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Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: GENERAL rumors about Apple’s VR headset continue to gain pace, with reports that both the VR headset and AR glasses will be high-priced with very limited availability. The headset (code name N301) is expected in 2022, and the glasses (code name N421) are expected in 2023. the IPG Media Lab published their 2021 Outlook, identifying 4 themes that will shape the year ahead (the anywhere economy, gaming eats the world, the splinternet, the reinvention of social context). Worth a read. Pinterest has started experimenting ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all the news you may have missed: 2021 FORECASTS & TRENDS It was CES week, and there’s a lot that I could write about it, but instead, I recommend you read the excellent IPG Media Lab CES Trend Report. Or, if you prefer, the award winning IPG Media Lab podcast. Staying with the forward-thinking theme: if you want a hint of optimism for 2021, Pinterest has a list of consumer behavior predictions for 2021. Pinterest claims an 80% success rate for 2020, not bad given last year was anything but predictable ...Read More
the Back Cover of Time Twister Jason, his brother Troy and their sister Helena discover that they possess the gift of time travel. Through the Time Twister Video game, they learn that they can use their powers in carrying out an important mission which will prevent the wrong future from coming to pass -- one that would endanger their father. - courtesy of the National Library of New Zealand my thoughts on Time Twister authored by Ged Maybury I randomly got to thinking about the book "Time Twister" by New Zealand author Ged Maybury just the other day. I read ...Read More
Hello It’s impossible to start this edition of Last Week in Digital Media without acknowledging the riots in Washington DC, and the part digital and social media played in the lead-up, during, and after the event. If you want a summary of the actions taken by the various social platforms, I recommend this article from Axios. If you’re interested in understanding the potential regulatory response, this Washington Post article is worth reading. In more personal news, this year is the 5th-year anniversary of Last Week in Digital Media. Thank you for reading and indulging in this hobby since before newsletters ...Read More
If you have ever wondered, this is the final scene of Castle Wolfenstein when you escape the aforementioned castle. This the Commdore 64 (C64) scene. In this screenshot, I made it out in uniform but without the war plans. Castle Wolfenstein was and really is still such a great game. I remember the first time I made it out and I was ecstatic. Thank you to the late Silas Warner and MUSE for all the great memories ...Read More
Important I am not affiliated with any of the products and companies listed in this review. I also can’t provide you with technical support if you get stuck. If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! Welcome to CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN Mate, the internet brought you here to get instructions out of me... One of my favorite games of all time is Castle Wolfenstein originally for the Commodore 64 (C64). Castle Wolfenstein is a stealth game. It is one of the first stealth games and somewhat defines the stealth ...Read More
Hello Here’s your Last Week in Digital Media and all of the news you may have missed: GENERAL TikTok’s December 4th ban passed without incident. There are multiple reports, including a statement from CFIUS that “negotiations are continuing” and won’t seek to enforce the order. That said, also of note is a December 14th court date where the US Government is seeking to appeal a block on the ban. just in time for the holidays, Hulu’s co-viewing offering, Watchparty, is now available to everyone just in time for a social-distancing holiday season. Snapchat has launched Snapchat Spotlight, their TikTok-like experience ...Read More
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