Nintendo vs. the Scalpers: For Great Justice!

Nintendo vs. the Scalpers: For Great Justice!

In the video game industry, the scalping of hard to find items is nothing new. Collectors or Limited editions of both hardware and games are put up for pre-order, subsequently grabbed up en masse by third party resellers and quickly dumped onto sites like eBay and Amazon at insane markups. For regular consumers, sourcing these items becomes quite frustrating on a couple fronts: initially in not being able to find products through normal channels and then subsequently having to pay…

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PC)

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PC)

In an attempt to clear a little backlog in my Steam library, I finally dug into Wolfenstein: The Old Blood recently. I bought The New Order and Old Blood together some time ago, deciding to play the former first. If I’m being honest, I enjoyed The New Order more than I expected to but understandably, it left me a little burnt out on the franchise so the Old Blood sat until now. In short, I found the Old Blood to…

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GeForce Experience or Billboard Experience?

GeForce Experience or Billboard Experience?

GeForce Experience has been around quite awhile now and while my opinion from the outset has been that it’s the embodiment of If there’s no product, you are the product, it didn’t really matter to me one way or the other. It’s a marketing engine disguised as a content delivery engine. Most PC gamers can download a graphics driver package to install or update drivers. Most PC gamers can “optimize” their own games. I have no idea how many gamers…

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Nintendo’s “Switch”?

Nintendo’s “Switch”?

With the Wii U clearly in its rear-view mirror, Nintendo formally introduced gamers to the Switch late last year.  The concept behind the new console is pretty enticing… a unified hardware platform that allows for both in-home play on a television and portable gaming all on the same unit.  Add in the included Joy-Con controllers that allow for different configurations and the Switch can suit nearly any user interface scheme required.  Third party developers and publishers seem to be back on board as well,…

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Scorched earth…

Scorched earth…

About a year ago I posted a news item regarding the technical status of the site. In short, it was running an installation of Joomla that was sorely behind the times; so far behind that the upgrade process was going to be time-consuming and ugly. I vowed to make a plan to make a plan to update or migrate to another platform but I never got much further than backing up the site and fiddling with database conversion tools. In…

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