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Coming Soon – Civ in Space!

13 Apr

Firaxis has announced a spiritual successor to Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, called Civilization: Beyond Earth. I played the hell out of that game when it came out – I’m definitely looking forward to this release when it arrives in the fall…

This Week in Geekery

7 Apr

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This Week in Geekery

8 Mar

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This Week in Geekery

21 Feb
You're TEARING ME APART, Titan!

You’re TEARING ME APART, Titan!

With this post, we are introducing a new (and hopefully regular) segment to go over recent news in the world of Geekery. The plan is to start with one of these a week, and then go from there.

So, what has been happening recently?

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Running in Circles – Sim City Video Review

18 Mar

Sony Reveals Playstation 4 (Sort of)

22 Feb
It's here. Sort of.

It’s here. Sort of.

Has it really been 10 years since the PS3 came out? I remember watching the E3 announcements for the big three consoles with such a sense of excitement. Hi def! Blu-ray! Wireless controllers that don’t suck!

Would the PS3 make me switch from Microsoft to Sony? Would I be so blown away with the PlayStation 3 that I’d turn in my Xbox and never look back? Though I ended up with both a PS3 and a 360, I have to say I used the 360 far, far more. The PS3’s multi-player ecosystem just didn’t seem as good as Xbox live (which says a lot, since XBL wasn’t all that good 10 years ago), load times on the PS3 were atrocious, and I just could. not. stand. that controller. The PS3 made for an excellent Blu-ray player, though, and some of the exclusive titles made owning the console worthwhile (Uncharted 2 especially).

Cut to present day. Sony has finally unveiled the PlayStation 4. Sort of. We got vague information on the internals (x86 processor, 8GB GDDR5 RAM – though it sounds like the specs have not been finalized) and no shots of the console itself. We did get game-play footage, a few trailers, a tech demo (using the move to sculpt was probably the most impressive part of the announcement), and saw the controller. So, how does it look?

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