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  • admin 7:27 pm on November 21, 2016 Permalink  

    Overwatch Gets a Balancing Update 

    Blizzard is a huge gaming company that aims to provide the best gaming experience to the masses.

    Just last month, they’ve released their first-person shooting game, Overwatch, and a lot of people have actually bought it and enjoyed it.

    In fact, according to Blizzard, over 7 million people have already purchased the game on PC, Xbox One, and the Playstation 4 game consoles.

    Now, Blizzard is very keen when it comes to game balancing and next week, they’re going to be releasing their new balancing update.

    This update will specifically target one overpowered character, McCree. You see in Overwatch, aside from the usual uniqueness of every character, each and every one of them have their own ultimate abilities.

    McCree’s ultimate, Fan the Hammer, is overpowered at the time of writing this article. McCree will unload every bullet from his gun to an unwilling recipient, thus, killing them in the process.

    Now, the premise of the ultimate is simple: waste every bullet=kill. But, this ability is overpowered because even tanks get killed by just one use of this ultimate ability.

    Blizzard is now focused on nerfing the ultimate ability, but only by a little bit. According to Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch’s game director said that he and his team are aware of this issue and they are going to tone down the damage a little bit.

    Squishier characters and even the ones with medium HP can still be killed by the Fan the hammer attack, but tanks will surely survive it in the upcoming patch. This will give Tank characters enough HP to kill McCree after he’s done using his ultimate.

    This is very good news since a lot of people are using McCree just for his ultimate ability.

    Blizzard is truly committed to balancing their games and this is just one of the first balancing acts they will do.

    There are also reports that D.Va will get a buff as well, but there is still no in-depth information about it at this time.

    In other news, Blizzard will be implementing the Rank play in Overwatch over the coming months.

    Jeff Kaplan teased a bit of information about it. He said that they’re currently working to make the matchmaking process as accurate as possible. This means that when you are ranked at the lowest echelon, you will be paired with similarly ranked characters as well.

    Overwatch’s game director did not give a specific timeline on when the ranked play update will be released but rest assured that it will be released with most, not all, of the problems ironed out.

    I sure hope they focus on this one as Heroes of the Storm’s ranked play wasn’t that good. There was one time when my friend, who was rank 34 at that time, was pitted against a rank 5 player. The result was not good.

    McCree’s nerf and D.Va’s buff are just some of the first balancing acts Blizzard will be doing on Overwatch. Overwatch is a highly entertaining game and it is available on the PC as well as the Xbox One and Playstation 4 game consoles.

     
  • admin 10:45 pm on September 12, 2016 Permalink  

    Razer Naga Hex V2 Gaming Mouse 

    MOBA games are quite popular nowadays. MOBA or Massive Online Battle Arena is a term used to describe a team-versus-team play that is set on a particular in-game map.

    It all started when a custom map known as “Dota” was released for the Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne game by Blizzard.

    Since then, a lot of game developers have created their own take of the MOBA genre and gamers are now enjoying League of Legends, Dota 2, Heroes of the Storm, among others.

    The MOBA scene is actually quite competitive with a lot of eSports games held nearly every month.

    That is why, Razer is committed to giving gamers the edge, especially when they are playing MOBA games.

    Today, I am going to talk about the Razer Naga Hex V2. This is the second iteration of the mouse that was released a few years ago and it caters for the new MOBA games of this generation.

    The Razer Naga Hex V2 is a gaming mouse that is specifically crafted for right-hand gamers. It also sports 7 programmable buttons that can be conveniently accessed with the use of your thumb.

    The feel of the gaming mouse is somewhat reminiscent to that of the original Razer Naga but it only has 7 programmable buttons instead of 12.

    This gaming mouse is truly built for MOBA gamers and because of that, the Razer Naga Hex V2 comes with pre-programmed MOBA game profiles.

    These profiles can be downloaded from the Razer website and can be imported as a profile using the Razer Synapse software.

    These profiles set specific button configuration on the 7 extra mechanical thumb buttons on the side of the mouse. This allows you for maximum control and convenience of hitting the right spells.

    Since you will not be using the buttons the majority of the time, there is also a convenient thumb rest situated just in the center position of where the keys pan out.

    Now, I’ve used quite a lot of Razer gaming mice before and I must say that their mice sensors are always spot on.

    The Razer Naga Hex V2 is no different; it comes with a 16,000 DPI, 5G sensor that is able to perform even fast twitch movements.

    Even though this gaming mouse has a laser sensor, it is pretty accurate no matter what surface the mouse is on. For best results, use this gaming mouse with a Razer mouse mat like the Razer Goliathus.

    In the world of computer peripherals, RGB lighting has already become the norm. Thankfully, the Razer Naga Hex V2 also comes with Razer’s Chroma lighting feature.

    You can adjust the lighting feature of the gaming mouse using the Razer Synapse software.

    If you do not want to tweak the lighting yourself, you can also download profiles from the Razer Chroma workshop.

    There are lighting profiles there that are created by other people who have Razer peripherals. Just make sure to download the appropriate lighting profile for your particular Razer peripheral.

    If you are serious about MOBA gaming, the Razer Naga Hex V2 is a serious contender. With 16,000 DPI laser sensor, 7 clicky mechanical buttons, RGB lighting, and a great ergonomic mouse, the Razer Naga Hex V2 is a great choice for MOBA gamers.

     
  • admin 5:52 pm on April 21, 2015 Permalink  

    Looking to get more out of your handheld experience? Consider the R4! 

    Are you like one of the thousands of people who buy most of the new video game systems that come out, often just to keep up with the times, but you find yourself lacking enjoyment out of your handheld? This is doubly true of the 3DS, a handheld with more gimmick than quality games in general, and it shows from how few of the games are actually popular. Luckily at r4 3ds you can find the latest chips to enhance your handheld system. Never heard of an R4? Well, it happens to be a chip that will convert a 3DS from a boring system with limited games to the best hand held multimedia device money can buy. It basically allows you to use your 3DS in many ways more like a computer, downloading different games or emulators onto it, putting music, movies, and other media for your viewing pleasure. It’s all very simple, just plug it right into your 3DS where you’d usually put a game, no complex tasks here, they already did all the complex parts for you. You’ll definitely need a way to plug it into your computer, but most computers come with a variety of card readers nowadays so you’ll have no problem putting whatever you may want onto your chip. And talk about the price is right! Depending on what size of R4 chip you want, this will range you from roughly 20-50$, a fair price considering most video games, even for handhelds, are this price, or more! Why buy one game when you can buy access to hundreds of games, not restricted by the system in the same way a 3DS can only play 3DS games. Instead you’ll be able to watch movies, read a book, play a fun, old school game, whatever it may be you’re looking to do, the R4 can do it! Do also factor in the cost of a reading device so you can plug it into your PC if you don’t have the proper ports to do this, but that should only run 5-10$ itself, still keeping within the ‘1 videogame cost’ budget. So if you’re sad you wasted so much money on a handheld system you barely use, and you are looking for a hand in your handheld gaming experience, choose the R4, you’ll never regret buying that clunky, boring handheld system again!

     
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