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After a somber start to the conference with Microsoft acknowledging the victims in Orlando with a moment of silence. They kicked things off by announcing the Xbox One S. A device that is 40% smaller than the original, includes High Dynamic Range technology for games and 4K media playback. Microsoft also announced "Play Anywhere" whereupon buying a title digitally nets you the copy for both Xbox One and Windows 10 on select titles. There weren't many surprises as many things had been leaked in the previous weeks. 

The time has finally arrived for the annual E3 week. The time gaming fans have been waiting for all year to learn about all the upcoming news for their platform(s) of choice. EA kicked off the festivities Sunday afternoon detailing their new EA Originals program, the future of EA Star Wars games, a first look at "Titanfall 2" and a new "Mass Effect Andromeda" trailer. Following EA later in the evening it was Bethesda’s turn at their BE3 conference. Bethesda unveiled "Quake Champions", "Fallout Shelter" updates alongside a PC release, new downloadable content for "Fallout 4", "Doom" and "The Elder Scrolls Online", a "Elder Scrolls Skyrim" remaster, a new IP Prey, and game play footage of Dishonored 2. Microsoft's press conference which takes place today, Monday June 13th at 9am Pacific 12pm Eastern. Dinosaur Spaceship will be live tweeting and sharing our initial thoughts during the briefing. So be sure to follow us on Twitter for all the news. Followed by our overall impressions of Microsoft's briefing and what it means for Xbox in the coming year.

Growing up through over a decade of John Hughes movies set the tone for films in much of my childhood. Hughes films are among the most popular and widely known between the 80s and early 90s. His greatest achievements ranged from "The Breakfast Club", "Ferris Beuller’s Day Off", "National Lampoon’s Vacation", "Weird Science" and "Home Alone". These were films that were unavoidable. They were widely discussed, often a point of pop culture reference and in the general consciousness of the average American throughout their popularity. In 1990, every kid below the age of 16 was throwing their hands on their face to let out a holler because Mackaulay Culkin did it on screen. These weren’t the only films that stood out to me, but his were among some of the most memorable.

When Steve Jobs died in 2011, the tech community and consumers alike were in shock at the loss of one of our generation’s most prolific and recognizable tech visionaries. Steve Jobs launched products that both disrupted existing markets and created new markets alike offering up the sort of visionary genius we so rarely find in the world. Today, our generation of entertainers and technology figureheads are more likely to spout bombastic claims rather than backing it up with a list of ground breaking achievements. In addition to being a visionary, Jobs was an entertainer in his stage presence, conviction and showmanship.  The combination of these traits is what Jobs brought to the table and since his passing the tech community at large has continued a search for the next visionary leader. 

Starting June 25th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Dinosaur Spaceship will embark on an epic quest to see all 30 major league baseball stadiums in the next couple years. We'll share our thoughts of the overall stadium experience along with companion articles. Our companion articles will be split into two segments. "One thing to do in each baseball city" and the other "One thing you must eat in each city". 

If the trends are to be believed even numbered years are the San Francisco Giants years to win it all. Since 2010 the Giants have won it all every other year. After a rocky start the Giants are back on top the National League West leading by 5 games after taking two of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend. The Giants are doing it again this year with their typical formula of outstanding pitching (3.55 5th overall) and solid defense (.988 Fielding Percentage 3rd overall). The Giants always seem to struggle with offense and are not different this year ranking 16th of 30 teams. Yet somehow they always find a way to get the job done.  Though this year there are some serious contenders in the National League.

San Diego sports fans don’t have much to be excited about these days. When the Executive Chairman of your team comes out and calls their recent play “pathetic and embarrassing” and the team overall miserable failures and focusing his displeasure with since traded starting pitcher James Shield. Fowler doing his best Ray Kroc impression expressed the sentiment of all Padres fans. It was a breath of fresh air to hear such candor from men at the top. The Padres made the wrong kind of headlines.