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.
We all have played games that promise us open worlds and the freedom to pursue any mission in a variety of ways. Well, most of the time there are a couple of options given to the players under that banner, nothing more. False promises, I say. But then, there are those games, and there is Dishonored.
Dishonored is a game that has it all figured out right from the beginning. Be it the storyline, the characters, the artwork, the combat system or the missions, Dishonored comes across as an embellished title that leaves nothing to be desired. It burgeons towards the finale with a quick pace, leaving the gamers spellbound and completely entwined in the alleys of Dunwall and the life of Corvo Attano, the protagonist with supernatural abilities. So, are you ready to experience all of that and more? Well then, let me describe this beautiful journey to you!
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We’re always on the look out for fantastic new writers across the AppStorm network, but we’re particularly wanting to find a few new contributors to Windows.AppStorm over the next few days. All our writing positions are paid, and we’ll work with you to choose apps to review and suggest article ideas.
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You’ve got your own PC set up at home just the way you like it, with all of the software you need installed ready for when you need it. When you’re out and about, you probably take your laptop with you and this has been similarly set up.
But what about when you have to use someone else’s computer? You might be at a friend’s house and want to use a particular program that they don’t have installed. If you don’t want to have to go to the trouble of downloading and installing your favorite apps every time you move to a different computer, portable apps may be what you need.
Running out of hard drive space is far less of an issue than it used to be, but if you have an older machine that you don’t want to spend money on to get a larger drive, or you’re just looking to help keep your drive in better shape, having a clean out from time to time is a great idea.
Clearing out the crud that can accumulate helps to give Windows room to breathe, but there is also the added bonus that you can protect your privacy by deleting various files that have been used to record your activities. JFRemover is a free tool that can be used to make your file removals easier than ever.
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.
I was talking to some friends about the impending launch of Windows 8, what it means for the tablet ecosystem and other assorted technophile topics when the topic of Metro came up.
The collective gasp that the topic evoked was.. funny. Some people tend to absolutely adore it while others tend to despise the very name.
Personally, I’m quite ambivalent about the concept as I feel it tends to work incredibly well on phones and tablets while feeling a bit clunky on desktops. That being said, I’ve haven’t used a Metro-enabled desktop for more than a few days so maybe it’s something that you grow into.
Either way, Metro has been Microsoft’s biggest risk so far. It’ll either usher in a new era for the company or sink it to unforeseen depths. I’m sure a lot of you are waiting to see the outcome of this paradigm shift.
This week, I want to know how you feel about Metro. I’d love to know! So vote away and as always, we’d love to hear your thoughts – simply post a comment below!
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.
What’s the most frustrating thing about your computer? I’d be willing to bet that it’s how long it can take to start up. Even if you have a fairly new PC that opens program quickly and generally operates fast enough for your needs, if you have to wait ages for the desktop to reach a useable state you’re likely to get annoyed before even get started on whatever you switched your computer on for.
Thankfully, there’s a lot you can do to help reduce start up times, and one of my most recent discoveries is Argus Boot Accelerator. This is an intriguing free app that includes a number of options for keeping your boot time to an absolute minimum.