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SlashGear Review – NZXT Sentry LX

SlashGear Review – NZXT Sentry LX

When you're overclocking, or even just have a higher-end gaming rig, you probably like to know just how hot things are getting inside your case. More so with overclocking, as you tend to run the risk of pushing your components a little to far and frying them due to the excessive heat. Usually your motherboard will come with a nice hardware monitoring utility, but I don't generally like those, as they take up valuable real estate on my desktop. Not to mention you can't always check temps during a gaming session without minimizing your screen. I prefer hardware gauges, such as the new Sentry LX from NZXT, which I have had the pleasure of using.

Rumor – Some Xbox Live games free to play online

Rumor – Some Xbox Live games free to play online

Last week we heard that Microsoft decided to make the Games for Windows Live service free for everyone to use. This of course led to wide speculation that they may move to make all Live services (or at least multiplayer service) for the 360 free as well. According to rumor, some of this may have already taken place.

Rock Band Weekly DLC – New singles galore

Rock Band Weekly DLC – New singles galore

This week's DLC for Rock Band is a little different from what we usually see. Normally we look forward to tracks that we've heard many times before, with the occasional new single thrown into the mix. However, this week we are treated to three brand new singles from different bands.

Rumor – Vader and Yoda to appear in both versions of Soul Calibur IV

Rumor – Vader and Yoda to appear in both versions of Soul Calibur IV

I've been excited about Soul Calibur IV for a while now, mostly since the inclusion of Darth Vader and Yoda was announced. Of course the fact that each character was only going to appear on a single console (Yoda for the 360 and Vader for PS3) dampened my spirits a little. However, there is hope that we may yet be allowed to battle the tiny Jedi Master against the Dark Lord of the Sith.

Guitar Hero DLC – Dragonforce three-pack

Guitar Hero DLC – Dragonforce three-pack

I must say that I'm impressed by Activision. They have announced yet another track pack for Guitar Hero III. Granted, it won't be out until next month, but it's definitely good to see that they haven't given up on DLC. So what could possibly follow up the Virtuoso Pack? Apparently only a trio of Dragonforce tracks.

Capcom goes retro with Mega Man 9

Capcom goes retro with Mega Man 9

Back in the NES days I loved to play Mega Man. However, much like Sonic the Hedgehog, as the games continued over the years, I started enjoying them less and less. It's been a few years since I've even touched a Mega Man game (aside from replaying the original last year), but I have to say that I'm excited about what Capcom is doing with Mega Man 9.

Rumor – Full Guitar Hero IV setlist leaked

Rumor – Full Guitar Hero IV setlist leaked

It's tradition that with every Guitar Hero game, there are rumors regarding “leaked” setlists that will show up from all over. I do believe that we have our first such list, which of course comes from someone with absolutely no explanation as to how they came upon it. Hit the jump for the entire list.

Microsoft makes Games for Windows Live a free service

Microsoft makes Games for Windows Live a free service

When Microsoft released their Games for Windows Live service, it wasn't exactly well-received. It definitely wasn't nearly as popular as the Live service for the Xbox 360. As such, Microsoft officially announced that the service (only the Windows version) will now be completely free to use.

NZXT announces the Guardian 921 Gaming Chassis

NZXT announces the Guardian 921 Gaming Chassis

I've always thought of a person's PC case as something of form of self-expression. Often you can find a bit out about the person, and the PC simply by looking at their case. If a person isn't big into gaming or performance, they will generally have a stock case, or a plain ATX chassis. PC gamers will generally go for a case with plenty of cooling, and a specific look that suits them. The new Guardian 921 from NZXT definitely lets everyone know that you're a gamer.

The chassis looks sleek with just the right amount of curves, angles and blue lighting effects to look awesome, without overdoing it. It is crafted from .88mm/1.00mm steel and has a spacious interior for installing a variety of drives and larger video cards. You'll also find a slew of peripheral connectors which always come in handy. You'll be able to monitor your system temperature with three different temp probes, while three large 120mm fans keep things cool and quiet.

Guitar Hero DLC – Virtuoso Pack

Guitar Hero DLC – Virtuoso Pack

With Guitar Hero: World Tour coming later this year, I'd all but given up on having much more DLC for GH III. Sure, we know about the new Metallica album that's coming, but that's probably it, right? Nope, Activision is still churning out new tracks (albeit slowly) for their current game. Hit the jump for the list of tracks in the upcoming Virtuoso Pack.

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