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Division Zero X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical
     Wed, Jan 27 2016 | 12:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
TECHSPOT Division Zero X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard & M50 Pro Gaming Mouse Review Das Keyboard maker jumps into gaming peripherals http://www.techspot.com/review/1124-division-zero-x40-m50/ Metadot, maker of the well-known Das Keyboard today is launching Division Zero, a new brand and product line developed specifically for the pro gaming and eSports community. Its debut offerings include the X40 Pro Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and the M50 Pro Gaming Mouse, both of which we'll be looking at today.

EpicGear Cyclops-X Review
     Wed, Jan 27 2016 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Skall, Cooltek has yet another case in its portfolio. This midi tower is available for well below 100 Euro. Nevertheless it offers good build quality and there are many interesting features and even a lot of flexibility for custom watercooling.

Are You Ready for Virtual Reality Gaming?
     Tue, Jan 26 2016 | 12:23P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Its only the first month into the year of 2016, and Virtual Reality is already taking the technology sector by storm. Manufacturers from all backgrounds are working on their own versions of a head mounted display with motion tracking capabilities. Sony, Oculus, HTC/Valve, and Samsung are the major players that have been working on the technology behind such devices. 2016 serves as the first year in which each company takes Virtual Reality to new heights. Read on to see if you are ready!

Aftershokz Gamez @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Jan 26 2016 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While we focus a lot on PC and gaming products, I do try to keep an eye out on a variety of different technologies. One of those technologies that we have seen pop up from time to time but has never made it into gaming products is bone conductive audio. A lot of you might remember the jawbone as an example but I also remember a company that I saw at CES back in 2013 called Aftershokz and their headsets for joggers. Well during the holidays as usual as I’m getting spammed with CES emails an email from Aftershokz caught my eye because they introduced a new gaming focused model called the Aftershokz Gamez. While im not a fan of the use of Z’s in the brand and model name I did want to check it out and see what the tech and the product was all about. After spending time with them today I’m going to sit down and go over how they performed so check it out.

Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Silent @ LanOC Reviews
     Mon, Jan 25 2016 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
By now a lot of you have most likely picked up or at least tried a mechanical keyboard. After years of membrane keyboards being the norm, mechanical keyboards have burst back on to the scene over the last few years. This is great, but have you ever been in the same room or office as someone typing on a loud mech with blue or greens? I love them, but man it’s enough to drive you crazy. For me I’ve stuck with Cherry MX Browns or Clears on my personal keyboards whenever possible for my wife’s sanity. Even then people have tried O-Rings and other options to keep things toned down. Well Cherry recently introduced a new silent switch and for the first six months it is only available from Corsair. Lucky for us we got the new Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Silent in. Not only does that give us a chance to check out the new key switch, but it’s also our first look at the RGB cherry switches and the Strafe as well.

Synaptics IronVeil Fingerprint Security Technology And The Ttesports Black
     Wed, Jan 20 2016 | 1:45P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synaptics was been working on a comprehensive, yet simple to use, fingerprint authentication technology that the company hopes will make a big splash with gamers and corporate users alike. Although it’s had a couple of names over the last year or so, Synaptics’ upcoming IronVeil technology -- as it is now known -- is just about ready for prime time. We’ve had the chance to play with a pre-production Ttesports Black V2 mouse featuring IronVeil for a couple of weeks and definitely think the technology has merit, for a few reasons...

Ozone Strike Pro Review
     Wed, Jan 20 2016 | 12:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Strike Pro, Ozone offers a gaming keyboard with mechanical switches and standard layout. As with all other high-end gaming keyobards these days also this one features a backlight and there are different macro modes. Apart from that Ozone chose to use on this keyboard very solid plastic which adds a lot to stability and the overall feel.

G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Tue, Jan 19 2016 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The KM780 RGB keyboard can be easily paired with the MX780 gaming mouse thanks to the unified software which permits easy switching between the two for easy configuration. The new keyboard from G.SKILL employs one of the most recent switches from Cherry, the MX Brown RGB which permits a more uniform lighting across the keyboard thanks to the semi-transparent housing and we also get the quality and durability of the well-known brand. While other manufacturers have decided to include all extra functions along with the F-keys, G.SKILL saw fit to use separate buttons on top, for an easier access. As with other high-end keyboards, we do get a brushed aluminum top cover and as a novelty item the manufacturer has also used a steel bar around the chassis, which can be used for attaching the accessory box or for working with the cable router.

Vertagear S-Line SL4000 Review
     Mon, Jan 18 2016 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After our first review of a gaming chair was quite a success, we're going to have a close look at another model. This particular chair is a little more expensive than the last one we reviewed, and therefore it should offer great quality and good comfort.

Alienware 13 R2 Gaming Laptop And Graphics AMP Review
     Fri, Jan 15 2016 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
You could almost hear the collective groan from the enthusiast community when Dell announced it had purchased Alienware, in what now feels like 100 years ago. It has actually been just shy of a decade since Dell took ownership, and rather than let the Alienware brand wither into irrelevance like some other boutique vendors that were later absorbed by major OEMs (Voodoo who?), Dell's gaming gear division has continued to thrive and innovate with the help of the company's deeper resources. If we're being totally honest (as we always are), passionate consumers come out of the woodwork whenever the Alienware name is invoked. Some are rational and offer up observational criticism or praise, as well as personal anecdotes, though we've seen our share of both blind bashing and enthusiasm as well. We bring this up because the Alienware 13 R2 gaming laptop is yet another finely crafted and interesting product that shows why the boutique brand is in the right hands...

Mionix Castor Optical Gaming Mouse Review
     Thu, Jan 14 2016 | 4:08P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're a gamer who enjoys a simple mouse with easy day-to-day function, the Castor is perfect for you. Take a read to find out our thoughts on the Mionix Castor!

SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gamepad Controller Review
     Thu, Jan 07 2016 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Nimbus Wireless Gamepad Controller is a Mfi controller designed for iOS game play across all the Apple platforms but is especially suited for the latest Apple TV model. It features a 40+ hour rechargeable battery using a Lightning connection for charging. If you are acquainted with either of the PlayStation or Xbox controllers then the Nimbus should feel very familiar. "

Elgato Game Capture HD60 Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Jan 07 2016 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Recording and streaming your gameplay has never been more popular. Some people are making a full-time living off of gaming videos on YouTube and with streaming services like Twitch. While recording and broadcasting from a PC can be done without any extra hardware doing it on a console or say Steam Machine can be a little more difficult. Since video sharing became popular one of the most well known names in the game capture market has been Elgato and today we have one of their latest game capture devices, the Game Capture HD60. If you can guess by the name this device will allow your to capture your gameplay in HD resolution (1920 x 1080) and at 60 frames per second. This devices offers so much more too, so let’s jump right in and see what it’s all about!"

Just Cause 3
     Wed, Jan 06 2016 | 4:03P | Games | PermaLink
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”Does it fully live up to my expectations from Just Cause 2? Not quite and that is mainly for three reasons. The first is the quirk with the missiles needing to be spam-clicked. While I do not hold that quirk against the game on its own, it is enough of a wrinkle to miss the totality of my hope. The second is how some things are locked behind the mods, especially some of the tether enhancements. By the time I had unlocked the mods that gave additional tethers, and importantly stronger tethers, I had already found my groove and felt no desire to change it during fights. Of course now I can go back and replay select military bases and experiment as I wish, without hurting my progression, but having some of that sooner would have been nice. Finally, the planted explosives you have an unlimited supply of take long enough to place that I found their use to be limited, at least during open combat.”

Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Tue, Jan 05 2016 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
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We’re back again with our latest Logitech review, and following on from the stunning Logitech G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse, we now have the G910 Orion Spark, the big brother of the also recently reviewed Logitech Atlas Spectrum G410 TKL Keyboard. The G410 was certainly unique, offering a lot of cool features that put it on a lot of people’s wish list. The G910 keeps pretty much every feature we loved about the G410, but it’s bigger and better, with even more cool features and, of course, a full-size keyboard design with a number pad.

Vibox Defcon 3 Red Gaming PC Review
     Tue, Jan 05 2016 | 12:01P | Games | PermaLink
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Selecting any pre-configured PC can be a daunting experience especially if the end-user feels overwhelmed by the huge array of options. Thankfully, Vibox is one of the leading system builders in the industry and adopts a basic scoring system to help novices gauge the suitability of each configuration. More specifically, the company even outlines typical gaming performance and quantifies the difference between each specification in a transparent manner. This is an essential tool to put people at ease and ensure they purchase the right system for their personal requirements.

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