Aside Archives

June 17, 2018

Beyond Tetris Effect, one of the most interesting games around E3 times was one released before the show. Yoku’s Island Express is a delightful combination of platforming, pinball, technical mastery and an enchanting art style. Highly recommended as a stress reliever.

June 10, 2018

Tetris and Mizuguchi.

April 20, 2018
September 2, 2017

Played through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy this evening. It’s a captivating title, produced to the standard I’ve come to expect from Naughty Dog. But, above all, it’s a masterclass in pacing. From intense combat to quiet story moments, it’s all strung together beautifully.

April 26, 2017

During World War II, a Douglas Dakota of BOAC is silhouetted at Gibraltar by the batteries of searchlights on the Rock, as crews prepare it for a night flight to the United Kingdom (Wikimedia Commons).

April 9, 2017

Reading Steffen Rendle’s paper of Factorization Machines (PDF). Not only is the algorithm interesting, the paper itself is worth mentioning because instead of only equations, it includes a real-world example. More ML researchers should take note.