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Taking a little time this week to talk about some of the latest reveals about tech items there were a few things that stood out to us. First the Surface Pro, which appears to be kind of a big deal with some people. However there have been reports that it could harm traditional PC gaming, thoughts? Next we have the XBOX 720. Okay so a lot of what was shared this week was mainly about leaks that had happened in regards to their plans, but these reports are still interesting none the less. Then of course we have the good folks at Sony who continue to insist on keeping any news that they might have in regards to the PS4 close to the chest. With the only real hints towards anything all point to rumors such as the one here about cloud gaming.
If there’s one thing that can usually be proven correctly amongst gamers is that we love our nostalgia. There just seems to be some kind of magic when it comes to side scrolling, 16-bit, digital sounding, creations. And that’s why when walking through the internet when stumbling upon a tutorial on turning an old N64 into a handheld gaming device it was important to share. Another thing that gamers love, free games! Here’s a fun little browser game to play with while you're waiting for your inbox to, because who doesn’t love irate squirrels? For those of you who loath the social networking scene we found this interesting little article from schools.com to share some interesting points about the little tool so many love to hate.
Now you too can throw tiny fireballs at your coworkers with this Fwoosh stress ball. A tiny foam flame to help you get the stress out.
Save the Tata’s headphones! Who doesn’t love an awesome pair of pink headphones? Okay so many of you are likely thinking that pink isn’t your thing. But for the record, 10% of all sales will go to breast cancer research and prevention. And for those of you who are interested in something a little more artsy here’s a fantastic painting of Chell based on Norman Rockwell’s "Rosie the Riveter".
Socially Weird, Terrific, or Frightening
Finally we move on to the socially weird, terrific, and frightening articles of the week. For example, check out this Incredible 3D Pack Man Streat Art Perspective from obviouswinner. Speaking of amazing art skills, this Lego Portal idea (created by Five X Five) was shared by GameSpotter BoominGranny who clearly has great taste. But don’t get too excited, Lego turned down the project. However before we go this weeks report wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t take the time to talk about this. The whole Tropes vs Women in games thing is beginning to get pretty crazy, and while many people have reached out in support of the pending article, there still seems to be a great disturbance in the gamer force. So rather than ending this with a scolding towards people who can't say anything nice we’ll sign off with a song and dance.
**Warning** The following video contains some mature language and subject matter.
Cloud gaming is pretty much an inevitability for every next generation console, I would think.
Think about it: It eliminates the issue of both pirating and used games. It dramatically reduces distribution costs from packaging, shipping, and third-party payments (Gamestop, Target, etc.). Providers have complete control over their content, including point of sale.
Basically it brings all the benefits of Steam or Amazon Digital Downloads to console manufacturers.
I think the Surface Pro could have great potential if it can run a decent version of Windows 8. Of course, that also depends on how Windows 8 turns out. I wish Nintendo would add the N64 to the 3DS VC. XD That handheld looks awesome.