M.O.J.O. – a PS4/Xbox One alternative?

The gaming community knowns that the next two months will be dominated by plenty of “PS4 vs Xbox One” debates. But with the initial supply being limited to a select few who pre-ordered, why not look at some alternatives? Mad Catz is releasing its M.O.J.O. micro-console this holiday season, which we got a brief look at back in August. Now that we have some more info to share, it’s time to look at the console in more detail. Continue reading “M.O.J.O. – a PS4/Xbox One alternative?”

State of the systems

I’ll admit that I’m not part of the crowd that instantly buys a new videogame system when it comes out. So when the Playstation Vita was released in the USA and Europe last week, I didn’t rush out to go buy one. Instead, I used the release as a moment to gather my thoughts on all the current and upcoming gaming systems and figured I’d share those thoughts with you as well. Continue reading “State of the systems”

Sennheiser 3/3: PC 350, PC 360 and PC 333D Reviews

Having heard so much about the technology and about how gaming headsets affect a pro/competitive gamer’s performance, how could I resist the chance to try out some of these headphones myself? Below you will find mini-reviews for three very different headsets that should help out anyone considering taking the plunge. Continue reading “Sennheiser 3/3: PC 350, PC 360 and PC 333D Reviews”

Sennheiser 2/3: Player Interviews

After learning about gaming headsets, the technology behind them and their applications, I felt it was time to check in with some pro gamers to see how much of that technology actually resonates with them. To this end, I spoke with three members of Benelux based e-sports team LowLandLions, each specializing in a different game genre. They all tried out the various models and headset types described in our initial article, and took some time to give us a pro gamer’s perspective on things. Our gamers are Dennis Seesing (a seasoned Counter Strike player), Rob Janssens (who specializes in TrackMania) and Quake Live-player Jeffrey Debipersad. Continue reading “Sennheiser 2/3: Player Interviews”

Sennheiser 1/3: the auditory side of competitive gaming

Up until recently, I was part of that large group of people who thought “speakers are speakers” and “headphones are headphones”. I always made sure I bought a trusted brand, but felt safe enough that way and saw no need to explore the more expensive options out there. As far as my gaming experience went, I always leaned more towards spending my budget on a videocard with some extra oomph, or dedicated controller such as a gaming mouse. Continue reading “Sennheiser 1/3: the auditory side of competitive gaming”