Console generation eight

So here’s a brief interlude to focus on what’s been happening the last few days with E3 and the eighth generation of video game consoles. The Wii U has already been released, the Xbox One is coming in November, and PlayStation 4 will be also be arriving sometime around Christmas.

My opinion? Firstly, I’d stick with the PS4 or Wii U; getting an Xbox One is like paying half a thousand bucks to a spy (i.e. Microsoft) to listen in on the politically unimportant goings-on in your home. You can turn the Kinect on when it’s “off” by saying “Kinect on”…which means it’s never really off at all, and is always listening. I’ll make sure no one I ever visit has one, and if they do, I’ll be asking them to unplug the system before I come over. 😛

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GMC Jam #9: 1st place!

The last weekend of January was the Game Maker Community’s Jam #9 competition. The GMC Jam is a tri-monthly competition with an average of over 50 entries (79 this time around!) on this large programming forum I frequent; each entry has to be made within the 72 hours from the late Friday to the late Monday during which it’s held. I met the Norwegian friend with whom I’m staying because of the GMC, so we’re both programmers and decided to team up and make a game. Our game came in 1st out of 79 entries! Download a copy of “That Doggone Cat” by clicking “Games” on the top bar, or by clicking here.

Here are the trophies:

1st place trophy1st place handicap trophy1st place presentation trophy

GMC Jam #8: 2nd place!

So, happy news for me as a programmer! The Game Maker Community Jam #8 competition was held recently. The GMC Jam is a competition with an average of over 50 entries that occurs once every three months on this large programming forum I frequent; each entry has to be made within the 72 hours from the late Friday to the late Monday during which it’s held. I met the Norwegian friend with whom I’m staying because of the GMC, so we’re both programmers and decided to team up and make a game. Our brainchild/game came in 2nd out of 62 entries! Download a copy of “The Little Tornado that Couldn’t” by clicking “Games” on the top bar, or just by clicking here.

And here’s the trophy:

2nd place trophy