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Up and Coming Games

Up and Coming Games I'm wishing my Life away for Okay there aren't many up and coming games I would wish my life away for. But there are some just on the horizon that make me feel super stoked for that release date. Number one being Cyberpunk 2077. Number two being...

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D-Fend Reloaded -Replay Old School Games Today

Why D-Fend Reloaded Should Be On Your PC D-Fend Reloaded is a great tool every old-school gamer should have. It's a graphical user interface for DOSBox. What's DOSBox I hear you say? Well it's got nothing to do with Denial of Services attacks! DOSBox allows you to...

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Need for Speed Underground 2

Need for Speed Underground 2 They really need to make this game. Need for Speed Underground 2. Who doesn't like modding cars? Well loads of people. But hey there are loads of people (like me) who love doing it. Need for Speed Underground 2 brought the chop shop...

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Eve Online Mining!

Eve Online Mining - Get Your Virtual Pickaxe at the Ready! Did you quit school at 15? Have you just been laid off from work? Can you survive solely on hot pockets, energy drinks and hard liqueur? Then Eve Online mining needs you! While away hours of your life...

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Halt and Catch Fire

Halt and Catch Fire - a retro computer lovers dream You guys seen this? Only just started watching it and I can't believe it first aired in 2015! This TV series is right up my street! It's set around the birth of the home PC. Halt and Catch Fire follows a group of...

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eBooks vs Paperbacks – is it the end for real books?

eBooks vs Paperbacks Are we lovers of paper? I wouldn't call myself a huge lover of reading. Since a kid I was far from the best in class, in fact I was right down there at the bottle of the barrel left behind after even the scrapings had gone. But when I do read a...

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Does loving cork make us a Wine Snob?

Wine Snob I hear you say? I love wine! I'm by no means an alcoholic but I do get through a few bottles of red each week. Back in my day, lol, every bottle of wine came with a cork, it was the standard, to imagine a bottle without a cork would be to imagine the...

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Everyone love Cats!

The Internet of Cats! Cats, bundles of furry madness that are guarantee to brighten up your gloomiest of day. There's a reason why the Internet is full of shaky mobile phone footage of cats doing stupid things. We love the furry little gremlins! Even when they sink...

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Vaping vs Smoking

How to quit smoking with vaping Making that switch from smoking to vaping changed my life. There's no better way to describe it. Sure you might steal away for that occasional cigarette whilst out on a Friday night but no more so than that of your equally...

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Mobile Strike – they have killed it

Is Mobile Strike even a game?! So Mobile Strike. Let's get straight down to it - what a rip off! I eventually tried this "game" out after being bombarded with adverts on my tablet PC for it. And of course Arnies apparent endorsement. So whilst shouting "get to tha...

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Vikings TV Show – the best thing on TV since GoT

The very talented Katheryn Winnick The Vikings TV show has everything, including the very talented Katheryn Winnick. Katheryn  plays the role of Lagertha, the first wife of legendary Viking king, King Ragnar. But before I talk about the show Vikings let us get...

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Joint Operations – the good old days

Joint Operations - why have we gone backwards in max players!? I loved this game. I really did. Joint Operation: Typhoon Rising was the first large scale online FPS game I had ever played. This was way back in 2004. And by large scale we're talking 150+ people on one...

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American Gods why isn’t there more hype?

American Gods the next GoT? Why hasn't American Gods got more of a hype around it? It's bloody awesome! There's so many people who I've asked about this who have never even heard of it. For those of you who remember the early 1990's you'll remember Lovejoy. Well...

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Atkins Diet – is it healthy?

I'm not sure about strict Atkins Diet but sure having a low carbohydrate diet can make you loose a lot of weight - and fast! I lost just over a stone in weight over a period of one month. How you ask? Simple, I just cut out all foods with high carbohydrates in. In...

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South Park – The Stick of Truth it’s comedy gold

The Stick of Truth will make you laugh out loud This game is bloody hilarious! I've never laughed so much playing a computer game. It really does make you feel like you are inside an episode of South Park with The Stick of Truth! You start off being able to craft...

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Wren Kitchens Great Kitchens Terrible Fitters

Wren Kitchens Great Kitchens Terrible Fitters So here is my personal experience with Wren Kitchens. Straight to the chase; the kitchens are good, they really are but there is one (big) thing about this company that really lets them down. The fitters they choose to...

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Why you should pick up your old guitar

Pick up your old guitar you wont regret it Pick it up dude! Pick it up! Pick up your old guitar and you will not come to regret it. I got my first guitar when I was 14 years old. I loved it. I still do. It's a Squire Stat by Fender, which is an imitation of the well...

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Amazon Alexa Echo Review an honest opinion

A Fine Christmas Present I got my first Amazon Alexa Echo over Christmas 2016. So it is about time I wrote my Amazon Alexa Echo review for you to read. Since Christmas I've bought two more Alexa Echo's. Not be cause they broke. Simple because I love this device! I'm...

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake – is it worth the wait?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake As soon as I heard people start talking about this I was overjoyed. The original Final Fantasy 7 came out on 31st January 1997 on the Sony PlayStation. This game has to have one of the greatest (if not the greatest) RPG story-line in it. Years...

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Cyberpunk 2077 – An Open World game like no other

Cyberpunk 2077 - Release date: unknown! The developers of Cyberpunk 2077 are CD Projekt RED these are the same guys who are brought us The Witcher 3. And if you've played The Witcher 3 you'll know exactly what this very talented company is capable of producing. The...

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Website Under Construction and why it shouldn’t

Website Under Construction We've all seen this at some point online. You've either come from an search engine or typed the domain name in from flyer you've received and you see the words "website under construction" accompanied by some stupid graphic of a man at work....

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Should I Use Pirated Software on my computer

So you may be thinking should I use pirated software? The short answer is no. But here is the main reason why you shouldn't be using pirated software. Very few things in life are free. There is almost always an ulterior motive behind cracked software. Most pieces of...

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So what is the Dark Net?

It's a scary world out there. . . So what is the Dark Net? The dark net is a hidden part of the Internet. In the Dark Net human friendly URLs like google.com do not exist, instead the dark net using an addressing scheme that changes. Meaning a "bookmarked" Dark Net...

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Weird Technology that you really don’t need

Weird Technology - stuff you probably shouldn't have bought If you're like me you cant stop using technology - even when nature calls! You'll love this bit of weird technology in the form of a tablet computer holder designed for the loo. Stepping aside from any...

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Create an avatar? Go Mosh Yourself!

Create an avatar that will stand out from the crowd Many online games these days allow you to upload your own avatar. A small graphic that is "you" to your online community. So if you are looking to create an avatar that stands out from the crowd there are some really...

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Gary’s Mod – So what is this game all about?

Gary's Mod a fun sandbox for all Gary's Mod is a pretty cool sandbox game. The communities showcase mods are really impressive. Gary's Mod is a sandbox game built around the Counter Strike source code. Expect a step learning curve though. Thankfully you can play in...

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A Steam Convert – from complete hater to fan boy

I'll admit it - I'm a Steam Convert. That's right folks. I used to hate Steam, now I can't see me living without it! To become a Steam convert you first have to hate Steam. And that was me. I hated it because my first experience with Steam was after buying Half Life 2...

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The Witcher 3 – it’s so ploughing awesome!

This game is so ploughing awesome! It's the first Open World game I've ever played and I discovered it totally by accident whilst surfing the choka waters that be YouTube. I stumbled across the clip embedded below, what I was looking at before only God...

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Third Proper Blog Post

OK things are getting serious now. I mean what am I supposed to write now? I have already written a load of nonesense and now I am being asked yet again to write even more none sense. Well at least the second time I wrote none sense I remembered to put a space in...

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First Proper Blog Post

Well here it begins. Not quite sure what to write right now as my mind if full of code and human speak is far down on the list right now. Bla bla I write bla bla. It's almost like trying to fill a word count on a university assignment. If I write enough nonsense then...

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Running Android on Windows made simple with Blue Stacks

Running Android on windows like a pro Have you ever wanted to run an android app on your computer? Running android on windows is made easy with Blue Stacks (bluestacks.com) with their free emulator. The free version requires you download one of their suggested apps...

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Amazon Prime worth the subscription no doubt

Amazon Prime worth the subscription or not? I've been a member of Amazon Prime now for little over a year. Can I see myself cancelling my membership? Only if they drastically increased their prices might I! I had never considered subscribing up to a services like...

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Is Eve Online Dead? A long time players opinion

Is Eve Online Dead? Good question! I often hear people ask if Eve Online is dead. Eve Online dead? Never. This is a great game. Sure on the surface it might look like concurrent online player counts have gone down but that isn't necessarily a true reflection of whats...

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Second Proper Blog Post

This is yet another rather pointless blog post but this time we are using English again instead of Lorem Ipsum. I think that is how you spell it. I am not quite sure you know now, but I can not be bothered to open up a new tab and google it. Adios! My job is complete.

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Bit coins – a currency for crime

So what are bit coins? Bit coins are a virtual online currency created using a fancy mathematical process, a process called the block chain algorithm. Technically speaking it's some really cool stuff. The algorithm is mathematical artwork. But like all good scientific...

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Archimedes Game – the true Ghost in the Machine

A really unique game concept Archimedes is a really cool Indie Game you should try out. It's available to download on Steam and it's cheap as chips. Word of advice - try not to cheat! It will be worth it in the end. The Archimedes game is designed around a vintage...

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Windows 8 – the doomed OS ahead of its time

Shame Windows 8 never took off – or is it? Microsoft really did drop the ball with Windows 8. They tried to salvage it with an "8.1 upgrade". But it was doomed to fail. Which genius at Microsoft had the idea to drop the start menu? And who said that's a good idea...

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Spice up your old laptop with Linux

Let Linux bring new life to your old laptop Give your old laptop a new lease of life with a fresh install of Linux Mint. Mint, based on Ubuntu, based on Debian, based on, well you get the point. Linux mint is a fantastically easy to use (and install) Linux...

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Benchmark your computer with 3D Mark

To benchmark your computer couldn't be simpler The benchmarking tool 3D Mark really is essential for any PC gamer. This tool will perform a series of tests to benchmark your gaming rig. It'll then providing you with a feedback score. With this score you'll be able to...

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