Archive for the ‘Gaming’ Category

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″ […]

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 […]

Magic The Gathering 2015 Core Set Intro Packs Review

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

The 2015 Core Set will be the penultimate Core Set in the Magic The Gathering universe. Yes, you read that right, this is the second to last Core Set which will ever be released. After the 2016 set, Core Sets will be no more and the release schedule of MTG Blocks will be drastically overhauled […]

Magic The Gathering: Journey into Nyx Intro Packs Review

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

It’s been a while since Ben and I had a good Magic The Gathering session, but with Journey Into Nyx intro packs to playtest we couldn’t resist. Presented in a rather nice purple variant of the Therox packaging design, Journey Into Nyx continues the epic saga of Theros and sees your Planeswalker raising the ire […]

Magic The Gathering 2014 Expansion Xbox 360 Review

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

The 2014 expansion is here, with new playable decks, head-scratching challenges, campaigns and unlocks. Here’s a run down of what to expect: New features Five New Playable Decks Unlock 280 unique cards over multiple battles. New Campaign Levels Battle through six new single-player campaign levels, exploring the planes of Ravnica and Kamigawa. Five New Challenges […]

Magic The Gathering: Holiday Gift Box Review

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

When it comes to buying a gift for a Magic The Gathering fan, you’d be forgiven for being absolutely stumped. Unless you’ve got an encyclopedic knowledge of the game itself, their decks and strategies and don’t mind spending £15 on a single card you’re basically stuffed. You have only a few choices, and most of […]

Magic The Gathering: Theros Inspiring Heroics Event Deck Review

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Fans of Greek mythology will be pleased to learn that it’s finally been adapted into a new Magic the Gathering block entitled Theros. Theros, or θέρος‎, is the Greek word for “summer”, a time of bloom and life and incidentally also late-season storms. However, far from shamefully ripping off the names and deeds of Greek […]

Magic The Gathering: Heroes vs. Monsters Duel Decks Review

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The introduction of a Greek Mythology adaption by the Theros block has given a great opportunity to explore the idea of epic, monstrous beasts facing mighty heroes and you’ll probably not be surprised to hear that the Heroes vs. Monsters Duel Decks play upon this theme beautifully. Pitting the mighty Sun Titan giant against the […]

Magic: The Gathering 2014 Core Set – Fire Surge Review

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

My first real intro to Magic: The Gathering was through the Dragon’s Maze deck Gruul Siege which I reviewed tersely back in May. Since then, my enthusiasm for Magic bas been growing slowly helped in no small way by the fact my close colleague, and co-author of this new review, is a seasoned, enthusiastic and […]

Magic The Gathering – Dragon’s Maze

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

I don’t purport to fully understand Magic: The Gathering, and what I do know about it has been gleaned entirely from playing Duels of the Planeswalkers, but I’m not a stranger to trading card games. When I was given the opportunity to take a look at the last set from the “Return To Ravnica” block, […]