Mortal Kombat is coming to the PS3

by Kev Ritchie 2. March 2011 22:39

I remember the excitement and hours spent playing the original Mortal Kombat on the Mega Drive, spending hours perfecting every “death” move.  I didn’t have the internet then, so had to resort to getting the button sequences from the Games Master magazine!  Who remembers that?  Does it still exist?

Anywho, it’s now coming to the PS3! UK release date is set for the 21st April (two days before my birthday if anyone’s interested).

Check out the trailer.  WARNING: It’s pretty gruesome, but then, that’s to be expected.

Random Title

by Kev Ritchie 7. January 2011 22:25

I was watching Derren Brown’s Enigma show the other night and during one of his acts he mentioned that there is no such thing as randomness.  It’s not something I’ve really thought about, but surely things can randomly happen?

After much thought and research; thanks Bing, it seems that randomness (and this is just my opinion), is merely a word we use to describe the result of something we don’t understand…yet.

If you’re reading this article, did you randomly find it?  Did I randomly decide to write it?  The answer in both cases is probably no; you were searching for something to do with randomness and Derren Brown intrigued me with his comment, enough to make me look into the concept of randomness.

It’s massive!

GEEKY BIT: If you’re a .NET developer like me; you may have at some point, come across the Random class and used it to randomly generate numerical results or use it to create random passwords.  It says it’s random, so surely it must be?

Well, in short, no.  In the words of the mighty MSDN library the Random class “Represents a pseudo-random number generator, a device that produces a sequence of numbers that meet certain statistical requirements for randomness”.  Pseudo-random numbers are chosen with equal probability from a finite set of numbers. The chosen numbers are not completely random because a definite mathematical algorithm is used to select them.  Anything a computer calculates is based on some kind of mathematical algorithm, so a computer or block of code can never produce a truly random result.

How about the Universe?  Are we all here because of one random event?

Surely, this has to be the most random creation…ever?

Have a go, try and find something random Laughing

OK, OK, yes I'm a geek!

by Kev Ritchie 21. November 2010 20:18

It's not often that I profess to being a geek, but today I was looking through my DVD collection and noticed that I have a fair few "geek" films.  I like to think they're cool and never get bored of watching them.

Here a just a few that I can see at a glance.

1. Hackers - This should be in every geeks DVD collection.  Yes, there are a few technical faux pas, but we can let them slip because, well just because.

2. War Games - Who wouldn't want a super computer like Joshua!

3. Antitrust - Was this based on Microsoft?!? They've certainly tried to make Tim Robbins look like Bill Gates.  Well; that aside, Rachael Leigh Cook and Claire Forlani are in it, so that's good enough for me Laughing

How sad I am!  If you're a geek like me, what geek films do you have in your DVD collection?

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