the geek year 2018

January 5, 2019

2018 was an intense year personally We moved house and renovated the new place substantially. For a month or so we were living out of a single room, no kitchen or bathroom, and boarded up windows. The place is awesome now, although still a few more things we would like to update, but that can be done over time. We have fibre! 900 MB download speed, this has changed my…

I’m still processing Dark Souls iii (sad eh?), so today was a Retro Android Platform evening 🙂 MegaDrive: Caliber.50 Playing Caliber .50 on the Genesis Strangest enemy difficulty where tanks explode quickly, enemy rockets fire faster than bullets, and bosses are mega derranged animals. Novel controls with buttons to rotate#retrogaming #Megadrive #SEGAhttps://t.co/DYCP2mxGhO — Gamer Geek (@GamerGeekNews) January 5, 2019 Played via RetroArch on Nvidia Shield Android: Does Not Commute I…

nvidia shield retro heaven

January 4, 2019

My darling wife gifted me this amazing little piece of Android based kit: nvidia shield NVIDIA SHIELD TV is the essential streaming media player for the modern living room. Thousands of apps. Thousands of games. The most 4K entertainment. And the Google Assistant built in. It’s awesome for streaming media via Netflix, Kodi, et al, and recently released high spec games (with many for free!)… but what I wanted it…

Finally praise the sun

January 4, 2019

As one PS4 AAA title ends with a Western sunset, another with an eclipsed sun In the past couple of weeks I’ve finished the latest AAA title in my collection: Red Dead Redemption 2; and today one that I never thought I’d complete: Dark Souls 3 Both were fun, amazing artistic achievements, but so different. I probably put in as many hours on both games, one I started in November…

While playing Red Dead Redemption 2 Online on the PS4 I entered the stable in Saint Dennis looking to see how viable an equine upgrade was, to find to my shock and glee that the Red Chestnut Arabian horse was free! Not wanting to part with Nag, my starting racehorse [for some strange reason beyond my comprehension?] I shelled over $100 in game dollars to free up another stable, and…

Ubuntu Budgie reset top panel

November 29, 2018

I lost the network indicator from the Ubuntu Budgie top panel; frustrating as I couldn’t update vpn settings. Finally got around to finding a solution today as I’ve got tired of sub-optimal speed nodes: github:Restore budgie-panel to defaults\ from the terminal enter: dconf reset -f /com/solus-project/budgie-panel/ nohup budgie-panel –reset –replace&

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online

November 29, 2018

Finally Red Dead Redemption 2 Online has launched on the PS4, and I’m in to it, even though I’m only 66% through the Story mode. One mission in, 4 player game, 2 went rogue from the start… reminiscent of GTAV Online, hope I can find a posse Just played a couple of multiplayer vs games… it’s chaos much like GTAV; not sure this game mode is for me, but let’s…

Red Dead Redemption 2 on the PS4 has been taking up nearly all of my game time, with brief breaks of Overwatch to qualify for season 13. I’ve a couple of great tips to make life easier that I’ll post soon, but for now here’s a tip for a Challenge that has been alluding me. RDR2 Challenge Horseman 4 While mounted, drag a victim for 3300 feet using your Lasso…

#RDR2 #DoubleRainbow sometimes It's the little things pic.twitter.com/6lkulgPluS — Gamer Geek (@GamerGeekNews) October 27, 2018 Read Dead Redemption 2 has been out for a week and I’m sure you’ve heard how awesome it is. I write more on what I think of it at a later date, but for now here’s a list of tips that I recommend anyone reads before they begin the game. Many of them you will…