The 6 Wunderkinder team are an interesting lot. They seem to me kind of like the A-Team of developers; members plucked from all around the world, stuffed together with the aim of creating something new, something shiny. What did they start with? The To-do list.

..and to be honest, their first shot was pretty good.


We find ourselves in an interesting transitional period. For those who have just switched to Windows 8 from Windows 7 or below, the sudden absence of the start menu is jarring. We feel lost, and just don’t know how to work the operating system as effectively as we did before.

Now, for the most part, a lot of us have learned to operate anew, but for a lot more of us there’s still that itch. That itching to keep the start menu around for a little while longer. Pokki’s here to scratch that itch.


By the time you read this, Windows 8 will have been made available for your general consumption, and pleasure. But, as will be the case with most of us who have been wanting to upgrade, but are fearful of the new ModernUI, how much of a shock will it be to all you future users, when you find yourselves amidst the strange waters of the Modern UI?

Well, I’ve been a guinea-pig of sorts, subjecting myself to the the likes of Windows 8 as my primary operating system for quite a while now.


Superbrothers: Swords and Sworcery is an award winning game designed by Superbrothers and Capybara Games. Capybara Games is a relatively new studio, having started off in the mobile market back in 2005, and eventually making their way on to the likes of the XBox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, PC, OSX, Linux and the iOS mobile operating system.

Their most recent game before this one was a fairly small release of Critter Crunch back in in 2008. Capybara Games have had a long good grasp of the mobile operating system before they made their way to iOS, and from the success of this new game of theirs, they’ve come a long way.


Eurogamer Expo 2012 Round-up – Part Five

Well, it’s been great talking about these wonderful games that I got to play at the Eurogamer Expo, but it’s time to end. There have been so many fantastic games on show that honestly I think my wallet is going to be rather thin by the end of the next couple of months.

Last, but not least, we’ve still got a couple more games to get through. Hit the break to get started.

Welcome back, it’s part four of Appstorm’s Eurogamer Expo roundup. The next two games will probably hold a special place in my heart.

I still remember fondly back in the late 90s when one day my dad once came home with two games: Theme Hospital and Simcity 2000. They were my world, and I still love them to this day. Now, more than a decade later, another two games are trying to steal my heart: Prison Architect and Simcity.

Hit the break to find out more about these wonderful games.


Welcome to the third part of the Eurogamer Expo round-up. Today we’ll be covering some delicious sequels. Unsurprisingly, there were a lot of sequels on show at the Eurogamer, but that’s what brings the crowds, of course. Apart from Dishonored and a couple of Indie Games I’ll be telling you about later on, it’s pretty much all sequels.

Hit the break to head in to the hot, dense jungles of our first game.


Eurogamer Expo 2012 Round-up – Part Two

So here it is, welcome to part two of my Eurogamer Expo 2012 PC games roundup. We’re nowhere near running out of fantastic games to talk about, so let’s get started.


So I had the wonderful opportunity of wandering around the most recent Eurogamer Expo at Earl’s Court, London last week. There were a surprising amount of fantastic games on show, a number of them also being the first time that consumers are able to play demos of them as well. Over the next week or so I’ll be listing off my experiences and opinions of a number of these great games, which will all eventually be making their way to PC.

A small note, however: I will not be covering Call of Duty: Black Ops II, I’m afraid. As a Call of Duty veteran, I’ve been so disappointed with Treyarch and Infinity Ward since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (and the whole Activision lawsuit debacle) that I cannot bring myself to stand in line to play it. Sorry guys and gals.

Hit the gap for my thoughts on Assassin’s Creed 3 and Hitman: Absolution


It’s almost guaranteed that if you ever load up a PDF on a Windows computer somewhere in the world, the familiar splash screen of Adobe Reader will pop up. It’s so familiar to everyone that the words Adobe and PDF were usually found together for years since its rise to popular use. It’s a shame really. Adobe is infamous for taking what used to be a perfectly decent PDF viewer, and bloating it up beyond recognition.

Nowadays people are tending to shy away from its grasp, as Adobe Reader becomes slower and slower, and ends up becoming a lesser viewer as its minimalist PDF-viewing brethren surpass it. SumatraPDF is one of those. But is it any good?


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