Why I Won’t be Upgrading to Windows 8 Any Time Soon

Hey there, folks. long time no see. Sorry for the marked lack of posts on Double Crit. I’ve actually been on vacation (long story, all you need to know is that someone very close to me passed away and the burial was several provinces away on the week of the 19th.). But hey, I’m back now, and ready to jump right back into regular updates. For the time being, I’m probably going to stick to Wednesday updates; I might add Friday to the mix at a later date. We’ll see how things go.

Anyway, this post is going to be a little different from my usual fare (if I can even be said to have a ‘usual’), in that it might not necessarily appear to relate to gaming at first. But trust me, it does – those of you who’ve been following industry news lately can attest to that. So, let’s get right down to it:

I will never, so long as I have the choice of alternatives, use Windows 8.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Seven Indie Games you Need to Play

I’ve been on a bit of an indie gaming kick of late, so this post made sense to me when I started writing it. You’ll have to forgive me if it’s less coherent than what you’re used to- I’m essentially running on fumes at the moment, so my mind isn’t exactly functioning at its best.

Today, we’re going to look at a few awesome indie games which, if you’ve not done so yet, you should make the effort to play. With the advent of Kickstarter and the Humble Indie Bundle, independent developers have really come to the fore lately. And why shouldn’t they? The very nature of their development means that they can go in new, unique, and innovative directions which larger publishers might often shy away from, they’re inexpensive, and they’re made just as well as any AAA title you might see.

Coupled with Baldur’s Gate 2, they’ve been consuming much of my leisure time of late. Here are a few titles from my own personal list of favorites, sans Minecraft- everybody knows about that game by now. Same deal with Amnesia.

Continue reading