15th Jan2013

AverMedia Live Gamer HD – Review and Performance Benchmarks

by Rip

The AverMedia Live Gamer HD is different from other HD capture cards on the market for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it has a built in H264 hardware encoder. Second, it comes with all necessary software to stream your gameplay to TwitchTV. Third, it is a PCI-Express add in card for a desktop computer, not a USB/Thunderbolt solution. When looking at PCI-Express add-in cards for capturing or streaming your gameplay your options narrow down to the BlackMagic Intensity Pro, Hauppauge Colossus, and now the AverMedia Live Gamer HD. The Colossus is great for capturing gameplay, but has many seconds of lag making it inappropriate for streaming. The BlackMagic Intensity Pro is what I’ve been using the past few months and it works well for streaming, but is limited for capturing gameplay as it requires enormous amounts of hard drive space for its uncompressed capture. When streaming PC games the Intensity Pro is of no help to the encoding process as it does not have a hardware encoder, thereby using your already burdened CPU to do the encoding.

From reading the box, the AverMedia Live Gamer HD looks to be the middle ground – good for streaming, better performance when PC gaming, smaller file sizes with good quality when capturing. For people with slower computers that can barely handle streaming, this may be the ideal card for them. I put the card to the test and see if it lives up to the hype. NOTE - the Youtube clip is a summary, so read on through the full review for the full benchmarks

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15th Aug2012

Tekken Tunes – How To Set Your Own Music To Any Stage

by Rip

Harada just tweeted an image that shows the flowchart for how to use Tekken Tunes to load up any of your music into Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Basically, you load the music into your XMB/Dashboard, then in the game go to Tekken Tunes, select the stage which background music you want to change, then select the song from your XMB. Easy so easy. Check out the full image after the jump

10th Jul2012

Heihachi Revealed For Playstation All-Stars

by Rip

It was revealed this past weekend that Heihachi will be a playable character for Playstation All-Stars. If you haven’t heard of Playstation All-Stars, its kind of like a Smash Bros. clone with Playstation first and third party characters. In the vids below you can see Heihachi summon Kuma as well as his level 3 where he blasts characters into out of space on his space shuttle. The game releases October 23rd in the USA. Hit the jump for the vids (more…)

03rd Jul2012

Tekken Tag 2 – New Japan Trailer Shows Customizations, New CGI, New Stage, and More?

by Rip

Check out this new trailer for Tekken Tag 2 that shows off a BUNCH of new stuff! September can’t come soon enough. Customizations, game modes, online mode info, what looks like a new stage and more more more! Brain explooode



08th Jun2012

E3 2012 – Tekken Tag 2 – Top Player Match Vids – Batch 2 of 2

by Rip

Here it is, the second batch of Tekken Tag 2 match videos from E3 2012. Reposting the 4th vid of batch 1 as well since it got lost in the shuffle and because MYK does a ridiculous combo at 5:18. There is more Kunimitsu in this batch, less Angel, less Law. All the vids after the jump and be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel.

17th Apr2012

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Console – New Batch of Screenshots

by Rip

Click the following link for a big batch of new screenshots of Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Shows some hi-resolution Fight Lab, some new CGI art, as well as the new stage and more. Thanks to Kane for pointing it out

10th Dec2011

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Console Release – Holiday 2012

by Rip

With a short trailer at the Spike Video Game Awards – Namco Bandai has announced that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will hit consoles Holiday 2012. I watched the entire VGA waiting for it, and there was nothing, so I’m pissed but hey! Thats what youtube’s for!