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Lessons Learned from the Evolve Open Beta

You have probably played the Evolve open beta recently and are now wondering what’s going on. Right? Well according to Turtle Rock Studios, while some of us were complaining about either overpowered Hunters or Monsters what actually happened during the Evolve open beta was a bunch of even matches. With over 2.2 million matches that took place during the Evolve open beta, the infographic below illustrates just what really happened during the open beta. The results are a bit surprising. So now what is Turtle Rock Studios going to do with this data? When you have an open beta, you’re testing...

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Pax South 2015: Introducing the IndieBox

In a world where it seems like there is a subscription box for everything, during Pax South we were introduced to the IndieBox. IndieBox is a subscription service that delivers collector’s edition versions of indie games to your door every month. Each IndieBox contains a high-quality indie game, retro-style box art, USB game cartridge, color manual, original soundtrack, and much much more…† Unlike the highly popular Loot Crate which delivers geeky toys and discount codes for popular AAA titles, IndieBox is a subscription service that delivers limited editions of indie games directly to your door on a USB game cartridge with...

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Pax South 2015 Indie Game Highlight: Adventures of Pip

As you can tell, Pax South was filled with Indie darlings. Today, let us introduce you to a game we actually loved during Pax Prime but totally dropped the ball on sharing: it’s Adventures of Pip. You play as Pip, an unlikely 1-pixel hero in a 32-bit world. Given the unique ability to absorb the pixels of his defeated enemies, Pip will have to master three different forms to solve devious puzzles, defeat the Skeleton Queen’s evil minions, and rescue the kidnapped princess.† You play as Pip who has the unique ability to convert his body from 1-pixel all the way to 32-bit. His special...

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Pax South 2015 Indie Game Spotlight: Raising Hell

Continuing our tour around the Pax South Expo Hall, we find ourselves playing the devil trying to get out of hell in a game called Raising Hell. Hell is freezing over and you need to get out. You play as Damian. Teleport, slice angels and demons, shoot bazookas, and generally raise hell!† In this flagship game from Mish Mash Machine, we found ourselves another addictive gem. Simply tapping on the screen you control Damian, who can heal, shield or pick up various weapons to fight against the heavenly forces in hell. While it may sound easy, you can only imagine how...

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Pax South 2015 Indie Game Spotlight: Texas Twist Poker

It was only natural that we found our way to the poker table during Pax South. Texas Twist™ Poker will change the way you typically think about playing poker. It’s not played with chips and cards on a traditional poker table. Instead, Texas Twist Poker is a mobile puzzle game where players try to get the best poker hand while navigating through a cube. While this might sound simple enough, for every move you make there is a twist that happens that alters the cube and could potentially alter the hand that you might be planning. Sure, it may sound a...

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RW Review: Black Sea

A submarine captain fired by his salvage company gets a chance at glory and redemption when he is presented with an opportunity to salvage a German U-boat loaded with Nazi gold alongside a crew of misfits. What happens when the mission goes awry and tensions and language barriers turn a crew against each other while their lives are on the line? Will they pull it together and survive or will the crew fall victim to the Black Sea?

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Pax South 2015: Royal Flush Magazine Instagram Rewind

Pax South invaded San Antonio, Texas this past weekend. Every Pax is a unique opportunity for gaming fans to interact directly with developers, Twitch streamers and even podcasters. Pax South brought on a strong roster of indie games that caught our attention. Today, we are trying something new and sharing our Instagram feed which featured lots of video game related cosplay as well as some things we have seen around the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during Pax South 2015.

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CES 2015: Audiofly™ Showcases the AF240 and AF250

Audioflytm definitely grabbed our attention at the International CES 2015 floor weeks with a pair of headsets that scream “luxury and comfort” at first sight. Ok, so I’m mocked by other RFMag writers for my couch-cushion-on-your-head analogy I’ve used before for other headsets. But Audioflyteased me into saying it again with their CES-showcased over-ear headphones, the AF240 and the AF250. We value quality materials in our devices just as much as we do with their performance. As Audiofly’s AF240 and AF250 strive to excel at both, we had no choice but to get a closer look…   Each headset is...

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CES 2015: New Audio-Technica Gaming Headsets Announced

RFMag dove into Audio-Technica’s gaming headsets in the middle of last year when we reviewed their closed-ear gaming headset, the ATH-AG1. It was quite the high-end headset with a “high-end” price. Still, those willing to take such a financial plunge were rewarded with the rich high-quality sound one should expect for that cost. However, many gamers seldom stray beyond $250 when they’re in the hunt for a gaming headset. At the International CES 2015, Audio-Technica targeted that very audience as they unveiled their new pair of $199.95 headsets: the open-ear ATH-PDG1 and the closed-ear ATH-PG1. Audio-Technica took what they learned...

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CES 2015: TYLT Highlights

International CES® 2015 was brimming with innovation. What we saw was that TYLT will continue to expand upon their sleek ENERGI line with a new sliding power case for iPhone 6. This sliding case comes with portable battery pack that you only slide on when needed. There’s no need to always have your battery pack connected to your phone anymore. Additionally, we even got a glimpse at the VÜ Wireless chargers in addition to the new BAND silicone watch band for the Moto 360.

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CES 2015: Kingston HyperX Showcase & Cloud II Headset Announced

At the International CES 2015, Kingston showcased a slew of their latest HyperX products. Kingston continues to cater to gamers and PC-modding enthusiasts as they stretch the performance in their storage components and gaming accessories as far as they possibly can. Their showcase included the DataTraveler Locker+ G3 Secure Personal Storage, the HyperX Predator PCIe SSD, and a new microSD UHS-I Speed Class 3 card. They even teased the release of the new Hyper X Cloud II gaming headset. Now we can’t go too deeply into the Cloud II headset just yet, but we can show you pictures and promise you...