Today it was announced that the sequel to last years reboot of Tomb Raider will become an exclusive to the Xbox One. Like many gamers I was taken aback by this announcement. As a primary PC gamer who hasn't touched a console since the 16 bit era I long had accepted the idea of exclusive content. This was the accepted norm of gaming was't it? A studio gets a cash injection from a major hardware vendor like Nintendo, Microsoft, or Sony to make games for their console to move units. The game studio gets money to make games, the hardware developer gets games for their console.
I know I should do this on a more regular basis but something always happens to get in my way. Either a hard drive crashes, I forget to backup files off a web-host that closes down, or in my most recent incident accidentally format a drive when moving it into a NAS enclosure. >.<
Hopefully the new hardware I bought for my webserver combined with my backup drive will prevent this from happening again. With that said it's Summer Anime time. \o/ - Yay!
I recently passed through New Orleans a few weeks ago when visiting my cousin. We made our way through the French Quarter and the main square. Here are some pictures that I took while passing through. Mostly we just passed through Jackson Square to grab a bite to eat before the long road trip to Mississippi.
For those who don't know, Jackson Square is the oldest part of New Orleans. Built in 1721 it was known as the Place d' Armes after the famous park in Paris but after the battle of New Orleans in 1815 it was renamed Jackson Square after the U.S hero and future President, Andrew Jackson.