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The Weekly Dose #3
OMG, AN ALL ABOUT ME!
Okay, before you all think “Oh god, a girl talking about herself....” we need to get this done, to solve some questions and stuff, basically we’re talking about me, the author of the weekly dose. So if any of you haven’t yet noticed, I’m the only author here at the moment, and it is great that quite a bunch of you are helping me with information. Though we need to set up foundation here on whats going on with the Weekly Dose and to finally lay out how its going to work. (Brace yourselves)
In the starting issues the posting, and writing of the weekly dose is all over the place (for me at least). The weekly dose will be kept at once EVERY week, no short random news unless its important. Forget last weeks ‘one every two weeks’ deal, I’ve scrapped that idea due to some interesting feedback by great friends (as I like to call them) that have focused on the idea of the news cycle.
Now that its going back to once a week though, the news may not always be ‘BIG’ in a sense of comparing it to this one. Sometimes the issue will be a bit smaller than usual, sometimes bigger (like this one). The main reasons for this is that, one, the Mac community isn’t that huge in gaming news, let alone regular news, and two being that I’m in year 11 which can get me stressed and will decrease the time I have to work on this, but don’t worry as between school and family issues I am either, on the porting team, writing articles or reading a fan fic....possibly watching anime at the same time.
So as always, tell me what you think of everything in the articles, give me feedback and even some constructive criticism. I also realized people might think I’m getting frustrated with this, well I’m not, so don’t worry
OMG, ITS E3 (WITH CONSOLE WARS AND BOXES GALORE)
I hope that last part wasn’t too big, and I hope this parts' title got you interested. E3 was HUGE this year, and most of the games there are coming to PC (with hopefully Dx9 support) which means more games for everyone! Now, all you are most likely thinking that I’m going to brag about consoles and such...well I ain’t. I’m just saying though, these consoles are black boxes, but thankfully Sony actually did it right and Xbox gave us a top box of online TV (see no bragging there, its not like I chose a side (You didn’t click on the links right?))
Anyways, E3 was fun, bunch of news got shown off, and I’m looking forward to spend some cash on Steam...for the games...that they showed....that is all.
OMG IT'S WWDC
One of the highlights of this amazing week is Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide developer’s conference) which has announced many things ranging from OS to iOS to Circles (Yes, you read that right, Circles). First off the charts, Apple revealed a new iOS, now while this is only for mobile products, I find it worth the share (I love my iPod.....its a girl thing) the new iOS (iOS 7) is completely redesigned and sorta like Android, except will probably work better (Don’t kill me if you prefer Android, opinions people).
Next is the Mac Pro which looks sexy as hell and is a....circle. Two times faster than the old Mac Pro, this new addition has a ‘central thermal core’ running on 12-core Intel Xeon processor, Flash storage, supports 4K displays and is available at the end of the year, no price yet.
After the Mac Pro we’ve got the new Mac Air which again is a sexy slim beast of a machine. I’ll let you discover the details as we need to get to the next thing.
That is, the brand new OS X Mavericks (I wish it was still called after cats). The new OS X,10.9, features great new additions such as a better Safari, Finder Tabs, iBooks, Maps, Notifications synced with your iOS product, multiple displays and much more. The main important stuff right here that I’m sure we all want to know is if 10.9 supports Open GL 4, well guess what, IT DOES! Now some people may think its not a big deal but it is (I’m not entirely sure why, leave that question for the boys down in the comments section (I’m looking at you Dan))
OMG WINE 1.6!
Doh has released the very first 1.6 release candidate which shows off new features such as GLSL support for vertex shaders, typelib creation support, support for desktop launchers in virtual desktop mode and a ton of bug fixes.
Also, along with that their are some engines with X at the end of them.....if you've read the shoutbox lately then you'd see that (other than me and Hrachya annoying each other) I, along with some other people were confused about it, but thanks to all the smart ones out there, I can state that their simply modified engines which in this case use X11. So head over to the WineHQ and get yourself some 1.6!
OMG ITS THE PORTING THINGS
Now that that is all over, go nuts over these ports that came out recently:
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and Element4l by HyperTsunaz
Resident Evil Revelations by Exzo
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 by bonjour2X
GoldenEye: Source by ghostmatrix101
also, another port I highly recommend (I play it more than battlefield 3 on my ps3) is Neverwinter Online by DanIsTheMan.
No OMG this time...just END
Now to finally end this article....that was long. Thanks to you all for support, except Hrachya....I’M NOT SHORT (for those wondering I’m 5’8....not short..NOT). So with this article finally over, drop some feedback in the comments and as always, happy gaming!
Until next time,