Archive for the ‘Computer Gaming’ Category

LG 38UC99-W UltraWide Curved Display Review

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

The concept of curved displays is not new. They made their debut in Cinema way back in the 1950s where they were touted as countering problems with distortion at the extreme edges of wide cinema video formats. They’ve since arrived in the consumer television market where, frankly, they’re just another non-feature to shift an endless […]

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

Monday, June 26th, 2017

I’ve left this review in limbo for over a month, unsure about whether it truly does the Skull Canyon NUC the justice it deserves. The platform is excellent, but can be so many things it’s difficult to give it the depth and breadth of testing I’d like during a short loan period. That said, it […]

Dell S2418H – 24″ HDMI/VGA “InfinityEdge” Monitor Review

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

With so many 4k, retina and ultra-high-resolution displays on the market, it’s easy to forget that there’s still a healthy demand for the humble 24″, 1080p monitor, which sits upon what I consider to be the intersection of price and quality and lends itself well to building multi-display setups on a budget. Prices for 24″ […]

Plugable USB Type-C DisplayLink Triple Display Dock

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

My quest for docking nirvana has lead me to Plugable, specifically their USB Type-C Triple Display Dock with DisplayLink. Plugable are an approachable team of engineers who, in their own words, focus on better products, better information and better support. My interactions with them seem to confirm this. I’ve been watching and interacting with them […]

Razer Kraken Pro V2

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

The chunky Kraken Pro V2 aren’t the sort of headphones I’d normally consider, but in all-black the subtle branding, solid construction and surprisingly comfortable fit have won me over. I haven’t tried a set of Razer headphones since the Barracuda HP-1 back in 2007- a sturdy and complicated set of 5.1 surround headphones that were […]

SteelSeries Siberia 350 Video Review

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

I took a look at the SteelSeries Siberia 350 headphones some 7 months ago. It seems almost unbelievable that so much time has passed since then, and I’m genuinely a little surprised. I was previously avoiding drawing too much attention to the video because my skin was in a terrible state at the time I […]

Syndrome: Scary Space Survival on Steam

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

From space babes to scary space survival, to chairs quaking with fear. Syndrome is another hat tossed into the “horrifying stuff happens in space” bucket. And not altogether a bad one at that. I may not be quite the gamer I once was. But when I’m not making things, photographing things or trying to make […]

5 Retro Gaming Gifts For The Computer Nerd

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

I’ve compiled a short list of retro gaming gadgety goodness for that special basement dweller in your family. Hey, that’s not an offensive term; I only wish I had a basement to dwell in! This year we’re spoiled for choice. I suppose we usually are. But this year is special. The hobby electronics market has […]

Alienware Alpha – The PC-based Games Console

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

If you read my gush about PC gaming you’ll know I find it an exciting landscape with so much more to offer than the locked-down and tightly controlled world of console games. So why, you might ask, would I give a monkeys about a PC trying to masquerade as a games console? Easy. I counter. […]

A look at PC gaming – inspired by the Alienware Alpha

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

For the benefit of console gamers, I feel I should pre-empt my Alienware Alpha review with an introspective on PC gaming itself, and just why it’s not necessarily a better experience than console gaming, but a richer, fuller and more varied experience to complement console games and challenge the more involved and advanced gamer. The […]