The personal computing revolution began with the Intel 8080 CPU. This 8-bit CPU was introduced in 1974 at 2 MHz and was the heart of the first kit computer, the MITS Altair 8800. But it was the far less costly 6502 CPU that drove the home computing market.
Category Archives: Low End Gaming
One of the greatest games ever created, Doom. I check out the iOS port.
In an update to my article, Low End Wireless Hard Drive Review: The EMTEC P600, I have been able to discover some of the more intricate features of the wireless hard drive and how it can fit into a variety of “real world” usage cases. Here are some of the things of note after learning more about […]
Macintosh games do not come more classic than the Marathon series. And now you can play all three on your modern Mac courtesy of the Aleph One project.
15 years in the making, Duke Nukem Forever brings back classic first person shooters and over the top sexism to the gaming world.
Playing older PC games on your modern Mac used to be tricky. Boxer takes the hassle out of it.
Doom and Doom 2 were amazing. How does the follow up a decade later compare?
One of the finest gaming experiences you will ever come across, Quake 2 is still a marvellous example of the first person shooter genre nearly 20 years on.
A decade after its release, the original Need For Speed Most Wanted is still an amazing game.
1995 saw release of the ill-fated (but fantastic) Sega Saturn. I am still a big fan of the 32-bit console.
Gaming is a great pass time. I take a look at the top 50 titles that have shaped my gaming history.
What’s chunky, cream coloured, and has a screen capable of displaying four shades? It’s the legendary Nintendo Game Boy.
Playing your old games on your new console is a great thing. I take a look at which consoles offer backward compatibility.
There are now a great variety of wireless hard drives available, but so far only one is available at a true low-end price, offering an unprecedented overall value to the consumer, while being compatible with a wide variety of Macs, PCs, iOS devices, and Android devices. Behold the EMTEC P600 Wi-Fi Hard Drive.
Quake spawned a new era of first person shooters. I take a look at the TenebraeQuake front end for Mac OS X, which also enhances the graphics.
Games consoles have been a huge part of our culture since the 1970s – but in 2000 Sony took it to a new level with the PlayStation 2.
Joining a clan is one of the most important things you can do to achieve success in Clash of Clans. As a clan member, you can receive higher-level troops in your Clan Castle that will provide defense against enemy attacks and can also be used offensively when you are attacking goblins or other players.
Although you are safe from attack for the first 72 hours of your village’s creation, after that all bets are off. Your village can be attacked at any time that it doesn’t have a protective shield and you don’t have it running on your Android or iOS device.
There are probably as many theories about village layout as there are Clash of Clan players. Most put the Town Hall in the center, but some put it on the edge of the village, beyond protective walls, and some even stick it in a corner.
You have three days to prepare for the first attack on your village. There’s no need to rush into building up your defenses the first two days, but Day Three is the one where you want to concentrate on making your village safe against invaders.
You begin playing Clash of Clans with just Barbarians, soon add Archers, and then gain Giants. You cannot advance their level until you build a Laboratory (marked Research). You’ll need a lot of elixir to upgrade them.
After going through the tutorial, you will have a Town Hall, a Builder’s Hut, a Gold Mine, an Elixir Collector, Gold Storage, Elixir Storage, Barracks, and a Camp. You will also have a 3-day shield that prevents other players from attacking your village, so there is no need to build walls or other defenses right away.
Clash of Clans is a popular free game for iOS and Android devices. Launched on iOS in August 2012, it has a large international following. The Android version was added in October 2013. Best of all, Supercell is always looking for ways to improve gameplay, so it has improved over time.
We live in a society obsessed with cable-free technology, but just how much do we rely on chargeable devices?
Where were you on 9/9/1999?
In its never-ending quest to tax everything it can think of, the IRS has taxed income, profits, death, and marriage. Attempts to tax email have stalled, but only because even a 100% tax on something free is still nothing.
In a lot of respects, the Dreamcast was ahead of its time. It was released in 1998 in Japan and 1999 in the rest of the world – a year before PlayStation 2 – and was the first 128-bit console gaming system ever. Sega, a Japanese company started by American expatriate David Rosen in the 1950s, seemed […]