Valve's Half-Life, released in November 1998, just got a massive update for it's 25th Anniversary! This includes: - Updated graphics settings, including lighting fixes and an actual widescreen field of view - Controller and Steam Networking support - Steam Deck support - officially Verified - Four (4!) new multiplayer maps You can read a full list of changes here. They've also added support for the software renderer in the native Linux build, which gets nerds like myself excited to some degree.
A band I haven't seen in 20 years (since Rock Am Ring 2003) but are playing in Dublin tomorrow night. My wife insists on coming as she enjoyed Eagles of Death Metal so much.
I set up DietPi the weekend with Privoxy running locally (as well as AdGuard Public DNS on my router) as a replacement for my Pi-Hole setup. Pi-Hole was great and worked a treat, but the old Raspberry Pi Model B it was on started to fail.
I usually make my own nachos at home, so rarely eat them out, but they were on the special at my usual Thursday evening venue and several members of staff recommended having them. I was NOT disappointed.
6 hour slow cooked venison ragu with linguine and fresh cream. The best part of a recent visit to The Cellar Bar at Rathmullan House in County Donegal!.
Having previously watched A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and promising to review the rest, I finally sat down and did just that.
Red River, directed by Howard Hawks (his first western) and starring John Wayne with Montgomery Clift, is probably one of the finest of the genre. If you haven't seen it, make it your business to do do.
It has been announced that a planned sequel series to the acclaimed Blade Runner movies will no longer be filmed in Belfast. The BBC reports that Amazon's sci-fi spin-off series Blade Runner 2099 was due to film on location in Belfast later this year and was to be based at Belfast Harbour Studios.
I don't always drink "blended" scotch whisky (I'm a bit of a scotch snob, and prefer single malt) but when I do, I drink Johnnie Walker Black Label (straight up). Always take Black Label over Red Label (which is STRICTLY for mixing with) but never, EVER turn down Blue Label.
Like most horror franchises, or any franchise for that fact, the first Nightmare on Elm Street movie is probably the best. Yes, I've begun the countdown to Hallowe'en in earnest, and this time with the horror icon that represents best my teenage years.
Wow, I',m all over this. Extreme F-Zero vibes! Developed by Feperd Games, XF Extreme Formula is a single-player futuristic arcade racing game.
This I was NOT expecting. All I did was install WP-Optimize and basically defer jQuery and use a basic cache.
Two episodes into the three part event "The Continental: From the World of John Wick", which tells the background story of how Winston Scott, in an alternate history 1970s, came to his position as proprietor of the New York branch of the fictional chain of assassin-friendly hotels. Is it any good? Hell yes, it's fantastic.
I've been tinkering around with this (WordPress powered) blog over the weekend to perfect automatically sharing posts to Mastodon, so wanted to let everyone know how to do it themselves now that I'm finished. The best plugin by far for the job is this one.
Finally got around to watching Gullimero del Toro's Pinocchio from 2022, and boy is it seriously dark. Don't get me wrong, I loved it.
Absolutely beautiful day here in Ireland (on 1st October, no less) so went down the coast to Skerries (just outside Dublin). Even had an ice-cream! My wife Mary also enjoyed her day out.
It's good to know that if you look hard enough you can still find classic coin-op arcade machines in public places. This one was in a clothes shop (mainly women's fashion) in Belfast, presumably to keep male partners occupied while herself tries on 10 million pairs of jeans.
You would think that you'd probably need to go quite far to get amazing tacos, but it turns out that a little wagon down a backstreet in an Irish town has some of the best tacos EVER. I go to "Boca Grande" nearly every Thursday for either the chicken or chorizo taco with the hottest salsa available, and I'm never disappointed.
I am currently playing a LOT of Cloudpunk on Steam, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Aside from the lovely graphics and awesome synthwave soundtrack, it's just a very enjoyable and relaxing game.
Flora and Son follows Flora, a single mom who is at war with her son, Max. Trying to find a hobby for Max, she rescues a guitar from a dumpster and finds that one person's trash can be a family's salvation.