The Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) has long been the place for video game development companies to release the most exciting news they can muster. Some years, E3 is a little less exciting (like when Microsoft’s Xbox One announcement left gamers less than pleased back in 2013, or when they responded to concerns about the One by saying “we have a product for people … it’s called the Xbox 360”), but other years (like now), development companies pull out all of their “big guns”. At E3 2015, so far, we have three of the four biggest “mythical” releases announced, as Square-Enix just announced the extremely long-awaited, and often teased Final Fantasy VII Remake on the PS4.
The one thing that annoyed gamers the most with the release of the current lineup of next-gen consoles was the fact that neither the Xbox One nor the Playstation 4 shipped with backward compatibility. The goal of the manufacturers was to “cut costs” for console, while encouraging the consumer to purchase a digital copy of the games they wanted to play on their new consoles. What it actually did, however, was push away large portions of interested parties because the existing library of games did not justify purchasing a new console, if they couldn’t use it as a replacement for their previous generation console.
I’ve been a firm believer that you should never play any Bethesda game on a Sony Console. Why? Not because I care one way or the other about Sony or the Playstation, but because Bethesda has shown time and time again that they either like Microsoft more than Sony, or just don’t know how to handle the Playstation hardware – my best it on the latter.
See, realistically, it makes loads of sense that Bethesda would know how to handle the Xbox more than the Playstation. They started off with the Atari, then switched over to DOS through the 90’s, and by the late 90’s really jumped in to developing for Windows. You could maybe argue that they did make their first Playstation game around the same time as Windows or Xbox, but even if you put “experience” aside, Bethesda gets more out of Windows than Sony.
So far, my posts have only been about Science or, whatever, but I’ve thus far not included art, which is one of the main things I’d like to bring to this blog. So, since I’m sure one of the first things people will see when they come to this site is my logo, I thought I’d address how to make that icon, which could also be used for social media, or branding. Say you wanted a fun, personalized Twitter Icon? Well, there it is, and I’m going to show you how to (hopefully) make one for yourself.
Last night, Bethesda Softworks hosted their first-ever E3 Showcase at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The announcement caught most off-guard, as, again, this is the first time they’ve ever done that. The showcase included new looks at DOOM, Battlecry, Dishonored 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, and of course, Fallout 4 – the game the majority were looking forward to the most; the one that Bethesda most likely scheduled the Showcase specifically for. If you’re so inclined, the full Showcase presentation can be viewed in the following Youtube video.
“A new study published in Nature Physics appears to show that time in fact may move backward, things may exist in multiple states, and whether a tree fell in the woods not only may depend on whether anyone ultimately saw it, but also on whether something somehow knew it would be seen. “It proves that measurement is everything. At the quantum level, reality does not exist if you are not looking at it,” said Associate Professor Andrew Truscott from the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering.”
“Leaders of the world’s top economies Monday (8 June) gave a boost to global talks on tackling climate change by saying the global economy should be decarbonised by the end of this century.
“The high-level backing by G7 countries – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US – increases the likelihood of almost 200 countries agreeing to a long-term goal when they meeting for climate talks in Paris in December.”
This is phenomenal news. It’s common knowledge among educated individuals, that the increased supply of human-supplied carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is causing the Earth to slowly, gradually warm. Yes, Human are only responsible for around 30GT (gigatons) of carbon dioxide, compared to the 780GT that the Earth produces. However, the Earth has also naturally used the same 780GT that it produced for the past 800,000 years. So, for Humans to come along and start adding an additional 30GT every year, it has slowly pushed the climate off-balance.
I guess I should start this new blog off with a “what is the point” –kind of post. I mean, I do have an “About” page, and that does give a somewhat general idea of me and my interests, but it’s so simple – I think you guys deserve to know a little more. Don’t you think?
Truth is, I haven’t written something like this for a long time. I honestly feel like these kinds of posts, updates, or informative sections tend to be rather narcissistic – I really hope this one doesn’t come across that way. I’ve been using my Facebook for the past few years simply to help inform and educate the people I care about, by posting all the interesting and informative articles I come across. So, I would like to use this Blog in a similar manner. I may post progress shots with some of my future art, but the majority of my posts, I hope, will be made to share my thoughts on current and future events and technological, medical, scientific, or social advancements.