ViiV: They Want The Show To Go On

Speaking of columns, the Custom PC website has just been updated with the content from the May issue (#32), including my column on Intel’s big living room PC idea, Viiv. “By using existing software, Intel has waded into the mess that currently masquerades as ‘the digital home’. Very little of the digital home is basedContinue reading “ViiV: They Want The Show To Go On”

PSP Games Aren’t All Dull Ports

My first column for the excellent website Bit-Tech is now up, and it looks at two original PSP games, the Japan-only Beit Hell 2000 and Exit. "Although it is a mini-game compilation, it’s a lot stranger than that: having played it for the past couple of months, you could perhaps describe Beit Hell as aContinue reading “PSP Games Aren’t All Dull Ports”

What would waspish historian David Starkey be like as a chat show host?

This is the question that I rather unexpectedly had answered while channel-hopping through the more obscure reaches of cable TV space. More4, the third spin-off channel from Channel 4 (following FilmFour and E4) is supposed to show more cerebral stuff, but even I was surprised by The Last Word, a chat show hosted by historianContinue reading “What would waspish historian David Starkey be like as a chat show host?”

The Ossuary at Sedlec: Gone but never forgotten

Back in the Spring I visited Prague. As everyone says, it is wonderful. It’s an incredibly popular place to go for one of these sexy “city break” holidays (strangely sexy when you consider it’s just saying “a holiday that’s shorter than you’d like and tries to cram in as much as usual). One of theContinue reading “The Ossuary at Sedlec: Gone but never forgotten”