It was a silly move. Stratechery possibly said it best with an article titled, “The Deal That Makes No Sense“. For their part, Microsoft has taken the initiative to defend the $7.2 billion bid for Nokia by putting out a justification document and having a conference call about it. Neither were very compelling. Don’t misunderstand… Continue reading Microsoft cannot justify silly Nokia deal
Every time a shift in gadget technology is in the works, tech bloggers hit their keyboards with every reason they can think of that it won’t work. We saw it with the roll out of smartphones when some were estimating that it would be 2012 or later before they would become commonplace. It happened with… Continue reading 5 reasons why the smartwatch really will be the next big thing
Technological advances in gaming show no signs of stopping. With that said, I understand the need for such things as RAM and storage space. In the case of the latter, if a video game console does not have enough of it, chances are that consumers are going to blow right past it. Seeing as how… Continue reading PlayStation 4: Is 12G Truly Necessary?
Up until now, Zynga has been a company that I have not paid much mind to. It’s not like it has a small audience, though; this social gaming company has done well in bringing users together in order to gamble real money, letting them scratch an itch that would otherwise be satisfied through an actual… Continue reading Can Zynga get a spark through Facebook?
If this is a sign of what gaming is coming to, then I’m very concerned about the next generation of consoles to hit the market. For those who have been keeping up with news regarding the Xbox One, you would know that its initial used games policies and DRM limitations have been revoked about a… Continue reading What do bizarre petitions say about gaming socially?
You probably don’t love everything that Microsoft has put out. In fact, a lot of people look at Microsoft as a completely out of touch company; however, they do still have some classic gems. Here are 4 Microsoft innovations that people actually like: 1. The Surface Tablet Ever since Apple launched the iPad in… Continue reading 4 Microsoft innovations that people actually like
It’s amazing what power in numbers can do, especially when it comes to the gaming world. For those of you who have been keeping track with the Xbox One, you will know that it wasn’t long ago that Microsoft announced that the previous DRM policies would be lifted, which was great news for those who… Continue reading Unlocking gaming regions through social media
The modern day console wars that have raged on for many years seem to have always been dominated by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, all competing for the top spot. In the background of these battles lie other consoles: small startups that don’t have the AAA title games or millions of fans drooling over their new… Continue reading OUYA video game console becomes the latest crowdfunding success
The short answer: no. The longer answer is that they have to do something. When Microsoft first made the jump into the smartphone arena with their Windows Phone 7 operating system, it’s likely that they knew they had a tough road to climb and that they would be the third option for most phone buyers,… Continue reading Is Microsoft crazy to offer $100,000 for Windows Phone 8 apps?
Gamers around the world gathered to watch coverage from the annual Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) in Los Angeles last week. The expo has been hosted annually since 1995 and been the most popular video game event for years. Every couple of years, big name developers like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft unveil the next generation of… Continue reading Social media and U: how Nintendo is connecting the masses through social networking