The Next Gen Console Wars: The Ultimate Question Answered

For those that listen to my podcast Passenger Seat Radio, this is old information.  But since I’m getting inundated with the same question pretty much daily, I figure it is time to write an article on the subject. “Xbox One or PS4?” About Shane MonroeShane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing…

About Shane Monroe

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

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Ten Tech-Related Things I Hate

Certain things about technology make me mental.  I constantly get asked, “What is your problem with x?” or “Why do you hate y?”  I figured it would save time if I could just link to an article that explain what makes me crazy about tech-related services and concepts. This is the mind-numbing technology that I…

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

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Call of Duty: Ghosts (Wii U) Quick Look

A lot of people are on the fence about picking up Ghosts; esp. on the Wii U.  They are cautiously awaiting someone they trust to give them a thumbs up or down before they pull the trigger (pun intended) on this action FPS title. I managed to put a few hours in last night and…

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

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Wii on Wii U Gamepad: What Makes Off-Screen Play the Killer App

When we first heard about the Wii U’s “game pad” there were those of us who were skeptical about it.  It seemed like a likely “dual screen” implementation for a console – in line with the success of the Nintendo DS product line.  The obvious uses were speculated about at great length.  Heck, I even…

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

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Why the Wii U could be the greatest console ever made (and how Nintendo is screwing it up)

Many people get the wrong idea about me.  They think I’m a Nintendo fanboy.  After all – I sung high praises for the Nintendo DS, 3DS and Wii; all great market sellers – but not the most accepted gaming systems by the “core gamers” out there.  Fighting with me about why HD graphics don’t make…

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

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Injustice: Gods Among Us (Wii U) Quick Look

I’ll share my first thoughts on Injustice: Gods Among Us  (on the Wii U, for a change).  This is not intended to be a comprehensive review; but rather a first look based on about five hours of single player, story mode play. First off, the Wii U version is fab.  No issues.   The game did…

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

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Lego City Undercover Review

Let me preface this review by saying that Lego games are very hit and miss for me. I have truly enjoyed some of them; like Lego Batman 2 on Wii and Lego Pirates of the Carribean on the 3DS. Others, like the Lego Star Wars series or the Lego Indiana Jones series simply haven’t done…

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

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Freemium Part Deux: DRM in Disguise

In my article, Freemium: It’s Real, It Sucks, It Really Sucks I discussed the latest bait and switch from the gaming industry. The concept of micro-transactions isn’t new; but now instead of it being an afterthought, games are being BUILT around picking your pocket, $.99-$99.99 at a time. Games like Simpsons: Tapped Out show how the model…

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

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Sony PS4 Conjecture: The Good, The Bad and The Fugly

The details of Sony’s Playstation successor has hit the airwaves and while they are answering a lot of questions – they are neatly tiptoeing around far more.  In this article, we’ll look at what we know and discuss the good, the bad and fugly for each one.  Note: This information is accurate at the time…

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

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