Best PC Games of 2013

By xoticgamer October 14th, 2012, under Games

Here are the best PC games of 2013:


Tomb Raider

Lara’s reinvention unclasped itself from old series’ hang ups and managed to avoid the pitfalls that her seventh, twelfth, thirty-fifth and seventy-third games so ungraciously fell into. Though QTE heavy and hands-free at times, Tomb Raider was undeniably a brutally cinematic triumph. An exciting and well executed return of a gaming icon. Read our Tomb Raider reviewhere.


BioShock Infinite

A little known title from obscure developer Irrational Games, BioShock Infinite is the story of a man who must infiltrate a flying city full of racists, puritans and revolutionaries in order to rescue a girl who can open rifts in space and time, thereby marrying the whitewashed, boardwalk idealism of turn of the century America to wild and subversive science-fiction. He achieves this primarily by shooting crows out of his fists. Here are some thoughts on BioShock Infinite.



Currently in a closed beta, Firefall has been put together by Blizzard veterans at Red 5 Studios. This massively multiplayer online FPS is pocked with RPG progression features, jetpacks, player versus world elements, giant guns and deep fiction. It’s a dream combination of exploration and questing and rocket launchers.


Arma 3

It’s something of a tumultuous development process, but the early access alpha of Arma 3 shows that development hasn’t taken a hit as a result. It’s hands down the most ambitious and technically competent military simulation in history, combining on-foot operations, air and ground vehicle combat and lots of underwater exploration. We played Arma 3 wrong.


Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

The follow up to Far Cry 3 is this absolutely ridiculous, totally overblown 80s style sci-fi shooter. Think neon, think cyborgs, think pumping retro tunes. Does it look cheesy? Yes. Does it look like an awful lot of fun, too? Absolutely. Read our Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon preview here.


Dark Souls 2

The punishingly difficult Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition bordered on frustratingly unfair, but while Dark Souls 2 will make some concessions to accessibility, the Japanese dungeon crawling RPG refuses to dial down its challenge. Developers From Software are also promising to take more care with our PC version this time around.


Splinter Cell: Blacklist

In an about turn for the best-while-urban series, the next iteration of Splinter Cell will see Sam Fisher stealthing his way around a broadly daylit Middle East, murdering brown-skinned men using all manner of weapons and technological gadgets. Creatively barren setting aside, the re-emergence of Splinter Cell’s unique brand of stealth is worth keeping an eyebrow raised over.


Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar continue the charade of pretending that this game isn’t coming to PC, but we’re more than confident that it will. The next Grand Theft Auto game will be four billion times the size of the last one, feature a kaleidoscopic, ever-morphing cast of one thousand fully interactive protagonists, will redefine the very concept of videogames forever and lets you ride around on a bike. Possibly.


Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

The next Assassin’s Creed is an open world pirate game, offering a huge, seamless chunk of the Caribbean to explore and plunder as you please. It builds on the naval battles of the third game, tying the ocean-faring to the ground-based game without a loading screen in sight. An exciting progression for the series. Read our Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag preview here.


Zeno Clash 2

The original was a game about punching birds in their big dumb beaks. The sequel looks set to follow a similar path, following on from the bizarre plot of the first and keeping a firm focus first on  person brawling, kinetic and tactical combat. Half-Miyazaki, half-Bosch (Heironymous, not the washing machine), Zeno Clash’s is a truly original universe.

Picking A New Dehumidifier

By xoticgamer November 27th, 2014, under Home & Living

I know some of my friends want to buy a dehumidifier for their home, and their question always start with how you pick your dehumidifier for your home.

Well, I hope I can provide some tips here on how can you pick the best dehumidifier for your home. Before getting a home dehumidifier you might like to take a second to look for basement dehumidifier review 2014 with regards to the unit you are considering. Consumer reviews will offer you the details inaccessible through manufacturer descriptions.

The best dehumidifier can range from a affordable price of under $25 for a small dehumidifier to more than $200 for the larger units. When purchasing a dehumidifier, it’s also recommended to take account of the noise it generates when operating. Personally, I think Eva-Dry Dehumidifier would be a good pick.

There can be discreet spots of mildew growing at the most humid areas for example underneath the faucet or in the small spaces. Basement and toilets are particularly prone to mildew. When you are looking for the best dehumidifier for your house check out details of size to gauge how much floor space the product will take. It is advisable that you keep the unit away from the walls to ensure the air can circulate around it.

Another important thing to consider is the size of the room and the functions of the dehumidifier. The size and functions of the dehumidifier you intended to buy is based on the moisture content of your house, and also the size of the room you want to humidify. Choose the proper right size for optimal performance.

The perfect home dehumidifier you buy ought to meet your purposes. Investing added bucks to buy a unit produced by a reliable manufacturer is a solid investment. You can read a lot of reviews at dehumidifier for home blog which I think this website is helpful to guide you in choosing the right dehumidifier for your home.

As you are running the home dehumidifier for many hours per day, your energy bills may very well go through the roof. Energy Star products consume less energy and work with better output.

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My Picks for Warm Mist Humidifiers

By xoticgamer November 19th, 2014, under Home & Living

Warm mist humidifiers are able to heat water before dispersing it into the air. They are preferable because the vapor emitted by the machine is both warm and wet, which help to moisten the air and reduce cold symptoms. The best room humidifiers with warm mist are as follows.
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The Air-O-Swiss 7142 is the most modern ultrasonic warm mist humidifier. Moreover, those who want a combination of humidifier and air purifier should settle for the Air-O-Swiss Air washer. Air-O-Swiss 7145 fills the gap left by warm mist humidifiers and air humidifiers. It is preferable families with young children and pets who enjoy a house filled with fine, cool mist that leaves a warming effect in the process. Air O Swiss humidifiers have gained recognition among a majority of home appliance consumers. These designs are credited with reduction of white dust production and controlling the spread of bacteria and germs.

Pureguardian H4600 has a mold-fighting silver coating that prevents mold to coat the surfaces of water tanks. It components do not include wicks, filters and cartridges hence there is no need for repairs. It is compatible to use especially its cleaning brush and split nozzle that to spread out moisture. Venta Sonic VS205 is completely silent when in action, has a running time of 24 hours and produces large quantity of mist into the rooms.

SPT SU-4010 humidifier is long and thin making it fit in places where other humidifiers cannot fit. It also has a split nozzle that rotates 360 degrees to cover the whole room. Lastly, due to its small size it is energy efficient compared to other humidifiers. Crane EE-8065 humidifier is best buy warm mist humidifier since it contains an antimicrobial in its water tank which inhibits the growth of mold and mildew. The machine ionizes the moisturized air; this is a boon to people with allergies or asthma.

How To Choose The Best Portable Air Conditioners Reviews

By xoticgamer August 28th, 2014, under Home & Living

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Are you looking for air conditioning units? If you want to know more about them, the best way is by going through the best portable air conditioner reviews 2014. This gives you an idea of what you want and how to get it. But as is with every product on the web, there are countless reviews.

What this means is that you need a strategy for finding the best reviews that are both insightful and worthwhile. Therefore, you need to look at the following when you are searching for a good review:

The ranking of the sites

The sites should be among the top ranking on the search engine. These are normally the pages near the top when your search results come. The higher the ranking the better the quality of the reviews.

The title of the reviews

The title can tell you so much about the review. If the title does not captivate you, then you have no business reading entire review.

The writing style of the review

Language is very important when it comes to reviews. A good review should be easy to understand, make perfect sense and be grammatically correct. You don’t want to take advice from someone who can’t spell words.

The content of the review

Some people tend to plagiarize other people’s work. You need someone who knows about air conditioners and with more than one review. You should also be able to find useful information rather than reading what you already know.

The length of the review

When it comes to length, some reviews are normally too long while others too short. What you need is optimum, a balance between both. It should not be too long to bore you and neither too short to be insufficient.

The review feedback

Lastly, you should look at the feedback the review gets. If many people like it, then you are at the right place. And I do recommend you to check out Sac-Rc, the reviews are pretty good!

Timex Heart Rate Monitor Watch

By xoticgamer December 28th, 2013, under Home & Living

A few weeks ago I came to the realization that I had hit a plateau in my fitness. I wasn’t losing or gaining weight, and I was still heavier than I wanted to be. I talked to a trainer at the gym and she suggested trying both running and spin classes, and getting a heart rate monitor to make sure I was optimizing the workout. it is not enough to work hard, apparently you also need to work right. The idea of trying to read a watch while I was running (bouncing) or spinning (in the dark) seemed like it was going to be pretty difficult, so I talked to some of my gym buddies to see what their suggestions were. One friend just loved his Polar monitor. That was a name I had heard several times so I asked him to explain to me how it worked. So he goes into this diatribe about the many features and options you have with the Polar, and how you go about setting up each one. It seemed a little much. One of a helpful review websites I read through is

After all, I wasn’t new to working out, nor was I preparing for the Olympics. I really don’t have the time to dedicate to learning a host of programs, I just wanted something to tell me quickly if I was maximizing the benefit of my workout.Another friend suggested I try a Timex. That was a name I also knew, but not from fitness circles. I remembered the “takes a licking but keeps on ticking” commercials from my childhood. The friend assured me that it was a simple, user-friendly way to start using a heart monitor. He was right. It took me no time at all to set it up and start using it, largely because it was not my first Timex. Plus there is another benefit to owning a Timex heart rate monitor, which is it looks like a Timex. I wear it even when I’m not working out because it is a good looking watch.Contemporary styling. Easy to use. I love my Timex Heart Rate Monitor.

Are You Looking For The Best Steam Cleaner?

By xoticgamer August 23rd, 2013, under Cleaning Products, Home & Living

If you want to maintain the cleanliness of your carpet, look for the best steam cleaner. The popularity of steam cleaning is growing at a very high rate. They have been found as the best solution for removing grease, bacteria, allergens and dust from homes. Below are reviews for the steam cleaners for carpet based on Sen Larry Martin:

Karcher Sc1020

1. Karcher Sc1020

  • This steam cleaner can be used to clean almost all kind of surfaces including tiles, hard floors, taps, carpets, upholstery and work surfaces. It is an environmentally clean machine since it is totally chemical free. Despite it being a cylinder steam cleaner, the Karcher Sc1020 is very light. It weighs 4.1kg when it is totally full. This makes it easy to move it around as you do your cleaning. This unit heats u very fast taking only 7 minutes. You can do your cleaning for 25 minutes without having to refill this unit. It comes with accessories such as a round brush, a floor nozzle, descaler sticks and a hand tool. All these tools are very easy to clean up. You can easily adjust the amount of steam that you want to use.

2. Black & Decker FSM1621

Black & Decker FSM1621

  • This steam mop does quite a good job. It has a detachable hand held cleaner that is meant for smaller cleanups. It is light weight steam mop thus very easy to move around as you do your cleaning. Its cord is 25 foot long. This enables you to do your cleaning without having to move a different plug socket. It uses the SmartSelect technology. This means that it is made to take guesswork out of selecting the right settings for your wood, stone or laminate floor. This enables the mop to produce the right amount of steam which ensures that the floor dries quickly. It has a reservoir capacity of more than 10 ounces. It has controls which are easily accessible. This is because the controls are located on the handle thus making selection very easy. It features a burst button which releases 50% more steam and a quick-release button meant for detaching the hand held cleaner in order to reach smaller countertops and spaces.