Shots taken during the First Annual Insomniac Games Forum Community Photography Weekend.
I’m in love…
Adobe Lightroom is so awesome!
After yesterdays “news”, Adobe made a Blog post answering the most common questions pertaining to Creative-Cloud and purchasing perpetual-licensed/boxed Apps.
Want a Boxed Adobe Product? Don’t wait much longer…
In case you haven’t heard, Adobe is killing their Creative Suite in favor of their Creative Cloud service.
For a while, I wanted to get my hands on Adobe Lightroom. Last week, I checked the price directly from Adobe. I was pleasantly surprised to see that getting a boxed version with an instant download was priced the same as just the download. Yay…
Fast forward to yesterday, after the announcement my fiancée asked me how much Lightroom was again. I had forgotten so I decided to go check again… to my surprise, Adobe had already removed the delivery options for boxed versions of all their products.
Retailers, such as B&H still have boxed versions of some Adobe software, but obviously their days are numbered (well, their supplies anyway). If the Creative Cloud doesn’t fit your needs and/or your budget, and you want a boxed version, you may not want to wait much longer…
My two Canadian pennies: Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Starting off with a confession: Since the N64 days, I’ve been a sucker for Paper Mario games. So when I got my 3DS XL two weeks ago, of course I started reading about the 3DS game to see if it’s worth it or not. Something was quickly obvious: Reviews were generally very sour for this game.
I now bought the game and played it a lot and I have to say this: It’s an amazing game! The game is charming, funny, beautiful, the farming-mechanics (stickers, coins) is very enjoyable, the puzzles don’t hold-your-hand (more on that below), and, as it’s supposed to be (again, more on that below), it’s different.
Reviews, impressions and user-critics have essentially tore the game “a new one” based on a few points and I don’t think that game deserves some of the flack it’s been getting.
A lot of people turned away from this game because of the bad reputation it got. The following is mostly all subjective, but I felt this had to come out.
Photography doesn’t end when you shoot the picture.
This morning I felt an urge to write about the current state of news-media. But then I went on Mashable and saw this. Now I don’t have to write a blog post at all about this.
My Relationship with Nintendo
Before I dive in, I wanted to mention that others have compared my relationship with Nintendo to a bad love relationship or even an abusive relationship where the broken-hearted or abused periodically runs back to the heart-breaker or abuser.
Nintendo was my first gaming-love with the NES and Super Mario Bros. when I was about 5 years old. I had touched video-games before that time but I never had a real connection to video-games until then.
This attachement to Nintendo consoles and games lasted for quite sometime. Soon after the GameBoy Advance, however, I started getting annoyed by certain trends Nintendo was pushing and certain decisions they were making. I jokingly refer to this “event” as “Nintendo breaking my heart”. This just means that I turned away from Nintendo releases. I kept playing what I already owned.
Later, Nintendo would turn things around or have period where they release a monsoon of games that would tickle my nostalgic fancy and I would run back in Nintendo’s arms.
This happened three times. If you’re close to me, you know I said Nintendo last broke my heart after the DS and Wii… and if the cycle happened three times, this means I’m coming back to Nintendo… again…
Hard not too when Nintendo reveals sequels to two of my Top 3 favorite SNES games.