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Why 3D Will Never Work Right

Posted January 31, 2011 - By Mike D'Alonzo

Why 3D Will Never Work Right

3D doesn't work, and it never will, according to acclaimed film reviewer and journalist Roger Ebert. As posted in an article to the Chicago Sun-Times, the reason for this is simple...our brains haven't evolved sufficiently to be able to see the images in three true dimensions. In a letter to Ebert, Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, The English Patient) tells us that the problem with being able to see 3D correctly is one of focus and convergence between our eyes and our brains.

This creates two large problems for viewers watching 3D film. The first is that the awareness the viewer has of the gimmick takes them out of being able to actually become immersed in the film. The other is that a good many people watching 3D get headaches as a result, because they are literally unable to process what's being put in front of them.

So, though 3D is undergoing a resurgence, it seems like something that has a very short shelf life, as we're not likely to evolve to understand it anytime soon. How about you? Do you have any 3D horror stories to share?

Read the full article here.

Mugshot Wars Is Ready To Suck Hours From Your Life

As you well know, half of all time spent on the internet involves choosing some sort of hot-or-not proposition*. If you watched The Social Network, you know that Facebook was started this way. Well, not to be outdone by Mr. Zuckerberg's monster, the good people at Mugshot Wars have upped the ante, allowing you to vote on the mugshot you find the most...appealing(?) in a series of "battles."

Seriously, these mugshots are awesome. Prepare to have much of your life sucked down a felonious tube. Let's just hope that Mugshot Wars doesn't evolve into a similar sort of social network,wherein felons and fans of the arrested "like" each other's pages and tell us about upcoming events.

Go enjoy Mugshot Wars right now!


*this is a totally made-up statistic.

AOTS Thursday, November 11

Posted November 11, 2010 - By Eugene Morton
Resident Evil...
T-Mobile is taking on 4G with their G2 smart phone. Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip take a look at the Android phone that offers a slide out keyboard, touch screen, voice activated functions and incredibly fast browsing. Find out what they rate the $130 phone.
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World' director, Edgar Wright sits down with Kevin Pereira to talk about the film's DVD and Blu-ray release, music, video games and comics, as well as what other projects he has up his sleeve.
It's Epic April, and we love our viewers! That's why we're giving you a chance to win exclusive prizes, from gaming PCs and smart phones to DVD box sets. Tune in weeknights at 7:00pm to find out what could be in store for you!
Tune in tonight at 7PM to find out who won the Epic Giveaway of the Marvel Comics Presents: The Kotobukiya Collection!
Mark Cuban
Entrepreneur, Mark Cuban talks candidly about what it's like to own the NBA franchise, the Dallas Mavericks, his plans concerning the purchase of other sports teams, and his turn as an actor on HBO's 'Entourage.' Plus, he gives out a few investment tips.
Smoking may be harmful to your health, but for some, it's a true passion. Learn about the smoking fetish, where people are sexually stimulated by watching others smoke a cigarette.
Alison Haislip covers the Thursday news about the FCC's investigation over Google's data collection, Viacom selling Harmonix, Fox renewing The Simpsons and more.
Rich bastards, listen up! Poor people, time to get envious because Alison Haislip covers the ridiculous and awesome gadgets and toys that only the wealthy can afford, like the Vox Olympian Speakers made from gold, the world's lightest bike and the Vibrogym Diamond.
Take a moment and sigh over the fate of humanity with Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip as they cover this week's Break Moments in De-Evolution, including a man taking a slingshot to the face and fun things to not do with light bulbs.
Take a close look at some of the coolest developments in military technology, like a global observer plane that can monitor everything on Earth, the X2 Raider Helicopter that can cruise at 287 mph and much more.
'Jersey Shore' as a Silent Movie, Sexy Old Spice Parody, 50 Cent is Rich, Alexis Courage, Smokestack Demolition Goes Wrong.

AOTS Thursday, November 04

Posted November 4, 2010 - By Eugene Morton
Xbox's motion controller is finally here! X-Play's Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira talk about Kinect and what sets it apart from the Wii or PlayStation Move. Find out what happens when they do a live demo of Kinect Sports!
British actress Rebecca Hazlewood stops by to talk to Kevin Pereira about her NBC comedy series, 'Outsourced,' working in Los Angeles and more.
Sit back and relax because Kristin Adams is here with the Thursday news feeding, covering headlines about News Corp putting Myspace on notice, a spacecraft's close encounter with a comet, how movie theaters aim to curb piracy and more.
Eastbound & Down's Danny McBride Behind-the-Scenes Interview
'Eastbound & Down' star Danny McBride was on 'AOTS' yesterday to talk about the show's season finale, where 'Eastbound & Down' is headed, his film, 'Your Highness,' and how he feels about being revered alongside other comedy greats.
You can't have a fast ride without a lot of horsepower, and that's why this round of Rides, Whips & Hoons covers the hottest cars like the Danish Zenvo ST1 with 1,104 horsepower engine, Bugatti's world record holding model and more.
Open wide because Alison Hailsip's got the coolest nerdy drinks for any geek to swallow, like the alcoholic chocolate milk, the world's strongest beer with Sink the Bismarck and much more.
Blair Herter sits down with Zach Galifianakis and director Todd Phillips to talk about their film, 'Due Date,' which follows a father-to-be forced into a cross country road trip with a zany traveling companion in order to see his child's birth on time.
If you're wondering why humanity hasn't evolved far enough to save the world yet, it's probably because of the guys in these Break.com videos, like a redneck taking on a loaded mousetrap, a not-so-smart moment with a paintball grenade and more.
Pinata Headshot, Bus Stop Wakeup Call, Pokemon Guy, Druken Mad Hatter Loves Beerpong, Lap Dance.
Alison Haislip recently went to Japan to shoot a commercial for a delicious new drink, and we were lucky enough to get our hands on it! Check it out.
Hacking into other people's computers is now easier than ever, thanks to Firesheep, a simple Firefox plug-in that takes advantage of a privacy flaw and allows users to hijack social networks and more.
The Smashing Pumpkins, Kanye West and Kraddy are featured in this round of Free Beats with songs ready to freshen up your musical playlist.

AOTS Tuesday, September 14

Posted September 14, 2010 - By Eugene Morton
The AOTS camera is in your hand when we showcase local events covered and filmed by viewers like you. Join the Viewer Army today!
Dragon*Con came and went, but luckily 'AOTS' viewer Lawrence Green was there in Atlanta to capture the experience for us! Check out his adventures in this latest report from our Viewer Army.
Blair Butler reports from the House of Secrets in Burbank, CA to report on exclusive news from Marvel about Daredevil, as well as a brilliant comic about prison riots and murder known as 'The Unwritten.'
Candace Bailey brings the news feeding for Tuesday with Halo: Reach blockbuster sales, Steve Job's latest airport fiasco, new stars for the De Niro-Scorsese film and more.
Take your photography skills on a wild ride with these latest camera tech from Candace Bailey, like the Oregon Scientific all terrain action cam, the Nikon D3100 with its continuous auto focus feature and the Fujifilm 3D point and shoot.
We turn our focus spaceward, with this look at galactic-based news and the things that can only happen in the outer reaches of the universe.
The final frontier just got a whole lot more interesting with these latest developments in the space industry, from the most powerful rocket ever tested by NASA, Jupiter's voracious appetite for other planets and the search for the Mirror universe.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
The students at DAVE School at Universal Studios won the 2010 Star Wars Fan Made Movie challenge with this animation, The Solo Adventures, exclusively seen on Attack of the Show.
Film expert Chris Gore is in studio with Kevin Pereira to run down this week's top DVD releases, including 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' with Jake Gyllenhaal, 'The Rock-Afire Explosion' documentary and a rapid fire television DVD review.
There are a lot of ways to let off steam, but in our humble opinion, the best way is to kick your shoes off, sit back in a comfy chair and take in the pure lunacy happening Around the Net. Ain't no better stress reliever on earth than watching people who arent you, like a student who punches a professor at a graduation, a nerd who gets way too excited about Pokemon and a geek who laughs like a wounded mule, make fools of themselves.

AOTS Monday, Aug 16

Posted August 16, 2010 - By Moye Ishimoto
News and views on the latest in the world of video games, as presented by the experts that rate them for a living.
Happy Madden Gras! Blair Herter reports from New Orleans where he lets the good times roll for the Madden NFL 11 release party, where he hangs with past NFL legends like Joe Horn, Marshall Faulk and more--plus a hot sauce chugging contest!
It's a brand new Monday, which also means Tiffany Smith brings you a brand new feeding of news stories, covering headlines from the weekend box office numbers, Star Wars coming out on Blu-ray, another Facebook scam warning and more.
Upgrade your life one hack at a time with these ideas and tutorials on how to make the best out of your phones, consoles and lifestyles.
Put that pile of old computers to good use with these three easy tricks to repairing broken gadgets to look like new! We've got Retrobright for an electronic facelift, an online tutorial to disassemble old junk and much more.
We've warned you plenty of time, so when the robot apocalypse finally arrives, don't blame us. This edition of Robot News covers Rex the Robotic Exoskeleton designed for to help paraplegics, the PR2 bot who can deliver beer to lazy people, and yes, a pooping robot that can possibly save the environment.
Why peruse the Internets when we bring the best right to you? We've compiled the top five viral videos of the day for your viewing pleasure and leisure, including an alligator taking on a watermelon, a weird Skittles commercial, a man who tries to change his name and a cat intrigued by a special dance.
Got a foot fetish? Not that kind, you perv.  The kind that causes you to spend hours in the shoe store? We have help for you.  It's called Sneakerheads.
Geek out your feet with these latest nerd-inspired sneakers from Adidas, Converse and Etnies, like the new Boba Fett and other Star Wars shoes, superhero sneakers with Batman and the Green Lantern and kicks from the movie, 'Clerks.'
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
Dude Manrod is here with this manliest tips for dudeness. Listen and learn, boys.
We scour our dusty shelves of old VHS tapes so you don’t have to, just to bring you these lost-but-never-forgotten moments from a long-forgotten time.
We're not quite sure what's going on in this martial arts video but we're pretty sure they weren't in the right state of mind. And that's why this is a thing we found on the Internet that was interesting.

How many times have you thought to yourself, "I really need to mow my lawn, but I don't want to buy a lawn mower for something I'm only going to do once every six months?" Well, that's where NeighborGoods.net, a new service on the intarwabs, comes in. You can share things with people and even make money doing things like renting out DVDs from your personal collection, all without having to buy new stuff and burden your pocket, and the Earth, with junk you'll never use again.

It's really a pretty slick idea, and a good way to remain environmentally and community aware. Check out this handy intro video to see how it works.


Watch This Intro Video! from sparky rose on Vimeo.

AOTS Friday, May 07

Posted May 7, 2010 - By Eugene Morton
Chuck Palahniuk
We know him best as the author of 'Fight Club' and other fan favorites, but this time, Kevin Pereira sits down with Chuck Palahniuk to talk about his latest novel, his upcoming book tour and his thoughts on writing and technology.
The Lesbionic Woman
They rebuilt her, made her stronger, faster… and somehow made her a lesbian.
It's Epic April, and we love our viewers! That's why we're giving you a chance to win exclusive prizes, from gaming PCs and smart phones to DVD box sets. Tune in weeknights at 7:00pm to find out what could be in store for you!
Yesterday, Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip showed an Iron Man 2 Mark IV Artfx statues from Kotobukiya for two lucky viewers. Tune in at 7:00pm ET tonight for the winners!
gadget pron
2010 means it's time to upgrade your reading skills, which means taking on Barnes & Noble's new feature rich eReader. Kevin Pereira and Chris Hardwick review the Nook with its E Ink display, color touch screen and more for $260.
You'd think that dragon expert Jeremy would love the anime series 'Dragonball Z,' but it turns out, he thinks they're not cool at all.
Iron Man sneakers
Celebrate the inner super hero with sneakers that pay tribute to your favorite heroes from World War II to comic books, like the Nike SBTG Hightop collaboration known as Memphis Belle, or the Nike SB Iron Man Dunk Low kicks.
Segways are so 2009. Alison Haislip takes a step forward with the Honda UX3 personal mobility device featuring one wheel and requiring zero coordination skills.
You forked over the money to buy the iPad, now find out which must-have Apps are essential for your shiny new toy, like Tweetdeck for updating your Twitter status, the best web browser and video streaming apps.
Internet memes meet real life at ROFLCon, a conference dedicated to Internet pop culture and web celebrities. Taryn Southern stopped by the event in Boston, MA to meet up with the people behind the Internet sensations.

AOTS Tuesday, May 04

Posted May 4, 2010 - By Eugene Morton
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
A brand new episode of 'Lost' returns tonight, which is why Kevin Pereira brings Jorge Garcia, who plays the unlucky Hurley, to reveal the secrets behind the final episodes... Okay, not really. He'll be in studio to talk about his thoughts on the series ending and other projects in store for fans!
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
The blokes from across the pond are patting themselves on the back, as Olivia Munn graces the June 2010 issue of 'FHM' magazine. She'll be unveiling her cover for AOTS audiences tonight.
It's Epic April, and we love our viewers! That's why we're giving you a chance to win exclusive prizes, from gaming PCs and smart phones to DVD box sets. Tune in weeknights at 7:00pm to find out what could be in store for you!
Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn announce the winner of the Phaser Rifle replica from the original Star Trek series, courtesy of Roddenberry.com. Who will it be? Tune in at 7pm to find out.
Resident Evil...
Keeping your digital photo frame up to date becomes easier with Vizit, a new digital display that allows users to email and upload photos through a wireless connection. Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn find out if this gadget is worth $280 plus a monthly fee.
Kristin Adams brings a fresh and easy Tuesday news feeding, covering stories from JJ Abram's surprise 'Super 8' trailer for Iron Man 2 audiences, Apple changing the iPhone SDK terms to avoid an antitrust case and more.
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There are many things that make Kevin Pereira angry, but one thing that always seems to go right are his fingers that can shoot out laser beams.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Segways are so 2009. Alison Haislip takes a step forward with the Honda UX-3 personal mobility device featuring one wheel and requiring zero coordination skills.
Tuesday means Chris Gore arrives with his latest DVD reviews for Olivia Munn and today, he covers 'The Descent: Part 2' sequel to the spelunking horror film, the first two seasons of 'Survivors' and a rapid fire review of other notable releases.
You'd think that after a while people would listen to the cautionary tale that is Around the Net, but no. Instead, they choose to become a part of it with their motorcycle nutshot collisions, tornado wieners and overly sexual gymnastic exercises. Oh well, more entertainment for you.
Mother's Day is coming right up, so check out Olivia Munn's ideas for the perfect gift for that special mom in your life, like a miniature washing machine and a portable record player.
Olivia Munn gets a little carried away when she talks about Bon Jovi and his song, 'Always.'

World Record Dodgeball Game

Posted February 18, 2010 - By Moye Ishimoto

The G4 offices is a little Olympic crazy with all the winter competition going on, but let's be honest. Wouldn't the global sporting event be a little more interesting if all the contenders gathered in a big gym and threw a bunch of balls at each other instead?

The students and faculty of University of Alberta recently did exactly that, attempted to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the largest dodgeball game with over 1,200 players. Since the record holding game only had 450 people, I'm pretty sure this university earned the Guinness title.

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