Archive for Paul Goodhead
Posted on 30th Dec 2012 at 12:34 by Paul Goodhead with 8 comments
It’s been a little while since we last spoke board games, so we thought we'd have a quick festive round up of what we've been playing over the Christmas break. We’ve got two games to show you today, and you will not want to miss this first one, we guarantee.
Posted on 27th Sep 2012 at 09:31 by Paul Goodhead with 3 comments
A little while ago we took a gander
at a couple of board games that we’d been playing recently, and both were pretty obscure titles. This week we’ve got a look at another two games, both of which are from IPs that you should recognize. Let the games begin.
Posted on 6th Sep 2012 at 09:27 by Paul Goodhead with 3 comments
While online multiplayer is great, sometimes there isn’t a substitute to simply having a few friends round, opening a case of beers and playing some board games. Here’s a look at a pair of games we’ve been playing recently, and our thoughts on whether they're worth a punt or not.
Posted on 12th Jun 2012 at 07:10 by Paul Goodhead with 4 comments
I can hardly call this a review, but after seeing King Arthur and King Arthur II on sale on Steam, I felt compelled to write up some of my thoughts on the two games.
I enjoyed the first game, despite playing it late. We never reviewed it on the site (Joe doesn't always get on with the RTS genre), but its blend of RTS and RPG elements made for a fun and original experience. It had its faults, but its new ideas, and the fact that it had clearly had so much love poured into it by its developer Neocore, made these easy to overlook.
Posted on 8th Jun 2012 at 13:14 by Paul Goodhead with 67 comments
I don’t think it’s unfair to say that the motherboard market has been getting a little stale of late.
It’s a statement that’s likely to have the marketing managers from the big brands up in arms, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the thought had crossed their own minds more than once too.
Posted on 27th Apr 2012 at 13:34 by Paul Goodhead with 39 comments
I'm often frustrated by the dross that comes my way from people's photo albums on Facebook - I can’t understand why people would want to clog up the internet with out of focus, badly shot and repetitive photography.
Some would say I'm taking it all a little too seriously, and they'd be right of course, but I refuse to believe I'm the only one. As a result I'm speaking for all those that are too polite to say anything, those that don't want to cause a stir by suggesting that their best mate, sister or colleague just exercise some restraint with that damn upload button. Share this article, get the word out, and help to make the internet a more pleasant place.
Posted on 12th Apr 2012 at 10:03 by Paul Goodhead with 37 comments
As you’d expect, I’m often sought out by friends and family when they’ve got a PC or laptop buying decision to make - chances are many of you are too, given that you’re here on bit-tech. I don’t mind doing it of course, but I’m always intrigued by the approach some people take when buying a new computer.
The aspect that surprises me the most is the way that many of the people who have sought my advice over the years have a ‘just enough to get me by’ approach to computing - they’re only looking for a PC or laptop that will perform the tasks they do now. This is their prerogative obviously - it’s their money after all - but I’ll always challenge them on it.
Posted on 27th Mar 2012 at 08:44 by Paul Goodhead with 43 comments
My Mass Effect 3 play through started off so well - so promising, so full of hope. I was going to get the best ending possible, the one where everyone lives happily ever after and nothing was going to stop me. Yes, OK, the reapers were here and they were tearing the earth a new one, but I was confident I had the friends and the ballsy get-it-done attitude to sort them out one way or another. They were messing with the wrong galaxy this time.
Posted on 6th Nov 2011 at 11:09 by Paul Goodhead with 83 comments
I’ve recently put together a media PC for playing music in my kitchen. It’s just a simple little Intel Atom-based box, but it does all I need for the 40 minutes or so I usually spend cooking or washing up. Its one negative issue is that it takes a little while to boot up and get into Windows Media Centre - a fact that has put my housemate Jack off using it as he doesn’t tend to spend as long in the kitchen as me. By the time it’s booted up and ready to go, he’s nearly ready to turn it off again.
Posted on 17th May 2011 at 08:20 by Paul Goodhead with 13 comments
As you can imagine, we get lots of natty little bits and pieces sent into the bit-tech
offices. Annoyingly, though, much of it is just a little too small or a little too silly to write about in a full page review. As a result, I’m trying to resurrect the On Our Desk
series of articles that we used to cover all these little bits of gadgetry.
So without further ado I’ll tell you about the Mionix Propus 380
mouse mat, on which my CM Storm Inferno
has been happily sitting for the last few days.