Posts Tagged ‘Windows 8’
Rovio Wants You To Squeal Like A Pig
Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 September 2012 10:25 Written by Laddie13 Wednesday, 5 September 2012 03:00
On Tuesday Rovio officially announced “Bad Piggies” a spinoff from Angry Birds where the pigs are the center of attention. Gone is the ever preset slingshot as Bad Piggies will introduce a new form of gameplay that will first come to ios and Android devices on September 27. Shortly after expect to see Bad Piggies on Windows phones and PC’s. Here’s the official press release from Rovio.
ROVIO TO LAUNCH BAD PIGGIES ON SEPTEMBER 27! Read more: Rovio Wants You To Squeal Like A Pig
Job listing confirms Valve is ready for hardware development.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 4 September 2012 07:24 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 4 September 2012 09:00
Ask anyone about Valve and they’ll gush about the awesome games like Half-Life or Left 4 Dead. They’ll also mention Steam, the excellent delivery system for PCs that all publishers wish they could emulate. Hard core fans will start moaning about Half-Life 3, where is it? The one thing most won’t talk about is Valve and hardware, after all they have the stellar reputation as software guys. But that’s good enough, right? Not for Valve.
A recent job posting firmly points the company towards hardware development. Earlier this year we had heard mention of a Steam Box, Valve’s own console that would deliver Steam games to the giant flat screen geeks have. Rumors are swirling that this particular piece of greatness is on hold after head honcho, Gabe Newell, lambasted the upcoming Windows 8 and praised Linux. What this recruitment post means is just as in the air as the release date for Half -Life 3, just that Valve is pretty much unsatisfied with the state of hardware today as this snippet shows:
“Valve is traditionally a software company. Open platforms like the PC and Mac are important to us, as they enable us and our partners to have a robust and direct relationship with customers. We’re frustrated by the lack of innovation in the computer hardware space though, so we’re jumping in. Even basic input, the keyboard and mouse, haven’t really changed in any meaningful way over the years. There’s a real void in the marketplace, and opportunities to create compelling user experiences are being overlooked.”
Whoever Valve picks, they need 6+ years of experience, an Industrial Design degree and a bunch more nifty habits. If you think you got the gumption, go apply. Just make sure to let us know the secret before we gnaw off our fingers!
So many Microsoft rumors, so little time!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 February 2012 02:37 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 1 February 2012 09:00
Rumors come and rumors go but it seems a fair amount of Microsoft rumors have been burning up the internet the last week or so. Kinect laptops, Microsoft Points, Xbox 720 and more have been swirling around heads and some seem just a bit out there. However that is what the internet is best for, that plus cat pictures and porn. Oh wait, I forgot trolling. Must never forget the trolls.
Let’s take a look at some of these rumors and I’ll toss out my opinion in regards to the likeliness of them seeing the light of day. My opinions are no way representative of Microsoft, just musing based upon my experiences. We’ve heard four rumors to discuss ranging from “Plausible” to “Yeah F’N right” and all have that touch of “maybe, could it be?” to them. Except one, that one seems troll-made. Like a Troll House Rumor. Hit the break and let’s do this.
DHTG Takes Windows 8 Out For a Test Drive [VIDEOS]
Last Updated on Saturday, 17 September 2011 06:11 Written by Nick McD Saturday, 17 September 2011 05:36
Microsoft has seen a lot of issues with their PC operating systems over the last decade. Initially, Windows XP taking on the crown for both the home (XP Home Edition, dethroning Windows 95/98/ME) and the business (XP Professional Edition, ousting Windows 2000) brought the Windows NT platform into everybody’s realm, and of course people don’t like to change, so with the introduction of XP there was resistance. Over 3 service packs and a lot of re-tuning, more than has ever been done on a single iteration of a PC OS from any company, XP was held by many as the epitome of computing. And then came Vista, followed quickly by its own service packs, and a rehashed Windows 7 (Vista retuned) to drown out the terrible and rushed release Vista was.
A lot of people missed the fact that Windows 7 is, essentially, what Vista was supposed to be, but most people saw that the changes that were rumored during the Vista/7 development turned mostly to be a unified 64-bit driver set option, and lots and lots of bling on good old Windows XP. Changes in mouse control that did what we were used to doing manually created application pinning, split screening, bookmarking , etc., etc., etc. Where was the new Windows? Read on for full review and videos.