Xbox – E3 2017

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A month removed for E3 and the conferences, here are some of my thoughts.

I have been hyped about Project Scorpio for months now, so I am finally glad they released the release date and price. Releasing on November 7th and costing $499.99. I will definitely be purchasing this console and keeping my Xbox One as a secondary console for another room in my house. With this I will be needing to upgrade my television to a 4K version.

Backwards compatibility adding original Xbox generation games will be great. While I didn’t game too much on the original Xbox, my brother had a bunch of games, that I would watch them play so I am looking forward to playing some of those.

Some of the games I am looking forward to are
Forza Motorsport 7 – October 3rd
Assassin’s Creed Origins – October 27th
Sea of Thieves – Early 2018

Project Euler

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Project Euler is a series of math/programming related challenges. To aid in my programming ability and logical thinking, I have decided to try completing these questions.

By no means, are my solutions the best way to answer the questions. I am just completing them my own way to challenge myself and to work out the solutions the best I can. Later on, I may revisit some of the older problems with a better method in my eyes.

Below is a picture from their site of the up to date number of solved challenges.

Project Euler Stats

Long Game Savings – App Review

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Recently I have been trying a variety of different savings applications to see the different types of apps and what their strengths and weaknesses are. Right now the application I am using is called Long Game Savings. According to their website, over half of Americans play the lottery and 40% of Americans have no savings, so they created an application to combine both to help Americans save more money.

The only negative I have currently found is the interest rate compared to other savings account. The rate is only 0.1% interest. But when they combined the concept of being able to win money is intriguing.

There are 2 types of currency with this app, the first being real money that you transfer in from your checking account and the other currency being coins. Currently the app is free to use and you use the coin currency to try to win money. You gain coins by saving money and can win up to a million dollars.

Give it a try and let me know your thoughts.

July Releases

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Here are my thoughts for July regarding games and movies.

Video Games
After E3 taking place last month and hyping up the rest of the year for gaming, July brings 3 games I am looking forward to. Releasing on the Nintendo Switch on the 21st, is Splatoon 2. Splatoon was a great game so I am looking forward to the sequel. Releasing on the 28th, for the Nintendo 3Ds, are Hey! Pikmin and Miitopia. While I most likely won’t be picking up those games on release day, I will be purchasing them later on.

Movies
Starting off the month with a Marvel movie in Spider-Man: Homecoming releasing on the 7th. A few weeks later on the 21st, comes Dunkirk. Being directed by Christopher Nolan and being from the World War II era is very intriguing to me. Looking forward to this followup movie releasing on the 28th, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, to see the progress of what has happened as the result of the first film. Being released over 10 years later, it will be interesting to see a new take on what is being discussed.

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