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No Man’s Sky: An Excercise In Boredom | Post Mortem Review

This was supposed to be a review. Now it’s more of a post mortem. Not much left to do but cut open the torso, measure up the viscera and record the lacerations inflicted along with cause of death. Oh and before we begin, this “review” shall be spoiler heavy. So in case you are thinking of giving this game a buy, don’t. That is, don’t buy the game you fool. BACKGROUND As a person who takes gaming seriously (yes, I know how déclassé that sounds), yours’ truly tends to keep an ear to the ground to sniff out promising indie IPs. No Man’s Sky was one of these IPs, especially before Sony picked it up. Hello Games was a three-man team and the first trailer dropped when the Star Citizen and Elite Dangerous hype was in full steam. Meaning before X: Rebirth hit the shelves and damped down the space-...

Review: XFX RX 470 4GB Graphics Card

Now that AMD has made its mark with the RX 480, people have their eyes on the RX 470 and want to see how the card performs. So here’s our review of the XFX RX 470 4GB Graphics Card. Based on the same Polaris 10 architecture, the Rx 470 is a slightly nerfed version of the RX 480, and while the RX 480 was pushed out as something that provides premium VR experience on a budget, the focus for the RX 470 is unobstructed 1080p gaming. The XFX RX 470 has a boost clock of 1256 MHz with 4GB of DDR5 memory. As there are no reference models for this card, all the RX 470s released will be custom models from the hardware partners so the clock speeds and cooling solutions can vary to a huge extent. The graphics card features XFX’s proprietary Ghost 4.0 Thermal Technology, meaning it has thre...

Wowser: Life is Strange Review

Being a teenage girl was never easy. You experience a lot of things for the first time ever – from utter bullcrap to life altering events that can turn your world upside down, and make you feel that your only superpower is fucking up.  Dontnod Games have tried to capture that inner turbulence with the self-discovering journey of Life is Strange. It is an episodic game (something like Telltale titles) that revolves around a shy teenage girl who suddenly develops the power to reverse time. Man, I wish my life was a little stranger. Max Caulfield, a photography student attending school in her hometown after staying away for 5 years has to struggle with using her newfound power with moral responsibility, in addition to the daily struggles that come with being a teenager. The game emphasi...

Review: Tt eSPORTS Challenger Prime RGB Keyboard And Mouse Combo

The Challenger Prime RGB Combo from Tt esports is a pretty nifty keyboard and mouse combo that attempts to take care of all your gaming needs. One step above the Commander combo, his package comes with RGB lighting, 1000 Hz polling rate for the keyboard, macro recording and a 3050 AVAGO optical sensor mouse. One of the biggest upgrades that the Challenger brings to the Commander combo is the 6 programmable macro keys, a feature quite important to hardcore gamers. You can customize them as you like, but by default they select tabs 1-6 in your internet browser. It also provides you with a set of dedicated media keys on the right side as well as secondary functions that you can access by using the “Fn” key. The large dial in the middle can be used to adjust the brightness of the L...

Review: Tt eSPORTS POSEIDON Z RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Tt esports by Thermaltake offers a wide variety of accessories, from gaming mice to keyboards to headsets, and if you find looking for a decent mechanical gaming keyboard, you’ll surely end up some source or the other directing you to the Pozeidon Z range of gaming keyboards. These keyboards have taken the market by a storm, and today we review the Pozeidon Z RGB gaming keyboard. With 16.8 million colors of the RGB LEDs, and various modes and schemes to be used, the Pozeidon Z RGB doesn’t seem to be any short of features. It offers the signature Tt Blue Switches, and this design comes boasting of Macro capability, with on-the-fly Macro recording, profiles, and much more. Set flat on the table, the key caps seem to lean away from the user, as per the usual design. You can spot t...

Review: AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card

AMD had the world on its heels when they revealed the RX 480, a card aimed to bring high-end performance at a low cost. Priced at USD 200, it may just be the cheapest VR ready card in the market, with the best performance/dollar spent. Take a look at the specs. RADEON™ RX 480 GRAPHICS GCN ARCHITECTURE 4th Generation COMPUTE UNITS 36 STREAM PROCESSORS 2304 CLOCK SPEEDS (BOOST / BASE) 1266 MHz / 1120 MHz PEAK PERFORMANCE Up to 5.8 TFLOPS MEMORY SPEED (EFFECTIVE) 7 Gbps or higher MEMORY BANDWIDTH 224 GB/s or higher MEMORY INTERFACE 256 bit MEMORY TYPE GDDR5 BOARD POWER 150W AMD FREESYNC™ TECHNOLOGY Yes DIRECTX® 12 SUPPORT Yes VULKAN™ SUPPORT Yes VIRTUAL SUPER RESOLUTION Yes HDMI VERSION 2.0b DISPLAYPORT VERSION 1.3 HBR / 1.4 HDR Ready The reference version of the RX 480 is a single fan radiat...

Metal AF – DOOM Review

Demons, Hell and Big F***ing Guns. That was what DOOM was about back in 1993, and that is precisely what DOOM is about in 2016. At its best, it’s everything that you can want it to be: you, a lone soldier on a mission to eradicate demons, making his way from Mars to hell and back, and kicking ass all along. It delivers the same cathartic experience you had when you played it for the first time in pixelated graphics, using your imagination to see a floating monster head blow up with blood on your face in those tiny squares. While id software’s previous attempt to modernize DOOM with the third game may not have been that amazing an experience, they seem to have hit all the right notes with the fourth one. The game doesn’t pretend to be any more than what it is, and thatR...

Did The Squad Pick The Right Members? :: Suicide Squad Review

At the onset of this article, I would like to say that this movie is a wonderful amalgam of quirky humor, heart-warming emotions, phenomenal cinematography, respectable acting, amazing character design and craftily planted music score that pretty much nails the movie watching experience of a typical super-hero movie fan. So, nothing in this review should prevent you from making it a blockbuster this year. As for the review part, let me get down and spill it for you in pieces. The Joker: Ok, it’s like the movie makers brainstormed and after a lot of thinking; they concluded that they cannot beat the Heath ledger version, so just FUCK IT! Keep the concept around Joker simple and straight forward. He is a typical intelligent and resourceful organized-crime boss with a wacky style quotient. Wh...

Lego Marvel’s Avengers Review

If you think about it, the Lego franchise is smart (and cheap) as they pretty much lift characters, plots and scripts from the movies itself. Lego Avenger’s revolves around plots from various Marvel movies like The Avengers, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3 and Thor. Traveller’s Tales seamlessly manages to add the same slapstick Lego humor we all seem to love with a lot of visual gags being thrown in at the expense of the dialogue/shots ripped right from the films. In case you’re new to the Lego games, you smash bricks, construct stuff, and collect other stuff (studs) that acts the in-game currency. Every level features different characters which have unique powers; Captain America puts out fires, Hulk smashes every...

Review: Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming GTX 1070 GPU

The Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming GTX 1070 GPU is a beefed up version of its younger G1 Gaming counterpart, comprising of gamer-centric feautures that the company claims will make it the prime choice for gamers. The Xtreme Gaming GTX 1070 is pretty much the same as the Xtreme Gaming GTX 1080 with the GPU swapped out. However, while the power phase design on the 1080 features a 12+2 design, it has been downgraded to 10+2 in the 1070. The PCIe power configuration has also been changed from dual 8-pin connectors to a single 8-pin along with a single 6-pin connector. When compared to its G1 Gaming counterpart, the Xtreme Gaming 1070 is obviously much more powerful. Chipset GeForce® GTX 1070 Core Clock Boost: 1898 MHz / Base: 1695 MHz in OC mode Boost: 1873 MHz / Base: 1670 MHz in Gaming mode Memory C...

Review: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1070 GPU

After the success of the latest GTX cards by NVIDIA, everyone had been expectantly waiting for the aftermarket cards. And here we are with a review of the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1070 graphics card. Before we get actually dive into it, take a look at the specifications. The GPU looks great, and comes factory customized with the Windforce 3X with blade fan design, resulting in much better cooling than the founder’s edition. The simple colour scheme which has just a dab of orange, seems to go with any build design you may be considering. It comprises of three 80 mm fans, with a little triangle shape on each blade. Gigabyte calls these 3D active fans and claims that they increase the air flow over the traditional fans by 23%. Graphics Processing  GeForce GTX 1070 Core Clock  Boost: 1822 ...

Review: ASUS ROG G752 Gaming Laptop

Gaming laptops have gained immense popularity over the past few years. With great performance, and greater portability, gaming laptops can form a perfect companion for those who are constantly travelling but do not want to stay away from their beloved titles. To this, ASUS ROG have introduced their own beast of a laptop, the ROG G752. This 17.3″ laptop comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM, perfect for high-resolution gaming at fast frame rates. Moreover, it uses vapor cooling technology to keep the GPU temperatures low, maintaining a smooth and stable gaming experience. It’s loaded with the Intel i7-6700HQ “Skylake” processor with a base clock speed of 2.6 GHz and max boost clock speed of 3.5 GHz. 6th-generation Intel Core i7-67...


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