Civilization VI is amazing

Civilization VI is amazing

Just wanted to write a quick update for the blog and talk about Civilization VI. I don’t think I mentioned it in my typical day post, but from time to time I enjoy playing video games on my desktop at home. I recently picked up Civilization VI from a sale over the holiday and it has been nothing short of fantastic. I should also note that I haven’t played Civilization, or any PC game recently for that matter, in a long long time. The last Civ I played was probably Civ IV, so I skipped the 5th entry. A lot has changed in this game. It looks fantastic, for one. It also runs really well on my laptop, and I always have to appreciate developers that put in the work to optimize their games for those that don’t have bulky $2000 gaming computers. I have...

PC configuration required to play 60 FPS content

PC configuration required to play 60 FPS content

There is no doubt that vlogging and cinematography is in trend. Heck, even I do it and I have very little time these days. Most of these people own DSLRs and cameras that are able to record 4K videos on 60 FPS. Well, this higher resolution on this much FPS require different PC configurations to be able to actually play these videos. Editing these video clips can be a daunting task and can’t be really be done with a PC that is not made for intense tasks like gaming. Problems If you are facing problem in playing such videos then chances are higher that you have an outdated media player. Either that or your processor is not able to run this large of a file size and give the proper bitrates. You likely have a budget-based desktop. And if you are playing these videos...

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Expansion Hype!

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Expansion Hype!

I wanted to update the blog on my gaming-related news. I am finally getting into the Rise and Fall expansion for Civilization VI. I have been playing the game on and off since that post in December because of my work and just being really busy. But now I finally purchased the expansion and look forward to playing it. I’ve embedded the announcement trailer they posted because it is habit for me to watch trailers of games right before I play them. It helps keep the hype fresh.

Are gaming PCs different from gaming laptops?

Are gaming PCs different from gaming laptops?

The demand for gaming PCs keeps on increasing and the main reason behind this phenomenon is because they typically have better performance than gaming consoles. A gaming PC is much better than a console because its specifications are better, they are able to provide higher end graphics and the ultra mode options work well. The burning question is whether or not gaming PCs are any different from gaming laptops? Basically, these are good enough to play awesome games but the difference is with resolutions, screen sizes, and upgrade options. If you want to spend money on PC and upgrade the parts then it is possible but a gaming laptop is packed tight and upgrading RAM is also hard, so there are not that many options when you confide yourself into a laptop. This is...

What is the deal with integrated graphics?

What is the deal with integrated graphics?

This might come off as a rant-like post. Maybe it is, who knows. It’s my blog, who cares. Regardless, I’ve seen a lot of posts out online that complain about integrated graphics like it’s some sort of sin to use. You know what people, sometimes people cannot afford a graphics card. That’s just the gist of it. Plain and simple. Some people simply cannot afford the high tech. So you guys are kind of just making fun of those guys, just because they can’t afford what you can. I say this because I was in that situation once. Remember my start in sound engineering? I was just a poor little college kid. I didn’t even buy my MD-2000 keyboard. It was given to me as a gift. I couldn’t afford it at the time. It took me 6 months of...

How to build a budget gaming PC?

How to build a budget gaming PC?

Last year we talked about building your own PC for the first time. This time around, I want to help my awesome readers with a short guide on building a budget based computer. We all know it’s expensive to build from scratch, so helping you save money while allowing you power to work and game on is important. In order to build a PC, there are many factors that you have to pay attention to. Basically, if you are going to build it on a fixed budget then chances are great that you will lose performance in many columns. All the components used in a gaming PC are good and costly. However, Intel and AMD are coming up with processors that are able to provide better performance for less money. Where To Compromise? You have to compromise in many components but if you...

How’s the site design?

How’s the site design?

Hey everyone, this is kind of just a meta-blog post. I wanted to ask for feedback on how the website looks. I think it looks awesome and I am so thankful for my friend, Jason, who helped set the site up with me. Great friends are worth keeping, guys! Just some wise words. I do love the overall look of it. My logo was done by myself, so excuse its simplicity. But I think it fits well with the theme of things. The background image was also a photograph I took myself of one of my computer builds. I set the focus primarily on the video card, since there is no gaming power without the card, right? 🙂 I look forward to adding more content to the site through the year, as long as my readers keep reading. Do send feedback, though. I’d also love to hear about what...

How to choose the best keyboard?

How to choose the best keyboard?

Purchasing the right computer hardware is a hard task and it can’t be alleviated with the help of any purchase guide because this is all about personal choice. However, this guide will help in finding the right keyboard as I have considered all the factors like need, comfort, reviews, price and use. This combined list of factors will help in searching the right keyboard according to your need. There are many types of keyboards available for PC, some are for typing, some for gaming and some for common use. As you search on the web for the best keyboard then you get most of the sponsored products but this isn’t the issue here, since I’ve actually tested each of these. Top Keyboards According To Features This list will show you some of the keyboard that are...

A typical day

A typical day

I do get a few emails once in a while that ask a little bit more about my life. I thought writing about a typical day for me would be an awesome way to share that with you guys. Again, I do appreciate everyone that contacts me. I love all my readers and I am glad that my blog has picked up in a relatively short time. I usually wake up early in the morning, say something like 7am. It has always been a habit to wake up this early. I also should mention I do it without an alarm whatsoever. I love waking up naturally in the morning, so I have trained myself to just wake up whenever it’s time. I work at 10am every day anyway so I have some runtime if I ever get late, which never happens. I get a morning tea from Starbucks and bring along my laptop, which thanks...

The best deal from this holiday

The best deal from this holiday

So holiday buying season is pretty much being wrapped up. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were awesome, and so were the rest of the deals leading up to the end of the year. My favorite one, however, was the Xiaomi Air 13 going on sale for a ridiculous price. For those that don’t know, the Air 13 is Xiaomi’s entry into the premium laptop industry. It’s their direct response to the Apple Macbook Air. It is a lightweight 13″ laptop that is supposed to be as strong as the Macbook Pro, not the Macbook Air. So it has some hefty expectations it has set for itself. The deal on Black Friday was $749 for the Xiaomi Air. Read this, its actual retail price is $1459. So it’s almost a half off saving for the laptop. Of course, if you have no idea...