Archive for the ‘PC’ Category

SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset Review

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

It’s very rare that a set of cans, or stonkin’ great headphones, will replace my beloved Roland RH300s for any length of time. But the Siberia V2 has done just that. Admittedly, the Rolands are wearing out somewhat from sheer excessive use, so I welcome another set to step in and hold the flame for […]

Parallels 5 Gaming

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

One of the biggest questions raised in response to the 27″ iMac was “how good is it for gaming.” The response, at least in terms of native Mac games is very positive. And a reboot into Windows 7 offers pretty stellar performance in a variety of new Windows-only titles, even performing admirably at the native […]

And the winner is…

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

In December we ran a competition to win a signed Left 4 Dead 2 tshirt. Thank you all for your entries, there were some rather amusing and original campaign name ideas. After careful deliberation, we’ve chosen a winner…

Win an autographed Left 4 Dead 2 tshirt!

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

It’s the season of giving, and Gadgetoid has something that no self-respecting Valve fan would want to start the new zombie-slaying year without. At October’s Eurogamer Expo, as well as getting the chance to get a hands on with Left 4 Dead 2 pre-launch I was also able to get an autographed tshirt from the […]

Our man in… Eurogamer Expo 2009 (London)

Friday, November 13th, 2009

by Johnus Maximus There’s not much in my life that warrants getting up before 7am on a day off, not even the potential to grind some more achievements whilst having a bacon and egg butty and a huge mug of tea will make me rise from my pit before lunchtime. In the last weekend of […]

Football comes to Free Realms

Monday, October 5th, 2009

If you’re a player of child-friendly MMO Free Realms from Sony Online Entertainment, then you might be pleased to hear that their latest update Goal Time will allow you and your friends to pretend you’re a football star like David Beckham. More…

Drakensang: The Dark Eye – PC

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Review by Johnus Maximus Hold onto your helm of disintegration, there’s a new role-playing game in town and this one doesn’t require a monthly subscription! German developer Radon Labs have made a bold attempt to convert the paper based RPG Das Schwarze Auge (The Dark Eye) into a huge single player computer game experience. Released […]

Sacred 2 – PC/Xbox 360/PS3

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Review by Johnus Maximus Banished to a world they constructed without their master’s consent, the Seraphim must try to unite the many warring factions of Ancaria. Betrayed by very races they created, civil wars are consuming the world and the abuse of magical energy is threatening its destruction. This is the setting for Sacred 2: […]

Netbook Gaming On The Samsung NC10

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

My Samsung NC10 has been neglected for a few weeks, I bought it to use as a dedicated linux computer for programming and tinkering with open source consoles. However recently I’ve had a bit of an old-school gaming itch and have been grabbing fistfulls of CDs from my loft to see what I can get […]

Razer Sphex “Gaming Surface” Review

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Just in case you’re wondering exactly what a “gaming surface” is, it’s a fancy term for gaming mouse-mat. No mouse mat could be more deserving of such a fancy term than the Sphex, however. Named after a genus of wasp, “Sphex” implies that any gamer with it stuck firmly to their desk will dominate their […]