Come on $499 is not an unexpected amount, it sound pretty reasonable to me. I'm totally getting one, and a PS4 as well. Nice to see lots of games in the conference instead of a bunch of irrelevant TV stuff.
I'll buy one. I don't care about the DRM and I think people who get angry about it are acting like babies. If you don't like it, just don't buy an Xbox One, no one is forcing you to buy something you don't like.
I'd go for the Galaxy SIII. I've had mine for a couple of months and I'm really satisfied with it, it's thin, light, feel solid and super fast. And because it's so popular it's highly likely that Samsung will continue to bring out updates for it for a longer time than on most android phones.
Brad Pitt in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
I always though of Brad Pitt as the guy from Troy and not as a serious actor. But after seeing him in Jesse James I realised that he's usually pretty great in the movies he's in and actually does some pretty interesting work.
I would recommend The Besties. It's a podcast run by Polygon (theverge.com/gaming). With Justin McElroy who have been a guest at the bombcast a couple of times. It's a podcast where every week they each bring one game released that week and try to decide upon which game is the best and at the end of the year decide the game of the year. It's quite funny with lots of banter between them. It's nice because it's not just the same format as most other gaming podcasts.