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Nintendo E3 2015: Perception and Reality

It is the morning after. The morning after a seemly dismal Nintendo E3 performance. You would think that Nintendo’s showcase from their Digital Event was worse than that of their press conference in 2008. You would think that Nintendo showed nothing new, nothing exciting, nothing cute, nothing worth playing, but that is simply not true.

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Episode 026 – Beauties Of The Beast 64

Adam and I are constantly discussing how ugly we think N64 games are so this episode Adam made our favorite thing, a list. We also discuss all the games we’ve enjoyed over the last two months. It’s available HERE for all to enjoy and thanks again for listening.

 

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Editorial: The Future of Video Gaming

I’m a huge fanboy of video games.  I play them and I think a lot about them.  In fact I’m always thinking about games from the past.  I’m always thinking about games in the present.  And I’m especially thinking about what gaming will be like 20, 30, or 50 years from now.

I speculate that, ultimately, video game creation will reach the peak of its craft before the end of my lifetime.  Let me elaborate.  Games nowadays for example have reached a point of graphical fidelity that is getting very close to photo realism.  We are probably a couple of console generations from reaching complete photo realism on a TV screen.  Sure we can keep adding more detail, more resolution, more frames per second, but ultimately we are limited by our own eyesight, what our eyes are capable of seeing.  Also, from a game revenue standpoint, diminishing graphical gains will seem unreasonable to the increasing price of manpower when you get to a certain level of graphics.  The same could be said of sound, but we are already there for digital sound and have been for some time.  All that’s left is innovations in user interface, and there are a lot of opportunities and potential to improve there.

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