Waiting for the live broadcasting of the first astronauts that will land, a few years from now, on the Red Planet, we poor mortals loving space and wallpapers have to be satisfied with the stuff coming from NASA’s robotic rovers wandering on Mars. Curiosity aka Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), the latest and greatest automotive research lab sent up there by the USA space agency is, in that regard, a treasure trove of new photo shots from the Martian desert immensities.
The technology industry is full of idiots which are persistently babbling about the death of PCs, about the PC as an inferior gaming platform and bullshit like this. Well, let’s put some numbers up then: Jon Peddie Research states that the computer games market is worth twice as the console one (21.5 billion dollars), Intel continues to pump up tens of billions in revenues every quarter with its x86 processors and the sales of PCs are growing again. Sure, there is the thorny issue of piracy, technology evolution doesn’t let the wallet rest and publishers are treating the PC gamers master race like shit as always, yet all things considered who talks about the death of PCs is just a brainless idiot. Really, go bet on horse racing or something.
The month of June means E3, the gaming fair that this year focused on proper games after the fireworks of the new console war between Sony and Microsoft in 2013. Actually, other than for the E3, June was noteworthy because of the welcomed return of a LucasArts classic like Grim Fandango, the horrible return of movie tie-ins based on video games characters with a film on Sonic and because of Capcom’s surrender to the harsh laws of the market. If I had the money, I would buy the Japanese corporation by myself and then I would prevent any other worthless exploit of the classic series from the past (see GnG on the iPhone, the horror made of bits).