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?
1. COULSON LIVES!!! [Marvel.com]
The Avengers have a TV show coming out called “SHIELD” and our beloved Agent is returning to warm our hearts :)
2. XBOX UPDATES
Skyrim: Is getting it’s 3rd DLC, which rumors a return to Morrowind…just when I was out, they pull me back in! [Kotaku]
Dashboard: As of today console history has been made; InternetExplorer is now available on your 360…so…yay? [Gizmodo]
3. MOAR APPLE RUMORS [Gizmodo]
October 23rd is scheduled to be their next big announcement. And apparently it’s dead set that the iPad Mini will be unveiled…
4. HAPPY BDAY SEGACD [IGN]
haha I’m just putting this here for fun :P