SteamOS is a Linux-based OS that loads a full screen steam interface and plays Steam games. It was meant to work with the Steam Controller, and be its own platform, supported by the Steam store. That didn’t take off, and it seemed to be abandoned for a while. Now it’s back, and on a Steam Deck Console handheld with serious hardware to support it.(more…)
I’m in love. The Dream Arcades Magic Arcade is that good. It’s a $999 DIY arcade cabinet with two controllers and a rollerball that can play any game ever, within reason. It is a font of joy, a source of fun, and it’s a great product from folks who have been building these things for years.
Yeah. You can say I’m stoked.(more…)
The EX3415R is a curved, ultrawide 34-inch gaming monitor with a 3440×1440 QHD resolution and a 144Hz response time. This makes it a powerful high-end primary monitor, with a price of $1,000 to reflect its premium specs. This begs the question, is it worth the price tag?
Curved monitors are slowly entering mainstream gaming and BenQ did everything in its power to make this thing as desirable as a nice graphics card or a great keyboard. During our testing we found this behemoth to be more than capable and well worth the price tag.(more…)
While playing games online can have appeal, there’s something about that tactile experience of sitting around a table with friends, rolling lots of math rocks (aka dice) to figure out what in the world is going on in the story you’re building. Well, why not bring some of that online flash into your game with Pixels Dice?(more…)
Stadia was Google’s in-house game development group, intended to make game streaming mainstream. Like many other things Google attempts, they found out that it’s significantly harder than they imagined initially.(more…)
We truly seem to be in a bit of a golden age when it comes to TTRPG resources. There are quite a number of real-play podcasts out there to inspire (and entertain you), and there are all manner of books and modules coming out to help you run your own game and bring something new to the table. One of the latest of these is Supers & Sorcery.(more…)
It may seem like I’m putting up a lot of DnD / TTRPG stuff as of late, but it’s because I’ve been finding just a lot of great content out there. Not only that, these are great resources for a game that lends itself very, very well to being played with everyone remote from each other. One of the latest, that’s specifically for helping DMs with their prep, is Roll & Play.(more…)
When it comes to getting things prepped for the DnD campaign I’m running for friends at work, I’m totally down with getting assistance from prepared modules and such. My first time running the table, that’s what I’ve used, and I’ve supplemented the homebrew world with them since. It makes it easier, especially on a new DM. One of the latest resources coming available is Fantastic Lairs.(more…)