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Vertagear S-Line SL5000 Gaming Chair
     Mon, Mar 28 2016 | 1:19P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”After finding the most comfortable position for me I was able to fully enjoy the SL5000 from Vertagear. The faux leather covering held up well during my testing and the foam never got out of shape. Typically in a leather or PVC covered chairs I will sweat as the chair heats up during extended keyboard time. I found that was not the case with this chair. The included lumbar pillow and headrest are easy to attach and provide added flexibility to the equation to get the fit just right. The lift cylinder provides a fairly robust range to accommodate both shorter and taller users. This is the first chair I have used in a while where I was not sitting at the highest end of the lift range. That's a nice feeling that minimizes sway at the upper end of the cylinder's range of movement. Adjusting the fore and aft range on the seat back is just what you would expect while seated in your car. The spring loaded return mechanism allows the seat back to return forward with a minimal amount of assistance.”

Tom Clancy’s The Division PC game analysis
     Fri, Mar 25 2016 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tom Clancy’s The Division is finally out after a few years of hype building at events like E3 and even a few beta tests. The ambitious open-world game has some high system requirements on PC but does the game live up to them? Today we will be analysing the PC version of The Division to see just how well it runs.

Far Cry Primal
     Thu, Mar 24 2016 | 4:42P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”Is it worth entering the land of Oros and fighting for the survival of the Wenja? I believe it is. Far Cry Primal is a good game, with some weaknesses and good strengths. One thing I want to say is that it feels more like Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon than either Far Cry 3 or Far Cry 4. It is more like a specialized take on the franchise, than a full entry for the franchise. That is not necessarily a good or bad thing, but I want to mention it because I do not think it should be interpreted as the next Far Cry game, but as another Far Cry game. (Also I do not mean to suggest that if you enjoyed Blood Dragon specifically, you will enjoy this, but rather how both games seem to fit into the franchise.) The graphics are okay but could definitely be better, especially with the textures. The story does its job well, but could provide some better motivation for fighting the Izila tribe. The narrative, the telling of the story with a proto-indo-european language is very well done and does add to the experience. The gameplay is fun and works well, even though the setting leaves you without the machine guns and veritable cannons we may be used to having. The beast system does a good job adding to the experience and makes me interested to see how it might return in future games.”

Razer Wildcat Gaming Controller Review
     Wed, Mar 23 2016 | 1:58P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Razer Wildcat is a very solid product with added features like programmable buttons, extra removable triggers, well-built analog sticks, a control panel and multiple profiles to work with while in-game. The manufacturer does also ship some themed sticky rubber grips which can be attached to the controller quite easily but also a pair of rubber covers for the analog sticks. It is now priced considerably less than the Elite version of the original Xbox One controller, an aspect which makes the product even more interesting."

Tom Clancy's The Division: Graphics & CPU Benchmarks
     Wed, Mar 23 2016 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Division is set in an open world with immersive and destructive environments based on a mid-crisis Manhattan. Built upon the Snowdrop Engine, Ubisoft aims to take graphics fidelity to the next level with a focus on dynamic global illumination, destruction and a number of cutting edge visual effects, especially on the PC version.

Patriot Viper V760 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Tue, Mar 22 2016 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although a bit rough around the edges the brand new Viper V760 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a great start in the gaming peripherals market for Patriot.

The 10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2016
     Mon, Mar 21 2016 | 5:11P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's impossible to deny that 2015 was an amazing year for the PC ushering in a new golden era of PC gaming. 2016 will have to produce some truly special games to match last year's offerings, and so far, it's not doing too badly but there's still plenty more games to come. Here are our top 10 most anticipated titles.

Zalman Z-Machine ZM-K700M Gaming Keyboard
     Sun, Mar 13 2016 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”I am not normally all giddy over keyboards, but this one really had my geek side going with the awesome lighting effects. I like to listen to a lot of music and this keyboard is awesome to have along as a show piece for friends and family as the music is thumping. Flashiness aside, the Zalman Z-Machine ZM-K700M keyboard was great to use. The LED lighting was perfect for typing in dark rooms or while gaming with the lights down. The tactile feedback of the switches really made it easy to ensure your keystrokes were successful and the response time was amazing. If you are into macros, then the ZM-K700M has you covered as well; the macro not only records over 100 keys, but also remembers the timing between each key press. This is a great and useful feature. You can also set up loops so that your macro keeps going until you stop it.”

Corsair Scimitar MOBA gaming mouse
     Fri, Mar 11 2016 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's Scimitar is a mouse with a single mission: to provide the best platform for MMO and MOBA gamers who need a ton of adjustable buttons and great performance.

Far Cry: Primal PC game analysis
     Thu, Mar 10 2016 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ubisoft has been attempting to boost its efforts on the PC over the last year or so, even going as far as to push PC versions of certain titles back to give developers extra time to ensure it is up to standard. This was the case with Far Cry: Primal, which launched on the PC this week. But how does the game run? Has Ubisoft managed to turn things around?

E-Blue K820 Professional Gaming Combo Review
     Wed, Mar 09 2016 | 5:08P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
E-Blue may be a fairly new name to most of our readers, but they’re quickly pushing into new parts of the world with their products and their latest, the E-Blue K820 Professional Gaming Combo certainly caught our attention. There’s a lot of competition in the market right now to make the absolute best budget friendly gaming bundle. With many people investing in their first computers, building on a tight budget, or even just looking for an affordable solution for younger games; especially with the never-ending popularity of Minecraft, it makes sense that there’s a big market for affordable peripherals.

Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum Tenkeyless RGB Mechanical
     Wed, Mar 09 2016 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I wouldn't trade the Logitech G910 Orion Spark for it but the G410 Atlas Spectrum offers more than most (if not all) tenkeyless models in the market today and for that it's worth checking out.

ROCCAT Kiro Modular Ambidextrous
     Mon, Mar 07 2016 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall, the ROCCAT Kiro is a very good – not quite great mouse. It won’t break the bank or leave you feeling disappointed, but a few little tweaks could’ve made this good mouse absolutely fantastic. The price won’t kill you either, and you should be able to find it online for less than $60.

BitFenix Alchemy 2.0 Review
     Thu, Mar 03 2016 | 4:16P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BitFenix is not only a case manufacturer. The company also sells fans and power supplies as well as a selection of modding products. Today we're going to have a closer look at the Alchemy 2.0 cables, a new set of sleeved cables, which are compatible with a great amount of power supplies. Furthermore the Alchemy 2.0 cables are available in a few differents colors.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider PC Gameplay & Performance:
     Thu, Mar 03 2016 | 4:15P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Rise of the Tomb Raider has hit the PC lining it up in our gun sights for graphics, gameplay and performance analysis. The game launched on the Xbox family of consoles a few months back and has since been ported to PC thanks to NIXXES Software. It’s a competent console to PC port updated with many graphics settings and effects to tweak and dial to your particular tastes and system capabilities... Rise of the Tomb Raider is the sequel for the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. The reboot took protagonist Lara Croft back to her explorative “tomb raiding” roots in a prequel-style origin story, while greatly enhancing the series with new gameplay and combat mechanics...

the sequel to XCOM
     Thu, Mar 03 2016 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
XCOM 2, the sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is out now, and it has some big boots to fill. We went bug-hunting to see whether Firaxis Games has delivered another worthy entry in the long-running XCOM series.

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