The things that that come to mind when you see the names HyperX or Kingston is either memory, headsets, or some other gaming peripheral. Until recently, microphones weren’t anything anyone thought HyperX would offer, but that started to change that with the release of last year’s highly rated Quadcast. Now we get a new model with RGB in the HyperX Quadcast S, building upon an already great microphone. With stellar audio quality, a striking look, and lots of extras at no added cost, the HyperX Quadcast S is an evolution and trailblazer in its class.
From Alt Shift and Humble Bundle comes Crying Suns, a tactical roguelike with a focus on story you’ll be dying to see more of. You can pay compliments to how good the game looks, but the gameplay is the real star of the show. There’s a lot of systems in play here that aren’t apparent initially. This is a game that offers a lot of depth and replayability amidst the story it slowly reveals to the player. Crying Suns is successful in accomplishing all it sets out to do as a roguelike with an entrenched story.
Void Bastards came out of nowhere with its announcement back in November, and it looked very promising. The final version has not been a disappointment in the slightest. Void Bastards is FTL meets System Shock while brimming with personality, dark humor, and a devilish charm by being equal parts entertaining and challenging throughout your journey. The gameplay is structured with a focus on the campaign that doesn’t feel like much of a roguelike, though it very much is one. Void Bastards is one of the best roguelikes around, and the most fun game I’ve played all year.
In a category with a nearly infinite number of options available, finding the right productivity-focused keyboard can be difficult. Of course, the more specific your needs, the easier time you’ll have narrowing down your choices. If you happen to be on the hunt for a Mac-specific keyboard, scope of your decision-making instantly shrinks to a much more manageable size, and you can sometimes have the opposite problem of not having enough distinct choices to consider. Enter the Macally XKEYLED, a keyboard specifically designed for use with macOS, sporting a sleek design and an impressive feature set over many competing keyboards, and at a respectable price.