The Wargamer

23 July 2017

The iPad and Wargame Manuals

EDITORIAL posted on 20 JUN 2011 by Scott Parrino

Scott Parrino breaks out the iPad for one of its useful features for those have digital wargame manuals but want the convenience of a physical one.


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.


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?


Windows Vista Impressions Part I: Choosing the Right Flavor of Vista

BUYING GUIDE posted on 19 MAR 2007 by Scott Parrino

With 23 distinct versions of Vista available in North America alone, choosing which model to get of Microsoftís latest operating system is no easy task. Sean Drummy dives straight into the licensing fray and tries to swim his way through the tricky task of choosing the right flavor of Microsoft's latest accomplishment.


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.


Playstation 3 Introduction

EDITORIAL posted on 18 MAY 2005 by Scott Parrino

"The PlayStation 3, descendent of the PlayStation 2, was just announced at a pre-E3 conference in Los Angeles. Coming just days after the announcement of the Xbox 360, it would take a right eejit to miss the fact that the industry is now entering a cutthroat time for both Sony and Microsoft sales cycles."


Xbox 360 Unveiled

EDITORIAL posted on 16 MAY 2005 by Scott Parrino

Microsoft has finally announced its Xbox console successor. The Wargamer's Chris Abele takes a look.


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.


E3 2004: The Hardware of E3

EVENT COVERAGE posted on 23 MAY 2004 by Scott Parrino

E3 is known not only for its immense collection of games, but also for the eclectic hardware found on the show floor. Sarah Warner highlights the vast hardware offerings from this year's convention.


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."


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