2008 is going to be a really good year for gaming and thats not to say 2007 was a slouch at all. We had Super Mario Galaxy and COD4 last year among others, I almost forgot about The Burning Crusade and tons of other games I can’t remember right now. This year I’m looking forward to some great Nintendo titles like Mario Kart Wii, Smash Bros. Brawl and Wii Fit. All of which will be amazing for sure. Then on the PS3 side, although not a game, Playstation Home will be interesting to check out, plus a Gran Turismo 5, Metal Gear Solid 4, GTA 4, Haze and more to look forward to. On the PC side theres WoW The Wrath of the Lich King, Starcraft 2 and the impressive looking Spore. I’m not really much of a hardcore PC gamer but I’m really looking forward to playing these games. Then for those into the whole Xbox side of things, there’s Fable 2 that has been talked up for a while now, and of course Gears of War 2 which will be in the running for game of the year, but then again there are so many here that could win. I wouldn’t be too surprised if Wii Fit won to the dismay of hardcore gamers everywhere. Anyway, I’m sure I’m missing some from this list but I think even if I did this is still another huge year for gaming. Just not too kind to people’s wallets.
I think I got to the point a while back where I didn’t want to just talk about apple stuff anymore and I’ve hardly mentioned anything Apple related for a while, including the iphone and numerous hardware updates.
I will quickly say though that the iPhone is great but needs improvement, the iPod touch I have and think its amazing, and the new MacBook Air and subsequent MacBook updates are all great, except the MacBook got no multi-touch love which is predictable really.
On the other hand though each update seems to be less and less exciting and I just can’t see a reason for me to update my computer, which is a good thing really in terms of saving money, but its also brought on by my own change in attitude to having a powerful computer to just wanting a laptop that can do what I need, and as far as that goes, this one is going to be fine for a long while to come. Especially when you consider how slowly processor speeds and ram seem to be growing. The only thing that is exciting right now is that flash memory is getting cheaper so SSD drives are going to be commonplace and larger in the next year or two which will be nice.
Moving away from the Apple focus is what this post is about though and so after this Apple catch-up I’m going to talk about whatever comes to mind, from any company, plus whatever else is going on I want to write about.