Tag Archive | microsoft

Math. How I Chose My Next Gen Console

Ummm...

When the next gen consoles launched in November of 2013, I was underwhelmed.  They were nothing truly ground breaking and there weren’t any games I had to play.   Read More…

The Bullshit Review Scale

Part of why I read reviews is to decide whether or not I should play/buy a game. Games cost money and with a regular 9-6 job my time is limited in what I can play.  I have to make that count.  Also, I like reading reviews! If I’m going to play a game from start to finish and then talk about it, I should also post my own formal review of it.  Makes sense, right? But what makes Read on…

What Siri Could Learn From The Xbox One

Siri is an “intelligent assistant” that was first introduced in iOS 5 on the iPhone 4s on October 12, 2011.

Since then, not many would argue it’s evolved much but with the release of iOS 7 coming this fall, I have hopes, dreams, desires… for Siri.  I want it to be more easily accessible, less invasive of my other iPhone activities and I want Siri to become a more complex artificial intelligence.  In order to make some of these improvements, Apple should take a nod from Microsoft’s new Xbox One. Read on…

Don Mattrick is Leaving Microsoft

After a storm of (mostly negative) press surrounding Microsoft and the Xbox One, All Things D is reporting that Don Mattrick is leaving Microsoft and heading to Zynga.  Their sources are saying that head honcho of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business (a fancy way of saying XBox) is leaving the company for struggling indie game developer, Zynga. Read More…

Why Microsoft’s Reversal Is Bad.

Disclaimer:  If you want a quick reason- read the final three paragraphs.  If you want theory/my arrival to this point- read on!

I’ve been a hardcore Xbox fan since Microsoft’s rookie console.  I loved the graphics.  I loved Halo.  I loved the controller.  I loved the multiplayer experience.  Until a couple years ago, I had never even owned a Sony console.  They didn’t have games I could justify spending another $400 for.  Even if they did, I hated the controller- that was my main reason for holding back.  It never fit well in my hands!  So I just passed on it.

There was something bothering me, though. Read More…

Fuck the Xbox One.

Before watching the the Xbox One reveal I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve.  I knew I wasn’t going to get anything immediately but as a hardcore gamer I was dreaming of everything I wanted in Microsoft’s next console.  After all, it does mark the beginning of the next generation console war.

I was sorely disappointed, though.   Read More…

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs Will Be A Next-Gen Game

I'm calling it now

Earlier this year at E3 Ubisoft announced its new intellectual property- Watch Dogs.  Players take on the role of a hacker in an open-world, third person action game set in Chicago.  No release date has been announced.  Not even a “coming in 2013” etc. Read on…

Bungie’s New Game Will Be At PAX This Year

Bring on PAX!

When the Activision/Infinity Ward court battle leaked the Activision/Bungie contract detailing the Fall 2013 release of Bungie’s new IP I thought for sure it would officially be announced at E3 (arguably the most popular video game convention).  So when E3 came and went I was a little confused nothing had even been mumbled about it.  Then it hit me.

Bungie’s new game will be announced at PAX.

Games, especially from blockbusters devs (like Bungie), are usually announced a year to 15 months before they release.  Halo: Reach (Bungie’s last game) was announced June 1, 2009 and released September 14, 2010.  Resistance 3 was announced on August 17th, 2010 and released September 6th, 2011.  Gears of War 3 was announced on the Late Show with Jimmy Fallon on April 12th, 2010 and released September 20th, 2011.  Borderlands 2 info started coming out last summer and was officially announced August 3rd, 2011.  It’s set to release later this year.  Is Borderlands a blockbuster IP?  Debatable.  But I digress.

If that contract is true- that Bungie’s new game is releasing in 2013- I can’t imagine them announcing it any other time.  PAX is always held in Seattle which is also where- surprise, surprise -Bungie headquarters resides.

The question now is- how excited for PAX 2012 are you?