Note: This is not sponsored by any company nor is this a review of any specific product. While I do mention my specific device, this should apply any and all programmable gaming keypads.
As a programmer and a PC gamer, I have an affinity towards programmable gaming keyboards. The ability to create macros on the fly is invaluable both in a game and in an IDE. While I always liked the idea of a gaming keypad, I never really could justify the high price since I already use a programmable gaming keyboard. However, when I found one on sale I bought it without hesitation. I figured, even if I don’t like it for gaming, I could always take it to work and use it with my laptop for programming.
This has been one of the better E3 seasons in a while. This generation of consoles have been firmly established so it’s just lots of good games. Also, if there was one theme of this show it was playable female protagonists. As someone who isn’t a fan of the “Large ‘roid-raging Space Marine”, the ability to play as a strong female character is a refreshing change of pace. Besides, if I am going to stare at a character’s ass for 20+ hours, I would prefer it at least be a nice-looking ass. Hopefully this will not be a fad but will continue well into the future.
I have recently been engrossed in the free Internet-based game, Forumwarz. It can best be described as a Massively Single-player online game of internet Pwnage. The object is to “pwn” forums on a fake version of the internet. As either a Troll, Emo, or Camwhore, the player takes on various missions to take down and infect forums through the use of attacks and a steady regime of drugs. The game play is similar to many turn-based RPGs — Get a mission, stock up on supplies, Battle, and level up. Missions get money to buy supplies. Community forums give a nice place to level up. To keep you with a steady supply of cash (in in this case Flezz), everyday strangers will send you useless crap which can be sold to buy more supplies.
The environment is wonderful. To say that this game is offensive is an understatement. It is just plain FUCKED UP! It parodies internet and pop cultures while including enough crude humor and sexual perversions to make Fred Phelps shit his pants.
I Highly recommend Forumwarz to anyone with a sick and demented sense of humor.