Gaming monitor 101 – a guide

Over the years we’ve been covering a lot of gamer-specific hardware, ranging from headsets to exercise equipment. There is now a broad market for gamer-specific mice, keyboards and other equipment out there, and of course there have “always” been computer cases with designs that cater to gamers’ needs. We’ve recently seen quite a few “gaming monitors” hit the market, so we’re taking a look at what makes these screens different. Continue reading “Gaming monitor 101 – a guide”

Tritton Pro+ Headset review

While most ‘surround sound’ headsets opt for virtual surround using Dolby technology, Tritton prides itself on providing true surround sound using four separate drivers per earcup. Constantly raising the bar, their Pro+ tries to improve on the earlier AX Pro headset. Does it succeed? Continue reading “Tritton Pro+ Headset review”

Deadfall Adventures review (PC)

What do you get when you combine treasure hunting, pressure plate-triggered traps, mine cart chases, Nazi soldiers and a storyline that spans the globe? That’s right… Deadfall Adventures. An obvious homage to the Indiana Jones franchise, the new game by developer The Farm 51 effectively blends Indiana Jones with the Quatermain franchise. We previewed the game earlier and just wrapped up playing the full game. Continue reading “Deadfall Adventures review (PC)”

Space Rangers HD: A War Apart review (PC)

The space opera genre has been around since the days of the original Elite, and has always been familiar territory for games that effectively blends various types of gameplay together. Space Ranger HD: A War Apart doesn’t just confirm this image, it almost defines it. Continue reading “Space Rangers HD: A War Apart review (PC)”

Oculus Rift preview

3D gaming has come a long way in the past 30 years, developing from games such as Elite to what present day franchises like Battlefield and Crysis show us. The next leap in 3D gaming is upon us with the re-invention of 3D virtual reality helmets. The Oculus Rift, now enjoying the support from industry legend John Carmack, is arguably the most promising initiative in this field. We took a developer kit for a test flight recently and couldn’t help be impressed. Continue reading “Oculus Rift preview”