Tag Archive: gaming


Author:
Mike Adams
05/29/2012

Just bought yourself a brand new PC laptop with an NVIDIA with Optimus graphics card, and looking forward to doing some gaming or even watching some movies in High Definition? You start things up, but things don’t look exactly like they should. Your game winds up running at 15 frames a second, or your movie is choppy and always seems to be buffering. Well, with the NVIDIA with Optimus graphics card, you must tell programs when to run the onboard graphics (usually an Intel chip), or with your dedicated graphics card (the NVIDIA). Watch the video that NVIDIA posted on just how to do that right after the break.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Diablo 3 is Right Around the Corner

Author:
Mike Adams
05/10/2012

The year 2000 was a special year. I had just started college, got my first job, got my first car, oh, and I also obliterated the lord of Hell that year too. For the second time in fact. Diablo 2 consumed my life for a good year. Whether playing over my buddy’s LAN with him, or with a bunch of strangers over battle.net, the Lord of Lies, Diablo, never stood a chance against my mighty Barbarian, or my fierce Amazon. I am a huge sucker for traditional RPGs, but Diablo came along and blew the doors of any preconceived notion of what an RPG should be, and paved the way for many after (like World of Warcraft, Torchlight, Kingdoms of Amalur, Dungeon Siege, etc.) Now, after twelve long years, the wait is finally almost over. Diablo 3 will be released on 5/15/2012 to the masses. (If you have not pre-ordered your copy, you can certainly do so through the UC Davis TechHub.) In celebration of that, check out the opening cinematic right after the break. For once the gates open, it will take us all to beat the denizens back into their realm. See you online…

Continue reading

Logitech G330 Gaming Headset Review

Author:
Mike Adams
05/18/2011

TechHub employee Roy geeks out on the headset

TechHub employee Roy geeks out on the headset

Being able to communicate effectively with your team can mean the difference between life and death. This is true in life…and this is especially true in the online arena. Being able to tell someone to get out of the fire or telling the tank that you pulled aggro on the boss (which can happen occasionally as a hunter) can mean a success instead of a wipe. (In case you can’t tell, the game I am talking about is World of Warcraft.) In the old days, I would have had to type everything in “raid chat”, hoping that the person it was directed to would see it, and on top of that, it would take precious seconds to even type my message/warning in the first place. Well, I now live a world that includes Ventrilo and the Logitech G330 Gaming Headset. Check out my take on this headset after the break.

Continue reading