31st Oct2016

Fatal1ty FXM 200 Headset Review

by Rip

Today we take a look at the Fatal1ty FXM 200 Headset by MONSTER. This review has been a long time coming as I’ve been traveling a lot with Wizard World, Tekken Tour, and the Amazon Unboxing event. However, this has allowed me to spend much longer with this headset and you’ve probably seen me using it on most of my Youtube videos and Twitch streams. The long and short of it is – this is a great gaming headset for the price. Great sound quality, good microphone, and extremely light and durable. If you’re looking for a light headset that you can wear for hours to game with, definitely check this out. The only major con I have is that you need a special Y-adapter to use it on PC if you don’t have a compatible USB sound card. Check out the full video review below:

27th Dec2014

MadCatz TE2 Arcade Fightstick Review

by Rip

Our friends over at MadCatz sent over a couple of the Tournament Edition 2 Arcade Fightsticks for us to giveaway as part of our 5 year celebration! The TE2 is one of my favorite sticks and I’ve been using the Killer Instinct TE2 stick for over a year. Now that the new generation of consoles are kicking into high gear, you might need some new hardware, so I figured a review was in order! Check out this review to see how MadCatz has taken their original TE1 design and improved upon it:

22nd Dec2014

IOGEAR KeyMander – Video Review

by Rip

A few months ago, we looked at the IOGEAR KeyMander here on this site. This device lets you use a keyboard and mouse to play FPS games on console. Soon after our review, IOGEAR released a firmware and software update to the device that added Playstation 4 support – along with various other improvements. In this video review, I talk about the device from bottom to top and show gameplay examples from Xbox One (Destiny, Call of Duty:Ghosts) and Playstation 4 (Call of Duty:Advanced Warfare).

22nd Aug2014

IOGEAR KeyMander Review

by TalonFyre

MSRP: $99.95 USD
Amazon: $64.99 USD as of 8-20-2014
Newegg: $69.99 USD – IOGEAR KeyMander Controller Emulator for use with Game Console (GE1337P)

I guess it started with Halo on the original Xbox.  It came out in November 2001 and by the following year, Xbox/Halo LAN parties were commonplace.  Lots of fun was had in many a college dorms, but I had a conflicted view on it all.  Yes, it was a fun game, but I couldn’t help to wonder how much better everything would be if it was on the PC.  You see, I had honed my skills on a mouse and keyboard for the past 5 years on shooters like Quake 1, 2, 3, Half-Life 2, and Counter-strike and had now found myself playing this first-person shooter at mediocre to “OMG I can’t even walk straight” levels.  The amount of frustration generated by being forced to aim with these terrible, imprecise thumb sticks was immense.  “These guys would be getting rocked so hard if I had a mouse and keyboard” is what I would say… Read on


17th Mar2013

Razer Blackwidow 2013 Mechanical Keyboard Lineup – Unboxing and Comparison

by Rip

I recently couldn’t decide which Razer Blackwidow 2013 Keyboard to pick up. I knew I wanted a mechanical keyboard, but didn’t know if I should go with the Ultimate / Regular or the Stealth / Non-Stealth versions. So I got two, and luckily ended up with the right combination for myself. For those of you that don’t know, mechanical keyboards have a mechanical switch for each key. They activate within 2mm’s (generally) so you don’t have to push the key all the way down for it to register.

03rd Dec2012

eTokki Omni – Korean Stick – Review

by Rip

In the market for a Korean stick? The eTokki Omni is the high end for anyone looking for a korean stick. If you’ve watched me streaming TTT2 the past month you know that I’ve been using this stick a ton. In this review I go over the Omni inside and out as I’m joined by Cynnik to help break down the internals and explain the difference between Japanese/Korean sticks. This is version 3 of the Omni stick, and with it come many new additions, so even if you’ve seen an Omni review before, this review is on the most current version. The initial review went a bit long so I’ve split some sections into their own videos available AFTER THE JUMP:


30th Nov2011

EightArc Fusion Premium Tournament Joystick Review

by Rip

If you haven’t heard, EightArc is the new kid on the block when it comes to the arcade stick market. In this review I take a look at their dual-modded stick (works on Xbox360/PS3/PC), the EightArc Fusion. FYI, yesterday EightArc also announced the Fusion Sapphire and Fusion Ivory variations of this stick as well. The major difference in the Sapphire version is that it is limited edition and comes with Seimitsu stick/buttons as opposed to Sanwa stick/buttons. Will probably do more of these in the future so please check out the review and leave some feedback with comments/criticism: