Category Archives: Technology

For Pebble it’s Time, Once Again

UPDATE: In light of Pebble’s acquisition and dismantling by Fitbit, the article that follows describes impressions of a product that will no longer see store shelves. We’re going to leave it as it is as we were big fans of the Pebble as it hit its stride. We’re sad to see such an imaginative company go. 
– M
Pebble, the makers of wildly successful Pebble smartwatch, kickstarted in 2013 and the
even more successful Pebble Time smartwatch kickstarted in March 2015, are back one more time with another group of iterations on their wearable technology. And yes it’s on Kickstarter. Continue reading For Pebble it’s Time, Once Again

Indies to Watch – The Mandate


For our first ever “Indies to Watch”, we bring you an early look at “The Mandate”, a futuristic game in which you lead your crew on an adventure of your choosing throughout the Universe. Sound like the same old song and dance you hear from the rest of the Sci-Fi genre, right? Guess again.

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Crytek Aims To Improve Free-to-Play Market

Crytek has produced some of the most dynamic gaming experiences of the last few years. Best known for the Crysis series, they represent an industry leader in production of “triple-a” or top-tier games. However, they no longer appear to be satisfied in holding that title alone.

Recently in an interview with Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli shared Crytek’s new goal… to “transition entirely” to free-to-play games within 5 years.

“We decided five or six years ago that we want to marry the quality of triple-A games with the business model of free-to-play,” Yerli told GamesBeat. “And out of that position, Gface and Warface were born.”

Crytek is currently working on a new platform titled Gface which should will allow large numbers of PC gamers to connect with each-other. Those who have explored the closed beta have stated that it bears similarities to Steam. The company plans to launch GFace along with the first of its free-to-play a-lister games, Warface.

“I think over the next two to three years, free-to-play is going to rival retail with quality games like Warface,” Yerli explained. “We have quite a few console titles in our pipeline that are [traditional retail games] while we investigate free-to-play on consoles, but our primary goal is to make triple-A free-to-play games for the world market and transition entirely to that.”

For gamers in the U.S. this could be a tremendous improvement to the free-to-play genre.While it’s true that the free-to-play market has been bolstered in recent years through providers like Steam, Crytek’s undertaking will help move the genre into another league entirely.

Crytek’s latest release, Crysis 3, will be available in the U.S. on Feb. 19th, 2013, and U.K./AUS on Feb. 21st, 2013.


Game Rated M for Mature: Blood, Strong Language, Violence.
Available on: PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Google IO: The Road to the Android Uprising

Going on right now, Google is holding their annual I/O conference where they’re making announcements about their bold new advances in the world of home computing. Google has rather rapidly evolved from everyone’s favorite search engine, to an all-range technological powerhouse. However, I’ve felt something terribly sinister lurking in the potential of their creations.  So don your tin-foil hats on as I jump down the rabbit hole of what I like to call “The Google Conspiracy”

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