2018 Holiday Gaming

The holidays are an opportunity to celebrate the season, spend time with family... and play video games! I'm off for 11 days in a row this year and while some of my time will be spent with the fam, some will also be spent gaming (and some working on the house). Here's what I'll be …

Bi-Annual PC Upgrade

I bought a custom-built gaming PC four years ago so I could upgrade it incrementally and avoid buying a new PC every couple of years to keep up with games. Over the long run this would provide me with a better system for less money.  The original machine came with a high-end fourth-generation Core i7 …

Gaming PC Revisited

I bought a dedicated gaming PC three years ago. I needed something more powerful than my iMac to play games on but didn't want to shell out $2k for another Mac that would be limited in terms of future upgrades. My iMac can be used as an external display to another machine which meant that …

My SLI Saga

I bought a customized Gaming PC so that I could expand it in the future. Most importantly, I wanted to swap out the graphics card for a newer model in a few years when mine started to struggle. I also wanted the option to combine multiple graphics cards together. This is called SLI (or Crossfire …

Far Cry 4

Since I published my first impressions of several of the games that I played over holiday vacation I started playing another that needs to be added to the list: Far Cry 4. Far Cry 4 is the newest game that I own, having been released in November. I didn't get it from Steam; instead it …

Game Impressions

I've purchased a bunch of games recently to play on my new PC. I took a breadth over depth approach over Christmas vacation so that I could get a general impression of most of what I bought. Here are my thoughts. The games are listed based on the time I've spent playing, starting with those …