Wow, time really flies by. The second week of term has just about finished and only having a handful number of hours of sleep due to two deadlines this morning doesn’t help.
But anyway, XBox Live’s trouble filled Xmas was a bit of a disappointment. I picked up Call of Duty 4, and having played the multiplayer beta quite a bit before it was released, I was contemplating subscribing to Gold, but seeing how poor the performance was, and apparently still is for some people, I stopped myself.
So still playing Mass Effect and Call of Duty 4 (and by playing, I mean about two weeks ago playing). But that isn’t what I’ve really been following over the last few days.
Macworld 2008 just happened a few days ago, and what did we see? MacBook Air, a new laptop that is the world’s thinnest laptop. And damn, it’s thin. I downloaded the presentation that Steve Jobs gave and was pretty much amazed by the new laptop. There are some downsides, so let’s jump into it.
No disc drive. I can see how Steve thinks that most people won’t be really using discs much soon, however it still is a BIG form of data in general (DVD movies, data discs, music CDs, software, etc.) While the new remote access for CDs is a very nice utilisation of technology, I wouldn’t go as far as saying it’s a replacement.
The 1.6GHz is impressive, and it’s nice having the full 13.3″ screen like the MacBook. However they slapped a £1,200 price tag upon the beauty. Now, if the processor was faster, had a disc drive (preferably SuperDrive internally) then maybe that price is acceptable. Considering the MacBook is £700 and has better specs, it seems unreasonable despite the thinness to have such a high price point.
Besides that, Steve unveiled a few other things but the Time Capsule really stood out for me. It’s a hard drive that wirelessly syncs with your Mac and backs up using Time Machine. This is great, especially for me since I have to get my external hard drive out and plug everything in, and then back up. This is just always there and done wirelessly, just no hassle at all.
On a more gaming note, there was an old game called Crayon back on an old console somewhere. Many with iPhones or iPod Touch that are jailbroken will more commonly know about it under iPhysics. Trust me, if you don’t know what it is just Google search it, since it’s awesome! It just makes those lectures fly away!
And finally, I wrote an article over at Home Made Mech/Anime Boredom about the Best Games for the 360 of 2007. You might find it an interesting read, and there’s also one for the PS3 by John Huxley, owner of the website and a good friend. Be sure to check them out!