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Posts by Dan Le Vannais

Cooler Master: Master Maker 5 Build Review

A look at building in the Master Maker 5 case from Cooler Master

Creating a Windows USB Installation Drive

Covering Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8, this guide shows how to create USB installation media for each version of Windows.

Guide to Installing Windows 10

A step by step guide covering the full process of installing Windows 10.

Windows 7 - Unable to Download or Install Updates from Windows Update

A quick guide to restore Windows Update in Windows 7 to full functionality.

Gears of War 4 Review

After a lengthy absence, does the latest entry in the well loved Gears of War series live up to it's past pedigree?

PLAY Expo 2016

Dan has a look back at this year's PLAY Expo

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Review

Insert obligatory 'I didn't ask for this' reference here.

Graphics Card Sag: A Solvable Problem?

Dan takes a look at the problems larger graphics cards can face.

EGX 2016

Dan returns to the NEC for this year's EGX show.

DOOM (2016) Review

Does the newest iteration of the DOOM franchise live up to the legacy of its predecessors?

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer Ends Soon

Still on the fence about upgrading to Windows 10? The free upgrade offer ends July 29th

Windows 10 - Start Menu Not Working

Dan goes through the steps you can take to restore a non working Start Menu in Windows 10

PLAY Blackpool 2016

Dan's back with a report on Replay Events' latest show in Blackpool

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Review

An in depth look at the Aivia Osmium mechanical keyboard from Gigabyte

Retro Review - Rogue Squadron 3D (1998)

Dan revisits another Lucasarts classic

Windows 7 Boot Problem "The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system or UEFI drivers"

A recent Windows 7 update has left some users unable to start their computer, Dan is on hand with a quick guide to get you up and running again.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Review

Dan takes on Lara Croft's latest adventure

Fast Racing NEO Review

Fast Racing NEO arrives on the WiiU to revive a long dormant genre

Retro Review - Super Star Wars (1992)

A look back at a classic Star Wars game

Transformers: Devastation Review

Dan takes on Platinum Games' latest fast paced game.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review

Kept you waiting, huh?

Super Mario Maker Review

Dan takes a look into making his own levels with Super Mario Maker

PLAY Expo 2015

Dan and the CCL team attend this year's PLAY Expo for another round of fun and games.

Mad Max Review

Dan spends some time with the Road Warrior in the latest Mad Max game

EGX 2015 Birmingham

The CCL team travel to Birmingham for the yearly EGX show to see some of this year's biggest upcoming games.

Retro Review - Snatcher (1988)

A look back at one of Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima's less well known games

Retro Review - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000)

Dan ventures into the weird and wonderful world of Termina

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Now in Beta

A shiny new version of Minecraft is now available to go with Windows 10

Sonic Runners Review

Dan takes a look at the latest Sonic mobile game

Batman: Arkham Knight Review

Does the Dark Knight rise or fall in the latest Batman game?

Splatoon Review

Does Nintendo's first foray into online shooters hit or miss?

Batman: Arkham Knight PC Performance and Problems

Ahead of his upcoming review, Dan takes a look at the widely reported issues with the new Batman: Arkham Knight game.

AMD A10-7870K Review

The first of AMD's Godavari APU refresh processors is now available, how does it fare?

Button Mash XI

Fun and games at a gaming event in our home town of Bradford

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Review

Dan embarks on a new but rather familiar feeling adventure

Black Mesa Review

Dan plays a modern reimagining of a cherished classic

PLAY Blackpool 2015

Fun and games at the Blackpool PLAY exhibition

Mortal Kombat X Review

Mortal Kombat is back for another round of fighting, can it live up to the hype?

Spectra 8-bit Racing Review

Old school style racing fun.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review

Dan returns to Miami for the eagerly awaited sequel to indie favourite Hotline Miami

Far Cry 4 Review

Dan's back with the latest installment in the Far Cry franchise.

Retro Review - Star Wars - Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (1997)

Dan looks back at a Lucasarts classic from the 90's

Mario Kart 8 - Legend of Zelda DLC Review

The first extra content for Mario Kart 8 is now available, is it worth your time and money?

Alien: Isolation Review

In space, no one can hear Dan scream..

Hard drive Capacity - Fomatted Size vs. Advertised Size

A quick guide to cover the difference in the size you'll see when comparing the size of a hard drive in Windows to it's advertised size on the box.

PLAY Expo 2014

The CCL team return to the annual PLAY Expo

CCL Computers at Insomnia 52

The CCL team return from another iSeries event

Retro Review - Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (1996)

A classic adventure revisited.

Retro Review - Shinobi III (1993)

Old school ninja action

Retro Review - Super Mario Bros. (1985)

A look back at the origins of the Mario franchise

Mario Kart 8 Review

Is Nintendo's latest Mario Kart game also the greatest?

Getting Online With Your New Computer

A quick guide on how to get your system online and stay protected.

Sniper Elite III Review

Does Rebellion's latest sniping game deliver?

Humble 2K Bundle Launches

New AAA Humble Bundle Available

Watch_Dogs Review

Dan goes on a hacking spree around the streets of Chicago

Summer Steam Sale Begins

The Steam sale is back, prepare your bank balance for pain.

Windows 8 Mail App

How to use and customise the Windows 8 Mail App

Xbox One Controller Now Compatible With PC

Pad fans rejoice!

Game Console Hard Drive Guide

A brief guide to what works and what doesn't with all the current games consoles - UPDATED December 2016

A Beginner's Guide to Windows 8

The first in a series of guides for new computer owners.

New Intel Chipset Motherboards Now Available

New motherboards based on the Z97 and H97 chipset now listed

Retro Review - Urban Strike (1994)

Back to the chopper once more for the final 16-bit Strike game

Retro Review - Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins (1992)

Dan replays a classic Mario game from the original Game Boy

CCL Computers at Insomnia 51

CCL attend the first Multiplay event at the Ricoh Arena

Deus Ex - The Fall Review

A return to the very yellow world of Deus Ex

Retro Review - Jungle Strike (1993)

Dan has more helicopter fun with Jungle Strike, the sequel to Desert Strike

Strider (2014) Review

One of Capcom's less well known series gets a modern revival.

AMD's New AM1 Socket Now Available

New low power range of processors and motherboards now in stock

Windows 8.1 Update

Another batch of changes to Windows 8 are released.

Windows XP - End of Life

It's the end of the road for the long lived operating system.

Metal Gear Solid V - Ground Zeroes

Dan takes a look at the latest game in the popular Metal Gear Solid series, it may be short but is it worth a look at for fans?

The Legend of Zelda - A Link Between Worlds Review

Dan takes on the latest adventure in the Legend of Zelda series.

Sonic Lost World - Review

Dan takes a look at the latest game in the Sonic series

Grand Theft Auto V - Review

A bit overdue you might say, but better late than never

Batman : Arkham Origins Blackgate - Review

Dans last superhero review for a while takes you to Blackgate prison.

Injustice Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition - Review

Two reviews rolled into one great tome...

How the Saints Save Christmas - Saints Row IV DLC Review

It's Christmas, so why not sit back and relax while reading Dan's latest review

Soulcalibur II HD - Review

A retro-ish review of HD re-release of Soulcalibur II

Retro Review - Desert Strike (1992)

Get to the Chopper!!

CCL @ I50

Better late than never, here is Dan's look back at the last Insomnia event in Telford

Windows 8.1 Post Launch Review

It's been a while since the update came out so lets see what Dan thinks

Batman Arkham Origins - Review

Dan becomes the Dark Knight.....The French Dark Knight

Saints Row IV - Review

Collect Shiny Things Simulator 2013

PLAY Expo 2013

Dans thoughts on the PLAY Expo

Shogun Bros. Ballista MK-1 Pro Gaming Mouse - Review

A look at the MK-1 Ballista from Shogun Bros.

Flashback (2013) - Review

Dan takes a look at the newly reimagined Flashback.

Far Cry Blood Dragon - Review

Dan takes on the role of Sergeant Rex Power Colt MkIV Cyber Commando, a real man.

Retro Review - Sonic CD - (1993)

It has been 20 years since this game arrived on the scene, Dan takes us through it once again

Retro Review - Metal Gear Solid (1998)

Dan intros a new series of classic game reviews

Splinter Cell Blacklist - Review

Sam Fisher is back, Dan takes us through his latest mission

CCL @ Insomnia Day 3 + Final Day

A round up of day three and the final day of CCL's brilliant weekend down in Telford

CCL @ Insomnia Day 1

A quick summary of what happened

CCL @ Insomnia Day 2

Another amazing day at Insomnia i49!

Sleeping Dogs Review

Dan takes us through the shady world of Sleeping Dogs

Far Cry 3 Review

Dan takes us through the forests on an Island near the Malay Archipelago

Hotline Miami - Review

Dan gives us his experience of Hotline Miami

Which is better Keyboard & Mouse or Gamepad ?

Dan has a little blog about one of the biggest questions in pc gaming.

Tomb Raider (2013) - Review

Dan steps up and takes us through the latest iteration of the long running Tomb Raider series.