Sirwin
Sirwin
Late to the Show and Games
Late to the Show and Games

Late to the Show and Games

My commentary on things like video games, anime, manga, and other media.


The State of Linux Gaming - 2023 in Review

25 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

With the Year of 2023 coming to a close, it is time to look at how much progress Linux gaming has made over the course of the previous 12 months. When I did a mid-year review, Linux had a modest 1.44% marketshare on Steam and over 3% on StatCounter....

It's Really Happening, a Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Remake!

16 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

On September 14, 2023, Nintendo had a Direct showcasing several upcoming games for the Switch. Before it concluded, the company had one more announcement and man, did it not disappoint. Busy with school and clinic, I missed the live showing, but when...

The War on "Make a Good Game, Make Good Money"

19 Aug 2023 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Video games have changed quite a lot over the past few decades. Digital distribution, better hardware, and self-publishing are just few of the many advancements the industry has made. However, there are also many people who lament the current state o...

Frore's AirJet Solid State Cooler May Be Revolutionary

6 Aug 2023 2 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

When cooling computer chips, you usually fall into these two options: air cooling or liquid cooling. The former uses heatpipes to transfer heat to dozens of fins, which are cooled with fans. The latter uses liquid to transfer heat to a radiator where...

The State of Linux Gaming - Mid-2023 Edition

7 Jul 2023 1 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

In my previous "State of Linux Gaming" post, I hypothesized that 2023 would be a "boring" year for Linux gaming. Thus far, my prediction has proven to be correct. The Steam Deck is now being sold in East Asia though it has not really moved the needle...

Disney's In Trouble - How Did It Get Here?

13 Jun 2023 4 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Disney is in a precarious position. A company once known for making magical experiences is now facing stiff headwinds at many fronts. Despite having a multi-billion dollar market cap, Disney surprisingly only has around $200 million (page 5) in liqui...

What Are the Most Important Aspects in a Video Game?

30 Apr 2023 2 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.Cash and Zirkels. Video games are a unique medium from movies, books, and music thanks to their interactivity. Instead of being a passive observer, you get to directly interact with the made-up universe of that game. Over the pas...

The State of Linux Gaming - 1 Year After the Steam Deck

9 Apr 2023 2 minute read 2 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash and Zirkels. Time sure flies as the Steam Deck is already over a year old. Sporting a custom Zen 2/RDNA2 APU in a small handheld form factor, the device can play thousands of games on the go while running on an Arch-based op...

The State of Linux Gaming - 2022 in Review

2 Jan 2023 2 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. Now that 2022 has come and gone, I think this is a good time to sit down and reflect on how Linux gaming has evolved over the past year. On February 25, 2022, Valve launched the Steam Deck to select markets. It proved to be...

Will AMD "Save" the GPU Market or Maintain the Status Quo?

22 Nov 2022 4 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. The graphics card market has gone through quite the ringer over the past year or so. Jon Peddie Research reported Q3 2022 saw the biggest quarter-to-quarter drop since 2009. GPU shipments saw a quarter-to-quarter drop by 10...