This is it, this is the time I beat this level! That’s what I told myself. I had failed several times, leaped in fear several times, and drawn myself a map marking all the key things to gather and avoid. Things are finally going well and I’m on my way to finish the level. I make a dash through an area I thought I marked safe, and suddenly a zombie leaps forward, killing me, and making me flail my body more violently than the last time.
I know I’ve said something akin to this before, both in reviews and our myriad Darkstation podcasts, but I’m a fan of big robots. Part of that love goes back to my first PC, and my brother coming home with Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries. A game within the incredibly detailed BattleTech universe, Mercenaries put you in charge of a Mercenary band of Mechwarriors, controlling everything from the type of missions you would go on to financing your group.
What makes virtual reality such a compelling medium is its ability to put you in someone else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes. The beginning sequence in Crisis on the Planet of the Apes does a really good job of pulling the player out of their comfortable living room and into a nightmare world where they, cast as an ape that has gained intelligence, are viewed with intense hatred and disgust.
A couple of months back I had the opportunity to review the Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless Headset, which is easily one of the best gaming headsets on the market today. I simply adored it and recommend it to anyone looking for a wireless headset. Now, I’ve had the opportunity to check out the wired (and less expensive) Plantronics RIG 400LX Gaming Headset. Does it follow its bigger brother or is this a departure for Plantronics? Let’s discuss.
If there was ever a time to upgrade to a 4K monitor, it's now. Almost all new monitors introduced are now 4K and the prices have come down precipitously in the last handful of years. But unlike the television market, the monitor market has been slower to adopt High Dynamic Range (HDR), and so choosing a 4K monitor (with or without HDR) can be a tough proposition. Over the last several weeks I’ve been testing out the latest 4K HDR monitor from BenQ, the EL2870U 28”.
The Shuttle SZ270R9 is a top of the line gaming PC and it doesn't hold back giving you all of the optionality one would want for a long-term investment. This is a fully-featured Gaming PC and there's nothing about it that isn't impressive.
Remember five years ago when it seemed like everyone was trying to create the next World of Warcraft? The Blizzard MMO inspired so many different entries into the genre that its hard to remember them all. For many reasons those games haven’t stuck around and the genre itself has become rather stale. That’s why when I had the chance to check out the very early days of development on Atlant Games new project Reign of Guilds it peaked my interest.