Nintendo Switch Review 

I got my Nintendo Switch about 2 months ago and I love it. The library of games is decent Zelda is great(I might eventually right a full review of it) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which realeced Friday(the best selling video game of the year so far) the indie games are good though.

The system its self us decent it doesn’t have the same amount of processing power and frame rate as the other consoles of this generation. But it still works well it’s a tablet what else could expect from a tablet.

The Switch has some features that wirk decently well like the lan multiplayer and the EShop finally saves purchased games to be downloaded to other consoles that your Nintendo account is connected to.

But on the downside its internet connectivity is sometines slowand the wifi connection indcator sonetimes inacurately shows network strenght.

I’d say that if you are a fan of Nintendo you should definitly buy it but if not look at the game lineup I’d still say its a good buy but if you like sports games wait until next year. I’d give it a rating of solid 86

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Samsung Unpacked 2016

Earlier today Samsung hosted and event. Heres what they announced

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is waterproof. The phone has an iris sencor  The S-Pen is water and dust proof. Is compatable with usb-c fast-charging.THe phone has a sucure folder only accessable with iris. 

New features in Samsung Notes include: text translation, pinning handwriten notes, handdrawn gifs, not digital lik Aapple Pencil, ip68 waterproof,

 

The phone has an HDR display  Vulcan API compatible. There will be giveaways for the Vulcan games.the phone supports upto 250gb SD cards

the samsung browser will allow you to login to websites with the iris scanner and eventually have a password vault

watch the video one of the presenters is realy funny:Video here

 

 

This Week In Tech 12/04-12/09/2017

Tbis week Microsoft launched Windows on Arm, The Game Awards, DeepMind’s self training AI, And Woz “bit the bullet on the iPhone X”.

On Thursday The Game Awards happened. there were lots of awards given out (I’ll write a full article soon). Also Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild won Game Of The Year. There were also lots of new games announced.

Last week Google’s DeepMind announced that they made an AI that can teach its self, named Alpha Zero. Alpha Zero beat Alpha Go, it beat DeepBlue in 4 hours.

In other news, Microsoft announced Windows on arm and Steve Wazniak said that he doesn’t like the iPhone X.

This Week In Tech 11/26-12/02/17

This week Apple had a bunch of security issues on mac, Google bans lockscreen ads, Tesla batteries are running in Australia, The founder of Vine is working on a new app.

Last Tuesday someone tweeted about a security issue with all Macs running Mac OS High Sierra. The bug is basically the ability to login to the Macs root account without the password. Apple realeced a patch to MacOS but the next update broke the patch. And an IOS update caused a bunch of iPhones to crach.

Vine Co-Founder Dom Hofmann said (on Twitter) that he’s working on a new app. Nothing more is known about this new project. In a follow-up tweet he talked about a project called Innerspace

In other news, Tesla finished building Australia’s electric battery gird . and Google has banned ads from being put on the lockscreen in Android.

In The Week Ahead

Dell Earnings: Thursday

Future Of Money And Tech Summit: Monday

TechChrunch Disrupt Berlin: Monday and Tuesday

Net Neutrality Is The Fight We Have To Win

By Sam Greenwod

November 28, 2017

What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality is essentially fairness and equality on the internet and that all internet data is the same. This is important because it would effect your money, your rights, other guidelines, and the world overall because the US has a massive influence over the rest of the world.

Why is it important?

It’s important because losing net neutrality would cause the cost of internet access to go up and it would also allow telecom companies to make internet “fast lanes” and zero-rating practices. This could also cause changes in other parts of the world especially in Europe where rules are a lot stricter and they already have a couple of rules that borderline break net neutrality, it essentially means that if you ask for something about you to be removed from the internet it has to be.

What’s going to change when these rules are adopted?

Nothing, that’s the issue everything previously described is going to become legal could possibly become legal (even though companies still kind of still try to do it with loopholes in the law) on December 14th..

What else will happen with the rule changes?

As part of the rule changes broadband will be removed from title 2 which means that it won’t be considered a utility. This means that poor people won’t get subsidies from the government for internet access.

How To Fight

sign the petition at:
file a complaint to the FCC at:
Read the full proposal at:

2017 Game Awards Nominees

Earlier today the 2017 Game Awards Nominees were annuonced and her they are catogory by catogory:

Game of the Year

  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Game Direction

  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)

Best Narrative

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Tameem Antoniades, Elizabeth Ashman-Rowe / Ninja Theory)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (John Gonzalez / Ninja Theory)
  • Nier: Automata (Yoko Taro, Hana Kikuchi, Yoshiho Akabane / Platinum Games)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Ian Dallas / Giant Sparrow)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Jen Matthies, Tommy Tordsson Bjork / MachineGames)

Best Art Direction

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Score / Music

  • Cuphead (Kristofer Maddigan)
  • Destiny 2 (Mike Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson)
  • NieR: Automata (Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi)
  • Persona 5 (Shoji Meguro)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Naoto Kubo, Shiho Fujii, Koji Kondo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata)

Best Audio Design

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch, Horizon: Zero Dawn (As Aloy)
  • Brian Bloom, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (as BJ Blazkowicz)
  • Claudia Black, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (as Chloe Frazer)
  • Laura Bailey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (as Nadine Ross)
  • Melina Juergens, Hellblade (as Senua)

Games for Impact

  • Bury Me, My Love (The Pixel Hunt / Figs / ARTE / Playdius)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Deck Nine / Square Enix)
  • Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall)
  • Please Knock on My Door (Levall Games AB)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar Games)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG. Corp)
  • Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Warframe (Digital Extremes)

Best Independent Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall)
  • Pyre (Supergiant Games)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Mobile Game

  • Fire Emblem Heroes (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
  • Hidden Folks (Adriaan de Jongh / Sylvain Tegroeg)
  • Monument Valley 2 (ustwo games)
  • Old Man’s Journey (Broken Rules)
  • Super Mario Run (Nintendo)

Best Handheld Game

  • Ever Oasis (Grezzo / Nintendo)
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
  • Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam / Nintendo)
  • Monster Hunter Stories (Marvelous / Capcom / Nintendo)
  • Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World (Good-Feel / Nintendo)

Best VR/AR Game

  • Farpoint (Impulse Gear / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Lone Echo (Ready at Dawn / Oculus Studios)
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Red Storm Entertainment / Ubisoft)
  • Superhot VR (Superhot Team)

Best Action Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Nioh (Team Ninja / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Prey (Arkane Studios / Bethesda)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Divinity: Original Sin II (Larian Studios)
  • Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix Business Division 2 / Square Enix)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft San Francisco / Ubisoft)

Best Fighting Game

  • Arms (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Injustice 2 (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Ent)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Capcom)
  • Nidhogg 2 (Messhof Games)
  • Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Family Game

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
  • Sonic Mania (PagodaWest Games, Headcannon / Sega)
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)

Best Strategy Game

  • Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly, 343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
  • Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly / Sega)
  • Tooth and Tail (Pocketwatch Games)
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (Firaxis Games / 2K)

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 18 (EA Vancouver / EA)
  • Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • NBA 2K18 (Visual Concepts / 2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES Productions / Konami)
  • Project Cars 2 (Slightly Mad Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: WWII (Sledgehammer Games / Activision)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Most Anticipated Game

  • God of War (Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Monster Hunter World (Capcom)
  • Red Dead Redemption II (Rockstar Games)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Trending Gamer

  • Andrea Rene (What’s Good Games)
  • Clint Lexa (“Halfcoordinated”)
  • Guy Beahm (“Dr. Disrespect”)
  • Mike Grzesiek (“Shroud”)
  • Steven Spohn (AbleGamers)

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)

Best eSports Player

  • Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends)
  • Marcelo “coldzera” David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: GO)
  • Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: GO)
  • Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu (Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch)
  • Kuro “KuroK”” Salehi Takhasomi (Team Liquid, Dota 2)

Best eSports Team

  • Cloud 9
  • FaZe Clan
  • Lunatic-Hai
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team Liquid

Student Game Award

  • Falling Sky (Jonathan Nielssen, Nikolay Savoy, Mohsen Shah / National Film & TV School)
  • From Light (Alejandro Grossman, Steven Li, Sherveen Uduwana / USC)
  • Hollowed (Erin Marek, Jerrick Flores, Charley Choucard / University of Central Florida)
  • Impulsion (Hugo Verger, Remi Bertrand, Maxime Lupinski / IIM)
  • Level Squared (Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen / Swinburne University)
  • Meaning (Hariz Yet / DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore)

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Golf Story (Sidebar Games)
  • Hollow Knight (Team Cherry)
  • Mr. Shifty (Team Shifty)
  • Slime Rancher (Monomi Park)

Chinese Fan Game Award

  • Honor of Kings《王者荣耀》 (Timi Studio Group)
  • ICEY《艾希》(FantaBlade Network)
  • Gumballs & Dungeons《不思议迷宫》(QcPlay Limited)
  • jx3 HD《剑网3》重制版 (Kingsoft Corporation)
  • Monument Valley 2《纪念碑谷2》(ustwo games)

The Game Awards are on Thursday, December 7.

I’m starting to work on my review of Super Mario Odyssey It’ll be up soon, I’ve been really busy trying to find more writers for the site. But the game is also really long.

This Week In Tech 10/29-11/04/2017

Broadcomm bids to buy Qualcomm, the Razer phone was announced, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than the Wii U, and

The Razor phone was announced the Razor Phone last Tuesday. here are the specs

  • 5.72-inch IGZO display with 120 Hz refresh rate and Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)
  • Dolby ATMOS sound, dual front-facing speakers and amplifiers (certified by THX)
  • Dual camera with auto-focus and LED flash (12 MP, F/1.75 wide-angle and 13 MP, F/2.6 zoom camera)
  • Long-life 4,000 mAh lithium-ion battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+
  • 8 GB RAM – enough for the most demanding games and apps
  • 4G Super-Voice

Last week during their quarterly earnings Nintendo said that they sold more Switchs then Wii Us. The Switch has been on sale for only 8 months and the Wii U was avalible for about 5 or 6 years

Super Mario Odyssey Review

Disclosure

I’ve not completely finished the came but I’m far enough to hav an opinion on the game I’ve just not beaten th final boss and finished the postgame.

Super Mario Odyssey is the newest gsme in the series of Super Mario RPGs. This is the first of its kind a almost fully open world Mario game. Almost meaning there is still the there is still the world mechanic, but the worlds are just called kingdoms. In the game you are collecting moons similar to stars in Mario 64.

 

Gameplay

The Gameplay is great. The game doesn’t lag at all and runs really fast. I love the moon format it’s really great, you sometimes canskip the kingdom bosses. You can play in handheld mode without lag. I reccogmend using the JoyCons to play because certin cappy actions recuire motion controls that only are possible with the JoyCons. Oh right I almost forgot that there are about 500 postgame moons.

Storyline

 

The story is good basicallly Bowser wants to marry Peach and you as Mario is trying to prevent the wedding in this game Bowser is not working with the kupas but brutals.

 

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Star Trek Discovery “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” Review

By Sam Greenwood

10/31/2017

The wpisode was really good. It had some easter eggs aluting to past Trek but also interduced som new stuff. But there is also the fact that this episode uses the\time loop torpe.

Synopsis 

Harry Mudd uses a time crystal to trap Discovery inside a time loop in a attempt to figure out the starship’s secret and sell the ship to the Klingons. Paul Stamets is able to exist outside of the loop and figures out his plan. In the end, Mudd is handed over to Stella and her father.
Memory Alpha

My Review

I liked the episode gennerally, The storyline was good even though I think that the time loop trope is over used, but I give the writers credit for implimenting it in a crestive way. This episode chhanged my opinion about Harry Mudd in his last apperaence I thought that the character was better then he was in TOS (less annoying and stuff like that) but still the same in most ways, But after this episode I think that Mudd is being played as just outright evil. I think that the episodefits into canon pretty well