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Far Cry 3 @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Jan 31 2013 | 3:28P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Wes first asked if there were any games that I had in mind to review, I immediately thought about Far Cry 3. It’s a game that looks like a blast, but not one that I would be likely to purchase. This is due to problems I had with the second Far Cry, which were mostly PC related issues. However it is with an open mind and heart that I take a look at Far Cry 3, but with shooters being a dime a dozen, and open world games starting to run their course, let us hope that Far Cry 3 has that something special, that little extra “uhmph” to make it something that I will have enjoyed reviewing rather than regret.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard @ Rbmods
     Wed, Jan 30 2013 | 1:17A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mechanical keyboards are high demand these days as more and more people have realized how nice they are to game on with their quick response time and keys. Today we are going to review the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard, it will be tested in various situations and also see if it is better than the competition that we have tested in the past."
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

Steelseries World of Warcraft Wireless Gaming mouse @ Rbmods
     Sat, Jan 26 2013 | 3:31P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
World of Warcraft needs no further introduction, the biggest MMO ever has opened the manufacturers eyes years ago when they started creating products for this game. Steelseries recently released their latest WoW mouse that is a wireless edition with long battery time and is supposed to provide a comfortable gaming experience. Lets find out how well the Steelseries World of Warcraft Wireless gaming mouse performs. Pic: http://rbmods.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Img_1052-223x167.jpg"
  FULL STORY @ RBMODS.COM

SteelSeries Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls and StarCraft II QcK Surface Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, Jan 26 2013 | 5:12A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SteelSeries Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls and StarCraft II QcK Surface Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com A quick look at the Touch Screen Controls from the SteelSeries Free range as well as a glance at the new StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm mouse pad."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

CM Storm Trigger (Cherry MX Green) Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 12:24P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`re sure you all know about the CM Storm Trigger by now, but this one comes with Cherry MX green switches. Let`s see what changes."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Assassins Creed 3 Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 12:11A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Assassin`s Creed 3 is the latest installment in the popular Ubisoft franchise. Despite being called Assassin`s Creed 3, there were in fact several other titles in between but are not completely necessary in fully understanding the narrative as the game begins with exposition to catch players up with the plot from previous titles. On the PC, Assassin`s Creed 3 has been optimized for DirectX 11 hardware, boasting higher resolution textures compared to current consoles and adds tessellation in the snow levels. Ubisoft`s new AnvilNext engine is now also able to support weather cycling and render massive crows of up to 2000 units. Users using NVIDIA 600 series cards can take advantage of Temporal Anti-Aliasing Enhancements, which significantly improve scenes while eliminating edge and texture flickering while in motion."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

News: Oculus Rift is freaking amazing
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 3:31P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We got to try an Oculus Rift VR headset at CES, and we were blown away by it:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

 
FPS Gaming Mouse Roundup 2013
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this group test I will focus on a specific feature and gaming goal to reduce the variables as we go on a quest to find some of the best First-Person-Shooter wired mouse out there. To properly gauge the performance of my new gaming rodents I spend several weeks with each to get to know the ins and outs, their features and deliver a good dose of my personal opinions on these mice.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Xi3 Making Valve’s Fabled Steam Box?
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier, we came across a hot item about Valve and their rumored Steam Box gaming console. Word came out that modular PC maker Xi3 was Valve’s hardware partner on the project and was showing off the result, a beautifully designed computer called the Piston. However, when we eagerly scooted over to Valve’s booth here at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, they told us that the story simply was not true.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Borderlands 2 Review
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 7:54P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Borderlands 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the sleeper hit of 2009, Borderlands, developed by GearBox Software. The original Borderlands initially flew under many people’s radar as 2009 was a year that saw the pending release of heavy hitters such as Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Left 4 Dead 2, Assassins Creed 2 and, Call of Duty 2 (A-lot of “twos” that year). There was also a game that was similar in setting, and to some degree game play, that many wanted to get their hands on announced a year prior. That game was called Rage. It didn’t help GearBox Software’s cause that the developer of Rage was the same developer many accredit for the birth of the modern first person shooter genre, ID Software headed by John Carmack. The fact that Rage showcased stunning visuals, and AI that was intelligent enough not to just stand around, and just be bullet sponges was enough to make many want the game in their hands as soon as possible. But to be honest we at TechReaction.net, even though joining the Rage bandwagon, did keep our eyes out for Borderlands as the earlier trailers for Borderlands, and game demos caught our attention. Take a look below to see why.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION

News: Improving the PC as a gaming platform: the hardware
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 1:34P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his new blog post, TR`s resident coder Bruno Ferreira shares some of his ideas for how to improve the PC as a gaming platform, starting with the hardware."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Frame Rating Part 2: Finding and Defining Stutter
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 9:21P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our previous article and video, I introduced you to our upcoming testing methodology for evaluating graphics cards based not only frame rates but on frame smoothness and the efficiency of those frame rates. I showed off some of the new hardware we are using for this process and detailed how direct capture of graphics card output allows us to find interesting frame and animation anomalies using some Photoshop still frames. Today we are taking that a step further and looking at a couple of captured videos that demonstrate a stutter and walking you through, frame by frame, how we can detect, visualize and even start to measure them."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Enermax Fulmo GT review - HTPX chassis
     Wed, Jan 16 2013 | 11:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,We review and test the Fulmo GT. Enermax has been going very strong with their power supply and fans. For a while now they also offer PC cases, and more recently they released what seems to be the biggest chassis I`ve ever laid my hands on. This chassis series has HPTX support for the bigger than biggest motherboards and some pretty cool features as well."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

HAWKEN Mech Combat FPS Video Game Preview @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Jan 15 2013 | 11:24A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From the moment you hit the launch button to when you expire in a burning and crumpled mess, the impact of the Hawken Mech Combat FSP video game is almost mesmerizing. Meteor Entertainment and Adhesive Games have produced a gripping and fast paced game that is challenging, and very engaging. Benchmark Reviews has had the opportunity to preview the game during the Open-Beta events 1 and 2."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

DMC: Devil May Cry (XBOX 360) Video Review with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Jan 15 2013 | 11:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DMC: Devil May Cry (XBOX 360) Video Review with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.com Kaeyi Dream takes us through the brand new reboot of the Devil May Cry franchise from Capcom..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

News: As the second turns: the web digests our game testing methods
     Sat, Jan 12 2013 | 11:46A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A funny thing happened over the holidays. As we were busy engaging in the holiday rituals of overeating and profound regret, a number of folks across the web were spending their spare time thinking about latency-focused game testing, believe it or not. We`re happy to see folks seriously considering this issue, and as you might expect, we`re learning from their contributions."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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