Top Gaming Peripherals

As gamers we are always in search of something to give us an edge or increase our immersion. This is a list of the top gaming peripherals that can do just that.

Best Gaming Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB

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Corsair M65 RGB

The Corsair M65 RGB is an incredible mouse that builds off of the stellar design of the standard M65. The  Corsair M65 RGB sports a metal uni-body design with three external plastic panels. The mouse had a clickable mouse wheel, two right thumb buttons, a dpi up and dpi down button (allowing you to essentially increase or decrease sensitivity), and a dedicated sniper button (deceasing sensitivity while the button is held.). The mouse also features removable weights and 3 customizeable RGB lit areas. Because of its design and the placement of the buttons this is a right hand only mouse so be aware of that before purchasing it.

 

 

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Specs

The mouse is capable of running from 50 dpi all the way up too 8200 dpi and there is onboard memory which allows you to have your custom profiles with you wherever you go. All of the eight buttons can be customized to perform any function with corsair’s proprietary software. The mouse also features an adjustable polling rate but for most purposes I would advise against messing with that. The cable on the mouse is a very nice braided cable that has definitely stood up to a lot of abuse (it has survived many vicious assaults from a cat) and will last well for a long time. The mouse performs incredible well it is flawlessly responsive and has no noticeable lag. The only fault I can find with it is i would have preferred a different finish on the top of the mouse. It can become slippery if your hands start sweating during a long gaming session.

Conclusions

All in all the  Corsair M65 RGB is a stellar choice for a gaming mouse and I would even go so far as to say it is easily one of the best choices for any shooter. If you want to play a MOBA, RTS, or MMO however you may want a mouse with more programmable buttons, but the M65 RGB will undoubtedly still serve you well.

Pros

  • Extreme accuracy
  • RGB Lighting
  • Consruction

Cons

  • You may want more buttons for an rts or moba

Best Gaming Keyboard: Corsair K65 Lux RGB

Source: www.overclockers.co.uk

Construction

For those familiar with the Corsair line of keyboards the K65 LUX RGB is the little brother of the famous Corsair K70. The Corsair K65 LUX RGB has a solid brushed aluminum body with Cherry MX Red keys. Each key is individually back lit and can be programmed to reproduce an almost endless amount of unique illuminations. The K65 LUX RGB is the little brother to the K70 because unlike the K70, it lacks the number pad as well as a volume wheel. This makes it a good option for those who have limited desk space or who take their keyboard traveling with them. The Corsair K65 LUX RGB comes with a detachable wrist rest that is constructed from soft touch plastic and improves the ergonomics of the keyboard. The cable on the keyboard is a thick and stiff covered in a braided nylon that makes it very durable. Unfortunately, the cable will require the use of two usb ports on the back of your computer. The keyboard makes of for this by providing usb pass through which can be very convenient. The big problem for me though is the fact that the cable for the keyboard is not removable. This means that barring some DIY fix if you break the cable you are out of luck, and I can tell you from personal experience the cable on any electronic device is almost always the first thing to go.

RGB Lighting

One of the coolest features of the K65 LUX RGB is the back lighting. Using the free Corsair Cue software you can create endless lighting profiles for your keyboard. You can create custom profiles for every game, you can sync your keyboard lighting to music, you can even give your keyboard a ripple lighting effect (my personal favorite) and harness all the over 16 million colors in the RGB spectrum. For some examples see the video above.

Source: cherryamericas.com

Cherry MX Red Switches

For those who are unfamiliar with mechanical keyboards there are some distinct advantages and disadvantages to using a keyboard with mechanical switches. The switch is the mechanism under the key caps on your keyboard that detects when you press a key. There are several different mechanisms for this including mechanical switches, rubber dome or membrane switches, and scissor switches. Mechanical keys are the best in terms of durability, different options for tactile feedback, and they generally feel the same on the first and millionth press of a key. The disadvantages of mechanical keyboards are that they are expensive, heavy, and generally very loud (when you press a key). The K65 RGB Keyboard includes Cherry MX Red switches which are mechanical switches. Cherry switches are widely considered to be the best switches on the market and are in my experience more reliable and consistent than other mechanical switches (I had a mechanical keyboard with outemu switches but the actuation force required to press a key was not consistent so I ultimately switched to Cherry switches). The K65 Lux RGB uses the red variant of the cherry switches which are generally considered the best type of mechanical switches for gaming while switches like the blue or brown are considered better for typing.

Conclusion

The K65 LUX RGB keyboard is an incredible gaming keyboard. There may be bigger keyboards with more macro keys but if you are looking for a compact keyboard with great mechanical switches and amazing RGB lighting the K65 LUX RGB is unbeatable.

Pros

  • Cherry MX Red Switches
  • Amazing RGB Lighting
  • Solid construction with well built cable
  • Corsair Cue software
  • USB pass through

Cons

  • Cable is permanently attached
  • Cable uses two usb ports

I give the K65 LUX RGB a 9/10.

Best Gaming Monitor: Acer XR341CK

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Source: acer.com

Specs:

TL:DR

This is a 34 in 3440 x1440p 21:9 ultrawide curved freesync monitor. It has a max refresh rate of 75 hz and a 4 ms gtg response time.

Technical Information
Number of Screens 1
Screen Size 34″
Screen Mode UW-QHD
Response Time 4 ms
Aspect Ratio 21:9
Backlight Technology LED
Panel Technology In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
Tilt Angle -5°to35°
Maximum Adjustable Height 5.12″
Video
Maximum Resolution 3440 x 1440
Standard Refresh Rate 75 Hz
Color Supported 1.07 Billion Colors
Contrast Ratio 100,000,000:1
Brightness 300 Nit
Tearing Prevention Technology FreeSync
Audio
Speakers Yes
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
USB Yes
Power Description
Energy Efficiency Class C
Energy Consumption per Year 92 kWh
Operating Power Consumption 42.50 W
Operating Power Consumption (Energy Star) 42.50 W
Standby Power Consumption 500 mW
Off-Mode Power Consumption 400 mW
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Height 18″
Width 32.5″
Depth 3.9″
Height with Stand 23.07″
Width with Stand 32.48″
Depth with Stand 12.17″
Weight (Approximate) 10 lb
Miscellaneous
Package Contents ·         XR341CK Widescreen LCD Monitor·         1 x Displayport Cable

·         1 x HDMI Cable

·         Power Cord

·         1 x USB3.0 Cable

Green Compliance Certificate/Authority TCO Certified Displays 6.0
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Source: acer.com

Review

Gaming on a 21:9 monitor is an incredible experience. The wider screen provides for a more immersive cinematic experience that replicates the immersion of a cinema. The only thing that can make such an experience better is the addition of curvature to the screen and a higher resolution and refresh rate. This is exactly what Acer has done with the Acer XR341CK. This cool 34 inch display has an ultra-wide, IPS panel with an incredible 3,440 x 1,440 resolution and a large selection of inputs outputs and usb ports. The monitor also sports AMD freesync technology to eliminate tearing and a respectable 4 ms gtg response time. The colors are also incredible, but all this does not come without a price. The monitor retails for around $1,000.

To take advantage of all of this monitors features however you need a beefy AMD graphics card. An nVidia graphics card will not be able to take advantage of the freesync technology built into the display which makes gameplay feel significantly smoother. Because the monitor is 1440p and ultrawide you will also need a considerably powerful AMD card because it will have to render a whole lot more pixels than a standard 1080p monitor and also more than a standard 1440p monitor. I am running an R9 Fury x and I still had issues reaching a consistent 60 fps running Rise of the Tomb Raider maxed out at 1440p.

The color reproduction is excellent with the only issue being some slight misaligned greens out of the box. Do note however this can be fixed in the monitor settings. Gray scale performance was perfect with no issues and the viewing angles are excellent in line with a top of the line ips display.

Some other things of note the monitor looks really good and is an incredible conversation piece I guarantee anyone seeing your desk will notice it. One thing to not however is that the monitor being curved along with the stand makes for a monitor that will take up a lot of desk space. You need to measure and make sure the monitor will fit comfortably along with your mouse and keyboard. Additionally the monitor has an LED light strip on the bottom which adds a nice effect.

Conclusions

In conclusion, ACER XR341CK is an incredible monitor with a load of features. The immersion the monitor creates is surpassed only by VR. This all comes at a price however as the monitor will cost you around $1000 and a pc capable of getting the most out of the monitor will cost even more. All this however is worth it as the monitor will provide you with unrivaled immersion quality.

Pros

  • Curve adds extra immersion
  • great color reproduction
  • 21:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 1440p Creates a very crisp image
  • 75 hz refresh rate
  • freesync

Cons

  • Professional gamers may want a 144hz monitor
  • cost
  • You will need a beefy GPU to take full advantage of the monitor while gaming

Best Gaming Headset: Astro A40 TR

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Astro has a long history in gaming. They have a reputation for making some of the best gaming headsets money can buy. Today we are taking a look at the Astro A40TR Astro’s top of the line wired gaming headset. This headset is compatible with the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Build Quality

For a $250 dollar headset the Astro A40TR does feel a little bit cheap. The headset is made almost completely out of plastic and definitely feels less premium than other headsets I have used. However, the headset still feels very solid I have never felt like I was going to break it. The headset also features a removable cord so if the cord ever breaks it can easily be replaced. The cord features a mute button which is very useful and the button feels very solid. The A40TR also features several different customization options. By default the headset comes as a open backed headset. This is ideal for low noise environments where noise isolation is not needed because open back headphone have a bigger sound stage making it easier to place players via noise ques in games like Counter Strike. However, in higher noise environment this is not ideal and to account for this Astro released a mod kit. The mod kit includes new back for the headset which make it closed as well as a more comfortable headband, more comfortable ear pads, and a noise isolating mic.

The mix amp pro follows a similar design philosophy as the headset and is made completely out of plastic. Again however, the mix amp feels very solid and the buttons and nobs feel very well built. The mix amp has to ports to set up a daisy chain for team communications, an optical input, a micro usb input, a 3.5mm input, and 2 3.5 mm outs. So there are plenty of options there, it also includes a volume nob, a volume mixing nob, an eq selector button, a button to turn on and off digital surround, and a power button.

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Sound

The best compliment I give the Astro A40TR is that it actually sounds like a decent set of headphones. Don’t get me wrong you can get a better set of headphones for $250 but for a a gaming headset they sound very good. There is good bumping bass without too much leakage into the mid rand and the highs are decently clear and resolved. There aren’t Sennheiser HD 600’s but you will be more than happy listening to any genre of music and of course playing video games.

The mic however, is an area where the A40TR under performs a little. While the quality is decent I would expect more from a $250 headset. The mod kit does fix this issue to a degree increasing the sound quality and decreasing background noise but it is still not perfect.

The mix amp pro however is impressive. It provides a relatively large increase in audio quality (especially if you are just running tour audio off of your motherboard’s sound card) and it lets you mix your game and voice channels easily and is very useful for streaming. The only thing I am not sold on is the virtual surround sound which I felt just muddled the audio.

Conclusions

The Asto A40TR is a very good gaming headset and it performs well in both game and music listening. The mixamp pro is a good match for the headset and increases audio quality and provides several extra features.

Pros

  • Sound Quality
  • Versatility
  • Customization

Cons

  • Microphone
  • Feels less premium than other headsets

K65 LUX RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review

Source: www.overclockers.co.uk

Construction

For those familiar with the Corsair line of keyboards the K65 LUX RGB is the little brother of the famous Corsair K70. The Corsair K65 LUX RGB has a solid brushed aluminum body with Cherry MX Red keys. Each key is individually back lit and can be programmed to reproduce an almost endless amount of unique illuminations. The K65 LUX RGB is the little brother to the K70 because unlike the K70, it lacks the number pad as well as a volume wheel. This makes it a good option for those who have limited desk space or who take their keyboard traveling with them. The Corsair K65 LUX RGB comes with a detachable wrist rest that is constructed from soft touch plastic and improves the ergonomics of the keyboard. The cable on the keyboard is a thick and stiff covered in a braided nylon that makes it very durable. Unfortunately, the cable will require the use of two usb ports on the back of your computer. The keyboard makes of for this by providing usb pass through which can be very convenient. The big problem for me though is the fact that the cable for the keyboard is not removable. This means that barring some DIY fix if you break the cable you are out of luck, and I can tell you from personal experience the cable on any electronic device is almost always the first thing to go.

RGB Lighting

One of the coolest features of the K65 LUX RGB is the back lighting. Using the free Corsair Cue software you can create endless lighting profiles for your keyboard. You can create custom profiles for every game, you can sync your keyboard lighting to music, you can even give your keyboard a ripple lighting effect (my personal favorite) and harness all the over 16 million colors in the RGB spectrum. For some examples see the video above.

Source: cherryamericas.com

Cherry MX Red Switches

For those who are unfamiliar with mechanical keyboards there are some distinct advantages and disadvantages to using a keyboard with mechanical switches. The switch is the mechanism under the key caps on your keyboard that detects when you press a key. There are several different mechanisms for this including mechanical switches, rubber dome or membrane switches, and scissor switches. Mechanical keys are the best in terms of durability, different options for tactile feedback, and they generally feel the same on the first and millionth press of a key. The disadvantages of mechanical keyboards are that they are expensive, heavy, and generally very loud (when you press a key). The K65 RGB Keyboard includes Cherry MX Red switches which are mechanical switches. Cherry switches are widely considered to be the best switches on the market and are in my experience more reliable and consistent than other mechanical switches (I had a mechanical keyboard with outemu switches but the actuation force required to press a key was not consistent so I ultimately switched to Cherry switches). The K65 Lux RGB uses the red variant of the cherry switches which are generally considered the best type of mechanical switches for gaming while switches like the blue or brown are considered better for typing.

Conclusion

The K65 LUX RGB keyboard is an incredible gaming keyboard. There may be bigger keyboards with more macro keys but if you are looking for a compact keyboard with great mechanical switches and amazing RGB lighting the K65 LUX RGB is unbeatable.

Pros

  • Cherry MX Red Switches
  • Amazing RGB Lighting
  • Solid construction with well built cable
  • Corsair Cue software
  • USB pass through

Cons

  • Cable is permanently attached
  • Cable uses two usb ports

I give the K65 LUX RGB a 9/10.

No Man’s Sky, an Incredible Achievement but Ultimately a Failure

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No Man’s Sky is a survival game with a focus on crafting and exploration. There are many games that fall under this category but No Man’s Sky distinguishes itself by offering a practically infinite universe of 18 quintillion planets. Every single planet, every single ship, every single animal, and every landscape is procedurally generated. This incredible achievement is what prevents No Man’s Sky from being a total failure but the other parts of No Man’s Sky can’t live up to its infinite universe.

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You start in No Man’s Sky with a broken ship and a basic multi tool and are tasked with repairing your ship and making it off of the planet. Though No Man’s Sky will try to push you toward the center of the universe you are not obligated to go anywhere or do anything. I spent almost 20 hours on my first planet building up my relationship with an alien species, learning their language, and mining resources to upgrade my exosuit multi-tool and ship. After about 15 hours I made my first foray into space to travel to a space station and see if my goods would fetch a higher price there. It is incredibly satisfying to take off of from a planet and be able to seamlessly fly into space and land on a space station. After selling my goods I went back down to the planet and mined some more before I saved enough to buy a better space ship. After 20 hours spent in a single system on a single planet i decided to use my hyperdrive and journey to a new system and the process started all over again. This is when the problems begin for No Man’s Sky.

Gameplay

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By far mining is the largest gameplay component of No Man’s Sky. It is a pity then to say that mining in No Man’s Sky is a horrible experience. Mining in No Man’s Sky consists of walking up to huge pillars or spheres of material sticking out of the ground (think of a four story pillar of gold or aluminum and you will about have what the mineral deposits look like) and pointing a beam of light at them as small chunks disappear from the whole and float to you. It is incredibly repetitive and boring but worse it is also broken. Many of the pillars of minerals have a column at the center (that although it should be) is not mineable. This creates incredible frustrating situations where you are try to mine everything possible from a pillar but you don’t know what you can and cannot mine. On top of that as you mine into the ground the geometry of the game is frequently broken creating tear in the ground that you can fall through dropping you into an ocean (well an invisible ocean) below the planets surface that you cannot fly out of. This made me lose several hours of mining on multiple occasions and becomes very frustrating when what you spend most of your time doing is mining. Another frustration with the mining system is the inventory management. The inventory management system is practically a complete ripoff of Destiny (which is not a good thing) and lacks the simplicity you would want to see in a system that you spend so much time using. To make this worse when you start the game you have almost no inventory space and upgrades to your ship or exosuit permanently take up one slot. So what do you do with all of this material you have collected? You craft. But crafting is little more than superficial. You can craft upgrades for your ship, exosuit, and multi-tool but all of these just change stats and don’t really have any significant impact on any of the gameplay elements.

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Despite the fact that mining is the most abundant gameplay element, No Man’s Sky is at it’s heart a survival game. So at least the survival elements of the game should be good right? Wrong. In No Man’s Sky you are never really in any danger. Carbon which charges your mining laser and resupplies you life support systems is ridiculously abundant. On top of that all types of environmental hazards use the same bar and require oxides to renew your protection (which are also ridiculously abundant) or you can simply venture into a cavern to escape and your protection will recharge. Even if your life support systems or environmental protection systems completely run out of charge you don’t die. You don’t even start dying quickly. First it must burn through your shield (which can take over a minute) and then it must burn through your health. This makes the survival elements of No Man’s Sky trivial. All of the survival elements are consequently little more than annoyances which will periodically distract you from your real goal.

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Source: games.highdefdigest.com

Another huge component of No Man’s Sky is exploration. This should be one of the more interesting and rewarding activities in No Man’s Sky especially because you have an infinite galaxy to explore. This however is not the case. The first and most prominent problem is movement. Your character moves painfully slow. Even when sprinting you still move along at a tediously slow lope, and don’t expect to be sprinting too much because your stamina bar does not last very long and takes entirely too long to regenerate. Ok you would think the solution would be simple hop into your ship and fly wherever you need to go. Well first of all flying your ship is not fun (but more on that later) and the ship has a very punishing fuel system. Every single time you take off in your ship it uses 25% of the fuel in your launch thrusters. To refill these you need to go search for plutonium and mine it then head back to your ship. This makes flying your ship instead of walking a hassle and discourages exploration while in the air. Another aspect of exploration in No Man’s Sky is the scanning and categorizing of different plants and animals. To do this you pull up a visor and focus on the plant or animal in question to add it to your database. The only problem is this system doesn’t work work well. There would be many occasion where the game would fail to realize that I was trying to scan a particular plant or animal and consequently I thought that that plant or animal could not be scanned. In most cases however, I found out later after trying several more times that it could be only making the whole situation more frustrating.

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Source: whatrhinosaid.com

The final gameplay components of No Man’s Sky are combat and space flight. As I mentioned earlier flying your ship is generally not fun. When you are in space the controls are incredibly floaty and it is impossible to bring your craft to a stop. You will always be moving forwards or backwards which makes mining in space incredibly frustrating. When you are flying in the atmosphere things are even worse. To be completely honest you don’t even really have control of your ship as it is impossible to crash and you cant fly close to the ground. This makes choosing where you will land incredibly difficult because the entire landing sequence is automated and usually the game will just set you down wherever it pleases. Unfortunately combat is not any better. Whether in space or fighting sentinels on the ground the combat is unimaginative and monotonous. There is an aggressive auto aim feature that takes away any possible challenge and on top of that the AI seems to have the IQ of a head of lettuce. In most cases I was able to completely avoid their fire by simply stepping behind something solid. Then they would just mindlessly fire into whatever was between me and them instead of moving so that they could actually hit me. This all might be excusable if the guns actually felt good to fire and use. This however is not the case. All of the weapons felt and sounded insubstantial and using them was as monotonous as using the multitool to mine. On top of that it can take over a minute of sitting still and doing nothing for a sentinel force to actually make it through your shield and kill you.  Space combat is similarly bad but for a different reason. Because the controls are so floaty and seem so unresponsive it isn’t fun at all to dogfight in space. Your lasers on your ship lock on if they are even pointed in the general direction of an enemy which again removes any need for skill. This removes all sense of accomplishment from dog fighting.

Sound

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Source www.no-mans-sky.com

Lets start off with the soundtrack of No Man’s Sky. Put simply the soundtrack is incredible. Really you should just go and listen to it for yourself. It can be found on soundcloud and youtube. The music can make you feel like an alien on a strange planet or can make an otherwise dull battle with the sentinels seem almost epic. Really the soundtrack serves as an incredible backdrop for the all of No Man’s Sky elevating some of the more mundane moments to something just a little greater. Though there are some misses this greatness also extends to the sound design of the animals. There were points where the music and the sound of an animal created a genuinely creepy atmosphere making me wonder whether or not I was safe in that alien environment. All of this greatness however is diminished by the horrible sound design for the weapons and mining laser. I had the sound turned almost all the way off after the first few hours because I could no longer stand listening to the horrible hiss of the mining laser as I tried to collect materials. This meant that I was no longer experiencing the fantastic score.

Graphics

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Source: www.unitedstatestoday.us

For reference I am playing No Man’s Sky with an I7-4790k and an R9 Fury X with 16 GB of RAM. Despite having a very powerful PC I constantly had horrible frame rates and stuttering. On top of that the game crashed on me more than any other game I have ever played (it crashed over a dozen times over the course of the 30 hours i have spent with it so far). That being said the scale of No Man’s Sky was stunning and more times than not the procedural generation of the planets worked well and created some incredible vistas. Do be warned however the graphics do not stand up to the trailers and gameplay released prior to launch. Just look below to see what I mean.

Besides frame rate issues I experienced tearing in the environments and there was always really bad pop in whenever I flew over a planet with a space ship. It was not normal pop in however there was a weird shimmering effect over the landscape and then the new texture would pop in. Despite all this I was still regularly stunned by the beauty of No Man’s Sky. Overall the Graphics are a huge plus and are incredible considering the scale of the game.

Story

I am not going to ruin anything here but suffice it to say there is not much story in No Man’s Sky. What’s there however is interesting and leaves a lot up to the imagination of the player. Mostly though the story is what you do and the way you choose to interact with the universe.

Conclusions

Ultimately No Man’s Sky is an indie game disguised as a AAA title. This means that player’s expectations for the game left them feeling like they had been cheated because ultimately No Man’s Sky is not a good game. It may then sound like I didn’t enjoy my time with No Man’s Sky and that the infinite universe it offers is not worth exploring but that is not true. Despite all its problems I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with No Man’s Sky. I think that again despite these problems it is a game that gamers and science fiction lovers alike should experience (just maybe not at the price of $60). It is somehow more than the some of its (admittedly bad) parts and it presents a lot of promise that may be realized if Hello Games continues to patch and improve it. I will continue to play No Man’s Sky and I will continue to watch the updates and will update this review accordingly. At this point however I give No Man’s Sky a 5.5/10.

Craziest Places Pokemon Have Been Caught!!!

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Pokemon Go has swept the nation and people have been finding Pokemon in some very interesting places. Here are the top 15 craziest places Pokemon have been caught.

The Most OP Video Game Characters

 

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Video games are known for putting players in control of some insanely OP characters to make them feel empowered but sometimes they just go too far. This is a list of the TOP 15 Most Overpowered Video Game Characters.

Top Retro Games That Are Still Popular Today

15. Tetris

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First released and created by Alexey Pajintov from USSR Tetris was the first game that was exported from Soviet Union to United States and it is now available on almost any known console. This tile matching puzzle video game is one of the most famous classic games. The point is to fit the pieces of the puzzle in order to fill up a full row that will then disappear. Essentially you could play the game for eternity. It is simple, fun, and can be quite addicting.

Top 8 StarCraft Showdowns

8. INnoVation vs Curious

This match occurred at the IEM Qualifier Asia for StarCraft 2 in 2013. In 2013 Curious was considered one of the toughest Zerg players because of his unpredictable attack timings and incredible army control. INnoVation is a highly adaptable player, Terran master, and had a lot of experience facing Zerg players. This match demonstrated the incredible importance of scouting. It’s not enough to search the front of your enemy’s base , knowing every single building the enemy has and even number of drones he has can be the difference between winning and losing . All of this can tell you where the opponent is headed and how to counter it. The biggest lesson from the game is how important micro control of your army is. Curious was able to split his army, attacking INnoVation’s main base at the same time as attacking at the front lines creating two fronts. INnoVation was unable to keep up with constant harassment losing the first game. In the second game INnoVation’s adaptive skills kicked in. He was able to out muscle Zerg units and kite the pesky Mutalisks winning the second game. The third game was played on Bel’shir Vestige where INnoVation wins the game with his famous early rush.

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Curious

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Top 15 Hottest Female Game Characters

15.Princess Peach

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Coming from 1985 Mario Bros Princess Peach will always be in our child hood hearts. The fight for this one will be hard. Browser always wants to steal her heart and Mario is there to save it.

Top 15 FPS Games of All Time

15. Wolfenstein (saga) Return to Castle Wolfenstein

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Because it came out in 2001 it isn’t anywhere near as visually appealing as anything out today but it is a classic and its story and innovative gameplay more than make up for what it lacks in graphics.  You play as B.J. Blazkowicz an Army Ranger Working on behalf of the British Office of Secret actions. Your mission? Defeat evil Heinrich Himmler and his genetically enhanced army of super soldiers. Wolfenstein is a timeless classic that led the way for so many other games we enjoy today. The Wolfesteinstein series paved road for future big hitters like Quake and doom and to its credit Wolfestein was also one of the first games to be brought on to a console as a first person shooter. 

Tips and Tricks For Hearthstone

In March 2014 Blizzard released Hearthstone. Hearthstone is a free to play online collectible card game. If you are familiar with World of Warcraft  you will also  recognize many characters in the game. Although it looks simple at first it becomes competitive very easily. Here are some tips for  beginners.

1.Welcome to the game.

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You can download this game free on the computer, phone or tablet. You can purchase cards in the game through Card Packs for gold. Gold is acquired through wining matches , completing quests or buying gold with real money.

The game also offers adventure packs that act as dungeons. I advise to purchase this expansions first vs buying card packs. You will acquire at least 1 legendary card guaranteed when the ratio of receiving a legendary card in packs is 1 /20.  The adventure packs are perfect for learning the mechanics of the game as well as gain cards after boss fights.

Quests allow you to acquire additional gold. There is 1 quest every day , don’t forget that you can re roll the quest by pressing the X button on top right.