February 5th, 2015

My first real web project

I never took the web modules on my undergraduate university course, which I kind of regret now as my interests have shifted more from game development to application development. At the University of York I took the Service-Oriented Architecture module. For our assessment I had to create a Java web service to provide a Twitter-like social network. We also had to make a client for users to interact with the service. MORE

Featured Image
February 4th, 2015

Theme Hospital on Windows 8

A couple of weeks ago EA released Bullfrog’s Theme Hospital for free on Origin. This was awesome news, even though I had already picked it up on GOG.com. Theme Hospital was a childhood favourite. I never got into the “modern” release of the game because it was the DOSBox version and seemed to be locked to a poor resolution and old sound effects. I remembered the Windows port I owned had higher quality music. MORE

Featured Image
December 4th, 2014

Dragon Age Inquisition is a breath of fresh air

Lets face it, 2014 hasn’t been a great year for AAA games. Watch Dogs was a bit of a let down (though I still enjoyed it), Destiny was a big disappointment in the story department and gameplay variation, Assassin’s Creed Unity has been plagued with bugs, and The Master Chief Collection is a complete mess. Seriously, I share no common ground with 343i sympathisers. The MCC should have never released in the state it is in, both the single player and multiplayer are broken and the studio has a lot to answer for. MORE

Featured Image
October 26th, 2014

How to reference with Bi­bla­tex and TeXworks

I am now at the University of York, studying for a MSc in Advanced Computer Science. It has been interesting to see how different universities do different things. An example of this is report writing. Before York I had never heard of LaTeX (pronounced lay-tech). MORE

Featured Image
October 14th, 2014

PascalDE available to download!

I’ve finally gotten around to making sure PascalDE is ready to download. For those who don’t know, PascalDE is my final year project software from the University of Hull. It is a code editor and IDE for the Pascal programming language. You can read more and see screenshots on my portfolio page or in previous blog posts. MORE

Featured Image