Jabra Elite Active 75t Review: Flawless Victory

Jabra Elite Active 75t Review: Flawless Victory - Pixelated Gamer

Nearly 2 years ago, Jabra released the excellent 65t series.  These wireless earbuds were renown for not only holding their ground against AirPods, but being a clear favorite to many in the industry.  Engineers at Jabra have apparently been quite busy and have pushed for even further performance and quality with their latest model, the Elite Active 75T.  Will these be the new benchmark for wireless earbuds?   Listening to your Customer Base     This is the first point I would like to hit on for the Elite Active 75t series.  They are a direct result of Jabra taking notes of complaints and wish lists from their customers.  Miraculous things happen when manufacturers don’t just assume what customers want, but proactively engage and research…

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Alloy Origins Core: HyperX Aqua Tactile Switches Review

HyperX has just expanded their Alloy Origins Core line of Mechanical Gaming Keyboards with a new model featuring tactile HyperX Aqua switches.  This latest offering is just a smaller, more compact version of its bigger brother Alloy Origins.  It houses a tenkeyless layout and is competitively priced at $89.  Let’s check out how these new Aqua switches compare to their more linear HyperX Red variant.   HyperX Aqua Tactile Switches     Since HyperX first debuted their line of mechanical keyboards, we have found them to be some of the best on the market, always exhibiting tremendous build quality, excellent feedback and impressive tech.  The Alloy Origins Core model here today is no different.  This tenkeyless model is however sporting something brand new, which are…

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered Review (PS4 Pro)

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered Review (PS4 Pro) - Pixelated Gamer

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is having a comeback tour, showcasing up to 4K visuals, HDR support, improved animations and enhanced sound quality.  Its first stop is on the Sony PlayStation 4, with Xbox and PC versions arriving soon.  Over a decade has passed since its initial release and it’s time once again to join Task Force 141 and the elite Army Rangers in this action packed campaign made possible by the talented developers over at Beenox.   Stay Frosty       Rumors have been whispered for some time on a possible MW2 remaster, but no official announcements or trailers ever surfaced to confirm these suspicions.  That was however, until Activision finally dropped this seemingly out of nowhere on Sony’s PS4 platform on…

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Trophy Review: When Man and Machine Unite (PC)

Trophy Review: When Man and Machine Unite - Pixelated Gamer

Trophy is a brand new and exciting 2D platformer for the NES that is heavily reminiscent of the iconic Mega Man series in look, feel and design.  It was first envisioned by Derek Andrews at the young age of 12, later brought to life by Gradual Games and is being published by The 6502 Collective; with the collective help from both Sole Goose Productions and Retrotainment Games.  The physical NES carts are currently available for pre-order, with a target date of summer for shipping.  Keep an eye out for digital copies on the PC coming soon.  Now, let’s jump right in and see if this venture truly is 8-bit legit.   Time to Save Planet Gearus 9       Trophy’s story follows the madness…

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ROCCAT Kain 202 AIMO Gaming Mouse Review

ROCCAT Kain 202 AIMO Review - Pixelated Gamer

After 2 years of intense research and testing, the Kain 202 AIMO is here.  We just finished covering their Vulcan 122 AIMO Gaming Keyboard and were beyond impressed.  Now it’s time to combine these two models from ROCCAT and play some games!   Kain 202: An Elite Gaming Mouse   At first glance, the Kain 202 AIMO presents a very sleek and clean design.  The 202 model here is sporting a matte white finish, alongside black and silver accents.  The scroll wheel and large logo feature RGB lighting, which can be configured through ROCCAT’s Swarm Software.  The aesthetics on this $99 model are just gorgeous and you can tell they really put a lot of thought into its visual cues and ergonomic design.    …

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JBL Quantum One and Q100 Gaming Headset Review

JBL Quantum One and 100 Gaming Headset Review - Pixelated Gamer

JBL is a pioneer in the audio industry and they just ventured into a brand new realm, where their expertise in this field can truly be shown off.  They are officially in the gaming market now, with their just released Quantum Series Headsets.  This line has 7 different models that offer a vast range of features and price points for all gamers.  Today we’ll be covering two models.  This includes the entry level Quantum 100 and the top tier head tracking capable beast…the Q ONE.   JBL Audio Engineering for Gaming     The gaming headset market is stacked with fierce competition, but this hasn’t swayed JBL from showing what they are capable of with the brand new Quantum Line.  Seven models make up this…

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The TakeOver Review (Nintendo Switch)

The TakeOver Review (Nintendo Switch) - Pixelated Gamer

Originally released to critical acclaim in late 2019 on the PC, it’s now Nintendo’s turn to treat gamers to The TakeOver on the Switch.  While there is no doubt a large collection of retro themed games within the eShop library now, this is a truly special title for beat ’em up fans that love the iconic fighters from the ’90s era across the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo systems.   16-bit Brawler with a Modern Twist     Having just wrapped up Streets of Rage 4, I didn’t think things could get much better for a new release that so well orchestrated the iconic beat ’em ups from nearly 30 years ago.  From the very first cinematic upon loading the game and the accompanied shredding…

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Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium Review

Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium Review - Pixelated Gamer

The wait for this book has been a long one for many fans of Bitmap Books and the gaming legend that is Atari.  Today we are taking a look at the Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium.  This 500 plus page book goes into immense detail over the 2600 and 7800 consoles; and the extensive gaming catalog on each of these systems, plus the incredible story of one of the greatest video game companies in history.   Introduction     The book’s foreword was written by Garry Kitchen.  He was a game designer and programmer for the Atari 2600, Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo.  This is a guy that knows a thing or two about game consoles.  Gary talks about the critical need…

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Maneater Review (PS4)

Maneater Review (PS4) - Pixelated Gamer

Maneater from Tripwire Interactive is one of the more unique Action RPG’s to release this year.  It places you in control of an infant bull shark, where you must learn how to survive, hunt and eventually grow into a giant beast that terrorizes the ocean waters and tourist occupied beaches.   The Jaws Simulator     The game kicks off with you controlling a full grown blood thirsty bull shark.  You get a short tutorial on controls and then begin stalking and eating every human in sight within the water (or even on the shore if you act quickly).  The only thing missing here is tornados.  You learn how to breach the water (activated through the L2 trigger), which enables you to perform air born…

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TUBBZ Resident Evil Cosplaying Ducks Collectible Review

TUBBZ Resident Evil Cosplaying Duck Collectible Review

TUBBZ, from Numskull Designs, offers a wide variety of products to collect from your favorite movies, games and comics.  Today we are taking a look specifically at a few of their figures from the Resident Evil series.  This is one of our favorite gaming franchises and they sent over two legends from this iconic survival horror game, including Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy.     S.T.A.R.S. veteran, Chris Redfield   If you are any fan at all of the RE series, you’ll no doubt be familiar with Chris Redfield.  Chris and Jill Valentine debuted in the original Resident Evil as team members of S.T.A.R.S.  You could play as either character for the lead protagonist.  Chris was also in Code: Veronica, RE 5, RE 6 and…

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The TakeOver – A brand new 90’s beat ’em up! Brawl through solo, or knuckle up with a friend!

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