If you have, for whatever reason, been on the fence about getting WriteRoom, now’s the time to nab it. If you’re in the market for a great “minimalistic writing environment”, you really can’t go wrong with WriteRoom.
This is a project I can definitely get behind. Finding a small display with actual HD or “HD ready” resolution, and HDMI input is an exercise in frustration, and this project aims to remedy that situation. Personally, I can think of many uses for a small, yet capable screen like that.
I guess this is where I’m supposed to say something snarky about analysts and pundits yelling doom and gloom about the portable video games industry, but honestly, that schtick is getting a bit old in the tooth now.
Film critics can call blockbuster movies pieces of shit and retain both credibility and their jobs, whereas calling out companies like EA or Rockstar on making a bad game will get a gaming "journalist" fired because video games journalists have never been expected to be critics, they're meant to be advertisers.
Compared to pretty much all the other Apple pundits who decided to weigh in on Nintendo and how that company is doing, mostly in relation to the unveiling of the 2DS, John Siracusa isn’t talking out of his ass. I’d say this is one of the best, if not the best, articles to come in the wake of the new hardware announcement.
“When people come to me and say, ‘I want to be a writer. What should I do?’, I say, ‘You have to write.’ And sometimes they say, ‘I’m already doing that. What else should I do?’ I say, ‘You have to finish things.’ Because that’s where you learn from; you learn by finishing things.”—Neil Gaiman (via wordpainting)
Makes sense to me! I’m still working on the latter.
Another Giana Sisters game for a Nintendo console? Never would have expected that back in the day. I mean, heck, I wouldn’t ever have expected to see any Giana Sister game on any Nintendo system, but now there’s two! It’s a strange world.
Yeah, firing people tends to have a demoralizing effect on the people left. Once again, I can’t say there is anything except thinking behind Mr Iwata’s decisions. More so when you think about how the WiiU, and even 3DS to some extent, warrant more people in order to get the games done in some reasonable time-frame. The very fact that he had to essentially explain this fact is sad.
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I’m normally not a huge fan of remakes, specially of games I really like a lot, but when Eiji Aonuma describes what they are doing with the Wind Waker, it just sounds right to me. I’m looking forward to Wind Waker HD, although perhaps carefully so.
I look at this announcement in two different ways.
Firstly, I think this is a great way to make StreetPass even more useful, and viable, outside of Japan as well. This is great, and a huge boon for all 3DS players.
Secondly, I see it as something of a sad realization that other places in the world just don’t work like Japan in this aspect. Be it a social construct like that we leave our game devices at home and not with us as often as we could, or that there are just fewer people with 3DS consoles roaming the streets.
Still, I’m looking forward to getting a 3DS even more now that StreetPass might actually work, even for someone like me, outside of any metropolitan area.
Mr. Kendrick is absolutely right; you can be productive on the iPad Mini!
Again, the very definition of “productive” is broken in the general sense of the word. People toss it around like any old dirty rag, any time they see something being done in a way they don’t understand or like.
How in the flying hell can you stand and watch someone be productive, and keep burping that it can’t be done? Are your eyes broken, your brain unable to grasp what you see, or are you just plain incompetent?
But enough about me ranting on this topic, go check out what James Kendrick wrote, which is incredibly refreshing to see!