OCMS News August 2010

Rosewill RK-800G Gaming Keyboard Review
Thursday, August 19, 2010
We’ve reviewed several great products from Rosewill. This brand is Newegg’s own, so you’ll find them exclusively at newegg.com. Most technically-savvy people are comfortable ordering from them, not only because of their great deals, but their selection and service. The Rosewill brand products we’ve reviewed have always been good, so we were eager to look at their new computer keyboard, the Rosewill RK-800G Gaming keyboard.

At first glance, you may be hard-pressed to find any features that other gaming keyboards have. This keyboard isn’t trying to compete with any of the heavy competitors from Logitech or Razer.

Build Your Own Watercooling Reservoir for $10
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
You can really use almost anything to be the reservoir however I have found that a DU-BRO fuel tank works really well. You can pick one up at your local hobby shop or here. I would suggest you get the 10oz or 12oz one, you can go bigger but there is really no need.

Your DU-BRO fuel tank is intended for use with a RC plane or car, so it comes with a lot of parts you do not need, however hang on to all of them because we are not going to have them go to waste. Unscrew the 1 screw in the top of it and shake everything out.

Crackdown 2 Walkthrough
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This game does the same, but gives you more to do. The added touch of zombie outbreak doesn’t hurt at all, but only in the sense of providing half of a game day’s worth of Dead Rising fun on the streets. That’s almost it, a bigger sandbox than the first game as far as variety, but not as much as it could have been.

The only question is after you play the objectives to the end, you wonder if maybe some sort of story to connect the fights and everything being scaled down a notch would have provided a more solid “hardcore” gaming experience. Could you imagine a Giant just busting out of the streets and chasing you down before something important happens?

Interview with Jack Epps, writer for Top Gun Videogame
Monday, August 16, 2010
I’m Jack Epps, one of the original writers of the Top Gun movie. I was brought into writing for the new Top Gun game years after the movie, which is close to my heart. It’s exciting to revist some characters and bring them into the video game world. As a film guy I’m blown away by the visual world that has been created. Writing for a game is a lot different than writing a script for a movie, but the challenges are fun. It’s been quite a task to build a narrative for the game, but also keep true to the original characters.