Razer Naga 2014 Left Handed Edition Review.

 

 “Why? Because we like to do fiscally irresponsible acts for the betterment of gamers worldwide,” – Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Chief Gamer at Razer After suggestions from fans, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan promised left-handed users that the company would make a left-handed version of the Naga gaming mouse if his Facebook post on the topic reached 10,000 “Likes” before April 21 2012. By Friday, March 30 2012, a full three weeks before the deadline, the company announced that it had hit the 10,000-Likes goal and, as promised, would be producing the mouse. Razer had already been making a left-handed version of the Deathadder for a few years, and even though due to the small target they are at a financial […]

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An Early Look at SteamOS

 

 What is SteamOS ? Most people out there have probably heard of Steam. But for those of you who haven’t, it is a software package created by Valve Corporation (Half-Life, Portal,  Source), initially as a DRM -patch delivery system for their games. In its early days many users outside the U.S.A did not have very powerful/stable internet, and the requirement of being connected to the Steam service whenever playing a game was not well liked. Over time connectivity improved and became less of an issue. Valve also began to convince other publishers to release their products over the Steam service, thus becoming an app store of sorts. As game/software purchases are linked to your Steam account, you can reinstall computer/setup a new […]

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LOCALS SET TO RULE AT RAGE!

 

 BEAR CHUCK: We have a little over 24 hours to go before the 2013 rAge EXPO begins. Now I am certain that many of you are already drooling at the prospect of getting your hands on some amazing international talent; but have any of you considered the South African gaming scene? Well this year you should! With over a dozen local titles being launched, this years rAge EXPO is gearing up to be the most groundbreaking event in South African gaming… EVER! BROFORCE: With so many local video-games been shown at rAge this year, I’m certain that there will be something for everyone. Though the following small tastes  are the fruits I am most looking forward to trying. DESKTOP DUNGEONS: […]

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FIVE FUTURE WEAPONS

 

 “May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.” – General George Patton. Seems the world loves weapons. The bigger the bang, the more deadly the fallout, the stronger the quake (see what I did there?), the more devastating the long-term effect on our economy, the better the world feels. In the past few years Governments across the word, though mostly the U.S.A and Chinese, have been working on the next generation of weapons and military tools: from invisibility, nano-technology, unmanned planes, and piles of other toys. But today, we focus on five of the upcoming – or released weapons. “Love is like war… easy to start… difficult to end…. and impossible to forget.” – Unknown. 05: XM-25  This […]

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10 PECULIAR WEAPONS:

 

 The history of gaming is the history of war. A large portion of the games we play revolve around using weapons to kill opponents. And over the past few years we’ve been given some amazing, and mental tools (BFG, Gauss-Rifles, Nukes, Battle-Bears, Kirov Airships, bananas) to accomplish that end. However, any student of military history will tell you (I’M TELLING YOU!) there have been far more peculiar weapons in OUR reality, than anything produced by gaming or cinema culture. “I love the smell of Napalm in the morning” – Apocalypse Now.          10: ANTI-TANK  DOGS. With the German invasion of 1941, Russia became the playground for new and interesting weapons. One such weapon was to attach explosives to dogs, […]

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ZOMBIES: Fact, fiction, or theoretical possibility? PART 5

 

 Rule 3 – “Always carry a minimum of 2 reliable, lethal weapons.” Welcome to this, the last in our five part look into all things zombie. Last week we looked at the end of civilization. In little over 38 days after initial infection, most of the human race would be some form of zombie, and the world we know would be gone. But what if you were one of the lucky ones? What if you survived, what would you do then? Well a number of people have given this a lot of thought. Over the past decade, dozens of books, manuals, videos, and survival kits have been created to deal with this possibility.  Rule 10 – “Only pull the trigger […]

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BOOKS: REAL OR FAKE?

 

 “It’s a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? To throw off the chains of being for an instant, to shatter the accident of our mortal selves?” – The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Those words are very haunting. And indeed, in this age of technological advancement, those words are ringing truer and truer. Has our quest for technological beauty destroyed our very souls? As I look at my library, a veritable mountain of books, I am awestruck by their beauty, their majesty, their slowly decaying pages […]

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ZOMBIES: Fact, fiction, or theoretical possibility? PART 4

 

 “Horror movies…odd how they became a guideline for survival.” – Riannon Frater. Welcome to Part 4 –  the penultimate article – of this zombie series. Over the past few weeks we have discussed, looked into, dug around in, and pulled out all things zombie. (Or at least revealed the peak of the ever growing mountain.) Today, we step away from the zombie filled silliness, and delve into something a little more grownup. Join me now, as we look into the world of “real” zombies, and their theoretical arrival.  “I’m no expert, but not all cannibals are zombies.” – H.D. Timmons, Zombie City. TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: PART 6. NEWS! With all the talk of zombies, and our fast approaching apocalypse, it should […]

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