Red Orchestra: Fun While it Lasted

Well the Steam trial of Red Orchestra's standalone game is over now, it's time to take stock and wonder if it's worth buying. And what's the first word which springs to mind when reviewing this game? It's 'different'. Whether that is a good or a bad thing is difficult to decide. The pointed devotion to…

AC Milan to Play in Champions League

As everyone is no doubt aware, the investigation into match fixing allegations in Italy's Serie A led to the punishment of the top four clubs, Juventus, Fiorentina, Lazio and AC Milan, with the league title being given instead to Inter Milan. The punishments for the clubs varied, from Juventus' severe reprimand of 2 previous league…

Bureaucrats Legislate for the Fun of It

Reliable old DEFRA have managed to do it again. As related in a previous post, anyone hoping to export an animal to Russia will find that the government has failed to maintain a recognised agreement with their Russian opposites (Министерство сельского хозяйства), and as a result all import agreements need to be made on an…

LCD Monitor Lifespan Saved by Customer Services

Searching the Internet for a comparison of CRT and LCD monitors will soon find numerous assertions that the lifespan of an LCD monitor exceeds that of a CRT. Just take one such example from Matrox Graphics' website: Longer monitor lifespan: Generally, LCD monitors last longer than CRTs. A typical LCD lifespan is 50,000 hours of…

C&C Generals: A Late Appraisal

Obviously C&C Generals and her Zero Hour expansion pack are neither new nor even current titles, so this review comes rather late in the day. Nevertheless, with the next generation of titles in the pipeline from EA (in the guise of C&C3) and Chris Taylor's Supreme Commander (spiritual successor to Total Annihilation), it might be…