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Review: No Man’s Sky – Unlimited Adventure or Just Boring?

No Man's Sky

No Man’s Sky has been eagerly anticipated for about 4 years now. The game boasted an almost unlimited adventure as you go from planet to planet collecting resources, selling your crafted items and interact with the local wildlife. The games creators boast “you can do ANYTHING you like in the game” and this is almost true. If by doing anything means you can walk around a horrible looking blue and purple planet with no end game in sight, then they are right. You can probably tell by now where I am going with this one. I reviewed this on PC.

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Windows 10 – Only free for today so upgrade now!

The title says it all really. Today is your last chance to pick yourself up a copy of Windows 10 for free. From tomorrow the software giant will charge €135 for the home edition and €279 for the pro edition. The question that most users have is can I and perhaps more importantly, should I upgrade and let me get into some reasons as to why I advise you to take the plunge.

Windows 8 was a disaster and 8.1 wasn’t much better and pretty much just tried to bring back the familiarity of the much loved Windows 7. For this reason, most people did not want to upgrade their PC’s & laptops as Windows 7 was stable, relatively quick and probably more importantly, familiar.  The key point that Microsoft seems to forget every now and again is that end users want their machines to be faster, more reliable and safer but this must not come at the cost of having to relearn how to use the machine all over again. This is exactly what happened with Windows 8 and from my experience, this is the reason why most people fear the change to Windows 10.

Let me attempt to put your mind at ease but also let you know that most of you will encounter and issue of some form or another.

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In case you haven’t heard, Overwatch is awesome!

It’s hard for me to admit but I was late out of the gate with this one. Overwatch: Blizzard’s latest offering is out on major consoles as well as on PC and let it be said, these guys don’t mess around when it comes to building games that are played for the long term. Too many game manufacturers rely on pushing out a title very year and to me, that feels like a real cop out. It means that the studio doesn’t see you playing this game for 12 months and in reality, if you get a few months out of any online title (Call Of Duty in particular) I would say you are doing well.

Who are Blizzard?

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Looking for a smart phone? Check out the OnePlus 3

On the off chance that you are not familiar with OnePlus (where have you been??), they are a Chinese manufacturer of high-end smart phones at mid-range prices. I can vouch for OnePlus as phone manufacturers since I have owned the OnePlus X as well as the OnePlus 2 and I’m planning on picking up a OnePlus 3 shortly. They are fantastic phones, period. I’ve been through my share of smart phones and since my iPhone 1, I’ve been well and truly hooked on these smart devices.

There are certain things that really “grind my gears”

  • I don’t want to be locked into a 2-year contract in order to get a phone. I want to buy a phone and beat up the providers when my 12-month contract comes up for renewal
  • I hate that providers lock their phone to their network! If I take my phone to the USA or anywhere outside of Europe, ill buy a local sim card with my unlocked phone
  • The price of these devices is really not justified. I understand that marketing. R&D etc. is expensive but come on! More of the pricing of these products (in my opinion) is to make the user feel elitist by having an expensive phone. That is until you drop it in the toilet because you were playing candy crush.

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