Gaming

Finding a new home…

Sar Crux is no more, either as a twitter handle or a domain name… Yes the domain, sarcrux.com will still point here, but that will eventually expire, so try to update your bookmarks before that! 🙂 Why the reason for the change?

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Gaming

Still alive #isurvived2016

Don’t worry, I’m still around 🙂 Been taking a break from WoW due to burn out, and been enjoying the time off away from the game over Xmas & New Year, especially as I got a PS4 from Mrs Sar for Chrimbo 😀 I’ve got a pretty hard case of burnout from grinding AP for 3 months straight, so time away is doing me good, especially ahead of Nighthold releasing in 12 days. Been playing quite a lot of Overwatch too, and enjoying getting into it again. D.Va is my girl, and she can do no wrong! 🙂 Expect more regular

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News

That’s my secret, I’m always angry…

  Angry. Really, properly, angry. A white-hot, incandescent, rage-fuelled, burning, seething, roiling, pure, barely restrained anger. That’s how I’ve felt since the result of the EU Referendum was announced in the early hours of Friday morning, when the UK had, incomprehensibly, voted by a slim margin to leave the EU. My last post about this before the referendum was largely an on the fence one, but as you have probably guessed I went with my head rather than my heart, and made the sensible, logical choice to remain a member of the EU. It seems however, that slightly too many

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News

Brexit: Thoughts from someone on the fence…

Not exactly our typical sort of programming, but then again there’s a reason why I renamed from Sargaming.net to SarCrux.com 😉 So the EU Referendum in the UK is merely days away, and as someone who is pretty firmly-ish on the fence I’ve been doing my best over the past few weeks to make my mind up on the issue. I am leaning towards a Remain vote at this moment in time, but I do have some serious misgivings both ways. https://twitter.com/Sarcrux/status/744814875067580416 I had a good discussion with @BenTinyShaw on Twitter today about the pros and cons. He’s pro-leave, but not

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News

New Website Theme

So I made a change to the theme for the website, and this one’s a hell of a lot better for those of you reading on a mobile browser. However, the site itself should work fine and dandy, and look a bit better even on a desktop browser. There’s still a few wee niggles to sort out: I want randomised headers, but the theme doesn’t support them natively, requiring a cludged code fix (TBA). There are some minor CSS issues with posts on the front page vs single post pages (next few days). I want to create some more headers, but

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Likely going to be utterly shit, oh well.,,
Gaming

A week of Blizzard related events…

So this week has been great 😀 First up on Monday (23rd) I attended the live cinema launch event for OverWatch! It wasn’t bad, a lot of the cinematics, followed by a developer Q&A, but at least the Soldier 76 cinematic was new to me, as I deliberately didn’t watch it ahead of time 🙂 Winding back a bit, the previous Monday (16th) I was contacted by a PR firm working on behalf of Universal Pictures, who wanted to invite me to a couple of events this week, both of which were in Dublin. Both events were related to the

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Movies

The “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” Crux Review

This  is going to be a spoiler filled review, so if you haven’t seen it yet? Look away now… Today was my dad’s birthday. He would have been 65.  He died 5 years ago and I miss the hell out of him. It’s apropos, trust me. So I finally got around to seeing Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (hereafter referred to as simply: BvS), after it being on release for over a week already. Having read and watched reviews being less than kind to it, I wanted to see for myself if the less than glowing critiques were justified, and if

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Gaming

Linux: A torrid love affair

https://twitter.com/Sarcrux/status/699979059955179520 I have an on and off (mainly off) love affair with Linux. I’ve been using it on a sparse basis for years, whilst using the most recent version of Windows for my day-to-day stuff. Now, some of you may or may not know, that in my day job I’m an IT Analyst/Engineer. I do a variety of tasks within this role: User support via phone/email-based service desk Training (I’m a qualified IT Tutor) Server Support Software deployment & maintenance Hardware deployment & maintenance/repair Windows OS mobile phone & Surface support And basically anything else that comes up… So needless to

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General

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

So it’s Xmas time again, Winterveil is currently in effect on Azeroth, and we’re all looking forward to seeing a fat man emptying his sack all over our living rooms late at night… Christmas came early for me and a lot of other geeks this year, with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec 17th. Long gone now are memories of George Lucas’s attempts to destroy the franchise with his horrific prequels, which were packed full of risible acting, complete lack of acting or direction, and the terrible decision to eschew practical effects completely in favour of CGI,

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General

Crux: Universities – 21st Century Day Care for the Overgrown Baby.

Crux Articles: Articles that aren’t gaming related, and will touch on other more real world subjects, such as politics, religion, or in this case, rights of free speech. Be aware that these articles are more ranty in nature, and may contain more NSFW language than normal! Traditionally, University has been somewhere where we send our young people who are intellectually capable and have intellectual promise in order to enhance their knowledge. To expand their minds and broaden their horizons. To increase their literacy, strengthen their skills of reasoning and application of logic, and to prepare them for a life spent in a more

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