This was exhausting.
When it’s all said and done, I find myself at a loss, and somewhat confused. When it started I thought I was sold; Halo5 on XboxOne, with a dash of iOS7. Now I’m thinking; I don’t want the government spying on me, and didn’t Android already create that layout?
For the first time ever, I’m considering becoming a Sony gamer *shudders* solely for the fact that I WANT TO PLAY DESTINY but I don’t want all the strings attached that Microsoft continues to pressure us into. I’ve said it a million times; if I can cut the shackles to the hellspawn that is Micro$oft gaming, please show me the way. And until now nothing has been able to pry me away from Halo…until Bungie showed us it’s destiny. Now, I’m just not sure…(maybe I’ll just jump ship entirely and play my favorites on the WiiU).
I’m always excited for OSX updates, but still can’t understand why they don’t just hike up their pants and pull a Steve by upgrading to OS11. From what I saw at WWDC, it didn’t feel like something Jobs would’ve been happy with…
In the end, there were a lot of pretty things like TitanFall, BF4, MGS5, and Project Spark…but overall this year felt like the companies were really pushing THEIR way of gaming on us. So I guess what I’m saying is, I liked what I saw, but not what I heard. And in the end I’ll stick with my Xbox360/iMac/Wii until Destiny arrives.
E3 Day 2 Recap
- MegaMan is in the new Smash Bros!
The console war got heated*apparently the price-comparison video was a fake :/
- IGN posted a great commentary on Destiny
- I spent the entire day at work looking for the MirrorsEdge2 soundtrack!
Overall: Nintendo announced a lot of our favorite classics being done up in pretty HD, while conspiracies about Microsofts connection to the NSA had a lot of gamers jumping ship! I checked out MGS5, and was very impressed. In the end I have to admit that Sony definitely won this year’s E3…
WWDC Day 2 Recap
:: I played catchup by checking out the entire keynote, reading reviews, and watching spec-trailers. So here are my thoughts;
- iOS7 looks too much like something Android would do
- Couldn’t the new OS X just be OS11 ?
- I absolutely hate the new MacPro…it’s a garbage can…
- I feel like this was the year Steve wouldn’t have agreed with
Will I upgrade software, of course. Will I upgrade hardware, nope.
E3: Day 1 Recap
- Killer Instinct is baaack!!!
- Superbrothers return with “Below”
- Mirrors Edge 2 has me giddy with the soundtrack alone!
- First Arrested Development, now Battlefront 3
- Sony totally owned Microsoft for major lulz
Overall: For the first time in a few years I was actually surprised, and blown away by the press conferences. A slew of good games; Kingdom Hearts 3, Beyond Two Souls, Elder Scrolls Online, Battlefield 4, Watch Dogs, Metal Gear Solid 5, and Titanfall all ended up on my radar. And of course, my most anticipated game of the year delivered :)
WWDC: Day 1 Recap
- New OSX for Macs!
- New iOS for handhelds!
- They upped their game on multi-display functionality
Overall: I didn’t get a lot of time to sift through all the material, and I’m sure I have some Apple friends that could fill me in on some of the major points. I’m hoping to play catchup tomorrow after Nintendo’s conference…in the mean time here’s a short review by the folks at SourceFed;
1. RIP GAMING GIANTS
Atari - The US branch has filed for bankruptcy, and even the iconic logo is up for sale [8bitFuture.net]
THQ - These are the last days of one of the biggest companies in modern gaming [IGN.com]
3. TWITTER “BRANCHES” OUT [blog]
The massive microblog has started a minivid counterpart called “Vine”
Of course I made an account, you can find me by searching for my Twitter handle @hebb or my username Boschmann
4. iOS UPDATE [Apple.com]
v.6 gets it’s first update today!