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Review: Alieware 15 R3 Gaming Laptop

Alienware has the reputation of making some of the sexiest looking gaming notebooks. Focusing on the high-end gaming market, Alienware products are known to be a little heavy, both in the tech and the physical aspects. The Alienware 15 R3, however, is a slim device that still offers beastly performance, if you have the money to pay. Tech Specs CPU Intel 6th-gen i7 6700HQ Processor Operating System Windows 10 RAM 16GB DDR4 Storage 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD Display 15.6″ 120Hz G-Sync Resolution 1920 x 1080 Full HD Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB Weight 3.5   The Alienware 15 R3 comes with an i7-6700HQ and a GTX 1070 that is sure to run every game buttery smooth at 60fps on 1080p.  It also has 16GB of 2400Mhz DDR4 RAM so you can have all your chrome tabs open while you play. To make th...

Review: MSI GP62 7RD Leopard Pro Gaming Laptop

MSI has been one of the first companies to offer NVIDIA’s 10-series Pascal GPUs in their gaming laptops. We have already seen the impressive Stealth Pro with GTX 1060 and the Dominator Pro with GTX 1070, and today we have with us the budget GP62 7RD that comes with the latest Intel i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake processor and the GTX1050 graphics card. Let’s dive in, shall we? Tech Specs CPU Intel 7th-gen i7 7700HQ Processor Operating System Windows 10 RAM 16GB Storage 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD Display Size 15.6″ Resolution 1920 x 1080 Full HD Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 1050 2GB Wifi 802.11ac Ports 1 x RJ45, HDMI, MiniDP, 3.5mm mic and headphone, SD Card Reader USB 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB Type-C Weight 2.4kg The MSI GP62 7RD Leopard Pro comes with the latest i7-7700 HQ Kaby Lake p...

Home Sweet Home – Gone Home Review (Spoiler Free)

For the longest time I can remember, writing a review for one of my favourite games – Gone Home has troubled me. It’s not because the review process is lengthy or tedious, it’s just that in this particular case, I can’t talk about it without giving away ‘Too Much’. I have come across numerous reviews across websites that have hacked the game to pieces laying bare the very nature of it without inviting players to delve into the experience themselves. Some spoiled it completely by describing the plot, some barely managed to describe the genre and some shamelessly ignored the entire plot point giving away the main storyline in the process. Although most of the scores praise the game highly (and rightly so) they failed to keep secrets to themselves and instead lay all the cards on the table. H...

Review: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU

AMD has been creating a real hype with its Ryzen range of processors, and with our review of the Ryzen 7 1800X we found out that it is indeed a boon for content creators who want to use their PCs for more than just gaming. For anyone who’s been living under a rock, here’s a small refresher: The Ryzen CPUs are based on the new AMD Zen architecture and the AM4 socket, the direct successor to AMD’s Piledriver based FX processors with the AM3 & AM3+ sockets released over five years ago. The Ryzen 7 is the high-end range of the Ryzen series with 8 cores and 16 threads, and the Ryzen 7 1700X is just next to the Ryzen 7 1800X. Like its more expensive counterpart, it does not come with a stock cooler, so you better be ready to buy one separately. Tech Specs CPU 1700X Cores 8 ...

Tekken It To The Next Level: Tekken 7 Review

Family fights, weird animal fighters, and various devils, Tekken has always been a bit over the top but awesome. It is a game with which I have a lot of fond memories. Starting from Tekken 3, I’ve played almost all the Tekken games barring Tag-Tournament and was very excited to hear that Tekken 7 was going to be released on PC but was sceptical about whether or not it would run well on the PC. After playing through everything the game had to offer, here’s what I thought about it. Starting with the Story Mode. The story was honestly quite good and revealed a lot about certain characters which gave them more depth and was good character development. At first, it seemed pretty bland but it picked up towards the end and felt somewhat satisfying. The story itself was quite short and...

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures – Impact Winter Review

In a race against time, how far are you willing to go in order to survive? This is the question that Impact Winter ask you time and time again, as the clock ticks and you’re forced to make difficult choices. Impact Winter is a survival game that leaves you scavenging for resources in a frozen wasteland, after the Earth is struck by an asteroid. You play as Jacob Solomon, leading a group of survivors, holed up in a church. A robot, Ako-light, detects a mysterious transmission that says a rescue operation will take place in 30 days. And that’s your mission – keep everyone alive for the next 30 days. In order to look for supplies, Jacob needs to leave the safety of the church and face the frigid winds. Now this wouldn’t seem much of a problem, but each member of the gr...

Quick Review: Antec GX1200 Mid-Tower Chassis

Choosing the right cabinet for your next PC build can be a daunting task, thanks to the sheer number of options available in the market. For those wanting the best option when it comes to value for money, Antec has come up with a great solution, with the GX1200 mid-tower cabinet. Features Dimensions 510 x 510 x 200mm Storage 2 x 3.5″ HDD 3 x 2.5″ SSD Cooling fans Front: 3 x 120mm Rear: 1 x 120mm Top: 2 x 120mm Removable Air Filters Water Cooling Front Radiator: 360 x 130 x 40mm Rear Radiator: 120 x 155 x 45mm Top Radiator: 240 x 120 x 30mm Supports upto 410mm GPU Antec Magic Box 6 x Fan Speed Controller 3 x LED Color Controller Installed fan 2 x 120mm LED Fans (7 color) PCI Expansion Slots 7 The Antec GX1200 cabinet is a mid-range chassis that supports up to ATX motherboards an...

Witness The Journey: RiME Review

After you wake up on the shores of a mysterious and desolate island, Rime’s inspirations become immediately obvious. Elements from Team Ico’s work and several nods to Journey become clear in the opening levels of the game. And while Rime does make some interesting design choices, specially in delivering its narrative and directing the player along a predesignated path, Rime’s powerful closing is what truly defines it, and leaves a lasting impression on the player. You play as a young child, seemingly stranded on a deserted island, with a tower in the distance. The tower appears to be the key to unlocking the mysteries of the island, and eventually leaving it behind. As you slowly start exploring, stunning vistas and gorgeous landscapes greet your eyes. The island, while d...

Turn The Pagie : Yooka-Laylee Review

Yooka-Laylee’s Kickstarter campaign was a rousing success. Surpassing its initial funding goal of £175,000 in a matter of mere 40 minutes, the game promised to bring the classic 3D platforming of the Nintendo 64 era back to life. Developer Playtonic has stood by their promises, with cute cartoon-ish visuals, quirky characters and a vibrant, colourful world. At its best, the game is a testament to the legacy of titles like Banjo Kazooie which I’m sure a lot of us still remember fondly. It’s fun and enthusiastic and constantly makes fun of itself in a charmingly silly way. You play as the heroic lizard, Yooka and her trusty but sarcastic bat partner Laylee. Yooka mostly does the physical work, like running and jumping and rolling, while Laylee helps in gliding and has a son...

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review

Remember when we were kids, we used to connect two cups with a string and talked over it? Well, that was an actual means of communication back in the day in the mid 1600s until 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone. An archaic device that did it’s job. Over the years, technology has evolved and now we have if not the best, one of the best smartphones of 2017, the Samsung Galaxy S8+. Boasting an “Infinity Screen” or an almost bezel-less phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ screams 2017, welcome to the future of Minority Report, hello Back to the Future. Back when I was younger, a dream of my friends and I, being science fiction fans, always wished we could watch TV on our phones, use the internet on our mobile phones and dare I say, maybe even play some games! Well fast for...

Gotta Shine A Little Brighter: Rise And Shine Review

Gorgeous artwork,  a wonderful score, and a brutal world, Rise and Shine promises so much more but ultimately falls short. Developed by Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team (That’s a mouthful) and published by Adult Swim, Rise and Shine was released in January 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game tells a tale of a video game world where characters know they are in a game and are controlled by a “guide”. The game follows the story of an eleven-year-old known as Rise who is chosen to be the carrier of the sacred talking gun known as Shine to save his planet Gamearth from the Space Grunts of the planet Nexgen. The art style and artwork of the game is absolutely gorgeous with beautiful backgrounds that feature cameos and references to many famous games of the pas...

Skull Candy Grind Wireless Headphones Review

The right headphones can be like soft fur on your ears, and Skull Candy Grind Wireless bluetooth headphones feel near perfect. Firstly, the headphones are really light, but feel very sturdy. They rest comfortably over the head, and on the ears without feeling too tight. The sturdiness comes due to a strong metal strip acting as the central frame for the headphones. The headband section of frame is then covered by a soft cushioned padding that snugly covers the top of the head. A more sturdy design also means that the headphones are not fold-able. I can imagine some audiophiles taking issue with this, specially when carrying the headphones in a bag, but I personally never found this to be an issue. Whenever I was out and about, I was wearing the headphones with a podcast running in the back...


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