Category: Rant Of The Moment

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth fall/winter infodump analysis

    To take my mind off everything else, a bit of me doing fan analysis here. Okay, to get some gushing out before the rest: OMG, RED, I CAN’T WAIT! CAIT SITH AND HIS CUTE LITTLE TEEFS! KUJATAAAAA! *DEEP BREATH* Okay, let’s get into this. What we know The release date is in February, so basically…

  • Computers: work smarter, not smaller

    If you haven’t heard the news, computers are facing the end of Moore’s law, which was a prediction of how computers would get more powerful over time that held up nicely until now. The reason for this is because it’s now impossible to make them any smaller. There’s a reason for that. Our friend, Silicon…

  • Chuck E. Cheese’s: saving the band

    If you haven’t heard, Chuck E. Cheese’s is phasing out the robotic band in favor of a puppet show and other novelties that cost less money. However, there was a huge fan campaign to save the show and it worked, sort of. The band will remain in what is effectively a test location and will…

  • Color in computing

    I talked quite a bit about this in my Mega Man Battle Network review, but computers have fallen into a two-dimensional cave for quite a while now and people are slowly expressing that they’re pretty much done with that. At the same time, games have become more colorful again after years of being gray and…

  • Sequels and Remasters: sucking the marrow from your bones

    Something others have said, but might be worth a take on, is that sequels and remakes are what the industry does when it doesn’t know what else to do. Remasters especially epitomize this, seeing as you essentially have the game already. But if you’re wondering why, the answer is very simple: because pencil-pushers only know…

  • Web3 is dead

    Don’t let the door hit ya where the dog should’ve bit ya. Yes, Web3 is more or less over and nothing of value was lost. People are barely talking about it anymore except in derision because all of it was a solution looking for a problem. The Metaverse, as I noted in my review of…

  • Me and my (fake) landline

    I posted a link to this cute Yahoo! story a while back on Mastodon about a small child who basically reinvented the landline. And for what it is, it’s a cute story, but you know a funny thing about small children and their silly ideas? You’re not going to compete with them on creativity. As…

  • The Legend of Dragoon (PS4)

    It feels odd to be writing this, but not TOO odd, after writing about how a remake isn’t happening. In a way, I think it’s appropriate. First off because it’s not a remake, but second of all because it’s a good way to test the waters for whether there’s enough interest for there to eventually…

  • Robotic Entertainment: The End of an Era

    In case you weren’t aware, Chuck E. Cheese’s is phasing out the remainder of their robotic performers. By the end of this year (2023), all stages will be ripped out, all bots completely destroyed beyond recognition per corporate policy. It’s taken a long time to reach this point and the story of how we got…

  • Mass tech layoffs

    As if it wasn’t already clear, tens if not hundreds of thousands of tech workers have been and will be laid off in a cascade caused by the flailing husk of what used to be Twitter. To be clear, not all of the companies doing it are in dire straits. Most of them are posting…