Back-up bloopers

One of the plusses of having been a tech writer for nearly a decade and a half is that I get to do my I-told-you-so face whenever other people have computer-related emergencies thanks to their own carelessness. But the experience of a colleague last week was a sort of a wake-up call: even when we […]

My Windows’ armoury

Even though Windows isn’t my everyday OS, I do look in for a bit of housekeeping fairly regularly. It is still my gaming platform of choice and, of course, I have to keep popping back whenever I need to review software or test a website. Earlier tonight, when I found my antivirus application wasn’t loading […]

Mass Effect 2: A review

The truth is, I finished playing Mass Effect 2 (hereafter ME2) about five months back, but have been procrastinating on the review due to the perfectly understandable reason of laziness. Anyhow… ME2 is, of course, part 2 of the Mass Effect trilogy, a shooter/role-playing game where you take on the persona of the space-faring hero […]

Revisiting Diablo

Last night I dusted out my Diablo Battlechest because I had an irresistible urge to visit Tristram, lurk in the creepy sixteen-level dungeons and catacombs to weed out demons, monsters, the undead and their bosses, and kit myself out in some fancy gear. (Oh, all right, Niklas, all I wanted was to point and click […]

Digitally restricted

I hate DRM. I really hate it from the bottom of my heart. Just thinking about it makes my blood boil. Tell me, what’s to like about a system devised to make it incredibly difficult use the content you have legitimately bought? I paid my hard-earned money for my copies of Hitman: Absolution, Deus Ex: […]

Mass Effect: A review

And so it came to pass that Commander Jan Shepard finally got the better of Saren. After 24 hours and 18 minutes of gameplay (over an hour of which must have been spent running round and round, keeping out of Saren’s way while taking pot shots and biotic blasts at him) Mass Effect (henceforth ME) […]