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Oil Rush Review

in Games
Saturday, 03 March 2012

Oil Rush is developed by Unigine Corp. and is self-described as "a real-time naval strategy game based on group control that combines strategic challenge of classic RTS with sheer fun of Tower Defense, and features state-of-an-art visuals." What a mouthful. You may have heard of their Heaven benchmark utility, which is fairly well-known in the benchmarking realm and has outstanding visuals.

The game takes place in a flooded world -- everyone lives on boats and the only currency, aside from bullets, is oil. The story goes that you are a unified group of people trying to fend off and destroy oil-rig-pilfering pirates. Battles take place on, you guessed it, a giant ocean that is spotted with oil rigs and unit-producing structures.


Let's delve into the specifics.

If you're not a desktop gamer (Really? Even though we just posted a $460 gaming PC build? For shame!), sometimes laptops fulfill the requirements of practicality, entertainment, and portability. With school just around the corner, it's time for gamers to go laptop shopping -- myself included.

During this time, I picked up some useful information on what to look for in a gaming laptop -- through pain of much research -- and I decided to share some of my new knowledge with you guys.

First, I need to warn you about some common problems with gaming laptops:

Bioware has released a high-resolution texture pack* for PC players of the Dragon Age 2 game. The texture pack faced a buggy launch for Steam users, as explained by Velnias of the Steam forums:

"Neither the hi-res texture pack nor the Exiled Prince nor the Black Emporium DLC will recognize the DA2 installation if you're using Steam (yes, after decryption and installation)."

In order to fix the Dragon Age 2 high-resolution texture pack, follow the steps described below:

Find out why pure domination is bursting from the platters of our hard drive in this latest budget gaming build!

The only magazine capable of relating seafaring pirates to your gaming splendor has returned, and this time, with booty. You need to hoard the cash (and the cache) for gaming excellence, and nothing is more excellent than spending a weak $498 on a new rig (for those of you getting the calculators out, that’s nine games). Time to dig up that pirate’s treasure from your backyard, let’s take a look at these parts.

Machinarium Review

in Games
Sunday, 13 June 2010

Machinarium is a quirky game, starring a quirky character. Cast out from his city, Josef (a neglected robot) takes center stage as he attempts to work his way into the metropolis from whence he came. Although the story takes a backseat to mind-frying puzzles and uncanny artwork, the little robot – with your help – must be reunited with his girlfriend, and stop some baddies from detonating a bomb within the city. Thrilling, right?

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