Reviews

Jul 15, 2013 2:59pm
The original Company of Heroes was a game adored by critics and gamers alike. Company of Heroes 2 builds upon the solid foundations of the original and adds exciting new features, such as fog of war; winter weather and, of course, a shift to the eastern front.The single-player campaign has you playing as the USSR, reliving battles from the devastating Operation Barbarossa to the capture of Berlin. Like its predecessor, Company of Heroes 2 starts every mission with a cut scene, battle orders, and historical context. The historical context is perhaps the best part of the prelude to a mission;... more.
Jun 21, 2013 2:55pm
Metro: Last Light is the successor to the critically acclaimed Metro 2033, developed by 4A games and published by Deep Silver. Metro: Last Light is once again set in the same dark, post apocalyptic world as the last.  The world has been devastated by an all-out nuclear war and humanity now survives thanks to the refuge the metro system below Moscow offers.The world of Metro: Last Light has shifted its focus from taking on mutated creatures to tackling deep political differences and rivalries that could alter the course of humanity's survival. Metro: Last Light does a very convincing job... more.
Jun 12, 2013 11:55am
Hard drives are now relatively cheap, but data loss is expensive, so using the money you save on individual drives to better protect your data makes sense. One way to protect data? Hot-swappable drives that can be backup targets for that one machine or an entire network. Then swap the drive and carry it offsite for disaster recovery. One way to implement swappable drives? One of iStarUSA's drive cages. Today we look at the BPN-DE Trayless Hard Drive Cage.The review model we received is the BPN-DE230SS three drive enclosure. Ours came with the black door color, but red, blue, and silver are... more.
May 21, 2013 1:27pm
 PC manufacturers were thrown off by Windows 8 and its new touch-friendly face, which has given the PC industry what it needed to bring the PC forward into the mobile device space. The PC’s long term success hinges on its ability to evolve, both in form factor and functionality. Boxes have largely given way to all-in-ones, laptops to Ultrabooks, and so on. Innovation often equals experimentation, and so PC makers have been throwing various PC designs against the wall to see what will stick. There's no question the tablet is the next evolution, but the PC is having a hard time finding a... more.
Apr 24, 2013 5:22pm
As a PC builder, it's refreshing to see a wide variety in enthusiast desktop cases. For a long while it seemed like case makers used the term "enthusiast" and "gamer" interchangeably, and believed every gamer wants a case loaded with great features, but with neon lights, aggressive designs, and wild colors. Everyone else wanted a plain box. There's certainly a market for extreme designs, but there's also a large crowd who appreciate a well made, understated, case with clean styling and all those great features that make building a PC enjoyable.Fractal Design is a Sweden-based company that... more.
Apr 14, 2013 12:10am
Irrational Games' latest installment in the Bioshock series sees you lifted from the murky utopia of Rapture into the Eden of Colombia, a floating city in the sky. You play as Booker DeWitt,  a former Pinkerton agent sent to Colombia to track down a women by the name of Elizabeth and bring her to New York to pay off a debt. Infinite is just as much (if not more) a game about story as it is action. I have taken particular care to avoid major spoilers, but proceed at your own risk.Like the original Bioshock, Infinite is visually stunning and gorgeous to look at. The switch from a dark and... more.
Apr 02, 2013 2:49pm
Some people listen to a local AM or FM radio station, while others use some electronic device to bring their digital music or podcast library with them on the go. If you’re the former, Automatica isn’t for you. If you’re the latter, like me, Automatica is positioned to help you get music into your car by leveraging the cloud.The premise is simple - park your car in the garage and Automatica goes to work, downloading updates to your favorite podcasts and syncing music files with a cloud storage service like Dropbox. Hop in your car, turn the key, and all your stuff is there and accessible... more.
Mar 26, 2013 4:36pm
Rebellion's latest game places you behind enemy lines as a US sniper during the closing days of World War II. Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army is a stand-alone game based on Sniper Elite V2 and its game engine, meaning all that much loved sniper gore in V2 is still here in Nazi Zombie Army.Like you would expect from most zombie games, Nazi Zombie Army lacks in the story department. The basic premise is that in a final effort to stop the third Reich from falling,  Hitler launches 'Plan Z', resulting in dead soldiers being resurrected as zombies as they travel to Berlin. This, of course,... more.
Feb 26, 2013 1:17pm
Omerta – City of Gangsters is Haemimont Games next title, hoping to build off of their success with the Tropico series. Tropico was a much loved city builder and political simulator; many gamers had high hopes for their next title.  A few changes have been made from Tropico to Omerta, namely the clock has been wound back to the Prohibition era of 1920-1933 in the USA, and you play as a fresh immigrant starting your own mafia family.By combining turn-based combat with a city building mechanic and allowing you to build and grow your very own criminal empire in Atlantic City, Omerta was... more.
Feb 01, 2013 3:29pm
Despite the fact devices like the iPad are rapidly evolving, gaining new features and functions with each generation, they still aren't acceptable PC replacements. Likewise, the typical PC hasn't been as portable and power efficient as a tablet. This has resulted in a marketplace that believes the tablet and notebook are mutually exclusive; with many users opting to carry both a notebook and a tablet. However, portable PC manufacturers are hoping the "tablet as a companion device" isn't what the market wants. Lenovo, Microsoft, and many others believe it can be one device. After all, why can'... more.

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