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Vampyr PS4 Game Review

I enjoyed the game for what it was not what it could be. Yes, the game has a very slow pace, the combat needs a little polishing, but it had something that I needed to see till the end. The story hooked me, right from the start.

The Xp needed to upgrade my powers between missions was small. I felt the game did so to tempt the gamer into killing folks. I did so early, and learned that many of my decisions have consequences. In killing and giving in to my urge, I set off a chain reaction, many of the people in that neighborhood were affected.

Vampyr has great atmosphere, it was very immersive, each street, building and clothing, captured that time period, which was London around 1918 perfectly. The combat becomes better as you upgrade and acquire new powers.

Overall, I truly enjoyed this game. Normally, I wouldn’t enjoyed a game that heavily relies on interrogation type gameplay, but in Vampyr it total worked.

Game Overview: London, 1918. You are newly turned Vampyr Dr. Jonathan Reid. As a doctor, you must find a cure to save the city’s flu-ravaged citizens. As a Vampyr, you are cursed to feed on those you vowed to heal.

About the Game:
Published by: Focus Home Interactive
Developed by: Dontnod Entertainment
Genre: Third Person
MSRP: $59.99

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Game Review

Darksiders is a third-person action-adventure game. The story is centered around the tale of the apocalypse, were you play as War, one of the Four Horsemen. The story begins as War is summoned, he arrives to find the apocalypse has started as demons and the Hellguard fight while humanity is destroyed.

War is told that the seven seals was not broken, and is blamed for the ordeal. War is given a second change and sent back to earth to find out what exactly happened. In Darksiders 2, the storyline is connected, as Death is trying to clear his bother War of the crimes from the first game.

Both games are very similar, both in weapons, gampelay, puzzle solving. Darksiders 2 is a more polished game, both in gameplay and graphics and overall more fluid.

I was a fan of the first Darksiders game, I never got a chance until now to play the sequel. It was a real shame that the trilogy never finished, I wish the rest of the other houseman’s story got told through game releases.

Closing Comments: This is a great collection for fans of hack and slash games.

About the Game:
Published by: THQ Nordic
Developed by: Vigil Games
Genre: Third Person
MSRP: $59.99

Dead Rising 4 Game Review

Frank West is back as the protagonist in Dead Rising. Frank now teaches journalism at a college, were one of his students Vick, lies to him about going out to play mini golf. In actually, she wants frank to help here uncover a tip she got of something weird happening in Willamette.

Frank is still spewing plenty of quips and one-liners throughout the gameplay. This time around Frank’s camera has got a few upgrades, thermal and night vision. It helps aide in investigations. The camera is still fun, taking pictures of enemies, people and selfies with zombies is an art onto itself.

One huge difference in this game from past Dead Rising games is that the 72 hours timer has been removed. I actually like how they removed the 72 hour timer as it now gives you time to fully explore the world. I felt that I didn’t have to rush around, I can now mow down zombies on my own pace.

Killing zombies is what the game is about, it’s the different ways you kill hordes of zombies that make the game so fun. The game does an excellent job of making sure that you’ll always in action, it’s never a dull moment, only when you talk and have to do some investigation. The gameplay is engaging and enjoyable, the Christmas themed mall hit’s it perfect.

Frank has a ton of outrageous weapons he can craft by combining two objects. Glass Knuckles, Blambow, Ice Chain Gun, the list goes on. There is also an Exo suit that can be equipped, that will allow you to carry powerful weapons only accessible while the suit is equipped. One thing the game does so well, is that there is also a variation of ways to kill.

The leveling up system gives you a reason to keep grinding, as the skill points will help you increase health and other attributes. You’ll level up pretty fast, it’s really not a grind. I was able to spend a handful of skill points in the skill tree in the first half hour.

Closing Comments: Dead Rising 4 is a fun and addictive game.

About the Game:
Published by: Capcom
Developed by: Capcom
Genre: Third Person
MSRP: $59.99

HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset Review

So you finally got yourself a PlayStation 4 Console and the games you wanted along with a nice high-definition TV. The next must-have purchase is a gaming headset to further enhance your gaming experience. This is the first Headset I’ve tried for the PlayStation 4. If you’re interested in a quality headsets under $100 then the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset is what you’ll looking for.

Here is a rundown of the features for the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset for the PC, mobile and the PS4:

Hi-Fi capable 53mm drivers for supreme audio quality
15 – 25.000 Hz frequency response
Detachable microphone (quick and easy to plug/unplug for music-only purposes)
Solid aluminum construction for durability and stability
Super-soft padded leather headband with memory foam on cups for maximum comfort
Closed cup for enhanced bass reproduction and passive noise cancellation
Compatible for desktop, notebooks, mobile phones, PlayStation 4, and airplane adaptors

The headset will greatly improve your game experience, as you’ll become more aware of your surroundings, you’ll hear nearby gunfire, footsteps that will aide you in battle. If you are a First Person Shooter Player, then you are probably familiar with players waiting to hear footsteps in order to pinpoint your location, now you can turn the tables, as the sounds that come through is so clear and loud that it can greatly help you gain the upper hand in many battles.

Sound Quality: I loved the booming mic, as it picks up your voice loudly, meaning that I didn’t have to shout when speaking into the mic, I could play late-night with confidence knowing that I could hold a conversation while speaking softly into the mic. While Playing numerous games, watching movies and listening to music on my iPad for a couple of days now, the headset did a excellent job of transmitting a lot of depth through the headsets. It also sounded extraordinary on the Playstation 4 while playing some video games.

Durability: The build quality of the headset is solid, as you’ll notice that it’s made to fit a variety of sizes. The headset itself consists of a large white pair of headphones, and a detachable mic that plugs under the left ear cup. The headphones have large comfortable over-the-ear cups, with a white HyperX Cloud logo on either side.

The ear cups are heavily padded for comfort, which means it won’t leave your ears in pain after a long session of gaming. Another nice feature is the addition of a softer set of ear cushions, just in-case you damage the cups from wear and tear or you may prefer velour ear cushions.

The cord isn’t too thick but since it’s braided I find this type to be durable. The length of the cord runs pretty long if you attach the extension cord, giving you a good amount of cord to play with.

The Headset comes with a easy to use control box, which includes the controls for the volume, on and off for the mic, and a pause/mute button. Assembling the headset to play with your PS4 is easy, only a few cables to connect together followed but connecting a cable from the headset to the mic plug on the PS4 controller, and you’re done.

Where to Buy: The price value for the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset will run you at a retail price of $89.99 dollars and it’s well worth it. Also if you’d like to check out some other Hyperx products, you may visit the Official Website: www.kingston.com

Packaging: Along with the Headset, it came with a Removable Microphone, velour ear cushions, control box and a mesh bag for storage and traveling.

Remington’s iCoffee Opus Review

Remington’s iCoffee Opus is a new Single Serve Brewer that features a spinbrew technology. What is Spinbrew? well, it’s what the needle does when you are brewing your coffee. The needle uses jets to spin, steam and stir the coffee.

iCoffee Opus is prefect for those who are always on the run and only want to brew one cup at a time. If you’re interested in a quality Brewer that is affordable then the iCoffee Opus is what you’ll looking for.

Here is a rundown of the features for the iCoffee Opus:

uses SpinBrew technology to spin, steam and stir
brews 10 ounces in less than a minute.
works with all varieties of K-Cup, RealCup, One Cup and private label cups
brew any size cup between 4 and 12 ounces in .5-ounce increments
reusable cup allowing users to enjoy the freedom of choosing their own coffee grounds

I’ll be honest, I’ve always used a stove top espresso maker, when I brew my coffee at home. I was a little skeptical, that this machine could actually duplicate the same great tasting coffee that I’m accustom. After sometime this machine has replaced my stove top espresso maker.

I’ve been brewing for almost two weeks now, I haven’t had a single bad tasting incident, no burnt, under or over size amount of water issues as well.

The iCoffee Opus makes great tasting coffee, when you use a high quality coffee blend. If you use a sub-par quality blend then expect the taste to mirror what you paid for.

There is going to be a ton a variations of coffees and tea cups to choose from. The option to choose the size of water, makes things easier, but as I found out, many coffees work best on a particulate size. I had a tea that tasted to water down, but the second time I brew it, I used less water, which made the difference.

The water reservoir is decently large enough that it will make 3-4 cups dependent on the size you regularly use before it would need a refill.

The iCup Reusable, which is included is a real money saver. It gives me the ability to use my own coffee. Many of these single serve coffee cups can become expensive, but with The iCup Reusable you can save a ton.

Simple to use: Not everyone is tech savvy, but lucky this machine is super easy to use. You simply fill the water reservoir until the fill meter, lock it into place. Then turn the machine on, press open, grab the k-cup or the iCup Reusable, then insert and close down the upper jaw. Then you just choose the size of coffee you want, from 4 to 12oz. It’s that simple.

Durability: The build quality of the product is solid. I’ve had this product now for almost three weeks, consistently brewing at least three times a day.

The only issue I had was that I can’t use any k-cup that would require cold water, as this only brews hot water. The only option is to put some ice cubes in the cup beforehand and as it brews.

Where to Buy: The price value for the iCoffee Opus will run you at a retail price of $139.99 dollars and it’s well worth it. Also if you’d like to check out some other iCoffee products, you may visit the Official Website: www.icoffee.com

Astro Battlefield Hardline A40 Gaming Headset Review

If you’re in the market for a high end quality gaming headset and have the money to spend upwards of $200 dollars then the Astro A40 Gaming Headset is what you’ll looking for.

Here’s a rundown of the features for the Astro A40 Gaming Headset for PC, Mac, PS3 and PS4:

Magnetic speaker tag system lets you personalize your pair. Buy special editions or design your own using the Speaker Tag Customizer.
Featuring premium materials and construction, ASTROs are highly adjustable and surprisingly lightweight. Clamp them on your dome for days or turn them flat around your neck.
The new Mobile Cable plugs directly into the headset via a 3.5mm 4-pole jack and offers an in-line microphone, an in-line mute switch, a volume control wheel, and a call/pickup/tracking button.
We work with pro gamers and top audio designers to deliver the highest level of clarity at every frequency. Your games, music, and movies will sound amazing.

I like the overall feel of the headset, the ability to change the volume between gaming and voice chat with ease. The headset will greatly improve your gaming experience, you’ll become more aware of your surroundings, you’ll hear nearby gunfire and footsteps that will aide you in battle. If you are a First Person Shooter Player, then you are probably familiar with players waiting to hear footsteps in order to pinpoint your location, now you can turn the tables, as the sounds that come through is so clear and loud that it can greatly help you gain the upper hand in many battles.

Sound Quality: I like the fact that the mic doesn’t pick up breathing, anyone who has played video games has either been told to stop breathing into the mic or has been annoyed by someone breathing heavily on the mic. It also doesn’t pick up noises in your surroundings, as friends/family members pass-by while you are gaming. This is great, as you don’t want strangers hearing background conversations coming from your background.

The mic does a great job of picking up your voice loudly, meaning that I didn’t have to shout when speaking into the mic, I could play late-night with confidence knowing that I could hold a conversation while speaking softly into the mic.

While playing numerous games, watching movies and listening to music on my computer for a couple of days now, the headset did a excellent job of transmitting a lot of depth through the headsets. It also sounded extraordinary on the Playstation 4 while playing some video games.

Durability: The build quality of the headset is solid, you’ll notice that it’s made to fit a variety of sizes. I never felt any pressure from the headset being too tight. The headset itself consists of a large gray pair of headphones, and a detachable mic that plugs into either the left or right ear cup. The headphones have large comfortable over-the-ear cups, with interchangeable Tags that one can purchase for both sides of the headset. For this review, I had the Battlefield Hardline Class Tags snapped into place by 4 strong magnets and can be removed with ease.

The ear cups material feels like plush, they are heavily padded for comfort, which means it won’t leave your ears in pain after a long session of gaming play.

The cord isn’t too thick but it’s sturdy and durable. The length of the cord runs pretty long, giving you a good amount of cord to play with. Connected to the headset cord is the standard on and off button for voice chat.

Also included is the MixAmp Pro, which controls the volume that goes through the headset. You could raise up the volume or lower it with the dual. Now, what I love is the other dual. It controls the overall game volume and the chat volume. This is great, cause there are times when the game volume becomes too loud with explosion or music to hear your friend speaking. Now you can turn the dual to the right side (Voice Side) which only allows voice chat to be audible, making it a lot easier to hear your friend speak.

Assembling the gaming headset to play with your PS4 is easy, only a few cables to connect together, then connecting cables to the mixpro and PS4 and you’re done.

Where to Buy: The price value for the Astro A40 Gaming Headset will run you at a retail price of $250 dollars and it’s well worth it. Also if you’d like to check out some other Astro Gaming products, you may visit the Official Website: www.astrogaming.com

Packaging: The box that comes with the headset is one of the best I’ve seen, it’s nicely designed and it’s sturdy. It’s something that you’ll find use for, as you can store things in it.

Along with the Headset, it came with a Removable Microphone, MixAmp Pro, 1m A40 Media Cable , 1.5m PC Splitter, 3.0m TOSlink Optical Cable, 3.0m Micro-USB Cable, 1.0m Daisy Chain Cable, PC Headset Y-Adapter.

KontrolFreek Grips PS4 Product Review

Features: KontrolFreek Grips

Breathable materials help keep you cool under fire
Antimicrobial. Oil, water and grease resistant, 100% Latex, PVC and VOC free.
Available for OEM Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers.
Wicks away sweat and moisture.

The Review:

Mostly all the products that I’ve reviewed the past years for gaming will have me test the product for at teast two weeks. This gives me enough time to see the wear and tear that accumulates with long gaming sessions.

The grip shows no wear and tear through out the two weeks that I have had them for the PS4 controller. I’ve had some long playing sessions, thanks to The Witcher 3, Call Of Duty: Advance Warfare, Madden NFL 15, and Battlefield Hardline. Before I installed the Grip, my hands would sweat, so much that the UPC label on the back of the PS4 Controller came off.

One of the things I loved about the Grips is the great comfort I felt while gaming. Once you put this on, you’ll instantly notice the padding. The padding itself doesn’t intrude with the overall feel of the PS4 controller, the padding is not too thick.

It keeps the sweat away which makes the controller in your hands less slippery. It also helps to keep the controller from becoming too greasy. Easy to install, just peel and stick on the PS4 Controller.

Overall, I’ve really enjoyed these Grips, so much, that I can’t see myself gaming without it. These Grips won’t make you a better gamer, it won’t make you get more kills in COD, Battlefield, or score more points in Sports game. But, what it will do is give your hands some relief, from discomfort and sweat buildup.

Issues:
The only negative thing about the Grip is the strong smell it has, not the product itself, the glue it comes with. Once the glue sets itself to the controller the smell fades away.

Where to Buy:

The KontrolFreek Grips PS4 is available to by directing from their website for $12.99 (Click Here To purchase). The KontrolFreek Grips is available for The Xbox One and The PS4. Visit the official website: http://www.kontrolfreek.com.com

KontrolFreek FPS Freek Call of Duty Black Ops III PS4 Product Review

Features: FPS Freek Call of Duty Black Ops III

Improved accuracy while aiming
Up to +136% range of motion for maximum control.
Concave pad for enhanced comfort
Laser-etch pattern for better grip

The Review:

I’ve used a similar KontrolFreek thumbstick accessory for Xbox 360. I had those for years and still do. One thing this product did was save me from purchasing a new controller; when my analog sticks on my Xbox 360 and PS3 got really worn out. Lucky my sticks on the PS4 are in great condition.

I’ve had these on my analogs sticks for about two weeks now, I’ve been playing different type of games like Destiny, Madden NFL 16, NBA 2K16 and recently Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3. I’ve put a lot of hours while using it. I must say that playing Black Ops 3 the way I do, a madman rushing around the map will no doubt wear-out your left analog stick, so I suggest to invest in something like this.

The sticks work best when you have to aim with precision, so it’s best when playing First Person shooter games. I have noticed that my aim is slightly better. The sticks are very comfortable, and have a great grip when my hands start sweating when playing for a long gaming session.

Easy to install, just remove from the small packaging and apply a little force to snap onto your left and right analog sticks on your PS4 controller. The sticks will feel awkward at first, but after some ganmeplay under your belt, you’ll get the hang of it.

Overall, I’ve really enjoyed these Sticks. This product won’t suddenly make you into a beast, dropping nukes and going flawless, that is unrealistic, but it may get you a kill or two, that you normally didn’t get because of your accuracy.

Where to Buy:

The KontrolFreek FPS Freek Call of Duty Black Ops III PS4 is available to by directing from their website for $17.99 (Click Here To purchase). The KontrolFreek FPS Freek Call of Duty Black Ops III is available for The Xbox One and The PS4. Visit the official website: http://www.kontrolfreek.com

Turtle Beach Star Wars Battlefront Sandtrooper Headset Review

Here is a quick rundown of the core features of Turtle Beach Star Wars Battlefront Sandtrooper Headset:

Limited Edition: The individually numbered headsets were created in partnership with Lucasfilm and EA/Dice for the Star Wars Battlefront video game and have an authentic Battlefront Sandtrooper design.
Collectible Speaker Plates: Customize the look of your headset with two sets of included speaker plates, and collect more online at www.turtlebeach.com/plates
Full-Range Audio: Booming 50mm Neodymium speakers deliver sound the way Star Wars was meant to be heard.
Convenient Controls: In-line controls conveniently place Mic Mute and Master Volume right at your fingertips.
Crystal Clear Chat & Audio: Use the high-sensitivity adjustable boom mic for in-game and online chat, and then remove it when listening to music and watching movies.
Sleek and Comfortable: Sleek design with fold-flat ear-cups that provide noise-isolation and hours of comfort.

Sound Quality:

After unboxing the Turtle Beach Star Wars Battlefront Sandtrooper Headset and testing them thoroughly for over two months. While playing numerous games, movies and music for a couple of months now, it did an excellent job of transmitting a lot of depth through the headsets. It also sounded extraordinary on the PlayStation 4 video console as well as when I plugged it into my PC. The headset will greatly improve your gaming experience, as you’ll become more aware of your surroundings.

Durability: The build quality of the headset is solid. The headset has a Sandtrooper design, with one side having a bright orange color. The headphones have large comfortable over-the-ear cups. The ear cups are heavily padded for comfort, which means it won’t leave your ears in pain after a long session of gaming.

The handy remote attached to the Headset’s cable controls of the microphone volume was very simple to use. I was a little disappointed that it didn’t feature more options. The Microphone reception and quality is top-notch.

Price Value: Turtle Beach Star Wars Battlefront Sandtrooper Headset are currently available to buy these headphones at Turtle’s Official Website, it’s currently priced for $99.99.

Tritton Swarm Wireless Mobile Headset Review

Here is a quick rundown of the core features of Tritton Swarm Wireless Mobile Headset Bluetooth Technology for Android, iOS, Smartphones, Tablets, PC, Mac, and Gaming Consoles – Flip Blue

Mac OS X 10.8 and above.
iOs 7 and above.
Windows 7 to 8.1 and Vista.
Smart devices.
Android 3.0 and above.
USB Cable
M.O.J.O. Micro-Console.
Digital Audio Adapter
Precision-balanced 40mm audio drivers

Sound Quality: After unboxing the Tritton Swarm Wireless Mobile Headset and testing them thoroughly for over a month. I came away indifferent about the product. I thought the idea of this product was great but the execution and overall performance wasn’t a homerun.

These wireless headphones weren’t that impressive as far as the sound quality goes. They were adequate for such a low feedback reception. I felt like I needed to turn up my volume higher whenever I played music or chatting with my friends on my iPhone via Bluetooth. The volume is higher when I have it plugged in. By the way, one positive thing I’ll say about these headsets are that, they do sync easily with my devices: Laptop, Computer, and iPhone.

Durability: I had these wireless headphones for over month now, and I’ve wore them for hours a day. They held up fine. The build quality for these headsets is solid, it’s super light, but not for the retail price of $150 dollars — compare to the other wireless headsets that are out on the market today, I’ll suggest to buy them at a sale price lower than the retail price.

Packaging: The Tritton Swarm Wireless Mobile Headset includes a soft pouch, 3.5mm Audio Cable, 3.5mm PC Adapter Cable, a Micro USB Charge Cable, and a Quick Start Guide.

Price Value: Tritton Swarm Wireless Mobile Headset are currently available to buy these headphones at Amazon.com, it’s currently priced for $149.99. They’re available in varies colors: Blue, Black, Green, and Red.