Hardware Revision Ho! New 2DS XL

In what must be the twilight of the 3DS platform there’s yet another iteration of the hardware coming! What’s that, like, 6 now? That’s gotta be a record. Anyway, the “new 2DS XL” is on its ways and looks pretty damned nice. The original 2DS was clearly aimed at the younger market. No hinge to…

Capcom Is Looking Into Bringing Resident Evil 7 To The Switch

So this is a long way off an actual thing, Capcom aren’t even sure the Switch can even run the game engine, but good to hear they’re looking at more support than an (admittedly great looking) updated version of a 26 year old classic. Considering the portable nature of the Switch I’d be totally down…

As a 30+ techie I don’t “get” Snapchat

But it’s not what you might think. I understand entirely what Snapchat is and what the appeal is, especially to the younger audience. What a great idea to be able to share images and short video clips that self destruct saving folk from terrible embarrassment later in the day / life. Problem is… it really…

Had a lot of bad feelings towards Wario, like he robbed me of another Super Mario on Gameboy. Getting to know him now, he’s not so bad.

If True This Could Make Mobile Gaming Actually Good

Games on touch-only devices pretty very limited in terms of the styles of gameplay that works. That aside there’s a bigger problem: trying to play the same game between multiple devices and device upgrades. It looks like Google might be catching up to Apple (and maybe bettering) for a unified gaming approach.

Yet More Evidence That DRM Doesn’t Help

In this case it’s not so much DRM causing a problem but rather that the removal of it has had roughly zero impact on the piracy of ebooks from publisher Tor (book publisher, not popular porn encrypted browser service). Tor removed DRM from their ebooks a year ago and appear to have recorded pretty much…