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Jul132014

PC Game Review: League Of Legends

The Razer Naga Hex mouse does function very properly but it is a smaller mouse so is a lot more comfortable for these with standard to smaller hands, I prefer a mouse with a bigger size so the League of Legends Naga Hex mouse was a bit little for me. The mouse performed nicely and I had no troubles employing it in very first individual shooters and some approach games but did not use the mouse considerably for games like League of Legends as I don't genuinely like fighting battle variety games. The assignments for the thumb buttons worked perfectly and for my Battlefield 3 fps gaming I left them as they were for quick switching of weapons with no having to go to my keyboard. Joining a game soon after this is fairly straightforward. All you have to do is click play and you'll can then pick which map you want to play on (there's a 5 versus five and a 3 versus three currently) and wait for it to match you up with a team. Every thing up till this point is quite good, but if you're new to moba's this is where League of Legends starts to get complex. Yes, it will cost you some money to alter it in your League headquarters but it's worth the investment since you'll level up significantly more rapidly by maintaining damage all through. You are in a position to keep alive with defence or manage and healing will make you quite common in groups, nonetheless , you will level slower and get fewer rewards to your time investment. Get The maximum amount of Cash As Attainable Ensure you snag all the funds and item drops that can come from the mobs you kill, and also make sure you trade with other players liberally and sell off any vendor trash at the earliest opportunity.


They are split into Offence, Defense, and Assistance and have some quite interesting buffs you can choose from every single. On best of all of this, there are three other maps, every single with their own guidelines and playstyle. Disapproval Section: Right here is the section where I will state my private grievances. Dota two is equivalent in some ways, but diverse in several much more. Dota two is genuinely hard to get into, and has a quite steep learning curve. Kenny Dalglish Born: March four, 1951 Country: Scotland International Career: 1971 - 1986 (102 appearances, 30 goals) Dalglish became a famous name in British football with Scottish giants Celtic, prior to cementing his place in football folklore with a move to a flourishing Liverpool team.


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He has played out his entire profession with Manchester United, and has been an integral part of the club's tremendous accomplishment in the 1990s and 2000s. He holds the records for the most appearances for Manchester United, and the most appearances by any player in the English Premier League. These spells can be employed in addition to the four abilities that every champion possesses, but these spells will not improve in level. The level cap of the game is 30, and at that time, you can enter ranked matches, and play to get a lot more ranked points, or as this game calls it, elo. You have the capability to purchase a lot more champions making use of Influence points, which are the in game currency, or Riot points, which cost real income. But don't be concerned, individuals that devote a lot more income in this game will not get an benefit more than you, the only factor you can get making use of riot points that you can't get using influence points are skins, which are purely cosmetic.


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They are optional needless to say, but if you strategy on playing PvP at any time in the game, you ought to start practicing quickly. Given that when you die, you have to contemplate into account all the costs concerned - 300g for the enemy killer, as properly as any gold from assists they get, in addition you will skip out on two-three minion waves of experience, in addition you skip out on ten-eighteen final hits. If you are spending $20 or much less a month, you are probably below addiction levels.


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Jun262014

Video game personality Ryan Davis dead at 34



By Malathi Nayak

SAN FRANCISCO Mon Jul 8, 2013 9:14pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Video game journalist and podcaster Ryan Davis, known for his devout fan following in the tight-knit community, died last week at the age of 34, Giant Bomb, the news gaming site he cofounded, said on Monday.

Davis had a visible online presence in the video game community through the popular podcast "the Giant Bombcast" he hosted every week to discuss industry news and review games.

A former editor at the video game news site GameSpot, Davis co-founded Giant Bomb in 2008. Three years later, Time magazine named it one of the top 50 websites of the year, describing it as a sort of Wikipedia for gaming news, reviews and commentary - "a mashup of a traditional game-info destination."

The cause of Davis' death, which occurred less than a week after his wedding, was not given by Giant Bomb.

"In the face of this awfulness, many of us will at least always remember him as we last saw him: outrageously, uproariously happy, looking forward to his next adventure with the biggest grin his face could hold," Matthew Rorie, product manager at Giant Bomb, said in a message posted on the site.

Minutes after the post was published on Monday, video game industry analysts, game enthusiasts, journalists and games publishers like Ubisoft and Amazon Video Games took to Twitter to express their sense of loss.

"A sad day in the industry, RIP Ryan Davis," was posted on the official twitter feed of Amazon Video Games.

"Every time I saw Ryan Davis, I left smiling," tweeted Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter.

(Reporting by Malathi Nayak; Editing by Edith Honan)

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Jun252014

Sega Dreamcast Review - A Short-Lived Video Game Console With A Long Shelf Life

After the smashing success of the Genesis and the terrible failure of the Saturn, Sega released its "Dreamcast" with much anticipation and skepticism.  The Dreamcast was released on September 9, 1999 (9/9/99) during a period of limbo after the successes of the Playstation and Nintendo 64 consoles.    This initial US release was an unprecedented success with the Dreamcast selling over half a million units in just two weeks.  On its opening day, the Dreamcast was backed up by an impressive 18 launch day titles.  These new releases were powered by some powerful new hardware that would revolutionize video game consoles for years to come.  Then, just a few short years after its launch, the Dreamcast went quietly into the night with the release of the Playstation 2. 

Despite the PS2's crushing of the Dreamcast, Sega's "little-console-that-could" churned out some amazing titles that entertained hundreds of thousands of people.  Its hardware was revolutionary.  The Sega Dreamcast may be gone but it is not forgotten.

The Dreamcast Console

The Sega Dreamcast console was colored a fairly drab grey and was sized quite a bit smaller than the Playstation 2 and Xbox systems of the same "generation" as the Dreamcast.  Each Dreamcast came packaged with a 56k modem that was attached to the back of the console.  In today's terms, this may seem somewhat prehistoric, but the Dreamcast was the first system to allow gamers to connect to the internet without the purchase of other peripherals--an idea that was truly revolutionary.  Sega would later release a broadband modem as a peripheral. 

The controllers for the Dreamcast received mixed reviews.  Their looks were certainly nothing to write home about.  They were colored the same drab grey as the console and they looked quite chunky.  Up to that point, the Playstation controllers were considered to be the best of the best, and the Dreamcast seemed to lag behind.  However, it almost seemed as if Microsoft's Xbox took some hints from the Dreamcast controller for its final design. 

After some use, Sega's controllers became more appreciated.  They were more comfortable for people with larger hands and had some advanced features within each controller.  The memory cards, or "Visual Memory Units" (VMU) attached into the slots at the center of each controller.  Each VMU acted as a memory card but also had a screen and some rudimentary buttons.  Certain games would utilize the VMU's screen to in game information and some games even used the VMU unit to play mini-games.  In the end, the VMU was creative, but it turned out to be more of a novelty than anything. 

Up until the Dreamcast, most video game consoles were known by their "bit" rating.  The NES was 8-bits, the Genesis was 16-bits, and the Playstation was 32-bits.   The Dreamcast was technically a 128-bit system, but it was not branded that way.  For the next-gen consoles, the Dreamcast's processing speed of 3 million polygons per second was the number that matter.  And for 1999, that number was astronomical. 

The console itself was quite simple.  Four controller ports were located on the front face and game discs could be placed in the hatch on top of the system.  Dreamcast games were all scribed on "GD-ROMs," which essentially stood for a gigabyte CD.  This gigabyte of storage was roughly twice the size of the traditional CDs that systems like the Playstation used.  The backside of the Dreamcast had a power adapter, television outputs, and a telephone jack for the modem.  The system had a few embellishments on it, including a signature orange swirl on top of the CD drive. 

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Dreamcast Accessories

Despite the Dreamcast's early demise, Sega pushed the limits with this console's accessories and released many peripherals that would become staples for systems soon to come.  With this system's internet connectivity, Sega released a number of PC like accessories including a mouse, keyboard, and microphone.  The microphone was first released with the popular game Seaman but was later used to interact with gamers online.  Both the mouse and keyboard could be used to surf the internet but were meant to give the full experience of first person shooter games.  As mentioned above, Sega also released a broadband modem to speed up those slower 56k internet connections.  The broadband modem did not see wide distribution since it was released towards the end of the Dreamcast's production run. 

The Dreamcast also had a wide range of fun and quirky game specific accessories.  These included a set of maracas for Samba de Amigo, guns to be used for shooter games, a fishing pole for Sega Bass Finish, an arcade stick, and a racing wheel.  Each accessory was quite well made and only served to enhance the gaming experience for some of the many stellar titles on the Dreamcast. 

Sega also released a number of peripherals to enhance the output capabilities of the Dreamcast system.  These included the VGA adapter that allowed gamers to hook their computer monitors up to their Dreamcast instead of their lower resolution televisions.  An S-Video cable was also released when these inputs first became popular features on televisions and DVD players.   

The Dreamcast Game Library

On its release date in the United States, the Dreamcast had an unprecedented 18 launch titled.  These initial releases ranged in quality from monumental to terrible, which was pretty indicative of the years to come for the Dreamcast.

Nearly singlehandedly because of Soul Calibur, the Dreamcast was known as a console for fighting games.  A number of other quality fighting games also emerged, which included Marvel vs. Capcom, Powerstone, and Street Fighter.  For well over a year the Dreamcast was without a decent RPG, but by the end of the Dreamcast's existence, a number role-playing games stood out as some of the best RPGs to ever be developed.  These included Skies of Arcadia, Grandia II, Phantasy Star Online, and the truly sensational  Shenmue. 

Even though EA Sports never signed on to develop games for the Dreamcast, Sega's "2K" sport games were some of the best sport games ever developed.  The football games were by far the best in the series of games. 

The Dreamcast also had a number of great online features and head-to-head game play options that had never before been seen on console gaming.  ChuChu Rocket, a puzzle game, was the first release to feature head-to-head competition over the internet. 

After only a few short years of production, the depth and quality of games developed for this dead console is unmistakable.  The games made their mark on many to come, but they still offer hours of fun for those who want to dust off their Dreamcast. 

 

The Dreamcast in Summary

It is unfortunate that the Dreamcast was met with a quick demise.  That Playstation 2 was just too much to handle.  But, for those lucky owners of the Dreamcast, it may be time to get it out of that old box in the basement and give it another go.  That old console just might have more life in it that you think. 



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Jun242014

Console OS Kickstarter campaign hopes to bring Android to your PC



Google Android may be developed first and foremost as an operating system for smartphones and tablets. But folks have been figuring out how to run Android on PCs for years, sometimes with mixed results.

Last year a group called iConsole.tv launched a desktop computer with an Intel Haswell processor and Android software. Now they want to make their version of Android available for anyone to install on an Intel-powered PC. It's called Console OS, and the team has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project.

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This isn't the first version of Android to support Intel chips. In fact, Google's Android software officially supports Intel chips like the ones found in recent low-cost tablets and smartphones, and the Android-x86 project has been porting Android to AMD and Intel platforms for several years.

But the folks behind Console OS say their software is designed to support common PC hardware with support for OpenGL ES 3.0 graphics, Miracast wireless display technology, and more.

Console OS can run as a standalone operating system, or you can install it on multi-boot systems so you can switch between Windows and Android.

Unfortunately, Console OS isn't Google certified, which means it'll lack the Google Play Store. Instead it'll have its own app store as well as the Amazon Appstore... and support for importing apps you've purchased from Google Play on other devices.

The basic operating system will be available for free, while Console OS Pro adds extra features for a fee. Eventually you'll need to pay for a $20 per year license to use the Pro version, but a $10 Kickstarter pledge gets you the OS plus free lifetime updates.

Pro features include support for toggling between Android and Windows without rebooting, WindowFlinger for running Android apps in Windows, and DVR support, among other things.

The team says they're supporting 25 PCs at launch, including tablets, notebooks, and 2-in-1s such as the Asus Transformer pad T100, Dell XPS 11, 12, 13, and 15, Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro, and several Lenovo, Sony, and Toshiba systems.

Console OS sounds like an interesting project... but it also doesn't sound all that different from what we've seen from Android-x86, Bluestacks, and other efforts to bring Android and Android apps to Windows PCs.

via Engadget


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Nov192013

The Common Xbox 360 Problems That You Should Know About

That's in addition to shipping and handling charges! Thankfully, there are particular actions you can take to stop your Xbox from crashing and to repair your console if it currently has knowledgeable the "red ring of death". The 1st factor you should try it to simply eliminate your Xbox 360 from where it is situated into an open area. Yep, you heard correct. Your pride and joy will finish up down there on the border for God knows how extended. So what are your alternatives for the Xbox 360 repair you desperately want? Nowadays the medium of communication and connectivity has developed a exceptional difference in the planet of communication. It is hard for men and women to believe about a life without having the use of these mobile devices. The escalating recognition and importance of devices such as mobile jukeboxes, mobile theaters and mobile offices proves it well. Nevertheless, you'll want to be cautious everytime you repair your Xbox 360 by yourself. When you do that, it's going to void the warranty and there is at all occasions the possibility that you could be mess up whereas repairing it. So, unless you may possibly be specialist in electronics and you understand what you are undertaking, by no indicates try to repair the Xbox 360 gaming console by yourself.
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