Well perhaps you don’t celebrate it, maybe for some reason XSR is one of those sites you visit every day or maybe you’re just looking around and ended up here. Either way, have a happy Christmas from everyone here at XSReviews.
2012 hasn’t been the strongest year for the site, but we’re still here ticking over, doing news, doing reviews and the team is working hard behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly. Thank you for visiting, whatever brought you here. Thanks for putting up with the adverts and the infrequent content. We really appreciate you coming here and hope you’ll continue to do so in the future.
Instead of writing my usual reviews, I’m going to take a break and give my new Bulldozer chip a run.
The system I’m going to be using is:
AMD FX-8120 with a Cooler Master Hyper 412S and a Little Devil PC-V2 phase unit.
ASUS Reference 5870
Crucial C300 128GB
Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Antec SOLO II
A few may know of a couple of flaws this board has. First off is the Vdroop. Vdroop is when you apply load to your CPU and the voltage being sent to the CPU drops. The UD7 has this badly and for that reason some of the [...]
Publishing giant Blizzard has announced that in 2012, there will be no Blizzcon, with all efforts being focused on creating the Diablo III that the fans want, and perhaps the next generation MMO that’s been hinted about.
2012 also sees some stiff competition in terms of esports, with Blizzard being very involved with the Battle.net World Championship and several Starcraft championships in South Korea and other asian countries.
Ars technica has been looking at why a Blizzcon isn’t going on this year, not really believing the company line that Blizzard just doesn’t have the resources. After all, as the writer points out, when World of Warcraft was being [...]
Happy birthday to XSReviews, as today we celebrate the 6th anniversary of its creation. I just want to take this opportunity to thank everybody that’s read and contributed to our content over this time. Our reviews might not be the most in-depth out there, but we pride ourselves on always offering honest opinions. If we make mistakes, we do our best to correct them.
I hope to continue that ethos well into the future and I hope you’ll be there with us.
Thanks again, here’s to the future and an excellent 2012.
PS. Look out for an anniversary competition here very soon.
Not sure if it was supposed to get here before Christmas – probably, though I haven’t seen any other sites mention them – but it’s a little “holiday” present from Steelseries. Not only do a I get a little thank you note that I’ll quote from below, but an old school NES cartridge with some custom labelling on it. Unfortunately, because I was a Mega Drive (Genesis) gamer in my youth, I don’t own a NES. I need to find someone who does though, as if this works and continues to tell me how cool I am, that’d be epic.
We wanted to send a little token of nerd-appreciation to you for [...]
Happy Christmas everybody. I’m posting this today so I don’t have to worry on the day. Lazy? Maybe. Do I care? Nope.
Have a good one dudes. Thank you for reading our content for the past year, it means a lot. Hopefully we can continue to provide high quality(ish) news and reviews for you in the New Year.
Jon “Whoopty” Martindale