Our survey said…
A month ago I asked you what the past tense of the verb ‘to text’ is. Is it ‘I text her yesterday’ or ‘I texted her yesterday’? Thanks very much for your responses! Here’s the breakdown of the results: text 18.6% (13) texted 75.7% (53) Other 5.7% (4) Among the ‘other’ responses were ‘sent her […]
The past tense of the verb ‘to text’
I’ve heard a lot of people say this differently to me, and I would love to know what you all think. So I created an online poll – please vote here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VFQMQLF I’ll leave it open for a month, and if the results truly contradict what I’ve thought all along I’ll begrudgingly eat my words.
Please buy my game so I can eat food!
Hello, You may have seen, heard, or otherwise divined me bleating on about my indie game, Miasma, which I laboured over intensively for about 8 months. Well, if you wanted to give it a try the PC demo is now available and you can grab it from my indie developer website, here: http://www.esp-games.com/ And if […]
Play my Xbox Indie Game, Miasma!
Hello, I’m incredibly proud and somewhat relieved to say that my XNA Indie Game, “Miasma” is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace, and you can go and play it! It’s the product of 7 months of obsessive work in my spare time, and gave me the opportunity to make a small but deep strategy […]
XNA Allocation-free string class
Hello, I’m developing an XNA game for Xbox and PC, and about half-way through my development cycle I realised I had a problem with memory allocation – or more precisely, with garbage collection. Garbage Collection (GC) occurs when the XNA framework determines that you have allocated and freed a certain amount of memory (currently 1MB), […]
Souking out the best deal
I’m trying desperately to keep up with a Moroccan boy as he weaves his way quickly between narrow alleys, and trying to avoid sparks sent flying across my path from a merchant filing down a piece of metal in his shop front. Goods are hanging all around me, people are flooding around in every direction, […]
Sphere we go!
You might wonder what makes someone want to strap themselves to something that is most definitely about to move in a violent and unpredictable manner, and then accompany it on a gee-force-attaining, vomit-inducing ride. I certainly wonder that. But then, that’s exactly what I did on Saturday, and it was really good fun. Zorbing, also […]
My 3D Adventures
In the last month I’ve been getting completely re-excited by 3D, or stereoscopic photography and gaming. Recently Fujifilm released the first ever commercial 3D digital camera (I saw it on The Gadget Show), and after a week of realising I didn’t have the money to buy it, I bought one anyway. If you’re unaware of […]
Geared Level 80
One cog away… Are you totally stuck on Geared for iPhone? On level 80, by any chance? I was, for days! It seems totally impossible at first, but after a while I discovered several tricks (that seem like exploits in the game) that allow you to finish the level. Read on if you’d like to […]
New York is a melting pot of diversity, overflowing with people. It seems to be much more European than other cities we’ve visited, more cultural in some ways, but with the classic Americana missing – people won’t help you across the street or offer you a lift into town, but you’ll be drawn into the […]