Author: Chris Smith

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Easy PC Redux – Part 0

Last year, I wrote a series of articles surrounding the topic of how to go about building your own gaming PC.  Due to the nebulous nature of WordPress and many style changes between then and now, those articles have been lost to the mists of time.  This seems like a shame, so let’s see if we can’t have another go at it.  In the next few weeks, I’ll be re-posting and updating those original articles for the benefit of all.  Without further ado, let’s get to it. Read more …

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The Mirror Lied

Oh sure, P.T. came out last week during Gamescom.  I downloaded it, I enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to Silent Hills.  The teaser had oodles of atmosphere and plenty of “scary” bits, though a little less reliance on jump scares would have been preferable.  But all the time I was playing, I was thinking of a game that I enjoyed a lot more.  One that, for me, was a lot more unsettling, a damn sight less frustrating and overall more rewarding to play.  Then I realised that I’d never spoken about it in one of my articles, which simply won’t do.

Let me talk to you about The Mirror Lied. Read more …

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Microsoft Are At It Again

Honestly, this article could write itself.  All I’d need to do is copy and paste everything Microsoft has said over the past 72 hours and you’d get the gist of it.  For those of you looking for specifics, I’m referring to the whole Rise of the Tomb Raider debacle… and for those of you who were fortunate enough to avoid that particular headache, let me enlighten you.

Microsoft, Crystal Dynamics, Square-Enix and everyone involved at the high-end of developing Rise of the Tomb Raider lied to Gamescom and gamers around the world. Read more …

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Gamescom Ho

I have good news and bad news.  The bad news is that, right now, there isn’t any news.  Except of course for the news about there being no news, plus the aforementioned good news, of which I am about to to tell you.  The good news is that there will soon be some news, because Gamescom is this week, which was actually news to me, since I had completely forgotten about this event.  This latter factoid, if you didn’t already know it, might also be classified as news and means I must therefore amend my previous statement regarding there only being two bits of news and oh no I’ve gone cross-eyed. Read more …