VBWeekly: Megaupload, Kodak and iBooks

In this week’s installment of our weekly video show, Christopher Peri and I talk about one of the most entertaining news stories so far this year: The colorful indictment of alleged pirate content site Megaupload.com. The site’s founder, Kim Dotcom, is an amazing character, who lived large (in a New Zealand mansion surrounded by gorgeous, rare cars) and became the #1 ranked Modern Warcraft 3 player, amazingly enough. We’ll be watching this story closely to report on the allegations and Megaupload’s spirited defense.

Left 4 Dead short film rivals Hollywood production values (video)

As the gaming culture matures, a handful of impressive fan films paying homage to popular titles have continued to emerge. First, the “Escape from City 17″ Half-Life shorts from two years ago set a new standard with their Hollywood-lite production values, then earlier this year Modern Warfare and Portal received similar treatments. Now another Valve-published game, Left 4 Dead, has been reimagined in this live-action eight-minute film.