"eSports": Acceptance and Enjoyment

I have been wanting to write something about eSports for a while now, I have written up numerous posts and only to end up shelving them, most often because I found myself getting bogged down in details. I do feel like I need to explain these details, but in the…

Adaptive refresh is a necessary fix

.. that we aren't going to get, yet. Linus (of LinusTechTips on YouTube) said something which resonated with me which I think is a good way of summing up the effect of adaptive refresh, which was (paraphrasing) - before you got an SSD, you didn't think you needed an SSD. You…

The Last of Us: Remastered - Brief review

Background I own and played approximately 4-5 hours of The Last of Us on PS3, but for various reasons including technical, general lack of interest in playing a game like this at the time, and other perhaps unfair judgements that I had unconsciously made - I didn't complete it. But…

What I am playing: Week 15/03/2013

It has been a few weeks since I've last done one of these, but this is perhaps the first week since those few weeks that I have actually played something more than just Counter-Strike. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PC) Have been toying around with the idea of streaming the casual play…

What I am playing: Week 18/03/2013

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PC) A fantastic patch released a few days ago with an overhaul to the hostages mode, which has made it a much more viable mode for competitive play. I doubt it'll take off among the real "competitive players" as the CS crowd are a stubborn…

What I am playing: Week 11/03/2013

I have been toying around with the idea of logging down the games I have been playing over the past week with some thoughts for some time, finally got around to giving it a go. Let us see how long this lasts! Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (PC) Pretty much always my…

Don't get carried away: Steam box

Valve are not making a console. They are making a PC that is built to be more accessible and more appropriate for your living room. The idea of making a "Steam box exclusive game" makes absolutely zero sense, if it is on the Steam box, it is on…

Games of the Year: 2012

Here we go! I like to share my favourite games of the year, even if I can't always decide what is my absolute favourite. I have provided a list below of my favourite games and reasons why for each. I have three sections,¬†Games of the Year,¬†Honourable Mentions, and…