Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Crysis Warhead to play well even on budget PCs

Crysis Warhead to play well even on budget PCs

When Crysis was released, it raised the bar for gaming graphics on a PC. Of course this also made it the tool which gamers used to measure their PC's performance. I'd venture to guess that most gamers still can't play the game on anything better than medium, which means that many people are wondering how Crysis Warhead will play.

Guitar Hero IV will be the same on the Wii as 360 and PS3

Guitar Hero IV will be the same on the Wii as 360 and PS3

It's no big secret that the Nintendo Wii isn't quite the powerhouse that the PS3 or even Xbox 360 is. For this reason we tend to see games with less content present on the Wii. Such has been the case with Guitar Hero III and even Rock Band. So we should expect nothing less from Guitar Hero World Tour, right?

Slashgear Review – NZXT Tempest

Slashgear Review – NZXT Tempest

When it comes to PC cases, there are several things to take into consideration. Style is one area that usually gets ranked pretty high. You've also got to make sure that it keeps your system running cool, and allows for plenty of room for everything. Well I've had the opportunity to test out the NZXT Tempest, and I'll let you know how it holds up.

E3 down to only 38 exhibitors

E3 down to only 38 exhibitors

I remember as a teenage gamer having dreams of attending E3. Honestly for a gamer, it really didn't get much bigger than that single event. Now I'm finally in a position to attend the show, and it's only a shadow of its former self. It has been announced that only a whopping 38 companies will be showing off their wares this year.

To give you an idea, only two years ago at E3 2006 there were over 400 companies showing off the latest and greatest in the world of gaming. So what happened? Well the ESA decided that they no longer needed a “mega-show” and decided to “refocus”. At the rate things are going, the show will be completely dead in another year or so.

Diablo II receives 1.12 patch

Diablo II receives 1.12 patch

For much of my youth I was primarily a console gamer. Sure, there were a few games like Doom and Quake that I used my PC for, but that was about it. There was also a little game called Diablo that I got hooked on. I remember finding out about a sequel, which became the first PC game I actually waited outside of a store for. That was almost 8 years ago to the day, and Blizzard has just released a new patch to Diablo II.

Guitar Hero: World Tour guitar revealed

Guitar Hero: World Tour guitar revealed

We heard news the other day that the Guitar Hero: World Tour guitar would have a “touch-sensitive neck slide”. There has been much speculation regarding this particular feature, and now we have some info on exactly what it is.

SlashGear Review – Rock Band Wii

SlashGear Review – Rock Band Wii

So I've had Rock Band Wii for a day or so now, and I thought I should be nice and share my thoughts with all of you, just in case you had any doubts or worries before it hits shelves next week. Hit the jump for my full review.

WoW players to get mounts at level 30

WoW players to get mounts at level 30

I still haven't kicked my WoW habit, and with the looming Wrath of the Lich King expansion coming later this year, it doesn't look like I'll be kicking it any time soon. Blizzard is still releasing new patches fairly often, and the latest one that has been announced brings about a major change to mounts that should make leveling new characters go even faster.

More Offspring coming soon to Rock Band

More Offspring coming soon to Rock Band

I was born in the 80's, which means I did most of my growing up in the 90's listening to alternative music. I've really been happy that Rock Band has been bringing back some of the songs I know and love so that a new generation can really enjoy them. I listened to a good bit of Offspring back in the day, which is why I'm happy to hear that they're going to be adding more tracks to the game in the future.

CoolIT releases liquid cooling for GTX280 cards

CoolIT releases liquid cooling for GTX280 cards

When a new must-have graphics card comes out, you can end up dropping a lot of money to have the latest-and-greatest. Many people will want to hold off until prices drop, or just get an older card at a discount. However, if your machine must be the best and the fastest, why not take that new card and overclock it? You're probably going to need some better cooling, which is why CoolIT is always on top of things with their liquid cooling solutions. Their latest is for the new GeForce GTX280 and GTX260 cards.

First look at Rock Band Wii

First look at Rock Band Wii

Every now and then I open the door to find the FedEx guy holding some very nondescript brown boxes. These are my favorite days, as it generally means something new to review has arrived. The latest boxes weren't quite so nondescript, as they had the words Rock Band, and Wii.