Firefox 15 In Stores Everywhere Now

Well it seems that the next chapter in the war to increase the version number of your desktop browser just got written because Firefox 15 is available now.

Having had a quick read through the Mozilla blog and the more detailed posts here and here this all sounds quite promising.

In the modern age of the browser wars whilst I’ve been impressed with what Google has done to spur innovation by stirring things up with Chrome, it’s never quite managed to shift me away from Firefox.  For a long while, Firefox was starting to feel like a tatty old jacket, I was comfortable with it but everyone else was telling me to bin it for the latest fashion trend.

It’s safe to say however that having used both, I now feel that it is the Chrome users who are missing out.  Having stuck with it I’ve still got the super tweaked Firefox 15 on my desktop, a browser that I’ve become accustomed to over the years except now, it’s faster than ever.

Game on!

In even better news it seems that Firefox has also sorted it head out when it comes to Android tablets which Mozilla neglected for the past couple of releases.  As the release of CyanogenMod 10 is just over the horizon it looks like I will be getting much more use out of my HP Touchpad in the not to distant future.

Never Played?

When it comes to computer games, there are titles I play regularly (e.g. Star Trek Online), there are titles I played through and enjoyed which have no replay value (e.g. Half-Life 2) and there are titles I started and gave up on (e.g. Duke Nukem Forever).  The part that makes my jaw drop though is the last part of my library, this part is the titles that I own but have never played.

It seems to me that this list of never played titles is growing longer and I do not understand why.

I’m uncertain if this is because Steam has its Summer/Winter sales or because you can help out charity whilst receiving multiple titles with initiatives like the Humble Bundle.  Maybe it’s simply because Steam lists every game I own in the one place.  Whatever the reason it just goes to show how much things have changed over the years.

When I was a kid and console gaming was the only platform open to me, there was no such thing as a never played game.  If I got a new game (birthday / christmas) then that game got played to death.  There were no exceptions, when I got Sonic 2 it got completed, when I got Golden Axe it got played for months (although I sucked at it) and I even remember spending hours playing Trivial Pursuit on the Master System (despite that stupid duck “hosting” it being annoying).

Maybe I just need to set myself a challenge to just play through the games that I have in my library but with Borderlands 2, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and more all just around the corner it looks like my library will contain some “never played” titles for a long time to come.