Software Recommendation – SpeedCommander

Alternative file managers go back to DOS times with the prominent example Norton Commander (though it wasn’t the first of its kind), showing two file/directory listings side by side to better manage content of floppies, hard drives etc. While with each new OS version the default file manager improved, the market for alternative file managers…

Playing older Games – The Black Mirror (2003)

Having just reached the fourth chapter (out of 6 overall), I decided I’d write down some of my thoughts on the game so far, mainly from the technical and design perspective. At the time of writing, the game is now 14 years old, so on both of those aspects, the game isn’t quite fresh anymore,…

Game Releases – Rest of 2017

Update (22.10.2017 19:04): added info to the .hack//G.U. Last Recode entry that I was reminded of by a comment. As the year is coming close to its end, we approach the holiday season, meaning there are still some game releases left to come. Here are some entries that could be interesting.

Gaming Opinion – Big Budget Single Player Games „Over“?

Recently the news came out that Electronic Arts are closing Visceral Games (for once not a studio they bought at some point), the Star Wars game they had in development is being given to another of their development studios and that it’s going to be taken into a different direction (due to “changes in the…

Looking back at Comics – Transformers G1 US #6

Original release date: March 1985 When did I read it first: Around August 1991 when it was published in Hungary (with issue #5 bundled in the same comic book) Cover Well this is certainly a far cry from your usual “action pose” shot on the cover… Megatron and Shockwave are shown fighting, with Shockwave blasting…

Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×06 Mind War

This episode introduces Alfred Bester, a recurring character throughout the series who is on a mission for the Psi Corps. This alone is already significant for the overall plot as he will have major parts to play in it. During the episode we learn that the Psi Corps seems to be increasing its influence over…

Old Video Game Magazines – Gamers 02/92

The April/May issue, released in March. Still written by a one-man “team”. As an improvement, a list of all reviews contained in the magazine was added to the content overview. In the reader’s letters area, they “backpedal” a bit on the note from the previous magazine about not reviewing “The Immortal” because of the violent…

Sega Game Gear – My childhood experience

As a kid at school, at some point video games become a point of interest for a lot of people. At the time I knew some that had a Nintendo Game Boy, but Christmas 1991 one of the presents I got was a Sega Game Gear. I think the colour screen and some of the…

Star Trek: Discovery – First Impressions

So, after seeing the first two episodes of this new series and hearing a few impressions other people have had on the series introduction, I thought I’d try to sum up my thoughts on it as well. To put it into a few words, I’ll let Krusty speak: Careful, spoilers ahead!