I love the way Microsoft always expands and never settles for average and or complacency. They makes things better while other remain the same because of lack of knowledge and or plain laziness.
Look I’m a fan of Xbox one and think there is no better game console and platform on the planet right now. However, I don’t believe for one minute that Titanfall actually “sold” 10 million copies. Now do I believe they have 10 million users? Yes, but here is the thing. What the report is saying is that they have had over 10 million users register their name. They don’t say “sales”. They say “users”. Media and reports have interpreted sales into the equation. We forget that EA has this game free with membership. You are forgetting that everyone that wants to play online can create different profiles with different names to hide who they are or how good they are or aren’t. None of this means someone actually spent money to buy the game every time you saw a different user. But hey I still think this game was one of those jems that came out yet again on Xbox one that ps4 fanboy try and hate on. Yet, it ended up selling better than any game they have almost but yet they have the install base number advantage. This tells me gamers actual buy on Xbox one at a better percentage than the ps4 side of things.
Leasons learned are hard but at the same time needed. Such as my lesson with trying to stay away from apple products and be more open sourced with Android. For the last couple of years I used products from Samsung to stay with the times. I spent a lot of money getting the latest but to be honest this can’t be avoided no matter what side of fence you’re on. Samsung and Apple are the top makers of mobile tech out there. So I really don’t feel I was in that bad of a position with Samsung and had convinced myself that Apple was just to basic to really keep up with Samsung. A lot of this had to deal with the features Samsung packed inside their phones and tablets, mainly the screens. That amazing color and detail in the them at first was the best on the market but Apple caught up. This exposed or reexposed the fact that the software side of things worked best with Apple. This part never changed but I was willing to ignore because of the beautiful screens of the samsungs devices.
Once the screen beauty was on par the software side of things started to become more evident. This still was not enough for me to go back. No matter how many times I wanted more productivity and power android always seemed to find a way to show me it wasn’t as ready as I had thought. But I pushed that to the side because I had freedom of choice. Well that same freedom of choice lead to viruses and limits. Even webpages weren’t as friendly with android products as they were with Apple products. Chrome itself was becoming a nightmare and the new Andorid update brought more headaches on top of what was already there. My sound from music was nothing like it was. I couldn’t log onto webpages sometimes and when I did the format was messed up at times.
With the tablets in general apple has this technology that is a must if you are to use a tablet at effective. It’s call thumb rejection. It was impossible for me to be productive on any android tablet I ever used in my life without such tech. It was the reason why I got rid of my Samsung tab s. I just could not use it without touching the screen and this made typing and surfing a nightmare. I was hoping that I would just get to the point where it didn’t bother me but I was wrong. Ever single tablet brought for android never makes it a year with me. However my ipad mini original version did.
So as fate would have it I had to go back to apple if I was to have tablet at all. Once I did I noticed all the joys of having a apple product again . Everything worked beautifully. Apps, powerful apps, there for the taking. Webpages functioning fast and perfect and quality of the screen is gorgeous. I can’t help be look over to my samsung note 5 and wonder if I should have just went with a iPhone .
Well No man Sky once again made another appearance and this time it was on the Colbert night show. The game was shown off with yet even more footage. I would like to say to the ps4 fans out there that the footage exposed great gameplay that all have been waiting for. That they showed something different than the same group of things. But sadly all you got was the same things over and over. A hill, a animal, a robot, some plants ,and a ship but with different colors duplicated on different scenes from planets( Over and over ). Still no release date , still no real story line , objective, no real enemy or boss, nothing. Nothing that most people play games for or are use to are present. Basically the same boring events take place over and over again until you get tired of playing is what I am getting from this yet again. I keep hoping that the game will not be as boring as it seems but the more footage I see the more it leads me to feel that the game will indeed be boring and will get dust like “1886” did for most who played that game after a few weeks.
Well can’t say they don’t know how to push the affordable tech. Fire the Echo and now a new and more affordable tablet. The 8 is what we got today and are testing out right now. It’s probably the lightest tablet I have held in my hands at this size. It’s pretty fast and responsive. The material seems very drop friendly and doesn’t look like you would loose you mind if it fell. The keyboard is a little weird if I had to pick a annoying feature but this is only weird until you get use to it. So outside of of its features and great price what else is there. The reading right? How does it response and or feel reading is the ticket right, being that this is a kindle. Well so far it’s great. It has all the new features of a kindle. It has the read to me features, the fonts, the x Ray feature and the new speed reading companion. Basically it remains the best tablet for reading with all the prime options and features it contains that are geared for reading and that all important Amazon ecosystem. Honestly, I can’t tell you that I’m missing anything yet in my opinion that I wish it had other than a real youtube app maybe(it has one but it’s more of a redirect than a real app). So we will keep testing this thing to see if it’s truly a keeper or not. Conclusion to the review coming soon so stay tuned.
A DAY LATER…..
This is why we need to always review things before we make the commitment to keep them. Such is the case with my new kindle fire HD 8. What I noticed first was a huge dead pixel at the corner of my screen. It was grey on white backgrounds but black on black backgrounds. So I really couldn’t see it at first. But once I saw I always saw it. Then once I convinced myself to not care really about that small imperfection another thing started to bother me. The graphics really weighed in on me. The pixels, while good were not up to par with what I was used to. Even though I wanted it to be good enough it wasn’t. Then finally the fact that I couldn’t download my apps I used the most was a real bummer. Simple apps like YouTube was not available and when I used the default Web version I had to log in every single time just to have access to the videos I watch. Every single time I put in my info for my account the moment I shut down the website I had to re-enter it. I hated that. Not having access to my apps played the biggest reason why I took it back today . I see that I will have to stick with a ipad 2 for the cost and function as getting a better Samsung tablet will run $400 for the specs I need it to have. While I know I’m fine with a ipad I didn’t want to go back with one but for the price and functions it was hard to beat that $260 range.
There was this gaming craze that took over for video games a little while back. It was called streaming. It produced and pushed people into buying cameras so that they could be seen by others. They held chats and played video games together. Well it went viral to the point that it brought over Girls that had no idea how to be good at videogame but still wanted to play so that they could sit in front of a camera and have hundreds of guys flirt with them. This then made even more guys start to tune in and then businesses jumped on board and people started to promote and advertise to make profits. Well, VR my friends will not allow this. No more will you be able to sit in front of a camera and chat with others because you won’t be able to see your chat nor will they see your face that took you over a hour to prep even though you swear you just look like this every moment of the day girls. What does this mean…failure of VR. Will people buy VR off the bat? Yes, because it’s new. But I promise it will fade quickly once the reality has sat in about the problems it has with our streaming practices we have come to love. Off will come the headset and dust shall build upon them as the majority of those people return to the quick and easy way of gaming and social streaming. Just like motion gaming, as long as there is a easier way and more lazier way to play a game it will always, sooner, or later triumph over more complex and longer drawn out process of fitting things on your head, straping things on your hands and swinging your arms and head around until you pull muscles.
The Xbox one Lunar White controller could just be the very best controller ever. The controller as a xbox one controller is already the best on the market. But with the adjustments they made to this controller it surpasses it’s siblings.
The back of the controller is the key. The textured backing with the rubber material is the most amazing feeling design I have ever felt on a controller in my life. The balance of weight has always been there for the Xbox one controllers but the new texture adds more balance some how as it adds more grip and yet not to the point that it becomes rougher but more softer and secure. Trust and believe it’s easily the best you have felt and personally I think this should be on every controller going forward. When you add the motor responses in game and the feel of the buttons on the shoulder and trigger softness known in xbox one controllers, what you end up with is a masterpiece! And it doesn’t hurt that it’s so amazing looking with the gold touches to boot.