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Warhammer 40,000
     Wed, Sep 30 2015 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide combines characters and gameplay elements from the bleak, bloody Warhammer universe with the rules of a decidedly more strait-laced game: chess. We spent some quality time with this game to see how much fun can be had in Hammerfall Publishing's mash-up.

NZXT Doko Review
     Mon, Sep 28 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NZXT Doko is a gaming device that extends the range of your gaming PC so you can sit back in comfort and play games on your TV. The idea is that your gaming PC is over there, probably near your router, while your TV is some distance away, probably in a different room. You need to connect Doko to your router using Ethernet with the HDMI output used to connect to your TV. Then, when you run a utility called Sender on your PC, Doko is able to mirror your PC display on your TV.

Killing Floor 2 - NVIDIA FleX Technology
     Sat, Sep 26 2015 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"If you every played the original Killing Floor you know that it was one game that would be considered an incredible gore fest. Killing Floor 2 brings that back with an even more intensity. Killing Floor 2 starts shortly after the end of the original and is set in Europe where the failed experiments of the Horzine biotech company have taken hold."

Corsair Strafe Gaming Keyboard
     Fri, Sep 25 2015 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair's newest mechanical keyboard is dubbed the Strafe and features per-key back lighting, among other tricks. It is equipped with Cherry MX-switches and is supported by the Corsair CUE driver suite. At US$109, this is one feature-packed keyboard for the price.

the Xbox One and for Windows 10 PCs
     Fri, Sep 25 2015 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: "Do the results in today's test change any opinions I have on graphics card selections for buyers looking to make changes in the near term? Not to any great degree, but I will say the Radeon R9 390X continues to look better and better (especially with the price advantage) when compared to the GeForce GTX 980. Unfortunately for AMD though, the Fury X is still slower than the GeForce GTX 980 Ti keeping the flagship performance title with NVIDIA."

how Legends performs on the latest graphics cards.
     Fri, Sep 25 2015 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fable Legends is one of the first games to make use of DirectX 12, and it produces some truly sumptuous visuals. Here's a look at how Legends performs on the latest graphics cards.

Thrustmaster TX F458 Italia Edition
     Thu, Sep 24 2015 | 4:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Thrustmaster TX F458 Italia Edition is overall an outstanding wheel that takes the racing experience up a couple of notches from my previous wheel, not to mention a totally different experience from a keyboard, joystick, or a non-FFB wheel. Some of the fit and finish could be improved, but I can understand the choices that were made to achieve the price point that Thrustmaster was aiming for."

Razer Mamba Chroma Tournament Edition Review
     Sun, Sep 20 2015 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Razer has gone whole hog on the Chroma gaming devices and this month they sent us a Razer Mamba Chroma Tournament edition with a 5G 16000DPI Laser Sensor. Capable of moving an amazing 210 inches per second at 50G with up to 1000MHz ultra polling and on the fly sensitivity (DPI) adjustments on the mouse itself. Just last month we shot a feedback letter to Razer on DPI on the fly and how impotent it is to a true competition quality mouse and lo and behold they had one on the drawing board already. This is another righty mouse so you left-handed people are going to miss out on a killer offering from Razer. The Razer Mamba Chroma Tournament edition has a 4 way scroll wheel for up down left and right scrolling and it’s programmable so you get the equivalent of 4 more programmable keys.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
     Sat, Sep 19 2015 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Almost a year after Ground Zeroes we have a new Metal Gear Solid V title and this time around it shipped simultaneously for PC and console players on September 1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was built using the same Fox Engine so you can expect to see subsurface scattering, physically-based rendering and other impressive technologies. Using the latest AMD and Nvidia drivers, we tested 26 DirectX 11 graphics cards covering most price ranges.

Corsair VOID Wireless Gaming Headset Review
     Sat, Sep 19 2015 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the world of computer peripherals and hardware, most of us are well aware of Corsair’s existence. This is an organization that has well-earned reputation for producing quality components; components that are going to be high-performing, intelligently designed, and very likely to provide its owners with years of service. Therefore, it is no surprise that when Corsair develops a new product, such as the Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset, it doesn’t take long before it is in high demand.

Scuf Gaming 4PS Professional PlayStation 4 Controller Review
     Fri, Sep 18 2015 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It has been a few years since we reviewed a product from Scuf. We last saw their Scuf Xbox 360 Controller, which was pretty amazing, but let’s be honest, it’s a little out of date now and with new-er consoles already on the market, we figured we’d take a look at something a little more modern. We have in the eTeknix office today, the Scuf Gaming 4PS, a heavily modded PlayStation 4 controller designed for the competitive gamer, be that a pro gaer, or someone who just likes to give their friends a good thrashing.

Isolation Benchmarked, Performance Review
     Thu, Sep 17 2015 | 4:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Classified as a survival horror/stealth game instead of an action shooter, Alien: Isolation differs from last year's Alien: Colonial Marines in that there is just one Alien who can't be killed, requiring you to employ stealth tactics. The game has plenty of pants-wetting moments and sounds like a blast if you're comfortable with soiling yourself, but we're more interested in Alien: Isolation's performance when running at max quality and varying resolutions.

Metal Gear Solid V
     Thu, Sep 17 2015 | 3:28P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The wait is over. The time is nigh for sci-fi super-spy gadgets, cigar-smoking, and rampant exclamation points. Oh yes, the one-eyed one has returned. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has landed on the PC and it’s a doozy. Utilizing the same Fox Engine for its visuals, this latest effort nicely follows-up last year’s Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes—the prequel which set the stage for this, the epic and more open-ended Phantom Pain. On the following pages, we'll give you our experience testing with and playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on a brand new test machine.

Vertagear SL2000 Gaming Chair Review
     Thu, Sep 17 2015 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Much like the beds we sleep in, it’s very important to select the right chair to sit in for a good portion of our lives. I owned a comfortable office chair that followed me around after college, and played several roles at the dining table on occasion. More recently, there was the expensive Embody chair review that stirred controversy. Now we’ve got gaming chairs, bringing style together with luxury. In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I report my test results with the Vertagear SL2000 S-Line Racing Series gaming chair.

Lenovo Erazer x510 Gaming PC Review
     Wed, Sep 16 2015 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not everyone can afford a Lamborghini of a PC gaming machine, and with that in mind, Lenovo has crafted a solution that offers a considerable amount of value and performance. Meet the Lenovo Erazer x510, a mainstream gaming rig with a slick black case and convenient OneKey overclocking, among a handful of other handy features. Priced at $1,349 (as configured), the Lenovo Erazer x510 isn't a budget build, but it's doesn't break the bank either...

Mionix Castor Optical Gaming Mouse Review
     Sat, Sep 12 2015 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mionix, the Swedish manufacturer of a range of gaming peripherals, has a new star in their lineup: the Castor Optical Gaming Mouse. Designed to retain the ergonomic grip of the Naos while still accommodating the three main grip styles (claw/palm/fingertip), the Castor is poised to be a comfortable option for a wide variety of users. Coated in their customary soft-touch rubber coating, the smooth curves and Aurora multi-color lighting identify this newest addition as a member of the Mionix family. Benchmark Reviews was given a chance to take a closer look at the Mionix Castor – will the tales of exquisite craftsmanship, 10,000 DPI optical sensors, zero acceleration and a grip that appeals to everyone… appeal to everyone?

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