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Review: This War of Mine

Review: This War of Mine

In This War of Mine, Polish developer 11 bit Studios, whose previous commercial foray was the well-received Reverse Tower Defence series Anomaly: Warzone Earth, have given us an incredibly hard game to play. It’s not the interface (it’s totally intuitive), the absence of a tutorial (it’s just not necessary), or the pacing (the action unfolds at a calm, steady rate). What makes this game hard is that it pulls you in almost instantly, makes you care intensely about your handful of characters, and quickly convinces you that if Katia starves to death tonight, you are going to scream your head [...]

November 18, 2014 Neurotic Reviews 0

LEPA BOL.Quiet Tri-Speed fan

LEPA BOL.Quiet Tri-Speed fan

Unarguably, I did have my reservations reaching for the LEPA BOL.Quiet Tri-Speed fan to replace a much worn Yate Loon D12SL-12 on my CPU cooler, but after using it for a few days I can honestly say it was money well spent. The LEPA brand might seem like a new player in the air cooling, PC case and PSU market, but make no mistake – it’s owned by Enermax and was established in 2010 as part of the company’s general overhaul process. Essentially, LEPA’s product range is very similar to what the old brand offers, but is just a bit different. The fan [...]

November 3, 2014 Neoheresy Hardware 0

Outlasting the Horror

Outlasting the Horror

Darkness. You wait, crouched under some bed you found at the last minute. You hear steps, but cannot make out where they’re coming from as your heartbeat and your breath echo deafeningly loud in your ears. You only know that whoever, whatever, is roaming out there comes closer, comes for you. Your heart beats faster, your breathing distorts to a wailing as fear threatens to overwhelm you. You pull out your camera to peek at your surroundings and in the greenish, unreal view of the night vision feature you see two legs, slowly approaching… Welcome to Mount Massive Asylum. Welcome [...]

February 25, 2014 geekycatlady Reviews 0

COD: Black Ops II Impressions

COD: Black Ops II Impressions

OK, so I was a bit unsure whether I should even fork out the cash for this game.  It’s only fair that I get that out in the open right off the bat.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m no COD hater, in fact I’ve played every single COD PC rendition since the dawn of time, but this time around (and last time, if truth be told) it was more of that obligatory “well, you’re a gamer, and you need to keep up with the newest games, so WHY NOT.”  Yeah, I think that most accurately sums up my purchasing whim….”why [...]

November 15, 2012 J.J. Costello Impressions, Reviews 0

Gears of War 3 – Of Men and Mutants

Gears of War 3 – Of Men and Mutants

I came across Gear of War 3 (Epic Games) quite by accident (and almost a year after its release) – the whole series was completely off my radar up until now … that’s quite a shame, because – even if this 3rd-person-shooter doesn’t actually reinvent the “kill mean mutants”-genre, it’s really fun! But let’s start at the beginning: You are Marcus Fenix, a guy, who obviously eats steroids for breakfast – or how else would you explain these ridiculously gigantic upper arms? Oh, and you’re a COG, too, which means, you get to carry a bunch of really big weaponry and be [...]

October 29, 2012 geekycatlady Impressions, Reviews 0

Smite Me

Smite Me

The game where you get to play gods! (Jesus and Mohammed sold separately) So amidst the controversy (dun dun dun), surrounding Hi-Rez’s newest title, I decided to take the risk of having my politically correct immortal soul ruined and test the SMITE beta. And whaddaya know, Kali is TONS of fun to play. We’ll get back to the controversy in a moment, but let’s first catch up on what exactly SMITE is. Successor, or copycat, of games like League of Legends, SMITE is a third person perspective MOBA. That’s multiplayer online battle arena for you laymen. You get to pick [...]

September 4, 2012 Manny Impressions, Reviews 0

GW2: Headstart Impressions

GW2: Headstart Impressions

Anticipated by many, hyped by some, ArenaNet’s new MMO Guild Wars 2 officially releases on August 28. As one of those who pre-purchased the game, I have already been exploring the world of GW2 since Saturday morning and decided to take a quick break from the game to share my impressions with you – the good, the bad and the surprising. The Good When ArenaNet announced a few days ahead of the headstart that they might open the servers for the pre-purchasers up to 3 hours early, I was skeptic. After all, “up to” can mean anything from3 hours to [...]

August 28, 2012 Yasvindra Impressions, Reviews, Varia 0

Diablo III – That’s all after 12 years… seriously?

Diablo III – That’s all after 12 years… seriously?

Both Diablo and Diablo II were unarguably two of the most important game titles released in the last 15 years. They were not only terrific games in their era – they simply re-defined the genre (action RPG/hack’n’slash) and became an inspiration for various game creators for years to come. You have to respect that, but you also have to expect a lot from Diablo III, the latest instalment of the franchise. It took Blizzard 12 years to finally put all the tiny bits together and release the game. And then, all hell broke loose… It all started on release, when Blizzard’s authentication [...]

July 23, 2012 Neoheresy Reviews 1

Quick Fun: Orcs Must Die!

Quick Fun: Orcs Must Die!

Today I would like all of you guys to meet our new category “Quick fun”. This category is the “girl you pick up in a nightclub” of gaming: Only if you are really lucky it’ll look ok in daylight but it’s definitely perfect for a night of fun or two. Sometimes it’ll stick around for quite some time but mostly it will be forgotten after a few rounds. In other words: If you come home from a day of tiring work and just want to have some quick no-strings-attached fun with your PC look here for some ideas. (and I [...]

July 19, 2012 Tyler Duden Impressions, Reviews 1

XP4T meets Blacklight

XP4T meets Blacklight

XP4T put together a private match on the recently released steam game Blacklight: Retribution. Most of us had never played it before, so don’t expect too much! What you CAN expect is our brutally honest first impressions and general feelings about the game. It actually took us awhile to actually play together, the servers were down, and only half of us could get in for some unbeknownst reason. In our initial frustration, we play are round of conquest on BF3. Interestingly enough, we only really thought of playing Blacklight, due to the fact that a lot of us upgraded to [...]

July 13, 2012 J.J. Costello Impressions, Reviews, XP4T Exclusives 0