No Man's Sky starts you off as a lonely explorer with a crashed ship and a severe case of amnesia. You are marooned on a hostile alien planet in the outlying region of a procedurally-generated galaxy of 18 quintillion planets. What happens next is completely up to you. Getting started Once you have collected your … Continue reading Stop Hating on No Man’s Sky!
Certain online communities have a lot of hate to share for those who voice opinions outside of their particular world view, and who, rather than engaging in sensible debate, choose to spout abuse, impersonate their target to defame them, spread false allegations, publish their home address online, and send death threats. If their victim has the temerity … Continue reading A Brief Note on Internet Harassment
The original images for this article have been omitted as the copyright owners could not be determined. I can also only apologise for the awful jokes that I wrote in my early twenties! - Ed. Introduction As all avid blog readers know, pundits are notoriously terrible at predicting the future. As I clearly haven't achieved … Continue reading Technology and Gaming: What to Expect from 2014
FTL: Faster than Light runs just fine with Steam on Linux Beta There has been plenty of talk about Valve over the past few months, with many indicators that 2013 is going to be a big year for Linux gaming. Whether that is news about Ouya or Valve's new games console, we all have plenty to be excited about. … Continue reading Hands On with “Steam on Linux Beta”
I originally wrote this article for a now defunct blog called PlusXP under the title "What is the future of gaming?". I was granted written permission by the copyright holder at the time to republish it on my own blog. Ed. What is the future of gaming? This oft-pondered question will inevitably be out of … Continue reading The Future of Gaming: Preview of the 2010s
I won't lie, this article primarily exists for me to gush about how awesome The Sims 3 is. But in the interests of fairness I will cut through my own enthusiasm and state here the pros and cons of the latest release. This review is not exhaustive and doesn't cover all aspects of gameplay, but … Continue reading The Sims 3: Another Hype-Filled Review