July 1, 2012

June 2012 Recap

Sorry! It seems I forgot to do the monthly recap yesterday and its the 1 July now! I will quickly do a summary now.

To start off the month the Humble Indie Bundle V was released on 1 June. This bundle quickly became the best selling humble bundle yet with over 5 million bundles sold. It included many fun indie games such as the widely popular Bastion.

5 June bought us some previews of anticipated games coming out this year at E3. One game that is most wanted is 'Need for Speed: Most Wanted'. The game trailer gave us some hints on an awesome sequel to the Need for Speed franchise.

In local sports, 13 June was the day that New South Wales beat Queensland in the State of Origin. It was a close match with Queensland trailing by just a few points. It was a spectacular battle and Game 3 will be awesome!

For all those Linux users using Skype, they were happy that Skype had finally been updated on 15 June to include new features and plenty of bug fixes.

18 June was the day that the virtual pop idol, Hatsune Miku, 'celebrated' her 5th birthday by releasing two new albums to fans.

21 June was a landmark day with Gmail finally implementing custom themes into their popular email system. The system allowed users to use custom pictures from their computer or from their Picasa accounts as their Gmail background.

Nintendo really didn't take time to think of a new portable console product and so they just released a bigger version of the Nintendo 3DS called 'Nintendo 3DS XL' on 22 June.

24 June was the day that Facebookers finally got what they wanted. Comment editing. This was already implemented in Google+ and it seemed like Facebook copied the idea from them.

Who can blame Facebook? Noone really. What raged me the most was that Facebook decided to change our default email address to their own email system. This caused quite an uproar on 28 June.

29 June brought us the second Alpha of Ubuntu 12.10. The system is quite unstable and more testing is required till its final release in October this year.

So this wraps up June's month of events. With so much going on I wonder if it will keep rolling on ahead in July. What will next month bring?