The smash hit zombie mod finally releases its standalone version
For the later half of 2012 and the vast majority of 2013, in my spare time you’d most likely find me in Chernarus, where a group of friends and I would have all sorts of adventures. From defending an area against large organised clans, to spending three hours looking for some scrap metal to finally repair a vehicle, DayZ always produced something different. The thing that allowed DayZ to capture gamers’ imaginations was leaving the gameplay up to them. Rocket and the rest of the DayZ mod team gave players the tools, but it was up to them to do something with it.
In a time where blockbuster AAA titles were being released left, right and centre, I always found it hard to pull away from DayZ. Even if I managed to, it wouldn’t be too long before I’d be back in the wilderness of Chernarus with my friends. Hell, I stopped playing Bioshock: Infinite half way through because I had way more enjoyment in DayZ, and still do.
The Steam Machines of CES 2014
Valve’s huge Steam Machine lineup for 2014!
by Jayden Perry
At the 2014 Consumer Electronic Expo, Valve and its partners have revealed thirteen Steam machines alongside the Steam Box, currently in beta for three hundred testers. These new machines vary in specifications and cost; from next gen console comparable models to absolute powerhouses, all running Valve’s new Steam OS.
All of these models will be available by the end of 2014 according to the product developers.
All of the lights
Gaming peripherals are fast becoming a common fixture in many homes, no longer the staple of the hardcore gamer, new feature packed and affordably priced keyboards are emerging aimed at giving PC users access to quality products that can be used for so much more than typing.
The Apex Gaming Keyboard from SteelSeries is one such keyboard, armed with a plethora of programmable keys, 5 independent lighting zones and a built in USB hub this keyboard is aggressively positioned with both the gaming and productivity markets in its sights.
Now this review was conducted on two separate machines to test the various strengths and weaknesses of the keyboard, this keyboard was also compared to the stock keyboard in my Macbook Pro and my own keyboard a Logitech G110.
Come for the multiplayer, stay for the multiplayer…
by Rocco Rinaldo
(ED: Rocco’s review does contain spoilers relating to the single player portion of the game. If you are yet to finish it and wish for it to not be ruined, you can scroll down to read the multiplayer portion of the review)
After two years Battlefield 4 arrives on PC, current gen and next gen consoles, so what has changed since Battlefield 3 and is it worth jumping back into the fray? This review will mirror the format of Battlefield 4; a short single player wrap up followed by a more in-depth multiplayer review.