Category Archives: Games

Games? Yes, we play.

Factorio Nuclear Reactor Thoughts

Fac­to­rio Nuclear Reac­tors are a new pow­er source in Fac­to­rio 0.15.  For those that have played Fac­to­rio, late game setups have includ­ed either thou­sands of steam engi­nes or tens of thou­sands of solar pan­els.  This ends up tak­ing both sig­nif­i­cant … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: Borderlands 2

When Bor­der­lands was released in 2009, it was a unique new com­bi­na­tion of first-per­son-shooter (FPS) and Role-Play­ing-Game (RPG).  Its game­play, while on mis­sions given by “quest givers” in the RPG sense main­ly fea­tured shoot­ing as the main inter­ac­tion with the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Get Off My Desktop!

I have said sev­er­al times here that it is impor­tant to own your own tech and to be mind­ful of that own­er­ship.  I have also agreed here with oth­ers that the com­ing bat­tle is over con­trol of your devices: be … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Walking on the Ground: GPU Foolishness an Wookieepedia

I was watch­ing a tech­nol­o­gy demo for a new graph­ics card today — not that I can afford a new GPU, but I like to keep up.  We’re quite for­tu­nate right now that the gam­ing con­soles suck — it means … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Massively Multiplayer Thoughts

I played Eve-Online for some con­sid­er­able time.  What I’ve real­ized is that online mas­sive­ly mul­ti­play­er games seem to share it’s sim­plis­tic graph­ics require­ments.  I remem­ber there being (at one point) a big stink about the game final­ly drop­ping sup­port for … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mass Effect 3 Review

If you’re look­ing for the short, spoil­er-free shop­ping rec­om­men­da­tion, then Mass Effect 3 (and in fact, the whole Mass Effect series) is an expe­ri­ence that no seri­ous gamer should be with­out.  In fact, if you’re seri­ous about spoil­ers, refrain from … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Fallen Earth Review

Gamers First’s Fal­l­en Earth became free-to-play this week­end.  I have enjoyed a num­ber of for­ays into post-apoc­a­lyp­tic land­scapes (Fall­out 3, Fall­out New Veg­as, Rage; even Left 4 Dead is, in some respect post-apoc­a­lyp­tic); so I expect­ed to enjoy Fal­l­en Earth.  … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Elder Scrolls — Skyrim: Some early thoughts

I just went look­ing for some snap­shots from Elder Scrolls — Skyrim to post here.  I looked in my own col­lec­tion and the I looked online.  There are many shots, but none of them (so far) con­vey the vast­ness of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: “Deus Ex: Human Revolution”

In My last Deus Ex post, I talked quite a bit about the play­er char­ac­ter in the game, but I don’t feel that I gave it the full review treat­ment.  I’ve played through the game sev­er­al times on the PCCon­tin­ue read­ing

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Deus Ex: I Am Not Adam Jensen, Either.

I didn’t play video games when Deus Ex (the orig­i­nal) was released.  I have, since then, acquired a copy of the game and played part of it.  To be hon­est, it’s a bit dat­ed, but still cool.  Con­sid­er­ing that it’s … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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