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Cougar 200M gaming mouse review
     Sun, Apr 12 2015 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the quest to develop a gaming mouse that is that much better than the last, peripheral makers the world over often add features that many would consider unnecessary. Sure, customisable lighting is nice and an advanced, gaming grade laser sensor with adjustable weights and palm rests are great, but what if you don’t want to pay for all that? What if all you want is a reasonably sensitive, durable gaming rodent to improve your laptop’s input? What if you want a gaming peripheral, without the gamer price tag? That is the sort of customer that Cougar is looking for with its 200M gaming mouse. It has an optical sensor, features high-end OMRON switches and a modest sensitivity of 2,000 DPI. Is it worth its equally humble price tag? Let us see if we can find out.

XMG A505 Gaming Laptop Review
     Sat, Apr 11 2015 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Recently XMG refreshed their midrange gaming laptop range with the introduction of the A505. Featuring an ultra fast SSD, i7 CPU and NVIDIAs latest GTX 960M, we test it in our XMG A505 Review."

Tesoro Excalibur RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Thu, Apr 09 2015 | 11:51A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just like everything else in the PC industry the technology behind gaming gear never sits still especially now with the increased number of eSports competitions. However although gaming mice and headsets have evolved quite a bit over the past decade the same didn't seem to apply for keyboards (not for consumer oriented models anyways) since it wasn't until just a few years back that we saw the introduction of models featuring Cherry MX mechanical switches. Now mechanical switches may not offer much more compared to regular membrane ones but they do offer many times higher life expectancy and if you happen to be a gamer and about to spend quite a bit on a new keyboard durability is indeed very important. Of course gaming peripheral manufacturers are well aware that durability alone is no longer sufficient in order to attract consumers so they've been adding more features like N-Key rollover, macro keys, on-board memory and of course LED illumination. The Excalibur RGB (G7NFL) is one of the latest Mechanical Gaming Keyboards by Tesoro and today we'll be taking a very thorough look at it.

AKRacing Rush Gaming Chair Review
     Thu, Apr 09 2015 | 11:49A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I have a long personal history with chairs, going all the way back to my early days as an infant sitting tall in a high-chair. I recall the steel folding chairs heated by the sun during my graduation commencement. There was even a memorable chair that followed me around after college, and played several roles at the dining table and behind the office desk. More recently, there was the expensive Embody Chair that stirred controversy. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I spend hours on my seat to test the new AKRacing Rush gaming chair.

Battlefield Hardline Performance Video Card Review
     Tue, Apr 07 2015 | 12:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Battlefield Hardline has been released finally. We gather twelve video card comparisons and find out what you need to enjoy this game in multiplayer and campaign modes. We will look at multi-GPU scaling, D3D vs. Mantle, and VRAM usage to find out where the best money is spent to enjoy this new game.

Crysis 2 4-Years Later
     Mon, Apr 06 2015 | 2:20P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Should we fight the Ceph and put the Nanosuit on once again? In general, I am going to say no, but on sale, I say 'why not.' I prefer not to bring price into reviews, but I think it helps qualify my recommendation for Crysis 2. It is a fun game that, as far as the gameplay is concerned, is just too short for my liking, and its very linear design does not help much. If you have it and want to play an enjoyable FPS, go ahead and get into the game, but if you are thinking about purchasing it, I recommend you watch for a sale. While the gameplay is fun, the story is not as solid as I would prefer, contains plot-holes, and definitely teases future games. On its own that is not bad, but generally I would like to see a sequel answer more questions than present more. The graphics do look good, but these are not the generation-defying looks you may expect given the title. It looks like a more modern game built for the previous generation of consoles, which just means it looks like so much more could have been done.”

Element Gaming Neon 300 Review
     Mon, Apr 06 2015 | 2:15P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The range of headsets from Element Gaming are named after Nobel gases and the first we take a look at the Neon 300. Being an entry level product, there is glossy plastic, in this case it is black complimented by a mid-blue colour, similar to the blue LED lighting seen on many keyboards. What the price level doesn't tell you is that the Neon 300 has 50mm drivers driven via USB as well as offering a colourful LED lighting effect. Though the actual products are made by a Chinese OEM that are used by various other brands, it would appear that this OEM are able to cater for third party specifications and design allowing for variation.

DXRacer Formula Gaming Chair Review
     Fri, Apr 03 2015 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We’d like to introduce to you the DXRacer Formula Gaming Chair. The DXRacer Formula Gaming Chair isn’t your typical leather or velour office chair. DXRacer specializes in PC gaming chairs that mimic a racing seat out of a car and puts it in front of your desk. So with this in mind, let’s dive in and take a look at what the DXRacer Formula Racing chair is all about.”

Crysis and Crysis Warhead 7+ Years Later
     Thu, Apr 02 2015 | 2:06P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Should we put the Nanosuits back on and uncover the alien threat again? If you are looking for a good and beautiful FPS, then I can definitely recommend these classics. Yes I do feel that Warhead is the better of the two, as far as gameplay is concerned, but I do not think it should be played without also playing the original Crysis. It provides context, and despite its faults, is still a good game. The graphics are still top-notch, the stories are good, and while the gameplay can have its issues, both games offer a pretty solid experience. Performance could be a problem for some, depending on their hardware. Even though my GTX 980 was only able to keep the games in the 30s, that does not mean lesser cards cannot do the same, even at max settings, as I am suspicious of the games' optimization. Besides, turning down the graphics is not a bad thing if it lets you get in the game.”

Battlefield Hardline VGA graphics performance review
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:26P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we benchmark Battlefield Hardline - over twenty graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frametimes, graphics memory and a thing or two more.

CM Storm Alcor Optical Gaming Mouse Review
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:25P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Alcor has proven to be a very popular mouse in recent months, when it launched alongside the Mizar we opted to put the Mizar to the test, so it only seemed right that we should follow-up with its brother, the Alcor, for our latest review. Both the mice are named after stars, hence the space-themed promotional video below; pretty cool. The Alcor offers all the usual features you would expect from a mid-budget gaming mouse. It’s got on the fly DPI adjustments, an ergonomic design for right-handed use, a 4000 DPI Avago 3090 optical sensor and customizable LED lighting; not bad for a mouse that only costs around £30 from most major retailers.

BioShock Infinite Is The Latest Game Showing
     Mon, Mar 23 2015 | 12:25P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This week's release of BioShock Infinite for Linux reinforces the common recommendation by Linux game developers that those seeking the best support and performance should use the proprietary NVIDIA graphics driver. Here's an initial look at the BioShock Infinite performance on Ubuntu between AMD and NVIDIA graphics."

FUNC MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review
     Tue, Mar 17 2015 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at the latest gaming mouse from FUNC, the MS-2. With a street price that’s expected to level out around £44, it is almost £15 cheaper than its big brother, the MS-3, which launched 18 months ago. This is a mid-sized gaming mouse and according to Func, has been designed to accommodate different grip styles with minimal stress & strain to your poor hand.

Sunless Sea
     Sat, Mar 14 2015 | 4:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of my favourite games of all time is FTL, Faster than Light. It’s a game where you take your spaceship through a bunch of sun systems to escape the Rebels. It’s fun and it has limitless replayability as you most certainly die or even when you finally win, you want to do it again since each play through is different. Sunless Sea is a game that reminds me a lot of FTL, although set in an alternate reality where in the 1800 London fell through a hole in the ground into the underground and you now sail around a sunless sea (the unterzee) with your ship. It’s a game that won’t satisfy those gamers who just want action but which offers a lot for the gamer who is after an exploration game.

Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Challenger Prime Gaming Keyboard
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 7:20P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Challenger Prime is a bit of everything, which is the main reason why it just doesn't do anything particularly well. I started off loving the keyboard for its lights and low price. Slowly over a few weeks, I grew to dislike the keyboard. Not because it was bad, but just because I saw what it could have been. It seems odd to give the keyboard thumbs up when I bash on it so hard, but you have to remember that this is a budget keyboard with budget features. It is unbeatable at this price, but the flimsy frame and non-existent tactile response, will leave you wondering if it was worth the asking price. Not everyone has a large amount of money to burn and this keyboard could be that answer for a casual gamer who really does not need a really fancy keyboard”

State Of Unreal Engine
     Thu, Mar 12 2015 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
During one of EPIC’s “State Of Unreal Engine” briefing session out at the Game Developer’s Conference, Tim Sweeny talked about the need for more powerful GPU technology to bring us closer to true photo-realistic rendering. At that point in his talk, Sweeny asked if there was anyone in the room that could answer that call, and NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang entered the room carrying a box, concealed within a large jacket...

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