Monday, September 30, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Now Valve want more people to have access to their games so they are releasing an operating system named SteamOS. It is basically a variation of Linux that is tailored towards Valve games. On Friday, yesterday, Valve released the controller that would be used to play the future games from Steam and current games persumably. It is amazing looking. Look at the image below...
|SteamOS, Steam, Valve, Contoller|
Friday, September 27, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Interestingly I read an article today where a head in nVidia said that the reason that they do not have their chipset in the xboxOne or the PS4 is because they did not want the bother. They are focusing on new technology and innovation and they said that never again will consoles be better than PCs in the way that in the 90's that consoles were better than PCs.
I noticed that myself when I got what essentially an office computer, but a good one so it had plenty of RAM, a good quick Intel Quad Core processor and I added a smashing graphics card. What did I end up with? A gaming rig that is simply faster and better at the moment than either the PS4 or the Xbox One. And they haven't even been released yet!
So yes, it is something that I realised a while ago. Do not buy a console, buy a PC, it is as simple as that. Cheaper in the long run, games are prettier even in the short run, with a much more hugely massive games library to choose from.
And the best thing to me about a PC over a Console, and it is the one thing that I will not ever forgive their decaying corpses for... a keyboard. If I am at my games console all day I eventually need to type something, I need to get up and go to my computer, turn on my computer, while I am there and I have finished typing my email that only took 2 minutes on the keyboard, I might as well play some Steam games, after all I did just get a humble bundle for 5 dollars, and for that 5 dollars I have received something like 7 games. Yeah, it will be a while before I get back to the sub par graphics of the console on the TV... I am going to play my literally hundreds of hours of virtually free entertainment here on my PC...
At least you can sit back and relax on the couch! Boyeee! Haven't you heard anything I have said about how good Steam is? Steam has the Big Picture which enables better gaming on a big screen TV. Of course they have had it now for a while so it is nothing new... I guess Microsoft would have been screaming off the roof tops if they came up with some innovative new concept... lets listen....
Yeah nothing, not a peep. Just the sound of a dying concept, the sound of confused marketing people back tracking every sentence they just spoke for the last few months until at last they have said nothing, the sound of confused developers whom are not allowed by Microsoft to develop but with bloated tools that the sleeping giant burped out years ago... and then the sound of silence.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
|Túisméan Lake.. beautiful if not a bit eery!|
|SteamOS from Valve.|
All that is definately about to change however with the announcement yesterday from Valve that they are about to release SteamOS. That is an operating system from Valve that is specifically made to play game and it is running Linux and is free to download.
Suck it down all the rest of everyone else, free to use! Free. There will be simply loads more to say on this in times to come and eventually everyone will be talking about it, but if you want to be ahead of the curve pay attention now, I believe it is going to be amazing for games.
More on this fantastical here http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/23/4762370/steam-box-os
Monday, September 23, 2013
Basically, there is a way to recreate your fingerprint. The document says how to do it by scanning in your fingerprint and printing it using thick toner etc etc.
|Beautiful view from the reservoir.|
|Sophie to scale the whole thing up...|
|We really shouldn't be up here I guess but since we were, good time for a family photo.|
|Apart from everything else, it was a fantastic day. The weather was so nice Linda and the kids went swimming later on.|
Saturday, September 21, 2013
|Oh Lord.... please tell me! Why are these chickens crossing the road?!?|
|new little bridge near the Spanish Arch Galway|
|AHHHHH cute zombie attack!|
|Galway city bay... Spanish Arch.|
On Friday the 20th September Galway city center was invaded with a hoard of zombies. Warning the following pictures might be disturbing....
|See Zombies aren't scary|
|Eekk.. maybe they are.|
|Good to see the summer hasn't changed Richard from what I remember him as.|
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Hmm, at least it is an interesting angle to take on the whole blog issue.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
|Oculus Rift - Tomrrows Virtual Reality, Today!|
The coolest thing is that more and more games companies are making their games work on the rift. Valve games, Unreal engine games, Minecraft. When it comes out... I am getting it. It should be out next year.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
|Vales games on Steam... unlimited fun.|
Guys this is really interesting. This is a page which show the statistics of which browser is being used per month. However it goes back all the way to 2002.
|Death of a salesman.|
Do you still use Internet Explorer? Why?
Saturday, September 14, 2013
I have watched every moment of Breaking Bad up to date on Netflix as you may know and it's a pain when you can't talk to people about it. Now some people haven't seen it because they just haven't gotten around to it but they do intend to. They're okay. But there are some people who say that they will not watch it only because it's a popular programme. Come on! Or it's not their genre. Not acceptable! So anyway one friend was like this and I know he might be reading this. .. You know who you are! So we made a deal, if he watched the first 3 episodes of Breaking Bad that I would watch the series of his choice American Horror Story. I am really glad I did. AHS is really good. Alot better than I thought it would be, well season 1 is anyway. So I hope he's enjoying Breaking Bad as much as I'm enjoying the blood, guts and gore of... The American Horror Story!
Friday, September 13, 2013
Anyway.. back to the title of the blog. For those of you that do not know there is a computer game available on xbox, PC, Macs, Playstation 3? Anyway a few platforms... but I am making a map that I will be playing on the PC. I do not know if my map will work cross platform, nor do I care. This is going to be a map for my mates and I will throw it up on FPSBanana.com opps, just remembered they renamed themselves http://gamebanana.com/.
Anyway here are some images of the early map... don't worry the finished version will look better :)
|Counter Strike Global Offensive - CS:GO. Outside one house|
|Counter Strike Global Offensive - CS:GO. Inside another house|
|Counter Strike Global Offensive - CS:GO. Birdeye view of a corner of the map.|
Thursday, September 12, 2013
I just downloaded a Blogger app onto my phone and that's what I would love to write many of my blog entries on. So two days ago I wrote a nice long piece on this app, there is a "DONE" button that implies should be pressed when your finished writing. I passed the done button and all the text I had written disappeared.
So this is the test. Of you're reading this the test worked. I'd your not reading this then my resulting rage will be unknown to you.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
You gotta love numbers. Everything in the world can be explained by numbers. Everything from how I am feeling to the amount of breaths that I will take for the rest of my life could be explained if all the data were at hand. That's what I find so interesting about maths and numbers. Now with that said I am no mathematician, far from it I remember getting 9% in a maths exam once. But then also, I remember when I went to college and I began to think "outside the box" and suddenly a raft of maths that we were doing in leaving cert maths suddenly made sense to me. Too late of course, I had my exams done by then, but I really strongly believe that more people are mathematically inclined than they would expect.
|You pick a big number from the top row of blanks, then smaller numbers from the bottom row. Press play - if you get stuck you can show the solution.|
It is with all this in mind that I say that you should have a look at the site below. Do not beat yourself up if you cannot get the solution, I would just like you to think in terms of maths for a little. Then when you are finished maybe take a look at the world around you... you can understand more than you think. There is no magic to the world except to magic that is your mind.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
|Breaking Bad... wow! So good.|
Monday, September 9, 2013
More on this later on this very day...
Sunday, September 8, 2013
|Winter is coming... Game of Thrones|
What I find most interesting about the board game of Game Of Thrones is that it makes you feel for your position in the game. I was at a point when I was closely aligned to the person who was winning, or at least the strongest player (Wallace) and I felt safe and secure believing that I would not be attacked by him and since he was obviously the strongest and most dangerous person the rest of the players were picking away at him and little old me was safe and secure in his shadow. I was of course planning my own game and I was going to strike at Wallace eventually but we will never know what would really have happened as the game never finished. It wound on too long and we wrapped up some time past half three in the morning after playing for around 5 hours! :)
There is a school of thought that would say that Wallace might have won. Of course we will never know... yep never know.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
We were in town today with the kids. We being myself and Linda. So all of us saw The Smurfs 2. It was really nice. The occasion that is... Smurfs was like... hmm, 5.5/10. But Lucy love it and Sophie liked it. So good to show the kids. The Smurfs 1 is on Netflix.
Did I tell you we have Netflix? It is brilliant. When I heard about Netflix first I was thinking 'what why would anyone subscribe to that?' But here I am all these years later. With tons of choice of viewing and about 7 devices in the house that can view Netflix it has become a good idea after all. The clincher for me being that they show Breaking Bad a few hours after USA.
Oh yeah... my second algae eater died :(
Anyone.. must rush! I have a city to sack and a land to fell!
Friday, September 6, 2013
What else... not much really. I am looking forward to reading the rules of the Game of Thrones board game. We might be able to do play a game tomorrow night.
I have to go... I was meant to be at an appointment at 7:30pm... its now nearly 9:30. Douh! Totally forgot so I am leaving my first playing of Crysis 2 to go there.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Okay, I am trying this again. I have tried this before... twice. I almost got there, like two thirds of the year in but I began missing days...
This morning I went for a run with the fledgling running club that is in Carraroe. The club does not have a name. But we meet on Sunday morn...
Monday.. I was at Karate and it was brilliant... it was the first time I was able to keep up with the amount of press-ups that the instructo...
Ahh... Formula 1. I am going to test something. One year, or rather, over the span of a few continuous years, I followed Formula 1. I knew...