bit-tech.net

Archive for the ‘addiction’ tag

I can quit the Internet anytime I want – just not today

Posted on 6th Aug 2009 at 10:10 by Harry Butler with 12 comments

Harry Butler
Those of you who listen to the bit-tech and CPC podcast (and if not, why not?!? You can even win games, you know) may know that I got married recently.

Along with taking the plunge and enjoying the perks involved therein I elected to take the opportunity of a honeymoon in Canada to see if I could go a full two weeks without hitting the internet. Working for bit-tech and CPC I practically live online (in fact, barring the two hours a day I spend commuting I’m online pretty much 24/7) and was relishing a little time 'off the grid'.

What I discovered, hardly surprisingly, is that I am a hopeless internet addict.

Read more

How does playing a game become a job?

Posted on 8th May 2009 at 10:40 by Mark Mackay with 22 comments

Mark Mackay
Massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) are potentially dangerous bits of software. It starts just like any other game, with a trip to your local Game store or a visit to Amazon or Steam, a quick exchange of funds and then the install process. With an MMO however, you could be putting your social life, relationship, job and personal hygiene all at a risk of serious meltdown. The risks are so real in fact, that the most precious assets to humanity, our own Mothers have put together a website to try and crack down on the problem.

Read more

The Hardware of Gamescom 2014

The Hardware of Gamescom 2014

We round up the latest hardware and peripherals shown off at this year's...
Mod of the Month July 2014 in association with Corsair

Mod of the Month July 2014 in association with Corsair

We've picked six of the best in-progress projects - vote for your favourite

Browse articles by company