intuitive controls

Sometimes, you do things and you do them not because you’re thinking but because you’re feeling. Because you’re feeling too much. And you can’t always control the things you do when you’re feeling too much.
—  Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
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Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless Headphones (Black) 

Enjoy the power of your music with total freedom from wires. Sennheiser’s stylish new over-ear Urbanite XL Wireless headphones deliver massive bass for a club sound experience wherever you go.

  • Wireless Freedom - Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, voice prompts, 3-way-calling, multi-connectivity.Please charge or replace the battery before they use it for the first time. Sometimes the product stayed in the fulfillment center for so long that the battery drains out.
  • CD-quality audio - featuring the apt-X codec, the Urbanite XL Wireless can connect wirelessly to any Bluetooth apt-X-enabled device
  • Simple to use - intuitive touch control panel on ear cup and convenient connection with two devices simultaneously (phones and computers)
  • Hours of use - 25h of music without recharging, 15 days of stand-by time
  • Peace of mind - 2-years international warranty when purchased from an authorized Sennheiser dealer

List Price: $199.95    Sale Price: $78.99    You Save: $120.96 (60%)

I’m going to write my own review of Mass Effect: Andromeda when it comes out. 

I plan to do one once I’m ~20 hours in, then another when I’ve completed the game and had some time to think about it. Because the initial joy and wonder of a new game is just as valid as your opinion of it later on, I personally believe. The opinions just come from different moments and perspectives is all. I want to be as fair as I can be, so I’ve come up with a very clear, thorough, and methodical rubric with categories and subcategories that ultimately add up to a possible 100/100. Multiplayer is excluded, however.

(30) Story

  • (10) Main Storyline, Protagonist, Antagonist
  • (10) Side Quests & World Building
  • (10) Characters

(30) Gameplay

  • (10) Quality/Utility/Balance of Powers and Weapons
  • (10) Encounters & Level Design, Enemy Variation, and AI
  • (10) Intuitive controls, UI, sense of mobility and pacing

(30) Art Direction

  • (10) Sound Design & Music
  • (10) Diversity/Interest of Environments
  • (10) Creature & Alien Design (includes their culture + architecture)

(10) Miscellaneous/Bonus

This is what separates the 90 games from the 100 ones, a great game from a “perfect” one. Here I’ll include anything that seemed groundbreaking or ingenious enough to make note of; the things that went beyond expectations and have the potential to influence the rest of the industry. 

Expect a long essay from me in this format near the end of the month.

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OTO: Touch the shape of sound

OTO is a geometrically intuitive multimedia controller. Play synths, control a DAW, generate visuals, and more…

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1094448195/oto-touch-the-shape-of-sound