What a weekend to be a movie-goer! The last few days have given us trailer after trailer for movies big and small. There were super intelligent dinosaurs, fantastical children stories and we even got a better look at that galaxy far, far away. What really excites me the most is that within this summer, there is a movie for almost everyone to enjoy. I can tell you right now that if you need to find me this summer, I will be glued to the seat of my local theater, savoring every moment of these films.
Nintendo must either have a mad man or a complete genius behind the timing of their events. In the midst of all the April Fool’s jokes and gags that comprises the Internet, they announced a new Nintendo Direct. What’s even more insane is that this announcement is on top of a rumor days earlier about said Direct. In the immortal words of the April Fool…
But taking the time to examine all the parts is where the true brilliance of this really shines.
Nintendo fans, myself included, gasped in disbelief yesterday as Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma announced that the next installment in the series in no longer slated for a 2015 release. While many took this delay personally, shouting across the internet, claiming Nintendo to be “incompetent” and “unfaithful”, this may in fact be the best thing to happen to this game.
With the Spring Forward event yesterday, Apple took to the stage early this year, giving us a look into the new technology and updated models they would debut in coming months. There were loads of confirmations and definitely more than a few surprises, leaving many with more questions than before, including myself. But after much deliberation, it stands to reason that Apple did in fact “spring forward”, showcasing how to breathe new life into some of their more established product lines and giving a glimpse of where the future of computing is headed.
It would be hard, even for a Vulcan, to calculate how much or strong of an impact that he had. Not just in television, or film, but to society as a whole. Leonard Nimoy was a true visionary of the arts, bringing soul to everything he touched.
I can’t believe it. Seriously, I can’t believe it’s actually happening. Sony and Marvel have finally reached an agreement to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This is huge news. Massively huge. MONUMENTALLY HUGE! For those who aren’t in the know, let me elaborate.
It is no small secret that the Wii U has not been the critical success the Wii was, nor has it matched the sheer numbers of sales that the Xbox One and Playstation 4 have reached in its lifetime on the market. So, it is unsurprising that Nintendo has already started work on their next console. What will be surprising however, is the development path they take, and how they will integrate their hardware into the ever-changing tech landscape.
As in the past, Nintendo begins working on their next console as soon as they finish one, giving them plenty of time to truly plan out what they envision the future to be. Even back in 2012, we heard mumbling on what’s coming next. Although there is some speculation to the particulars of the new devices, one thing is for certain: Integration between the handheld and console will be key.