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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

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

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

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

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

 
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."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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..."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Weekly Steam Game Giveaway Tropico 4 Steam Special Edition @ TestFreaks
     Mon, May 26 2014 | 10:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So were starting the weekly Steam game giveaway here at TestFreaks. I have over twenty five games to giveaway to our readers. I wasnt sure where to start with so many to pick from, but since Tropico 5 just launched the other day I thought why not start the weekly giveaways off with Tropico 4 Steam Special Edition. Details are below for you"
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Sentey Lumenata Pro Gaming Mouse Review
     Sat, May 24 2014 | 12:12P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What is the point in purchasing a gaming mouse vs a regular mouse? When you make the decision to invest in a quality gaming mouse, such as the Sentey Lumenata Pro, it goes without saying that you won?t only be using the mouse for gaming. With the features and responsiveness this mouse offers, it will easily become your ?go to? mouse for all of your objectives."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

HyperX Event at 2BY2 @ Madshrimps
     Thu, May 22 2014 | 3:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HyperX team introduced to the Belgian press last week their new lineup. Biggest novelty was the side step from the traditional Kingston HyperX branding. HyperX is a standalone b"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Video preview: CMStorms QuickFire Rapid-i mechanical keyboard
     Wed, May 21 2014 | 11:18A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
CMStorm`s new QuickFire Rapid-i keyboard is all about the light showin addition to being a darn fine mechanical keyboardwhich is why we`re bringing you our impressions on video. Have a look."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Sentey Crimson Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Tue, May 20 2014 | 3:05P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us as we get up close and personal with our first Sentey keyboard: the Crimson Pro mechanical gaming keyboard. Read on for Chad`s full thoughts."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

News: Surface Pro 3 looks to replace tablets laptops with one device
     Tue, May 20 2014 | 12:12P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft has just spilled the beans on its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and the details are really quite interesting. The company has taken a fresh approach to the Surface Pro this time around, with a stated goal of removing the conflict between the tablet and laptop form factors. More info and details here:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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