LG 34WL500 34″ 2560x1080p 75Hz Ultrawide Freesync HDR10 Monitor

A monitor fanatic I am not. I recognise the difference between TN and IPS and so on but I don’t typically get excited over the colour reproduction of one or the response time of another. Value to me is the key. Though typically for me that means bigger for cheaper for the most part. Continue reading “LG 34WL500 34″ 2560x1080p 75Hz Ultrawide Freesync HDR10 Monitor”

The State of Science Fiction Television Series and Film

Recently we have seen a resurgence of science fiction on television and film including reboots of Star Trek and Star Wars, along with wild cards like The Orville and The Expanse. Of course my personal favourite series of Stargate SG1 and Atlantis has disappeared and I’m not going to be talking about them here today.

I was originally a huge fan of Star Wars and the original Star Trek movies. Eventually with the release of the prequel Star Wars films and watching through all the TNG era Star Trek series (and Enterprise). After that there was a long drought of science fiction content.

Brace yourselves. I’m about to take you on a journey of confusion, sadness and lens flares. Continue reading “The State of Science Fiction Television Series and Film”

WoW Classic Is Back. And I Like It.

The big name in games is back in classic form. Who would have thought World of Warcraft Classic would be so popular on Twitch and with gamers alike. Blizzard certainly didn’t. So much so that they didn’t have enough servers on launch.

I have played World of Warcraft since about a year after the game launched and have sunk countless DAYS in to the massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Until WoW there just wasn’t a game like it that interested me though I did have my bouts with Guild Wars several times. I even tried Everquest. Bleh. Continue reading “WoW Classic Is Back. And I Like It.”

Virtual Reality On a Budget – Oculus Go

A couple years ago everyone was excited with the release of the Oculus Rift funded through Kickstarter and HTC’s Vive. Both are basically dumb high quality stereo displays with sophisticated sensors on board to detect what position your head and feet are in relation to things in a game.

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The HTC Vive.

Both the Rift and the Vive require a high end PC to be tethered to it to experience anything otherwise all you have is an expensive mound of sensors and displays. Continue reading “Virtual Reality On a Budget – Oculus Go”