Showing posts from June, 2015

EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti

Brand: EVGA Model: 02G-P4-3751-KR Design Style: Small Sales Pitch: "Step up to EVGA GeForce GTX gaming with the new GTX 750. Its powerful, ultra-efficient, next-gen architecture makes the GTX 750 the weapon of choice for serious gaming at an incredible value.

GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti cards give you the gaming horsepower to take on today's most demanding titles in full 1080p HD. They deliver 25% more performance than previous-generation cards and up to twice the power efficiency, thanks to the next generation NVIDIA Maxwell architecture. Plus, they come loaded with GeForce GTX gaming technologies like NVIDIA GameStream, G-Sync and GeForce Experience.

If you're looking for hyper-realistic gameplay, stunning visuals and exceptional value, this is your graphics card!"

Rewind my life a couple of years and you'll meet a PC scrub. I went in, guns blazing, ready to spend no more than $500 on a gaming rig. I've learned a lot since then and as any advance PC tinkerer …

Dungeon of the Endless

It's hard to describe what exactly Dungeon of the Endless is. I had a really good comparison in mind once, but I've since forgotten it. In a nutshell, this is a roguelike real-time strategy game with role-playing elements on a bite sized scale. It's one of my favorite games on Steam, and I'll often find that the hours fly by when I play it. It's also the only game I've ever bought on Steam's (mostly abysmal) Greenlight / Early Access program.

NOTE: The game has been out of Early Access for some time now.

From what I could gather without browsing the internet for background information, Dungeon of the Endless is about a space freighter full of guards and prisoners being attacked. The inhabitants load into escape pods - which act as rule modifiers in the game - and crash land on a dangerous planet. On this planet there are many monsters, and a few natives that can be enlisted to help permanently if you find them on your escape to the surface.

The narrative i…

Razer Naga Mouse - Limited Edition

Brand: Razer Model: RZ01-01040300-R3U1 Design Style: Gaming

There aren't many companies I know in the computer mouse business - with Razer being one of the few. So when my Azza Mouse was chewed up by a rouge bunny, my wife and I decided to take a trip to Best Buy for a new, brand-name mouse. Long story short, I like it. It was expensive ($60, if I remember correctly), and it's not weighted like my last mouse so it was tough to adjust to the much lighter frame, having to lower my sensitivity in most games.

One of the major selling points, and the reason I went with Razer, was the braided cord. The Naga has fended off multiple bunny attacks as evident by the wear on the cord - but it's held up remarkably. Visually, the green look was another selling-point for me. The buttons and Razer logo all light up with a green glow as well. There's another version of this mouse that costs about the same and it's black with green glowing if that's more your style.

As for the de…

Mario Kart 8 Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda

Nintendo respects my dollar much more than many other companies do. The first pack of DLC for Mario Kart 8 has a LOT of content, including three new racers, eight new tracks, and four new vehicles. Plus, I believe the deal of bulk ordering both packs for 15-bucks is still live - which will net you palette swaps for Yoshi and Shy Guy and both available DLC packs. In short, if you have a Wii U, grab Mario Kart 8, and pick up both when you can.

Obviously, the real meat of the pack lies in the additional eight courses in the form of the Triforce cup and Yoshi Cup. Having Link and a few costumed vanilla racers are nice, but don't really measure up to the rest of the package. So far I've gold-three-starred both cups on 50 and 100CC, and struggling (as per usual) just to keep up on 150 and 200CC. The added cups feature some very short tracks such as the arena from Excitebike, and longer ones such as F-Zero's Mute City, so I can't imagine anyone would feel shortchanged.
This …