Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Stinky Foot-Board 

So I’ve been reviewing a very unique kind of PC gaming peripheral lately – the Stinky Footboard.

Go on get all your laughter out now, because to be honest if you’re a PC gamer, you’re going to want one of these in your life.  We’ve all had a moan here and there about not enough fingers to do what we want when playing games, especially MMO games, and we know there’s pedals out there for racing gaming etc, but this Stinky footboard gives you one hell of an advantage.

The Stinky footboard adds four extra buttons to your PC allowing you to map four keyboard keys – take that and bind it with your macro keystrokes and you maximise its potential to 16 additional keys. That’s more keys than you have toes!

This board has loads of potential only really limited by your imagination and heritage key settings etc. Its speciality seems to be FPS games I was able to easily assign my weapon switch to either side of the board, grenades to the top button and sprint to the bottom in Battlefield 3. During game play of Diablo 3 I was in games heaven thanks to the Stinky footboard. Usually you have to use the 1-4 keys as ability hot keys, but I simply assigned each footboard key instead – leaving my hands free to do the roaming. Another very useful game that this footboard is ideal for is League of Legends, just simply assign your four spell casts to each footboard key and you’re in business.

As I said it’s really only limited by your imagination or your lack of ability to really give new things a go. If you’re seriously into game play and want a competitive advantage then it’s certainly something you should consider adding to your ‘most wanted’ list. 

Setting up and getting started is easy and any PC gamer should be more than used to key configurations for personalised gameplay. It comes with extra springs to adjust the tension in the buttons – so if you like a soft clicking key press or a solid tough key press the option is yours. You can even have  various spring strengths, for instance if you want to have an easy click for throwing a grenade, but a constant press down for running you can.  It’s worth noting that when you take your foot off the board, it always returns to the central, balanced position. Meaning that when using for a driving game you do have to physically keep your foot pressed on the switch – but if you use the easy springs it’s not an issue at all as there’s no pressure to lift back up. One other note, is that you will need to download the free driver and config tool from the website but this is no real chore.

Amazon.co.uk sells the Stinky Footboard for around £70 which is in line with a good gaming mouse I guess, and when you need extra buttons it’s well worth it. The build quality of the Stinky Footboard is great, well it has to be right – some gamers get very animated during game play. It is so tough in fact, that on its website you can check out a video of it being run over and still working.

Ultimately this is a useful little tool for the serious gamer and the only thing that would improve it is to make it play a little nicer with gamepads – such as the xBox controller for PC gaming (which I also tried it with) although I have a feeling this may be more of an issue with individual games and less the fault of the board itself.

Overall it’s a great PC gaming peripheral, something I have never seen before and something I would definitely recommend you purchase going forward – especially as games are only going to get more intense and require more key strokes and key switches to be in place.  We were given toes for a reason right – and here’s a great reason to use them for gaming. 

Overal  Ruggedness: 10/10 I'm an angry gamer and it still works!!!

Available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/
Stinky Footboard
From: Stelulu
We’ve just received these gorgeous assets for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and would like the share them with you.

Known as The White Flame Dancing on the Graves of His Enemies, Emhyr var Emreis is the ruler of Nilfgaard, a powerful empire located on the southern part of the Continent.  Confident, perceptive and clever, Emhyr is a born leader and an excellent strategist, who currently wages war against the kingdoms of the North. It’s Emhyr who sent Geralt to find the ashen-haired girl from the prophecy.

This young sorceress is Geralt’s companion, friend, and lover. Beyond the feelings between them, Triss Merigold has also proven her courage and decisiveness, as well as her incredible mastery of magic, on countless occasions.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
Formats: PC, PS4, XO
Out: 24/2/2015
Publisher: CD Projekt RED
Distributor: Bandai Namco


Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ - Launch Trailer

In celebration of the launch of Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions have released the official Shadow of Mordor - Launch Trailer. The trailer dives into the story behind the award-winning action game set between the events ofThe Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Talion, a Ranger of the Black Gates, is slaughtered alongside his family and is resurrected by the powerful Wraith, Celebrimbor. The two will face the might of Sauron’s Army and Black Captains with the aid of unexpected allies, ultimately confronting The Dark Lord himself. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is available from Friday 3rd October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Formats: PC, PS4, XO, PS3, X360
Out: 30/9/2014 (PC)
 03/10/2014 (PS4)
 3/10/2014 (XO)
 21/11/2014 (PS3 X360)
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Developer: Monolith Software
Gameplay Has Evolved - The Future Is Here
ROCCAT's Tyon Gaming Mouse Has Arrived

ROCCAT™ Studios once again leads the way in gaming peripheral design and execution with the release of the highly touted and much anticipated Tyon All Action Gaming Mouse, arriving today in the United States, Europe and Australia. 

The Tyon is a wholly unique gaming mouse that puts every major action in the palm of the player's hand. The Tyon's X-Celerator, a two-way analogue stick handles throttling, sprinting, rotating tank turrets, and more with tried and tested ease of use. "No stone was left unturned, no option left on the table." says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT Studios. "We wanted the X-Celerator to be a major shift in mouse design for FPS gaming and beyond. We put in the testing hours to ensure it would be just that." 

With 16 assignable buttons, 31 distinct possible functions, and a near limitless level of customization thanks to ROCCAT's dedicated Easy-Shift[+] Button, the Tyon is a game-changer. Land, sea, air, space - mastery of each layer in the FPS gaming sphere is imperative for competitive gamers. ROCCAT's designers and developers have worked in close collaboration with gaming experts, logging hundreds of hours of testing and fine-tuning to ensure the Tyon’s abilities elevate play, meeting these challenges head-on. On design, René says, "What's unique about the Tyon, is that while we optimised for FPS gaming, many testers found that it was a fantastic pairing with MMO and other game genres. We really like the idea that this mouse can be creatively utilized by players across the board. Our fans will absolutely find interesting ways to use it with whatever they play."  

The Tyon's Dorsal Fin Switch, a two-click button set behind the mouse wheel, allows for a comfortable mid-finger action, eliminates the need for major hand adjustments, 576kB of onboard memory ensures vast storage of settings and macros, an 8200 DPI Pro-Aim Laser Sensor provides precision, quickness, and accuracy, vivid RGBY two-part illumination for both the lower rim and wheel of the mouse give the Tyon incredible range of personal style, and with a sleek black or white colour choice for the mouse itself, the Tyon truly is a marvel of form and function. 

"We were excited to announce the Tyon a few months ago, and we've been extremely happy with the amazing response from fans," Says René. "Announcing a drop date for the Tyon in the United States, Europe and Australia is a big deal to us; all of us at ROCCAT Studios that put our efforts into this mouse are proud of the final product, and can't wait until gamers have a Tyon as a part of their arsenal."

The Tyon is available now for 99,90 Euro/ £79.99 .

ROCCAT Tyon Tech Specs
·         8200 DPI PRO AIM (R3) LASER SENSOR
for precision gaming at its best
for unrivaled command capabilities
for rapid and instinctive control
for millions of ultra-precise steps
·         ROCCAT™ EASY-SHIFT[+]™
on-the-fly button duplicator
customizable two-level light system
less pick-up flight for precise gaming
·         16 MOUSE BUTTONS
programmable + dedicated Easy-Shift[+]™ button
·         32-BIT PROCESSOR + 576KB MEMORY
for rapid macro storage and execution

ROCCAT Homepage
ROCCAT Tyon Trailer
ROCCAT on Facebook (global)
As you may have seen, The Evil Within, the upcoming survival horror game from legendary director Shinji Mikami, has gone gold across all five platforms!

To prepare players for their impending struggle with survival, we’ve just released a new gameplay video. The first in a series, Every Last Bullet gives players a 101 lesson in survival. Taking advantage of resources, managing ammo, and simply knowing when it’s time to run away can help stave off death for a moment longer.

Developed by Shinji Mikami and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension. With limited resources at your disposal, you’ll fight for survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action.

While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.

The Evil Within releases on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on Tuesday, October 14th in North America and Europe.

For more information on The Evil Within please visit theevilwithin.com.

The Evil Within
Formats: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XO
Out: 17/10/2014
Publisher: Bethesda
Developer: Tango Gameworks

 Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ - Season Pass Trailer

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions released theShadow of Mordor™ - Season Pass Trailer, highlighting the line-up of great content included. Players who purchase Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor’s Season Pass will gain all-new story missions, challenge modes, runes and more for their journey through Mordor. The Season Pass is priced at £19.99.

The Season Pass includes:
●        New Story Missions, Including:
○        ‘Guardians of the Flaming Eye’ Orc Warband Mission
§  Face Sauron’s elite Defenders before the Black Gate and earn the Rising Flame rune
o   ‘Lord of the Hunt’ Story Mission
§  Players will gain new skills and earn unique epic runes as they hunt and tame legendary monsters of Mordor
o   ‘The Bright Lord’ Story Mission
§  Play as Celebrimbor, the great Elven king of the Second Age, and face Sauron and the might of his forces
●        Early access to the Trials of War, including:
○          Test of Speed Challenge Mode
§  You can demonstrate your efficiency in battle and earn high scores for Talion’s speed in defeating your foes
o   Test of Wisdom Challenge Mode
§  You can prove your strategic abilities, through earning points for skill, speed and efficiency
o     Endless Challenge Mode
§  This mode will continually spawn new legions of enemies. The Runes that you will earn will provide powerful upgrades
●        Access to future content
○        Including runes, skins and additional add-on content

Middle-earth ™: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. Based on the player’s actions with the in-game Nemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game.  As Talion’s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.

The Palantir App is available to download for free from the App Store. A partnership between WBIE and Wikia, Palantir will sync with game assets and the final game, to reveal additional layers of information, insights and fan-authored content, creating a unique second-screen experience. Enable Palantir’s sync mode while the Shadow of Mordor - Season Pass Trailer video plays to try it out.

Middle-earth ™: Shadow of Mordor™ is available in the UK on October 3rd for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Steam; November 21st on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Formats: PC, PS4, XO, PS3, X360
Out: 30/9/2014 (PC)
 03/10/2014 (PS4)
 3/10/2014 (XO)
 21/11/2014 (PS3 X360)
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Developer: Monolith Software

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Monday, 29 September 2014


Ubisoft® Unveils an Exclusive PS4™ & PS3™ Hard Bundles 

Ubisoft released today a new trailer featuring Pagan Min, Far Cry 4's chilling yet charming antagonist.  Sadistic dictator.  Psychopath.  Best dressed man in Kyrat.  These are just a few traits on Pagan Min's lengthy resume as the self-appointed King of Kyrat.  Take a look into one of the most complex personalities gamers will encounter worldwide on November 18 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

Pagan Min was born in Hong Kong, the son of a mid-level drug boss in the Golden Triangle. His father was a small fish in a big pond and even as a young man, Pagan was as ambitious as he was flamboyant.  This peacocking drove a wedge between them.  Pagan worked for his father, hated him, and was frustrated as a lieutenant, seeing his father as a dinosaur.  Nobody knows how his father died, but it wasn't natural causes.  After his father's unfortunate passing Pagan inherited his small piece of the pie.  He then left his old identity behind and adopted the moniker "Pagan," naming himself after an old Burmese king who murdered his family to take control.  Of course, he changed the pronunciation to be western so that he'd be more unique.  Pagan quickly started carving himself more of the pie he believed that he deserved.  He built considerable assets, a small private army, and started angering his allies in the heroin trade.  He didn't fit in and he knew he couldn't kill them all; it was only a matter of time before the old guard decided to have him killed.

This is when his eyes fell upon Kyrat, a small failed state with multiple warring factions in the wake of the collapse of its monarchy.  He allied himself with the Royalists, propping up a distant heir to the throne who he used to swell his ranks and to remove all opposing faction in the country.  After a few bloody months, Pagan and the united Royalists took the palace by storm, but Pagan betrayed the Royalists by murdering the heir and seizing the throne for himself.  He then started a purge of anyone who didn't fall in line, executing his opposition.  The betrayal led to the formation of the Golden Path, a small resistance movement dedicated to overthrowing Pagan.  
For this occasion, Ubisoft announces that Far Cry®4 bundles for both PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 will be available at launch in Europe.

For all the game fans, UBICollectibles brings a new collector's piece named "Pagan Min: King of Kyrat". This figurine represents the self-proclaimed ruler Pagan Min, leaning confidently against an old brick wall with a tiger graffiti painted on it. Gun in hand, he's ready to demonstrate his dominion over the oppressed Kyrat people. At the back of the figurine, players will discover a new and mysterious character from the Golden Path: Bhadra. Depicted as an adventurous young woman, she is thought to be the new Tarun Matara, the real-life incarnation of the Bride of Banashur from Kyrat mythology.
For more information on Far Cry®4, please visit: farcrygame.com andfacebook.com/farcry4officialpage.

Far Cry 4
Formats: PC, PS3, PS4, X360, XO
Out: 18/11/2014
Publisher: Ubisoft