March 20, 2015

Playstation Remote Play

I always knew that I could Remote Play games on my PS Vita which run on my PS4 -- lets say I am laying in bed, I can use my PS Vita as a remote screen and controller to stream game-play from my PS4 out in the livingroom. It works fantastic over the same network over WiFi.

What I did not realize was that I can do that over the internet! I was listening to the Official Playstation Blogcast and Justin mentions streaming over the internet in this episode (skip to 1:20:10 to hear him speak about it). I just tested it by tethering my PS Vita to my iPhone 6 Plus (thanks T-Mobile for giving me 3GB of free tethering) and playing Drive Club running on my PS4 at home on my home network.

T-Mobile has some serious bandwidth to use (I sometimes clock it in at 30-50MBps), tonight I was  getting around 8MBps and I was playing Drive Club with no noticeable lag over an LTE connection. It was fantastic and as Justin says... Magical.

If you have a PS4 and a PS Vita, give it a shot. If you have a PS4 and don't have a PS Vita, you should seriously think about getting a PS Vita. Follow these handy instructions to get things setup. Then leave your PS4 in Rest Mode so that it can be woken up remotely. You can play PS4 games wherever you may be (all you need is a WiFi connection). This adds even more value to my PS Vita.

March 19, 2015

Big Yellow

Photograph Big Yellow by mookie kong on 500px

It's been a while since I have gotten a yellow G-Shock. My first G-Shock was yellow (a DW-003) and I also have one of the first solar G-Shocks a yellow Raysman (DW-9350). I figure it was time to get a new big yellow. This is my new G-6900A-9, it's so bright and... yellow.

March 4, 2015

Star Wars Rebels

The kids and I just finished watching the season finale for Star Wars Rebels. This is one awesome show, it started out fantastic -- I know this because we re-watched the pilot movie right after the finale. The show has a lot of the "fun" and excitement that the original Star Wars did, most especially "Episode IV".

It took me some time to get the names of all the characters, but they have all grown on me and I like them all. The story arc is pretty interesting. But, what makes the show great is that it strikes a good balance between hilarious hijinks and serious storytelling. It is such good writing that it has kept both the kids and me interested the in the series throughout its first season run.

We all look forward to seeing where the story and characters go in the second season.The Force is strong in this show.