Gadgetoid

gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]

-adjective

1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Archive for the ‘PC’ Category

Lunistice Review

Lunistice perfectly captures what I remember playing PSX games feeling like. Yet it’s not wholly stuck in that nostalgic past. It fuses the charming low-poly style of the 32bit era with a vibrant, visually cohesive set of environments, responsive modern…

Ducky One 3 – Matcha, Silver Switches – Reviewed

The Ducky One 3 Matcha brings the aesthetics, finish and feel of something retro to a reassuringly robust and meticulously modern beast of a full-sized keyboard. The colour scheme, inspired by Matcha – the marmite of beverages – is evocative…

Elden Ring Is Awesome

I’ll level with you, dear reader, I am not a Soulslike fan. I’m not even a Soulslike player. I’ve been close. I’ve got a few hours clocked on Hyperlight Drifter and some more on Hades (with God Mode enabled). I’m…

GioTeck VX4 Wireless PS4/PC Controller Reviewed

As shiny as official controllers are, I’ve never quite got to grips with how obscenely expensive they’ve become. Cramming more and more widgets and gubbins into controllers has certainly necessitated a price increase, but £50+ seems a little on the…

Five design mistakes in Hoa, and why you should play it anyway.

Hoa captures what I would call the “Ghibli Aesthetic.” It’s for this reason – much as I still look upon Ni No Kuni with temptation and wish I had 40 hours to spare – that I was drawn to it,…

Alienware Area 51M R2 i9 RTX2070 Reviewed

While I am an outspoken fan of Alienware’s portable m15 r2 and r3 I’ve never quite understood the purpose of luggable systems like the Area 51M. Hefting the Area 51M out of its box for the first time, I couldn’t…

Alienware M15 R3 SSD Upgrade – 2230 Bracket Kioxia Edition

The M15 R3 has, surprisingly, a 2230 SSD slot generally reserved for data storage. It’s a welcome addition to Alienware’s M15 R2 successor that offers the opportunity to install a bonus extra disk for dual booting Linux or archiving media…

Alienware m15 r3 vs r2 Showdown

I’ve had the Alienware m15 r2 as my daily-driver for around a year now- using it for a mix of work, Blender tinkering, musical noodling and gaming. It’s a solid machine and is as much at home as a portable…

Azulle Byte 3 Reviewed

The Azulle Byte3 is one of many mini PCs to cross my desk… or, rather, stay on my desk for over a year and find use in myriad different roles. Again it’s fallen into that trap of being so useful…

Zotac ZBOX MI553 Mini PC Reviewed

I’ve been “testing” the ZBOX MI553 for far longer than I should have been, and it’s about time I told you what’s great about it. If you hadn’t figured it out by now, I’ve got a soft spot for small…