Monday, December 29, 2014

Logitech G502 Unboxing

Logitech G502 Unboxing, short comparison with the G9, G500 and initial impressions




More Info:

Technical Specifications

SteelSeries Kana v2 Unboxing

My unboxing and initial overview of the steelseries kana v2 (black)

Short comparison (vs) with the steelseries diablo III mouse (sensei raw)







SteelSeries Kana v2, based on award winning the SteelSeries Kana, is an optical mouse with a new advanced sensor and improved tournament grade switches.

The ambidextrous shape is designed for grip comfort and consistent performance.
Illuminated scroll wheel indicates current CPI profile
High precision switches capable of over 5M clicks
High-performance SteelSeries Glides for low-friction movement

Specifications:

SteelSeries 3HV2 Unboxing

My unboxing and initial overview of the steelseries 3HV2 (3h v2)


Razer Blackwidow Chroma Unboxing & Sound Test

My unboxing and initial overview of the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Chroma (2014). 

Key sound test included.This is not a review, i will use the keyboard for a couple of months and then do a full review. 


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Sgt Hammer Gameplay & Build

Sergeant Bama "the Hammer" Kowalski, it's show time!


Our build for Sgt. Hammer in Heroes of the Storm. This is not a guide. Just gameplay with commentary.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Razer DeathAdder Chroma Unboxing

My unboxing and initial overview of the Razer DeathAdder Chroma.

Also RGB leds comparison vs Steelseries Rival White. This is not a review, i will use the mouse for a couple of months and then do a full review. 




Thursday, December 25, 2014

SteelSeries Rival White Unboxing

My unboxing and initial overview of the Steelseries Rival White.

Also RGB leds comparison vs Razer DeathAdder Chroma

This is not a review, i will use the mouse for a couple of months and then do a full review


Friday, December 19, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Zagara Gameplay & Build

Our build for Zagara in Heroes of the Storm (gameplay). This is not a guide, just a gameplay build video.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Stitches Gameplay & Build

Our build for Stitches in Heroes of the Storm (gameplay) with the Reign-Deer mount. This is not a guide, just a gameplay build video.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Abathur Gameplay & Build


Our build for Abathur in Heroes of the Storm (gameplay)




Quick Info:

Title: Evolution Master
Role: Specialist
Franchise: StarCraft
Type: Melee

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Let me Try - JUJU (PC Game on Steam)

JuJu is a delightful platformer aimed at a more casual crowd. Make no mistake thou, this is a modern platformer having all the elements it needs.


It's not a particularly hard game but then again you will not exactly play it with one had. There are secret areas to complete and bosses to beat!
Perhaps a ideal crowd for this specific tittle would be children but any fun loving adult can enjoy it as-well.
There is 2 player co-op either both on keyboard or controller or one of each. You can drop in and out of co-op without needing to restart or go back to a checkpoint or any of that nonsense, just drop in and drop out.
My only issue with JUJU is that it seems to be tailored more for girls then for boys. There is a male version of JUJU which you can play in CO-OP but you cant use said character in single player... which i find really odd.
Fore more details you can check out my first impressions video on JUJU :


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Malfurion Gameplay

Our Malfurion build in Heroes of the Storm (gameplay) with the Reign-Deer mount and Storm Mantle Malfurion skin. This is not a guide, just a gameplay build video.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Let me Try - Distance (Early Access PC Game on Steam)

A solid racer overall, it has all the elements to be both fun and competitive, following that hard to obtain recipe of easy to learn but hard to master.


It is also a ton of fun if you have somebody to play with, either online or split screen for which you can have up to 4 players on the same screen. 

So in short... Drive fast, be quick to avoid obstacles and keep your eyes on the track!
I had no issues with the game being completely fictional and very polished for a early access tittle. 
Check out my initial impressions video for more details :


Info:

Type: Arcade survival racing game
Developer: Refract
Stage: Early Access
Release date: 09 Dec 2014
Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/233610/



I started playing racing games during the glory days of Carmageddon and "FZR2000" ;) and i have remained unimpressed ever since NFS Underground.
It's hard for a racing game to impress nowadays... Why ? well we kinda seen it all... haven't we ?
I mean.. what could they possibly do to impress us ?

Heroes of the Storm - Jaina Build & Gameplay

Our build for Jaina in Heroes of the Storm (gameplay) with the Wonder Billie mount. This is not a guide, just some gameplay build video


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Jaina Gameplay

Ever since this year's Blizzcon took place, everybody was waiting for this release. and ... it is understandable.


As most of you know, Jaina is coming from  the Warcraft universe. She's a sorceress. She was sent to investigate the situation in Northland Lordaeron, and to uncover if the plague had magical origins. She was escorted by her best friend, Price Arthas Menethil. If you don't know all the story you can read the book, and no,it wont snow in hell if you do, or ...just go and play Warcraft 3, because the story is awesome

So, in Heroes of the Storm Jaina is a Ranged Assassin.

While the actual video focuses on the gameplay, i'm planing to play her more, and we will be coming back with a build/ maybe even guide video.



Today's patch has come with allot of other new things that we have been talking about in the video. 
In few words:

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Uther Gameplay & Build

Our build for Uther in Heroes of the Storm with the Cyber Wolf mount and Medic Uther skin.
This is not a guide. Just a gameplay build with commentary.



(Spoiler) Late game Shockadin Uther Combo! 
So...you stun with your (E) Hammer of Justice, hit your (W) Holy Radiance, stun with your (R) Divine Storm and finish it with a Q! You can find more info by watching the video.

Title: The Lightbringer
Role: Support
Franchise: Warcraft
Type: Melee

Abilities:

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Let me Try Foresight (PC Game on Steam)


Today's RTS options are rather limited and i was hoping Foresight would change this. Sadly it dose not...let's get into it.


I am going to let you know from the start that the game feels rushed and unfinished. It feels more like Early Acces rather then release material. It has forced vsync... which creates mouse lag... in a RTS game this is not acceptable. You can work around this... for nVidia users you can create a profile for the game in the nVidia control panel, and force vsync off. This will resolve the lag issue and unlock the frames.

There is NO controls menu.. so never-mind changing keys on a PC tittle... you can not even see what the controls are... and the tutorial dose not do the best job of pointing them out. The voice acting in the game is nothing short of terrible... it would have been better with text only. The graphics... are bearable for a tittle of this price but i seen better graphics on games that cost half as much. The AI dose not prio attacking units from structures and it just mindlessly plunges ahead shooting the first red thing it comes across regardless of whatever else it has around. At least this is what i found from the first 3 missions which is all i could go through before being to frustrated to continue. This is mostly because of the awkward controls and the lack of information about the controls. Because i did not play past the third mission i can not speak to the actual strategy in this game... what it prioritizes, what are its values or what approach it takes. It's not all bad... there are some good ideas here. The squadron / fleet concept is very interesting from my perspective and so is the sector mapping, the artwork presented in the cut-scenes is top notch! But all of these pale if the gameplay hinders the player. I do not know why Strides rushed this tittle out...but i got a sneaking suspicion (the usual reason)


I hope they will be allowed to continue the development of this project and that in time we will get a decent RTS out of it (at least...) For now however i can find no justifiable reason for spending 23 euro on this version...maybe if you are really REALLY passionate about RTS games...maybe then. What else can i say... another sad day for RTS fans...unfortunately we kinda got used to it by now.

For a clearer view on the game you can watch my first impressions video :


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Let me Try - Congo: The Game (PC Early Access on Steam)

Congo is a top-down Co-op Action horror survival game where you have to complete objectives while fending-off hordes of "demons".



Along the way you will need to gather resources such as weapons, ammunition, revive kits, compasses, maps ? and so on and so forth.
If you ignore the boxes of resources you'll quickly find yourself either dead from a severe case of lack of bullets or that you can not proceed because you forgot to pick up a pair of pliers or a canister of gas.
From my time with the game i can tell you its much more fun with friends then in single player (just make sure your friends can shoot straight...)
So, the best recipe is to gather a few mates grab a pizza and have a go at it.
The boxes containing resources are randomly generated adding a bit of replay value... so you will not know where to get X tool or Y weapon. 
The "something is coming" feeling is well felt mostly because of the sound-work, the tropical white-noise plus the vegetation displacement sound effects are done very well and relay the intended message to the player.
The graphics are decent for a game of this price, delivering on what it's suppose to while being nothing special. The animations are "off" if you ask me but i hope this aspect gets some attention during the early access stage.
There are no checkpoints which i found, so if you mess-up and die you get punished for it and have to begin from the start of the mission. I detest the current hand-holding trend so this is a big plus for me.
The camera did play a few tricks on me but considering this is early access i expect this to be resolved by launch. Camera can always be tricky in these top-down games....not my favorite.
I do hope they add more levels, more objectives and a much larger variety of enemies to fight, the monkeys do get boring after a short while.

In my opinion it looks decent for a Early Access Tittle, much better then many others that come along asking much higher prices.
I did not run into any game-breaking bugs, just a slight pop-in here and a slight stutter there.
I did not play a ton of the game so take all information given here with a grain of salt and as always judge for yourselves if this tittle is worth your time and money.

For a clearer view you can watch my first impressions video.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Nova Gameplay & Build

NOVA HERE!

November Annabella "Nova" Terra, a.k.a. Agent X41822N is a female terran ghost, working for the Terran Dominion, in Starcraft

In Heroes of the Storm Nova: Dominion Ghost is a ranged Assassin.

Our build for Nova in Heroes of the Storm with the Master Nova skin and Nexus Charger mount. This is not a guide, just a gameplay build with commentary.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Rehgar Gameplay & Build

Taking a Look at Rehgar in Heroes of the Storm with the Ironclaw Rehgar skin.

Rehgar Earthfury is a shaman and one of Thrall's advisers in World of Warcraft.
In Heroes of the Storm, the Shaman of the Earthen Ring, is a support hero.
Rehgar Earthfury has seen his share of combat, both as a gladiator, and a master of his own team of fighters. Now, having put that life aside, he serves as a simple shaman of the Earthen Ring, earning his redemption by healing the broken lands of Azeroth.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Tyrael Gameplay and Build

Taking a Look at Tyrael in Heroes of the Storm with the Armored Nexus Charger mount.
This is not a guide. Just a gameplay build with commentary.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Valla Gameplay and Build

Taking a Look at Valla in Heroes of the Storm with the Master Valla skin and Wonder Billie mount. Gameplay, Build and Commentary.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Dragon Shire Comeback

A great comeback on Dragon Shire in Heroes of the Storm!
I mostly uploaded this for my gaming buddies who wanted to "relive" this specific game.
Gameplay and Commentary.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Zeratul Gameplay and Build

Taking a Look at Zeratul in Heroes of the Storm with the Ronin Zeratul skin and Dire Wolf mount.
Gameplay, Build and Commentary.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Muradin Gameplay and Build

Taking a Look at Muradin in Heroes of the Storm with the Rainbow Unicorn mount.
Gameplay, Build and Commentary.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Let me Try - Dragon The Game (PC Early Access on Steam)


Dragon wants to be a open world RPG where you play a actual Dragon and can evolve over time.
The concept details moral choices for your character ( yes.. the dragon) and loads of customization.
There are good signs of things to come but today (09/11/2014) there is no reason i can think of that anybody should pay the obscene asking price of 18 euro. You can not charge such a price for a product in this state, even IF it will evolve over time.
Being a very ... VERY early access the game is filled with bugs and glitches, expect everything.

What can you do today (09/11/2014) in the game ?
-Fly as a dragon (when it dose not buggout)
-Use flame breath to burn down buildings

I honestly hope that this tittle will become something great, but that day is not today (09/11/2014)
I will check back on this tittle when updates are available and maybe do a follow-up video if i think it's warranted.
In the mean time you can check my initial impressions video 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Arthas Gameplay and Build

Taking a Look at Arthas in Heroes of the Storm with the Crown Price Arthas skin and Armored War Steed mount.
This is not a guide. Just a gameplay build with commentary.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - E.T.C. Gameplay and Build

Taking a Look at ETC (Elite Tauren Chieftain) in Heroes of the Storm with the Glam Metal skin and Nazeebra mount.
This is not a guide. Just a gameplay build with commentary.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Let me Try Magnetic by Nature (PC version)

So what is Magnetic by Nature ?

It's a puzzle platformer centered around one mechanic. Magnetism.
You can attract yourself to these magnets or attract them to you in order to position them properly to pass through the level. You can repel yourself off them or repel the magnet itself into a favorable position. Depending on what series of levels you are doing there are additional mechanics that interact with the magnets to offer more gameplay variety.

How dose it "feel" like ?
How can i describe this to you... it feels.. relaxing...harmonious if you will. It gives off a vibe i only found in Journey (yes i'm willing to go that far!)
The graphics are simple but classy and don't steal you away from the game itself and the music sets the "laid back" atmosphere of the game.

What am i supposed to do ? Where is the difficulty ?
Enjoy the experience, just sit back in the comfort of your chair or couch (fully playable with mouse and keyboard, keyboard alone and 360 controller) and just go through the game without trying to achieve anything, just go with the flow.
Tiered after a long day at work ? had one of those days ? Want to take a blunt object and re-arrange your bosses anatomy ? Fire-up MBN and unwind, belive it or not it can work wonders.
The difficulty dose not come in the shape of "how hard it is to pass a level" but in "how fast can you finish a level".

Story ?
Through a short but heart-warming intro that shows a little robot all alone and sad because he cant reactivate one of his robot friends MBN got me more interested then triple-A 5 minute intros. I genuinely wanted to repower my sad looking robot friend. Can't get that feeling in CoD now can you ?...
That's all i have to say because i don't want to spoil anymore.
In my opinion this is how "lore" should be done in a platformer, short, to the point and effective. Not many people play platformers for the lore, most do it for gameplay... don't you ?

My thoughts ?
It's one of the few original releases i seen all year. 
Considering the price, the feel, the look and the new mechanics... It's a no-brainer.
If you chose not to give it a shot then you will be missing out on a great experience.

For clearer view you can check out my first impressions video 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Let me try NS2 Combat


A frantic team based shooter with great strategic possibilities and some decent play-stile options. 

I found the aliens to be a bit more fun then your average run of the mill marines but both sides have something unique to offer.
If you enjoy fast passed team shooters then you should enjoy this.

The only con i found is that atm there are only 5 maps and 2 game mods... would have loved to see some more of each. However the developers did state that they are committed to enrich these two aspects and more.
And maybe that some animations are a bit "off" but at this price you can't really expect the triple A treatment.

Keep in mind i never played the original Natural Selection 2 so i do not know how it stacks up against the combat mod in NS2. I say this because i see some people are up in arms against this tittle because of the existence of said mod in NS2. My advice ? judge for yourself and make your own decision whatever that may be.

This video should give you a clearer view on the game itself and hopefully assist you in your decision.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Nova Gameplay (kill compilation)

Some Nova Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm, this is basically a kill montage | compilation using the Roller Derby skin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Anub'arak Build Guide - Heroes of the Storm

My build guide for Anub'arak in Heroes of the Storm.
Keep in mind that the information presented here represent my views and my views alone and are relevant at the time of publishing.
Using the information detailed in this build guide dose not guarantee you will be a good player

Friday, October 10, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Anub'arak Gameplay

Taking a Look at Anub'arak in Heroes of the Storm with the Cyb'arak skin.

Gameplay and Commentary.



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Heroes of the Storm - Azmodan Gameplay

Taking a Look at Azmodan in Heroes of the Storm with the AzGul'dan skin.
Gameplay and Commentary.



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Let me try A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX (PC version)

A competent platformer that does not try to modify the genre in any way. Recommended for die-hard fans of action based platformers.

This video should help you make a decision.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

LD Systems D1013C USB Unboxing and Test Sample

Unboxing of the LD Systems D1013C USB and Test Sample 

This is the microphone i am going to be using for all future videos



Sunday, September 28, 2014