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Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Review
     Tue, Jun 16 2015 | 9:00A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“With the launch of Nvidia’s newest generation of graphics cards, the Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming is the specific model we’re looking at today. It’s latest in the company’s popular model series, coming with an updated version of its namesake cooler. We’ve been impressed in the past with Windforce graphics cards, and we suspect this new one will be no different. It’s not an entirely fresh look, constructed in metal rather than plastic, but does come with an aggressive factory overclock and a few new surprises in store.”

AORUS Thunder K7 Keyboard Review
     Mon, Jun 15 2015 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“Today we’re looking at the AORUS Thunder K7 mechanical gaming keyboard, a fully backlit board that sports some solid styling and a unique design, looking to attract consumers who want something a bit different. The Thunder K7 is not your average mechanical board, as one of its most unique features is detachable and movable numpad, suitable for both lefties and righties. It’s also worth mentioning that AORUS is essentially a gaming-specific lineup from Gigabyte, so there’s an industry heavyweight backing this product. Let’s take a look.”

Roccat Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Sat, Jun 13 2015 | 4:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ryos MK Pro is a mechanical keyboard that features per-key LED lighting that can be customized as the user sees fit. The keyboard also features dual 32-bit ARM Cortex processors and sports 2MB of flash memory.

Gamdias Hermes Ultimate Keyboard Review
     Wed, Jun 10 2015 | 12:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gamdias is a company that is likely not well known by many computer enthusiasts, except for perhaps some of the diehards in the crowd. Today we’re looking at the flagship mechanical keyboard from Gamdias, the Hermes Ultimate. A fully backlit mechanical keyboard that caters to discerning consumers who want something unique, the Gamdias Hermes Ultimate offers some very innovative features and software, extensive macros, full N-Key rollover, backlit illumination, sound dampeners, and onboard memory. Let’s delve a bit deeper and see if the Gamdias Hermes Ultimate can stand out in a widening field of mechanical keyboards.”

c MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review @HiTech Legion
     Tue, Jun 09 2015 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Func MS-2 gaming mouse was definitely something that I was able to use for long periods of gaming. I did not have any issues with how it fit my hand and the shape of the palm section contoured nicely to my hand. Ideally, this would be used by someone who is a palm grip user as the buttons would not work well for fingertip grip and claw grip users."

Thrustmaster T500RS Review
     Mon, Jun 08 2015 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Driver's license from 16? That was yesterday. Today, with a computer and a PC steering wheel, everyone can breathe the air of the great road. Driving a 40 ton truck or the latest formula 1 racing car, the main thing is a high realism. Of course, you need not only a well programmed game and a powerful PC. Also the input hardware is very important. For the most realistic racing pleasure we present the Thrustmaster T500RS GT6 force feedback steering wheel set in our review today.

Sentey Lumenata Pro SP
     Sat, Jun 06 2015 | 4:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few months ago we took at look at Sentey’s Revolution Pro SP gaming mouse and were amazed with the value that that mouse provided us with. Well, we are back again with another gaming mouse from Sentey. This time around we will be taking a look at the Sentey Lumenata Pro SP and comparing it to the Revolution Pro SP. Both mice are part of Sentey’s Professional Gaming Series line of gaming mice, their high-end offerings, and feature multiple programmable profiles among other things. The Revolution Pro SP really impressed us. Does the Lumenata Pro SP live up to our expectations? Read on to find out!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
     Fri, Jun 05 2015 | 4:26P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It was a long time in the making, and had multiple delays, so is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as good as we all hoped? For me at least, yes, and it is also one of the easiest recommendations I can give. If you are looking for a fantastic, story-based RPG with a lot to offer, this is what you want. There are only two reasons I can think of for a gamer to not want this game: no machine powerful enough to play it on, and a fear of 100+ hours to play. If you have the power and do not mind playing the same game over the course of weeks or months, depending on how long a play session is for you, then get this!”

Thermaltake Poseidon Z Forged @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Jun 04 2015 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the more up and coming company’s in the gaming keyboard market for me has been Thermaltake. They have introduced a wide variety of keyboards over the past few years including their Poseidon line. We have seen well priced keyboards from the Poseidon lineup that have also included backlighting and a clean look. For a lot of gamers this is the only way to get that clean styling and backlighting without completely breaking the bank. Today I have the chance to take a look at their newest Poseidon keyboard, the Poseidon Z Forged. The Z is how TT distinguished their non-Cherry keyswitch models but now they only make the Z. The Forged in the name however is completely new, this is because this specific model has a metal plate across the top, giving the keyboard a more solid construction and adding to the styling. So let’s dig in and see what it’s all about!

Grand Theft Auto V Review
     Sun, May 31 2015 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The graphics are very good and what blemishes that do exist are easily forgiven. Performance could be better, but as I suspect that comes down to my specific hardware and how I go for highest playable settings, I would consider this a concern rather than an issue. The story is both fun to experience and very well done. I really would have expected weaknesses due to its complexity, but none existed that I noticed. Gameplay is strong and solid, and really the only weaknesses here are more to do with the Rockstar Editor feature. I did have fun playing GTA Online alone, so I am sure it can add a great deal to the experience when played with friends.”

What happens when you don't play by Valve's rules
     Sun, May 31 2015 | 9:01A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What exactly happens to teams and players that partake in activities like betting rings and match-fixing scandals? Valve isn't kind."

The Witcher 3: Performance Analysis
     Tue, May 26 2015 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article, we put the GTX Titan X, R9 295X2, GTX 980, R9 290X, GTX 970, R9 290, GTX 960 and R9 285 through the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. We do so at resolutions of 1600x900, 1920x1080, 2560x1440, and 4K to assess what hardware you need to play this recently released top-title.

Kingston HyperX FURY Pro Gaming
     Mon, May 25 2015 | 7:35P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Kingston has been building their HyperX gaming brand over the past couple of years and have really come out with some great gaming-focused products. Of course we know the HyperX line for great memory and SSDs, but they also have gaming headsets and mousepads. Today we will be taking a look at one of the their latest mousepads in the HyperX FURY Pro. This mousepad has a high-quality fabric pad that’s soft yet resistant and heat-treated for a controlled glide. Kingston actually offers this mousepad in four different sizes, they sent us the Large version (HX-MPFP-L) which has official dimensions of 420mm x 500mm. Let’s get to gaming and see how well we like this mousepad!"

Assassin's Creed Rogue: tested with 23 GPUs
     Mon, May 25 2015 | 6:28P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Only after cranking up the resolution to Ultra HD do we see substantial performance differences. Only the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X and the dual-GPU AMD Radeon R9 295X2 are capable of reaching the 60 fps cap when using the highest settings. When looking at the frame times, we see that Nvidia users need at least a GTX 780 or 970 to obtain a 99th percentile value of below 30 ms (and with it, a smooth gaming experience). AMD users need at least a Radeon R9 280X, although the 280 and 285 aren't too far above the threshold.

EVGA Torq X5 Optical gaming mouse
     Mon, May 25 2015 | 6:27P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we look at the new eVGA Torq X5 gaming mouse built around the high grade Pixart 3988 optical sensor. It has 8 programmable buttons built in and a max reporting rate of 1000hz. It is attractively designed in white, with an ambidextrous design and some tasteful lighting. Is it worth the £35 asking price?

SteelSeries Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse Review
     Sun, May 24 2015 | 1:33P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After waiting for quite a few years to play/enjoy the next chapters of two very special PC titles it was only natural that the moment The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (it's finally here) and Galactic Civilizations III made their debut we'd cut all ties with the outside world (well not exactly but you get the point) for at least a week (trust me when i say that even a week wasn't enough). So since it so happened that both titles got released during the past week once again we had very little choice other than to focus in wrapping up the reviews of some very interesting and unique gaming peripherals we've been using for quite a while now. Obviously as you can all imagine we chose to test the ones that would also offer us the best possible experience with the above titles and one of those was no other than the Sensei Wireless Gaming Mouse by our very good friends over at SteelSeries.

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