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SteelSeries 7H Headset Review

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“What’s that?” My fiancé asked, his eyes wide, as I pulled the attractively packaged headset out of my bag and onto my desk.

“It’s the SteelSeries 7H headset I was given to review.” I responded. “You can have it when I’m done.”

I didn’t think there was an issue with what I’d just promised. At the time, it even sounded logical: I tend to stick to single player games where a microphone isn’t necessary, whereas my fiancé never leaves the land of multiplayer. Common sense dictated that he would put it to better use. The problem was, I hadn’t even taken the headset out the box yet.

The first pang of regret came when I put it on. It was really comfortable. Strong but flexible, the headset fit itself perfectly to my narrow, child-sized head without any sign of slippage. The ear cushions hugged pleasantly around my ears to minimise background noise.

“Dammit.” I thought. Read the rest of this entry

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Onlive Wireless Controller Review

Onlive Wireless Controller Review

There are thousands of debates on whether the Dualshock 3 or the 360 controller is better than the other, so its great to see a controller that mixes the best (and worst) features of both the Dualshock 3 and the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller and offers gamers added functions that are only available on the cloud gaming service.

The Onlive wireless controller feels a lot like the Xbox 360 controller in that its a bit bulky, has the shoulder bumpers as well as triggers which make shooters just a little bit easier to play. It also feels a bit like the PS3′s DualShock 3 in that it’s thumbsticks are located close to each other and it’s directional buttons are separated and are easy to press, which makes the controller perfectly acceptable for fighting games.

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Razer Onza Tournament Controller Review

Razer Onza Tournament Controller Review

For: Xbox 360

MSRP: $49.95

Written By: Dwayne “EvoKnight” Morash

The XBOX 360 has no shortage of third-party game controllers; and while several companies have released their own version of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 standard controller, very few have been able to replicate the look, feel, and quality of a traditional Xbox 360 controller.

Enter the Razer Onza; the latest in the well-rounded peripheral line up from the Razer. Over the years, Razer focused on creating quality PC-gaming assecories but decided to throw their hat into the console gaming arena with this tournament controller. Read the rest of this entry

NYKO Raven Review – PS3 Controller

NYKO Raven Review – PS3 Controller

The PlayStation 3 is home to many great first-person shooter titles. Admittedly, the PS3′s DualShock 3 isn’t the best gamepad for these games. I would rather play them with my PlayStation Move controller or with my Xbox 360 wired controller using the XCM Cross Battle Adapter (That’s right! You can use Xbox 360 controllers with the PS3).

That’s why I was so excited when I found and purchased the NYKO Raven “Alternate” controller for the PS3. It had the same control and button layout and feel as the Xbox 360 controller. The left thumbstick is now located on top of the directional buttons and triggers have replaced the traditional R2 and L2 shoulder buttons.

In addition to that, there’s a switch that toggles/switches L1 and R1 functionalities to the triggers themselves, adding to that Xbox 360 controller feel. It has an internal rechargeable battery like the Dualshock that lasts about 20 to 25 hours. With all these features, the NYKO Raven controller sounds like a dream come true for PS3 owners right?

Right?

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Heavy Rain Review

Heavy Rain Review (PS3)

MSRP: $29.99

1-Player

“How far will you go to stop a serial killer?” – Quantic Dream

Late last year, Roger Ebert exclaimed that games will never be considered art. He had obviously never played Heavy Rain, Quantic Dreams’ cinematic yet highly interactive masterpiece.

I’ve never experienced a game quite like Heavy Rain. Never has a game affected me on an personal/emotional level. The characters are so well-written, well-realized, that the player can’t help but care about each of the protagonists fates; especially around the end game. Read the rest of this entry

Forgotten Treasures – Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (Xbox/PS2)

If there’s anything we love here at JTMGames, its survival horror games. We’ve played it all, from Resident Evil, to Dead Space. From Echo Night, to Amnesia: The Dark Descent.We’ve played all of it until the bitter(scary) end.

Except for one. Fatal frame 2: Crimson Butterfly. This one took me almost a year to finish.

Have you ever played a video game so scary that you actually dreaded even the thought of continuing on to the next chapter?

It’s when you can’t play one out of sheer terror, then folks, you’ve got yourselves a genuine horror game. Read the rest of this entry

Killzone 3 Review

Killzone 3 Review (PS3)

MSRP: $59.99

1-24 players (online)

After waiting two years, we finally have arguably the best game in the Killzone series. The Killzone 3 continues right after the end of the second game. The ISA is in shambles and have to defend themselves against the Helghast. The people of Helghan want retribution for the death of Scolar Visari, and Sev, Rico, and the rest of your ISA squad are left behind enemy lines fighting for survival. Read the rest of this entry

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