Archive for the ‘PC’ Category

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 […]

Alien Isolation: Terrifyingly Brilliant

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Occasionally I pick up and play a game that’s simply so engrossing, and so perfect that I can’t help but to pop up and use my crusty, neglected blog to shout about it. If the title of this post didn’t tip you off, it’s Alien Isolation that’s got me this time. Alien Isolation is the […]

Toybox Turbos PC Review

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Are you, like me, old enough to recall a little Micro Machines tie-in gem on the SNES? It was, in my humble opinion, every bit as great a racer as Mario Kart but with a whole different outlook on the genre. The endearing, top-down graphics portrayed the tiny toy cars racing over snooker tables, sliding […]

RollerCoaster Tycoon World Teaser Trailer

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Hardly exclusive or news to many of you, but I thought I’d include a little nod to RollerCoaster Tycoon World simply because of Atari’s lofty and bold promise of providing a game with absolutely no micro-transactions or pay-to-win nonsense. RollerCoaster Tycoon World promises to be the PC-exclusive, pay-once extravaganza that fans have been waiting for. […]

Cyborg R.A.T. Mobile Gaming Mouse Reviewed

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Whew. It’s been a long time since I reviewed a gaming mouse, and even longer since I reviewed a mobile mouse. The Cyborg, no, wait, MadCatz R.A.T. “M” ( M standing for Mobile if you hadn’t guessed ) tries to be both of these, and doesn’t do a bad job of either.

Alienware X51 Samsung 840 Pro SSD Upgrade

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The Alienware X51 is a fantastic, compact gaming rig which I gushed about in my review. I also mentioned plans to upgrade it with a much-needed SSD. These plans have now come to fruition, and my X51 contains a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD. One would expect Samsung to produce a good quality solid-state disc, […]

Alienware X51 Ultra Compact Gaming PC

Monday, February 4th, 2013

It’s been a good 5 years, if not more, since I purchased a gaming PC. Preferring instead consoles, or whatever Mac gaming I can cobble together. I have spent a great many of these years toying with the idea of buying or building a gaming PC, but it wasn’t until catching wind of the Alienware […]

SteelSeries Kana Mouse Review

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Taking a step up from the Kinzu the SteelSeries Kana is the middle-ground of SteelSeries gaming mice, representing the balance of price and features that will suit most gamers. Dubbed “The Middle Child” by SteelSeries themselves, the Kana is positioned in between the Sensei and Kinzu in both physical size and features. The Kana is […]

SteelSeries Kinzu V2 Mouse Review

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Gaming mice are great, but they’re called gaming mice for a reason. They’re geared heavily towards gaming, tend to be bristling with buttons and are often quite bulky and not overly suited to a family computer. As us gamers grow up we have to face the fact that our gaming rigs of yore and old […]