Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.




September 2016

Fit-Headless : A Streaming Necessity

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, PC, Steam, Nvidia, Streaming

The introduction of powerful game streaming technology, such as Nvidia's Gamestream or Steam Stream forever changed how I game on the PC. My gaming PC is actually a powerful 4u server machine, comfortably installed in my server rack in the basement. Yet, I can game from any room in the house, either using my Nvidia Shield decides or my Apple computers. These streaming technology do have an important limitation : they…



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…



July 2015

Cashtronauts : Get out there and get rich

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, PC, Indie, Kickstarters, Steam

Cashtronauts is a twin-stick shooter where capitalism rules over all. The goal is to collect as much money as possible by salvaging crates, mining asteroids, fighting pirates or whatever else it takes. The game is a beautiful example of the contribution indie games can have on video games. This article is based on an early-access copy of the game and, as-such, might not reflect perfectly the final content of the…