June 12th, 2013

An argument for Xbox One DRM

So here’s the thing; Xbox One can play games without the disc. Pop it in first time, install it and forget about it. What comes with this then, is basically the Law of Conservation of Energy. You can’t use the same disc on multiple consoles and make copies of the game; it’s used once. This makes sense, and it’s fair. It’s the system the PC has used for a long time. It seems to me that PlayStation 4 cannot play games without the disc unless it adds this. MORE

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June 12th, 2013

My impressions of E3 2013

First of the day was Xbox. As promised they brought out all the games. A really great showing too. I’m really looking forward to Dead Rising 3, the next Halo, and Titanfall. I really hope they change the save system in Dead Rising 3; it looks really fun but I hate having to retread progress I have already made if you start at an old save point. MORE

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May 26th, 2013

New portfolio website

A quick update. You may have noticed I’ve changed the link on my website’s menu from ‘Apps’ to ‘Portfolio’. This is because I’ve moved over to Behance. The previous set-up I had was just a WordPress page. You would have to scroll a long way to see everything. It’s not a very maintainable way of displaying my works, and I had limited it to just apps so I couldn’t put other things on there. I found Behance because there are some amazing works from other people on there, I suggest you check it out if you like art and design. MORE

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May 22nd, 2013

#XboxReveal

Now that I’ve had time to think about it, I’m much more interested in the Xbox One. At first, I could not get over how the name would bring to mind the original Xbox - every time it was said. I’m getting used to it and starting to like it. I understand why they went with the name. The console and the experience is ‘All in One’. It’s the ‘one’ place to go. This is it, the One. It kind of works now. The one thing I’m a bit annoyed at is the logo. A lazy use of Segoe UI font and ta-da, the Xbox One logo. It’s the letter N that bothers me. I suggest the corners should be angled like this: MORE

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April 26th, 2013

3D Graphics coursework

Wow it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve had no upcoming apps to talk about and it’s nearing the end of the second semester at Uni, thus the ‘big push’ for coursework! My 3D Graphics and Simulation coursework has been the thing I’ve spent the most time on recently. Learning OpenGL 3.1 from scratch is very difficult, I’ve never done any 3D graphics before; only 2D. Luckily I’ve had some good help from fellow students and it’s actually quite enoyable when you’re not stuck on bugs that end up being simple but take forever to work out, gurrr :P MORE

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