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Late to the Show and Games

Late to the Show and Games

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


NVIDIA's Suspicious Lovelace Lineup

21 Sep 2022 5 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. On September 20, 2022, NVIDIA announced its new Lovelace video cards: the RTX 4070 (50% power efficiency improvement claim over RDNA2 is true, then RDNA3 looks to be more efficient than Lovelace. But corporations are not yo...

The Worrying Rumblings of Intel Canceling its Discrete GPUs

16 Sep 2022 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. The “Big 2” in the graphics card industry is Nvidia and AMD with their RTX and Radeon GPUs, respectively. Nvidia has been the undisputed leader, capturing the lion’s share of marketshare. However, the Radeon cards have grea...

The State of Linux - Great Progress, but Where Do We Go from Here?

12 Aug 2022 5 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. In less than 2 weeks, the Steam Deck will have officially reached its half-year milestone. Back in May, I wrote about some of Linux gaming's most significant achievements as well as its shortcomings. At that time, about 2,5...

The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 2: Ep. 10-12 Impressions

28 Jun 2022 5 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. *Will contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.* Previously, I commented on Episodes 7-9 of The Rising of the Shield Hero. My overall impressions were very positive despite the anime taking a few liberties with the story...

The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 2: Ep. 7-9 Impressions

7 Jun 2022 5 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. *Will contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.* Last time I wrote about The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 2, I was extremely impressed with how the anime closed out the Spirit Tortoise arc. Episodes 4 through 6 addre...

Multiversus, a Platform Fighter with a Lot of Charm

26 May 2022 3 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. Super Smash Bros, a series that began back in 1999 on the Nintendo 64, is arguably the most notable platform fighter in video game history. The concept of characters from different franchises duking it out on a stage with t...

The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 2: Ep. 4-6 Impressions

16 May 2022 5 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. *Will contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.* When the second season of The Rising of the Shield Hero started, I said that the first few episodes were not bad, but not great. The biggest issues I had were how the story...

The State of Linux Gaming Post-Steam Deck

6 May 2022 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. In April 2021, I made a blog post on the state of Linux gaming. At that time, the Linux marketshare on Steam still hovered below 1%. While the compatibility layer, Proton, made Linux gaming more palatable than in years' pas...

The Rising of the Shield Hero, Season 2: Ep. 1-3 Impressions

22 Apr 2022 4 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. *Will contain spoilers, so read at your own risk.* After 3 years, The Rising of Shield Hero anime adaptation has finally started Season 2. Back in 2019, Season 1 was a thrilling ride that contained a lot of character develo...

The "Death" of Native Resolution: How AMD's FSR 2.0 and Intel's XeSS Will Drive PC Gaming Forward

26 Mar 2022 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. It has taken several months, but we are finally seeing GPU prices falling down. While video cards are still sold above MSRP, the prices are not as ludicrous as they once were. But for the value-minded folks, even if prices...