WildStar: Beta Impressions (Finally!)

Hiya Players! So I’ve finally gotten to play a weekend of beta on WildStar, and I was absolutely not disappointed. Before I get into what I thought of it, let me first throw out some facts about it since it’s not very well-known. What is WildStar? WildStar is a new MMO coming out on June […]

Why Steam Family Sharing is Awesome

Hiya Players! In light of the last post being mostly negative, I wanted to talk about something awesome this time: Steam Family Sharing.   Steam Family Sharing is simple: Give authorization for somebody to play the games that you own when you’re not playing them. One might think “Yeah, So? I just let them log […]

Most Anticipated Upcoming Games of 2014

Hey Players! With 2013 long over, it’s time to look forward to what we have coming out in 2014. Truthfully, There isn’t that much that makes my heart skip a beat but some don’t look too bad either. In no particular order and with no exact release date (because god knows they keep changing them), […]

Saints Row IV Review: Late to the Game!

Hiya Players! After far too much waiting I finally went ahead and picked up Saints Row IV on a Steam sale and boy was I beating myself up for waiting so long. Coming into the franchise a little late (Playing Saints Row: The Third, then Saints Row 2) I had initially missed a lot of […]

Deponia Impressions

DeponiaHiya Players! This week I was fortunate enough to give some new and unplayed steam games much needed alone time. The game of choice that got most of that attention was none other than Deponia, which I picked up from the Indie Gala Magicka bundle not too long ago. After a few hours with this fantastic game, I’m almost ashamed to say it took me this long to try it out. Read more about Deponia Impressions

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

ChivalryLogoHiya Players! This year during Steam’s giant Winter Sale I was fortunate enough to get Chivalry: Medieval Warfare as an Xmas gift (Thanks Del!). Though not one of my better genres, I picked this game out because it just looked awesome. Truth be told, I’m horrible at First Person Shooters (FPS) or first person anything in general. In fact, anything fast-paced where I can’t get a good FoV I’m boned. But who can resist being able to chop off somebody’s head, arm and/or leg with a broadsword? I know this is why I got it. Hit the jump for my full view on this great game. Read more about Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Corsair Vengeance K90 Keyboard Review

Corsair Vengeance K90 BoxHiya Players! Today’s post is a review on my new Corsair Vengeance K90 Keyboard. At the time of writing this, I’ve had the keyboard for just over a week (with over 40 hours of gaming in Guild Wars 2), and can say I’m certainly satisfied with it thus far.

I picked this keyboard up after checking out some reviews, and it seemed to be the best option within my sub $130 price range. Add in the fact that it was $40 off thanks to a mail-in rebate, it was an easy choice.
 

Mechanical VS Membrane Keyboards

The Corsair Vengeance K90 Keyboard is my first mechanical keyboard; Thought I’d get that out first. Prior to now I’ve only used membrane keyboards because they were cheap and I didn’t know the difference. Even when I went out to get a ‘good gaming keyboard’ previously I came back with a Steelseries Merc Stealth which was still membrane but had the word ‘gaming’ in it. The biggest noticeable difference between the two is the sensitivity level and what is needed in order to actually hit the keys. With a membrane (standard) keyboard in order for a key to register it needs to ‘bottom out’; meaning that it needs to be pushed all the way down. With a mechanical keyboard there are different types of switches, which change when the key registers.

Corsair Vengeance K90 SteelseriesThe Vengeance K90 uses Cherry MX Red Switches which are designed with gaming in mind. On average this means I can push a key down only half way for it to register instead of needing to push it all the way down each time. This saves time and effort, in addition to lowering the strain on my hands after long gaming sessions. Transitioning from a membrane keyboard though after all these years has proven to be time consuming and frustrating at times, especially given how cold my hands get this time of the year, due to the new found sensitivity from the red switches. Touching keys even lightly often counts as a keystroke, resulting in quite a few typos of the course of a longer post or article typing session. After a week I’m noticeably getting better but this is something that you’ll need to account for when you get a new keyboard and red switches might not be ideal for everybody. In games this hasn’t become an issue.
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PVS SWTOR: Why I Want To Love SWTOR, But Just Can’t

Star Wars Broken Heart Let me preface this by saying I really wanted to love Star Wars: The Old Republic. Honestly, I gave up my consistent weekly raiding group on Warcraft in hopes I’d find my new place in a Galaxy Far Far Away. This was supposed to be my own personal ‘WoW Killer’. Unfortunately as entertaining it was for the first month, I wasn’t able to find that. There are amazing elements to SWTOR, but it’s not enough to keep its subscribers. I don’t think this is just me either, as they’re not keeping people with end-game exceptions according to most sources.
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Player VS Ranting: Problems with SWTOR UI

Why is it that game developers suck so much at making a quality user interface? I mean honestly, this should be a top priority when releasing a game. If the player can’t do anything with the game it doesn’t matter how many features there are, how great graphics may be or what level you can get to.

Today I’m going to rant on SWTOR, because given the large sum of cash that was put behind this game there is NO excuse for the UI being the pile of dog shit that it is at this time.
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