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Breaking the Wire: KX Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Now Available

The mechanical keyboard has been making a strong comeback the last few years thanks to PC gamers, but wireless has still proven to be a very elusive mistress to conquer when it comes to the bewildering demands of those gamers. With many mechanical keyboards on the market and only one or two…..

Published on October 23, 2014

Back to the Future is Back in the Present: Hoverboards are Here!

The idea was simple: How to use magnetic fields to make levitation feasible. Today, Greg Henderson has not only developed a technological revolution, but he has done it in one of the most iconic ways imaginable, with a Hoverboard. The idea is currently being spearheaded on Kickstarter under the banner Hendo Hoverboards –…..

Published on October 21, 2014

Nanotube Revelation Improves Batteries to 10,000 Charges, 20 Year Lifespan

What is it that holds you back from going wireless? If you said it is the rechargeable battery’s inability to handle multiple charges and to charge quickly, then your revolution is just around the corner. Earlier this week, scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) developed a new way to use one of the…..

Published on October 16, 2014

Shadow of Mordor Keeps its Eye on the Prize by Paying for Positive YouTube Videos

What do you expect from a gaming review? Honesty? Objective opinion? Transparency? Something else? Whatever it is, I don’t think that list will likely include the writers lying about the game they’re reviewing, ultimately telling you that you should purchase it even if they don’t truly feel that way. If you’re someone who frequents YouTube…..

Published on October 9, 2014

New Steam Curator Rules: Participants Must Disclose If They Were Paid

All hail the PC Master Race! Our benevolent masters at Valve have, probably, had enough of #Gamergate and the lack of trust generated between the reader and reviewer. This point of contention puts Valve’s new Curator system into a sticky wicket when Valve isn’t the one making the recommendations. What is a…..

Published on October 3, 2014

Titan Falls: Blizzard Shuts Down Next-Gen MMO After 7 Years In Development

Blizzard has held the crown for the most successful MMO with World of Warcraft for what seems like forever now. Surprisingly, then, we’ve learned this week that the company has decided to cease production of its follow up next-gen MMO, codenamed Titan. Blizzards Co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime had this to say about the situation: “We…..

Published on September 25, 2014

Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate Review – Keepin’ It Cool

Thermaltake is taking us from Extreme to Ultimate with its new Water 3.0 closed-loop CPU water cooling solution. This brings us up to three 120mm fans, a doubling of the cooling surface, and a more powerful pump. This makes it the biggest and strongest Water offering yet. Will this effort bring prefab water cooling to new heights?

Published on September 16, 2014

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Review

The Assassin’s Creed series has been quite an active one up to this point, but IV: Black Flag takes us to the most exotic location to date: The high seas, during the golden age of piracy. With this major setting change, does Black Flag bring with it unexpected riches, or is this a treasure best left buried?

Published on December 9, 2013

Prepare the Cash Cannon: Steam’s Autumn Sale Begins

For PC gamers, November and December tend to be the most exciting months of the year. Not only is it when some great games get released, but Valve launches not one, but two mega sales. Today, the heroic developer kicks-off the first of these, simply called “Autumn Sale 2013“. This sale lasts…..

Published on November 27, 2013

Batman: Arkham Origins Review

Taking place five years before the events of Arkham Asylum, Origins brings us back to where it all began. We experience life as a young Batman, and meet the villains that call Gotham home. Is Origins of the same caliber we’ve come to expect from the series, or is this one bat that should have stayed in the belfry?

Published on November 1, 2013

ROCCAT Ryos Series Successfully Lands on Store Shelves

Those who followed our CES news posts back in January, will undoubtedly recall the announcement of ROCCAT’s first mechanical gaming keyboards, the Ryos line. Those who have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on one of these beauties are now in luck, ROCCAT has shipped the Ryos MK and the Ryos…..

Published on October 18, 2013

AMD Lets Loose a Couple of Radeon R9 290X Benchmark Results

There has been a lot of buzz around the new AMD line of video cards, we just released our reviews of the Radeon R9 280X and Radeon R9 270X, but the Radeon R9 290X has been an elusive beast. Today is a very different day, and AMD has sent us some of…..

Published on October 17, 2013

Logitech M560: Review Coming Soon to a Techgage near you!

Earlier this week, Logitech released details about it’s new mouse, the Wireless M560. While we eagerly await the arrival of the M560 to review for you, we thought it would be best to highlight this new mouse’s features to wet your appetite. This mouse is meant to be used on Windows 7…..

Published on October 17, 2013

Steam Machine Specs Have Arrived: This Ain’t No Ordinary ‘Console’

Valve’s TV-bound ‘Steam Machine’ might have just been announced one week ago, but it appears the company didn’t want to waste too much of our time waiting for specs. Over at the Steam Community today, Valve’s Greg Coomer gave us not only that information, but also goes on to talk about the…..

Published on October 4, 2013

Saints Row IV Review: You Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

In a market chock-full of serious games, a series like Saints Row is a refreshing one. It’s far from serious, poking and prodding you until you finally give up and start laughing, while taking in all of the eye-candy. When The Third came out, it appeased current fans and developed a lot of new ones; will IV accomplish the same?

Published on August 28, 2013

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Available Again for Purchase

A few months back, we reported that Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition’s continued support and Beamdog’s ambitions for releasing an update for its predecessor, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, was in serious jeopardy due to overwhelming “contractual issues”, and further purchases were not possible until they had been addressed. These issues have just recently…..

Published on August 16, 2013

Apple’s Developer Portal Confirmed to Have Been Breached

When is this going to end? Social media networks blew up late last week with reports of password reset emails being sent to members of Apple’s developer site, and yesterday, the company confirmed that a breach did in fact go down: Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our…..

Published on July 22, 2013

NVIDIA to Launch its SHIELD Gaming Portable on July 31

Getting impatient waiting on NVIDIA’s SHIELD to launch? Imagine how NVIDIA feels. Last month, the company announced that the gaming portable would launch the following week, and then out of nowhere, a discovered mechanical issue forced it to delay the launch. That part sucked, but at least we knew the device would…..

Published on July 22, 2013

Capcom Announces Ultra Street Fighter IV, Due in 2014

Over the weekend, the world’s best tournament fighting gamers went head-to-head in the Evo Championship Series, held at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas. Many upsets and surprises were seen, and for those who may have missed out on some of them (or all of them), I’d recommend heading on over to…..

Published on July 16, 2013

Metro: Last Light Review

Metro: Last Light is an interesting game. It’s not directly tied to the book series like the original was, it’s been delayed numerous times, and has even changed developer hands. Given all this, does Last Light’s emergence herald a new classic, or should it have stayed in the dark?

Published on June 7, 2013

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