I love XCOM 2 and have got pretty good at it over the years. All that experience didn’t make winning at Long War 2 (a semi-official full-conversion mod for the game) any easier though. Lots of failure and knuckle-biting near misses meant it’s taken me a while to win a campaign. There were loads of things I’d wish I’d known before I started that would either have made it easier or made some of the choices I was making clearer. So here’s a dump of all my hard-won experience; it might help you survive a few months longer…. Continue reading “XCOM 2: Long War 2 Guide and Tips (Spoiler-Free)”
Do you want to experience being on the of the Enterprise? Do you have some form of VR device?
Then you’re in luck because you too can do James T Kirk impersonations in front of three strangers while saying things like “Full Power to Engines, Aye!” without a trace of irony.
This is the kind of thing that’s the killer app for VR.
Continue reading “Star-Trek : Bridge Crew, First Impressions”
I’ve recently moved house and have a bit less space for my work / play desk (a huge, deep table-top). Additionally, I’ve been doing a lot more typing on it (loads of PowerShell in my current job!) and I’ve been finding it more uncomfortable sitting at it typing for long periods.
Last, I’ve recently gotten a large, wide-screen monitor and it’s footprint was eating up a large amount of the desk-space I had.
So, after a bit of reading and hunting around, I got myself an Obutto Revolution. Continue reading “Obutto Revolution Desk / Cockpit Review + Construction Tips”
TitanFall 2 is a brilliant FPS that I loved playing for the campaign. The multiplayer modes are great too but can take a bit of adjusting to. It’s strongly tied to movement with loads of tricks and quirks for doing awesomely cool things. Unfortunately what that meant for me starting out was I got killed repeatedly by other people doing awesomely cool things while I flailed about randomly.
So here’s a few tips in how to get started, do decently in games and not just be a slightly more-animated target dummy. Continue reading “Getting Started with TitanFall 2 Multiplayer”
I’ve been playing computer games a long time and for most of that time I’ve been playing games on a PC. While I was clearing out some old stuff I found some relics of the old days 🙂 Continue reading “1.44 Megabytes of PC Gaming Nostalgia”
The original Planescape: Torment is one of my 3 favourite games of all time. The actual order of the three varies a bit depending on which cool bits I remember and how I’m feeling at the time but Torment is probably on the top-spot the most.
I kickstarted Tides of Numenera immediately; a spiritual successor to my (mostly) favourite game of all time ? Yes please!
It’s taken a while, but it’s here. Yay! And I’ve played it! Double-yay! And now, I’ve finished it. Boo.
Here’s some thoughts about it… Continue reading “Torment: Tides of Numenara Spoiler-Free Review”
This has been broken for me for months, but recently I found a fix. Using the Steam application, all you can do is browse your library. The store, community, forums etc; all don’t work. If you use Big Picture mode, everything is great. If you use a normal browser, everything is great.
Steam support gave up after a couple of suggestions. But after working through many possible fixes, I worked out what was wrong. Continue reading “Fixes for the “Steam Stuck at a Blank Screen” Issue”