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Antony and the Johnsons – Cut the World Review or: Transgenderism and Drowning Raccoons

By pete_the_lion | | Music, Reviews

So I’ve just got back from a trip to Canada, in which I experienced a world similar to the UK, but bigger in many ways. Many of them food related. I’m talking about gigantic waffles covered in maple syrup and a “small” burger that was about the size of my wall clock. I helped a drowning raccoon out of a bin full of water only to be reprimanded for interfering with a pest and so then had to hear it’s plaintive cries as it sat on the step outside waiting for the “vet” to arrive. I’m fairly certain the “vet” …
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What is fanart.tv all about

By Martijn | | Website

As some of you may or may not know, Kode runs a site called lockstockmods, though that was before this site took over his life.  Over two years ago, in a small section of the site he started hosting clearlogos for tv shows. That’s where it all started. Soon after the section started rolling and more and more images were hosted and the API became well used. It became obvious that it deserved it’s own domain. Fast forward to the present and that’s where fanart.tv is now. An artwork site dedicated to improve your media-center, by providing a range of …
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Movie review: The Raid (Redemption)

By mizaki | | Movies, Reviews

The Raid (Redemption) is an action-cum-martial arts Indonesian film written and directed by Gareth Evans. Staring Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Donny Alamsyah and Yayan Ruhian. The first and the last also being the fight choreographers. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing some of these names in Hollywood films. In fact, if you check IMDB, you already will. This may be old news to some of you but with a limited release it’s bound to enjoy a good life on disc. If you are less than enamoured with the genre, The Raid makes no attempt to transcend the genre. The …
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TheGamesDB.net – Fanart For Video Games

By smidley | | Website

Have you ever come to this website just wishing there was a section for games?  Check out TheGamesDB.net.  We’ve got an open, online database for video games.  We have a simple, yet robust API, and we strive to have the highest quality images and metadata available for games.  We work closely with the fanart.tv staff, and share similar goals when it comes to quality content. Several highly used programs are already scraping with our API.  This includes Gamebrowser for MediaBrowser, and Advanced Launcher for XBMC.  You can find fanart, clearart, boxart, screenshots, banners, trailers, overviews, ratings, and much more!  All …
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Movie review: Total Recall 2012

By mizaki | | Reviews

A “re-imagined” version of the Philip K Dick story: “We can remember it for you wholesale”. Well that’s what they say when they don’t want you to compare it to a previous film based on the same story. In this case the 1990 film called Total Recall directed by Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Starship Trooper) and staring Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator, Predator), same name, good start there chaps. When I first heard of this remake, sorry “re-imagining”, I did shout a metaphorical “WHY!?” Then I saw the trailer and was willing to put the first film to the back of my …
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Some interesting statistics for July

By Kode | | Website

The following stats have been compiled from 1st July 2012 – 31st July 2012 API Visits: 10,773,333 Unique Visitors: 373,748 Top 6 API users Artwork Downloader – Movies – 5,177,308 hits XBMC – Music – 2,985,478 hits Artwork Downloader – TV – 969,174 hits cdART Manager – Music – 749,068 hits meta<browser/> – Movies – 239,472 hits YAMJ – Movies – 212,844 Website Visits: 41,858 Unique Visitors: 25,870 Top 6 pages visited Home page – 18,392 Movie home page – 6,188 Site activity – 5,657 Music home page – 4,050 TV home page – 3,204 Maroon 5 Artist page – 1,499 Top 6 Visitor Locations United States – 9,420 United …
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XBMC and OUYA

By Martijn | | Latest News, Media Centre, XBMC

In the last 40 hours of the Kickstarter campaign, team XBMC & OUYA platform have just announced that will be working together on bringing XBMC Android to the OUYA platform to ensure tha XBMC works well on OUYA. Talks are still in early stage however they do look promissing. The Kickstarter campaign already raise 6.8 Million to get the project going. Wonders if that will be increased some more after this announcement.       Some more news from Ouya We’re boosting our radio reception around the world.  We’ve partnered with TuneIn, a free service that lets people listen to the …
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fanart.tv competition winners

By Kode | | Competitions, Latest News, Website

So our very first competition has ended, and the winners have been drawn, congratulations to the winners! Metabrowser License winners Furby – California, USA Colin Woodward – New York, USA Jennifer Lynn – UK   Pulse-eight NYXboard Remote winners Ángel Víctor Gámez Guinto – Mexico Daniel Schoonover – Orange, CA USA Þorkell Pétursson – Iceland Lee Pennington – Kent, UK Simon – Kent, UK   Pulse-eight CEC adapter winners Thomas Kanara – Auckland, New Zealand Nick Kuras – IL, USA Alfie Davidson – Somerset, UK Jacquie Bennett – Sheffield, UK Joshua Welch – FL, USA   If you aren’t one of …
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libCEC 1.8.0 Firmware upgrade and Raspberry Pi support

By Martijn | | Media Centre, XBMC

They guys of Pulse-Eight (who also sponsored our contest with some great gadgets) have just announced a new firmware upgrade for their libCEC library. The software that allows you to control XBMC with your TV remote through the HDMI cable and CEC adapter contains a numbers of bug fixes and improved compatibility. Besides that it now also support the Raspberry Pi board without the CEC adapter or any other special wires besides an HDMI cable. So just pick up your TV remote and you can control XBMC. This will be included in the OpenELEC version of XBMC For the full …
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60.000 images available

By Martijn | | Latest News, Website

The milestone   Yesterday July 30,  2012 we hit another important milestone. More 60,000 images are currently hosted by fanart.tv It was only 7 weeks ago on June 14 that the 50,000 milestone was hit. So 10,000 images added within such a short time period is truly amazing. Two months before there were only 40,000.   A short history trip tells us: When we started, there were around 900 images, but my site allowed people to make requests, and boy did they take that to heart—at one point in time there were over 500 requests! That was a pain at …
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