I figured that since it is Independence Day here in the USA I would take a break from the usual new releases and deals and share some behind the scenes and personal stories.
Back in the start of the year, Universal was promoting their BD Live features by running a contest to send down a video commentary on the Death Race Blu-ray disc.
The idea was to record a commentary as a Death Race announcer.
I thought that this was a pretty intriguing contest to run so one afternoon I recorded a commentary and with a little help from Universal’s support team I submitted it for the contest.
I didn’t really think too much more about it until I was notified that I won a Playstation 3 system in the contest!
The winners were supposed to be posted here though I am not sure that this is going to happen any time soon.
In any case, my Playstation 3 has arrived, adding a second PS3 and 4th Blu-ray player to my home (not counting the two PC drives I own, since they are not used as players!).
Much thanks to Universal for running such a cool contest – hopefully I will find the time to record more commentaries and the likes and share them over BD Live.
On a different note, some of you are aware that I have been toiling extensively behind the scenes to get the site running properly after moving to a new server.
The move was abrupt due to my previous server cutting off service due to a monthly traffic load of over 50GB!
So it was a bitter sweet experience – great that we are getting that kind of traffic but sad that it needed so much work to move.
In any case, for the most part the site should be working from the outside perspective, and I will continue to work on the tools that I need to keep things updated.
Time to head off and watch some good old 4th of July fireworks – my first as a citizen of the United States! Have fun and stay safe!