The Death of Screen Tearing

Hardware is not exactly my forte, but the headlines I’ve been seeing about Nvidia’s new module certainly piqued my interest. Anybody who has played games on the PC has seen the effects of screen tearing and stuttering, and if you’re as captivated by the visuals in many modern games as I am then you know that there is nothing worse.

Nvidia, however, believe that they have conquered this problem.

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Hearthstone

I hate beta invites. Passionately. I never ever get given beta keys, I get my knickers in a twist and then I have to wait for everybody else to parade their fortune in gameplay videos. Half my battle.net friends list have keys. My mother probably has a key. Does somebody have a vendetta against my email address?

Wait, nevermind.

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Watch_Dogs

Sandbox behemoths like Grand Theft Auto always make me feel like that genre is all-inclusive. Aspects of just about everything are covered, with little room for improvement – it’s hard to be ingenious and unique enough to make a game that breaks free from the monopoly that Rockstar Games have established through amazing design.

Watch_Dogs, on the other hand, looks amazing.

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E3 – A post-mortem of Microsoft’s fall from grace

Perhaps I’m an outlier, but I’m one of only a few of my friends who actually own a Playstation 3 – the world and their auntie seem to have gone the way of the Xbox 360. When asked why, they often preach damning statements such as: “Well, the Xbox is simply better.”

And now I get to sit back with a smile on my face, because Sony have won the console war.

Perhaps I’m an outlier, but I’m one of only a few of my friends who actually own a Playstation 3 – the world and their auntie seem to have gone the way of the Xbox 360. When asked why, they often preach damning statements such as: “Well, the Xbox is simply better.”

And now I get to sit back with a smile on my face, because Sony have won the console war.

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Xbox One – A triumph for social networking?

Following Sony’s release of the Playstation 4 in February, and Nintendo’s Wii U release last year, Microsoft have shown their mathematical prowess by revealing their weapon in the war for control of the gaming console market – the Xbox One.

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Simcity – Industrial Revolution

I’ve been putting off extending the titanic grip of Finchtopia to other regional zones, but the time seems to have come. The oil fields of Finchburg are emptying, the ground is rife with pollution. What more is there to do to make ends meet?

Ore, of course!

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Simcity – Not buying into the online argument

I guess it was only a matter of time before I encountered some crippling server issues while playing Simcity. Sitting through a repetitive loading screen as the industrious kingdom of Finchtopia is loaded left me wondering – why am I here?

The answer is simple, and EA have defended it since Simcity’s launch.

I guess it was only a matter of time before I encountered some crippling server issues while playing Simcity. Sitting through a repetitive loading screen as the industrious kingdom of Finchtopia is loaded left me wondering – why am I here?

The answer is simple, and EA have defended it since Simcity’s launch.

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Simcity – In Abramovich’s footsteps

I finally managed to get my mitts on SimCity today, and to say its been hard to put down would be an understatement.

No, seriously.

I finally managed to get my mitts on Simcity today, and to say it’s been hard to put down would be an understatement.

No, seriously.

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