New Commercial For Tron: Uprising!

The Tron: Uprising information train is apparently going full speed across the Grid as we have another TV commercial to share. Last week we had the exciting 16 second teaser to drool over…now we have a full minute and this time we get some pretty awesome story details.

[Via] Comix Fan VN’s YouTube Channel

Really enjoyed seeing some of the original guards from the first Tron film in that commercial. I couldn’t get a really good look at the character Beck (Elijah Wood) was sparring against, though I assume that is Rinzler…which makes me wonder if my original guess about what happened to Tron is correct. Did Tron somehow get infected with his battle against Clu…is he slowly turning into the Rinzler we see in Tron: Legacy?

I sadly do not have Disney XD on my cable lineup, hopefully I’ll be able to catch the show on iTunes or through Zune, but to be honest I don’t think that June will get here fast enough for my liking.

p1xl Games: Free this weekend!

Robin Harbron, one of the programmers of the Commodore All-in-One Joystick that was released a few years ago, announced earlier this weekend that his popular iOS game “P1XL Party – Retro Minigames!” is currently free this weekend on iTunes.

The original release of p1xl Party (1.0) contained three games: Marz, a flipped-upside-down version of Space Invaders; Wanderers, a top-down RPG; and Platform, a platform game featuring a bouncing ball. Each of the three games contains retro-Commodore 64-styled graphics and sound.

Version 1.1 of the app contains a fourth game titled Bounced, which the developer describes as a cross between “Pong and Herding”.

Normally $1.99, this weekend the app has been marked down to free. Additionally, free updates with new games have been promised. If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, what’s not to like?

Link: p1xl Party on iTunes

Win a Free Digital Download of A Clockwork Orange

Good news for all your droogs, the 40th Anniversary edition of A Clockwork Orange was just released and in honor of this wonderful occasion, we will be giving away a digital download of the movie via iTunes. Even better, this iTunes download will not only include the movie, but will also include over 38 minutes of bonus content.

So the thing you are probably wondering is, “how do I win it?” Well it is easy, just visit the official iTunes page for A Clockwork Orange and answer the following question to enter the contest… “tell us which actors from the film are listed under CREDITS on the iTunes page?” After you have done that, email them to me at or send them to me on Facebook or Twitter. You can even use the submission form here. Just make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you have won.

Good luck!

Win a Download of Season 2 of Scooby-Doo! Where Are You?

We are running another great contest here on the Retroist, this time giving away a copy of Season 2 of Scooby-Doo! Where Are You? via iTunes (as digital download)**. Why you ask now? Well to honor the fact that it is probably the most Halloween appropriate cartoons ever made and because they just made it easier to get all of your favorite Scooby Doo episodes from various seasons and series via the all-new Scooby-Doo! section on iTunes. Entering the contest could not be easier, just make sure you are registered here on the site and comment on this particular post AND/OR follow the Retroist on Twitter and send me a twitter DM. Then..well then..nothing..that’s it. I will pick a winner at random in a week and then I will send you a code to download Season 2.

Good luck!

** Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this promotion.

Scooby Doo

Release the Kraken! Trying Clash of the Titans (1981) on iTunes

I might be into retro stuff, but I am not a technophobe. In fact on the contrary I am huge fan of technology. At times I have even carried the title of early adopter. That being said, I do have some hangups about certain technological advances (I am complicated okay!) For example, while I use services like iTunes and Amazon to buy music all the time, I am yet to use it buy a movie or TV show. Why you ask? Good question, I guess I have always wanted to own the physical media. It just feels more solid, plus in the past it gave me the ability to watch it on any device I like with a minimum amount of work. But things are changing.


Over the last few months I have built myself a nice little media center that is completely networked. Which is great for listening to music or watching TV recorded on my Windows media center, but now that I am looking to hard drives and web services for my entertainment, the disc is turning into a hassle. So I thought why not give iTunes movies a shot. And overall I would say the experience felt weird, but I have to say it was a lot more convenient then waiting for a disc in the mail or getting in the car and running to the Redbox or Target.

First I did a little research as to what I wanted and decided to get two movies I am interested in doing a podcast on that I have in VHS format only, Clash of the Titans and Logan’s Run. Both are $9.99 on iTunes and I happen to have a couple of iTunes giftcards laying around that should cover it. I opened iTunes and search Clash of the Titans. Top of the results is the movies section letting you rent of buy it. I clicked buy and since I had already entered my info, I just needed to confirm that I was in fact buying the movie. As soon as I hit yet, it started downloading in the background. Not bad. I also noted I could rent the movie for $2.99, I might need to try that in the future. Onto Logan’s Run.

Quick search and right at the top is the movie. Oh and they have the series for sale as well. One thing at a time. I repeated my purchase and went and made a sandwich and watched some lunchtime Magnum P.I. and by the time I was done eating, both movies were done downloading. Not too shabby.

I got busy the rest of the day and worked pretty late that night, so I only got to watch about 25 minutes of Clash of the Titans plus the sneak peek it includes of the new movie (I am more then moderately interested in it, but wish Perseus did not have a buzzcut). I was supposed to travel the next day, so I just hooked up my iPhone to the computer and moved both of the films to my iPhone (EZ). The next night, when bored out of my mind at the hotel, I just finished up Clash and the next day on the trip home I watched the flawed, but fun, Logan’s Run.

When I got home, I decided to check how the movies played on my Xbox through media sharing and they seemed to play fine out of the box which was a happy surprise. Especially if I am sitting at the couch and want to watch them both again or have people over for a movie night.

Overall the experience has been pretty painless. I must admit, I am still a big fan of physical media, I like getting extras, but this is the future. If movie companies throw in more bonus content and keep upping the resolution, it is only a matter of time before the discs that I have grown so attached to, will become a distant memory. Embrace the future…

Clash of the Titans [@] iTunes & Logan’s Run [@] iTunes