Category Archives: Gaming

Technology that changed gaming #2: The Commodore Amiga

The Commodore Amiga is one of the gaming’s most iconic and affectionately remembered systems, and was a landmark computer in every respect. When it arrived in 1985 it was so far ahead of the competition that it appeared to be from … Continue reading

Technology that changed gaming #3: The Apple iPhone

The iPhone has made top-notch gaming available on the go – without having to carry a chunky pouch containing a dedicated device and cartridges. Hardly anyone carries a separate phone and PDA these days, and it will eventually become rare … Continue reading

Technology that changed gaming #4: Sega System 16 arcade boards

These days, gaming at home on the latest PC or a seventh generation console is as good as it gets, but it wasn’t always like that. Back in the mid-to-late 1980’s, arcade machines were far more powerful than home computers of … Continue reading

Angry birds on Windows Phone 7

Angry Birds is not on an easy flight path with it’s attempt to catapult itself onto the Windows Phone platform. In promotional material for the WP7 launch Microsoft used the Angry Birds logo and upset developers Rovio – who had not committed to releasing … Continue reading

Technology that changed gaming #5: The 3Dfx Voodoo accelerator

This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be writing that pay tribute to the really big hitters of the gaming world – the kind of technology that was so cool or advanced that everybody remembers the first … Continue reading

Game quick review: Limbo (xbox 360)

From looking at a simple screen-shot of Limbo it’s obvious that it’s a very unique game. It’s currently available for purchase on the xbox360 via Xbox Live at a very reasonable at 800 points – less than 10 UKP in real money. … Continue reading

The best Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas experience (in 2010)

After completing GTA IV and the Liberty City stories, there didn’t seem many options left for getting a GTA fix. But there was one interesting possibility: due to my lost decade of gaming I’d never played GTA: San Andreas, and … Continue reading