All posts by Vic B'Stard

The Quarry PC preview

I’ve been checking out a preview of Supermassive Games’ upcoming game, The Quarry.

Horror games these days seem to be the sole reserve of Resident Evil and any number of the similarly inspired zombie titles out there. Sure, the Resident Evil games have their shocking moments, but it’s mainly a bit of gore, some puzzles, and some action. Same with Dying Light and Days Gone, the horror is sidelined by the action-adventure element. None of them manage to get under your skin. These games are not going to give you the heebie-jeebies and make you want to switch the hallway light on rather than feel your way to your bedroom at night. Continue reading The Quarry PC preview

HyperX Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse and HyperX Pulsefire XL Mat review

With its lightweight Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse and RGB lit Pulsefire XL Mat, HyperX sets out to up your game and add a little colour to your desktop. Continue reading HyperX Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse and HyperX Pulsefire XL Mat review

Trek to Yomi PC review

Flying Wild Hog’s Trek to Yomi is a sword-fighting game that seeks to capture the look and feel of a black and white Japanese samurai movie. Continue reading Trek to Yomi PC review

WD_Black SN770 NVMe SSD Game Drive review

Western Digital expands its WD_Black range of NVMe SSDs with the WD_Black SN770 Game Drive. We were sent a 1TB drive to check out.

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PNY launches XLR8 Gaming EPIX-X RGB DD4 Silver 3200MHz and 3600MHz desktop memory in Australia and New Zealand

PNY has launched its XLR8 Gaming EPIC-X RGB DDR4 Silver 3200MHz and 3600MHz memory products in Australia and New Zealand. These modules follow the recently released XLR8 Mako DDR5 memory kits released for Intel’s 12th generation CPUs. It’s good to see that PNY is still supporting and developing low latency DDR4 desktop memory solutions as we transition over to the new DDR5 desktop memory standard. Continue reading PNY launches XLR8 Gaming EPIX-X RGB DD4 Silver 3200MHz and 3600MHz desktop memory in Australia and New Zealand

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI motherboard review

It’s all change with Intel’s 12th generation CPUs. We have a new chipset in the 600-series, a new socket with the LGA 1700, and new DDR5 memory. MSI’s ATX MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI motherboard ticks all the boxes. Continue reading MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI motherboard review

Corsair 32GB Vengeance 5200MHz DDR5 DRAM kit review

With Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake CPUs and AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 CPUs both supporting DDR5, soon users will need to make the jump to the new desktop memory standard. But right now, at least with Intel’s Z690 chipset, which can support motherboards configured for DDR4 or DDR5 (but not both), it’s still a matter of personal choice. Continue reading Corsair 32GB Vengeance 5200MHz DDR5 DRAM kit review

Steelseries Aerox 9 Wireless and Aerox 5 gaming mice review

Steelseries offered two interesting mice for review, the Aerox 9 Wireless, aimed at MMO/MOBA players, and the Aerox 5, a wired mouse for multi-genre use. Both have a rather interesting lightweight lattice design quite unlike anything I’ve seen before. Continue reading Steelseries Aerox 9 Wireless and Aerox 5 gaming mice review