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Batman: Arkham Origins Review
     Fri, Nov 22 2013 | 3:07P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The old adage applies here if it`s not broke, don`t fix it. I very much prefer this situation here with Origins than when Bioware and EA changed up the near-perfect formula of Dragon Age: Origins in the sequel. While Dragon Age 2 is not necessarily a bad game, the first game was clearly superior. With Batman: Arkham Origins, we have a case where I can honestly declare this the best Batman Arkham game yet. It has everything Arkham City had with consistently better boss battles and a story that arguably rivals Arkham Asylum. But if you weren`t hoping for more of the same, you may not see it that way. If you were hoping for the leap forward to be as grand as the one from Asylum to City, I don`t blame you for being disappointed, I simply hold a different opinion."

News: Adventures in left-handed mousing
     Fri, Nov 22 2013 | 10:58A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post, TR`s Geoff Gasior experiments with left-handed mousing in a bid to relieve RSI pain. Switching hands works, sort of, but dual wielding turns out to be a better approach."

Anker Astro2 9000mAh Portable USB External Battery Charger Review
     Thu, Nov 21 2013 | 4:50P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Anker has an interesting external battery charger in the Astro2 9000mAh. Read our review to find out why. Hint: shake shake!"

Microsoft Xbox One, The Full Review
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 3:18P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Xbox One is more than just a game console. We know that may be blatantly obvious to many of you, but we want to drive that point home from the get-go. The gaming, home entertainment, and mobile/computing industries are vastly different than they were when the previous-gen Xbox 360 launched in late 2005. Since then, there's been unprecedented intermingling, consolidation and integration across these markets and Microsoft took it all into consideration in the design of the Xbox One. Of course, the Xbox One plays games-really well, actually. With its updated hardware, more refined controllers, new Kinect sensor, and a wealth of developer support, the Xbox One is an excellent gaming platform. But Microsoft's incorporation of a hypervisor that allows the Xbox One to run the Xbox OS and Windows 8 kernel simultaneously opens up a world of additional possibilities. Couple the new hardware, innovative software implementation, and capabilities of the included Kinect sensor and you've got a device that's equally as adept at running a cutting edge game as it is playing back HD video, browsing the web, or video conferencing...

Windows with XBOX Controller
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 3:16P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Excerpt: The PS4 is supported by Windows, but the buttons can be reversed, and the axis gets messed up. Also, many game use XInput, while the PS4 controller uses DirectInput. This method allows you to use a PS4 controller in Windows, including games that normally only support the XBOX Controller

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Gaming Keyboard for PC Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Nov 20 2013 | 11:21A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gaming on a budget but still willing to purchase one well-built gaming keyboard from a respected manufacturer? Then the S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 may be for you since it retains some of the im"

Batman Arkham Origins (PC) Video Review with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 9:59A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kaeyi Dream reviews the third installment in the Batman Arkham franchise, with Arkham Origins in her latest video review."

News: Mantle to power 15 Frostbite games; DICE calls for multi-vendor suppor
     Tue, Nov 19 2013 | 4:14A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Johan Andersson, the man behind DICE`s Frostbite game engine, spoke today at the APU13 conference in San Jose. After getting into the nitty-gritty details of AMD`s Mantle API (more on that as soon as I wrap my head around it), Andersson shared an update about the upcoming Mantle version of Battlefield 4. He also brought up other Frostbite games that will support the API, and he shared his own wish list for Mantle`s future."

In Win GRone @ techPowerUp
     Mon, Nov 18 2013 | 10:58A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The In Win GRone is a menacing-looking chassis at a disarming price, filled to the rim with features. Available in two cool color choices, the stylish chassis leaves little to be desired."

GAMDIAS ZEUS GMS1100 Laser Gaming Mouse Review
     Mon, Nov 18 2013 | 9:31A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The relatively unknown gaming peripheral company GAMDIAS has set some lofty goals, planning on being a serious contender in the near future among the established companies out there. One of its initial entries into the marketplace, the GAMDIAS ZEUS GMS1100 E-Sport Edition Laser Gaming Mouse, has a unique look to it and has plenty of features. Benchmark Reviews recently had an opportunity to take a closer look at this new gaming mouse and, on paper, it looks like it is ready for prime time, but can it compete with gaming mice from the likes of Razer and Logitech?"

Battlefield 4 PlayStation 3 Review
     Fri, Nov 15 2013 | 9:31A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
er having experienced BF4 properly for some days now, Simon delivers his thoughts on DICE and EA`s epic new gaming title, Battlefield 4."

Project Build: Lunchbox v3 Part 2 @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Nov 14 2013 | 9:41A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In my first article about our project build Lunchbox 3, I covered everything that controls how fast the build is. Today I will be following up with all of the parts that support. That includes the power supply, case, and cooling components. These are all critical parts to your PC, but things like the CPU, motherboard, and video card generally get all of the attention. Today we will find out all about why space was such a concern when picking our previous components. Lets dig in and see the rest of what Lunchbox 3 will consist of."

Battlefield 4 (PC)
     Thu, Nov 14 2013 | 9:31A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Battlefield 4 arrived Technic3D. Battlefield 4 is the genre-defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory. Fueled by the next-generation power and fidelity of Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 provides a visceral, dramatic experience unlike any other. Only in Battlefield can you demolish the buildings shielding your enemy? See you this and more in the following Review from Technic3D."

Assassins Creed Revelations 2-Years Later Review
     Sun, Nov 10 2013 | 9:31A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Are the lessons from the Assassins of old worth learning, or are some things best left unrevealed? In my opinion, the former. Assassin`s Creed Revelations is a very well made game with many outstanding qualities, including a great story and solid gameplay. It definitely succeeds its predecessors in all of the important ways, making it an easy game to recommend to anyone interested in the franchise. Though it would be nice if the main campaign were longer. The only possible qualification I can think of is that so much of the story references the previous games that playing it without knowing what happened before could be confusing. At the same time though, it presents multiple story points that are important for understanding what is happening in the other games, before and after Revelations. Basically, if you want to experience the story of the Assassin`s Creed franchise, this is a must play."

Leap Motion Controller LM-010 Performance Review
     Sun, Nov 10 2013 | 9:29A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in May the announcement of the Leap Motion Controller had me with the first sentence on the home page: ?With a wave of a hand or lift of a finger, you?re about to use your computer in a whole new way.? However I had to wait until the product launch in July before Benchmark Reviews was able to obtain one for me to conduct a review. Of course, once the review item arrived it was out of the box and on my computer in no time at all. I was really keen to begin testing so that I could share my exploits in discovering how effective this ?amazing device? really is. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests and evaluates the Leap Motion Controller (model LM-010) for functionality and innovation."

Battlefield 4 Benchmarked: Graphics & CPU Performance
     Sun, Nov 10 2013 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With roots that stretch back more than a decade and enough fans to justify new content every year, Battlefield is among the handful of franchises that needs no introduction around here. Even if you hate EA's approach modern military madness, you can typically expect Battlefield's graphics to raise the bar.

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