PlayStation 3 impressions & more

Sun 22 June 2014 in Mixed. Tags: Programming, University, Videogames, Metal Gear Solid. By mrwonko.

Another month has passed, which means I skipped one blog post. Oh.

So in the last post I talked about how I was writing a 2048 AI for a uni coding competition with Marcus. It did well enough, placing 4th out of 15 in the end. We placed 1st in Lines of Code though (no, that was not an actual category), having written more than everybody else combined. Madness.

I also finally contacted Thrustmaster regarding my Steering Wheel which broke half a year ago and got a replacement thanks to the warranty. Yay! Too bad it's not supported by Gran Turismo 6... I have to get a G27 one day. And Gran Turismo 6. Probably not in that order.

Which brings me to PlayStation 3 games. I've got quite a couple now; in addition to the previously mentioned Demon's Souls, Red Dead Redemption and Okami HD there's now also the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection, Unfinished Swan, Little Big Planet 2, Heavenly Sword, the Devil May Cry HD Collection, Lollipop Chainsaw, God of War 3 and Bayonetta, as well as the recent Playstation Plus games. And Uncharted 1 will arrive soon.

You may notice a slight focus on Hack & Slash games - that's because I enjoy them and there are quite some console exclusive ones. In general you'll notice I'm only getting exclusives - I still prefer my games on PC given the choice.

Of course I haven't started all those games yet, let alone finished them. Well, I finished Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2, which were a lot of fun, and have just started Metal Gear Solid 3. Which brings me to a little rant: Why are there region specific PlayStation Stores? I'd very much like that MGS5 Ground Zeroes discount, why do I have to be American to get it?

That aside I'm quite happy with the PS3. It's also a better BluRay player than PowerDVD 9 which refused to run when my rotated screen is connected.

In the coming weeks I'll still be somewhat busy with Uni work. Besides that I'd like to do some R&D regarding JIT compilation - for starters prepare some machine code, allocate some executable memory for it at runtime and execute it.

So long,



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