Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.




December 2015

Steam Link and Controller

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, PC, Review, Steam

Streaming, at least for computers, is the continuous delivery of media from a provider: only the content you need is transmitted. Although streaming is mostly associated with music and movies, streaming technologies for video games have been gaining popularity. In essence, you play a game on a device, but the game itself is located on another device. Streaming has been an integral components of Steam's Big Picture mode, which aims…



October 2015

Mighty No. 9 Demo Impression

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, PC, Review

Mega Man is an iconic video game character, best known for his ability for capture and reuse opponents abilities. As of March 2015, the franchise has sold over 30 millions copies. However, the last ten years has seen very few new games released featuring the classic action Mega Man was so well known for. To fill that void, Keiji Inafune, best known for his extensive work on the Mega Man…



September 2009

And now you're all Wet!

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Console, Review

I had a chance to see Wet early in its development, when I visited A2M‘s office in Montreal. My first reaction was: “Hum, this is just like Stranglehold, but with a sword.” The moment I got to play the demo, I learned that I was very wrong. I finished the game last week, and I still want to play. Only the lure of Halo 3: ODST has stopped me…



December 2008

Now, you're in Bad Company

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Console, PC, Review

Deep within the US Army exists elite force deployed for precise tactical operations. These are the men who are totally not the guys I was talking about. Bad Company’s marketing campaign was a huge success for me. Their light-hearted humorous shorts peeked my interest, as well as gaining high visibility on popular gaming sites. The game itself is a fresh direction for the Battlefield series. In my opinion, it…



November 2008

The RockBand 2 Experience

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Console, Music, Review

Or should I say RockBand 1.2? I recently purchased RockBand 2, a necessary upgrade for my RockBand parties. I immediately noticed that RockBand 2 had a very similar fell to its predecessor. This should not be a surprise, since this game is a sequel. However, I might have been expecting more out of the sequel. The improvements in RockBand 2 are numerous, more than enough to justify the upgrade.…