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  • The Psyko Carbon 5.1 Channel PC Gaming Headset

    A few months back, we took a look at a true-5.1 channel headset from Psyko. We started that post off with this opening, “Aside from a powerful graphics card and large monitor, one of the best ways to increase the realism and immersiveness of PC games is with a high-quality, multi-channel speaker...
    Posted to Marco's RTG by Marco C on Thu, Apr 7 2011
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  • Evaluating The Phantom Lapboard

    In an attempt to squelch my insatiable--and sometimes unhealthy--need to experiment with all kinds of keyboards and other input devices, I recently acquired three more 'boards for the collection, the latest Das Keyboard Pro Silent, the Microsoft Sidewinder X4, and the unique Phantom Lapboard. Although...
    Posted to Marco's RTG by Marco C on Tue, Jul 6 2010
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  • Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headset Impressions

    Aside from a powerful graphics card and large monitor, one of the best ways to increase the realism and immersiveness of PC games is with a high-quality, multi-channel speaker setup. Hearing sounds that seemingly wiz by your head and being able to pick up on subtle tones coming from different directions...
    Posted to Marco's RTG by Marco C on Sun, Apr 25 2010
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  • The Best Gaming Notebook Money Can't Buy

    I'm a bit of a Left 4 Dead addict. I have been a PC gamer for close to 27 years now, if you count those myriad hours spent banging away on my first Commodore 64, and I've come to the decision that Left 4 Dead ranks in my top three all-time guilty pleasures. I can't even fathom how much time...
    Posted to Marco's RTG by Marco C on Fri, May 29 2009
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  • Build Guide: $500 & $400 Gaming Rigs

    In this post, I'll show you a few select options for putting together an affordable computer for under $500 that can handle just about every game currently available for PC while maintaining a decent screen resolution and image quality. Here are the goals I wanted to hit with this particular computer...
    Posted to Technically Ambiguous by MikeL_HH on Tue, Dec 30 2008
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  • Death By Rocket Launcher. Sort of.

    Every once in a while, something happens in a gamer's life that sticks out in his or her memory. I had one of those moments tonight playing a little Unreal Tournament 3. I was just taking one of my usual 20 minutes breaks for a round of Vehicle Capture the Flag on the Suspense map, and just as the...
    Posted to Marco's RTG by Marco C on Sun, Dec 21 2008
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  • Cool Gadget: Zotac's Hardware OC Controller

    Due to the fact that the vast majority of NVIDIA’s partners sell graphics cards that are all essentially identical, save for their clock speeds or perhaps a custom decal, they all look for creative ways to differentiate their products from the competition. They usually do it by including a hot...
    Posted to Marco's RTG by Marco C on Wed, Dec 17 2008
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  • Still Looking For Input

    My recent blog post " Always Looking For Input " generated quite a bit of feedback from readers and even a few manufacturers. In that post, I wrote about my pseudo-obsession with input devices and why I burn through so many of them on a regular basis. (Hint: It's because I'm a bit OCD...
    Posted to Marco's RTG by Marco C on Tue, Sep 30 2008
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  • I am full of Rage. But in a good way.

    So, late yesterday a couple of in-game screenshots landed in my inbox of id software's upcoming game Rage. Normally, I don't get overly excited when news of a hot, new gaming title first hits. Maybe it's because I've been a computer gamer since the early days of the Commodore 64 and I'm...
    Posted to Marco's RTG by Marco C on Sat, Aug 2 2008
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