Director, producer and cinematographer Laura Poitras reveals her interviews with Edward Snowden after being approached by him when Snowden sent her emails under the name Citizen Four and this disturbing documentary about the whistleblower who shined the light on the NSA and its illegal and nefarious spying on the public in the film. There may be someone in the world who has not heard of Snowden, or Julian Assange or the NSA or the FBI but it is unlikely unless said individual has been living under a rock or in outer space. Snowdon is the American who now lives in Russia, until further notice, and is “the world’s most wanted man.”
Like many other American “traditions” Black Friday has come to the United Kingdom and the PS4 Launch started at midnight in Game stores across the country coinciding with the “new” marketing tradition. While many publications in the UK have questioned the wisdom of English retailers aping American stores and their “official” Christmas shopping period, gamers came out in force Thursday night to line up for the Sony next gen console launch.
Both Xbox One and Playstation Four are having issues. It’s a case of would you like some nudity with that glitch or perhaps some profane language that would make a sailor blush? It would seem rather fitting that glitches from brand new consoles would evoke quite a lot of profanity from the gamer who had just shelled out a major amount of cash for either console. To turn it on and get the “blue light of death” or, in the case of Xbox, “disc drive doom” would certainly cause most consumers to come out with language that could make ears bleed or turn the air a different hue.
Xbox One hype is reaching fever pitch as the day approaches when the console is launched on November 22. The “futuristic” console is being touted as the new all-in-one entertainment system. It seems that consumers have forgotten, or do not care, that the Xbox One puts Big Brother in your home.
One drawback of the classic Xbox and it’s successor, the Xbox 360, was the size of the controller. Xbox One has now left that problem behind by designing more female friendly controllers. While the average gamer back when the classic and it’s large controller was designed usually consisted of teen boys who had slightly larger hands than their female counterparts, it was not a huge problem.