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Cooler Master Seidon 120V All In One Liquid CPU Cooler Video Review

RealGamerNewz Review - Cooler Master Seidon 120V CPU Liquid Cooler

Affordable all-in-one liquid cooling has been accomplished, it’s an amazing time we live in.

Recently my CPU Cooler died on me and was causing outrageous temperatures that would have surely ruined my machine had I not turned it off for over a week while waiting to raise capital, order the part, and get proper equipment to do the install with (I just needed rubbing alcohol and a Phillips head screwdriver, everything else needed was already included). Once the install was done and I was up and running again, I decided to review the new cooler I ended up purchasing over at GeekEssentials© which I hold the title of Partner at enjoyably since both of our brands work together great for some time now.

The Cooler Master Seidon 120V CPU Cooler is an all-in-one liquid cooled unit that sits on top of your processor. In the Review I speak about how to check your CPU cores and the temperature they are at for any given moment which may differ in accuracy depending on which version of Windows you are using as well as what brand of processor you have in your machine. Beyond that, I give an idea of what it’s like to install the part for anyone who is considering buying it, though you should seek better instructions once you actually make that purchase since this is a Review not a How-To video. Check the Video Review out below and if you end up wanting to know more about the tech industry beyond what we cover here on RealGamerNewz then be sure to subscribe to the GE channel.

Seidon 120V CPU Cooler Video Review:

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#Destiny Vault of Glass Livestream – Presented by @MegaRan @RealGamerNewz Starring $K!L CLAN [PS4]

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Check out the $K!L CLAN playing Destiny’s Vault of Glass Raid Livestreamed on MegaRan’s Twitch Channel. (If you’re tuning in late, there will be a replay posted once this article gets updated after the raid attempt).

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Destiny Gameplay Stream Replay – Test by @MegaRan @RealGamerNewz

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Watch me get destroyed in Free For All, talk about Destiny and the upcoming Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, and more gameplay streams from myself @RealGamerNewz and @MegaRan , and then watch me get into Control with a great team and have a great comeback on one of my favorite maps!

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Special Appearance from DJ Killzown Jones

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RealGamerNewz.com Presents… $K!L Destiny PS4 CLAN [Recruitment Open]

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Welcome to everyone who is a part of the $K!L CLAN started back in Warhawk days on PlayStation 3, as well as all of our new members from RealGamerNewz.com. Our primary game is now DESTINY on PLAYSTATION 4. Recruiting is now OPEN.

HOW

TO JOIN $K!L / REALGAMERNEWZ DESTINY PS4 CLAN:
Step 1. Set up your Bungie Account linked with your PS4 Account.
Step 2. Click the link here: http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/Detail/263317
Step 3. Click Request Join
Step 4. Click Set as PlayStation Clan* (Important: Do Not Miss This Step)
Step 5. Add Hitman0769 on PS4 Friends List, the leader of $K!L and send a message on PSN

Why Join?

– Classic $K!L Team Reunion
– Training for Upcoming 6 Man Raid “Vault Of Glass on Venus” – Lvl 26+
– Help w/ Crucible MP, Co-Op XP, Tips
– Built in Forum, PSN friends in USA and EU
– Game with some of the RGN Staff and our friends.
– PSN Party Chat w/ Gamers who have your back in the game.

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Indie Gaming Update: Runers – Available On Steam Now [w/ HD 1080P Trailer]

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Mastertronic reveals Runers has now launched on Steam with the following 1080P High Definition trailer presented below. Runers is a procedurally generated hack and slash dungeon crawler that echoes back to a simpler time for the Action RPG genre when legendary titles like Gauntlet walked the earth.

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MegaRan Documentary Premiere Event Footage in Phoenix Filmbar [FAMEAZ.TV] Sold Out Mega-Lo-Mania Debut [HD 1080P]

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Check out the MegaRan Documentary Premiere Event footage published recently by FAMEAZ.TV which took place in Phoenix, AZ at Phoenix Filmbar and grab your own copy of Mega-Lo-Mania today on DVD HERE.

Phoenix Filmbar Event – Mega Ran’s Documentary World Premiere:

Official Mega-Lo-Mania MegaRan Documentary Trailer:

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Watch Dogs Amazon Deal of the Day (Today Only) 40% OFF For PS4, Xbox ONE, and PC

Watch Dogs Amazon Deal of the Day (Today Only)

Hurry up and log in to the following link (Amazon.com Official Gold Box) to take advantage of the Amazon Deal of the Day in which today only Watch Dogs is on sale for $34.99 on two platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE, and $31.99 for Windows PC. Love or hate Watch Dogs there is something to be said about the gameplay and fun factor that can be experienced in the game. If you haven’t had a chance yet, try giving a look at our Watch Dogs Review.

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Xbox Upload Does The #IceBucketChallenge – Xbox Asks Have You Uploaded Yours?

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The Ice Bucket Challenge isn’t just about dumping some ice on your head, it’s about spreading awareness of the disease ASL which is behind it all as those who complete the challenge donate to the cause as well and will then teach others about the disease and what is needed to get involved and make a difference in the community. Recently, Bungie / Destiny took the challenge with in-game CGI and it was glorious. They challenged George Lucas, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare villain Kevin Spacey (as Jonathan Irons), and Joel from The Last Of Us – so here’s for hoping many more interesting ones coming up with in-game graphics. Here’s Xbox Upload’s Mensahboss taking the challenge on the Official Xbox YouTube Channel who is now encouraging users to upload themselves performing the challenge to their servers as well.

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Leaked Gameplay: GTA V Zombies DLC + GTA Online Heists… Finally… From an Unlikely Source

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YouTube has its benefits and when their new nazi-copy-reich system isn’t busy removing every single piece of your heart from the internet, it sometimes watches videos too. Well, okay no it doesn’t because artificial intelligence isn’t that smart yet (or is it?) but in any event if it did watch videos – they would be totally awesome and reveal hidden gameplay experiences found by the modding community within the Grand Theft Auto V build code showing off GTA Online Heist information / animations as well as a never-before-seen GTA V Zombies DLC mission. Oh, and apparently Trevor was once destined to join the CIA?

Of course, all of this is all on leaked footage but shouldn’t get you too hyped for now since it could have been scrapped from the game’s final release. At least we know it’s going to forever be possible to play these modes with modding and that will become especially easy once the Windows PC version launches (we hope). I doubt we will see any official confirmation of these features though or public discussion otherwise until Rockstar Games is ready to promote the PS4 / Xbox ONE / PC versions of the game more heavily though, so for now check out this video and investigate our sources below it for more information on the entire leak in full.

GTA V Zombies DLC:

GTA Online Heists:

GTA V Zombies First Person Mode:

GTA V Single Player DLC:

GTA V Secret Developer Menu:

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Dating Sim: Hatoful Boyfriend “Summer of Love” Collector’s Edition Hits Steam August 21

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Devolver Digital’s next big thing… Hatoful Boyfriend “Summer of Dove” Collector’s Edition, has been announced for the Windows PC, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems. Players who want to get into this romance saga have a chance to pre-order for 10% off via Steam (link here) and should know that this game comes highly praised from critics and Steam users as an abnormal yet highly enjoyable experience (and it even features a female protagonist). If you’re up for something a bit different from the usual indie offerings, take a look at the quote from Devolver Digital’s own corporate big wig below and be on the lookout for Mediatonic’s release hitting August 21, 2014.

“Our research shows that consumer fatigue for space marines and dragons is at an all-time high – gamers are ready for something new and fresh,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “Semi-realistic pigeon dating simulations are the next great frontier in video games.”

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Clockwork Empires Hits Steampunk Early Access This August

Clockwork Empires - Steam Early Access

Chopping down trees, farming, mining, guts, and glory. These are some of the things that make up Clockwork Empires – a story about settling the colonies set to a Steampunk theme. On August 15, 2014 players will be able to experience this game thanks to Steam Early Access.

The sinister side of the steampunk world is fully intact as things start out in ways one might perhaps consider pretty standard for the time period but take a strange turn as the alternate reality of having no electronic advancements begins to take its toll on the characters in the game.

Singleplayer, Multiplayer for up to four players, and all the fixin’s you’ve come to expect with your Steam titles are set for staggered deployment as this project gets off the ground from developer / publisher Gaslamp Games (who also made Dungeons of Dredmor). This game will be compatible with Windows PC, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems when the final version launches some time in Spring 2014. Check out an announcement trailer for it from Gaslamp Games below!

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LUFTRAUSERS Post-Mortem Review

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When you think of indie games, you think of a booming market of original titles that don’t always have the biggest budgets or the shiniest graphic engines, but gain their merit on gameplay and fun factor rather than flash. That’s exactly what development studio Vlambeer aimed to present with LUFTRAUSERS which was made available on Steam (as well as PS3 and Vita) during March of this year. I’ll admit I didn’t really get the hang of this one quickly, and at first rejected it completely based on how terrible it felt on a keyboard. But once you plug a controller in and really begin to appreciate this game for what it is, I think it’s easy to agree that something different albeit strange was presented by this developer and is worthy of most gamers’ attention.

Players take control of a plane trapped in a psychedelic shoot-em-up like never seen before. While diving into what can only be called water (for lack of real world definition) like a dolphin, and using planned trajectories to slingshot back up with the force of gravity, players destroy other planes, battleships, and even blimp-like objects earning upgrades for their vehicle of death enhancing and changing the projectiles they are capable of dispensing as well as the speeds they are capable of achieving.

Although Vlambeer made the game and Devolver Digital just published it, I feel like their golden touch can always be felt. It’s almost like indie devs bring Devolver Digital a project and Devolver Digital says “It better have bitchin’ music”. Of course in reality they probably do a lot more than that. LUFTRAUSERS doesn’t suffer from many game-breaking issues, leading me to believe quality assurance play-testing was pretty heavy on this project. This is also a testament to what a development team founded by only two human beings can achieve, and a lot of the quality here is likely from these two dedicated people alone.

Luftrausers Review - RealGamerNewz Gameplay

The Feng Shui of flying the plane in this game combined with the silly fun vibe it gives off, but a lasting impression isn’t very strong here. Some issues exist when it comes to the game being entirely too luck-based, while heavily relying on players to nail down high scores. This can be frustrating for some to say the least. Enemies spawn randomly and challenges are not set out in concrete level designs. This is a pretty big let down although I respect the methodology that led Vlambeer to this end result and probably wouldn’t have done any better myself. But it also means that you’re probably not going to play this game all the time unless you’re a ‘Chieve-hunter. Get chieved! Get some! Or let it drop to the bottom of your backlog like most Steam games… either way.

Final Verdict:

First things first, if you don’t have a controller don’t bother. That being said, it would be your loss since this is a totally unique game. I never fell head over heels in love with it, but that doesn’t mean other players won’t. Originality in the game industry is a thing that should be embraced and praised, and serves as the core of Vlambeer’s existence. LUFTRAUSERS is a giant monument symbolizing their significant commitment to that philosophy of creating new. It’s also a great shoot-em-up with abstract graphics and an abstract gameworld, both of which are mechanics I feel need to be used way more often in the industry. Major props to everyone involved in making this project a reality.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 7 / 10

RGN Rating: Bronze Game

Developer: Vlambeer

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Available On: PC | PS3 | Vita | Mac OS X | Linux

Played On: Windows PC

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

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Thief Post-Mortem Review

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Thief is a complete disgrace to a long-lasting series which many (including myself) considered a unique and fun classic title of the past. Growing up with PC Gaming and Console gaming, and watching the industry evolve from the Nintendo NES to the Xbox Original (which I played Thief’s first entry on) was an incredible experience. Back then, it seemed like even the crappiest of games had something to add to the business of creating these interactive experiences we all spent so much of our time inhabiting. Thief was one of those games that had a very unique feel to it despite lots of similarities to games that already existed. It had a signature feel that you probably won’t get, even by replaying the original on its intended hardware. Nostalgia is a double edged sword. People think they can go back in time and relive the classics just because a remake, reboot, or remaster is released. Unfortunately many times this is not true.

If you’re wondering why I’m doing a post-mortem review on a game like this, part of the reason is because when it first came out I couldn’t bare to write about a masterpiece from my teen years being dragged through a field of thorns and left to die in the sahara heat. Thief is a corpse of a former great franchise which is no longer with us. For some odd reason, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix have saw fit to bring that corpse out from under its grave and prance it around like in Weekend at Bernie’s, only this time the joke’s on them.

Thief’s artificial intelligence is completely bonkers. Enemies magically see you even with their back turned to you just because you stepped out of the light, but the levels are designed so that there’s often no other way. The first person view of this game is pretty offensive, since the original could be played in third person and in fact was a lot better that way. The new version is like guesswork, and controls / hit detection are so bad that Epic Games should probably sue Square Enix for slandering Unreal Engine.

There’s no freedom at all to this game. It feels like one long tutorial from hell. Playing Thief is essentially participating in the most dirty of activities and never getting that payoff in the end which you first arrived for. You’ll always walk away regretful and ticked off. Yep, this is going to be one of those reviews where readers scroll to the bottom really fast to view just how low the score ended up and then come back to the text with a huge grin because the internet feeds off of negativity. But know that I’m not smiling. As mentioned earlier, this game is a disgrace to the millions of fans who made this franchise what it is today.

Final Verdict:

In the end, it’s almost depressing that this game was allowed to release. The best thing I can say about Corridor Simulator 2014, sorry I mean “Thief 2014” is that it’s playable. But if you played the original, you’ll know pretty quickly this game is a bastard child. If you are reading this Review and haven’t played the game yet, don’t do it. You’ll be extremely disappointed even if you don’t have to pay money for it. Nicolas Cantin is credited for directing this title and if I was him I would not have stuck around to let my name get slapped on this steaming heap. Sure, others may tell you that the game isn’t all that bad and that I’m overreacting – but this is basically the most sloppy recreation of a video game in a long time and looks like something the Unreal Engine modding community could have trumped with their eyes closed. Stay far, far away from this game and instead preserve the fond memories you have of the original by just letting Thief go.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 3 / 10

RGN Rating: Below Bronze

Developer: Eidos Montreal

Publisher: Square Enix

Available Now On: GamersGate (PC)

Also Available On: PS4 | XO | PS3 | 360

Played On: Windows PC

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the vendor for the purpose of this Review.

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Crimsonland PS4 Review

Crimsonland Review

Crimsonland is another one of those amazingly fun, top-down survival shooter titles. It has a quest mode serving up 6 chapters across 3 difficulties, and each chapter has around 10 stages. There are also multiple interpretations of Survival mode including one that challenges players to win with no weapons at all as well as another in which each weapon only has one clip and spawns in random places on the map. Players can compete in online leader-boards across all stages of the game.

The enemies display good A.I. that doesn’t always just run towards you and instead sometimes takes thought out paths with strategic elements to them. Players have to grab power-ups (called Perks in the game) fast and have to decide rapidly in the moment which power-ups are most important as you often cant always get to every one of them. Some weapons are powerful but harder to use than others and many only play to a particular play-style meaning you must also choose wisely which weapons you pick up. Strangely, enemies seem to sometimes destroy power-ups before you get a chance to grab them but other times can walk right over them. This means they didn’t try to take a bite of it. One of the many, many perks available allows players to be the immune carrier of a virus that enemies will become infected with if they take a bite of you.

Often times the challenge in each level was very well thought out and relates to not just the mass amount of enemies you face but also the power-ups and weapons given to you with which to strategically defeat them. Crimsonland proves easy to get into but becomes difficult and before you know it enemies are multiplying, popping up invisible, spawning new hives, rapidly running enemies, and even laser blasting enemies that can produce a bullet hell situation causing players to tread carefully.

Crimsonland PS4 Review

Players will have to prioritize which enemies give them the most trouble according to their play-style and attempt to take those out first. Some of the most powerful weapons are spread weapons that require good aim since they spread very loosely over long distances. Worse still, the most viscous enemies run fast, and the best weapons often take a long amount of time to reload. For example, the plasma shotgun is one such weapon that I found to be a favorite due to its high damage and ability to take out hordes at once, but those shots had to be aimed well for quickly running enemies and couldn’t be wasted on easy to down enemies since the reload wait was a bit dangerous to toy with.

I’m not sure if this can become a problem or not for some players but enemies can walk off-screen. Killing them off-screen may or may not result in power-ups being dropped where the player can’t reach them. Luckily the game is very balanced overall so this is more of an expert note for those seeking to maximize their skills in the various survival modes offered.

There’s a great amount of weapons in the game that you unlock as you play through quest mode stages. Each time you start most stages though, you have to begin with the pistol again and work your way up based on what pops up. perks are also unlocked as you go and picked up randomly in the same manner. Other stages will be specifically designed for a specific weapon’s use and serve as a training and / or challenge for the player to master that weapon. Of course, this is easily avoided by grabbing something else that falls from enemies, but the game is not always easier to complete that way.

Crimsonland PS4 Review - RealGamerNewz

Sometimes enemies spawn from hives, a la Gauntlet style, and of course you’ll have a never ending amount of them until you destroy the hive. 4 player local co op is sweet but the absence of online co op in this day and age is pretty upsetting. It’s difficult to say how much this actually takes away from the title though, since it’s so badass – but a lot of people won’t even give it a chance after hearing this due to the inherent value proposition that’s missing without an online mode. Power-up perks include speed, nuking the screen, freezing enemies, setting off shots in all directions, slow motion, uranium filled bullets, and a ton more. Seriously, there’s tons of perks and a lot of them are very creative. The graphics play a major role in making this game feel very solid. paired with simple controls and reliable hit detection, there’s nothing to really complain about here. Sound design leaves nothing to complain about, and I take that as a huge plus because top-down shooters like this don’t usually have polished sound effects like Crimsonland does.

Final Verdict:

This is one of the more well polished indie games that obviously has been given a lot of play-testing and thought to its design. tons of fun, easy to jump in as well as come back to and yet still challenges you. It’s an excellent top-down shooter with excellent quality to it and a lot of thought put into it. Particular aspects that stand out include level design, fun factor, and replay value. Once Quest Mode is defeated in all difficulties (which will take you a good chunk of sessions), the endless survival modes are kept fresh by all of the perks and weapons you’ve unlocked. The only real down point of this game is that it doesn’t have online multiplayer, and even though it does have local co-op, that just feels like a slap in the face. But it’s a slap in the face you’ll gladly take once you discover how awesome this game is!

Video Review:

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9.25 / 10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer / Publisher: 10tons

Available On: PS4 | PC

Handheld Version: Vita (Coming Soon in August)

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: Two digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

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RGN Interview: Call of Duty Star James C. Burns (AKA Sgt Frank Woods) Discusses New Film Coldwater + More

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Welcome to RealGamerNewz and today we’d like to welcome a very special guest; Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 & 2 Star who played as Sgt Frank Woods, real name James C. Burns, on his new role in this summer’s hit film, Coldwater. And yes, I even got James to say a few words about the potential for a future of his work with Treyarch.

Currently #1 in France and hitting American theaters on August 15th, Coldwater made a big splash at SXSW and the Cannes Film Festival. You can check out the trailer for Coldwater on RealGamerNewz.com and to give a little background on the plot, Burns plays the role of an Ex-Marine Colonel who has set out to help a group of juvenile young folks to reform themselves by any means necessary. A real life boot camp if you will.

But this isn’t just your typical boot camp film. Another character named Brad is one of the teenagers forced into this reform training and has more on his mind than others may realize. While trying to do all of the right things, he just can’t seem to catch a break. Coldwater is produced by Flying Pig Productions and directed by Vincent Grashaw.

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Coldwater Film Trailer:

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