How Much of a Threat is Mobile Gaming?

We’re all about disposability these days.  Nothing is built to last anymore.  Remember when you paid $300 for a top-loading VCR?  Chances are likely, that VCR is still working today for someone.  A 20 year car is almost unheard of these days – with people leasing and trading up every two years, who cares? Of…

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

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The nookColor: A Near Perfect Android Tablet?

Almost a decade ago, Microsoft said that tablet PCs were the future.  They figured that people would ditch laptops and even desktops if manufacturers would come up with a touch screen portable PC.  Instead of that taking off, we got netbooks;  aka neutered laptops.  These were well received and still enjoy a rather profitable following,…

About Shane Monroe

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

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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”.…

About Shane Monroe

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

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