If we were having coffee, I might very well complain about Apple Music.
That’s a lie: I love Apple Music. I would complain about a related problem: iCloud Music Library.
Holly and I waited at first when it came to Apple Music. We reached a point, though, in looking at the option for a family account – cheaper than us each having an individual, and available since we family linked our iTunes accounts. We heard it would be available on the new Apple TV which we wanted (and got). We heard it was going to have a whole lotta music.
So we started up our three-month free trial (I think we’re still in it? Might be close to the end…). And I went to turn it on. And it told me something: to use Apple Music, I had to turn on iCloud Music Library. Without a second thought, I turned it on, and Apple blew up my music library. Continue reading
Posted in IRL, Music, Rant, Tech
Tagged album, Apple, Apple Music, data cap, iCloud Music Library, iPhone, iTunes, Library, Music Library
Today, I wanted to share just about the best music video we know of. Maybe you’ve seen it. Probably you’ve heard of the band – Ok Go – or at least seen their first hit music video, Here It Goes Again. That was cool. This is an amazing one-take teamwork ridiculousness.
Bonus video after the jump!
As we mentioned a few times here on the blog, our big Christmas present for the year was a PS3, complete with borrowing games from people, getting our hands on some of our own, and a membership with PlayStation Plus which has free games available.
Meanwhile, as you may have noticed around and about the end-of-year reviews lately, at least and especially on Apple, there’s this little game called XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Which on the Mac store has won game of the year, and for iPad, is runner up for game of the year. A game that is that high up for both of those platforms? Really? I wanted to know more when I saw it.
And I recognized the name – from our PlayStation Plus. This game is available free on PS3 with PlayStation Plus right now – whereas otherwise it’s still $40! This seemed like the perfect way to explore this game, and break in the new PS3. I have to say, then, that this game has sucked me in and stolen most of my game time since we got it. Read on for some of the fun aspects of this game, and for some wisdom from my play through!
Game of the Year all the years! Screenshot from iTunes.
Posted in Gaming, Science Fiction, Video Games
Tagged Apple, iPad, iPad App, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Plus, Recommendations, Review, Strategy, XCOM, XCOM: Enemy Unknown
I read a review the other day that got me thinking about what my next console is going to be. I discussed how one of my fundamental questions for a new console is around Dragon Age Inquisition, and how it isn’t going to allow for me to necessarily bring my save game world forward in the form of an import.
I’ve also talked about the fundamental question, do I buy a PC just to game with? Holly and I talk about how we have an Apple ecology in our home, and our main Microsoft product is our X-Box 360. A good one to have, to be sure, and with enough content for the moment to carry us out at least another year – and add to that the games we’re waiting to buy when the price drops, and a few remaining releases for the system like Lego Marvel Super Heroes and Lightning Returns, and what do we need a new console for anytime soon? Or the games we could play instead on a PC?
While I had heard about the existence of the Steam Console elsewhere, it was this article on Gamemoir that really got me thinking: http://gamemoir.com/2013/10/08/can-valves-steam-machine-rock-the-console-market/ Maybe this is more than just an interesting new device from Valve. Maybe this is my next console. Continue reading
Posted in Gaming, Nostalgia, Tech, Video Games
Tagged Apple, Consoles, Dragon Age, Dragon Age II, Dragon Age Inquisition, Dragon Age Keep, Dragon Age: Origins, Gamemoir, MMO, PC, RPG, Steam, Torchlight 2, Valve, X-Box, X-Box One