Let’s take a closer look at the XL2540 in our full review.Design
The XL2540 offers a continued evolution of BenQ / Zowie’s line of gaming monitors. As expected, we have a bright 24.5-inch TN panel surrounded by a bezel of moderate thickness. There’s no BenQ or Zowie logo on the front of the monitor, and the shape of the bezel has even been optimised to minimise distracting reflections.
In the bottom right, we have the power LED and a quintet of front-mounted OSD buttons. I love front-mounted buttons, because they make it so much easier to change settings without getting confused about what each button does — something [...]
Creative has been a giant in PC gaming since its very inception; its Sound Blaster cards were once synonymous with sound cards. Few people buy dedicated sound cards any more, but Creative are still finding ways to show off their long-lasting aural expertise.
Today we’re looking at one example: the P5 in-ear headphones, part of Creative’s new Sound BlasterX pro-gaming series launched at gamescom last year. The crowd at the packed event seemed to like them, but they couldn’t hear anything above the roar of the show floor anyway. Here’s our take, after going hands-on in the slightly quieter environment here at XSR Towers.
Competitive gaming has seen huge growth in recent years as tournaments selling out major arenas across the world. Experts are now predicting that the revenues within the industry could hit close to half a billion dollars by the end of this year. Such unbelievable growth has now even lead to the UK government backing calls for an Olympic style tournament under the eGames brand, which bills itself as ‘the pinnacle of competitive gaming’.
A two day pop up event running alongside this summers Olympic Games in Rio will be the first of its kind, with future plans including eGames events in both the summer and winter months already being discussed. In competitions [...]
Valve has begun registering domains all based around the phrase Gamer Life: The Movie, leading some to suggest that we could be looking at a Valve feature film on eSport gaming. According to Lambdageneration, this idea is backed up by the fact that Valve were seen filming professional video game players at the close of 2011. At the time no details were given, apart from the fact that the project was in the early stages of production.
Perhaps Valve’s big announcement at Gamescom will be the first showing of this movie. However, what seems most likely at this point is a trailer for the film, since the latest GameTrailers TV episode trailer saw Geoff Keighley talk about an [...]
Similar to the recently reviewed Azurues mouse, the Isurus gaming headset is part of the Tt eSPORTS lineup, the range announced by Thermaltake at CES in 2010 to provide additional gaming peripherals for the “world e-sport gaming area” due to “constant request” from distributors and end users.
Read on to find out how the Isurus fares.FeaturesPremium bass In-line microphone Electro played finishes Ergonomic design 3 sets of ear sleeves Pouch Multimedia player compatibleSpecifications Headphones:Driver Unit : 13.5mm driver Frequency response : 20Hz – 20KHz Impedance : 16ohm Sensitivity : 106dB +/- 3dB at [...]