Today’s post isn’t going to be about hardware or anything like that. It’s going to be about… gaming! More specifically, it’ll be about the new game I was gifted on Steam, Borderlands.
Borderlands is a FPS style game which contains a slight RPG feel to it. This was done through the story-line of the game, as well as a “skill tree” feature. I’m only level 16 or so, so I’m far from experienced. The skill tree feature is kind of nice, but I’m not too sure whether it’s really necessary. They don’t necessary add additional skills, but more so just increase your passive stats. Maybe they have more affect in the multiplayer style, who knows. The different types of guns are pretty fun, although I feel the aiming is a bit off. I’m also curious as to how the different “character/classes” are different, considering it seems like all classes can use all types of weapons. I guess the only difference would be their active skill, and then the type of passives they give. But overall, I’m definitely enjoying the game, and I’ll probably be playing it lots more.
Source: Steelseries 7H USB Premium Quality Gaming & Music Headset Unboxing & First Look Linus Tech Tips
Today I’ll be looking at Linus’ unboxing of the Steelseries 7H USB Premium Quality Gaming & Music Headset. Not only will I be talking about Linus’ unboxing, but I actually own a variation pair of these headphones so I can give some personal insight as well! The Steelseries 7H Headset is actually Steelseries’ top headset product right now. Compared to its predecessor, the Steelseries 5H V2, the Steelseries 7H has a better overall quality.
I personally bought a pair of the limited edition Fnatic 7H headset (without USB sound card), and I’ve loved them. Granted, they’re my first pair of “professional” headset, but the comfort and feeling of them compared with my older Plantronics closed sound headset, they’re magnitudes better. Between the two ear cushions, I prefer the leather ones for a few reasons. First, I feel that the leather feels more comfortable, whereas the cloth seems to be really constraining and causes itches around my ear. Secondly, the leather ones provide more of a closed sound, blocking off external sound better. Lastly, the leather ones for the Fnatic 7H are actually orange, providing the headset more of a sharp look overall.
Being a gamer, I’ve found that I haven’t really tried a lot of “good quality” games due to them either requiring a price, never really having gone into that genre, or whatever it is. Some examples of these are Diablo, Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, etc. Well, I’m hoping to change that.
I want to grow as a gamer, and gain more experience as a gamer, to really pay attention to what makes a game good, and what makes a game bad. For starters to this, I plan on playing Final Fantasy 7, which a lot of people claim to be one of the best, even though the graphics may not be ideal at this time. After that, possibly some Mass Effect!
Source: Madcatz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Modular Gaming Keyboard Unboxing & First Look Linus Tech Tips
The video that I watched today was Linus’ unboxing of the Madcatz S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 Modular Gaming Keyboard. So first of all… I’m going to share my opinions on Madcatz products. I haven’t really seen any, but the other one I’ve seen the MadCatz Cyborg R.A.T. I really liked the design of the R.A.T. Mouse just because it looked so unique, techie, and… all-over a different style and taste. This keyboard offers similar things. The MadCatz S.T.R.I.K.E. keyboard is “modular” in the sense that you can customize the way it looks and functions by adjusting where different parts of the keyboard goes. If I remember correctly, the overall keyboard is split into 4 parts: Main keys, NumPad + Macro keys, LCD display + Settings keys, and additional Macro/Setting keys. These four parts are used in conjunction to three wrist rests, and the combination of these 7 parts can be placed in two different styles (or removed completely) based on how the user wants to use them. As well, even though this keyboard isn’t a mechanical keyboard, Linus classified the membrane keyboard style to be better than just your regular ones. The look, the feel, of the overall keyboard is also really awesome. I really like the modular keyboard idea that MadCatz placed into this product because it just really allows people to customized based on what they’re doing. If you’re playing an MMO, maybe you’d want your macro keys on your left-side. If you aren’t, maybe you won’t want to use them at all. I’ve known people who complain about keyboards feeling “weird” because it’s extended with macro keys. This new modular design helps solve that problem.
If you’re interested in checking this keyboard out or you’d like to take a look at Linus’ unboxing, check out the link above.
So, I’ve decided using Twitter again. Or at least try to. This is mostly because I watched Linus’ show again. They shared their Twitter accounts (Linus had a guest) so… I figure maybe this will allow me to randomly see Linus’ updates and if I’m interested, immediately check it out.
I’m not really sure whether this will help me build up a better “routine” of reading up computer stuff, but hopefully it will.