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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

September 2009
Last Active
April 2020
Massdrop x Beyerdynamic DT-177X GO Review: Mind-blowingly Good

Every now and again, we come across something truly special in our hardware and tech coverage. Today is one of those days. There’s no burying the lede on this one: we’ve discovered what may just be the best headphone you could buy as a gamer than also sounds incredible for music. We’re talking about the Massdrop X Beyerdynamic 177X GO, a headphone that shocked us in more ways than one. This is a review you won’t want to miss.

Schiit Audio Hel High-Power Gaming DAC/Amp Review: Game On

We’ve been exploring Schiit Audio’s line of DACs and headphone amps over the last two weeks all in the pursuit of today: Schiit Audio’s first gaming product. What happens when you take audio experts like the folks at Schiit and task them with creating something custom-designed for gamers? Hel happens. This is our review of the Hel High-Power Gaming DAC/Amp from Schiit Audio.

Schiit Audio Asgard 3 Headphone Amplifier with AK4490 DAC Review

Last week, we took a look at the Magni and Modi headphone amp and DAC combo from Schiit Audio. Today, we’re taking things one step further with the Asgard 3, complete with the AK4490 DAC module. It’s a huge upgrade for your audio experience, whether you’re using a gaming headset or an expensive pair of studio headphones. If you’re looking to take your audio to the next level, is this the amp for you? Join us as we take a look.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review: A Return to Form

Few games over the last several years have arrived with as much anticipation as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. A re-invention. Bringing a franchise back to its roots. What Call of Duty should have been all along. The nail in Battlefield’s coffin. These are big claims, but with a new engine, complete campaign with fan-favorite characters, and re-imagined multiplayer, could the hype be real? This is our review of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Micron Joins the Portable SSD Market with Crucial X8 Portable SSD

Whether you take your game library between PCs or want to cut down on load times on your console, a fast external drive is a good thing to have. Micron announced today that they're entering the market with their brand new Crucial X8 Portable SSD. With read speeds of more than a GB/s, they aim to deliver premier performance for the value.

Schiit Audio Magni/Modi DAC and Headphone Amp Review

As enthusiasts, we like to push. We push our graphics in the latest video games. We push our computers to higher clock speeds. We even push ourselves to grind out that one more level before giving in for the night. Today, we’re turning our eyes (and ears) to audio and exactly how we can push our listening experience. Whether it’s games or music, the Schiit Audio Magni/Modi stack is the headphone amplifier and DAC combo to take your listening to the next level.

Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO CPU Cooler Review

So, you’ve decided to buy into the latest generation of Ryzen or maybe that 9900K you’ve had your eye on. To keep those CPUs running their best, you’re going to need a great cooler than can keep up with all those cores. Today, we’re looking at the Corsair H115i RGB Platinum, a 240mm/280mm all-in-one that promises great temps and better looks for that shiny new system. Does it live up to the demands of real-world gamers and creators? Let’s take a look and find out.

HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

The last few years have seen the rise of mechanical keyboards beyond anything we could have imagined. eSports has pushed gamers right to the edge for every competitive advantage they can find. We even see companies creating their own switches allowing you to respond and react faster than ever before. Such is the case with the HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and this is our review.

Steelseries Arctis 9X Xbox Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Steelseries are one of the most well-known accessory companies in PC gaming. If there’s one thing we know here at MMORPG, it’s that many of us also game on console for those sweet, sweet exclusives. Today, we’re looking at the Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset designed for Xbox. Never fear, PC players, it also features Bluetooth and wired support for to play on all of your devices. Should this be your next gaming headset? Join us as we find out.

Logitech MX Master 3 and MX Keys Advanced Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Review

Last year, I was lucky enough to review the Logitech MX Master 2S for PC Perspective. When Logitech announced its successor, the MX Master 3, I reached out immediately to see if we could take a look at MMORPG. The MX Master 2S was one of my favorite mice of all time, would the Master 3 live up? At the same time, Logitech announced the brand new MX Keys keyboard. They’re for creators, professionals, and even gamers. Let’s dive in.

Corsair Crystal Series 680X RGB Case Review

It’s never been so easy to build an amazing looking system. With the rise of tempered glass cases, RGB fans, and innovative layouts, even new system builders can assemble show-piece PCs. We recently got the chance to go hands-on a case that does just that with the Corsair Crystal 680X. It features plentiful tempered glass to show off your components, a dual-chamber design, gorgeous RGB, and an array of quality of life features to make your build smooth.

HyperX Cloud Alpha S 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset Review

Way back in 2017, HyperX unveiled their original Cloud Alpha. At the time, we were extremely impressed. With its dual-chamber drivers, excellent tuning, lush memory foam cushioning, and affordable $99 price, we were in love. Last month, HyperX released its successor, the HyperX Cloud Alpha S. It brings back everything we liked about the original and adds in surround sound and a mixer for game streaming. Is it enough for a headset in 2019? Let’s find out!

Runescape Details “The Ranch Out of Time” Update, Patch Notes

Runescape is taking things to a dinosaur level. Literally. The Ranch Out of Time update is almost upon us and Jagex is letting us get a head start collecting those delicious, delicious dinosaur eggs. That's not what this update was about? Thankfully, we also have some patch notes to help clarify exactly what's new and changing with the game.

Fallout 76 Gets Spooky with Mischief Night, 10/29 – 11/5

It's almost Halloween and you know what that means: tricks and treats in your favorite games! Bethesda has unveiled their plans for their seasonal Spooktacular in Fallout 76 with Mischief Night. Starting at 12:00PM EST on October 29th and running every hour until 12:00PM EST on November 5th, causing havoc can net you cool seasonal rewards.

Aston Microphones Spirit Review: Streamers' Best Friend

Earlier this year, we took a look at the Aston Stealth, an outstanding dynamic mic from Aston Microphones. We had to know more about the company and see if their other products held up the same high standard. Today we’re looking at the Aston Spirit, a heavy-duty condenser mic just as at home in the studio as your desktop. If you’re ready to make the jump to pro, should this be your mic of choice?