Sunday, June 14, 2020

Will the PS5 cost an arm and a leg?

Start saving now if you want a really cool Christmas present come end of the year because the Playstation 5 is going to cost you an arm and a leg!



Sony revealed it's 5th version of its gaming console on the 11th of June 2020 and it really didn't disappoint people eagerly anticipating the PS5 this year.

So now that we've had a glimpse of what it looks like people are asking what would it cost to get their hands on one of these consoles. Many experts are saying that it would set an individual back around $400 to $599. The price would be set for a cheaper version of the console versus the more expensive.

The cheaper price is for the all digital version and the premium price is for the console with the disc drive. Although Sony would be losing revenue on the actual purchase price of the digital console they would make up on the PSN because more gamers would be forced to pay to download games to their consoles.

But you could argue that $100 isn't that much of a difference if you want the disc drive version especially since the console is going to be backward compatible and you can use all the games that you saved from the older consoles.

Whatever the official price is the new console with its new features and games is going to be a huge hit for all gamers.

Here is a comparison between Microsoft's XBox X console and Sony's PS5 console.



Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Together At Home Concert

On the 18th of April 2020 Lady Gaga together with Global Citizen and other artists, celebs and health care workers and other essential personnel came together to give the world a concert from their homes to ours.



Lady Gaga raised millions of Dollars for the World Health Organization and this collaboration was to thank the health workers and all the people putting their lives at risk trying to battle the spread of Covid-19. They asked viewers to put their wallets away because the money has already been raised.



Some of the artists that performed for the One World: Together at Home with Lady Gaga were Andrea Bocceli, Billie Eilish, Elton John, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lizzo, and many, many more.



The pictures, music and contributions coming through on the almost 8 hour live feed were very moving and inspirational. The second half of the show was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert.



Below is the video of the live event:



Here some screenshots from the live broadcast:













Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Top 15 90s movies to watch during lockdown

These are 15 essential movies to watch during lockdown. The list was supposed to a top 10 but there are just too many good movies from the 90s.



As many people all over the world are in lockdown due the coronavirus pandemic many are looking for ways to entertain themselves.

Some have become experts at baking banana bread while others have become backyard marathon runners.

If you're one of the many that's just enjoying spending your lockdown time on your couch in front of your TV then this list is for you.

15. 10 Things I Hate About You

One of Heath Ledger's and and Julia Stiles's earlier movies at the beginning of their careers. Although they were fairly new actors they both gave strong performances. A teen movie with actually good acting.



14. American Pie

This coming of age movie is packed with laughs from the beginning and doesn't stop till the end. Warn your partner because you would be punching their shoulder or slapping their thigh with laughter! Stars Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas and a few other up and coming actors of that era.



13. The Fifth Element

It's a Bruce Willis movie but it's in space and in the future. If you want to see Mila Jovovich in a bandaid bikini then this is a must see movie! Great story with lots of wit and action!



12. Braveheart

Arguably one of the greatest movies ever made. Directed by and starring Mel Gibson as William Wallace the Scott that started a revolution to free Scotland from an oppressive England and a tyrant of an English king. The beautiful scenes and enchanting music comes together with an unforgettable story.



11. Speed.

This is the movie that took action movies to the next level. Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock star in this blockbuster film that keeps you glued to the edge of your seat in a movie that really lives up to it's name.



10. Independence Day

This was a big change for the Fresh Prince as he makes his debut in action. Aliens invade Earth and they're not friendly. Watch Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum save the world. This movie will make you look up the next time you step outside.



09. Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks gives a delightful performance as the title roll in this All American movie. Forrest Gump follows the life of a simple Alabama man that experiences the Vietnam War, Watergate and other events as he tries to reunite with his childhood sweetheart. One of the best.



08. Toy Story

Toys come to life when there aren't any humans around! This movie is about friendship and sticking together. Voiced by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and other stars. One of the first 3D animated movies to capture the hearts of the young and old.



07. Saving Private Ryan

Tom Hanks was definitely on a roll in the 90s. This is the story of a band of WWII soldiers out to rescue a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in the war.



06. Fight Club

A roller coaster ride of clever story telling and mayhem. Brad Pitt and Edward Norton do the unthinkable to avoid the norm in this classic.



05. The Matrix

Have your mind blown multiple times by The Matrix. You will have to watch this a few times to fully grasp it. Still a visual delight to this day.



04. Jurassic Park

Some crazy scientists decide to bring back dinosaurs by extracting DNA from prehistoric mosquitoes trapped in resin. Why would anyone want to bring back creatures on top of the food chain from another era?



03. Titanic

If you don't know the story of Jack and Rose then you have to watch this at least once. Early roles by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Kate won an Oscar and this was the first of a long list of nominations for Leo.



02. The Lion King

Disney's classic will forever be a favorite for many. Watch Simba face many trials and tribulations as he struggles to become the king of the jungle.



01. Pulp Fiction

One of Quentin Tarantino's first directorials. The film is so good that it is still used as a study by many film students around the world.



What are your favorite 90s movies? Comment below.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Andrea Bocelli live

Andrea Bocelli the famed Italian tenor gave a moving performance to a nearly empty Duomo di Milano.



On Easter Sunday Bocelli gave a solo performance that was streamed to millions of viewers live around the world. He was accompanied by cathedral organist, Emanuele Vianelli, playing one of world's largest pipe organs at the cathedral in Milan.

It was in aid of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world.

Italy is one of the worst hit countries by the virus.

Here is the video:

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Lockdown in South Africa extended

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation Thursday evening with an important message.



He began by stating that the decision to announce the lockdown was timeous considering the global evidence regarding the pandemic was overwhelming.

Ramaphosa said that since the lockdown came into effect, the rate of new cases has slowed down significantly.

The number of confirmed cases as of 9th April 2020 is 1934 in South Africa.

The average daily increase has slowed down from 42% to 4%.

Ramaphosa said "We are only at the beginning of a monumental struggle. We cannot relax and we cannot be complacent."

"If we end the lockdown too soon or too abruptly, we risk an uncontrollable resurgence of the disease."he said.

He stressed "We ask you to endure even longer. I have to ask you to make further sacrifices." before announcing that the lockdown will be extended a further two weeks till the end of April.

"Our immediate priority must remain to slow down the spread of the virus and prevent massive loss of life." said the president.

Ramaphosa said that all the executive ministers and Premiers in his administration will take a 1/3 salary pay cut which will go towards the Solidarity Fund to support the fight against Covid-19.

He also urged all businesses and any individuals who can to contribute to the fund.

Many South Africans that were hoping for the lockdown to end on the 16th are looking at tough times ahead. Hopefully this extension to the lockdown is the last one and South Africa comes out the better for it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Dancing Pallbearers

There's a popular meme gaining steam of these dancing pallbearers from Ghana.



If you haven't seen a version of it yet then you're living under a rock.

The memes shows people doing dangerous acts before cutting to the pallbearers dancing to the EDM song Astronomia by Tony Igy.

Benjamin Aidoo, who leads the dancing pallbearer troupe, told the a BBC reporter: ‘I decided to add choreography to it so if the client comes to us, we just ask them: “Do you want it solemn or do you want a bit more of a display? Or maybe you want some choreography on it?” ‘They just ask and we do it.’

Here are a few of the funny memes people are creating and sharing on different social media platforms:









Tuesday, April 7, 2020

New PS5 Controller

Sony has released the new controller for the much anticipated Playstation 5.



It's called the "Dualsense" and it is being shipped to game developers now so that they can get used to the new features in the games.

One of the new features the Dualsense boasts is haptic feedback which replaces the Dualshock 4's usual rumble.

"We adopted haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations you'll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud," Sony's PlayStation team said in a blog post. "We also incorporated adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons of DualSense so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow."

The controller has a dual tone theme similar to the PSVR. So maybe that theme will be carried to the actual console.

Sony says they've changed the angle of the hand triggers to make the controller seem smaller. They also upgraded the grip and reduced the weight of the controller.



The Dualsense will also boast a longer battery life so you don't have to plug it into the Playstation or a powerbank that often during a marathon gaming sesion.

The release date for the PS5 is said to be before the 2020 holidays and the price hasn't been revealed yet.