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It’s been a week since E3 ended, but the E3 train don’t stop! We’re short a Keith this week, but Rob, Kelly and N have no issue diving into the Xbox DRM reversal, Rob’s issues with the ARMA 3 editor and much, much more in this exciting new adventure!
I stood by Microsoft and the Xbox One’s “always-on” calls that enabled a wonderful futuristic tomorrowland. I did it even when I was being shouted down for it. I did it even when Microsoft was doing their best to make the customer seem like the enemy. One thing I won’t stand for though is Don Mattrick, the well-dressed man with the ragged hair that only speaks in PR-code and only appears when a press conference is nigh. I’ve chided him for his aloofness on this site and I believe he represents everything that Microsoft shouldn’t be. As the President of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business overseeing the Xbox and all of the entertainment associated therein, he’s fully responsible for what’s going on and it seems that no one will hold him accountable, but there’s definitely some action required.
GameSpot UK is reporting that 343 Industries’ post-Bungie Halo trilogy – or Reclaimer story – is no longer confined to just Halo 4, 5 and 6, but tons of games beyond that. This explains a lot regarding why their tease during the Microsoft conference was number- and subtitle-less. But what does it really mean? Let’s dig in a little deeper.
FEZ Week In Review is a series we prepared all of our original content from the past week for you to gaze at! On top of that, we go over the stories that mattered most to you in the past seven days, whether gaming, tech, entertainment or otherwise, and bring them together for you to view in one quick glance!
After today’s ruckus about Instagram video and obviously copying Vine and whatever, the real question still stands: does Instagram make a superior product? Does Zuckerberg’s dominion over this fiefdom guarantee its success when something like their Snapchat clone – Poke – falls off the Earth in a matter of moments? Here’s 5 reasons why Instagram video is here to stay and why you should ditch that silly ol’ Vine.
(Yes, it’s confirmed, check the update below.) If word from Giant Bomb’s ever-reliable Patrick Klepek is to be believed, then Microsoft is ready to ditch the DRM tentpole of their Xbox One strategy that’s received such an epic backlash over the past week. My question then is whether this will mitigate the Xbox One’s long tail, as I defended on our conferences podcast, in trying to become a robust digital retailer like Steam.
Two months ago, Toronto-based Whirlscape went to Indiegogo to get their new Minuum virtual keyboard made for Android. The premise was simple – compress the entire keyboard into a single line that didn’t take up 40% of your display’s real estate – but it was obvious there was a lot of masterful engineering required behind the scenes, much of it done in time for their pitch. Despite the Play Store’s best attempts to hold it back, the beta keyboard is now finally getting out and about and I’ve now had my time with it. So how does it work?
It’s been a long time since the original Anchorman dropped the microphone on Classy San Diego, but we’re now finally getting our first real glimpse of its follow-up! Lots has changed since Ron Burgandy and the Channel 4 News Team were first beamed on silver screens, the biggest difference being that everyone has become their own movie star since then, tying up a reunion ever since. We’ve got the newtrailer and analysis below, so check it!
And so we reach the conclusion…
GOG is just like Steam, but based out of Eastern Europe and DRM-free, meaning you can buy games, retain the game files and move them between as many computers as you’d like. When a big sale come down the pipe like the 2013 #NoDRM special they got going on right now, you best be paying attention, even if you never ever play those games! Here’s a Top 10 you should be grabbing immediately!