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Twitter reacts to Google launching Alphabet

By Steve Taggart Google has rebranded itself as Alphabet - a new holding company whose largest wholly owned subsidiary will be Google, and social media management platform Falcon Social have studied Twitter's reaction to the shock news. If that wasn't enough Larry Page and Sergey Brin Google's co-founders, handed control of the search engine to Sundar Pichai. The buzz kicked off at 9pm 60% of all monitored traffic is coming from Google Sentiment is overwhelmingly positive These are the most...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

#11: Steve McNeil - LOL Addict  Uh oh. It’s happened again. About once a year I stumble across a game that just devours my time. Civilisation Revolution had me studying strategy guides at 3am. Minecraft has stolen literally thousands of hours of my life. But now there’s a new game in town. They’ve not even made me give them any money. It’s completely free, every game’s different, and it’s so deep that you can spend the rest of your life...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

#10: Games for Kids Hello, dear reader. How are you? Consider this response appropriate to how you are. Anyway: me, me, me, me, me… This week, I’ve been playing Lego Jurassic World so that I can write a load of things about it for the telly box. Short version: If you’ve never played a Lego game before and you like Jurassic Park, you’ll probably enjoy it. If you’ve played Lego games before, there’s not much new other than dinosaurs, so...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

#9: Fringe Gaming Hello dear readers, Firstly, a massive thank you to those who came along to our show at the Royal Institution this week. It meant the world to me and “King” Rob Sedgebeer to have a full house for the premiere of Wifi Wars v1.0 at such a prestigious venue, and your kind words (and tweets) afterwards have made us two ridiculously happy nerds. We recently made the decision to take the show up to the Edinburgh Fringe...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

#8 - I’d Love To See You There This week is one of those weeks where everything collides at once. On Monday and Tuesday I was rehearsing for the musical, Failed States, which we’ll be performing one more time at the Latitude Festival on Sunday, 5.45pm in the Theatre venue. If anyone wants to come along and see what happens when a chubby guy in his 30s from Milton Keynes that plays computer games for a living pretends to be an...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

#7: Bovril, Pyjamas and an Anxious Cat Hello, dear reader, it’s good to be back. I missed you desperately while I was away last week. I mean, I didn’t. I was having a lovely time in Devon. It was really nice. And you didn’t even notice I’d gone. But still, it’s the sort of thing we say to be polite, isn’t it? Manners are so important… Anyway, what have I been up to this week? I’ve been sending myself insane...

The Real Reason You Should Be Annoyed Pewdiepie Makes A Shit Load Of Money

Today Pewdiepie released a video discussing recent discussions surrounding the discussion of whether or not discussing the amount of money he earns is disgusting or worth discussing. Got it? I don't care. Apparently someone figured out he earned a massive £4.8 million last year in his role as the biggest entity on Youtube. So what is the source of the vitriol against him? There are a couple of things at play, some of it simple and some of it under-the-hood...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

#6: 8-Bitty Hello dear reader. For those new to this column, the Titular Idiot is me, and the Adventures are whatever I’ve been up to this week. This week’s been an unusually bitty one, so the column is too I’m afraid. But hopefully it won’t be dreadful. Let’s see… First up, a shameless plug, as one of the things I’ve been preparing for this week is the next live performance of mine and “Fleshy Tech God” Rob Sedgebeer’s live videogaming/comedy...

Diary Of A Gaming Convention: What REALLY Happens

Ever wondered how close a group of people can get to an actual public circle-jerk without getting their actual penises out (and I do mean penises)? Well then look no further than a videogames convention! So, as someone who has been to many of these, it’s important to teach the next generation how to navigate these highlights of the gaming calendar. Day 1. The exhibition won’t technically start for a couple days but now that none of the publishers give...

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