Games

New Hard Drive

So I got my new drive to replace my old one. Now begins the long process of reinstalling a lot of games. Most of my games are on Steam, which means I have to wait for each one to download. Thanks to Steam Remote Downloads, I can actually download games on my home PC while I am away at work. I only need to check in on their progress every once in a while to start new downloads as the previous ones finish up. It is a pretty awesome feature that works surprisingly well. Thanks to Valve for making what would otherwise be a pain relatively easy.

Maybe I can finally play some Max Payne 3 this week.

Remote Downloads in Action

Games Tech Video

Nintendo E3 Press Conference 2012

Highlights include… well nothing really. Maybe Lego City Undercover? Otherwise it was just tacked on touch screen controls in games like Batman Arkham City & ZombiU, a demo reel for upcoming games including software already out on other platforms such as Mass Effect 3 and Ninja Gaiden, and more boring Nintendo novelties like Wii Fit 2. Its basically more of the same non-core stuff that made me not care at all about the Wii in the first place. Only the hardware is now good enough to run current generation console games and has a touch screen on the controller so you can play Scribblenauts.

Of course there were also new Mario and Pikmin games. I guess that’s a positive if you are not sick to death of side scrolling Mario games after nearly 30 years. No Zelda or Metroid games.

So Nintendo has finally caught up with 8 year old hardware just in time to get stomped out again next year when new consoles come out. The sad thing is I have no doubt this will work out well for them. I expect strong sales.