On Steam Link – Initial Impressions

So over the holidays the annual Steam winter sale took place, while I did buy a couple of games my largest purchase came in the form of ordering a Steam Link device for $20. If you don’t know what that is, it is basically a device that hooks up to your tv and allows you to stream games from your PC over your network. You might ask, “Why not just run an HDMI to your TV from your PC?”. True, this would be optimal but in my case my PC is in the room designated as my office and my TV is in my living room. I don’t want to snake an HDMI cable all the way across my apartment, not to mention using a controller. So for me this was a small investment, and if anything I felt that if allowed me to operate my desktop through my living … Read more…

On Annoying Platformer Controls

So this weekend I finished up re-playing Assassins Creed Black Flag and decided I didn’t really feel like going for 100% completion a second time. So that left me trying to figure out what to play in order to keep myself busy. I have several console games that I could play through, and a pretty size-able Steam backlog of games. Not to mention the various MMO’s I can play, or want to get back in to. I ended up trying the MMO’s first, WoW followed up by some Archeage. Wasn’t really feeling it with either of those. I feel like with the WoW expansion coming out in a couple weeks that I’d rather save all the new quests until the xp actually goes towards something. Archeage is just plain hard for me to get in to. I have a decently spec’d PC so I shouldn’t be having any issues with … Read more…