never, ever be enough snow. I would absolutely love to see a storm produce four more inches so Detroit can break the ... Read More »

Rita Issa’s New Book Argues Happiness is Closer Than Ever

Rita Issa’s New Book Argues Happiness is Closer Than Ever (via PRWeb) Author helps readers deal with daily stress and unhappiness in “How to be Happy”. One of the strong themes of the book is that many people falsely believe that happiness is external to them but this book shows how happiness can be initiated from… Read More »

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