Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Top 5 of E3 2011 - My thoughts exactly

The following is a blurb from Rolling Stone Magazine - I've decided to share (For educational purposes) it considering it is right on the money as far as I am concerned. Read it and share your thoughts.

1) Game Publishers are scared. For all the bold predictions, the fact remains that E3 2011 was filled with sequels. Following the Global Financial Crisis, publishers are cautious about investing in new franchises with unknown appeal.

2) Motion games are sticking around. Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft aren't backing away from their motion-controlled games. How this era will be judged in the context of history is yet to be seen.

3) Retro is cool. As well as sequels, publishers are re-mastering and updating old games. As with GoldenEye last year, Halo and Metal Gear Solid are set for high-def makeovers.

4) Blokes with guns are everywhere. Games like Mass Effect 3, Geras of War 3 and Modern Warfare 3 impressed, but are we starting to run out of ideas here?

5) Games are mainstream. The range is expanding. MiCoach, Rocksmith and The Deepak Chopra Project are just some aimed at a non-traditional audience.

Below is a cool gaming related pic I like :)

"You know how I know you're gay?"

Monday, August 1, 2011

100th Entry!

Well, I did it, I've stuck with something I started. This entry marks View*Know*Do's 100th post.

At the time of writing, this blog has been visited over 6000 times (6108 'Satisfied Customers'), there are 227 members, the page opened on March 15 2011 and the content has been mostly focused towards the environment, government policy, general social commentary, discussion of technology, proof of concepts, deconstruction of news stories, money saving techniques and a few odds and ends to keep the look and feel of the place comfortable, interesting and fun :)

I'd like to thank everyone that visits regularly, especially the members - I do try to view as many as I can when I have spare time, but I am only one please have patience!

To conclude this little celebration I have decided to  recall some of my favorite entries by yours truly.

The Waste Stream - Junk Mail
Farmville for Dummies
Container Deposit Legislation for NSW
My Folding @ Home Team
PSN Unplugged
Why it sucks to be an Aussie Gamer
Super Italia dot gif (showcasing my .gif making skillz)
Drug Prohibition gets Strange(r)