Ah. Haven't followed Bioware much - it's good to have Canadian talent regardless.
WRT Hololens focus (see what I did there?) it seems they've been suitably slapped on the nose with the rolled up Kinect-covered newspaper. Here's to hoping that either:
A) Hololens can really deliver the experiences they promise B) They don't put all their eggs in that one basket.
From the W10 direction, I doubt they will fall into that trap (unified marketplace, getting away from iterative OS versions, embracing the competitions development platforms, creating self-contained containers for x86/x64 apps to run in and not spray the hard drive with files everywhere).
MS Studios picks and chooses who they want to publish. I'm not saying he is overseeing the [email protected] here, but simply put - games like Ori and the Blind Forest were selected to be published directly and given more money, access and resources via MS Studios.
I'm hopeful that they can foster compelling content, both with indie development and bringing in the big budget ones. I wonder how much EA's purchase had to do with Casey being willing to leave Bioware...
When a table is served for countries to sit at and eat dinner, the USA gets one seat. Europe, as used by Hepcat's original post, takes up 50 of them (with 6 foldup chairs for the partially recognized).
USA is not compromised of multiple sovereign states - even the tribal sovereignty is not recognized outside of the USA.
So while state politics may vary, the image represents the national vote, and using a comparison to indicate it's all the same in Europe would be the same as saying due to Democracy USA voting is the same as the political process in Russia.
I think so. Sometimes GOTY releases are new to the platform (though this one isn't) so I think it's wise to report on GOTY and new packages (eg: sometimes a digital game gets a physical media release weeks or months later).
I strongly disagree. The disappearing platform section in Guacamelee has pissed me off way more than anything Ori has thrown at me. I was impressed with Ori's level design, and the fact that the tools you have support the actions that make you feel "clever" when you've been able to use your skills to traverse that which seems impossible.
Those disappearing platforms? It has made me rage-quit several times already (and I've enjoyed most of the game otherwise). You can fall off the edges of those platforms far too easily, and sometimes pass through them even though they materialize below you. It feels cheap.
To those who lament Ori's difficulty - Moon Studios has made it no secret that this games' challenge level was inspired by Super Meat Boy. I just wish it wasn't as buggy as it is.
I have the BT Arc Touch Mouse (Surface edition) sitting in the small pocket all the time, and put the pen beside it. On the right I keep things like the MS Miracast dongle, power brick (if I need it when traveling, though generally I do not), earphones, microfibre cloth for my glasses. I also have one of those sim pins in a little case to be able to pop the memory chip out of my phone as needed, and sometimes a Quest bar or Power Crunch.
I ended up with two docking stations (bought one, ended up with a second one due to some problems I had with the first one) and an extra power brick. Since I use the MS sculpt ergo deskop at work (bought one for myself, then the company bought me one and I moved mine over to the docking bay) I find that I enjoy my Surface more.
The pro keyboards are more than serviceable, but I've always detested "laptop keyboards" and the touch pads, while useful, end up occasionally aggravating me when my palm triggers them and moves the cursor on me. It can be disabled, however, and since you have a touch screen there's no need to have to rely on it or a mouse.
I also use my SP3 to stream via netflix and a monoprice HDMI <-> mini displayport cable at the GF's house. Yeah, Miracast, but I found that in practice the colors are faded, and sometimes it f***s up. I don't know if that's a W10 issue, but I seem to remember struggling with 8.1 as well.
One more game to add to the roster - XB1 got Project Root, a SHMUP that reminds me of Raptor, Zone 66 and one PC game I can't remember the title of (multi-directional SHMUP that almost required the 4MB of VRAM in my ATI card back in the day - this one was a gorgeous multiplayer game that came out around the time the first 3DFX Monster Voodoo 1 cards came out).
It's really bugging me. What was the name of that game? It was Windows, not MS-DOS based. ARG!!
Turtle, there is an i5 Surface Pro 3 in the sale/trade forum (if you were looking for a cheaper "ultrabook" solution).
It doesn't include the keyboard, so be sure to include that in your cost calulations.
Having a full touch screen is refreshing, and along with all input methods I can't go back to not having one - I work as a Systems Admin for a major financial company, and administer the infrastructure for an IBM owned Content Management and Business Process Management solution. (heavy use of Office products: Excel, Word, Sharepoint, Powerpoint; Unix and Windows Server administration etc...).
When I'm on-call I'm far more comfortable going out places.
As for my chromebook experience, one of my co-workers has one and he loves it. Mind you, he also lived on a netbook for the longest time.
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