How to make your own Android ROM

In this first part of a new series, Darren Yates begins looking at how you can bake your own custom ROM, starting with an introduction to virtualisation and the Android Kitchen …

Supercharge your Steam games

Ah Steam we love thee. With the Summer Sale now finished our wallets thinner and game libraries fatter it’s time to get down to some the serious business of playing.Only where are you going to put all these games? And if gaming is your hobby you more than likely have a decent PC – perhaps…

Best Android Apps, August 2013

Battleheart RPG perfectly made for the mobile platform. Price: $2.84 | Developer: Mika Mobile | From: Google Play Battleheart is a game that – we’ll admit like many great Android apps – started its life on iOS where it received great acclaim. The Android version has thankfully been faithfully ported to our most beloved platform.…

How to improve gaming performance on your Linux machine

You’ll need this: Nvidia linux driver – Head to www.nvidia.com and download the latest driver (for info on AMD on Ubuntu see this page on BinaryDriverHowto) Custom kernel – We used Zen kernel 3.8.8-zen which can be found at gitbut. Now that Valve’s digital distribution platform is here for Linux along with a collection of…