Windows Vista is approaching its "end of life" date and support is due to expire on Tuesday 11th April 2017. I think it's fair to say this operating system divides opinion. Introduction I love Windows Vista. I think it's great. But you do need some serious horsepower behind it, and my laptop doesn't have it. … Continue reading Farewell to Windows Vista
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!
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 don’t usually go in for these "end of year review" articles, but 2009 definitely feels like it should be a special case. This year has heralded huge shifts in the technology industry, and demonstrates that there are some very exciting changes coming in the next decade. Content "On Demand" This year has seen an … Continue reading 2009: Year In Review
I originally wrote this article for a now defunct blog called PlusXP under the title "Be a pro with FIFA Soccer 10 (X360)". I was granted written permission by the copyright holder at the time to republish it on my own blog. Ed. Unless you've been living on Saturn for the past sixteen years you've … Continue reading Be a Pro With FIFA Soccer 10
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