Powering back UP

Greetings, Programs!  Firstly, thanks for stopping by – your interest in our little site means a lot, and it’s great to have you here.  Chips and dip on the table in the corner.  Mingle a little.

We’ve been offline and out of touch for about two years at this point, but I’m excited to announce that PowerUP Online is back online.  We’ve got a lot of new and exciting things planned for the future including weekly podcasts, daily and weekly Twitch streams, new articles, reviews, app highlights, and more.  We’ll have daily updates (with Fridays being a possible exception) on our main page here, Twitch, or our SoundCloud.  Interested in following us?  Our current schedule is below:

PowerUP Weekly Schedule:

      • Monday – No stream as we’ll be doing our podcast recording.  Check out pwruponline.com or soundcloud.com/poweruponline on Wednesdays to hear our weekly podcast.
      • Tuesday – DC Universe Online 8p – 10p EST (5p – 7p PST)
      • Wednesday – Podcast goes live on SoundCloud 7p EST (4p PST)
      • Wednesday – Andrew plays Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (first run) 8p – 10p EST (5p – 7p PST)
      • Thursday – Tyler plays Game Dev Tychoon 10p – 12a EST (7p – 9p PST)
      • Friday – Wildcard!  Fridays are busy for us (and probably you), so we’re not committing to a stream at this time.  That doesn’t mean we won’t be online, we’re just not planning for it.
      • Saturday – Andrew plays Mad Max (first run) 9a – 11a EST (6a – 8a PST)
      • Sunday – Andrew plays Chex Quest 9a – 11a EST (6a – 8a PST)

Visit us on Twitch, YouTube, SoundCloud, and Facebook.

Writers needed!

It’s becoming more and more challenging to post regularly as I continuously work on other projects.  PowerUp is still something that I love doing, but I don’t have the time to commit to it that it really deserves… so I need your help.  Entertainment writers, game and film enthusiasts, people with strong opinions… I need you!  If you have any passion for the entertainment industry and are vocal about your passions and opinions, I’d love to hear from you.  Simply send an email with the subject line “Write For PowerUp” to “poweruponline AT outlook DOT com” and I’ll get in touch with you.  I’d like to hear your area of expertise; tell me your favorite movie, game, and band; and provide a brief writing sample in the body of the email.  ABSOLUTELY NO ATTACHMENTS!  Word documents, .pdf files, pictures… none of it.  If there is an attachment, you will not be considered in any capacity.

Please note this is not a paid position.  PowerUp does not have a revenue flow and is entirely for sharing your passions in entertainment.  What I’d really like to see is some more views that differ from my own (I’m primarily an Xbox gamer, I have a Windows Phone, and I’ve got Windows 8.1 running on all of my computers… so, anybody who is outside of that Microsoft loop would be a breath of fresh air for my readers, I’m sure).  I’d like to see PowerUp feature more mobile entries focusing on Apps as well as indie games.  Film and music are also areas of opportunity.

Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Andrew T.S. Bedgood

Sherlock: Series 3 Teaser now online

BBC’s excellent reimagining of Sherlock Holmes finally has a teaser for the next series!  Still no date for when the show will be back, but it’s expected to return this fall.

Grayson: Earth One – A Nightwing webseries

Below is the premiere episode of a proposed six-episode webseries centered around Richard Grayson, the original Robin turned Nightwing.  There’s a twist, though:  in this new adventure Dick was never taken in by Bruce Wayne and, thus, never became Robin.  It’s an interesting experiment that certainly has promise, so I encourage you to give it a look:

 

Respawn’s Titanfall (officially) revealed

Microsoft closed their conference with the announcement that the Xbox One will be available this November with a $500 price tag and Titanfall’s official reveal.  A trailer prefaced Respawn Entertainment’s stage debut and a gameplay demo.  Titanfall will be an Xbox console exclusive and is set to be released spring 2014.  I’ll post videos when they become available.

Lords of Shadow 2 trailer

We’ve got a new trailer for Konami’s upcoming Lords of Shadow  sequel just before E3.  It’s good.  Watch it.  And, is you haven’t played the first game, I highly encourage you to do that.

Respawn’s “Titanfall” outed

TitanfallJust days before E3, the first title from Respawn Entertainment has been outed by the leaked GameInformer cover.  Titled Titanfall, the game is supposedly coming only to Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.  There were rumors floating around that the game would be an Xbox console exclusive, and those appear to be true.  The game will be multiplayer-focused with the Xbox One version heavily utilizing the power of the cloud (one of the things Microsoft was touting for its next-gen console); the Xbox 360 version is being outsourced to a different studio.  I’m sure we’ll learn more about this game in just a few days when E3 is upon us.

 

Source:  IGN

And we’re back!

I want to apologize for that posting break.  It was undesirably long but entirely necessary.  I’ve been working on getting some things in my personal life straightened out (mainly living and financial stuffs), so I’ve been away and unavailable for the past two weeks.  I’m slowly but surely getting things in order, so hopefully there won’t be as many long pauses between updates and I’ll be able to get all the latest and greatest entertainment news up for you to view.  I really do appreciate all of my readers and their support, so stick around and I’ll try my best not to disappoint you!

 

Much thanks,

Andrew T.S. Bedgood

Arrested Development Season 4 available on Netflix

It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got the fourth season of Arrested Development available exclusively on Netflix.  The show was cancelled by Fox back in 2006 due to low viewership despite critical acclaim.  Fans have been clamoring for a continuation of the comedy for years and it’s now a reality as the 15-season is now online for Netflix subscribers to enjoy.  I will be posting a review as soon as I get a chance to enjoy the continuing Bluth saga.

Zombieland: The Series dead after pilot

Amazon’s attempt to continue the story of Zombieland as a series has failed.  Zombieland: The Series will not be picked up, likely due to all the negative reactions surrounding the pilot.  I wasn’t a fan and was actually preparing a review of the first and only episode of Zombieland: The Series, but decided to stop after realizing that the only sentence I wrote (“Zombieland: The Series is a soulless disappointment, but it’s free.”) completely sums up the series and would hardly be worthy of a post.  You can see the failed experiment yourself for free on Amazon.

 

Source:  IGN