Category Archives: Gaming

My Oculus Rift CV-1 Experience & Review: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Introduction My First VR Experience Getting the Oculus Rift Opening the Box and Setting up my Rift (aka My Precious) My First Oculus Rift CV-1 Experience Game Reviews The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Top 10 tips for using your CV-1 TL;DR   Growing up, all kids have dreams. Some want to be Pilots, others want to be Astronauts and some aspire to be like our cinema heroes, like the swashbuckling Indiana Jones. Well, last week, that dream was realized for thousands of grown up kids all across the world. How? Because for the first time ever, we all Read More →

How I got my dream job

  Trawling through 20,000+ job posts. Applying to 4,000+ jobs, giving out over 1000 business cards, talking to over 250 people on the phone for contacts and recommendations, and a 100+ interviews later, I finally have my dream job! I generally get one of 2 reactions when folks hear the details about my journey. 1. Oh man, thats a lot of time and work. Really Commendable. 2. Man, you had to go through that much? You either didnt apply right or you didnt really fit the job profile, you got lucky!   To be honest, its a little bit of Read More →

Interview: David Craddock (Stay Awhile And Listen) – A History of Blizzard Entertainment

  As most of you may know, I am a huge fan of the Diablo series, developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. I was super excited when I heard that someone was publishing a book about them. Finally, I would know the history behind one of my favorite games. I absolutely loved the book. So much so, that I wanted to chat with the author David Craddock to learn more about him and his inspiration behind writing this book. You can buy the book here. To learn more about the author, see DM Press and his website. I am publishing Read More →

Blurb: Best Games of 2014 ?!

2014 seems to be a promising year for Gaming.  Check out these awesome new games! 1. Wolfenstein! (And Doom is confirmed!) Most of us remember Wolf3D as the first FPS game that we ever played. And the game that introduced us to the concept of Cheatcodes – ILM, goobers anyone? And I dont know anyone who has played more than one episode of Wolf3D, showing that sometimes Demos really do work! After, that I remember playing Doom and Heretic, but Doom really stood out since it introduce me to ghoulish monsters and gore. Now, we have a new Wolf3D version and maybe Read More →

My First Love : Counterstrike 1.6

All writers, at some point through their journey, suffer from Writers Block. After not writing for almost 7 weeks, I realized what that phrase actually means. It is the lack of inspiration. A friend advised me yesterday, to write about something that enthralls me, gets me excited, that which I am emotional about. And for me, there is nothing that I have spent more years on, than playing Counterstrike. While growing up, I played the traditional FPS games that any 90s gamer fawned over. Doom, Heretic, Quake, Unreal Tournament, Wolf3D (Only the free episode) were some of the most popular ones. Read More →

Blizzcon 2013: Diablo 3 – Reaper of Souls (RoS) Roundup + HotS Preview

  Introduction Blizzcon 2013 was held on November 8th-9th 2013 and Blizzard released a lot of interesting information about the upcoming changes for Diablo3 as well as the Reaper of Souls (RoS) expansion. A lot of this information is not directly from their presentations, but from the datamined information, interviews and videos released by blogs such as DiabloFans, Incgamers and Somepage. I have collated a lot of the interesting points here and they form a nice summary of all the information out there. I encourage you to read all the posts and watch the interviews in full, but if you Read More →

Nerdvana – NY Comic Con 2013

NYCC was my first Comic Con ever and it was a blast! The cosplay was amazing and the swag available was unbelievable, especially since the prices were super low. One negative was that the celebrity autographs were all paid ($30-$80) and they only had one 20 minute picture taking slot (paid again) for which the line was hundreds of people long.   Hope you enjoy the pictures! Leave me a comment if you like any of them or can identify some of the Cosplays.        

SUPERHOT : The Game

SUPERHOT is a game which blends time freezing from Prince of Persia and Braid. It slickly combines this into a fast (pun?!) paced FPS which requires a lot of strategizing. We get to see the bullets flying through the levels, like Bullet time from Max Payne which feeling very Matrix-esque. The best part is that you get to shoot a few people, decide your strategy to kill the next few enemies and then go ahead and kill them. The element of pausing in between a gun fight, to figure out what to do next, is what makes this game very Read More →

Top 15 Must Play iPhone Games!

I have been a iPhone user for 5 years now. From the 3G to the 5S. And I have loved playing games on the iOS platform. I think the main reason is because the platform just works. The OS is stable, the hardware can be repaired anytime in the store and even though the app approval policy may be strict, it makes for a seamless gaming experience. I would like to note that I am not flaming other platforms at all. They have some great features that I wish Apple would integrate, using an iPhone is just personal preference. I Read More →

Retro Games: Windows 3.1

Windows 3.1 Retro Games We all reminisce about the good old days and the great games from the days of Yore. Looking at the folder images above reminds me of so many of the games that kept me busy for hours. Hangman, Golf, SkiFree, Snake, Sticks, Jacks etc. Hence, I thought it would be a great idea to review some of the games that made me the gamer I am today. I’m planning on doing follow up posts on DOS games, Console Games, Win 95 and so on! If you have any thoughts or suggestions, leave me a comment below! Chips Challenge Read More →