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Xbox One X vs PC: Misconceptions

I haven't done one of these console tech blogs in years, but I've gotten a little exasperated trying to correct people in regards to the Xbox One X. There are a lot of false comparisons to PC hardware by people who don't really know wh...

 
 
 
 
 

The Long Dark - Early Access Review (6-21-16)

I've always wanted a game that captured the exploration, crafting, and survival aspects of DayZ without the PvP, bugs, and awful interface. If you want a straight up survival game like that - also minus the zombies - this is what you'r...

 
 
 

Tutorial: Making Custom Images for Steam's Grid View

After talking to gamers on r/steamgrid I decided to make a more detailed tutorial about the process I go through to make images for Steam's Grid View (and Big Picture Mode). If you don't know what grid view is or why you should use it,...

 
 
 

​The Impossible Ethics of Review Events

I wasn’t very interested in Titanfall back when it came out. It was impossible to avoid the game, however, with all the press it got. Despite my lack of interest, I somehow got a little into the hype and watched the reviews come in o...

 
 
 

Desert Golfing - The Model Mobile Game

I rarely play mobile games, despite being a gamer and despite owning a device capable of running literally thousands of them. There are too many turnoffs. I don't like free to play tactics or advertisements, and most "big" games are better ...

 
 
 

Jinx's Most Anticipated Games of 2016 - Part Two

Last week I published the first half of my most anticipated 2016 games. Now I'm back with Part 2! So without further ado... (PC & PS4 & One) I enjoyed the first Mirror's Edge, but it felt more like a proof of concept sometimes than a...

 
 
 

Jinx's Most Anticipated Games of 2016 - Part One

Last year I listed my "Most Anticipated Games of 2015". The results were... mixed. The bad? A lot of games on the list missed 2015 entirely. But on the other hand, some great games like Axiom Verge popped up out of nowhere. Let's hope all o...

 
 
 
 

I Made A Steam Tiles Website!

Last Fall I posted about how I'd been making custom images for Steam's Grid View. Well, after talking with a few people on Steam I decided to go ahead and make my own site for them. I have most of the content uploaded, including some new im...

 
 
 

Jinx's Big Dumb Screenshot Blog Part 3

PART THREE!Part One HERE!Part Two HERE!Valkyria ChroniclesA brilliant strategy-jrpg that I enjoyed immensely. It suffers badly from being a console title originally, though. There are no quick-saves or even mid-mission checkpoints, and miss...

 
 
 

Jinx's Big Dumb Screenshot Blog Part 2

PART 2!Part One HERE!Funny story, if you haven't put a subject in and press "save" the editor will wipe all your fucking work. Nice job on that, guys.Divinity: Original SinBrilliant game that I never finished for some reason. So I decided t...

 
 
 

Jinx's Big Dumb Screenshot Blog Part 1

PART ONE!I did a “week in screenshots” blog a while back and thought it might be fun to do something similar again and spark some discussion. Except it’s been six months so I have a lot more games to go through! So this wi...

 
 
 
 

Jinx's Most Wanted Games of 2015

Hoffman did a cblog a couple days ago about what upcoming games he was looking forward to. A lot of us responded with our lists as well, but I figured it might be fun to double-check mine and share it in little more detail. So I p...

 
 
 

Jinx's Week In Screenshots

I take a lot of screenshots, so I thought it might make for an interesting kind of blog to cover what I've been playing visually. With plenty of commentary, of course, and lots of relevant links in case anything catches your eye. So he...

 
 
 

Time For Some Humor I Think

(HIGH BANDWIDTH BLOG, avoid if you aren't on wifi!) I'm having stress issues, so rather than commenting on the latest drama I decided to put together another compilation of my goofy memes, images, screenshots, etc. Yeah, I'm probably not as...

 
 
 

Steam Grid View - Making and Using Custom Images

The Joy of Steam's Grid View I made several for this game... and I don't even own it yet. *UPDATE* 7/25/15 - I now have my own website for these: Jinx's Steam Grid View Images.For years I neglected the "grid" view in Steam � I preferre...

 
 
 

Transistor - Custom Images For Steam Grid View

I made a batch of custom images to use in the larger Steam grid view for Transistor. The default image is okay, but not terribly exciting: To use a custom image for a game in the large grid view, just right-click on it and select "Set Cu...

 
 
 

A PC Gamer's Guide to Shopping Online

I've been meaning to make this guide for a long time. I get a lot of great deals on PC games, and I want to teach you how to do it, too! It's part strategy, and part knowing where to look. To that end, this blog starts off with some advice,...

 
 
 

GTX760 4GB OC - Unboxing & Mini-Review

So I picked up a GTX760 4GB OC this Monday. I didn't really need it, but I tend to buy stuff for my PC when I'm badly depressed and September is a very bad month for me (no, not 9/11). If you came here to troll about PC gaming costs et...

 
 
 

What PC Gaming Really Costs

I'm getting tired of people telling me how expensive PC gaming is. If it was, I'm pretty sure I'd know, seeing as I've been a PC gamer for 15 years. So I decided to write a blog to set the record straight. To that end, I thought I'd see wh...

 
 
 

Game Soundtracks Part 1: You Have More Than You Think

I've been on a game soundtrack kick lately. Since my ex-girlfriend died two years ago, I have had difficulty concentrating and it's made getting schoolwork done almost impossible. Listening to game music seems to help, though, especially ...

 
 
 

Make Blogs Not War

This started as a blog about me personally, but I think what I've learned that blogs are a better place for debate than article comments applies to everyone. Those of you who know me well on here by which I mean from my article co...

 
 
 

Mortal Kombat Komplete PC - initial port impressions

So far it looks like a well-done port. Everything you expect is there, including improved visuals and local multiplayer. Online is one thing I did not get to test yet. I experienced performance issues on one stage, but haven't been able t...

 
 
 
 
 

Sweaty Hands & Gaming - An Actual Solution

One of the most frustrating things I've dealt with as a gamer is sweaty hands. I'm guessing it's a problem for a lot of people, considering companies have gone so far as to make controllers with fans in them to help keep your hands cool and...

 
 

About Jinx 01one of us since 4:26 PM on 11.18.2011

I love gaming, and I have followed the industry and its technology since I was a kid in the 80's. I have gamed primarily on PC since 2000, though I still follow console news and hardware as well.

I worked as a mapper and beta tester for the mod Action Half-Life. I also make custom images for Steam's grid view, those are over on my website.
Steam ID:cryotek


 

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