Gaming & Accessories

by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 01/19/2022
The Optoma UHD38 is a compact 4K projector designed for home entertainment and competitive gaming. According to the manufacturer, the UHD38’s unique combination of lightning-fast input, incredible color depth, and retina-searing brightness allows it to deliver an incredibly immersive experience, regardless of whether you’re enjoying the latest Hollywood blockbuster on Ultra HD Blu-ray or battling it out in Call of Duty. To verify
by John Foldi ·Posted 05/12/2021
HTC unveiled its latest VR headset in the prosumer space today with the release of the VIVE Pro 2. This second iteration in the VIVE Pro series delivers a drastic increase in optics, with higher resolution per eye, a wider FOV, and increased refresh rate, which solidifies the VIVE Pro 2 as a go-to headset for premium PC-VR content.
by Steven Wong ·Posted 12/09/2021
Looking to play the latest games or get the most out of your gaming experience? Whether you want to achieve higher frame rates, push the quality settings to ultra, or take advantage of the enhanced lighting features for your favorite games, upgrading the graphics card, CPU, RAM, and storage for your desktop computer can have a significant impact on your gaming experience. Choosing the right upgrades to fit your style and budget can be a challenge, but we’ve got you covered with offerings from AMD, NVIDIA, Samsung, and others that will help
by Lawrence Neves ·Posted 11/18/2020
Gamers are a tough bunch to shop for. They’re one of the few consumer groups that a) buys their own equipment almost exclusively; b) are very particular about what they buy; and c) enjoy comfort as much as they do gaming. Luckily for us, Spieltek understands the struggle is real for gamers, and they have developed a line of
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 09/29/2020
Now that the Xbox Series X and Series S are available for preorder, the Great Console War of 2020 can officially begin. On one side you have the aforementioned new Xbox series from Microsoft. On the other side is Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5). Over the next few weeks, you’ll probably hear a lot about which of these is the better console, but not from us. We’re more concerned with which console is better for
by William Min ·Posted 06/11/2019
At the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing, Microsoft showcased a huge lineup of 60 games for both console and PC, including 11 world premieres and 14 games from Xbox Game Studios. The company also shared news about Project Scarlett, which is its next-gen console, set to launch in 2020, along with Halo Infinite. Microsoft also announced that more than 30 games, including Gears 5, will premiere on Xbox Game Pass. You’ll also soon be able to stream games to your mobile device with Project xCloud soon. Read on to find out about the biggest reveals. Project
by William Min ·Posted 04/17/2019
After months of rumors and speculations, Microsoft officially announced the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, a disc-free version of the Xbox One S. With 1TB of storage capacity, you'll have plenty of space to save your favorite games. One of the advantages digital games have over physical discs is that you can preorder and pre-install digital games before the release date, so you can play as soon as the clock strikes midnight.
by William Min ·Posted 02/14/2019
It's quite rare for a game to come out without being hyped to the max these days. Games are usually teased with cryptic trailers, for years, or revealed at large gaming events like E3, but Respawn and EA just dropped Apex Legends with little to no fanfare. Released on February 4, 2019, this game seemingly came out of nowhere to surpass 25 million unique players and more than 2 million peak concurrent players in about a week. A new contender in the battle royale genre, Apex Legends is a refreshing take on the popular game type. In Apex Legends
by William Min ·Posted 02/12/2019
Like most people, I wasn’t in a huge rush to upgrade to a 4K TV. The resolution bump didn’t really feel the same as the standard to high-definition move. Plus, I didn’t really have any 4K content and my aging Samsung TV was handling my Full HD 1080p content just fine. However, that all changed when I scored an awesome deal in October, trading my launch-day OG Microsoft Xbox One for the more powerful 4K-capable Xbox One X. Then I waited until
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 06/15/2018
Another toys-to-life experience isn't quite what many of us hand in mind when we came to E3, but when Ubisoft dropped the news that Star Fox was joining the cast of Starlink: Battle for Atlas on the Nintendo Switch version, I'm sure many heads turned to see exactly what this adventure was about. I was one of those people, curious about this upcoming space adventure where one of the most famous Nintendo characters will again be doing his signature barrel roll. Basically, it is an open-world space game where you traverse multiple planets and
by William Min ·Posted 06/15/2018
While we were walking through the Sony booth, we were pulled into the FIFA 19 demo. Playing on PS4 and DualShock wireless controllers, we decided to team up against the AI since we were novice players. Jumping into a 10-minute match, we immediately noticed how tight the controls felt. Going for slide tackles quickly became one of our favorite things to do in the demo, but we became overzealous a few times and pulled a few yellow cards (and maybe one red card). Lobbing passes, hitting headers, and blasting shots on goal all felt great. 
by Shawn C. Steiner and William Min ·Posted 06/18/2018
We came. We saw. And on the rare occasion we managed to conquer, at E3 2018. There were so many announcements and in-depth looks at the biggest games coming out this year, we figured we would give something of a recap of our favorite games from the show. Read on to find out what we thought brought the heat to LA this year. Best Nintendo Switch Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate While Nintendo had many contenders at E3, Mario Tennis Aces and Let's Go, Pikachu/Eevee!, to name a few
by William Min ·Posted 06/14/2018
After getting to the South Hall of the LA Convention Center early in the morning, I played the new Pokémon game after a relatively short wait (it was way worse in the afternoon). When I reached the front of the line, I was instructed to approach a docked Nintendo Switch and a TV where a Nintendo staff member was waiting. She explained that I was going to be playing Let's Go, Pikachu! (the version I would probably get) and I was also going to be using the new Poké Ball Plus controller.
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 06/14/2018
If you have been wanting to shoot webs and swing through New York City, the latest Spider-Man, from Insomniac Games, is the best opportunity to take control of the superhero. At E3, Sony offered quite a sizable demo of the game, which makes sense considering it is one of Sony's major exclusives. It is another beautiful game that shows off the power of the PS4 Pro and does a great job of recreating the New York cityscape. Here is what I thought after seeing this preview. I must say, it was super easy to pick up and play, with simple controls
by William Min ·Posted 06/14/2018
It was very clear how popular battle royale games have become, especially Fortnite. That game was everywhere on the show floor. You could play Fortnite at several different booths and on different devices. While Fortnite isn't a new game, it did become available for download on the Nintendo Switch during E3 2018. Epic Games had its own booth in the South Hall and the company went all-out. There was an entire bus in there, and a whole slew of stations with Fortnite on the Switch. Epic Games also hosted the Fortnite Pro-Am Celebrity Jam, which