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My hands on preview of Halo 3: ODST

Friday, July 24th, 2009

On Monday the 20th of July I was invited to join representatives of Europe’s gaming press at London’s Century Club, to get a sneak peek at the forthcoming Halo 3: ODST from Bungie and Microsoft Game Studios. With a demonstration of the campaign mode from Bungie’s top multiplayer developer Lars Bakken and a hands-on session […]

Sky HD on the InFocus X9

Monday, June 29th, 2009

I’ve been continually skeptical of Sky HD, at least I was until I actually had it installed and tried it for myself. Far from my impressions of heavily compressed, “muddy”, not-quite HD content. The 720p HD-ready content available via Sky HD looks stunning on my 1080p, 40″ Bravia. However, despite not being “true” high definition, […]

SiRF III Bluetooth GPS Receiver From

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

When you often arrive at what feels like it could be the very best of a product class, and don’t have the time to compare alternatives you must draw on experience with similar gadgets to gauge quality and performance. Being one man with too few fingers in too many pies I often find myself at […]

13″ MacBook Pro

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Upon hearing the 13″ MacBook Pro announcement my initial response was “SD CARD SLOT!” It was also my second, third and forth response. Like many others who keep their nose to the ground and their eye on the horizon where the Apple Rumor Mill stands proud, its mighty sails ever turning and constantly … sorry, […]

Sky HD And Multiroom First Impressions

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

It hadn’t occurred to me until recently that I could leverage my humble journalistic position to obtain a Sky HD box to sample the service. I have been watching the price since its release, but could never really quite justify taking the plunge, partially because I was highly skeptical of the picture quality. Now the […]

Sitting Down With The Roland V-Piano

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The words “synthesized piano” conjure forth the feeble, lifeless sounds of a plinky Casio keyboard, the sort of sound that would cause a concert pianist to lie on the floor, hands over their ears, screaming in agony. So, what if I told you that Roland’s new, £5000, V-Piano does away with the traditional, sample-based reproduction […]

Keyboard Madness

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

I’ve come across many gaming keyboards sporting a range of gimmicks in my profession. Thus far I find the SteelSeries 7g to have that little extra edge in terms of all-round usability. The 7g key action is mechanical, a very sought after feature by die-hard typists. Even though it may be noisy as a result […]

Asoblock, Coming To UK Shores?

Friday, May 8th, 2009

There are whispers all over the web about Asoblocks, the ball-and-joint centric construction kit that enables you to easily build some exceptionally good mechs with an excellent level of poseability, and more besides.

World of Warcraft: The Addiction

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I’ve heard the tales from many a recovering WoW addict, they suffer from urges to play the game again but, having gone cold turkey, are now deterred by the knowledge that, without an entire life to dedicate to the game, you’re really going to get nowhere. World of Warcraft caters for two particular brands of […]

Flower Power

Friday, March 20th, 2009

At the request of John I hit the PS3 Store to pick up Nobi Nobi (aka Stretchy Stretchy) Boy, the incredibly low price came as a bit of a surprise but I also remembered that Flower had slipped past me for a couple of weeks and decided to include it in my purchase which came […]