Platform gaming – Recycling IP

I remember the frustration I felt when the Nokia N-Gage was released back in 2003. Yeah, this was the side-ways holding “Taco” phone that was also a gaming handheld, complete with gaming D-Pad (Directional Pad) and game cartridge (SD) slot. I was elated that another handheld console had hit the…

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Buy or Rent (what do we own)

One very interesting feature of the PS3 when I bought it on release back in 2007 (I think it was) was the ability to install a linux OS. This was quite cool for people who wanted to give their new-age consoles personal computer abilities. But in 2010 with firmware update…

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Convergence at the root

In the life-long love affair with technology that I’ve lived, there is a truth that I can’t deny; So many people have done things just because they could, as opposed to solving a problem. This is the habit that I largely blame the dot-com disaster for. “That exciting new world…

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