Alan Smithee

China’s Lunar Rover “Jade Rabbit” is in Trouble!

China’s Lunar Rover “Jade Rabbit” is in Trouble!

China’s first lunar rover named Jade Rabbit ran into a mechanical control abnormality over the past weekend which spells doom for the little guy as it can no longer close it’s solar panels which would lead to it “freezing to death” over the lunar night that’s coming up.The lunar night is set to last 2 […]

 Alan Smithee

Foxconn Goes Automated

Foxconn Goes Automated

It’s a bit of a hobby of mine to keep track of what’s going on with China’s vast manufacturing wing that has gobbled up megatons of worldwide outsourcing. I was more of a morbid curiosity a year or so ago when the workers at the plant were throwing themselves out of windows because how bleak […]

 Alan Smithee

WPR’s Totally Absurd Predictions for 2012

It’s easy to do a year-in-review post. Hell, every big blog out there has done one either today or yesterday (depending on your timezone), but it takes a site that wants to have a bit of fun with the media we love to make a predictions post. Here is what WPR thinks we’ll see this […]

 James Helsby

Adult Swim adding 5 new shows to the line up

Adult Swim adding 5 new shows to the line up

Coming to Adult Swim some time in the not-to-distant-future, 5 new shows. Included in the mix, a series adaptation of the film Black Dynamite, and a new series from Patton Oswalt.

 Alan Smithee

iSec Revealed

iSec Revealed

If you didn’t know already, China is essentially cut off from the world of console gaming. Sure, they have their traditional knockoffs that mimic the actual systems they wish they could own…but for the most part consoles in China are nonexistent…until recently at least.

 Ryan Thomason

Dude, China Bans Time Travel on TV

Dude, China Bans Time Travel on TV

I feel like such a jerk for even writing an adaption of that horribly racist joke, but it was all that came to my head. Seriously though, China is banning TIME TRAVEL on their TV networks.

 Ryan Thomason

MGM Digitally Reworking Enemies in ‘Red Dawn’

MGM Digitally Reworking Enemies in ‘Red Dawn’

Because of fears that the worlds largest growing market for the entertainment industry might not approve of the film, MGM has digitally taken out everything that resembled China, and substituted in the most toothless excuse for an invading army ever.

 James Helsby

LRE #31: Ip Man

LRE #31: Ip Man

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Ip Man Release Year: 2008 Staring: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan Is there such a thing as a perfect Martial Arts movie? I would like to think so. And for once, my wife agrees!

 Ryan Thomason

China Planning a New Megacity?

This is what a central government will do for ya, about the size of New Jersey, and Vermont, COMBINED or Switzerland, and an estimated 42 Million residents? That’s hardcore.

 Alan Smithee

Sega’s Rebirth Lies in China

Sega’s Rebirth Lies in China

What does the once all-powerful need to do to get back on it’s feet? First, they need a shitload of money to come into the company coffers. Second, they need to have more product recognition and brand awareness. How will they do this? Simply my friends, China.

 Alan Smithee

The Chinese Take MMO Nerd to a Whole Different Level

The Chinese Take MMO Nerd to a Whole Different Level

As if spending hours upon hours playing the same game that doesn’t have an endgame, wasn’t bad enough…we’re now seeing rich ass MMO players in China attempting to outdo each other, in ridiculous ways.

 James Helsby

Optimus Prime Arrives in China

Optimus Prime Arrives in China

Ok, we all respect the Chinese. They do crazy things, that we only dream about. Take for example, this 30 foot tall Optimus Prime (movie style) which was constructed out of 10, 000 + pieces of Junk.

 Alan Smithee

Foxconn’s Suicidal Staff Get a 20% Hike in Pay

Foxconn’s Suicidal Staff Get a 20% Hike in Pay

It’s amazing to me that this story isn’t more widely known, but if you haven’t been paying attention to world or China news…one of the largest manufacturers of consumer electronics to the world has been suffering from an outbreak of suicidal staff flinging themselves from the roof of the building or slashing their wrists.

 Alan Smithee

Next Time Buy the Vest AND the Helmet

Next Time Buy the Vest AND the Helmet

Guys, I doubt many of us will ever have the ability or the drive to ever play Counter-Strike at a net cafe in China, but if you’re ever in the thick of it and you’re accused of cheating…you’d better run your ass off to avoid some serious pain. [graphic image follows]