Chris cut his teeth on MMOs in the late 90s with text-based MUDs. He’s written about video games for many different sites but has made MMORPG his home since 2013. Today, he acts as Hardware and Technology Editor, lead tech reviewer, and continues to love and write about games every chance he gets. Follow him on Twitter: @GameByNight
If you’re into audio, you already know the name Audio-Technica. They’ve been making high-end headphones and microphones for decades, including many we’ve looked at here at MMORPG. Today, we’re looking at the ATH-CKS5TWBL, the company’s latest true wireless earbud from their Solid Bass line. They feature a massive 45-hour battery life, a wide frequency response range, and a stylish aesthetic. At $149, how do they compare against the competition? Let’s take a closer look and find out.
If you’re ready to step into the world of high-end 4K gaming, the RTX 2080 Ti is the only way to go. Today, we’re looking at a showpiece GPU if ever we’ve seen one with the Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 TI XTREME 11G. It features innovative triple-fan cooling, a speedy factory overclock, and one of the most impressive lighting solutions we’ve ever seen, but is it worth $1299? Join us as we find out.
Last year, I had the chance to try out Jabra’s popular Elite Active 65t true wireless earbuds and was so impressed they quickly became my daily driver. Competition is much more intense today, however, and the 65ts were beginning to show their age. Jabra’s not one to rest on their laurels, and we find ourselves with the brand new Elite 75ts in-hand and in-ear. Are they worth an upgrade? Join us as we find out.
If you’re a content creator, whether that’s a part-timer streamer to a full-time YouTuber, then you know how important lighting can be. Today, we’re looking at a premiere light specially made for streamers with the Elgato Key Light. It mounts to your desk, is WiFi customizable, and offers a ton of brightness. At $199, is it worth the investment for your stream? Join us as we find out!
Back in March, we built the RGB Overkill PC. We the launch of the Ryzen 9 3900X, we decided to rebuild the system from the ground up to make it better than ever. This is an over-the-top rig that can double as a disco and dominate games/content creation. Read on for a closer look at the second iteration of this glorious RGB beast.
We’ve covered a few of Schiit Audio’s headphone amp and DAC solutions and have found ourselves near-universally impressed. Their products have been stellar but one other thing has also been true: for the average gamer, they’re a bit expensive. Enter the Fulla 3, Schiit’s $99 solution for gamers who want better audio without breaking the bank - and it saves on desk space too. Should you upgrade to the Fulla 3? Let's find out!
Here are MMORPG.com, we have had our hands on our fair share of products from NZXT. From all-in-one CPU coolers to their iconic PC cases, we have seen it. And with each of these products, controlling that sweet RGB is something that we can't seem to get enough of, is CAM - NZXT's controller software and they have a massive new update. Story by Damien Gula.
What would gaming be if we removed the need for expensive hardware? That’s the question Google set out to answer with Google Stadia. It did so with a bold promise: cloud-based gaming that would completely remove the need to buy into expensive hardware cycles. Did they succeed? We’ve spent the last few days putting the Stadia through its paces to find out exactly that. Let’s find out.
Love it or hate it, RGB is here to stay. Today, we’re looking at what is easily the most impressive RGB fan on the market with the Corsair QL120. Available in 120mm and 140mm variants, these fans build on the company’s popular Light Loop design with RGB LEDs on both the inner and outer ring to deliver outstanding lighting effects. The QLs take things a step further by adding LEDs to the rear, making them gorgeous from any angle. Should you buy a set for your PC?
TIN HiFi has developed a name for themselves as one of the most affordable high-end brands on the market. Back in September, we looked at the T2 Pros, a powerhouse set of earbuds if ever we saw one for the cost. Today, we’re looking at the TIN HiFi P1s, a premium planar magnetic in-ear headphone. Planar magnetics are rare and expensive in the in-ear world making these headphones an especially interesting find indeed. Are they worth $169? Let’s find out.
NZXT is back with a new entry into their catalogue of PC components and accessories, but this time, NZXT wants to be both seen and heard with their new audio ecosystem. We have details on what they are looking to release! Story written by Damien Gula.
The original GoXLR took the streaming world by storm and no wonder: it combined an audio interface with a hardware mixer, sampler, voice changer, and built-in professional effects through the bundled software. At $398, it was an expensive investment, so Helicon Gaming is back with the GoXLR Mini, a trimmed-down version of the original that retails for a fraction of the price. Ready to take your content to the next level?
It’s only been a few short months since we first looked at the Razer Viper lightweight eSports mouse but today, we’re looking at the Razer Viper Ultimate. It features the same sturdy yet lightweight design of the original but now features improved feet and Razer’s industry-leading HyperSpeed Wireless connectivity. At $149, it’s competing in a crowded market - does it do enough to stand out and earn your purchase?
Durgod might not be a name you’ve heard of before in the world of gaming keyboards but they’ve been making a name for themselves in the enthusiast community. You’ll often find them on Drop or Amazon challenging the heaviest of heavy-hitters in pricing and features. Today, we’re looking at the Hades 68, a small form-factor gaming keyboard with RGB and a heavy-duty aluminum case. Is it worth your $119?
Meze Audio isn’t well known in gaming circles but they’ve definitely made the rounds in the audiophile community. Their headsets are known for the incredible sense of style, comfort, and fun sound profile. The Meze Audio 99 Neo is a refresh of the 99 Classic, complete with a new look and vastly reduced price but still featuring the same sound that made them a classic. Should these be your next pair of headphones? Join us as we find out.