Articles Tagged with: death

Google Reader Dies on July 1, 2013: Why It Matters


Let me preface this article by saying I am not a regular user … of anything.  I use the web differently than most people.  I use my phone differently than most people.  I even use my tablet differently than most people.

However, among the regular users of Google Reader?  I’m a pretty average user.  That’s why I feel qualified to explain why Google Reader closing its doors is a catastrophe and why there are not substitutes currently available that meets the needs of users like me. Read more

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

Vita is Doomed: When WILL Sony Learn?


Recently, GoNintendo posted an article mentioning that everyone was happy to call the Nintendo 3DS an initial “failure” and were thrilled to write stories and blog posts about “Nintendo is Doomed” – but the article asked why there aren’t any “Vita is Doomed” articles.

I am answering the call.

The truth is – I’ve been writing negative press for the PSVita since it was announced and the details were solidified; which proves GoNintendo’s staff nor readers follow me on social networks or are members of my discussion forum 🙂

Now before the pitchforks come out and the torches are lit – followed by the chantings of “Nintendo Fanboy”, let me clarify my position with regards to the gaming industry. Read more

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

Portable Consoles Are Not Dead: The True Cost of Smart Device Gaming


I’ve been reading article after article discussing how “Nintendo is doomed” or “portable consoles are dead” because of the meteoric rise in popularity of smartphone devices (Androids, iPhones, tablets, etc).  We continue to hear that “no one will pay $30+ for a game on 3DS|NGC when you can get games for $1 on your phone”.  Some articles even go so far as to say that consumers are being “ripped off” by traditional consoles and are DEMANDING that pricing on these consoles reflect the lower prices on smart devices.

I think it’s time for everyone to take a step back – take a deep breath – and fully explore what we have here.

Let’s take a look at some facts. Read more

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+