Logitech G923 “TRUEFORCE” Racing Wheel, Review

The Logitech G923 steering wheel is not cheap, with its RRP around the $600+ NZD mark.

That is a lot of money, but in this particular case, its a strong argument for the adage…”you get what you pay for”.

I loved every moment with the wheel and was gutted I had to send it back to Logitech NZ.

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Aerox 9 Wireless Mouse

A long time ago a mouse for me was a wired device with a dust gathering ball at its heart.

The Aerox 9 proves we are a long way past the days of white spirit soaked cotton-buds. Before getting the chance to review a ‘real’ gaming mouse, I wouldn’t walk past the budget mice.

I mean, they all point and click, right?

I’m never too proud to say I was wrong.

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Trek to Yomi: Side-scrolling samurai

Shinto mythology describes Yomi as the Japanese word for land of the dead. It is said to be where the dead go to dwell and apparently rot indefinitely.

It’s comparable to Hell or Hades and it’s here that much of Flying Wild Hogs’ and Leonard Menchiari’s samurai hack ‘n slash game Trek to Yomi takes place.

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A500 Mini, review

If the Commodore64 signified my formative years in gaming, then the Amiga 500 dragged me through my angsty teens.

The leap from 8-bit to 16-bit was enormous, the leap in quality and engagement groundbreaking.

Not forgetting the transition from twiddling Azimuth Heads on a tape drive to the joy of slotting in a floppy disc or six.

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H3PRO Hybrid, review

Back in November last year I reviewed the EPOS H6PRO, now its fancier relative the H3PRO Hybrid steps up.

Where the previous set was a wired option that did exactly what it said on the tin. The H3PRO Hybrid offers up a fistful of possibilities, even down to mixing mobile calls with gaming audio.

The H3PRO Hybrid is a headset for today’s world and will suit multi-platform gamers that also need to hit Microsoft Teams during the day.

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Norton VPN, byte-size feature

I’ve been using a Norton’s VPN in some form for a few years now. Frankly, I wouldn’t go online using either my iPad or my PC without it activated. Even when my life is so boring that I’m sure no hacker could be bothered hacking my accounts.

Norton VPN offers features such as automatically securing your connection if you connect to a compromised network.

*** COMPETITION CLOSED ***

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LEGO Skywalker Saga, review

Whether or not you initially gel with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will depend on your starting point.

When presented with the option between Episodes I, IV and VII, I initially chose The Force Awakens. Mainly because my brain figured that – given this is something of a remake of the prior LEGO Star Wars Everything titles – this would represent the newest offering from Traveller’s Tales.

As it turns out, not liking the newest Star Wars movies also equates to not liking their LEGO game versions.

Once I switched to A New Hope, I found myself far more open to Skywalker Saga’s somewhat haphazard presentation.

Covering all nine films is no easy feat, let alone rewriting prior LEGO games.

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Review (XSX)

It’s Bunkers & Badasses, Baybee!

Welcome to Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. What better way is there to while away your time in space than a game of Bunkers & Badasses.

A table-top fantasy RPG being played by Valentine, Frette, and you, The Newbie. And with Tiny Tina as the Dungeon Master, well, anything can happen.

All in a very Borderlands way of course.

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Logitech G413 SE mechanical keyboard review

Over the years, I’ve had a few Logitech PC peripherals, mainly keyboards and mice, and I have to say I’ve always been a big fan of the company’s hardware.

All of the keyboards I’ve used over the years, however, have been standard ones. By that I mean they didn’t have mechanical keys.

Well, that changed recently when Logitech got in touch asking if I’d be keen to check out its G413 SE.

A wired mechanical gaming keyboard with tactile mechanical switches that feels excellent to game and type on.

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Ghostwire: Tokyo, review

A short while ago I was privy to a Ghostwire: Tokyo preview. I came away from that session quite excited for the game, a new I.P. with some exciting mechanics, it looked like a shot in the arm for FPS open world genre games.

In reality, having had the chance to spend some time with the game, the new I.P. feeling still stands, but beneath the surface there are doubts.

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Rune Factory 5, Switch Review

Full disclosure: I’ve not played any previous Rune Factory games.

I’ve read that they employed a top-down view and that this is the first time RF has moved to 3D. I like Harvest Moon and I’ve played a bit of Stardew Valley, so I’m familiar with the idea of a farm/village sim.

I was keen to check out how Rune Factory 5 also brings monster fighting into the mix.

A review code was supplied for this coverage

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