Author: Gerard Campbell

Game ReviewsGamingPC / MacSteamdeck

Ghost of Tsushima PC (reviewed on Steam Deck)

Ghost of Tsushima was my favourite game of 2020 so you can imagine my delight when the esteemed editor-in-chief of this site asked if I’d be willing to review the PC version, that has been ported by fabled dutch master Nixxes.

“Don’t have to ask me twice,” I chirped, given I’d already completed the game on PlayStation 4 and then played it on PlayStation 5: I jumped at the chance to play it on PC.

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Norton 360 Premium review (PC)

The day that the esteemed editor of this site asked if I wanted to review Norton’s 360 Premium was the day that I found out that one of my email accounts had been compromised in a cyber attack on a New Zealand media organisation.

I think I had entered some competition to win some glamourous prize (as you do) and didn’t give entering my email address as a contact point a second thought. Turns out it was one of thousands caught in the compromising attack.

There was no harm done in the breach, but it did make me think about just how secure I was online, which is where Norton Utilities steps in.

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Horizon Forbidden West PC

Ever since I bought a Valve Steam Deck last year (an original LED model, not the newer OLED one), I have tried to do much of my PC gaming these days on it.

An interesting game I like to play with my Steam library is “Will my Steam Deck play that?”

So when my editor asked if I was keen to review Guerilla’s PlayStation 5 game Horizon Forbidden West, which has been ported to the PC, I immediately asked … “Will my Steam Deck play that? – and it can but with a few caveats.

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Pepper Grinder (PC review)

Gamers looking for a sedate game that they can just tootle about should steer clear of Pepper Grinder: It is a game that definitely couldn’t be described as sedate…

Pepper Grinder is a non-stop, frenetic 2D platformer/puzzler/explorer where you control Pepper, a young girl who washes up on a sandy beach after a shipwreck, finding her grinder (powerful drilling device) is missing and so is her treasure!

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GamingHardwareHardware Reviews

Logitech Wave Keys keyboard & Lift mouse (byte sized)

Throughout my professional career, my keyboard of choice has tended to be the non-ergonomic type.

You’ll likely know the ones I’m taking about: Standard QWERTY keyboards, rectangular shape.

For the past few weeks that’s changed, though: I’ve been using Logitech’s wireless Wave Keys keyboard, which has a gentle, ergonomic curve to it, putting your hands in a more natural position.

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Fish Game

Fish Game you say?

I wasn’t sure what to think when the editor asked me to review early access code of a fish tank simulator – yep, another entrant in the simulator genre.

This time where  you create fish tanks, populate them with a variety of fish and plants then work to ensure a thriving ecosystem develops – but you know what, it’s a supremely chill experience that I’m enjoying so far.

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