Category: Hardware

July 6, 2020 Off

Daily Deals: Catch The 4th of July Sales Before They're Gone

By tracy

Welcome to the 5th of July! That’s only one day after the 4th, which means deals are still happening! Best Buy, GameStop and other retailers all have big discounts on their products. GameStop in particular has a great Buy 5 Get 3 Free on all PreOwned Xbox and Playstation games.

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July 5, 2020 Off

Borderlands 3: Bounty of Blood DLC Review

By tracy

After the last few good-but-not-great expansions for Borderlands 3, it brings me great joy to tell you that Bounty of Blood is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, my favorite Borderlands 3 DLC so far. In fact, I’d go so far as to say this might be my favorite Borderlands-anything since Borderlands 2 way back in 2012. A novel approach to storytelling, likable characters, an interesting new world to explore, and of course gobs and gobs of great loot all come together to cross the border into greatness.

The name led me to believe this was going to be some sort of satirical take on Red Dead Redemption 2, but its awkward title and its western themes are about the only dots you could connect between the two. Instead, this DLC takes place on the planet Gehenna, a blend of the American Wild West and feudal Japan. The unusual “East meets West” setting leans much more heavily on Western side for its tropes, but the Japanese-inspired architecture integrates incredibly well and makes Bounty of Blood the best looking Borderlands 3 expansion to date.

It’s kind of funny to think Borderlands, a game whose origins drew inspiration from the fusion of

July 3, 2020 Off

Hunting Simulator 2 Review – IGN

By tracy

It seems like a lifetime ago now, but there was a time when I woke up before dawn, geared up in blaze-orange attire, and took to the woods of Maine in pursuit of the elusive whitetail deer. I was a freshman in high school and desperately wanted to fit in at our new school where hunting, not “playing Nintendo,” was the preferred hobby of my peers. It turns out I much preferred staying indoors and playing video games to standing outside in the frigid Maine autumn while nothing happened for hours at a time. Thankfully, Hunting Simulator 2 combines a hobby I didn’t enjoy too much as a teen with one I still love to this day.

While I don’t go hunting anymore, almost everyone I know is obsessed with it (I still live in Maine), and I have been known to stalk whitetail with a camera rather than a loaded rifle. Hunting Simulator 2 scratches the primordial hunter-itch I didn’t know I still had, while allowing me to stalk prey from the comfort of my home office. Plus there are zero bloodstains to contend with, which is another bonus. As a simulation, it does a great job, and as

July 2, 2020 Off

Deals: 42% Off PS Plus 1 Year Membership, Cyberpunk Gaming Chair

By tracy

For those of you who are excited about Cyberpunk 2077 (which is currently 17% off on Amazon), there’s an awesome Cyberpunk themed SecretLab Titan gaming chair that just came back in stock. The PlayStation Plus 1-year membership just went down in price (using our own coupon code), and Best Buy is offering a gargantuan 12TB external drive for under $200. Check them all out here.

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July 1, 2020 Off

Trackmania Review – IGN

By tracy

Some games not only stand the test of time, they actively defy it. That’s undoubtedly the case for Trackmania’s over-the-top time trials and deep track editor – a simple but addictive combination that’s earned the series a dedicated community for nearly two decades. The latest entry, a remake of 2006’s TrackMania Nations simply called Trackmania, feels like a return to form in many ways. But an off-putting subscription system and poor tools to actually teach you its intricacies make it a bittersweet reunion.

While there’s plenty of racing in Trackmania, the main event has always been variations on time trials. Whether you’re playing alone or against others online, you’re always really competing against your own skills. This can make a lot of Trackmania’s modes feel repetitive, whether its Time Attack, the team multiplayer of Chase or the traditional circuit-based Lap. But that drive to master a track is more than enough reason to keep coming back.

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Unfortunately, Trackmania has never explained itself particularly well, and 2020’s rendition is no different. An all too brief tutorial covers the basics, but you’re on your own when it comes to learning the mechanical subtlety behind getting truly fast times