Category Archives: Games

Blake’s take on gaming mice for WoW etc.

My friend Blake does a decent amount of gaming. Since I have been blogging about gaming keyboards and gaming mice, I wanted to hear what Blake used… Specifically I asked him could you tell me what mouse/mice you use for your gaming sessions? Anything re: pros/cons, advice or future mice plans would also be appreciated! Blake’s response: I currently use a mouse by Red Dragon that was part of a Case kit that I bought year ag, its just a

What does KDR stand for when gaming? Answer: Kill to Death Ratio

In a video game, your KDR, or kill/death ratio, is simply how many kills you get (when you kill/defeat another player) and how many deaths you suffer (how many times you are killed/defeated). So a KDR of 25/5 or 25-5 means you killed 25 enemies and were only killed 5 times. Not bad! However, a KDR of 6/20 or 6-20 means you only killed 6 enemies yet you died 20 times. Better luck next time! Normally these ratios are relevant

Duke Nukem Forever & AMD Dual Core Optimizer (on Intel!)

Recently I experienced some stuttering while playing DNF with my buddy Kevin. I tried adjusting the video settings to lower quality, yet I still experienced stutter and visual lag (not ping related). Eventually I narrowed the potential culprits to: #1 stuttering from a slow RAID1 hard drive setup that DNF/Steam was loaded on #2 AMD Dual Core Optimizer was installed by DNF/Steam even though I have an Intel CPU #3 the NVIDIA control panel being set for 3D acceleration to

Duke Nukem Forever game benchmarks (FPS)

There are only two computer games that I play these days: StarCraft 2 and Duke Nukem Forever. Both of which are sequels to venerable classics. StarCraft 2 is widely considered a worthy successor to SC1. Duke Nukem Forever is generally not considered to be worthy compared to it’s older counterpart Duke Nukem 3D. However, they are both surprisingly fun to play in multiplayer for exactly the opposite reasons: StarCraft 2 – one of the ultimate games when it comes to skill, it

Disc Golf App Reviews

Do you need a good app on your Android or iPhone to keep track of your rockin’ disk golf scores? Thankfully, there are some great disc-golf apps out there! Here are reviews and links that will hopefully help you find what you are looking for 🙂 5 Disc Golf App Reviews | Top Disc Golf Appshttp://www.discgolfstation.com/5-Disc-Golf-App-Reviews_b_72.htmlIf you’ve got an iPhone, then check out these Disc Golf Apps.  Some are good, some are bad, all are Frisbee related… [from the best

How to backup StarCraft 2!

Reinstalling Windows or building a new PC and don’t want to lose all your installed games and their updates/saves/replays etc.? Here are some tips to help! How to Backup StarCraft 2 SC2 is okay with just a copy/paste from your old Windows install into a new Windows install, however, the following slightly longer process should help make sure that you get all your saves/replays/settings as well as already downloaded updates and maps, all copied over so you’ll be good to

Best StarCraft 2 Gaming Keyboards

UPDATE: 2011.09.17 Corsair enters the gaming keyboard and mouse arena:   AnandTech – Corsair Enters the Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Market with Vengeancehttp://www.anandtech.com/show/4815/corsair-enters-the-gaming-keyboard-mouse-market-with-vengeanceThe MMO/RTS targeted products are called the Vengeance K90 and M90. The K-series are for keyboards while the M-series refer to mice. The K90 is backlit with over 90 individual… […] . It uses Cherry MX mechanical red switches for each key which have a 2mm actuation travel (4mm total travel). UPDATE 2011.06.24: evaluating two new keyboards that arrived.