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The Final Hours of Portal 2

fhop2Soy un hoarder, me pasa con los juegos en steam, con los e-books…etc, esta semana, la gente de Storybundle.com libero  The Video Game Bundle 3.0 y este libro tiene hasta un código para steam.

Si una queja podría tener es que es muy breve.

 

The Final Hours of Portal 2 (Steam Edition)The Final Hours of Portal 2 by Geoff Keighley
The Video Game Bundle 3.0
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Se lee en unos minutos, si no fuera tan desordenado y estuviese todo el tiempo brincando de actividad, les diría que en una sentada.

Es un buen vistazo al método de toma de decisiones en Valve, su perspectiva sobre el futuro en aquel entonces (hoy podemos ver como lo están concretando con sus steam machines y el hecho de que ya no quieran ser intermediarios en la tienda de steam… y su sucia campaña contra windows 8 )

Tengo un razer hydra que compré ya hace casi tres años, sólo para jugar este título, y es el día que no me he podido dedicar a ello, pero me encantó ver el esqueleto de algunas partes de su procesos, el personal reclutado, la formación del equipo, ver a una persona de soporte técnico brincar a diseñar niveles, con tood y el potencial de spoilers ha valido mucho la pena.

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The Final Hour of Portal 2 takes you deep within the top-secret offices of Valve, creators of Half-Life, for an unvarnished look at the creative process behind the acclaimed video game Portal 2. Journalist Geoff Keighley was granted unprecedented “fly on the wall” access to Valve over a total of three years to create this extensive 15,000 word experience, available on this StoryBundle in two formats – via eeook (text and photos) & an app redeemable for PC/Mac with a Steam key (exclusive videos, interviews, interactive experiences, and other surprises.)

From the hush-hush Portal prequel that was shelved to the last minute scramble to complete the game’s story, The Final Hours of Portal 2 is a gripping and dramatic story brought to life by Keighley – with the Steam app going beyond conventional journalism to offer 360 degree panorama photos of the Valve office and design labs, Jonathan Coulton’s Portal 2 song in various stages of development, and a host of other features.

Nadella y sus primeros pasos

Cloud First , Mobile First

En unos cuantos días, Microsoft es otra, quito las licencias de windows en algunos dispositivos para quitarle una de sus ventajas a Google, y llegó a iOS, y no le va a dar un sólo dolar a Apple, tomando una página del modelo Amazon, con su kindle en todos los dispositivos.

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BYOD, SaaS, y tantas otras cosas que la gente de IT de cierta empresa con tres locaciones no entiende, y el administrador…menos.

Wilson Smart Basketball

Este, que incluye a la pelota, y me imagino al aro (aunque eso lo complica) supera, y por mucho al de nike+ (ese que anunciaban con Lebron James en 2012)

Aquella línea incluía la app, el zapato Hyperdunk+ , y ahora el Lebron X+

Este era el anuncio de la oferta de Nike

Hoy Wilson presentó este vídeo, y afirma lanzará una app antes de fin de año.

Más información en :

http://www.wilson.com/smart/

Me gusta esto de que el Quantified self llegue al basket, no me gusta que ya soy muy viejo, el otro día pensaba en ello, con los Bluebuds X, ya puedes jugar y escuchar música todo el tiempo, dios sabe cuantos walkman (Walkmen?) y discman fueron destruidos en el cemento de voca 9, plan sexenal y cañitas porque queríamos hacerlo, o si no, eran muy incómodos, ahora, con bluetooth, straps y nuestros minusculos players, puedes medir lo que haces, este es el futuro, pero llega muy tarde :/ (para mi)

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Skype + Cortana Windows Phone 8.1

Los anuncios de hoy, el WP 8.1 , de verdad que puede hacer el salto con el BYOD y ser un teléfono de empresa, promete mucho.

es una pena que vivamos en este mundo tan iPhone céntrico.

Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 is coming soon! For the first time on mobile, you can easily upgrade your regular phone calls to Skype video calls. You can preview the feature in the current Store app, with more to come in the next few months

Introducing Skype integration with Cortana — Windows Phone 8.1’s assistant who keeps you closer to the people and things that matter the most. People with a Windows Phone 8.1 device can use Cortana to quickly and easily start Skype calls. Cortana will be included in a Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 update, which will be released in the coming months.

Amazon Fire TV

Entre los Roku, Apple Tv, chromecast y HTPCs del mundo, este, en serio que es un mercado saturado, sin mencionar que las llamadas Smart TV, ofrecen algunos de los mismos beneficios.
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Esta es como la fusión entre un chromecast y una ouya, para jugar hay que pagar unos 40 dolares más, y el primer juego es gratis.

En mi caso, como ha sido desde hace muchos años, la única razón para volfeature-gaming._V340389429_tear a ver estas cosas es por ahorro de energía, mi HTPC , que tiene una geforce 650, y un viejo procesador de la era del core2 , no es muy ahorrador, pero hace todo lo que estas cosas, y el gaming es infinitamente superior.

Pero, no todos son tan apasionados como yo, ni se toman la molestia de informarse, así, que me parece que Amazon hace muy bien en señalar que es ideal para padres, poco soporte, aunque sospecho que esa es una ventaja también de la apple TV. (me recuerda este caso de la “ballad of a wifi hero“)

Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box you connect to your HDTV. It’s the easiest way to enjoy Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, low-cost movie rentals, and much more

Massive selection—Over 200,000 TV episodes and movies, millions of songs, and over a hundred games
Perfect with Prime—Unlimited access to thousands of popular movies and TV shows including exclusive titles like Downton Abbey and Under the Dome. Get a free 30-day trial
Voice search that actually works—Simply say the name of what you want to watch and start enjoying in seconds. Show me
Tiny box, huge specs—Fast quad-core processor, 2 GB of memory, dedicated GPU, plus 1080p HD video and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound
Easy to set up and use—Pre-registered to your Amazon account so you can enjoy favorite titles and personalized recommendations
Instant streaming—Exclusive new feature ASAP predicts what movies and TV episodes you’ll want to watch and buffers them for playback before you hit play
Perfect for parents—Amazon FreeTime lets you easily limit screen time and create personalized profiles just for kids (coming soon)
Great for gaming, too—Play blockbuster titles like Minecraft-Pocket Edition, The Walking Dead, and Monsters University, plus free games and Amazon exclusives. Paid games start from just 99 cents

Compare to Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku

feature-secondscreen._V340471358_Sospecho, lamentablemente, que su status será, como el del kindle fire, aunque un poco mejor, aquí no hay “tiendas a medias”, como ocurre en la tablet con su fork de android, el kindle fire es una tableta que la gente regala, pero no una que deseen para ellos mismos, este fire TV, puede correr un poco de mejor suerte.

¿Yo? HTPC, siempre

Spotify paints it black with new look

Today we’re launching the best-looking Spotify ever. Introducing a new darker theme, refreshed typography and rounded iconography, playing your favourite music has never looked so good.

We’re not only improving our looks though. We know how much you love playlists, but that you’ve been looking for more ways of managing your music.

So today we’re introducing Your Music: helping you save, organise and browse your favourite music the way you want to. All in one place, and across all platforms.

Spotify’s biggest redesign ever brings long-awaited Collection view

Spotify’s new design is cleaner, darker and puts the focus on content

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Microsoft Office Mobile (iOS)

Satya Nadella dijo :

A cloud for everyone, on every device

Microsoft Office Mobile is the official Office companion optimized for your iPhone. You can access, view and edit your Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint documents from virtually anywhere. Documents look like the originals, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt graphics and shapes. When you make quick edits or add comments to a document, the formatting and content remain intact.*

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The Humble Weekly Sale: Celebrating Open Source

The Humble Weekly Sale features a vibrant variety of games. Pay what you want for the fantasy high school-themed Magical Diary, the post-apocalyptic turn-based adventure NEO Scavenger, baby-throwing puzzle platformer Offspring Fling! and the visual sci-fi combat game Planet Stronghold. If you pay $6 or more, you’ll also get the whimsical 2D puzzler Anodyne, the tower defense and RPG hybrid Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten, the 3D action-adventure Evoland and the unique, limb-pulling adventure-puzzler Incredipede.

Oculus Rift

El Oculus Rift VR es de Facebook

Eso fue rápido, apenas el fin de semana hablábamos de Oculus rift, su segundo dev kit, la llegada de Sony a ese espacio con Morpehus y la necesidad de todos los actores de cooperar en establecer estándares.

Y ahora nos llega esoculus_riftta noticia de que uno de los favoritos de Kickstarter será adquirido por Facebook por cerca de 2 millardos de dolares.

MENLO PARK, CALIF. – March 25, 2014 – Facebook today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc., the leader in immersive virtual reality technology, for a total of approximately $2 billion. This includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock (valued at $1.6 billion based on the average closing price of the 20 trading days preceding March 21, 2014 of $69.35 per share). The agreement also provides for an additional $300 million earn-out in cash and stock based on the achievement of certain milestones.

Esto es lo que Mark Zuckerberg dice al respecto:

Immersive gaming will be the first, and Oculus already has big plans here that won’t be changing and we hope to accelerate. The Rift is highly anticipated by the gaming community, and there’s a lot of interest from developers in building for this platform. We’re going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this.

This is really a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.

Esto es lo que se puede ver en el blog de Oculus, donde el gancho reciente era el Dev Kit 2

A few months ago, Mark, Chris, and Cory from the Facebook team came down to visit our office, see the latest demos, and discuss how we could work together to bring our vision to millions of people. As we talked more, we discovered the two teams shared an even deeper vision of creating a new platform for interaction that allows billions of people to connect in a way never before possible.

Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve joined forces with Facebook to create the best virtual reality platform in the world.

This partnership is one of the most important moments for virtual reality: it gives us the best shot at truly changing the world. It opens doors to new opportunities and partnerships, reduces risk on the manufacturing and work capital side, allows us to publish more made-for-VR content, and lets us focus on what we do best: solving hard engineering challenges and delivering the future of VR.

Markus Persson es un pendejo, una zorra gritona, que siempre está regando el miedo al cambio, este hecho, que Oculus tenga acceso a “la lana” de Facebok y la llegada de Sony a este espacio, son señales de que VR no va a ser una moda pasajera.

Oculus Rift, Sixense, Razer Hydra, Sony Morpheus, Steam Vr, Steam Controller

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Sony’s VR headset is a worthy competitor for the Oculus Rift

How does Project Morpheus compare to Oculus Rift?

Si Sony no trabaja con Oculus, y digamos Steam, todos estos headsets no van a tener éxito, ¿cuál es la idea? ¿vender accesorios o propiciar un nuevo modo de jugar con la palabra clave inmersión?

Added “Virtual Reality mode” to the View menu and removed the –vr command line option. This will only appear if SteamVR is installed and if a supported HMD is detected.
Added support for switching from desktop mode to VR, then back to desktop and into Big Picture.
Added support for detecting when an HMD has been plugged in after Steam has started.

Steam tiene una pequeña sección con soporte VR, entre la que hay juegos que deberían controlarse bien con joystick, pero ya nadie sabe hacer de esos