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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.

Tomb Raider (2013) 3-Years Later
     Wed, Mar 02 2016 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”The graphics do look like they came from a console, but still look good. The performance, at least without SSAA turned on, is very good. The framerate stayed at 60 FPS just about all of the time. There may be some exceptions to that, but nothing significant. The story is good and while I would have enjoyed a certain decision being different, I can also see why the choice is the way it is. Only someone as obsessive over story as myself would probably care about that though. The gameplay is also good with everything working the way I would want it to. That leaves little to be said, but is still a good thing for a game to achieve.”

SteelSeries Apex M800 Customizable Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Sun, Feb 28 2016 | 4:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Looking to get your hands on one of the most advanced mechanical gaming keyboards money can buy today? If the answer is yes then the Apex M800 Customizable Mechanical Gaming Keyboard by SteelSeries is for you.

Gladiator Computers APOCALYPSE Gaming PC Review
     Sat, Feb 27 2016 | 4:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Aria is one of the leading technology retailers in the UK and stocks a huge range of components from luxury 21:9 3440×1440 monitors to extremely affordable pre-assembled gaming PCs. Their custom PC range falls under the GLADIATOR brand and aims to provide an enthralling gaming experience while offering superb customer satisfaction. Clearly, any system is a considered purchase, and it’s vital to have your initial investment backed by a comprehensive warranty. Thankfully, Gladiator supports their builds with a 4-year labour and 1-year parts guarantee. This level of service is often a key selling point for consumers without any hardware experience and feel overwhelmed by the almost endless combination of component choices.

Gamdias Mechanical Gaming Combo Review
     Fri, Feb 26 2016 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Hermes Lite GKB1000 mechanical gaming keyboard features Gamdias certified mechanical Red switches with Red LED’s behind every key. Lighting effects include responsive lighting, a pulsating effect, and full backlit lighting at a brightness level of low, medium, or high. The Erebos Lite GMS7300 optical gaming mouse features an Avago ADNS-3050 optical sensor with a maximum DPI of 3500. It also has Omrom switches and a forward and backward button, which can be reprogrammed to perform different functions. The LED’s on the mouse are RBG capable and can be adjusted through the downloadable Gamdias Hera software. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Gamdias Mechanical Gaming Combo GKC1001, and reveals what this mechanical gaming combo has to offer.

Rise of the Tomb Raider
     Thu, Feb 25 2016 | 6:04P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The graphics look good, but the performance was not that great for me. Turning down some settings will probably help there, but I cannot name a specific in-game option to really help. Having the optimized drivers installed does help, so be sure you have those. The story is definitely good and also does a good job of providing a fitting context to this new Lara Croft and the previous title. The gameplay does a great deal right and still has a good amount of depth to its mechanics, putting it above just 'right.' Really it is a game worth playing, just watch out for some possible performance issues. I do want to say that I am fairly confident a lot of those issues will be resolved with future game and driver updates, but that is just my speculation based on how I have seen other games improve post-launch.”

Corsair STRAFE RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Cherry MX Silent) Review
     Thu, Feb 25 2016 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The upgraded STRIFE which is now baptized STRIFE RGB is built on the same chassis, but it does also come with important improvements like the latest generation of Cherry MX Silent switches which are also RGB LED-enabled; the inner support plate is now white for allowing the LED light to shine through the switches. The keyboard left and right sides are now white and get accompanied by a string of white LED lights."

Cougar 450K Gaming Keyboard Review
     Wed, Feb 24 2016 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Cougar has really impressed us with their line of gaming peripherals. We’ve already taken a look at the high-end 700K, 600K, and 500K gaming keyboard from Cougar. I actually still use the 600K as my main keyboard on my desktop. Today we will be taking a look at a very budget friendly ($59) keyboard in Cougar’s 450K. This gaming keyboard features Cougar’s own hybrid mechanical switches, which are designed to give you the same tactile feedback as mechanical switches, but with enhanced durability. The keyboard also features 3-color backlighting, 10 programmable keys, a splash-proof design and much more! Is this the gaming gaming keyboard you are looking for? Read on as we find out!"

ASUS Cerberus Gaming Peripherals Review
     Mon, Feb 22 2016 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Picking the right gaming peripherals can be a tricky endeavour as there is a huge range of products from an equally large selection of gaming brands out there to choose from. Asus are one of the most established and recognisable gaming brands on the market today, and while they may be better known for their high-end graphics cards and motherboards, they’ve proven time and time again that they can make some great gaming peripherals too.

Razer Wildcat Review
     Tue, Feb 16 2016 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Razer have been working away to refine their game pads and have since released various controllers including the Sabertooth for 360, and now the Wildcat for Xbox One. Enthusiast/tournament game pads are now in full swing, the overwhelming popularity of the Xbox Elite controller solidifies this fact, yet some haven't quite found the perfect partner with the Elite controller. Some find it too heavy for prolonged use and others are getting frustrated about the back paddles are too easy to hit, causing mistakes/miss clicks in game. These properties are strong blows from Razer, with the Wildcat weighing a mere 260g, and having 2 additional bumper buttons on the top, and two aluminium triggers on the underside.

Patriot Viper V760 Keyboard Review
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Viper V760 is Patriot's first shot at a gaming keyboard, first previewed at Computex 2015. Utilizing Kailh brown mechanical RGB switches, the Patriot V760 has fully backlit keys with variable multi-color per-key lighting of up to 16.8 million colors. Kailh brown switches like their Cherry MX brown counterpart, offers a tactile non-clicking actuation with replaceable keycap covers. For added …

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