Monthly Archives: August 2009

August 27, 2009

The Mac version of the Sony eBook Library Software is now available for download (finally). Problem is, it doesn’t work. The program wouldn’t show me any windows, only a non-functional menu bar. Did they test this product at all before it came out?

August 25, 2009
August 23, 2009

Shadow Complex

Aside from fiddly controls and a somewhat throwaway story, It got me interested in a genre I’ve not been a fan of in the past. Also, it’s a perfect example of a title suited for digital download.

Gamasutra has an interesting and funny feature detailing hacks or “dirty coding” used when developing videogames:

Programmers are often methodical and precise beasts who do their utmost to keep their code clean and pretty. But when the chips are down, the perfectly-planned schedule is shot, and the game needs to ship, “getting it done” can win out over elegance.

Gamasutra – Dirty Coding Tricks

August 18, 2009 reports that the PSN Store will be offline this afternoon – around the same time as the Sony press conference at GamesCom 2009 is set to take place. Apart from a rumored hardware refresh of the PS3, this news indicates that we could see some significant software/content updates as well.

August 17, 2009

The results of the features vote for the upcoming 2.9 version of WordPress are in. Unsurprisingly, rich media features such as standalone media albums and easier video embedding are at the top of the list. New performance tweaks are what I’m personally most interested in.