Computers get built around here an awful lot. There’s always some new-fangled part that we’re itching to try out or some theory we want to test. Believe us when we say that a computer in pieces on a table is the norm.
It should come to no surprise to the builders in the audience when we state that the case is the foundation of any build. If the case isn’t right for the application or even worse, it can’t hold the parts that were picked for the build, the entire build gets put on hold while you scavenge for a new case. There aren’t many people that would want a full-tower case , with all of it’s near 3 feet of glorious height, sitting next to their TV. Conversely, a cool looking Mini-ITX case isn’t going to hold enough high-end parts to able to be called a gaming system.
So where does one start? Especially if you’re on a budget for that next build? Well, the folks over at NZXT have a case just for you that’s light-years better than those generic cases in online stores. It’s called the Source 210 Elite. Continue reading NZXT Source 210 Elite chassis→
CES was many things to us here at The Marduk Report. This was our first CES and we were fortunate enough to go while still in our infancy. There was obviously tech stretching farther than the eye can see, most of it being amazing. There were plenty of great people that we met too. The crowds were big, but we’re from NYC, so it was nothing shocking to us. And then there were the parties. There were so many parties that by the Thursday during the show, we started reevaluating our party choices. And while we went to a number of parties and events, there was one that left a good and very memorable impression on us. It was also the last party you would expect to find at the world’s largest tech show. It was the Pron Party. Continue reading CES 2012 Post Show Report – Pink Visual Pr0n Party→
So anime usually gets a bad rap from people that aren’t fans of the genre. We’re not talking about the people that have only seen Akira and Ninja Scroll (one day I’m going to rip into Ninja Scroll and why it’s utter trash) and think that those films were awesome, but never really found anything else that they like. No, the bad rap comes from the masses whose only incounters with the genre are either what their kids watch/play (Dragonball Z, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh) or most likely what they’ve seen on the internet. The children monster shows are mostly harmless and edited down to be even more so. The stigma that anime carries comes from the more perverted fetishes and tropes baked into the culture. You most likely know them if you’re reading this: lolicon, dissproportionate female anatomy, near embarrassing levels of sexual hormones pumping in teenage males, “sparkly eyes” (as my girlfriend calls them). You get the drift and that’s without actually talking about the adult stuff that is the easiest to recall because of extremeness.
For the record, High School DxD is not here to help lift the perverted stigma from anime.
While wandering the hallowed halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, we happened to find a lot of junk. And not just worthless products that nobody needs, but also junk that makes one wonder what kind of business strategy can be behind selling a product that everyone else makes. There has to be a limit to how many different approaches one can take to heapdphones while keeping the cost down, but the answer to that riddle did not lie in the row after row of headphones in the North Hall.
The Central Hall was home to the super booths, like Samsung and LG, which each was easily half the size of a suburban Wal-Mart. Within all that, we found a bastion of light coming from a booth that had something we actually care about – gaming. The booth belonged to Nyko.
Razer, one of the leading companies in computer gaming peripherals, landed at the 2012 CES with a little more up it’s sleeve than most expected. Not only did they have their usual fair of gaming mice, keyboards, and other accessories, but they brought the Blade. And even more important than the Blade, Razer brought Project Fiona to CES.