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NZXT DOKO PC Streaming Device Review
     Fri, Dec 04 2015 | 4:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DOKO is a new PC streaming device from NZXT which allows connecting peripherals remotely thanks to the USB Over IP technology and connects to our TV via HDMI (1080P@30Hz). For optimal experience, we are recommended to connect the DOKO directly to our router on a wired connection and the same thing must be said about the station we are streaming from; if the bandwidth is not sufficient because of an improper connection, we may experience desyncs, black screens or even artifacts.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Fallout: New Vegas 5-Years Later
     Fri, Dec 04 2015 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Is it worth visiting post-apocalyptic Vegas and the surrounding areas, or is it best left alone? In my opinion, it is a crap shoot. Seriously, I do not really have an opinion one way or the other here. New Vegas definitely has some flaws that are hard to ignore or forgive, but it also offers some fun and enjoyment that cannot be overlooked. I only feel comfortable failing to recommend it and letting you decide for yourself. The graphics are dated and there are a number of issues that really should have been fixed before release and patched away long before now. The story is large, but I found the direction lacking, making it too easy to miss parts of it. The gameplay has balance issues that so hurt the experience that I turned to god mode as a means to reliably progress. It is probably possible to survive without god mode (Editor's Note: It really isn't that hard of a game), but I have no interest in enduring the punishment that would involve for me. Other players may have a better time with it.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Fallout 3 7-Years Later
     Tue, Dec 01 2015 | 11:41A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Seven years after its release, is it worth returning to the Capital Wasteland? I am a little mixed on that. Fallout 3 is definitely a good game and worth playing if you have it and enjoy RPGs, but at this point in time, I am not as sure if it is worth seeking out. There are just so many other RPGs out there today that are at least as good that it is hard for me to recommend purchasing Fallout 3 today. I can definitely recommend playing the game, but am a bit more hesitant about recommending a purchase. The graphics are dated and while mods can help with that, you cannot fully escape it. The story and its method of being told are both pretty good, even if there are some quirks to it. The gameplay is solid, even with some bugs, and the unmarked quests thing will always bother me, but only you can decide if that will bother you, too. Fallout 3 is definitely a good game that has earned a good place in video game history, but you have to decide for yourself if you want to return to that time.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Zotac Steam Machine (and controller)
     Tue, Dec 01 2015 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we take a look at one of the first retail Steam Machines, featuring an i5 CPU and interesting “GTX 960” GPU."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

Sennheiser GAME ZERO Review
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 4:25P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GAME ZERO comes in as what looks like a refreshed version of the PC350 and features drivers that are expertly crafted by Sennheiser, a high quality noise reducing microphone that is mounted on a high quality, foldable frame. Made to be compatible with every current platform, be it Mac, Windows, Android, PS4 and Xbox ONE, Sennheiser have ensured cross compatibility.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

iBuyPower Paladin Z860 Custom Gaming PC Unboxing Video
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 1:44P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we have published a new unboxing video of the iBuyPower Paladin Z860 Gaming PC on OCinside.de in German with English subtitles. The full review of the iBuyPower Paladin Z860 Custom PC is coming soon as well.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

AK RACING Nitro Gaming Chair Review
     Mon, Nov 30 2015 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's somewhat strange when you think about it but although people spend all their hard earned money on the best hardware components and gaming peripherals they can afford not many realize that in order to use and enjoy all those things you need to be sited. Sure many look for a good desk chair which can provide them with adequate support and comfort but if i judge even by my standards (have purchased 5 desk chairs in the last 8 years) these chairs are pretty much always designed for office use and never really good enough for long periods of gaming. The problem up until this day however was that no manufactured focused on the needs gamers have and although i know people who have spent large amounts of money to get ergonomic desk chairs (200-400Eur range) the end result didn't change that much. The gaming industry however evolves all the time (now more than ever thanks to the increasing popularity of eSports) and so lately we've seen quite a few manufacturers release gaming chairs based on sports car seats very similar to those bucket seats used in racing cars. AK Racing is perhaps the most popular such manufacturer in the market today and today we're going to find out why since under our scope we have their Nitro Gaming Chair.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

 
Star Wars Battlefront: Graphics & CPU Benchmarks
     Fri, Nov 27 2015 | 4:09P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Star Wars Battlefront is a truly gorgeous video game and arguably the best we've seen this year. Considering how exceptional the visuals are, the game's GPU demands aren't that exceptional. For example, at 1080p you can enjoy the game in all of its glory with nothing more than a $200 graphics card, the Radeon R9 380 or GeForce GTX 960.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Primal Carnage: Extinction Game Review
     Fri, Nov 27 2015 | 3:48P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The game needs to be checked out by people which are already bored of zombie games and really want to try something different. The graphics feel a bit dated, but if you like this type of game which is quite fast-paced, it won’t really matter this much; also, by using the older DirectX9 platform, even people with slower systems would be able to enjoy the game at maximum settings, without the need to upgrade. Happy Dino Hunting!
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Tesoro Excalibur Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Fri, Nov 27 2015 | 3:47P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Although pretty much everything in the PC industry changes rapidly thanks to advancements in technology the keyboard and mouse combo are the only two things that have remained pretty much the same since the beginning. Sure we've witnessed the introduction of new and improved membrane and mechanical switches, extra features like macro keys and backlit illumination and different tracking technologies such as optical, laser and LED but in the end the shape and basic functionality of both remains the same. That being said mechanical gaming keyboards have become very popular especially amongst serious gamers, enthusiasts and professionals not only because of the increased durability (up to 60 million keystrokes) and feedback (both audible and tactile) offered by mechanical switches (always compared to regular membrane models) but also because of their features including the newly introduced RGB key illumination. Not long ago Tesoro introduced the Excalibur RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and since it got a really warm welcome by gamers all over the world it didn't take long for them to update it by launching the Excalibur Spectrum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard model which we'll be looking at today.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

FreshTech Solutions Stealth Gaming PC Review
     Sat, Nov 21 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
FreshTech Solutions has a fantastic repertoire of custom PC builds to suit various budgets and specific requirements. In addition to pre-configured machines, the company’s flexible service allows you to customize a gaming PC from scratch and select from a huge array of industry-leading components. Each integral feature from storage to water cooling functionality is divided into easily manageable categories. However, today we are looking at a pre-configured model entitled, Stealth, which utilizes Intel’s latest mainstream architecture and a host of other top-tier hardware.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Razer Mamba Chroma Gaming Mouse
     Thu, Nov 19 2015 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the latest edition of its wireless gaming mouse, the Mamba Chroma, Razer aims to leave the previous generation behind by bringing together wireless convenience and wired response times.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

Batman: Arkham Knight October Re-Release Performance Update
     Wed, Nov 18 2015 | 4:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yawn! Seriously, the third time we’ve returned to a game. Maybe it was my fault being a bit hasty on the last large update, but that update was the serious graphical update that everyone on the PC was waiting for and it seemed to have worked for a large proportion of gamers. Some still found issues with this update, but because it wasn’t a re-release, it sort of got swept under the carpet.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Arozzi Torretta Review
     Wed, Nov 18 2015 | 11:52A | 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 bit cheaper than the first one, but it should still offer decent quality and good comfort.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Vertagear SL4000 Gaming Chair Review
     Tue, Nov 17 2015 | 4:06P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have been asked for our opinions on gaming/racing chairs plenty of times throughout the year, though we had yet to review one. Today, that changes as we are taking a look at the SL4000 Racing Chair from Vertagear – a newcomer to the market. Is the chair worth its £215 asking price?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 7 Review
     Tue, Nov 17 2015 | 4:06P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our hands today is GIGABYTE’s Z170X-Gaming 7; an Intel Z170 motherboard from the G1 Gaming lineup which seeks to provide gamers and enthusiasts with a whole host of cutting-edge features such as Thunderbolt 3, dual-M.2 slots, Creative Sound Core3D and much more. Join us as we explore this new offering and see how it matches up to the rest of the competition.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

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