iPad test

July 27, 2011

So this is a test blog from my iPad. It is surprisingly easy to type, especially in portrait/horizontal mode with the bigger keyboard. I guess I should try to add a link or a picture to see if it’s as easy as on the computer…

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Hmm, that seemed super easy. In a way, almost more simple than on the computer. I assume you can only add pics that are already on your iPad library but I might try to link to a pic on the web now…

http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=ipad+2&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&tbo=d&biw=1024&bih=690&tbm=isch&tbnid=bo0DPVFjDYowWM:&imgrefurl=http://www.mrgadget.com.au/gadget/2011/hey-hong-kong-blogger-you-can-win-an-ipad-2/&docid=E-F0-A5dl5L_1M&w=640&h=373&ei=ehQwTqbbA8OgmQXf9Okq&zoom=1

Okey dokey, so simply cutting and pasting the image address didn’t work but thankfully the iPad can sort of multi-task (double click the home button to list and swap between apps), so I have opened Safari up, quickly saved the image to my iPad and should be able to add it like I did with the cat pic above, that was on my iPad before I started this blog.

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Ok so this is crazy! I am finding it easier and quicker than wordpress on my desktop through Internet explorer…

I don’t think this app supports all the different tools like fonts and colours etc, but it seems a great way to blog when you are lying in bed or on the lounge etc and then save it and add polish later when you get to your desktop.

Now I am adding another pic…

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Tiger Woods 11 to use Playstation Move controller…

April 22, 2010

 

Apparently there’s a mini-game that uses the Move to simulate Tiger’s wood…


New project: Making a game of it…

March 23, 2010

 

Just a little teaser of my latest hobby and project… building an arcade cabinet!

The sides

I had the pieces cut by troy@arcadeworx.com.au who is one of the most helpful and friendly guys you could ever deal with. He even let me design my own marquee and door as you’ll see in the next few pics.

Yep, that's an L!

... and Death Note will be the theme!

The ‘H’ will be cut-out and I will add the inside pieces of the ‘D, A and O’ to a mesh or perspex backing later. Superb job by the way!

Speaker grills

Nice, simple control panel

The cabinet will hold my media centre PC I showed in an earlier blog and run all the emulators pretty much, which will equate to thousands and thousands of games.

Most of the pieces shown here

I decided to stick with a modern LCD (24″) for the screen, rather than the old school CRT look. I felt the emu’s can add scanlines and effects well enough to give the original look and the widescreen and hi-res will be perfect for more recent stuff like Dreamcast and the odd PC game like Street Fighter 4 for example.

Quick 3 in 1 sealer, primer and undercoat

The cabinet will be a slightly glossy black if things go to plan. I’ve got an idea for some Death Note laminate and possibly even a plexi-glass top for the control panel, but that will be way down the track if it happens.

Spray paint test on some scrap

I never was a ‘bomber’ when I was younger so have no spray can experience but hopefully I’ll manage. While painting the undercoat I kept waiting for Mr Miyagi to come in and teach me some karate…

The garage - where I'll be spending the next few months...

The plan is to get all the pieces painted then assemble it all upstairs, inside. I received the joysticks, keyboard/button encoders and some other little bits today so am just waiting on the buttons, t-moulding and some other stuff. It’s going to be a fun project to work on and even moreso if I can actually pull it off!


Recommended game: Demon’s Souls (and why Yahtzee is no longer relevant to gaming)

January 26, 2010

It’s rare that a game comes along and is so frustrating, yet so fun at the same time. Meet Demon’s Souls, the hack’n’slash, action RPG for the Playstation 3.

The story is pretty straight-forward, an evil fog sets on the world and with it, brings a horde of demons. Your job is to take them down and restore peace. Progressing through the game however, is not so straight-forward. (Yet not as difficult and frustrating as the pussy, Yahtzee would tell you…)

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Top 5 PS3 games of 2009

December 20, 2009

2009 has been one of the better years to be a gamer. Never have we felt so out of pocket with such a wide variety of great games to choose from. Me, being spoilt like I am, pretty much bought all of the games I wanted and will probably get to them by the time I retire but there were definitely a few standouts as far as my Playstation 3 collection goes.

So counting down the top 5…

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“Play, Create, Share.” – ModNation Racers impressions

December 19, 2009


In the same way that the Playstation 3’s LittleBigPlanet took over the world with it’s user generated content and broad appeal, Sony is set to do it all again with ModNation Racers. Think Mario Kart and LittleBigPlanet mixed together and you’re on the right track.

Due to release in the first quarter of 2010, I have spent the last 24 hours playing the exclusive beta and am very much impressed!

In-game screenshots - one of the best features in modern games

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COD = Campers Of Duty

November 26, 2009

As the title says…

I’ve been playing the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 game on PS3 a lot lately and am really quite disappointed.

Never before have I seen so much camping and scared hiding. You get the UAV/GPS and the red dots (indicating players) do not move. Ever. Well, not until the lone person running around the map kills them.

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