Eras End

"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Friday, January 13, 2017

Nintendo Switch Details, Release Date: March 3, 2017

In an hour on long presentation (video below) Nintendo finally revealed some details on their next generation console called the Nintendo Switch. How you interact with it has not changed but now we know the release date is Friday, March 3 for $300. The specs include a 6.2" 720p touch screen display that outputs in 1080p when docked. The memory is a pathetic 32GB (tech companies really need to dumb the 32GB space standards, it was old four years ago). The hope is the game cartridges called GameCards that are similar in size and shape to Nintendo 3DS games) will do most of the heavy lifting on space but it doesn't really address how those that prefer to buy digitally will manage the space limitations. In portable mode the Switch's battery life will be between 2.5 to 6 hours depending on the graphics horsepower the game needs. Additionally Nintendo is finally doing away with proprietary connections by using a USB-C for charging on the go.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer

After his introduction in Captain America: Civil War, here is the trailer for the new reboot of Spider-Man. Yep its the third time in less then 20 years but this one was done under the control of Marvel whose track record is only matched by Pixar.