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Top Ten Games Of 2014
Posted by 7 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on December 29, 2014 under Featured, The Desk
2014 was an amazing year for games. 2014 was the worst year for games in recorded history. I don't think there's been a more polarizing time for video games and those who play them in, er, ever. Busted, hunk-of-scrap big-budget releases are raining from the sky as though we're standing in the aftermath of some quality-obliterating explosion, portions of gaming culture are at war with each other, a... more.
The Best Movies of 2014
Posted by 3 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on under Featured, The Desk
This was not a great year for film, particularly when compared to 2013. I’m not sure a single movie I saw would have cracked the top five of last year’s list. The summer blockbuster season was less disappointing than it’s frequently been of late, but the final quarter of the year was a considerable letdown. Don’t get me wrong: There were a lot of good movies this year, just not a lot of gr... more.
Dragon Age: Inquisition Review
Posted by 2 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on December 8, 2014 under Featured, The Desk
Dragon Age Inquisition is a heck of an apology for Dragon Age II. It's like a neighbour caught letting their dog defecate in your garden making amends by buying you a house. No, make that a range of houses, endlessly, until you're forced to say "For God's sake, please stop buying me houses." Whereas Dragon Age II was small, rushed and repetitive (although saved from total disaster by a won... more.
Dragon Age Inquisition review
Posted by 5 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on November 11, 2014 under Featured, The Desk
Dragon Age: Inquisition is a game straining under the weight of its own esteemed but fractured lineage. After the critical and commercial success of tactically-astute series progenitor, Dragon Age: Origins, BioWare took a sharp left turn for the release of a sequel, just fourteen months later. Dragon Age 2 dispensed with the expansive customisation options and overhauled the combat system; in do... more.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor review
Posted by 36 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on October 20, 2014 under Featured, The Desk
Otha the Immovable. I’d hunted the bastard for days. Following his every move, interrogating his henchmen. I learned his fears and his weakness. There would be no more charging into battle; I learned my lesson at the wrong end of his sword too much to make that mistake again. Once one of his henchmen squealed that he feared fire and was vulnerable to stealth attacks the plan was set. I stal... more.
6 Google tricks that you probably never knew
Posted by 95 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on October 14, 2014 under Featured, The Desk
1. Search within a specific site If you know that you want your answer to come from within a specific website, or specific type of website (e.g. .org, .edu), you can precede your query with "site:" followed by the appropriate webpage. For example, if you wanted to search ITProPortal for information on the cloud, you would type "cloud site:itproportal.com." 2. Search by file type You can also... more.
Posted by 11 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on August 5, 2014 under Featured, The Desk
What does it say about the listless, heavy hand of celebrity that one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, Scarlett Johansson, is drawn to playing roles divorced from humanity? The 29-year-old, whose day job is playing an assassin in the Marvel comicbook blockbusters, has recently played an alien harvesting male flesh on Earth in Under the Skin and memorably voiced a sentient operating... more.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Posted by 44 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on July 8, 2014 under Featured, The Desk
Let’s face it, high-minded ideas are all very well, but can they compete with a chimp on horseback firing an Uzi? 2010’s ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ was as smart as modern sci-fi gets, ditching the 1960s-born franchise’s gritty dystopian roots for a slick, high-minded story of scientific overambition (with a few explosions chucked in for good measure). This first sequel, howev... more.
The Elder Scrolls Online Review
Posted by 51 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on April 30, 2014 under Featured, The Desk
Playing The Elder Scrolls Online is the most boring experience I've endured since I was seventeen years old, when a series of unfortunate events led to my family moving into my uncle's two-bedroom house. Because there wasn't an awful lot of room to do our own things, every night we'd end up playing Scrabble. Now, Scrabble isn't necessarily a bad game, but after six months it certainly starts ... more.
The Elder Scrolls Online Preview
Posted by 62 CommentsXtreamerAdmin on March 6, 2014 under Featured, The Desk
In the summer of last year, when the early previews of the Elder Scrolls online circled like a Cliff Racer around the volcanic landscape of the Internet, the general response was one of disappointment. Here Bethesda Softworks had an opportunity to give fans of Skyrim and its predecessors something they had wanted for years; a true-blood Elder Scrolls game they could play with their friends. U... more.