Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pirates of Black Cove Review


I wrote this (once again) for Bit-tech. Enjoy

There’s something very appealing about the idea of being a pirate. Not so much the borderline alcoholism or the missing limbs, but the freedom to go where you want and not having to do the washing often make pirate games a great way to escape the trappings of the real world. However, of all the pirate games we’ve played, Pirates of the Black Cove is the most predictably insipid. With its cartoon-like art style and 101 nearly identical jokes-in-a-bottle to be collected, Pirates of the Black Cove is steadily aimed at the younger market and offers little to attract more mature players. Read the rest of this entry

Roccat Kova + Review


I wrote this review for Bit-Tech and CustomPc Magazine. Enjoy.

The Roccat Kova+ is the latest version of the company’s ambidextrous Kova mouse, which we saw back in 2009. It had a comfortable shape, and it glided smoothly, but its lack of customisation options meant that it lost out to its more flexible competition. As such, it’s good to see that there’s little to distinguish the two mice physically; most of the improvements that the Kova+ boasts come courtesy of the new driver software.

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Star Ruler


This review was written by me for Bit-tech/customPc magazine. Enjoy.

The 4X (explore, expand, exploit and exterminate) space game genre has been blessed with a large number of great games: the Homeworld and X series to name just a few. These well loved games have been joined by new member: Star Ruler. Developed and published by Blind Mind Studios, Star Ruler does a surprisingly good job of competing with these titles, even though it’s a brand new series.

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