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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February 28th, 2013

The state of Windows 8 apps

It’s great to see your app in the New Releases section of the Windows 8 Store, it means people can see it without searching for your app specifically. Then you see some of the apps that are also in the New Releases and you think “why?!”. Here are a few examples I found while browsing the New Releases on the Windows 8 Store. You’ll see what I mean. MORE

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