There was a while there where it seemed PC Gaming (with the exception of RTS games and MMOs) was starting to fall off the face of the earth. While some of my friends remained steadfast (most playing Civilization IV, and V World of Warcraft or both,) I ditched my PC for consoles almost exclusively since high school. I've started to go back a bit, and I'm seeing that the game has changed so much. I can't live without a mechanical keyboard now, and I'm sure my wife appreciates her gaming mouse too. Developers are coming back too. Read my thoughts on the matter.
bykdiston08-31-201403:53 PM - edited 09-01-201411:28 AM
There really aren't enough pirate games. There's Assassin's Creed: Black Flag of course, and a handful of others, but despite our cultural obsession, Pirates don't get a ton of video game represenation (unless its thematic, and some villain or something). Here to fill that gap is Risen 3: Titan Lords. Take to the seas in an expansive Pirate themed action adventure, Demons, cults, treasure, its all in a days work.
It feels like eons ago when I first found out that Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright were going to do a crossover title. As a fan of both franchises I waited...
...and finally found out it was coming out in March 2014, only to see that release that get pushed back to end of the summer. Well, the game is finally here, and it's finally available for you to pick up. Is it the crossover title we've all been waiting for? I think so, but will you? Read on.
byhootie08-31-201411:33 AM - edited 08-31-201411:38 AM
What components would you put in the home theatre system of your dreams? Most of us watch enough TV that having an awesome home entertainment system makes a lot of sense, but few of us go that extra step - including myself. I have thought about what would make my dream home theatre.
byBradMoon08-31-201410:36 AM - edited 08-31-201410:36 AM
If a growing horde of smartphones, tablets, game consoles, laptops, smart appliances, connected cameras and video streamers is congesting your Wi-Fi network, Netgear has a solution. The Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Wi-Fi router offers a total of 3.2Gbps over three Wi-Fi bands to maximize the wireless performance of each of those devices. I plugged one in to my home network and here’s how the stealthy looking, six-antenna router performed.
bykdiston08-30-201408:54 PM - edited 08-31-201407:39 AM
I think the title about sums it up really. A third person action title; team up in groups of four to take down monstrous robots. One of the years many PS Vita titles, Freedom Wars was released to great success in Japan, though, they do like fighting giant robots over there... then again, so do we! Play as a character held prisoner for the crime of 'being alive', work off your debt destroying robo-menaces, save innocent lives, and don't forget... let's have fun out there people.
byShelly_Wutke08-30-201403:00 PM - edited 08-30-201409:07 AM
What makes up a well-stocked kitchen? I’d have to say it depends the person cooking in it. Although we all have our favourite must-use kitchen gadgets, some people like to use kitchen tools every day that other people may never have heard of. But out of the plethora of cool kitchen gadgets available, there are a few gadgets I think we can all universally agree are absolutely essential to a happy, well-run kitchen.
byShelly_Wutke08-30-201408:12 AM - edited 08-30-201408:13 AM
The words ‘Back To School’ can bring about mixed emotions for a lot of parents. On one hand, it’s nice to spend time with the kids in the summer – on the other? It will be absolutely amazing to get them back into a regular routine. But a regular routine means packing lunches, so here's some creative lunch bag inspiration they're sure to 'eat up.'
A game with a very appropriate name, in two words Project CARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulator) is a project in crowd funding a racing platform that will probably be THE game for the Racing SIM enthusiast. Boasting more tracks than its competition, and a beefy car roster, Project CARS is an 'open' driving experience unlocking everything from the word go (or should I have said 'drop of the flag'?) allowing racers to choose when, where, and what their racing experience will be, across Career paths, Solo stuff, multiple Motorsports, Online, and Community, this is one garage with a lot of stuff in it.
FUJIFILM has unveiled its high-end, third-generation compact camera. The FUJIFILM X30 promises to bring back the joy of shooting. Highlights include a high-quality CMOS sensor, real-time viewfinder, high capacity battery and dual ring controls.
on 08-28-201408:02 PM - last edited on 08-29-201409:06 AM by BBYJuby
Wedding photography is one of the most rewarding fields in photography, because it offers so many unique opportunities to make powerful and moving images. Today we're looking at some of the best Canon lenses for capturing images that will bring tears to the eyes of your bride and groom for years to come.
on 08-28-201407:33 PM - last edited on 08-29-201409:18 AM by BBYLaura
THE massively successful fighting game of most any generation it has existed in, Street Fighter's current iteration, Street Fighter IV sparked a resurgence in fighting genre interest, unlike anything since the Mortal Kombat guys first started ripping off bits and pieces of one another. Constantly tested and pushed by its community, updates have long been a part of Street Fighter. Ultra this, Arcade Edition that, is it worth it? In a word, yes. In two, Oh heck yes. Ultra Street Fighter IV ladies and gentleman, lets fight.
Leashes and collars will do the trick for dogs, and cats can be kept indoors to protect them from the hazards on the roads, but if you have a cat or dog that’s what I call a ‘streaker’ – meaning anytime the door is open they bolt, you have a definite problem that needs solving.
on 08-28-201401:08 PM - last edited on 08-29-201409:30 AM by BBYLaura
Dorms don’t usually provide any kind of TV service right in your dorm room, so a streaming device is almost a necessity. There are quite a number of different streaming options, but to make it simple for you here are the top 3 devices.
I've never been a fan of defensive football in the Madden series. It seems so often, I'd just be doing the same thing over and over again. Madden 15 changes the way we've played defense, both by vantage point and strategy. This is just one of the many big changes in this year's edition of the Madden series. Come get a glimpse of what this year's edition has to offer.
on 08-27-201404:30 PM - last edited on 08-27-201404:30 PM by BBYJuby
Head down to your local Best Buy store on Monday, September 8th and be one of the first to get your hands on NHL 15, Destiny AND Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Our stores will be opening at 11:59pm but you can line up early for additional offers on Next-Gen consoles and gaming accessories and take part in our lineup giveaways!
Knowing the best focal length for your subject is an important part of photography, but sometimes there's a difference between the focal length you think you're using, and your true focal length. This is a result of the crop factor, which comes into play because of the variety of camera sensor sizes on the market today.
on 08-27-201411:45 AM - last edited on 08-28-201411:04 AM by BBYLaura
Unfairly overlooked, the Metro series is a gripping, gritty, dark and brutal tale of surviving a hostile environment, in an unlikely place, and against all odds. When things as simple as air and light are consumable resources that your life depends on, a certain amount of tension becomes a constant companion. Monsters and badguys abount, darkness lay in all directions and safety is as precious and rare as gold. Interested? Well, if you like shooters, if you like a bit of horror, and especially if you like post apocalyptic wastelands, you should be. Its Metro: Redux, re-packaging the two installments of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, a whole gang of improvements, and giving a healthy help up in the graphics department.
on 08-27-201404:49 AM - last edited on 08-28-201409:21 AM by BBYLaura
If there’s one thing better than sitting on the beach, it’s sitting on the beach with a good book. An e-book, preferably. Unfortunately water, sand and e-readers don’t mix and protective cases can be a pain. Kobo has fixed that problem once and for all with the all new Kobo Aura H2O, a waterproof, sandproof and dustproof e-reader.
byhootie08-26-201410:02 AM - edited 08-26-201410:02 AM
Is your Home Entertainment System ready to take full advantage of the upcoming Fall TV Season, or will some simple upgrades really improve your entertainment pleasure. Here are my top 5 Home Theatre products that can really beef up your fun.
I think there are few people out there that enjoy spiders, whether they be the flying or crawling kind. Parrot's Rolling Spider is one that doesn't have 8 legs, but is a miniature quad-copter with detachable wheels. It's a breeze to set up and play with, and can even land itself without worrying about clumsy timing! Come check out this small yet imaginative device!
on 08-22-201402:45 PM - last edited on 08-22-201405:07 PM by BBYLaura
Having the very best sound in your dorm room is going to make the school year a whole lot more enjoyable. Rock out with your friends, stream music from your favourite station, or just mellow out with your best tunes. Wireless is the best way to go for many reasons and here are the top 3 wireless speakers to rock out the dorm.
There are a number of key skills that every photographer needs to master. One piece of the photography puzzle is reading and understanding light, not in the scientific sense, but in the way we use it to enhance our photography. Today we’re going to give you a brief introduction to some of the concepts and scenarios that will help you make beautifully lit photographs.
There’s a little known fact about living in the dorm room that no one will tell you before you go for the first time – you will be hungry. Without access to mom’s kitchen, there is a lot you’ll have to do without. But armed with a microwave? You’d be surprised at what you can whip up to satisfy those dinnertime or midnight cravings.
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