Vastari’s Tech Rants

The insane recommendations of a maniac.

Is PC gaming dying?

With the advent of more and more console games, people seem to be concerned that PC gaming is going to die off. After all, it is easier to play console games. I personally find the controls easier to learn and I don;t have to install anything to start playing. But PC gaming is still going strong, as this blog article explains:

PC Gaming is not dying

A good read, if a little long. So, anyone have any opinions? I personally don’t think PC gaming is anywhere close to dying. I for one will only ever buy RTS games on PC, I can’t stand playing them on consoles.

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April 25, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Clive Barker’s Jericho: Review

Well, all is done and I’ve completed the game. I’ll warn you in advance, this review will have some spoliers seeing as how it’s the only way I’ll be able to get the point I’m trying to make across. So if you haven’t finished or ever intend on playing Jericho, I’d avoid this.

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April 12, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Clive Barker’s Jericho: First Impression

Well, I finally got Jericho. And seeing as how I haven’t posted here in a while, I figured I’d give you my first impressions.

To be honest, I’m a bit disappointed. The storyline’s amazing, and really pulls you in (well done Mr. Barker). However, the graphics and gameplay leave a bit to be desired. It’s wonderfully dark, and the creatures are exquisitely gory, but everything’s just a bit too…bland. It could have done with a bit more colour, and a little more light. gameplay wise it’s a bit simple, a very basic run and gun shooter, although the teams’ special powers do make it just that bit more interesting. Jumping from team mate to team mate really is fun, and I’ve found Cole (the reality hacker) to be my personal favourite (nothing beats slowing down time).

I’ll let you know more as time goes by, it could just take a while.

April 1, 2008 Posted by | Gaming | Leave a comment