The Wargamer

23 June 2017

Scythe Precision Gaming Surface

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 24 APR 2013 by Scott Parrino

Scott Parrino sets down one of the largest mouse pads he's seen...and nearly loses his mouse. Is it a worthy desk accessory for wargamers?


iPad First Look

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 14 MAY 2010 by Scott Parrino

iPads are the hot commodity right now. The Wagamer's Jim Zabek shares his initial thoughts on it.



HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 22 MAR 2010 by Scott Parrino

Jim Cobb takes the plunge with an e-reader.


Piranha Gaming Communicator Headset

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 20 NOV 2008 by Scott Parrino

For some of us, high quality audio isnít just an option, itís a requirement to boosts our in-game performance.


Lachesis Gaming Mouse

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 1 OCT 2008 by Scott Parrino

Named after the Bushmaster snake, the "Bringer of Silent Death" mouse has a big name. Will this mouse live up to its bite?


Diamond XtremeSound 7.1/24 bit Sound Card

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 25 AUG 2006 by Scott Parrino

Speakers can only go as far as their soundcard can take them. In the Wargamerís latest hardware review, Sean Drummy takes a look at Diamondís Xtreme Sound 7.1 soundcard to see if it can satisfy the aural needs of shooter and turn-based fans alike.


Jackson Armor Card

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 29 MAR 2006 by Scott Parrino

In The Wargamerís latest hardware review, Sean Drummy tries to make a chink in Armor Cardís automatic operation system and file backup hardware, the Jackson Armor Card. For anyone who has just undergone a system makeover to due a virus or crash, this review is worth a look.


Saitek Eclipse Keyboard

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 21 MAR 2006 by Scott Parrino

A lot of gamers prefer to game in the dark to increase the level of immersion in their games. Will a glowing keyboard help?


SteelSound 5H USB Headphones

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 11 MAR 2006 by Scott Parrino

Music and sound quality can make or break a gaming experience, but sometimes itís not best to crank the speakers to 10 to fully appreciate the audio (especially when the kids are sleeping). This is where a good set of headphones can extend the longevity of a good gaming session or, in some ways, even enhance it.


XG Dragon Case

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 18 NOV 2005 by Scott Parrino

In his review of MGE's computer tower, the XG Dragon, Sean Drummy puts the flashy looking case to the test to see whether its all show or rough and tough enough to stand up to the hardcore gamer and hardware enthusiast alike.


Mice for Wargamers

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 28 APR 2005 by Scott Parrino

Aaron McKenna explains just what makes a (computer) mouse tick, and what different consumers should look out for when purchasing theirs. Includes a review of one of Logitech's finest gaming-grade mice, the MX518.


PistolMouse FPS

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 24 NOV 2004 by Scott Parrino

Ever tried playing a first-person shooter with a 9mm pistol? Now gamers can make that claim with MonsterGecko's PistolMouse FPS, the ultimate bling hardware for geeks.


Saitek Cyborg evo

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 25 SEP 2004 by Scott Parrino

Another model in Saitek's line of adjustable joysticks is available on the market, and Ciril Rozic was eager to evaluate its features. Is there more to the evo than the adjustability, and is it enough for a quality game controller?


QPad & Glidz

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 5 JUN 2004 by Scott Parrino

The QPad and Glidz are two gamer-oriented accessories: the QPad is a large, smooth mousing surface and the Glidz is a helpful teflon-like sliding material. Jim Zabek looks at how these hardware accessories stack up.


RTR-720 Rotary Grip Gaming Mouse

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 19 MAR 2003 by Scott Parrino

Rotokiller's unique new gaming mouse is examined by Jason Robinson. Find out if its odd design reaps new playing benefits.


Shuttle SS51G - Flex ATX PC Review

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 17 MAR 2003 by Scott Parrino

Mark Bourdeaux examines a unique new computer case from Shuttle, the SS51G. Its small, compact size offers gamers a new solution for portability and space saving.



HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 6 OCT 2002 by Scott Parrino

"One company is taking the first step toward that truly immersive human interface device. Maui Innovative Peripherals has created a game controller that adds one more extremity to the interface: your head. Using a creative bit of hardware to track the position of the operator's head and a simple...the Cymouse stands out as a really unique method of controlling one's PC."


Matrox Parhelia

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 27 AUG 2002 by Scott Parrino

Mark Bourdeaux goes in-depth with this new cutting-edge 3D video card offering from Matrox. Mark examines its triple-monitor support feature, 16x fragment anti-aliasing and 64 super sample texture filtering to answer the question: how can this card improve my gaming experience?


Space Devilfish

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 6 AUG 2002 by Scott Parrino

"Several companies have developed products that can be described as one-handed keyboards. These controllers of various forms generally attempt to provide the greatest amount of keys to be ergonomically worked by the player's left hand, leaving the right hand available for the mouse or joystick...One such controller is the Space Devilfish by Idizm."


HOTAS Cougar

HARDWARE REVIEW posted on 8 JUN 2002 by Scott Parrino

"The HOTAS Cougar (a.k.a. Cougar) is a masterful piece of art replicating the real F-16 flight stick and throttle. So what's so special about this HOTAS? Before we get into that, let's get the sticker shock out of the way. Its street price is between $260-$300 US. Before readers shake their heads and think "my wife would kill me" let me say that this is one serious piece of hardware that screams quality and brings out the macho-macho man."