The Razer Lycosa – The one I hate.

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I’ve always liked the Razer product line, I discovered the company about 5-6 years ago and haven’t had anything else attached to my PC ever since. Despite their relatively short life-span; they’ve been my number one choice. I’ve had the Tarantula keyboard, Imperator mouse and many others. When my Tarantula gave out (due to my clumsiness mixed with soft drinks), I went out and bought me the Razer Lycosa. Boasting a lovely 1000Hz Ultra-polling / 1ms response time and Hyper Response keys.

I got home and the first thing I did was open up the packaging to look/admire the newly acquired keyboard. My initial thoughts were along the lines of “Wow, isn’t that just a thing of pure beauty.”. My thoughts however, rapidly changed as I started using it.

I tend to type a little to the side (Weird, I know) and the slim keycap’s are horrible, they constantly jam so I miss out letters. They’re like laptop keys, but utter crap. The media keys, yeah, the touchscreen media keys, are unresponsive, sometimes not even working at all. I’m currently typing this article on my laptop because anything more than a short paragraph, this keyboard just doesn’t cut it.

Also, although this is likely a fault with the keyboard, every now-and-then, it acts as if one of the keys are jammed down, without a moment’s notice, I’ll look at my screen and there is a page full of a single letter, or if I’m not so lucky, the Backspace key has jammed and deleted everything I’ve typed already.

One last thing to whine about, and this problem also existed with the Tarantula, the USB port on the back does next-to-nothing, despite both the keyboards USB’s being plugged into my PC, one extra for more power. I plug a USB pen drive in and rarely does it have enough power for the drive, I plug my iPhone in and same thing, despite the iPhone providing it’s own power.

This is the only Razer product that I’ve been displeased with so I’m not going to throw a tantrum and tell Razer to keep their service. I’ll just eagerly anticipate the break-down of this keyboard so I have an excuse to replace it.

Agree or disagree with my thoughts on the Lycosa? Let me know in the comment section and remember to subscribe and rate.

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3D Gaming: Another gimmick or game changer?

For quite a while now; I’ve been a big PC gamer, I play PC games more than I do console games, so I decided to step it up a notch and check into the 3D gaming world. I went out and bought myself a 23” Samsung SyncMaster SA700 3D monitor for about £320, was it worth the large price tag? I think so. I got it all hooked up and turned it on and wow, such a beautiful piece of technology, sharp, crisp images. After I’d regained my breath I decided to try out the 3D part of it, the biggest part of it. I launched my Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, I put on the glasses (supplied with the monitor) and clicked “play”. Almost Instantly, I noticed the 3D coming into action, I was met with high-definition, sharp graphics. Now, for the 3D part. I must admit I was somewhat disappointed about this. Although it certainly added a whole new dimension to the game; it wasn’t the eye-popping bullets-in-yer-face that I’d expected, it was merely layers, If you’ve ever played on the Nintendo 3DS then you should know what I mean. The scope mounted on the rifle was very well layered, but layered nonetheless; it did however give me much more precision with my aiming. Perhaps this is different with 3D kits like the NVidia 3D Vision (Which I bought and can’t set the darn thing up). So after a couple of hours playing CoD I figured I’d check out a different game, I loaded up Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and to my dismay, something went wrong, when in the game’s menu, the mouse orientation was completely off, like I’d have to hover about six-centimetres to the left of the button I’d like to select. I just assumed this was due to a dodgy 3D Game Profile, switched it off and loaded Crysis, here I was met with the same issue (If anyone can tell me how to fix this please comment as I’d love to check out these games to their fullest). So, how would I rate this “Next-gen technology”? About 6/10, it certainly adds a new level to the game but it was still disappointing, perhaps I shouldn’t have had such high hopes for this seemingly new technology.

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YouTube Insult Generator.

YouTube. The media website where everyone goes to listen to the latest tracks, newest movie trailers, and some downright comical pieces of random crap. It’s been a part of most of out lives for over six years and will continue to do so till the end of the Internet. Now, the comments section for videos; here you can find some of the most ingenious insults towards another person. With bad grammar, non-existent spelling and perfectly put together words of complete gibberish.

Ever really wanted to write a mud-filled comment but could never think of how to put the sentence together? Well, now you can put all that behind you. There is now a YouTube Insult Generator, all you have to do is enter in a few search tags and it produces a long list of insults for you to send off.

I was intrigued by this idea and thought I’d give it a try. It didn’t meet my expectations.

For example I searched: “You stink of crap”.

And this is a couple of the results I got back:

  • “You 1 trunk”
  • You think that Sassy is saying “dogs rule”
  • You has shit your pants while wearing white pants on their first date.

Now, I do realise all of these results are actually people’s insults that this site has found but some of these are just straight-up irrelevant to my search terms.

Perhaps a little more development and hopefully some new, more grammatically correct insults and this website could be somewhat useful.

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Another example of the somewhat failed attempt at producing relevant insults

You can find the website by clicking here.