Back in January, we checked out the LucidSound booth at PAX South. If you missed that coverage, go get caught up! LucidSound is a relatively new name in gaming-grade audio devices, but as I mentioned in our PAX South coverage, these guys have been working in gaming audio for quite some time now, previously under the Tritton brand name. That pedigree would give the impression that the LS30 is going to be more polished than you'd expect a first offering to be. Now that we've got our hands on a pair of LS30's, let's put them through their paces in this LucidSound LS30 review!
Another one of our favorite games of PAX South 2017 was Loot Rascals, my Editors Choice for Best Strategy. Indie dev Hollow Ponds is putting the finishing touches on the game for a March 7th release, and I was lucky enough to snag a review copy! Does the full game live up to the con demo hype? Coming up next, my Loot Rascals review!
Automata Empire first popped up on our radar after a most unlikely demo - we saw it at an afterparty during PAX South 2016. It took home our Pleasant Surprise award at the con for popping up out of nowhere and stealing our hearts. Automata Empire released last April, but somehow we lost track of it until we bumped into Nonadecimal Creative again in an unlikely place - the Black Ice booth at PAX South 2017! We're not letting this one get away again - let's nail down these little fuzzy monsters before they head off in a random direction. It's time for our Automata Empire review!
Compared to Hero Points and ISO-8, Command Points are a relatively recent addition to Marvel Puzzle Quest. MPQ Command Points (CP for short) have quickly gained a reputation as one of the best ways to get 4-star covers, though. Optimizing your MPQ CP gain and spending those command points properly is a key strategic part of Marvel Puzzle Quest. In this Command Point guide for Marvel Puzzle Quest, I'll give you all the info you need to make smart Command Point decisions. You'll be earning 4-star covers like nobody's business!
Clash Royale is a game we could probably keep analyzing for 10 years, but it already feels like we've been writing articles about it for a decade. Here we've compiled a handy dandy cheat sheet to link you all our great tips, tricks, faqs, and guides. It's a mega Clash Royale party, and you're invited! If you have a Clash Royale question that isn't answered here, leave a comment - we'd love to help!
The introduction of the Clan Chest to Clash Royale has got to be one of my favorite additions to the game to date. It encourages different styles of play, and it makes working together in a Clan more meaningful. Filling the Chest is not a trivial task - but if you use the tips below you should be knocking them out in no time.
Here at Without the Sarcasm, we like to keep tabs on all the up-and-comers of the gaming hardware scene. On our latest trip to PAX South, we were invited to come check out a relatively new brand of gaming headsets that launched just last year. At the LucidSound booth, we met with CEO Chris Von Huben, who walked us through his company's current lineup as well as their vision for the future of gaming headsets.
After decades of cheesy "bad guy steals girl, good guy saves her" tropes in our video games, I think it's safe to say that we're in the mood for something... fresh. Nefarious dropped in our lap during PAX South, and it promises to finally break us out of our rut and poke fun at video game history along the way. It's tricky to spin a tired concept and find a fresh angle - does Nefarious manage to nail the biting satire or go directly to jail? It's time to find out in my Nefarious review!
It was obvious from the start that PAX South 2017 brought its "A" game. A huge increase in exhibitors, substantially more space, and excellent new events like Acquisitions Inc... all signs pointed to a Con that was beginning to hit its stride. We had a lot of fun and we got to visit with many friendly faces from years past - but most importantly we got to check out a lot of video games! As is now a sacred tradition, below you'll find our picks for the best of PAX South 2017!
As agent86ix and I have looked through the Exhibitor list for PAX South 2017 we have been getting hyped... Big Time. The last two years of PAX South have been great, and it really got us interested in the whole gaming conference scene - but it is hard to not get a little jealous of the epic spectacle of West, East, and Aus. This year looks like things are taking a huge step in the right direction as the Exhibitor List has nearly tripled in size, and some really exciting stuff is going to be on display. Every Con is a whirlwind - and since you are probably not pulsing with the same amount of cosmic "hype energy" that courses through the WOTS team vascular system, we thought we'd share some of the best games of the Expo floor that you really must make time to see. Below are our top 10 PAX South 2017 Must See Games, in no particular order.