October 5th, 2014

My USA Roadtrip 2014 Part 1

In the summer of 2013 my friend Danny Brown and I started to think about going on an epic road trip around the west coast of California. A year later we took our 4 week trip and visited Flagstaff in Arizona, Las Vegas in Nevada, and Los Angeles and San Francisco in California (among other stops). The trip was originally our friend Russell’s idea, as he wanted to see the group Nine Inch Nails play at the Hollywood Bowl. Unfortunately he couldn’t come with us, but by coincidence, we were still in LA when the show took place. In this blog post, I’m going to try and account some of the things we did and saw. MORE

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July 27th, 2014

Thoughts on the Destiny Beta

I took a pre-order of Destiny just to get into the Beta. I was very skeptical of the game after watching ‘The Devil’s Lair’ trailer. It seemed very dull, and nothing we haven’t seen before. Very disappointing. However, the gameplay seems much better after playing the Beta. Controls are good, graphics look fantastic. There is a real feeling of polish that Bungie are really good at, even though this isn’t even the finished product. MORE

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July 26th, 2014

Graduation and the end of an era

Yep. I am now a graduate of the University of Hull with a 1st class BSc (hons) degree in Computer Science. Graduation was on the 14th of July, and it was a fantastic day. As well as a lovely ceremony we had lunch in the department and I found out I’d won the ‘G B Cook Prize in Computing’ for the ‘Best Project in the Honours Stage’. This is referring to PascalDE, which I received a mark of 90% for. Extremely happy about that, and I had no idea I had won an award. MORE

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June 13th, 2014

I'm still happy about my game console choice

Firstly Microsoft, which had loads of great games on show. I’m really excited about Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It will be great to replay Halo 2 in HD. It’s a bit of a shame there’s no graphical upgrade to Halo 3, it will look the most dated compared to the other games. It’s interesting to see multiplayer for every game included. I’m hoping they will combine the playlists into one, which would be awesome. With over 100 maps, you would rarely get a repeat. Not sure it’s going to happen though. Sunset Overdrive looked great. I think it will play better than it demos. Looking forward to that one. CoD: Advanced Warfare was unfortunately very boring. It’s a shame considering how they said this game was supposed to be a big change. MORE

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