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IOGEAR KeyMander
     Fri, Jun 13 2014 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we review something for console gamers who can't let go of their keyboards and mice for game control, the IOGEAR KeyMander. This interesting little box basically allows you to map console controller buttons and functionality to your keyboard and mouse, allowing you to use the setup to play console games in place of controller. Supported consoles include the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the new Xbox One with PS4 compatibility on the way via firmware update. We go hands on with the KeyMander to see how well it does the job of emulating controllers on a keyboard and mouse for its rather large $99.95 USD price tag.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Weekly Steam Game Giveaway Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition
     Fri, Jun 13 2014 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We’re back with another Steam game giveaway and this week it’s Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition which includes all kinds of stuff like DLCs, music, avatars, skins and badges for your warships. Sots2 is a strategy turn based style game that I have to say looks great, but I love sci-fi space games. In the game you can customize your warships, build your fleet and explore the galaxy while expanding your empire. Details below for you along with a couple screenshots and of course how to win…"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review
     Thu, Jun 12 2014 | 7:45A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Should we fight to undo this Nazi video game world, or just try to live our lives? In my opinion, Wolfenstein: The New Order is definitely a game worth playing, if you enjoy shooters with some adventuring in them. It is fun and, to that end, very well designed, allowing you to play how you want instead of how it wants. Of course it does have its problems, and some of them are serious (e.g., the pop-in). All I can do is hope that patches and drivers will fix most of those. If they do, then I expect many gamers will get a lot of enjoyment from the game. Even without the fixes, many will have fun, but it will be fewer as the problems may prevent some players from getting a playable experience. It was playable for me (obviously), but I do not know how lucky and tolerant I may be compared to others."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Watch_Dogs @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Jun 11 2014 | 7:45A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ever since the fantastic teaser trailer Ubisoft dropped in our laps from seemingly out of nowhere at E3 2012, the world has been waiting to get our collective hands on Watch_Dogs. Seven months removed from the financial and critical success of GTA5, (PC owners are still waiting) Ubisoft has seen fit to finally let us dive into the networked world of Chicago. The time for anticipation is over, join us as we take a look at Ubisofts new open world IP and see if all this hype was worth the wait or if we will be found wanting."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

Red Faction: Armageddon 3 Years-Later Review
     Tue, Jun 10 2014 | 10:56A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Is it worth returning to Mars with Red Faction: Armageddon? In my opinion it definitely is. The game looks good, runs great, and is just a fun experience. It empowers you to cause as much destruction as you want, but also allows you to rebuild afterward. It takes many of the mechanics of the franchise and raises them to a new and enjoyable level. I mentioned in the introduction how it has an interesting place in the franchise, and now I will explain what I meant by that. I can remember when Red Faction: Armageddon first came out how a lot of people panned it and dismissed it for one reason in particular. It is not a sequel to Red Faction: Guerrilla. After that game, many were expecting another open-world, sandbox experience, and instead we received a very linear shooter. While I can understand the disappointment many felt, this game is still a fun and enjoyable member of the Red Faction franchise, and one worth playing."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

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.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

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.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

 
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.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

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.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

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."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

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
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

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.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

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."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

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.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

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.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

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."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

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