nova gaming pc

11/24/2021

I have finally upgraded my PC, to an 11th Gen 11700K + RTX 3060 AMP White Limited Edition For a long time I was sick of my old Frankenstein box shutting down on me, now I have one that feels like a Ferrari in comparison, and allows me to play games at ultra settings 🙂 So what did I get for my cash? Sick of the AMD chipset straining in…

Three iconic cities, three epic stories. Play the genre-defining classics of the original Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas updated for a new generation, now with across-the-board enhancements including brilliant new lighting and environmental upgrades, high-resolution textures, increased draw distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls and targeting, and much more, bringing these beloved worlds to life with…

I’ve swam with humpback whales, turtles, stingray, & sharks. Traveled up the Mekong to see Irwady doliphins, been out on a couple of dolphin and whale safari’s where I’ve had the privilege of seeing pods of dolphons 50+ in size, and Southern Bryde’s Whales. Orca have been on my bucket list for a long time, and in the last couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them three…

pi drama

10/09/2021

Alerted by my darling wife yesterday that Arlo had stopped working, this usually means that the Raspberry Pi that runs Pi-Hole needs restarting… never looked into the issue, as this is few and far between. Checked my Twitter feed @DataAugmented, as a couple of python scripts that I have running on the same Pi post & retweet there… no activity for over 24 hours, bugger :p Reboot Pi… it hangs…

This week after 3 years I’ve finished and fallen for Spider-Man. Non-ironically it’s Marvelous, the story & characters are both familiar and novel, the combat slick with a variety of styles. I’ve loved Spidey titles since early incarnations on the original PlayStation, when it shared an engine with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater… coincidence that I’m playing modern day recreations of both today 🙂 The one thought that I took away,…

I’ve recently discovered that I love rogue like games! Think I may have enjoyed them for a while, just never knew that I was enjoying them 🙂 But Hades is something different… so what works? The progressive epic novel like story It just keeps getting deeper, and richer! The story builds in layers; per play, per encounters, per success. Each increment of exploration expands another aspect of the narrative. The…

I read last week that Rockstar were giving a cool $1 Million each month to people with a next gen console (PS5 for me) who are playing GTAV online, until the new updated version is released. This piqued my interest as I’d never managed to get into the online game, beyond driving, even after owning it for nearly 8 years! This was initially because of my poor internet connection, then…

READ THE ORIGINAL POST How I Got a Hyper Light Drifter Review Code from the Publishers Ok, so first of all: BIG shout-out to Abylight Studios for the iOS version of Hyper Light Drifter which was released this year. And shout-out again for having won iPad Game of the Year Award 2019! I’ll start off with the story of how that happened. Hyper Light Drifter is full of quiet, serene moments like this.…

Completing Demon’s Souls was a great gaming accomplishment to tick off this week, but my real success was playing Blood Bowl 2, finally guiding the Reikland Reavers to smashthe Dwarf Warhammer team 3-0. Went on to triumph over the Skaven with the same score… great run; until I was humbled by Chaos after a first half grind.