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a review on Watch Dogs
     Tue, Jun 10 2014 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you're a PC gamer pissed off that GTA V has not come to our beloved platform, forget that and get Watch Dogs instead. Rockstar may not support the PC gaming community, but Ubisoft continues to do so and the PC remains the best place to experience the studio's games. This is especially true if you're an NVIDIA user, as you get to enjoy TXAA and HBAO+ for even prettier graphics, but even without those two things, the game is great. In fact, unlike Batman: Arkham Origins, where you were really missing out if you couldn't enjoy PhysX and Turbulence, those features aren't utilized in Watch Dogs and thus it isn't as "detrimental" to the experience if you happen to choose the red camp over the green camp.”

Watch Dogs Image Quality Preview
     Mon, Jun 09 2014 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have previewed the performance experienced in Watch Dogs, now it is time to preview image quality and look at some specific image quality differences. We will look at texture quality and the great differences between modes, anti-aliasing, and Horizon-Based Ambient Occlusion effects, AKA HBAO.

EVGA TORQ X10 Gaming Mouse Review
     Sun, Jun 08 2014 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gamers drive high-end computing: if you don’t think so, consider the renaissance of (expensive) mechanical keyboards in the last couple of years. Of course gaming mice have been common for a while, and EVGA has just thrown their hat into this very competitive ring with the EVGA Torq X10 mouse. Boasting a fully ambidextrous design, 9 programmable buttons, an 8200-DPI laser sensor, solid metal base, and a dramatic style, the Torq X10 mouse also comes in at a very competitive price, especially if you pre-order it. Benchmark Reviews connects this new mouse to our gaming machine to investigate how well it works in this article.

Ducky Shine 3 Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Fri, Jun 06 2014 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Ducky Shine Series, arguably one of the best mechanical keyboards on the market, has released the Ducky Shine 3 DK9008S3. Often referred to as the YOTS or “Year of the Snake”, the 2013 Shine 3 is the offshoot descendant of the 2012 Year of the Dragon Shine 2 DK9087 (a tenkeyless version in the shine series). This model, like it’s predecessor, comes with a wide array of switch options including Cherry MX Black, Blue, Brown, and Red, and a wide array of LED color options including: Blue, Red, Green, White, Magenta, and Orange. With so many options, there is really no reason not to find the perfect fit for you in the Ducky Shine 3 DK9008S3-CUSALAAG1.

NVIDIA and AMD Fight over NVIDIA GameWorks Program: Devil in the Details
     Thu, Jun 05 2014 | 4:26P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In my opinion, after talking with a bunch of different people on the matter, I think there was probably some merit to AMDs claims of a lock out with NVIDIAs GameWorks toolset at the outset of the program. Gamers using AMD hardware might eventually be at a direct disadvantage when a game developer uses it but in reality it is the developers decision to integrate and correct any issues. NVIDIA is in no way required to make sure that AMD gets equal optimization with GameWorks. AMD was not required to build Mantle in a way to help out NVIDIA gamers. And NVIDIA never needed to apologize for developing CUDA."

Watch Dogs (PC) Review
     Thu, Jun 05 2014 | 3:04P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In the run up to the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sonys PS4 there were a few games which were really getting gamers excited. One of those was Watch_Dogs, a brand new franchise from Ubisoft, but sadly it was delayed (on all platforms, including PC, 360 and PS3) with the publisher stating it was to allow the game time for further development and maximum quality. So 6 months on Watch_Dogs finally hits the market and today we can talk about our experience with the game

OCC has published a review on Titanfall
     Sun, Jun 01 2014 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"One of the best things about Titanfall, and why I feel I can recommend the game, is that it's quite balanced. Sure there are some things I'd like to see changed (like throwing satchel charges a hundred yards, making them better grenades than grenades), but for the most part, there's no one weapon, ability, or tactic that dominates the game. And the one primary weapon that is above average at all distances, the R-101C Carbine, is available at level one, so every single player always has access to it. Furthermore, and arguably most impressive, is that Respawn somehow managed to balance pilots and Titans.”

Genius Ergo 8800 Wireless Mouse Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Sun, Jun 01 2014 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Genius Ergo 8800 Wireless Mouse is well built and incorporates all the features you would expect to find in your typical mouse. It has a fairly traditional design for universal (right-handed) comfort and it doesn`t do anything extra that would require special software or setup time. Pretty much a plug and play device that is well suited for desktop use and perhaps some casual gaming."

Darksiders II 2-Years Later
     Sat, May 31 2014 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Darksiders II is not a strong game, but it is one that can be enjoyed by many. It is a pity it is not better, but that is not enough to stop someone from playing it. Really this is a game now for those gamers who want a new game to experience, and do not need it to be the newest or the greatest. For those of you that fit this description, I can recommend it, but do not expect something great; just another fun experience.”

Darksiders 4-Years Later
     Sat, May 31 2014 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Should War ride again or be abandoned to his final judgment? In my opinion, you should definitely help the Horseman to the end of his quest. Darksiders is a very good example of its genre and a strong title on its own, with its story, characters, and gameplay. The combat is satisfying, exploration is rewarding, and the story is well crafted to grab and hold your interest. The graphics could be better, but graphics are not the only thing of importance.”

Gamdias Demeter GMS5010 Gaming Mouse Review
     Sat, May 31 2014 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gamdias Demeter is one of their more entry level products for gaming. The Demeter features an array of options for macro creation, timers, built-in memory, adjustable DPI and poll rates, 6 smart keys, 10 million click life-cycle switches, and LED color choices to display. The Demeter?s design is aimed at gamers who have needs that exceed your standard 3-button mouse designs. To use all of these features Gamdias has a program interface called Hera, that you can download from their website."

TESORO Lobera Supreme Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Thu, May 29 2014 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Tesoro Lobera is a unique keyboard, using special technology that improves the quality of a membrane keyboard, increasing its lifespan and incorporating the touch feeling of the mechanical switch. It’s certainly an interesting combination, with the proliferation of Cherry switches and heavy mechanical boards. Let’s take a look at this Tesoro board and see how it performs.”

Modders-Inc QuakeCon BYOC Seat Giveaway
     Tue, May 27 2014 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Do you have a computer case mod and you missed out on getting your seat to the largest LAN in the United States? Well have no fear and get your butt into gear! Modders-Inc is helping you make it into the BYOC at the 2014 QuakeCon.

Wolfenstein: The New Order PlayStation 4 Game Review
     Tue, May 27 2014 | 10:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We went in with zero expectations and discovered one of the gems of the year. The New Order is a game that next-gen owners should consider as a must play."

Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Gaming Keyboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, May 26 2014 | 12:12P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It seems like pretty much everyone offers a mechanical gaming keyboard these days, and most of them feature Cherry MX mechanical switches. These of course come at a cost to the manufacturer, making mechanical keyboards more expensive. Well Tt eSPORTS wants to change all of that. Today we are checking out their Poseidon Z Illuminated Gaming Keyboard that features Tt eSPORTS certified Blue mechanical switches that are rated for 50 million keystrokes. These blue mechanical switches are built for built for speed and durability, offering a pronounced tactile feel and audible click feedback. Using these switches with a proven keyboard design and backlit illumination Tt eSPORTS hopes to get a mechanical keyboard in the hands of most people with a low MSRP of $89.99. On top of that they have backed this keyboard with an industry first 5 year warranty. Lets dive in..."

High-End NVIDIA GeForce vs. AMD Radeon Linux Gaming Comparison
     Mon, May 26 2014 | 10:56A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After last week carrying out separate NVIDIA Windows vs. Linux OpenGL benchmarks and similar AMD Radeon Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.04 tests, today we are pitting the GeForce and Radeon graphics cards against each other on Ubuntu Linux with the very latest drivers to see how their performance compares now head-on. With this testing we have some Steam games plus are also monitoring the power consumption, performance-per-Watt, and GPU thermal metrics."

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