SNES Classic for 2017. 


With the news that Nintendo has dicountinued the NES classic still ringing in our ears, rumors have it that development of an SNES Classic have started. Some have stated that Nintendo discontinued the NES because of poor planning. That because it they didn’t plan well they kept selling out and that this hurt Nintendo. Right. Nintendo lost money selling a device where the software was developed in 1983. All the games were already programmed. The put 1983 software on 2016 hardware and plastic injected a new case. (A raspberry pi can run this by the way.) When an item doesn’t sell it has to be stored somewhere, this costs money.   Now all they have to do is wait a year or two and re release it for Christmas and they will sell out again. Poor Nintendo, we should start a collection so they can stay in business. I digress. Rumors have it that the SNES Classic will be out in time for Christmas. The list of games for this console has yet to be released. I’ll release more info as it comes.

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November 17th Battlefront 2!

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Coming November of this year Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be here. The announcement was made this week during the 40 year celebration of Star Wars. See link below.

One of the biggest things coming to the title will be the campaign. The last game didn’t have one which caused a lot of negative feedback. Not only will the sequel have one, it will also be a cannon story that has never been told. In this story you will be playing as an imperial trooper who has just watched Death Star 2 be destroyed and are now seeking revenge. In fact if you watch the trailer you will see one of them pointing a blaster at Luke. I can’t wait to see the story unfold.

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They have also been listening to feedback on the multiplayer. The game will now feature a class system, as opposed to just changing your weapon load out. There were also be a class style system for ships as well as for heroes. The multiplayer will cover the entire range of movies. So we could have Yoda fighting Kylo Ren. Also could fight as a battle droid? Can’t wait to find out.

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Project Scorpio Tech specs reveled!

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In an unprecedented move Microsoft invited Digital Foundry to their Redmond campus to preview tech specs of their up and coming console code named project Scorpio. What is also remarkable is that the project is ahead of schedule and could be released as soon as 6 months from now. Though honestly the xbox one was thrown together in a “oh crude Sony released a new console? We need something now!” Moving on. Performance wise it was able to run Forza Motorsports in native 4k and at 60 frames per second. Here’s how the specs breakdown.

Project Scorpio Xbox One PS4 Pro
CPU Eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz Eight custom Jaguar cores clocked at 1.75GHz Eight Jaguar cores clocked at 2.1GHz
GPU 40 customised compute units at 1172MHz 12 GCN compute units at 853MHz (Xbox One S: 914MHz) 36 improved GCN compute units at 911MHz
Memory 12GB GDDR5 8GB DDR3/32MB ESRAM 8GB GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth 326GB/s DDR3: 68GB/s, ESRAM at max 204GB/s (Xbox One S: 219GB/s) 218GB/s
Hard Drive 1TB 2.5-inch 500GB/1TB/2TB 2.5-inch 1TB 2.5-inch
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Blu-ray (Xbox One S: 4K UHD) Blu-ray

I can’t wait to see when this will release. From what I am hearing they are really putting a lot of time, effort, and passion into this project and I can’t wait to see the results.

 

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