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Tomb Raider II Fan-Made Demo Released.

Tomb Raider and Sonic have a incredible amount of passionate fans out there.
After so long, nostalglia takes hold and a large amount remember the time when there first played their game in the series.

Eventually, fans follow their passion and end up working in an official capacity, such as Sonic Mania.

Or, in the case of this demo, they approve a fan-made remake.

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BYOD – An Octopus Hints at 8.

Last week I was asked to be the first guest on a podcast which has been picking up steam since its launch at the end of April.

It’s an hour and a half of talking about the new iPad, iOS 11, Siri, and the iPhone VIII.

It was a good time. The link to it is below, while you can search for it on Overcast and Apple Podcast apps.

Episode Link.

BYOD on Twitter and its hosts.

@BYODPodcast

Greg Morris
@GR36

Nathan (Nati) Shochat
@natisho

Short Thoughts: Lois and Clark Soundtrack.

It’s well known that if you ask me who my Superman is, and the music that reminds me of the character most, it’s the 90’s series ‘Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’.

I even wrote something about it last year, one that Dean Cain found insightful!

I’ve been wanting to find the soundtrack for years. The one released twenty years ago on disk had tracks that you couldn’t pinpoint, it wouldn’t remind you of a certain episode, only the theme song.

But tonight I came across the composer Jay Gruska’s site, and he has uploaded new, clean tracks from the series!

First Flight‘, ‘Main Theme Teaser‘ and ‘What’s Brewing‘ are my highlights, as they are all from pivotal points from the Pilot episode. Still incredible to hear twenty years on.

I hope more tracks get released soon. They’re far too good to be kept away.

WWDC ’17 Thoughts.

‘You’ve taken your first step into a larger world.’ – Obi-Wan

The iPad grew up last Monday. Finally.

I’ve purposefully held back from writing this the day after or even the same week as WWDC. Out of the products announced on Monday, iOS 11 is full of small updates that people are still finding out now. A different volume overlay on videos wasn’t found until Thursday for instance.

But first, as Marvin Candle once said, a little history.

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WWDC: iOS 11 iPad Wishlist.

Each year, I like to do a few words on what I’d like to see for the next versions of iOS, macOS, and watchOS before they’re announced at WWDC on Monday from 6PM.

Last year was all about the three, but this year it’s a bit different; iOS 11 for iPad.

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‘My Name is….?’

Welcome to Outpost.

Each year the site goes through a bit of a reboot, whether its the appearance or the content.

This year it’s different; it’s the name alongside a slight layout change.

I became uncomfortable where people were looking at the site and they saw my name at the top, as if it was to enlarge something about me.

So instead, after going through many, many names, Outpost is the one.

Why?

Well, I like how it gives the impression of observing and looking out for anything in the distance, and in technology and games, it’s apt.

I can also tie it into features and even Twitch, without saying ‘DARYL BAXTER LIVE‘ without making me look ridiculous.

I’ve also tidied up the menu in the header, alongside slightly changing some of the fonts to make them all match up with one another.

I’ve also added something I’ve wanted to for a while: Search! You can finally look for something from long ago if you wanted. Posts from ‘the beginning’ do exist, so have fun there while I look the other way.

There’s much less white space in the content area now, so it’s less of how Twitter for iPad looks and more Tweetbot instead. Of course I can have better control on the right sidebar, with custom text and tweets, but in a way to not distract you.

The url is still going to be ‘darylbaxter.com‘, but I’m currently in the middle of setting up a redirect to another.

If there’s any feedback you’d like to give, send it across to Twitter.

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Ten days with the Nintendo Switch.

Justification is one of the most important things to me when looking at a big purchase.

When I think about buying something, I need it to justify itself being in the bag I carry around almost every day with me.

  • Why do I want it.
  • Will I be using it as much as I did when I bought it, in a month’s time.

When I stayed up for the event in January, followed by the Birmingham visit, that all went. I wanted it.

After ten days using the Switch almost non-stop, these are my impressions so far.

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