Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Windows 8 Spells Out a Dark Future for the Platform



Windows has been built onto ever since Windows 2000, 12 years ago. Yeah, I said "built onto" as in, Microsoft has kept the same, unstable, decaying core of the operating system, simply adding on top of the framework new layers. Layers that are unneeded and unpractical still exist. Layers that need updating but are ignored still exist. It's like digging a hole in sand. It just keeps filling up, and you'll never get to where you need to. Windows 8 is bad. Real bad. Microsoft essentially took Windows Phone 7, Xbox's UI, and Windows 7 and mashed it into a bastard child only Steve Ballmer could love. Do you want to know what is wrong with the new Windows? Do you want to know your alternative choices? What about what you can and should do now to prepare? Read on past the break to find out why Windows 8 is a bad idea.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Apple 2012: Resolutionary, Not Revolutionary



Tim Cook, CEO of Apple probably said it best at last weeks' "new iPad" presentation when he said we are now totally immersed into a post-PC world, where Apple is at the forefront, and Apple has reinvented portable computing with it's iPad. But Apple also made a very interesting pun that not only applies to it's new iPad, but also to the company itself in this last year. It's not revolutionary... but rather, resolutionary. There have been countless huge changes to the company in this last year, but all the while, the company has been able to shift itself slowly in the right direction, making small changes to big things, and doing a great job at it.

Back to How Things Used to Be

Changing this site was a mistake. Games are great. Game reporting is a great thing. But, we don't do a great job. We don't have the resources, the time, or the energy to do so. And for that, I apologize. However, the break away gave me and the staff some new ideas...

First of all, we like the weekly/bi-weekly posting schedule. It keeps people ready and waiting for new, cool content every week, and that's just amazing for viewership. Especially since you NEVER know when in the week it will happen. I don't even know (although I do, and I'm simply lying to you). Second, I love writing editorials. Honestly, it's my favorite part of writing. And sure, opinions are like a dirty word, but in this case, they're usually effective. Third, I miss writing about tech. Real tech. The sort of stuff you could talk about for hours. The past. The present. The future. That's what this site USED to be about. And we're going back. Fourth and last, we like the new design. We think you too like it. We're not changing it for a long time. Things are great the way they are.

So, yeah. That's about it. We'll be getting back to weekly posting beginning tomorrow, and throughout the rest of the month. We'll still post our OPINIONS about games, but reviews will be a rarity now. The good old fashioned editorial is the reason this site began in the first place, isn't it?

Thanks, and happy reading!

-Max Bleich, Editor-in-Chief