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Redragon Opal GM27X5QIPS Gaming Monitor Review

Redragon Opal GM27X5QIPS Gaming Monitor Review

Redragon has never been known for making the highest-performing products on the market, but the company does have a solid reputation for making budget gaming peripherals that offer surprisingly...

RIG 600 PRO HS Wireless review

RIG 600 PRO HS Wireless review

A good wireless headset is hard to find—especially if you’re looking for one you can buy for less than a hundred dollars. There seem to be very few budget options on the market that...

AVerMedia Live Streamer Mic 350 Review

AVerMedia Live Streamer Mic 350 Review

AVerMedia Technologies is best known in gaming communities for its capture cards, but they have recently started branching out into other kinds of streaming gear. Now, they’ve just released a...

HyperX Cirro Buds Pro Review

HyperX Cirro Buds Pro Review

Headsets aren’t for everyone. They can be cumbersome and some users might not like the feeling of having them clamped over their ears. That’s why gaming earbuds are becoming so popular....

HyperX Cloud III Wired Gaming Headset Review

HyperX Cloud III Wired Gaming Headset Review

HyperX has made some of the most popular mid-range gaming headsets on the market for years. Now, they’ve just released the Cloud III headset which is the newest iteration in the...

AOC Agon Pro PD32M Gaming Monitor Review

AOC Agon Pro PD32M Gaming Monitor Review

AOC Agon Pro has once again collaborated with the luxury car company Porsche to create a new gaming monitor. This kind of brand mash-up might seem strange to some, but luxury brands working with...

Fnatic React Wired Gaming Headset Review

Fnatic React Wired Gaming Headset Review

There are a lot of great gaming headsets out there. Some are designed for more cinematic experiences, while others are designed to give players a competitive edge. Products made by Fnatic tend to...

Fnatic Bolt Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Fnatic Bolt Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

There are a lot of different kinds of gaming mice on the market, so it can be a little intimidating trying to find the right one. Those who are looking for an ultra-light weight mouse with low...

XPG Precog S Wired Gaming Headset Review

XPG Precog S Wired Gaming Headset Review

XPG is the gaming arm of the computer component company Adata, which is particularly well known for its hard drives. They’ve come out with quite a few gaming peripherals in the last few years...

Rode X XDM-100 USB Microphone Review

Rode X XDM-100 USB Microphone Review

Rode has long been a trusted name in the audio industry. The company has recently launched a new sub-brand called Rode X, which is focused exclusively on gamers and streamers. As part of this new...

Rode X XCM-50 USB Microphone Review

Rode X XCM-50 USB Microphone Review

Rode has been a trusted name in microphones for years, and they have just launched a new gaming and streaming-oriented brand called Rode X. Part of this new launch is the release of two new...

HyperX ProCast XLR Microphone Review

HyperX ProCast XLR Microphone Review

A solid USB microphone is a great way for podcasters, streamers, and content creators to take a massive step up in audio quality from the mics that come attached to their headsets, but they are far...

Is BioShock Still Worth Playing in 2024?

Is BioShock Still Worth Playing in 2024?

BioShock was one of the best games ever released for seventh-gen consoles. It truly was a next-gen game that combined a unique setting and a fantastic story with good shooting mechanics and a...

Disney Dreamlight Valley Review (Early Access)

Disney Dreamlight Valley Review (Early Access)

If you’re looking for your next cozy adventure game, Disney Dreamlight Valley is the game for you. This game is reminiscent of Animal Crossing, but with more narrative structure and the...

Amazon Luna Guide: What Is It & How Luna Works

Amazon Luna Guide: What Is It & How Luna Works

Amazon Luna is the latest video game streaming service, this time offered by Amazon. As with most new video game streaming services, it’s standard to go into these sorts of things with...

RØDECaster Pro 2 Review

RØDECaster Pro 2 Review

Audio interfaces can be intimidating. There are plenty of people out there who want to be able to get quality audio while recording a podcast, livestreaming on Twitch, or recording a guitar track...

HyperX Armada 25 Gaming Monitor Review

HyperX Armada 25 Gaming Monitor Review

A good display is one of the most important pieces of gear a gamer can have. It doesn’t matter how powerful your graphics card is if your monitor can’t generate a good enough picture to...

Andaseat Jungle 2 Gaming Chair Review

Andaseat Jungle 2 Gaming Chair Review

It used to be that all gaming chairs seemed like reskinned clones of each other, but there are a lot of different varieties on the market today. Most seem to be designed for the big-and-tall market,...

HyperX DuoCast USB Microphone Review

HyperX DuoCast USB Microphone Review

The microphone on your gaming headset may be good enough for chatting with your friends, but many gamers who are interested in content creation on places like YouTube and Twitch have found that...

AOC AGON Pro AG254FG Gaming Monitor Review

AOC AGON Pro AG254FG Gaming Monitor Review

AOC has a reputation for building world class gaming monitors. Now, they’ve just launched a new line of Agon Pro panels designed to offer a degree of performance reserved for players competing...

Andaseat Kaiser 3 Gaming Chair Review

Andaseat Kaiser 3 Gaming Chair Review

Buying a top-of-the-line gaming chair is a big investment, so it’s important that you know if the one you’re looking at will provide you with everything you need — particularly...

HyperX Cloud MIX Buds Review

HyperX Cloud MIX Buds Review

Finding the right gaming headset can be tricky, especially if you don’t really like the traditional over-ear design. Some users prefer the feel of in-ear buds to bulky headphones or headsets....

Razer Basilisk V3 Gaming Mouse Review

Razer Basilisk V3 Gaming Mouse Review

Wireless mice might be getting more popular now, but you still can’t beat the speed and reliability of a wired connection. With a solid USB cable, you never need to worry about interference,...

AOC GH401 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

AOC GH401 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Wireless audio used to be something of a taboo in the gaming world. Mention getting a wireless headset around other gamers and you were bound to hear one word — latency. There’s nothing...

Kinesis TKO Ergonomic 60% Gaming Keyboard Review

Kinesis TKO Ergonomic 60% Gaming Keyboard Review

Two trends have been growing in the world of gaming keyboards. The 60% form factor has grown more popular as gamers realize that they’d rather have more space on their desk and more room to...

Rode PSA1+ Boom Arm Review

Rode PSA1+ Boom Arm Review

So, you’ve got yourself a fancy new microphone for your desk, but you don’t want to leave it on the measly little base stand that it comes with. A good boom arm is essential for easily...

XPG Gammix S70 Blade M.2 NVMe SSD Review

XPG Gammix S70 Blade M.2 NVMe SSD Review

One of the most significant modern inventions in computer technology was the Solid-State Drive (or SSD). These hard drives are magnitudes faster than the old-school spinning drives, making tasks...

GameSir F7 Claw Tablet Controller Review

GameSir F7 Claw Tablet Controller Review

Like mobile gaming, but not satisfied with the flat panel design? Controllers for smartphones like the HyperX ChargePlay Clutch and the Razer Kishi are growing more and more common on the market,...

AOC GM500 Gaming Mouse Review

AOC GM500 Gaming Mouse Review

Need a new gaming mouse but not looking to spend an arm and a leg? The new AOC GM500 might just be the one you’re looking for! AOC is best known for their gaming monitors, but lately...

HyperX QuadCast S USB Microphone Review

HyperX QuadCast S USB Microphone Review

Good sound quality is essential for any kind of content creation. You can have one of the nicest, most expensive cameras in the world and a high-quality capture card, but it won’t matter if...

HyperX SoloCast USB Microphone Review

HyperX SoloCast USB Microphone Review

A good USB microphone can be a massive step up for those who are tired of the poor audio quality produced by most headset mics. Maybe you’re a streamer on Twitch, maybe you’ve got a...

Razer Huntsman Mini 60% Keyboard Review

Razer Huntsman Mini 60% Keyboard Review

The 60% form factor is relatively new, but it’s seen an explosion in popularity in recent years. The competition is getting steep, with excellent mechanical keyboards like the HyperX Alloy...

AOC C32G2ZE G Line Gaming Monitor Review

AOC C32G2ZE G Line Gaming Monitor Review

AOC has a reputation for building world-class gaming monitors. Now they’ve come out with a new line of G Line 2nd Gen monitors that are sure to keep the competition on their toes. All of these...

Andaseat Dark Demon Gaming Chair Review

Andaseat Dark Demon Gaming Chair Review

There are many gaming chairs out there, but only a few are designed for the premium market. One of the top players in the premium space is AndaSeat, who’s been making high-end gaming chairs...

EasySMX Gaming Chair Review

EasySMX Gaming Chair Review

There are so many gaming chairs out there these days that it can be impossible to compare them all. It seems like every company with a gaming brand has their own line of chairs, but there are few...

AOC AGK700 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

AOC AGK700 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

If you’re part of the PC community, then you might know AOC as a company that makes premium gaming monitors. They’re branching out, now — AOC has just come out with a line of...

AOC AGM700 Gaming Mouse Review

AOC AGM700 Gaming Mouse Review

AOC has built a reputation in the PC community for their quality gaming monitors, but did you know they’ve been branching out into peripherals too? One of the newest additions to their...

Cooler Master SK622 60% Keyboard Review

Cooler Master SK622 60% Keyboard Review

We’ve been seeing a lot of 60% form factor keyboards pop up in the PC gaming sphere. That’s because these tiny boards make a lot of sense for gamers. A smaller keyboard means more space...

Rode NT USB Mini Mic Review

Rode NT USB Mini Mic Review

Rode is a big name in the audio industry. You’ve probably at least heard of them, even if you don’t have much interest in microphones. Rode released a USB mic for us to review back in...

Resident Evil 8: Village Review

Resident Evil 8: Village Review

Resident Evil 8: Village was just released on May 7th! The series has always been popular, but Resident Evil 7: Biohazard as well as the recent remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3 have been...

RIG 500 PRO HX Headset Review

RIG 500 PRO HX Headset Review

RIG has just come out with a new line-up of products including a new controller and two new series of gaming headsets, each with versions tailored to Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Multi-platform...

RIG Nacon Pro Compact Controller Review

RIG Nacon Pro Compact Controller Review

RIG Nacon has just come out with several new products including a couple of gaming headsets and a new Xbox controller called the Nacon Pro Compact. Competitive gaming is RIG’s bread and...

Flexispot Gaming Desk GD01 Review

Flexispot Gaming Desk GD01 Review

Your desk is a vital component in any PC gaming setup, so it’s nice that companies have started manufacturing desks specifically designed for gamers. These frequently come with...

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Review

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Review

The first NieR flew under a lot of people’s radar. Most fans came to the series with the critically acclaimed sequel, NieR:Automata, in 2017. This NieR Replicant...

Buildings Have Feelings Too! Review

Buildings Have Feelings Too! Review

Some games have titles whose entire purpose seems to lie in drawing attention instead of conveying what a game is about or what you might expect to do playing it. Such a title might sound something...

Creative Sound Blaster X7 Review

Creative Sound Blaster X7 Review

In this review, we take a look at an older product from Creative, the Sound Blaster X7, and whether it’s still worth incorporating in your setup. Do you want an audiophile-quality experience...

Royal Kludge RK61 60% Mechanical Keyboard Review

Royal Kludge RK61 60% Mechanical Keyboard Review

Royal Kludge has a product you might be interested in if you’re looking to buy a 60% mechanical gaming keyboard and want to spend as little money as possible. The RK61 is a wireless keyboard...

Shelter 3 Review

Shelter 3 Review

I came in expecting a relaxing game about elephants. I looked at the achievements. They spoke of pretty flowers and pink flamingos. They implied a game that would be breezy and cheerful,...

Stronghold: Warlords Review

Stronghold: Warlords Review

Sound the call, bang the drums. The Warlords march to battle.  Just shy of the series’ 20th anniversary, Stronghold: Warlords finally swaggers up to the field of battle after...

Netgear Nighthawk XR1000 Gaming Router Review

Netgear Nighthawk XR1000 Gaming Router Review

The Netgear Nighthawk XR1000 is a top-of-the-line product made specifically for gamers and live streamers. It’s designed to provide the fastest and most stable wireless connection...

Redragon K596 Vishnu Keyboard Review

Redragon K596 Vishnu Keyboard Review

There aren’t many great options in the wireless gaming keyboard market. You need a fast wireless connection and a large battery on top of all the other features you’ve come to expect...

Cyberpunk 2077 Review

Cyberpunk 2077 Review

Hey there, choombas! The wait is finally over — Cyberpunk 2077 is here. CD Projekt RED started developing the dystopian RPG roughly nine years ago. It was finally released on...

XPG XENIA Gaming Notebook Review

XPG XENIA Gaming Notebook Review

In the market for a new gaming laptop? If so, XPG has one that is definitely worth checking out. It’s notoriously hard to stand out as a mid-range gaming laptop. There are dozens of different...

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes Review

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes Review

Sometimes it takes dedicated time to suss out a game’s influences. Maybe a strong thematic element to a story only becomes truly apparent near the ending or upon repeat playthroughs. Other...

Moon Pod Crescent Review

Moon Pod Crescent Review

Note: This is a review of the Crescent + Super Moon Pod. You can find our original Super Moon Pod Review here. If you read our Super Moon Pod review, you know it didn’t exactly end with a...

EasySMX V07W Wireless Gaming Headset Review

EasySMX V07W Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Wireless gaming peripherals are all the rage these days. But I was a bit late to the party. I got my first wireless anything just a few short months ago. And you know what? Now I’m...

PlayStation 5 Review

PlayStation 5 Review

The next generation of consoles is officially here! Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are out in the wild and ready to kickstart the next 5-10 years of gaming. And while the promise of true...

GameSir X2 Mobile Gaming Controller Review

GameSir X2 Mobile Gaming Controller Review

Mobile gaming has made leaps and bounds within the past few years. With the likes of Google Stadia (sort of), Apple Arcade, and Microsoft’s Project xCloud, we’re in...

Zowie Camade II Review

Zowie Camade II Review

When reviewing hardware, two of the most important questions you can ask are, “What is this thing meant to do?” and “How well does it accomplish this task?” Now, one...

Secretlab Omega Gaming Chair Review

Secretlab Omega Gaming Chair Review

Does a gaming chair really make a difference? Is it worth spending hundreds of dollars on a glorified rolling seat? That was my mindset only a few months ago, then all of a sudden, I was working...

HyperX Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse Review

HyperX Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse Review

That mouse is too heavy. This mouse is too light. With all the gaming mice out there, finding a properly-balanced option can seem nigh impossible! Sure, you can look up a list of best gaming...

Chicken Police Review

Chicken Police Review

Dark night. Hardly a star in the sky. Nights like these, if you walk the streets, you can almost taste the desperation in the air. Through the dazzling lights and the fake laughter, you can tell...

Super Moon Pod Review

Super Moon Pod Review

Behold the bean bag chair. It’s an iconic part of gaming rooms stretching back for decades. Frankly, if you didn’t play Super Mario Bros. or Sonic the...

Witch It! Review

Witch It! Review

Commenting on balance can be a tricky proposition. When determining whether a gameplay element screws with the overall balance of the experience, how can you be sure that your perceived issues...

Amnesia: Rebirth Review

Amnesia: Rebirth Review

Video games have an extraordinary ability to create empathy between players and their characters. A game might use swelling music and immersive writing to ground you in a character’s emotional...

Cooler Master MM720 Gaming Mouse Review

Cooler Master MM720 Gaming Mouse Review

Cooler Master seems to be carving out a nice niche for themselves in the lightweight gaming mouse market. They took bold strides earlier this year by releasing the MM710 line, which included...

Logitech G PRO X Wireless Headset Review

Logitech G PRO X Wireless Headset Review

Are wireless gaming peripherals worth it? Wireless mice and headsets have never seemed like a good idea to me. I always wondered what was being sacrificed for the freedom they provide — and if...

Aquanox Deep Descent Review

Aquanox Deep Descent Review

Is anyone else tired of amnesia as a plot device? Often, memory loss within video game narratives serves as a convenient excuse to deliver exposition to the player. Further, it often serves as a...

Partisans 1941 Review

Partisans 1941 Review

Sometimes a game comes out, and it feels like it was made for you. It’s in a genre you find interesting and offers an equally-interesting setting, and is embellished with novel mechanics and...

HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Keyboard Review

HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Keyboard Review

When rating components in my gaming setup, I typically evaluate each peripheral based on how it performs in my favorite titles. But as someone who comes from a history of using whatever was most...

Against the Moon Review

Against the Moon Review

Against the Moon feels like a game that’s split in two. On one hand, there’s the tactical deckbuilder with roguelite mechanics. On the other, there’s the diegetic...

Unrailed! Review

Unrailed! Review

In the age of uncertainty, many gamers are looking for ways to play with friends, especially online. Of course, the market for multiplayer games is astonishingly huge, and you’ve got a wealth...

Redragon Impact Elite M913 Mouse Review

Redragon Impact Elite M913 Mouse Review

What do you look for in a gaming mouse? Ergonomics? Aesthetics? Extra buttons, wireless capabilities, other features? Typically, the answer is a combination of all these factors. Unless...

Bounty Battle Review

Bounty Battle Review

Fighting games can be quite complicated. If you’ve ever seen gameplay at the professional level, this may come across as a laughable understatement. But take, for example, something like...

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Review

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Review

Fantasy RPGs have a protagonist problem. In far too many cases, in far too many worlds, your custom character is some manner of “chosen one.” It’s not as if there’s no way to...

Lepow 15.6-Inch USB-C Portable Monitor Review

Lepow 15.6-Inch USB-C Portable Monitor Review

Mobile games and the Nintendo Switch have revolutionized gaming on the go. Both are accessible, feature a variety of titles, and place AAA experiences in the palm of your hand. Unfortunately, these...

Paradise Killer Review

Paradise Killer Review

Sometimes, a game draws you in from its very first moments. There’s something about its aesthetics, its mood, maybe a particularly compelling story hook that catches you and reels you in....

Dota Underlords Review

Dota Underlords Review

Is Dota Underlords a game worth playing? There’s no shortage of reviews from the game’s launch that sought to answer that same question. Many complement the merging...

Frostpunk: On the Edge Review

Frostpunk: On the Edge Review

How often do you feel exactly what the player character is feeling when playing a game? How often is that feeling evoked by the way the mechanics unfold in conjunction with the story, rather than...

CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 Review

CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 Review

Most photo editing software can make your pictures better in just a few clicks. This is true whether you’re snapping selfies on your phone or taking pro photos with a full-frame SLR. But...

Mortal Shell Review

Mortal Shell Review

As a genre, soulslike is proving not only its popularity but its versatility. With games like The Surge 2 and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order adopting the challenging...

Metamorphosis Review

Metamorphosis Review

How do you create a story about societal inequality and uncaring, soul-crushing, monolithic bureaucracies without being overly depressing? As far as Metamorphosis is concerned, the answer...

CyberLink PowerDirector 365 Review

CyberLink PowerDirector 365 Review

Video production and editing have become much more accessible in recent years. You don’t need to be a Hollywood bigshot or a Sundance prodigy to splice together a few scenes anymore. The...

Barotrauma *Early Access* Review

Barotrauma *Early Access* Review

Sometimes, a game being “right up your alley” is actually a detriment to evaluating it fairly. Why? Because that kind of perception creates high expectations. And if a game can’t...

Terrorarium Review

Terrorarium Review

Coherent mechanics can prove vital for a game’s playability. This is particularly true for the puzzle genre, the one to which Terroriarium belongs. Unfortunately, points about puzzle...

Redragon K530 Draconic 60% Keyboard Review

Redragon K530 Draconic 60% Keyboard Review

When reviewing peripherals, I typically consider the effect they’ll have upon how I play video games. Will they make specific inputs easier, or improve my aim? Will they give me an edge in...

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE Review

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE Review

When SUPERHOT came out in 2016, it garnered quite a bit of buzz. Players and critics alike sang praise for its innovative movement, time-freeze mechanics, and distinctive art style. Less...

TONOR USB Gaming Microphone Review

TONOR USB Gaming Microphone Review

I recently bought a new gaming microphone. It had fantastic reviews and a respectable set of features — all at an affordable price. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? I clicked the...

GameSir VX2 AimSwitch Review

GameSir VX2 AimSwitch Review

In my experience, attitudes about hardware exist on a spectrum. On one end are the people who care deeply about the radiance of keyboard backlighting, the tactile feel of each keystroke, the texture...

Fnatic miniSTREAK Keyboard Review

Fnatic miniSTREAK Keyboard Review

Full-sized keyboards are too big. 60% form factor keyboards are too small. So which TKL keyboard is going to be just right for you? The Fnatic miniSTREAK is a serious contender for anyone...

Summer in Mara Review

Summer in Mara Review

I’m a sucker for a game with farming elements. It’s a shame that I don’t have much of a green thumb in real life, because there’s something so profoundly satisfying to me in...

HyperX Pudding Keycaps Review

HyperX Pudding Keycaps Review

As we’ve progressed in our technological capabilities, so too have our leisurely activities improved — including an abundance of refinement in the world of eSports and PC gaming. Within...

Desperados III Review

Desperados III Review

What sort of games tend to emphasize narrative and writing? Of course, any game can place an emphasis on such things, but what are the trends? We see a lot of third-person action games, first-person...

Deck of Ashes Review

Deck of Ashes Review

Sometimes, it behooves a reviewer to convey a game’s nature by comparing it to other games. It’s not a tool to be overused, particularly if you want to keep your articles relevant to...

Spirit Oath Review [Early Access]

Spirit Oath Review [Early Access]

Playing an Early Access title and trying to analyze its merits can involve a lot of trial and error. You might start a level and almost immediately get crushed by the AI. When that happens, what was...

Rising Lords Preview

Rising Lords Preview

The makers of Rising Lords seem to have adopted a similar approach to development as I did to conducting warfare within the game itself. That is after I got my ass handed to me in my first fight...

Resolutiion Review

Resolutiion Review

Cyberpunk as a genre feels increasingly relevant with each passing day. One might even go as far as to say that we’re living out the early stages of a cyberpunk society. This thematic...

Poly Bridge 2 Review

Poly Bridge 2 Review

As I write this in the Spring of 2020, the sun shining through my window, it occurs to me that Poly Bridge 2 is an excellent game to be playing right now. Life has been hectic lately, and...

Cooler Master Caliber R2 Gaming Chair Review

Cooler Master Caliber R2 Gaming Chair Review

Cooler Master consistently rides the line of quality and affordability. And somehow, their gear always looks slick. They seem to have struck a balance once again with the Caliber R2 Gaming Chair,...

XPG Summoner Gaming Keyboard Review

XPG Summoner Gaming Keyboard Review

Interference while gaming is incredibly frustrating. This is especially true when that interference is easily avoidable… say, from your keyboard. Issues like ghosting and input delays...

OPEdge Gaming Desk Review

OPEdge Gaming Desk Review

Gaming desks are a luxury that many players forget about when designing their perfect game rooms. But make no mistake – gaming desks deliver a major upgrade, especially in terms of style. With...

XPG Precog Gaming Headset Review

XPG Precog Gaming Headset Review

Ready to take your game to the next level? That may sound like marketing hyperbole, but I truly didn’t realize what I’d been missing. A few short weeks ago, I upgraded my Logitech G35 to...

Someday You’ll Return Review

Someday You’ll Return Review

Someday You’ll Return didn’t exactly endear itself to me in its opening moments. Dark, claustrophobic corridors, random jumpscares, a character called “the Beast.” I was...

Tidal Shock Review

Tidal Shock Review

Sometimes, I think game developers are afraid of water. Count the number of protagonists who will instantly drown the second they dip a toe in. Look at the Total War series, which once...

Spitlings Review

Spitlings Review

Spitlings is a game whose appeal is evident upon seeing a few minutes of gameplay. I do not say this flippantly; as I was playing, my brother took a brief look at the game and laughed and...

Arboria Review

Arboria Review

Arboria is a hodgepodge of ideas and mechanics drawn from games I tend to like. The combat system is extremely reminiscent of Dark Souls, various elements like permadeath and hub-based...

Fort Triumph Review

Fort Triumph Review

Fort Triumph is one of those games that sees the main characters amusingly observe the flaws inherent to feudalism, then encourages you to use the game’s over-the-top, physics-heavy...

The Shattering Review

The Shattering Review

I underestimated my emotional reaction to a character sitting at a desk with a glass of wine, ticking away at a typewriter. It sounds like a neutral enough action, perhaps even a bit mundane,...

HyperX Cloud Flight S Headset Review

HyperX Cloud Flight S Headset Review

Every moment of our day, the auditory cortex lodged deep in our temporal lobe is working overtime. Our ears pick up all types of sensory information, and the auditory cortex must identify sounds,...

A Fold Apart Review

A Fold Apart Review

A Fold Apart immediately jumps off the screen and shows you what it’s about. Colorful, stylized visuals are paired with sweet, calming piano melodies to set the mood. You select your...

Dragon Banner Preview

Dragon Banner Preview

Dragon Banner takes a while to come into its own. Shoddy audiovisuals and stilted gameplay dominate first impressions, especially during missions where the goal is simply to reach a certain...

In Other Waters Review

In Other Waters Review

How many games have you played where the protagonist is encased in a mechanized suit of some variety, assisted by an AI companion? How many of those games entailed blasting through hordes of alien...

Half-Life: Alyx Review

Half-Life: Alyx Review

It’s been more than twelve years since Half-Life 2: Episode Two’s release. Fans of the Half-Life universe have waited for this moment like Sirius Black waited in...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review

Could Animal Crossing: New Horizons have arrived at a more opportune time? In the midst of a period rife with panic, uncertainty, and isolation, out comes a game about the joys of exploring a...

Comanche Review

Comanche Review

My journey with the Early Access build of Comanche could be succinctly depicted with a movie-style montage. Like any good protagonist, I started out as a flailing neophyte, totally unable...

HyperX ChargePlay Clutch Mobile Review

HyperX ChargePlay Clutch Mobile Review

Mobile gaming continues to grow leaps and bounds. We now have the likes of Fortnite, Call of Duty Mobile, and the critically acclaimed Apple Arcade to distract ourselves whenever we need to kill...

Half-Life: Alyx Preview

Half-Life: Alyx Preview

True to form, Valve is sticking with it’s “once every decade or so” release schedule. Up next on the roster? Half-Life: Alyx! After years of waiting, players will finally...

Hidden Through Time Review

Hidden Through Time Review

What’s got you stressed out right now? Current events? Relationship troubles? Frustrations with your career? If you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed, maybe the best game to play...

The Pit: Infinity Review

The Pit: Infinity Review

One of the things I really like about Breaking Bad is how it deals with the consequences of violence. A character who suffers multiple gunshot wounds but survives...

Artificial Extinction Review

Artificial Extinction Review

Artificial Extinction is a unique take on the tried-and-true genre of tower defense games. The game is most definitely an “early access” indie title, but it already introduces innovative...

HyperX FURY Ultra Mouse Pad Review

HyperX FURY Ultra Mouse Pad Review

It’s hard to imagine yourself falling in love with a mousepad. Most of the time, gamers just grab whatever’s available, simply due to how similar the options are. But the...

Femida Review

Femida Review

Some games wear their inspirations on their sleeve. This isn’t necessarily a problem — the Middle Earth series, Vermintide and its sequel, and a whole rash of...

Legends of Runeterra Review

Legends of Runeterra Review

Are you a fan of Hearthstone or Magic: The Gathering Arena? Can’t get enough of digital cards, daring decks, and stomping fingers as you climb the PvP ladder? Allow me to...

The Blind Prophet Review

The Blind Prophet Review

The Blind Prophet is a mature, gritty and biblical graphic novel, wrapped around an indie point-and-click adventure game. The gameplay and graphics are simple yet enjoyable, though its story and...

Conglomerate 451 Review

Conglomerate 451 Review

Early in the year 2020, the development studio RUNEHEADS advanced Robot evolution by releasing EGO, a drone capable of relaying tactical information and providing real-time combat analysis for teams...

Zombie Army 4: Dead War Review

Zombie Army 4: Dead War Review

Zombie Army 4: Dead War is basically Left 4 Dead. From the way it marks levels with Grindhouse-style posters to the heavy emphasis on 4-player cooperative gameplay, Dead...

OPSEAT Master Gaming Chair Review

OPSEAT Master Gaming Chair Review

The OPSEAT Master, a title given to a chair to declare its superiority above all other chairs. Is this gaming chair worthy of such a title? Let’s dig into the details and find the answer....

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Review

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Review

Like other depictions of The Walking Dead universe, Saints & Sinners thrusts you into a world torn between a zombie apocalypse, warring factions, and the struggle of those...

Skellboy Review

Skellboy Review

Guess what this is: an action RPG where you play an undead scouring a ruined kingdom, battling other, less sane undead and hulking monsters, while opening various shortcuts in the interconnected...

noblechairs HERO Review

noblechairs HERO Review

There are a lot of sports cars on the road. For the mid-life crisis on a budget, you’ve got the relatively affordable Ford Mustang or Mazda Miata. But every car enthusiast holds at least...

GameSir F4 Falcon Mobile Gaming Controller Review

GameSir F4 Falcon Mobile Gaming Controller Review

With almost everyone having access to a high-performance, touch screen computer in their pocket, the ability to game on the go has risen exponentially. On the heels of increased accessibility, has...

Cooler Master MM711 Gaming Mouse Review

Cooler Master MM711 Gaming Mouse Review

The MM711 is the latest gaming mouse from Cooler Master and works as an RGB enabled variation of the MM710. Built with an ambidextrous shape that’s optimized for right-handed gamers, it comes...

The Lab Review

The Lab Review

Valve’s The Lab was intended as a showcase for the HTC Vive way back in 2016. But in typical Valve fashion, once they started polishing their game, they forget to stop. The result is a...

Escape From Tarkov Preview

Escape From Tarkov Preview

When all its pistons are firing, Escape From Tarkov is a profoundly affecting experience. Having never experienced combat in real life, it’s hard to judge Tarkov’s success in...

Darwin Project Review

Darwin Project Review

Like Star Wars, the United States, and countless adolescents, Darwin Project seems to be going through an identity crisis. One look at it screams influences: Fortnite, Overwatch, maybe some Team...

Google Stadia Review

Google Stadia Review

Google Stadia is a baffling, awkward, frustrating product. It is equal parts impressive and underwhelming, purposeful, and arbitrary. It is strikingly convenient in some ways and pointlessly obtuse...

Elite Dangerous VR Review

Elite Dangerous VR Review

Who doesn’t want their very own spaceship? Elite Dangerous may be a few years old, but it has aged like fine wine — especially in VR. See the stunning sights of our galaxy up close and...

Boneworks Review

Boneworks Review

It was around the third level that Boneworks clicked for me. Sure, there’s plenty to see and engage with in the first few scenes. The physics elevate the experience into new realms, for better...

HyperX Pulsefire Dart Mouse Review

HyperX Pulsefire Dart Mouse Review

The Pulsefire Dart Mouse is the latest gaming mouse from HyperX. It is a right-handed, ergonomic, wireless mouse. In this hands-on review, I’ll share my experience using the mouse and playing...

BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor Review

BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor Review

The BenQ EX2780Q Gaming Monitor is BenQ’s latest gaming monitor. I’ve been using the EX2780Q as my primary monitor for over two weeks now. I set it up side-by-side with my Dell...

Darksiders Genesis Review

Darksiders Genesis Review

When I learned I’d be reviewing Darksiders Genesis, I was excited. I’d only played the first game in the series, but I enjoyed it thoroughly, and its sequel always lit the fires of...

Don’t Die, Minerva! Review

Don’t Die, Minerva! Review

One of the compelling elements of Roguelites is the series of decisions you have to make over the course of your run. In The Binding of Isaac, you might be deciding how to spend bombs — do you...

Tools Up! Review

Tools Up! Review

I can be pretty competitive when playing multiplayer games, so many people find it surprising that I enjoy couch co-op games as much as I do. There’s just something about sitting down with a...

SecretLab Titan 2020 Gaming Chair Review

SecretLab Titan 2020 Gaming Chair Review

I’ve been testing out the SecretLab Titan 2020 chair for the past two weeks. Read on to hear about my experience with the chair, and how it measures up against other gaming chairs. For our...

Hot Brass Preview

Hot Brass Preview

Picture this. An office building is under siege, hostiles have taken multiple hostages, and it’s your job to neutralize the situation and get everyone out safely. You’re only given a...

Superliminal Review

Superliminal Review

Between the narration, architecture, testing framework, and shady corporate goings-on, Superliminal strikes me as a game striving to evoke titles like Portal and The Stanley Parable. Whether...

Sparklite Review

Sparklite Review

When taking on a boss in Sparklite, there’s typically something big and red you should be targeting. The fight becomes rhythmic as you determine their attack patterns, running and dodging...

Rocket Wars Review

Rocket Wars Review

As someone who grew up playing party games with my brothers, I’m always on the lookout for a new game that I can open up when I have company over to help break the ice and put everyone in a...

Kinesis Gaming XL Mousepad Review

Kinesis Gaming XL Mousepad Review

Mouse pads are the black sheep of the gaming accessory world. They’re often viewed as an afterthought, and manufacturers crank ‘em out in droves. But mouse pads are critical to a...

Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB Keyboard Review

Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB Keyboard Review

Are you looking for a competitive edge in your favorite PC games while taking care of your wrists? As gaming continues to grow in popularity, there’s more competition than ever. Kinesis hopes...

Kinesis Vektor RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Kinesis Vektor RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Does the Vektor Mouse from Kinesis Gaming deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as offerings from Razer, HyperX, and company? Let’s find out! I’ve spent the past week using the...

Door Kickers: Action Squad Review

Door Kickers: Action Squad Review

Door Kickers: Action Squad feels like a madcap pastiche of 80s action movies draped over a meticulously-designed, tactically-driven side-scrolling shooter. The developers clearly wanted to deliver a...

Moons of Madness Review

Moons of Madness Review

Down to the title, Moons of Madness is very obviously inspired by the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Protagonist Shane Newhart hangs a framed picture of the degree from his alma mater,...

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Early Preview

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Early Preview

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord feels like TaleWorld’s attempt to convincingly simulate medieval life in a time of war. Visiting the Armory in Bannerlord illustrates this well. In addition to...

AmazonBasics Racing Style Gaming Chair Review

AmazonBasics Racing Style Gaming Chair Review

Serving as Amazon’s digital store brand, AmazonBasics has earned a reputation for offering bargain-priced products. They usually provide just enough of an edge to beat out competitors vying...

Hell Let Loose *Early Preview*

Hell Let Loose *Early Preview*

It’s the Allies vs. the Axis powers in this new multiplayer FPS by Black Matter. Hell Let Loose draws inspiration from WWII-era events to deliver an action-packed multiplayer experience with...

Neo Cab Review

Neo Cab Review

The introduction of Neo Cab is reminiscent of the theatrical cut of Blade Runner. If there’s a moment where a relationship or concept could be set up with tact and subtlety, an obnoxious inner...

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Review

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Review

“Isidore Schmidt is my dear friend. We have a splendid rapport, Isidore and me. He is an aging Jewish antiquarian, while I am an equally aging — albeit somewhat more gentile —...

The Surge 2 Review

The Surge 2 Review

The Surge 2’s opening cutscene muses that machines built by imperfect creators can never themselves be perfect. Nonetheless, H.A.R.O.L.D. — an AI capable of projecting itself onto...

The Soujourn Review

The Soujourn Review

Dark energy pulses in my hands as I carry the relic across the precarious walkway. I place it in the statue’s alcove and the stone mirror springs to life, illuminating the walkway with dark...

Mythgard Review

Mythgard Review

Did you ever collect trading cards? Do you remember the exhilaration of opening booster packs and building decks? I sure do. I was a big fan of Magic the Gathering back in the day, and I have fond...

Devil’s Hunt Review

Devil’s Hunt Review

Déjà vu. Do you ever have that feeling? Maybe it comes in the form of an inkling that reminds you of multiple experiences all wrapped into one. In the battle between light and dark,...

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 – Cold War Review

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 – Cold War Review

World War I marked the bloody, painful transition from heavily romanticized 19th Century-style battles to the brutally efficient, modern warfare of the 20th Century. Generals were forced to...

Pesterquest Review

Pesterquest Review

John Egbert and Rose Lalonde. Who are these kids? We’ll start with the basics: John is a young man, eagerly awaiting a package. Inside, a game which will bring his small cohort of online...

Sin Slayers Review

Sin Slayers Review

I’ve led my team deep into the Forest of Gluttony. Our mission? To slay the first of the seven sinlords and end his evil scourge upon the land. But I never imagined his forces could be so powerful....

Children of Morta Review

Children of Morta Review

Love is the heart and soul of Children of Morta. When corruption ravages the land, and cruelty, desperation, and pain become the norm, love becomes the final bulwark against the darkness. The...

Remnant: From the Ashes Review

Remnant: From the Ashes Review

Blood clouds my vision as I stagger toward the twisted metal beams of a long-abandoned hotel. Collapsing into cover, I press the pulsing dragon heart to my chest and sigh in relief as its warmth...

Wreckfest Review

Wreckfest Review

Engines roar around me as I flash past the banner that marks the last lap of the race. I’m somewhere in the middle of the pack, and I know a spot in the top three will evade me unless I manage...

Vigor Review

Vigor Review

There’s a certain balancing act to being a reviewer. On the one hand, you need to judge a game by its own merits. On the other, the context of a game’s release remains relevant. Part of...

Brume *Early Preview*

Brume *Early Preview*

If you enjoy simple adventure titles, Brume is sure to impress. Although short in length, the game delivers big in the realm of charm and innovative mechanics. That’s because this indie RPG is...

The Blackout Club Review

The Blackout Club Review

Do you want to join the Blackout Club? Think carefully. The situation in Redacre is insane. Teenagers are blacking out and waking up in strange places, some of them covered in blood. The adults are...

Gibbous – A Cthulhu Adventure Review

Gibbous – A Cthulhu Adventure Review

It’s been a while since I last played a point-and-click adventure game. For the most part, I find them too slow and (if I’m being honest) kinda boring. But something felt different about...

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review

Wolfenstein: Youngblood, developed by Machinegames and Arkane Studios, adapts the run-and-gun action of its predecessors into a fun but somewhat basic co-op experience with plenty of post-game...

Streets of Rogue Review

Streets of Rogue Review

Streets of Rogue exhibits a profound love and respect for its players. I can’t remember the last time I played a game so committed to addressing the question, “what would be fun for the...

Songbird Symphony Review

Songbird Symphony Review

Songbird Symphony is a rhythm & adventure platformer game about an orphaned hatchling named Birb. Curious about his true origins, Birb sets out on an epic adventure in search of his parents....

Archlion Saga Review

Archlion Saga Review

“Short but adequate!” That’s the official description on the Nintendo Switch game store. Surely the developers of this Japanese RPG encountered a language barrier in their sales...

Cooler Master GS750 RGB Headset Stand Review

Cooler Master GS750 RGB Headset Stand Review

In this review, I check out Cooler Master’s new GS750 Headset Stand. It is a sturdy stand with a decent amount of heft to stay rooted to your desk. From an aesthetic standpoint, it looks like...

Cadence of Hyrule Review

Cadence of Hyrule Review

Cadence of Hyrule is the latest addition to the Zelda series. Developed by Brace Yourself Games and published by Nintendo, the game combines your favorite Zelda characters with the rhythm-based...

Littlewood Review

Littlewood Review

You’ve defeated the mighty wizard and saved the world from his sinister grasp. The adventure is over, and it’s time to return home. Only, what’s there to do after you’ve...

Eureka Ergonomic Z60 Gaming Desk Review

Eureka Ergonomic Z60 Gaming Desk Review

Eureka Ergonomic is relatively new to the desk game. They’ve rolled out a large line-up of gaming desks reminiscent of the popular Atlantic Gaming Desk. Offering both style and functionality,...

Fortnite Review

Fortnite Review

Fortnite is everywhere. From social media feeds to local news channels, the hype is almost unreal. But how did it get to be like this? It could be due to the fact that Fortnite is available on every...

Diablo 3 Review

Diablo 3 Review

I still remember staying up ‘til the wee hours of morning, teaming with players from around the world to grind levels in Diablo 2. I spent hours upon hours in that fantasy realm, learning...

Corsair K65 Lux Gaming Keyboard Review

Corsair K65 Lux Gaming Keyboard Review

The Corsair K65 is a luxurious tenkeyless keyboard that boasts great ergonomics and cutting-edge tech. It also features the highest quality materials on the market, from aircraft-grade brushed...

EasySMX VIP002S RGB Gaming Stereo Headset Review

EasySMX VIP002S RGB Gaming Stereo Headset Review

EasySMX reached out to us about doing a review on their latest headset (Model VIP002S). I decided to take them up on their offer, curious about what sort of quality their headset can deliver for...

Topre Realforce R2 Keyboard Review

Topre Realforce R2 Keyboard Review

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our Topre Realforce R2 Keyboard review. I spent a couple weeks at work with the Realforce R2 Keyboard (Model R2-US5-BK). It is a sturdy, full-size keyboard...

Cooler Master MH752 Gaming Headset Review

Cooler Master MH752 Gaming Headset Review

Hey everyone! It’s Austin here with another Cooler Master review. This time I’ll be checking out the MH752 Headset, one of the latest offerings in the new Cooler Master product lineup....

AndaSeat Dark Wizard Gaming Chair Review

AndaSeat Dark Wizard Gaming Chair Review

The Anda Seat Dark Wizard Gaming Chair has the most cushion of any PC gaming chair we’ve reviewed on High Ground Gaming. The luxuriously padded neck rest extends down to support both the...

MojoDesk Gamer Pro Standing Desk Review

MojoDesk Gamer Pro Standing Desk Review

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this MojoDesk Gamer Pro Standing Desk review. The MojoDesk Gamer Pro Standing Desk Package is a gorgeous desk that is decked out with five accessories for a...

Maxnomic Ergoceptor Pro Gaming Chair Review

Maxnomic Ergoceptor Pro Gaming Chair Review

I had the opportunity to try this PC gaming chair out for several weeks, and I’ve written a full review on its ins, outs, and everything in between. Let’s get started. If you’re on...

CoolerMaster MP510 L Series Mouse Pad Review

CoolerMaster MP510 L Series Mouse Pad Review

I started testing out the MP510 mouse pad last weekend, and it’s been fun giving it a trial run. It sports a comfortable cloth exterior with intricately stitched edging complemented by a sweet...

OPSEAT Grandmaster Series Gaming Chair Review

OPSEAT Grandmaster Series Gaming Chair Review

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this OPSEAT Grandmaster Series Chair review. I am going to relate my experience with the gaming chair over a two week period. Below you’ll find the...

Genius Scorpion K10 Gaming Keyboard Review

Genius Scorpion K10 Gaming Keyboard Review

Hey everyone! Austin here with another review. This time I’m checking out the Genius Scorpion K10 Gaming Keyboard. It markets itself as a smart gaming keyboard with RGB backlighting and a...

Genius Gaming Headset HS-G680 Review

Genius Gaming Headset HS-G680 Review

Hello High Grounders and digital wanderers. Thanks for stopping by and checking out this review on Genius’ HS-G680 Gaming Headset. Ignacio from Genius hooked us up with the headset making this...

noblechairs ICON Review

noblechairs ICON Review

Thanks for coming by and checking out this chair review. Alex from noblechairs sent me a sample of their ICON Series Leather Chair in Midnight Blue and Graphite for testing. First I’ll share...

E-WIN Calling Series Gaming Chair Review

E-WIN Calling Series Gaming Chair Review

E-WIN’s representative who goes by Sally reached out to me in regard to doing a review on their Calling Series chair. She sent me this chair and we are grateful to her for making this review...

Respawn 200 Series Gaming Chair Review

Respawn 200 Series Gaming Chair Review

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this gaming chair review. We are going to be checking out Respawn’s 200 Chair. Gentry from Respawn reached out to me and sent us this sample making this...

SecretLab Titan Tempo Chair Review

SecretLab Titan Tempo Chair Review

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this PC gaming chair review. Today we are going to be looking at SecretLab’s Titan Gaming Chair (Tempo Storm Edition). Ronald from SecretLab reached out...

LEVL Alpha M Series Gaming Chair Review

LEVL Alpha M Series Gaming Chair Review

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this gaming chair review. Greg, the LEVL rep who reached out to me, sent me their black and white Alpha Series M gaming chair for testing. Read on to find out...

Creative T50 Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Review

Creative T50 Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Review

Creative has delivered another high quality audio product with their GigaWorks 2.0 T50 Wireless Speakers with NFC. They are a great option for a home, office, or personal room setup. The Bluetooth...

Elgato Game Capture HD Review

Elgato Game Capture HD Review

If you’re looking to quickly get a stream or YouTube channel set up with footage of your gameplay, getting the Elgato Game Capture HD is one of the easiest ways to accomplish that. This is...

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