Category: Hardware

January 28, 2021 Off

Skul: The Hero Slayer Review

By tracy
This metaphor might be a little on the nose, but Skul: The Hero Slayer brings a fresh new face to the now overflowing rogue-lite genre by literally giving you lots of faces. Like the bizarre offspring of Dead Cells and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask that it is, this undead adventure combines fast-paced 2D platforming and combat with the ceaselessly amusing ability to swap your hero’s skull, and with it your playstyle, at will. And while it undoubtedly shares DNA with Dead Cells (so much so, in fact, that The Prisoner is actually a playable cameo character) Skul is by no means a copycat, rivaling its inspiration in the quality of its chaotic combat while standing out with plenty of interesting new ideas.As with all rogue-lite games, the key to getting better is in both learning the areas, enemy types, and bosses you might face in any given randomized run, as well as permanently upgrading your character’s base stats and gaining perks that make you a bit stronger with each attempt. But where Skul truly shines is in how its head-swapping manages to keep its grind sustainably fun even after dozens of hours of failure. The push of a
January 27, 2021 Off

Daily Deals: $299 i7 Intel Iris Plus Laptop, $79 Staples Emerge Vortex Gaming Chair

By tracy

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Dell XPS Intel Core i5-10400 GTX 1660 SUPER Gaming PC with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

This is a great price if you’re looking for a gaming PC on a budget. The GTX 1660 SUPER can handle most games at 1080p. If that is your monitor’s native resolution and you’re not gunning for 144Hz, there’s little reason to get anything more powerful.

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January 26, 2021 Off

Cyber Shadow Review – IGN

By tracy

Cyber Shadow sets out to answer a very simple question: what would an NES Ninja Gaiden game look and play like if it were made today? Admittedly, it’s a hypothetical that The Messenger sort of already answered back in 2018… but look, sometimes questions like these can have multiple good answers, and Cyber Shadow is no better proof of that.

This retro-styled action platformer developed by Mechanical Head Studios and published by Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Game is a truly great take on the 2D Ninja Gaiden formula – but more than that, it’s constantly evolving and brilliantly adds new gameplay and level design challenges with every new upgrade that it gives you. These upgrades continue to compound upon each other to the point that, by the time you reach the end of Cyber Shadow’s seven to eight-hour adventure, it’s morphed from a simple yet fun action platformer to an absolutely wild and occasionally brutally difficult one that surpasses its inspiration in every way.

Cyber Shadow Screenshots

Cyber Shadow puts you into the pixelated ninja boots of the titular (cyber) Shadow, who awakens from an incubation pod to find a destroyed city that’s been overrun by out-of-control machines. It’s

January 24, 2021 Off

Daily Deals: Great Savings on Dell, Alienware Laptops, Logitech Mice and More

By tracy

It’s that time of the week again, and this Saturday brings a healthy mix of deals across a variety of PC related items. Whether you want a powerful new gaming laptop from Dell, a shiny new mouse from Logitech or maybe a Smart Vacuum to clean while you game, we’ve got a little bit for everyone.

Staples Emerge Vortex Bonded Leather Gaming Chair for $99.99

Sure you could get a super nice Secretlab gaming chair (our favorite price-is-no-object chair of 2021), or you could save $300 and get this chair nice gaming chair from Staples instead. It has plenty of reviews (4.5 stars out of 4,700 votes) and it’s 50% off for a limited time. The Emerge Vortex features leather upholstery, lumbar and head support, flip-up adjustable arms, and a 7 year warranty. It also has plenty of different colors to choose from.

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January 23, 2021 Off

Nuts Review – IGN

By tracy
What are all of these squirrels up to? This is the question I asked myself for three hours straight as I played through Nuts, a peculiar puzzler adventure. It tells a tightly written tale that reaches a satisfying conclusion without ever taking too many risks on a storytelling or gameplay level. It’s short but sweet, and like its furry stars stashes its most fruitful moments away until the end, just before becoming tired.As a rookie rodent researcher at Viago University, you’ve been assigned the role of keeping an eye on the squirrel inhabitants of Melmoth Forest, an atmospheric setting that is tranquil to the point of being eerie. To begin with, you must find and follow a single squirrel to its stash of nuts. Sounds simple enough! The problem is that these critters only make their movements at night, so you’ll need the assistance of your surveillance equipment.You’ll position up to three cameras during the day so you can keep track of a squirrel and follow them through the trees. Then, once you’re happy with where your cameras are placed, you head back to your office/caravan to hit record on your VCR. Positioning these cameras is amixture of
January 22, 2021 Off

Asus ROG Delta S Review

By tracy
The Asus ROG Delta S has the full package. It creates a nuanced, clear sound. Its triangular, RGB-laden cans have a unique look that makes a strong impression. It’s light on your head, so it’s easy to wear. Asus’ new premium headset even has a few extras, like rendering support that allows you to get the most out of MQA specialty music files. Despite a few small kludgy details, the Delta S nails all the major aspects of the PC-forward gaming headset.

Asus ROG Delta S Review

Asus ROG Delta S – Design & Features

The Asus ROG Delta S features some strong technical upgrades, but the design of the headset is largely a carryover from the original ROG Delta headset, which launched in 2019. With vaguely triangular “D-shaped” earcups, lined with RGB light bars and logos, its flashy, eye-grabbing look comes on very strong. Even with the lighting off, the Delta S design feels like a statement piece that’s meant to stand out.

The Delta S is primarily furnished in black plastic hardware, with a plastic and steel frame. The top band is coated in black leatherette stamped with the full “Republic of Gamers” name on top, and