I’ve been outta the game for a while, so here we go…
1. NINTENDO 2DS [IGN.com]
Yesterday they announced that a new non-clamshell / non-3D version of the 3DS would be hitting stores in October. So…just a regular DS, that can play newer games, but doesn’t close to protect the screens? I can see this being really good for that smaller-children market, but other than that it’s just a blunder (remember the Gameboy Micro) waiting to happen.
2. iPHONE 5C [gadgets.ndtv]
Normally I don’t even acknowledge rumored Apple products, but this has been getting so much press that I can’t really ignore it :/
If it’s all true, it’ll be much like Nintendo’s move; create a lower-budget version of your best selling product, thus giving the market two options. Older folk will gravitate towards the more high-end/expensive model, and will jump at the chance to get a cheaper version for their kids…who before would smash/drop/destroy the only-existing high-end model within days. Kids don’t NEED the cheaper version, but will get it simply because it exists. Spend less money to make something that will make you more money.
3. SUPERMARIO COMICBOOK [/film]
Remember that so-bad-it’s-good 90’s movie adaptation of our favorite videogame characters? Yup, it’s getting a sequel…
4. TOP10 AFFLICKS [IGN.com]
I’ve already shared my distaste for the choice of Ben Affleck for the new role of Batman…but…he’s been apart of some alright movies. So to soften the blow, here’s a reminder of things that aren’t Gigli or Daredevil!
5. NEW JZ/JT VID
I obviously am not going to post it here, it’s far too foul for my page. BUT the new music video for “Holy Grail” was just released today and it’s…interesting…definitely different. Your thoughts?
I’m a little slow on this one, give me a break works been busy…
1. XBOX ONE-80 [TIME.com]
Just like I said would happen, Microsoft has gone back on it’s initial word with regards to the rules and regulations put in play at this years E3. All that DRM and 24hr online nonsense that everyone was freaking out about is gone; basically it just runs like a 360 now.
2. MOVIE UPDATES [ComingSoon.net]
X-Men:DoFP - May, 2014
Dawn ofthe Planet ofthe Apes - July, 2014
Assassin’s Creed - June, 2015
ID2 - July, 2015
That’s not even including ALL of Marvel/DC’s releases, sooo needless to say we’re all going to be a lot more destitute.
3. INSTAVID [Mashable.com]
Fbook/IG just slapped Twitter/Vine in the face with longer vids that you can edit on the fly! I’m posting this to get an opinion: should I stay with my Vine (where I already have a substantial presence) or switch over? What are YOU using?
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!
Not a lot stood out to me at this years event. Lots of TV’s, peripherals stating they would be the next “3D experience” or “virtual experience”. Mostly just the same ol’ from companies I don’t really care about. Here are (the only) three things that caught my attention…
1. Lenovo Table PC [Mashable]
This is the only product that could make me purchase a Windows PC. I love the idea of having a fully intractable device that can be used for different purposes for different means. Table, tablet, computer, boardgames, canvas…looks fun!
2. Piston [IGN video]
I’m kind of sad that this only got the spotlight because it ended up NOT being something affiliated with Valve (and the rumored “steambox” console they’re working on).
3. MS Illumiroom [IGN video]
I agree entirely with IGN critics. I think this is a great idea for ambience, but hate the idea of having my game extend beyond the screen. The ONLY way I’d find that practical is if you’re entire room was devoted to gaming…meaning…no bookshelves, or other surfaces for the “screen” to get messed up on. But then at that point, why not just strap on a VR helmet?
1. R.I.P. TWINKIES [MontrealGazette]
It seems everyone’s initial freakout over Hostess going out-of-business might be for nothing. The company might be selling off it’s assets, meaning we’ll still have WonderBread, HoHo’s, and Twinkies…
2. GOT3 [IGN.com]
The new teasers have come out for the next season of Game Of Thrones!
3. WiiU RELEASE!!!
Today’s the day Nintendo says goodbye to the Wii (and essentially the Gamecube) and launches it’s first HD next-gen console!
KOTAKU is currently featuring a ton of content on everything you need to know.
And to balance things out [here] and [here] are some reviews pointing out it’s flaws.
ANON ASKED: What games are you excited about for the 2012 holiday season?
MY ANSWER: Well I’ll be playing Halo4 until all my LIVE timecards run out, and I still have a lot of content in WoW:MoP to explore. But during my holidays I’ll most likely be sitting down and FINALLY finishing MassEffect3 :P
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE WiiU?