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EA wants to double down on Star Wars... is that a good thing?


As some of you know... EA executives spoke about how the company plans to double down on Star Wars after the huge success of select games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, during a "fireside chat". It may sound good in theory, and I won't say that it will result in failure, but... this is EA... so I do have a level of concern.

EA is no stranger to churning out games to a degree where the quality and creativity lacks. That's where my concern comes from. If doubling down means that... they need to pump their breaks, but... if it means that they're willing to double down on the development time to ensure that they release some of the best Star Wars related IPs ever, GodSpeed! Star Wars: Squadrons... looks like it could be a great game if it's not rushed. My fingers aren't crossed for them to fail, but they have to do the right thing to increase their chances of winning.


I don't mind the games being made (I'm a gamer), but quality over quantity. Even if you can release Madden games year after year... I don't even think that's a good idea. I've mentioned it before that they should honestly switch to releasing a full game every other year, and sell an updated roster pack in between releases. I think they would win more than they would lose with that setup... because there are Madden players who avoid buying the game every year since some feel like there is nothing new to enjoy other than an updated roster. So they put the game on pause... for a year or two (sometimes three), in order to experience something new.

Remember what happened when Battlefield was churned out? So even if making money is exciting for the big wigs... I think moderation should be their guide because you can definitely have too much of a good thing. EA executives are not making these games... it's the development team.

Speaking of the development, showing diversity in games is cool... but also make sure to increase the diversity in the development studios. That doesn't mean fire a bunch of people, but... make those opportunities accessible also to more Black applicants who make up just 1%  the industry.



Is the HP Envy x360 compatible with a stylus? (UPDATE)

A good 2-in-1 but...


If you're checking out this post... you're either a regular around here (what's up?!), you're into tech-related postings, or... you're an owner (or potential owner) trying to get a definitive answer as to what in the heck is compatible with the HP Envy x360... as far as a stylus is concerned. I shared in that frustration as the owner of one, so I wanted to dig in to try and find information to shed light on potential solutions for both you and me.

If you have yet to get your hands on one of these 2-in-1 laptops, don't make the quick decision to jump into the purchase of just buying one.

You don't want to end up being one of the people frustrated over the fact that you can't find a compatible pen because HP wasn't specific enough about what's compatible or not... or even if there is any compatibility at all. For example, HP ENVY x360 ABC-Fiction-491Brizzam-Brack might be compatible but HP ENVY x360 ABC-Fiction-492Brizzam-Bracket might not be.

It may not seem like a big deal (to some), but making a purchase under the impression that a stylus is compatible... because you saw a suggestion only to find out that it's not... can be highly annoying (trust me).

The annoyance would probably be higher for active artists who may have purchased a 2-in-1 under the assumption that it may allow for an on-screen drawing experience... beyond that of digital finger painting or the requirement of an attachable drawing tablet. Compatibility must always be spelled out on a product page so that you aren't left scratching your head out of confusion. Since the update (of the 2017 post), HP has removed the stylus options from the suggestions below the products.



So will this thing work with a digital stylus or not?


Answer: Yes (some are compatible)... and I'll show you which ones are (as of 2020).

HP ENVY x360 - 15z-ds100 is compatible with the HP Pen + the HP Tilt Pen.



Compatible products should be showcased under specific products (the products are made by HP so they'd know what is compatible with what), that's the duh of the day that HP has yet to catch on to.

Could you imagine buying a game for a console and having no idea what console generation it was made for? Sure it might show that it's for PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo... but what specific console? Is it available on multiple or just one specific system? Would that be helpful to you or would it just prove to be a frustrating situation?


Under the HP Pen compatibility area, it reads the following:

"HP devices support Windows Ink and Microsoft pen protocol. Available on select HP Spectre, HP ENVY, and HP Pavilion laptop models. See www.hp.com for full list of product features."

Does that mean anything to you? That doesn't give you the full list of actual (factual) laptops the pen is compatible with. You have to dig to figure it out... and that's wrong. Why can't they just show on the freaking page(s) that this HP ENVY x360 Blah Blah Blah is compatible with HP Stylus Blah Blah Blah? Those specifics go along way... so let's get specific for more models... shall we?

Other HP ENVY x360 laptops that are compatible with the HP Pen are:

HP ENVY x360 - 13z-ay000 touch

HP ENVY x360 - 15z-ee000 touch

HP ENVY x360 15t Touch Convertible PC

HP ENVY x360 - 15t-ed000 touch

HP ENVY x360 - 15t touch Best Value (this is also compatible with the HP Tilt Pen)


You might see some HP ENVY x360 Laptops that showcase pens in the image beside... but I'm not listing all of them here because I couldn't find the specific pen that's compatible with those laptops. By the way, since this update... select HP Envy x360 laptops actually include a stylus... which is something that should have always happened. I don't know if the same applies to the ones you buy from resellers but... I can confirm that you're able to do so on HP's site.





FTS: Kingdom Hearts Dark Road

SQUARE ENIX AND DISNEY DEBUT NEW MOBILE EXPERIENCE KINGDOM HEARTS DARK ROAD

Discover the Untold Story of the KINGDOM HEARTS Series’ Greatest Villain



LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2020)  SQUARE ENIX® and Disney announced today that KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road, a new original story and unique gameplay experience within the hit mobile game KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road, is now available to all players as a free update. KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road expands on the epic mobile adventure and brings players to an early chapter of the KINGDOM HEARTS series, following the mysterious teenaged Xehanort on his path to become the Seeker of Darkness.

KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Road features easy-to-learn, card-based gameplay, optimized for touch-based controls on mobile devices. Together with a teenage Xehanort, a young Master Eraqus, and a cast of newly introduced Keyblade Wielders, players will travel through familiar Disney worlds to defeat Heartless and uncover the mysteries surrounding Xehanort’s past.

SQUARE ENIX and Disney also recently announced that KINGDOM HEARTS fan looking for more adventures can look forward to KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory, an immersive musical journey filled with memorable Disney and KINGDOM HEARTS songs, worlds and characters, that will be coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One family of devices and Nintendo Switch™ system later this year.

Players will embark on musical escapades in a new KINGDOM HEARTS story, featuring more than 140 familiar songs and characters, including Sora, Goofy and Donald. For more information visit: https://www.kingdomhearts.com/mm.
KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road is available now as a free-to-play app (with in-app purchases) through the App Store® and on Google Play Store™ and the Amazon Appstore.


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