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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...

Evolve Gameplay And Performance Review
     Wed, Mar 11 2015 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It was being hunted... The monster had been avoiding a team of four hunters ever since it saw them jump out of the spaceship. But by the time the hunters’ feet had touched the ground, the monster was already distancing itself, jumping over large boulders and running through trees in order to get away from the human threat. Along the way, it would slay any of the indigenous wildlife in its path, to devour, in order to evolve and become stronger...

Cougar 200K gaming keyboard review
     Tue, Mar 10 2015 | 12:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mechanical switches are not the only option available for the enthusiast user. Along with the traditional membrane keyboard that everyone graduates from at some point, there is the middle ground. The scissor key, (which is used in almost all laptops due to how low profile it can be), offers an improved experience over a membrane board by shortening the travel distance of the key with a scissor like design. This is what Cougar has opted for with its 200K keyboard. It is built with gamers in mind, but is it any good?

Homeworld Remastered Collection Benchmarked
     Fri, Mar 06 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following its original release in 1999 and a successful sequel in 2003, it's been too long since we've heard about the Homeworld series. Although fans haven't been lucky enough to receive a brand new game, they are now able to relive the magic at high resolutions with a full graphical makeover. The remastered versions have high-res textures and models, new visual effects, recreated cinematic scenes, and support for HD, Ultra HD and 4K resolutions.

NVIDIA Made To Game SHIELD Android TV Console Launch Event Coverage
     Thu, Mar 05 2015 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang just got done speaking at the Made To Game event tonight in San Francisco and he had some major announcements that will change gaming forever. It is clear that gaming has gone to the living room. The first big announcement tonight is the NVIDIA SHIELD set top gaming box that that is the world’s first Android TV console designed for use in the living room.

XTracPads Carbonic Ripper Ripper XXL Review
     Thu, Mar 05 2015 | 10:36A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
From a casual gamer perspective, I am sure someone who can game competitively will likely notice a greater improvement than I. Personally, I have had trouble with mouse pads that were too hard, not stiff, but solid cutouts of plastic (I don`t even know if they are made anymore really). I have also had issues with mouse pads that accumulate a bunch of gross after a bit of use. I can live with poor or cheap mouse pads, but now that I have had a taste of the other side I really don`t want to anymore. I would easily pay $22 at this point to use some of such high quality as the XTracGears. No, I would not likely purchase the monster RipperXXL (that is well outside of my needs), but I see no problem with the others. I do wish they had more interesting designs, but if wishes were fishes, my computer would continuously evolve into the highest end gaming machine available. There are no real downsides to getting an XTracGear gaming mouse pad and at least a couple upsides, so go get one."

Chillblast Fusion Barbarian Gaming PC Review
     Wed, Mar 04 2015 | 2:59P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Combining the market’s current bang-for-the-buck kings, Chillblast builds its Fusion Barbarian gaming system around the Devil’s Canyon Core i5 4690K processor and Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming GTX 970 graphics card. Backing up the powerful frame-rate generators are 16GB of DDR3 memory and a 120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. How does the Chillblast Fusion Barbarian gaming system perform outside of its specification sheet?

Mantle and DirectX 12 flaunts
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 2:04P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This is what Mantle and DirectX 12 flaunts: lots of draw calls for lots of objects on scene. It also allows reduced CPU usage as each thread is easier, and multiple cores can pitch in, all of which leads to less power consumption (especially useful for mobile apps that draw a lot of simple objects). Vulkan does all of this. Creating “Command Buffers” can be done on multiple threads while another thread assembles and manages a queue of commands to push to the GPU."

EVGA TORQ X5 Gaming Mouse Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Tue, Mar 03 2015 | 9:29A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA is a brand that we typically know for graphics card and motherboards, but they actually make quite a lot of other products. One of those products happen to be gaming mice. Today we will be looking at their TORQ X5 gaming mouse which features a 6400 DPI optical sensor, OMRON switches, 8 programmable buttons and an ambidextrous design. Will this be the perfect mouse to add to your gaming arsenal? Will this make EVGA a company we think about when it comes to gaming? Read on as we find out!"

Dying Light Review
     Sun, Mar 01 2015 | 9:29A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Should we try to save Harran or let the infestation go unabated? I have a hard time answering that, as my own feeling is to fail to recommend Dying Light. Please understand that failing to recommend a game does not mean it is bad. In this case I just do not feel it is that strong a title. The graphics are good, but not perfect, and the story is completely predictable and unoriginal. The gameplay is fun, but it is also fairly unremarkable. Combat works and works well, but there is nothing too special to it, and while free-running is a fun way to cross a city and avoid enemies, it has issues that do break that experience. Sometimes a game will have that one thing that makes it stand out from the rest, like a superb story, amazingly solid gameplay, or impressive graphics that make your eyes smile. More often it is a combination of story, gameplay, and graphics that makes a game stand out. In the case of Dying Light, none of these components stand out, at least for me, and so neither do their combination. That does not make the game bad, and indeed I believe it is a good game and I enjoyed playing. It just does not offer enough for me to recommend it."

GAMDIAS HADES (GMS7011) Laser Gaming Mouse Review
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 2:18P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we are going to take a look at the GAMDIAS HADES GMS7011 laser gaming mouse. For those who don't know their Greek mythology, Hades is the Greek god of the underworld and brother of Zeus.

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
     Thu, Feb 26 2015 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Should we go to Hell to rescue the Boss of the Saints, or leave the devil his due? I believe it is worth jumping in, but only if you are already a fan of the franchise. If you are (and I admit that I am) you will find a fun experience that still does a lot right, even if it is not doing as much as the other games. If you are not a Saints Row fan, then this may not be a game for you. You will be without context for a lot of what is going on and it really does feel like a standalone DLC. Considering it only costs as much as some season passes (which in some cases offer less content, time-wise) that is a fair description. The graphics are nothing new, the story is weak but entertaining, and the gameplay does what it does well, but does not necessarily have as much content as some would like. Overall, Gat Out of Hell offers a fun experience, but it just might not be for everyone.”

Func MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review
     Wed, Feb 25 2015 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“We’ve recently seen a few new products Func, a company that has been making a push further into the gaming peripheral market. The lastest is the MS-2 gaming mouse, with premium features but an affordable price tag. However, the MS-2 sits right in the midst of a highly competitive mouse market dominated by several very popular products, backed by industry stalwarts that have ruled the roost for quite some time. That may change, however, as the MS-2 looks to battle the competition with bold claims of better features and solid ergonomics. Can the Func MS-2 capture our attention and live up to expectations? Let’s find out.”

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