David Crandall

Month: December 2015

Steamlink review
December 9, 2015

So, Steamlink is out, and after rough in-home streaming experiences in the past, I was hesitant to even get one. However, over the last week or so, I've given in-home streaming another chance, and it has dramatically improved. That said, I still had several minor issues, mostly due to the fact I was streaming to a Mac, which doesn't fully support Big Picture Mode. So what is Steamlink? Well, it's a way to enable in-home streaming without an...

Steam In-Home Streaming Review
December 9, 2015

I'm not a gaming reviewer or anything of that sort. But I am a gamer, and I do use steam regularly, and I've begun using In-Home Streaming on a regular basis. So, given there are a lot of questions about in-home streaming - how's it work, what do I need, does it lag, - I thought I'd share my experience with it, and hopefully provide some answers to these questions. So first off - what is in-home streaming?  Let's start off with what it...

Steam In-home streaming rants on the way
December 8, 2015

I've been using steam for quite some time as my primary source for gaming. I actually used to move my gaming PC from room to room every so often to get the "couch" experience in the living room, or to get the best "mouse/keyboard FPS" experience. This got old relatively quickly, which is why I was stoked to find out about steam's in-home streaming over a year ago. I signed up for the beta and gave it a shot. Sure enough, it sucked. But that was...