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  2. Hello Jay_Ess, Welcome to PlayStationHaX. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Jay_Ess joined on the 06/26/2019. View Member
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  4. The team behind the Blu-Play homebrew game "Ukko's Journey" is back: LuBlu Entertainment is creating their 2nd Blu-Play game these days, titled "The UFO Game!" An Asteriod-like game "The UFO Game!" is strongly inspired by a 38 year old game for the 2nd generation game console Philips Videopac G7000, named "Satellite Attack". (The Philips Videopac G7000 was the european version of the Magnavox Odessey2 in the states, and the same game for the Odessey2 was called "UFO!". In this article we'll use the names of the european model). You can consider "The UFO Game!" to be a kind of modern version of "Satellite Attack". At least that was the thought behind the project. When looking at "Satellite Attack" (which you will in a minute), it is clear to see that it was heavily inspired by the even older game "Asteroids", but as with all Videopac G7000 clones of various games, it adds a few twists and changes compared to the original game, often resulting in a very different gameplay, which you will either love or hate. I could attempt to explain the gameplay of "Satellite Attack" here, but it would be much easier for everyone if you'd just watch this video from Classic Game Room instead. For more videos and stories about Videopac G7000 games, you can check out 8-bit Memoirs. As you can see in the video from Classic Game Room, the firing mechanism is somewhat out of the ordinary. And this is something you'll either find hilarious, or else utterly hate. "The UFO Game!" is obviously only for those who'll find it hilarious. A dedicated Blu-Play game While LuBlu's first Blu-Play game was "just" a port of an old JavaME cellphone game of theirs, ("Ukko's Journey" is actually 10 years old today), "The UFO Game!" can be categorised as a dedicated Blu-Play game: It is written specifically for the platform and therefor tailored to fit the characteristics of Blu-ray. One example of this is the use of videos: "The UFO Game!" makes heavy use of videos for backgrounds, rather than having the game engine draw a lot of graphics. This basically means that any CPU hungry background graphics rendering has been moved away from the graphics engine of the game, to the video player of the console. And this results in less work for the game engine, effectively giving the game a higher framerate, and a more impressive look. Not that we're in need of higher framerates for Blu-Play games. (At least not on the gaming consoles). "Ukko's Journey", which does not use videos for backgrounds, still runs with about 170 fps on PlayStation 3. It's another matter for standard Blu-ray players though. (Yes, you can play these games on a standard Blu-ray player too! See a comprehensive list of platforms here). So as you can see, there's plenty of CPU power for any average homebrew game with the Blu-Play platform. Interested in developing your own Blu-Play game? See the Blu-Play developer pages here. Online highscores Like "Ukko's Journey", "The UFO Game!" is planned to offer online highscores, for the PSX homebrew community to compete against each other - something LuBlu Entertainment feels ought to be a part of far more homebrew games. Release date "The UFO Game!" is strictly a sparetime hobby project, which generally means that development is slow. It's a few minutes here and there, in between job and family and other obligations. It is therefor impossible to say anything specific about a release date, but it should be some time within 2-4 months. Follow this thread for news about the development. Feel free to post comments or questions.
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  6. Hello andra, Welcome to PlayStationHaX. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. andra joined on the 06/23/2019. View Member
  7. Hello Micheal, Welcome to PlayStationHaX. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Micheal joined on the 06/07/2019. View Member
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  9. I didn't feel the need to mention you as you are still an active member, even if you don't participate all the time, you still visit here :) You are still SAdmin because you deserve that position and you will always have it as long as this site lives, you stood by and supported me after i left PS3HaX and created this place, for that i will always be thankful <3
  10. Well, not that I was mentioned but... Personally I lost any and all interest in the playstation scene after the release of the PS4 and the overall movement to port most games to PC, as well as the death and abandonment of the vita with no successor. Real life is of course another factor. For example, I've started to freelance as a gamedev in various areas while slowly working on my own game on the side. Those take up most of my time and Im quite happy with it. Its a fun experience that allows me to learn more about things Im interested in(games and their inner workings). Still have a lot to learn, but that only adds to the fun factor of it :) One of the things Ive learned is that most publishers are stuck-up assholes with no idea how game development works and what it entices, which is why I prefer to freelance instead of pursuing an actual career in it. I've talked to several game developers who went into a breakdown because of publishers who demanded unreasonable deadlines, last second changes, etc... Some of them broke down to such an extent they quit as a game dev altogether, while others went indie and couldnt be happier with that decision. As a freelancer I dont have to worry about those things, Im free to accept or decline a job as I wish, and have a lot of headroom to negotiate if needed. Of course, this isnt enough to fully support myself, so I do have an actual full-time slave-job as well. I still have this site open in a tab, and refresh it once a day or so as part of my daily routine. But theres not exactly a lot going on here, I mostly feel obliged to since Im still a SAdmin for some reason.
  11. @GregoryRasputin is the master of drama
  12. I am the only one left @BobbyBlunt uses Twitter a bit, but is dealing with some real life issues. @Wolfie708 vanished, not sure what happened to him, i did try to reach out to him, but nothing. @LostDeathKnight lives on Facebook, does not venture outside of that. @japsander left the scene before i left PS3HaX, he is a big Oculus Rift user. @Pockets69 is still around, more so on Discord and only if you mention him. @Hellsing9 never participated in this forum, i am not sure what happened to him, but it would be nice to see him. @sandungas is on PSX-Place, he doesn't like this forums software. @General Plot went through some real life crap and has never came back to the scene, mostly i see him on PSN. @cfwprophet has not been back here since i called him out on being racist. @StarMelter left me in January because of something said on Discord. @gusha disappeared too. @TizzyT does stuff on Facebook and Discord. @euss vanished from the world, i am not sure what happened to him, but he hasn't been around for a long, long time. @JonahUK don't know where he is, think you can find him on Twitter. @Mistawes is on Twitter and Discord. @Mr.Dutch left due to real life issues. @weed37 vanished after i called him out for ripping @zecoxao off. @Adamsville pops up on Discord occasionally, always dreaming about True Blue v2. @OoZic had some real life issues. @pbanj runs a very popular Nintendo Switch Discord channel. There are so many more i could list, but most of them don't visit here or participate in this forum, it probably has to do with the negativity and drama that surrounds me, i do miss them all, but i cannot turn back time.
  13. Where's the old Hax crew in 2019? What are you guys up to? @GregoryRasputin, @BobbyBlunt, @Wolfie708, @thelostdeathknight, @japsander, @Pockets69 , @Hellsing9 and I forgot everyone else tbh LOL my bad if I didn't mention you but what's going on
  14. I used my tablet for the early ones, then i bought a dedicated mic which i used on my Laptop/Tablet, but i wanted to use it on my main PC as everything was more comfortable that way, the only problem is that i am using an ancient case and it seems to be well ventilated which lets all the noise out, so i bought a noise dampening case for my gaming PC, then i will use my gaming PC case for my main PC, hopefully the problem will be solved.
  15. mr_lou

    It's been a while

    I did notice some noise in the background of some of the podcasts. But that could be easily solved simply by recording in another room, with your phone for example. Or another microphone.
  16. Hello Adnan, Welcome to PlayStationHaX. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Adnan joined on the 06/20/2019. View Member
  17. Hello Adnan, Welcome to PlayStationHaX. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Adnan joined on the 06/20/2019. View Member
  18. GregoryRasputin

    Oh Hey!

    Good luck with your masters I have been trying to get the energy to create and finish the websites i want to do, whilst trying to fin the financial means to pay for them.
  19. Thanks for listening I have sort of postponed the Podcast's until i get a silent PC setup, or at least as quiet as possible, have a new PC case coming, so hopefully that will help a little.
  20. Hello Gwyn400, Welcome to PlayStationHaX. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Gwyn400 joined on the 06/20/2019. View Member
  21. Hello Gwyn400, Welcome to PlayStationHaX. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Gwyn400 joined on the 06/20/2019. View Member
  22. mr_lou

    It's been a while

    So I heard all the podcasts now. Nice bit about Blu-Play in Podcast 11!
  23. BwE

    Oh Hey!

    Whats up? Me? Oh well I am studying my Masters and uhhh hanging out and stuff... What about you guys?
  24. Earlier
  25. Hello sam92pato, Welcome to PlayStationHaX. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. sam92pato joined on the 06/18/2019. View Member
  26. yup that's what i mean btw i'm still using ps3 as a Bluray media player thanks to showtime and its developer
  27. Hello snikkelnr1, Welcome to PlayStationHaX. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. snikkelnr1 joined on the 06/18/2019. View Member
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