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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
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April 2020
Unick Woo-dy Mechanical Keyboard Review: Good Wood

We review a lot of keyboards, but we were surprised when the Woo-dy landed in our mailbox from Unick Invent. You might have gathered from the name that there’s something unique about this keyboard, a few somethings in fact, but rather than plastic it features a real wooden base, high quality spherical keycaps, macros and key remaps, and full RGB programming all in a 65-percent layout. Is it worth the $99 Kickstarter price? Join us as we find out!

Get S’More Rewards Event Makes Black Desert Online Delicious

Looking to earn some extra goodies in Black Desert Online? Pearl Abyss has some sweet news just for you. For a limited time, ooey-gooey cookies and marshmallows will be dropping from mobs, given as prizes in time challenges, and shared as playtime rewards simply by logging in for 30 or 60 minutes. Once combined into a s'more, these items offer a bountiful array of rewards.

The Division 2 to Allow Players to Target Specific Loot Drops

With its latest update, The Division 2 will allow players to better target specific pieces of loot to build their characters and take on new content. Following the update, players World Tier 5 and higher will be able to see which type of loot will be rewarded for completing certain activities. With new updates to the mini-map, players will be able to hone in on exactly where and what to play to seek their intended drop.

GWENT Coming to iOS October 29th, Celebrates with New Trailer

CD Projekt Red announced that GWENT will be coming to iOS on October 29th. The game, first made popular as a mini-game in The Witcher 3 has taken on a life of its own, receiving standalone releases on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Path of Exile Launches, Then Pulls, New Salvage Box Following Outrage

If you've been paying attention to the gaming world at large over the last two years, you've already heard of a kerfuffle or two surrounding in-game loot boxes. Well, we can add another to the list with Path of Exile but this one has a unique slant and some players feel an internet mob may have stole a useful new feature out from under them.

HTC Announces Full Details on Vive Cosmos VR Headset

Big news from HTC this morning. The company has officially taken the veil off their upcoming VR headset and entered the pre-order phase. It's a wholesale improvement over the original HTC Vive, offering improved resolution with less screen door effect, inside-out tracking, and a modular design. Pre-orders will also receive a one-year subscription to HTC's Viveport free-game service, providing a huge amount of content right out of the gate.

UPLIFT Desk Solid Wood Series Standing Desk Review

We’ve reviewed a number of standing desks here at MMORPG, but today we’re exploring a new variant on one of our favorite options UPLIFT Desk has universally impressed us with their V2 and corner-desk models, so when we were given the opportunity to take a look at their solid wood series, we had to take a look. These are premium desks but are they worth the mark-up for real hardwood? Join us as we find out.

CHUWI Updates UBook with More Powerful UBook Pro

Earlier this year, laptop and tablet manufacturer, CHUWI, announced their popular 2-in-1 PC, the UBook on Kickstarter. The powerful yet affordable tablet PC made for a good option against the more expensive competition while offering very similar specs and it quickly passed its funding goal. Now that backers have received their models, the company is back again with the UBook Pro.

Star Ocean First Departure R Coming to Switch, PS4 on December 5th

Classic RPG, Star Ocean First Departure R will soon be releasing on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The game first came out on Sony's handheld PSP and is a remake of the original Star Ocean. The new version will have a number of enhancements to make it worth experiencing for the first time or all over again upon its re-release.

Recruit A Friend is Back in World of Warcraft

After some time away, the Recruit A Friend program is making its return to World of Warcraft - but that's not all. What's a triumphant return without a few triumphant upgrades?

EVE Online to Implement “Grief Counseling” for Lost Ships

The biggest problem facing EVE Online is convincing players to stick around. Courtesy of friend and former colleague of ours, Steve Messner, PC Gamer reports that developer CCP is implementing a company-wide initiative to solve to problem of players bailing-ship: including grief counseling for their first big death.

City of Heroes: Homecoming Team Polls Community on Licensed Servers

Here's an interesting one for today: The City of Heroes: Homecoming team is polling their community on what they would like to see from an officially licensed server. We'll pose the same to you: what would you want if a licensed server came to be?

Remnant: From the Ashes Receives Free Adventure Mode

The Dark Souls inspired Remnant: From the Ashes is receiving its first two major content updates. The first is the brand-new Adventure Mode coming on September 12th. One week later, players can take on Leto's Lab, a dungeon set on Research Station Alpha.

Borderlands 3 Unveils Bombastic Cinematic Launch Trailer

Borderlands 3 is set for release at the end of this week and Gearbox is priming the pump with a brand new cinematic trailer. Guns, glory, and mayhem: this trailer has all three and we have your first look.

ASTRO A50 (Gen 4) Wireless Gaming Headset Review

In the world of gaming headsets, few brands are better known than ASTRO. They’ve made a name for themselves by delivering headsets for gamers of every budget, often staking out displays big displays in department stores like Walmart and Best Buy. We’ve had the chance to try out the latest version of the company’s flagship, the A50 Wireless and Base Station (Gen 4) and are ready to answer the question: at $299, should this be your next high-end purchase?