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Destiny 2 Forge Rotation Schedule

Recently Bungie released a new mode in Destiny 2 that allows players to forge a wide variety of powerful weapon, armor, and gear. This season is called Destiny 2: Season of The Forge. The tricky part for players is that the forge that allows you to customize your gear will move around the map on a daily basis. In this guide we will talk about the Destiny 2 Forge Rotation schedule so you will always know where the forge will be when you need it.

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Destiny 2 Forge Rotation Schedule

During Destiny 2: Season of The Forge, players were introduced to the new Black Armory which drastically improves players ability to improve and customize their gear. The Black Armory is a new location that is considered a secret weapon foundry that is run and operated by it's last surviving member who is named Ada-1. Ada-1 allows players to forge their weapons and gear by completing bounties and different tasks.

How To Track The Daily Forge Rotation In Destiny 2

In Destiny 2 there are four different forge rotations that you will have to keep track of. The forge rotation changes every day at 9 a.m Pacific Standard Time so you must complete your forge run before then in order to be successful.

The 4 Forge Rotations In Destiny 2:

There are currently four different locations that the forge will rotate to. Below are the 4 locations:

  1.  Izanami
  2.  Bergusia
  3.  Volundr
  4.  Gofannon

Daily Forge Rotation Schedule

Below is the most up to date forge rotation schedule that is available from Bungie. We will try to update this list as soon as a confirmed schedule is released by the creators of Destiny 2.

Date:
6/30/2020
Location:
Izanami
7/1/2020Bergusia
7/2/2020Volundr
7/3/2020Gofannon
7/4/2020Izanami
7/5/2020Bergusia
7/6/2020Volundr
7/7/2020Gofannon
7/8/2020Izanami
7/9/2020Bergusia
7/10/2020Volundr
7/11/2020Gofannon
7/12/2020Izanami
7/13/2020Bergusia
7/14/2020Volundr
7/15/2020Gofannon
7/16/2020Izanami
7/17/2020Bergusia
7/18/2020Volundr
7/19/2020Gofannon
7/20/2020Izanami
7/21/2020Bergusia
7/22/2020Volundr
7/23/2020Gofannon
7/24/2020Izanami
7/25/2020Bergusia
7/26/2020Volundr
7/27/2020Gofannon
7/28/2020Izanami
7/29/2020Bergusia
7/30/2020Volundr
7/31/2020Gofannon

We hope this article helped you to understand the daily forge rotation schedule in Destiny 2. We recommend you read our recent Destiny 2 articles below to learn more about the game and improving your play style.

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Destiny 2 – How to get Spare Rations (Legendary Hand Cannon)

In Destiny 2 there are many high powered weapons that you should consider farming, but Spare Rations is one of the most powerful and most popular weapons. If you have every considered starting a Spare Ration farm then you are in the right place. In this article we will teach you how to get Spare Rations in Destiny 2 as quick as possible!

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What Is Spare Rations In Destiny 2?

Spare Rations is one of the most popular weapons in Destiny 2 because of how powerful it is. Spare Rations is known as a legendary hand cannon that was released in Season 6 which was called Destiny 2: Season of The Drifter. Spare Rations comes with a handful of perks that makes it even more powerful than it already is. The Spare Rations can be considered one of the most deadly weapons in the game because of how fast you are able to move with the gun, how fast Spare Rations shoots, and how much damage it deals.

How To Get Spare Rations Video Tutorial

Similarly to our How To Get Hammerhead in Destiny 2 tutorial, we wanted to provide a video to tutorial for how to get Spare Rations as we know some users prefer a video. The video below will teach you everything you need to know about Spare Rations in Destiny 2 as well as how to farm Spare Rations.

If you would rather read a written tutorial for getting Spare Rations in Destiny 2, we have included a complete written tutorial down below.

How To Get Spare Rations In Destiny 2

If you are looking to get Spare Rations in Destiny 2 then the first place you will have to look to going through The Reckoning. The Reckoning is required to play in order to get Gambit Prime armor or if you are looking for Gambit weapons such as Spare Rations. It is currently easier than ever to get a Spare Rations drop from The Reckoning activity compared to previous versions of the game. The buff that occurred in Destiny 2 update 2.5.2.2 which increased the likelihood of getting a Spare Rations drop.

You won't receive Spare Rations every time you run through Gambit Prime or The Reckoning, but the drop rate is still rather high and won't take very long for individuals to receive the drop. Based on our experience with the Gambit Prime and The Reckoning, you can expect to receive 3-4 Spare Ration drops over a 3 hour period. This number can change depending on how quickly you are running through The Reckoning as well as your overall luck.

We typically recommend that you run through The Reckoning Tier II or The Reckoning Tier III for the highest chance of getting Spare Rations.

How Hard Is It To Get Spare Rations?

Spare Rations in Destiny 2 can be difficult for beginners to get but overall is doable and is on the easier side if you watch our Spare Rations tutorial guide. The process can be difficult for beginners to understand because of their limited experience with Destiny 2. If you are an experienced player and have experience playing through The Reckoning activity then we believe you will find it pretty easy to get the Spare Rations legendary hand cannon in Destiny 2.

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Destiny 2 – How To Get Hammerhead (Legendary Machine Gun)

Hammerhead is a legendary machine gun that can be considered one of the most powerful weapons in all of Destiny 2. As the Hammerhead has gained a lot of popularity in PVP as well as PVE, there are many players who are wondering how to get it. We think it is one of the most powerful machine guns in Destiny 2 but we also think it is one of the most fun guns to use. In this article we will teach you how to get Hammerhead in Destiny 2.

Destiny 2 Hammerhead Video Tutorial

Similarly to our How to get Spare Rations in Destiny 2 guide, we recommend watching a video tutorial for Destiny 2. There are some games who would rather watch a video tutorial in order to learn tips and tricks for Destiny 2. We think the below video is the best tutorial to teach you how to earn the Hammerhead Legendary Machine Gun. We will also write out all of the steps below the video if you would like to read it instead.

If you would rather read about how to earn the Hammerhead in Destiny 2 then follow the written tutorial below.

How To Get Hammerhead In Destiny 2

If you have seen videos or other players using the Hammerhead and would like to add the legendary machine gun to your arsenal then we will teach you how in just a few quick steps.

In order to earn the Hammerhead in Destiny 2 you will have to go through the Black Armory and utilize the forges in order to get the gun. If you have never opened up the forges before, then here is a quick tutorial.

How To Open The Forges To Get The Hammerhead

There are a few quick steps you will need to take in order to open up the forges. Below are the steps:

  1. You must visit Spider who is located in the Tangled Shore.
  2. After visiting Spider, travel to the Annex area within the Tower and you will need to speak with Ada-1.
  3. After speaking with Ada-1, you can begin by getting a Weapon Core that is located in the Black Armory Crate. It is important that after you collect the Weapon Core that you go and collect at least 25 Compound Ether from different Fallen Enemies.
  4. The next objective you must achieve is to get Hive kills using a Power Weapon as well as getting multi-kills in order to progress to the next step.
  5. After you have achieved the multi-kills objective you only have a few more tasks to complete. The next one is to defeat 25 Powerful Enemies. This one can be difficult if you aren't prepared. After killing the Powerful Enemies you are required to collect the Radiant Seeds from each kill.
  6. After you have completed all of these objectives it is finally time to return to Ada-1 and you can now visit the Volundr Forge.

Completing The Hammerhead Once The Forges Are Open

Now that you have the forges opened, you are close to getting a complete Hammerhead. The forges will be open and you can speak to Ada-1 up in the tower in order to receive the machine gun frame. The frame is used to farm for this weapon and is vital in order to get the Hammerhead.

Once you have the machine gun frame, the next step is to begin preparing the frame. This involves completing a few tasks and quests in order to transform the machine gun frame into the Hammerhead Legendary Machine Gun. You can prepare your machine gun by speaking to Ada and following the quest steps provided. This typically involves using the daily forge.

The process of preparing and transforming your gun frame into the Hammerhead isn't difficult and the NPC's will guide you through the entire process.

What Is The Hammerhead In Destiny 2

The Hammerhead is a legendary machine gun that is known for its fast fire rate and fun play style. This gun has become incredibly popular in recent months and is a great gun for PVP as well as PVE.

How Long Does It Take To Get The Hammerhead In Destiny 2?

The entire process to get the Hammerhead in Destiny 2 doesn't take very long at all. The actual time will vary depending on your skill level and how experienced you are at the game. For beginners, it may take a little bit longer as you are less familiar with the game and will require more assistance. For more experienced players the process won't take long at all and should be a pretty easy task to complete.

Destiny 2 Hammerhead Overview

The Hammerhead is a well known legendary machine gun in Destiny 2. It takes up a heavy slot and is known for being sturdy and reliable. It shoots up to 450 rounds per minute and has 60 bullets in its magazine. It can be improved by utilizing the Hammerhead with perks such as High Impact Reserves, Quickdraw, Surrounded, and other gun boosting perks.

can you play ds games on switch

Can You Play DS Games On Switch?

When the Nintendo switch first got released back in 2017, Nintendo fans from around the world were excited with the possibility of being able to play brand new Nintendo video games but also the opportunity to play old Nintendo games. The Nintendo Switch has gotten the most  media attention since the Nintendo DS, which has resulted in us receiving the question of "Can you play DS games on Switch" on a nearly daily basis.

If you have every wondered if you could play Nintendo DS Games on the Nintendo Switch, our article will walk you through how you can play DS games on the Switch.

can you play ds games on switch

Can You Play DS Games On Switch

If you ask Nintendo if you can play DS Games on Switch, the official answer to the question will be no. But with the help of software you can install on your Switch and emulators the actual answer is yes; you can play DS games on your Nintendo Switch.

In this article we will teach you how to play DS games on your Nintendo Switch and give you all the information that you will need to know.

Does The Nintendo Switch Offer Backwards Compatibility?

Backwards compatibility is one of the most important features that gaming companies can offer because it gives users the ability to play their favorite old games on the new consoles. This is incredibly popular with gaming companies such as Microsoft Xbox and Sony Playstation.

But does the Nintendo Switch offer backwards compatibility?

The short answer is no, the Nintendo Switch does not offer backwards compatibility. This means you cannot take your Nintendo DS game cartridges and put them into the Nintendo Switch. The DS game cartridges will not fit in the Switch.

But this doesn't mean it is impossible to play your favorite DS games on the Switch. It just means that in order to play DS games on your Switch, you will have to use a little work around.

We will teach you everything you need to know about this work around and give you a step by step guide in the section below.

How To Play DS Games On Switch With Custom Homebrew

If you have been around the Nintendo scene for some time you may have heard of the term "custom homebrew" but if you haven't, that's okay because we will walk you through it.

What Is Custom Homebrew for Nintendo?

Custom Homebrew is a popular term used online to describe any third-party software that isn't created or authorized directly by Nintendo.

What Does Custom Homebrew Allow You To Do?

Custom Homebrew is the answer to the popular "can you play DS games on Switch?" question that we receive all the time. Custom Homebrew allows individuals to download an emulator in order to play Nintendo DS games on the Nintendo Switch. The emulators also allow individuals to play DS games, Gamecube games, Wii games, and other classic Nintendo games on the Nintendo Switch.

If you are looking to learn how to play DS games on your Switch, we highly recommend following the guide below. It will teach you everything you need to know about downloading emulators on your Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch Homebrew Guide

Can You Play Nintendo 3DS Games On Switch?

Many individuals ask us about playing DS games on Switch, but we are also often asked about playing Nintendo 3DS games on the Nintendo Switch.

Luckily, with the method the we mentioned above, users are able to play Nintendo 3DS games on their Switch with the use of emulators. The Nintendo Switch has the technology and capability to handle nearly any old or classic Nintendo game out there.

But it is worth mentioning that there are few DS or 3DS games that were built specifically for using the dual-screen technology of the Nintendo DS. This means that when playing these DS games on your Nintendo Switch, the game may be slightly altered in order to fit the new screen dimensions and style.

We have tested many different DS games on the Switch and we have found that most games fill the Switch screen very well and the graphics look great! But there is still a small chance that you will see some graphic issues when installing DS games on your Switch.

Final Thought On Playing DS Games On The Switch

Can you play DS games on Switch?

YES! Now that you understand that you are able to play DS games on your Nintendo Switch, we hope you are able to play your favorite classic Nintendo games!

There is a possibility that specific DS games will have low graphics, be a little laggy, or offer a lower FPS, but we have found that playing DS games on Switch to be fun and have shared this strategy with friends and family!

We hope we have answered all of your questions and have helped you learn more about what you Switch can do and help provide you with a resource to play your favorite DS games on the Switch.

grim dawn builds and classes

Grim Dawn Builds Compendium

Grim Dawn is one of the fastest growing video games currently which means more and more beginners are starting to play. When you first start playing Grim Dawn it can be difficult to figure out what build works best for your play style. In this article we will cover the best Grim Dawn Builds, as well as in-depth analysis of individual Grim Dawn Builds.

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Grim Dawn Builds Compendium

Grim Dawn Builds

If you are a beginner play or are looking to change up your future builds, we highly recommend using the Grim Dawn Builds Compendium above to get a better idea of your next build.

Recommended Grim Dawn Builds

When playing Grim Dawn, there are many different builds and classes that you can use. Your build will typically vary depending on your play style and the type of player you are. In the below section we will review our favorite Grim Dawn Builds and the pros and cons of each class.

Grim Dawn Oathkeeper Builds

Oathkeeper builds are one of the most popular Grim Dawn Builds for professional players because of its all around high quality attributes. Melee is one of the most commonly used attributes when playing with the Oathkeeper class. The Oathkeeper also offers a high variety of customization which can be used to improve your play style.

Grim Dawn Oathkeeper Build Playstyle

If you are thinking about creating Grim Dawn Oathkeeper builds in the future it is important to get a better understanding of the overall playstyle so you know what you are getting yourself into. Overall, Oathkeeper builds are pretty easy to play with as they have a relatively basic playstyle that is great for those who are new to Grim Dawn. The Oathkeeper build allows you to just hold RMB while attacking enemies which is an easy dynamic for beginners to get used to and we think of the entire Grim Dawn Build compendium that the Oathkeeper build is one of the most beginner friendly builds.

Tips For Grim Dawn Oathkeeper Builds

If you are planning on playing as an Oathkeeper build then there are a few tips that we recommend in order to have success as well as to have as much fun as possible with this build. With an Oathkeeper build, it is absolutely vital to focus on your spells and attributes. If you are looking to be as mobile as possible, you can invest in Vire's Might to help improve your overall speed and playstyle.

Since the Oathkeeper is heavily focused around Physique attributes it is important to keep your Physique as high as possible throughout your build. Below is our a helpful infographic that displays the Grim Dawn Oathkeeper Build Spell Guide:

grim dawn oathkeeper build spell guide

Grim Dawn Necromancer Build

The Necromancer build was introduced with the release of the Ashes of Malmouth expansion pack and offer a unique play style for users. With the ability to work with vitality, cold, aether, and even poison damage, the Necromancer offers a fun style that not many other Grim Dawn builds can offer.

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Grim Dawn Necromancer Build Playstyle

If you are looking through the entire Grim Dawn Build Compendium and are looking for inspiration we highly recommend you give the Necromancer build a shot! The Necromancer is a unique character in the world of Grim Dawn and we believe many players will enjoy this play through. With the Grim Dawn Necromancer Build your main focus will be on your strong defensive abilities and your pet builds. You definitely want to harness the complete power of your pet builds and improve that ability by utilizing the Blood of Dreeg as soon as possible.

Tips For The Grim Dawn Necromancer Build

The Grim Dawn Necromancer Build can be difficult for beginners or those who don't have much experience with Grim Dawn. For this reason, we highly recommend you follow a few tips in order to have success with the Necromancer build.

It is vital that you utilize the Blood of Dreeg buff as this will give you the ability to heal your entire group which is a huge bonus. This is one of the most powerful abilities of the Necromancer builds.

Grim Dawn Nightblade Build

The Nightblade build is a melee assassin who specialies in close range melee attacks. The Nightblade can be considered one of the most powerful of all of the Grim Dawn builds. Most of the skill sets available for the Nightblade build are related to power and offensive attack. If you are an offensive player then the Nightblade build is a great option for you.

Grim Dawn Warlord Build

The Warlord build is growing in popularity in recent weeks because of the quick attacking power that the class offers. The Warlord build specializes in using fast weapons and quick attacks to eliminate enemies. We found the Warlord build is be a lot of fun to play through and we highly recommend this class.

Grim Dawn Shaman Build

The Shaman class is the master of lightning damage which can be extremely powerful for offensive minded players. The Shaman build is known for its ability to use two-handed weapons which separated this build for many other Grim Dawn Builds.

Grim Dawn Purifier Build

The Purifier build is a unique duel wielding class that offers a high rate of attack and quick movement speed. The Purifier build specializes in moving quickly and getting close to enemies before making their attack.

Grim Dawn Demolitionist Build

If you are looking for a powerful fire class then the demolitionist build is your best choice. The Demolitionist build is the most powerful fire build out of all of the Grim Dawn builds. This build is typically used by offensively minded players who want to deal the most damage possible.

Grim Dawn Arcanist Build

The Arcanist Grim Dawn build is one of the most popular classes because of its magic abilities. The arcanist class allows for users to take advantage of fire, cold, lightening, and even aether elemental damage which makes it one of the most powerful Grim Dawn builds.

Grim Dawn Inquisitor Build

The Inquisitor build requires users to purchase the Ashes of Malmouth expansion pack but is one of the most unique builds available. Many users who play with the Inquisitor build will specialize in ranged attacks which can be very useful against aggressive foes.

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TFT Tier List

Official Teamfight Tactics Tier List For Patch 10.25

Teamfight Tactics is one of the fastest growing games in the industry right now and with every new patch it is important to look at how Riot Games has changed the strength of champions. We worked with top TFT players to come up with the ultimate TFT tier list for patch 10.25 to help educate players on what the meta is and which champions got nerfed.

We saw a large amount of changes in the TFT 10.25 patch and we can expect more similar changes in the future as the game continues to evolve throughout 2021. Below is the official TFT Tier list with an explanation of the current TFT meta, and TFT meta builds.

TFT Tier List For Patch 10.25

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Thoughts On The TFT Tier List & Current TFT Meta Builds

There are many different strategies and techniques based on the current TFT tier list and this can depend on your playing style. Certain professional players will have a more aggressive play style compared to others who are more likely to make calculated moves.

TFT Tier List - Early Game

When we take a look at the Teamfight Tactics tier list during the early game sequences we can see that the meta builds are currently Diana and Zed. When looking at the play styles of many professional players we will see that these are the two most common champions used across the board. Other than Diana and Zed, it is common for players to utilize Elize, Thresh, Vayne, Pyke, Garen, and multiple other champions. We recommend utilizing the champion that you are most comfortable and building your TFT meta builds around your play style.

TFT Tier List - Mid Game

When analyzing the mid game sequences of profession TFT players we see that Zed is still commonly used but this time instead of Diana we see many players using Katarina. This is a powerful change and we highly recommend giving this switch a shot if it fits your playing style. During the mid game it is also common to see champions such as Jinx, Pyke, Janna, Evelynn, and others.

TFT Tier List - Late Game

The late game sequence is unique and because of this it offers a wide variety of different TFT meta builds. The late game sequences are usually varied depending on the playing style of the player. It is common to see a wide variety of different champions performing well during the late game. The most common champions we see profession TFT players using during this stage are Aatrox, Ahri, Riven, Warwick, Yone, Sett, Lee Sin, and Katarina. There are many great choices during the late game and we recommend using the character that best fits your play style. We typically recommend beginners to not use Nunu, Xin Zhao, or Yuumi during the late game.

TFT Tier List Methodology

When we review the current TFT tier list as well as talk about TFT meta builds we typically will use the same methodology that is common across the gaming industry. This helps to insure accuracy as well as make it easier for understand for gamers across multiple different games and platforms.

How We Rank Our TFT Tier List

As you will notice by our tier list image above, we utilize three main tiers when we are talking about rankings. Below are the different tiers that we use:

  • S-Tier - S-Tier is the most powerful champs and are typically used when talking about meta builds.
  • A-Tier - A-Tier is slightly below S-Tier but are still extremely powerful champs that are commonly used in comps and competitive play.
  • B-Tier - B-Tier is the worst tier when compared to S-Tier or A-Tier, but can still provide a situational opportunity depending on your specific play style.

If we don't use any of the three tiers above in our Teamfight tactics tier list then we will usually label all the other champions as "not on the list" or "not recommended". These champs will typically be difficult for beginner plays to find success with.

Thank you for reading our complete TFT tier list review and patch 10.25 update article. For more gaming articles please check out our gaming blog posts.

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What Headset Does Shroud Use

If you have been around the gaming industry for any time recently then you have probably been caught up in a discussion about what gaming headsets the most popular Fortnite steamers are using.  And if you know anything about Fortnite steamers, then you certainly know who Shroud is.  And if your asking what headset does shroud use then you came to the right place.

But if you haven't kept up to date with Fortnite streamers the past few years, then you may not know that Shroud is one of the most popular e-sports players the world has ever seen.  Shroud started his professional gaming career by competing in worldwide CS:GO tournaments.  After receiving multiple top place finishes at the professional setting, Shroud transitioned into a full time Twitch streamer who specializes in Fortnite and PUBG.  You may be like everyone else if you are curious with what kind headset Shroud uses.

So, What Headset Does Shroud Use When Steaming?

If you take a look at Shroud's Twitch page it says that Shroud uses the HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headset whenever he is streaming.  The HyperX is actually the same gaming headset that I have been using for the past few years, and I can tell you that it is one of the best headsets on the market.  There is a reason that Shroud uses this headset when he is playing.

what headset does shroud use while streaming

Since Shroud typically only plays first person shooters, then I highly recommend the HyperX Cloud Flight Gaming Headset for anyone who is looking for the best Fortnite headset.

HyperX Cloud Flight Gaming Headset Specs

Specifications -

  • 2.4Gz wireless capabilities 
  • Wired using 3.5mm
  • 20Hz - 20,000Hz frequency response
  • Wireless range up to 60ft
  • Battery storage - 1,500 mAh

A few years ago wireless headsets were typically frowned upon because the threat of unstable connections.  But now, wireless gaming headsets are used by a large percentage of professional e-sports players and Twitch streamers.  Also, the HyperX Cloud Flight can be considered one of the best wireless gaming headsets on the market so you never have to worry about connection issues.

Why shroud uses the hyperX cloud flight gaming headset

After looking at a few of the specs from the HyperX Cloud Flight you can get a clear picture that the audio quality is great.  After using many different gaming headsets in the past, the HyperX provides the best overall sound quality possible.

If you are looking for a gaming headset that is specifically for its design, then this is a great option as well.  Shroud has been known to be very particular about what headset he uses because he wants it to have a tight fit on his head.  And the HyperX Cloud Flight definitely has a consistently tight and comfortable fit.

Because it is a wireless gaming headset, it's headband was designed to have a solid fit and stay comfortable even after hours of playing.  I have used this for hours on end and have never had any issues!

One of the things that I really love about this headset is that sound quality.  If you are a professional Twitch streamer then you need a top quality sound quality in order to play your best.  With high quality noise isolation, you won't have to worry about any sound issues with this headset.

If you are worried about the battery life for your headset, then you have nothing to worry about with the HyperX headset.  The battery life will last more than 30 hours and even comes standard with an auto detection feature that will automatically turn off your headset if it doesn't detect noise.  So even if you always forget to turn off your equipment, you won't have to worry about wasting your batteries.

Final Thoughts On The Headset That Shroud Uses

If you ever wondered what headset does Shroud use, then you don't have to wonder any longer.  Shroud uses the HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless headset whenever he streams on Twitch.  If you are looking to upgrade to a high quality gaming headset then this is one of the best headsets on the market.

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Best Z270 Motherboard

No matter if you are new to gaming or have been around the pc gaming space for a long time, we are sure you have heard of motherboards and how important they are for gaming.  We will try to do our best job to educate you on the best Z270 Motherboard for gaming and making the buying process as easy as possible.

Don’t worry if you are new to the gaming space and don’t know what a Z270 motherboard is or why it is important to pick the best motherboard for your gaming pc.  Our complete buying guide will help you through the whole process and list a few recommendations that we believe are the best options for you.  If you would rather see our buying guide for the best Z370 Motherboard for overclocking, we highly recommend you check out that buying guide.

What Is A Z270 Motherboard And Why Is It Good For Gaming?

If you have been around the pc gaming industry for a little while or have built your own gaming computer in the past then you have probably heard of Z270 motherboards.  But if you haven’t, then we believe Z270 Motherboards are great for gaming rigs because they offer a variety of high-level features but at a more affordable price compared to other motherboards.  That is why many experts recommend the Z270 as a great option for beginners and intermediate level gaming computer setups.

There are a lot of different kinds of motherboards on the market, but Z270 motherboards can be considered one of the most reliable motherboards for gaming.  A combination of the features in provides as well as its easy to setup and get up and running.  As well as its ability to work with a wide variety of different components, it makes it a great option for nearly any type of gaming setup.

Editors Choice – Best Z270 Motherboard For Gaming - ASUS Maximus IX Hero Z270 Motherboard

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Pros of The ASUS Maximus IX Hero Z270 Motherboard

  • Great price for a high quality component
  • Top level overclocking abilities and memory scores
  • Will be able to handle nearly any workload thrown at it

Cons of The ASUS Maximus IX Hero Z270 Motherboard

  • Price is significantly higher than other Z270 motherboards
  • More powerful than the average user will need

The Maximus IX Hero Z270 was rumored to be one of the best Z270 motherboards for gaming when it was announced, and thankfully it completely lived up to the hype.  During the testing phases it competed against motherboards that cost two or three times as much and was still able to out perform them.  The overall power and vast array of features makes it an easy choice for the best Z270 motherboard on the market.

The Maximus IX Hero comes in a calm Gunmetal gray which is a little deceiving as it doesn’t look like other hardcore gaming pieces on the market, but I can guarantee you that it will out perform most hardcore gaming products available.  But if you are hoping for a color scheme that is a little more extravagant, you can still turn on the motherboard lights and match it with your rigs colorway and it will look great!

If you don’t care as much about the appearance of the motherboard and care more about the performance, then I have good news for you.  The ASUS Maximus IX Hero absolutely flys!  Easily managing 5.1 GHz, it is simply one of the best Z270 motherboards for gaming and high-performance use.

Along with high performance, the Hero IX comes standard with 10 USB ports on the back of the external connectors, as well as 3 internal USB headers.  This should leave you with enough plugins to handle nearly anything you can throw at it.

If you are looking for the best performing Z270 motherboard than it will be difficult to find another motherboard that can compete with the ASUS Maximus IX Her0 Z270 motherboard.

Best Budget Z270 Motherboard -MSI Z270 Tomahawk

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Pros of The MSI Z270 Tomahawk

  • Excellent price – Best budget Z270 Motherboard for gaming.
  • Looks great!  - Stylish design with LED backlighting options.
  • Has most features that a beginner or budget setup will need.

Cons of The MSI Z270 Tomahawk

  • Overclocking will be difficult with the MSI Z270 Motherboard
  • When it comes to audio, the options are limited to older functionality.

The MSI Z270 Tomahawk is often the first Z270 motherboard that is recommended for beginners or someone who is looking for a budget Z270 motherboard.  The MSI Z270 Tomahawk provides a reliable midrange set of features and functionality that has a proven track record.  There is no need to worry about your motherboard as MSI created one of our favorite components in recent years.

If you are looking for a motherboard that will add to your visual appeal, then the Tomahawk is a great option with its LED backlighting options that will make your gaming pc pop.  The design can be kept professional if that is your choice, or you can spice it up, whatever your style is then the MSI will be able to handle it.

Since the Z270 Tomahawk is a budget Z270 motherboard, you won’t receive unbeatable speeds, but you will still get a solid 4.9GHz.  If you are looking to make a speed demon then this might not be the best option for you, but if you are looking for the best budget Z270 motherboard then this is a great choice!

Final Thoughts On The Best Z270 Motherboard

There are so many different options when looking for the best Z270 Motherboard, but after researching and testing the top performers we believe that there are two clear winners.  If you are looking for the best overall Z270 motherboard then we recommend you check out the ASUS Maximus IX Hero Z270 Motherboard.  But if you are looking for the best budget Z270 motherboard then we recommend you take a look at the MSI Z270 Tomahawk.

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Best Powerline Adapter For Gaming

The Best Powerline Adapter For Gaming - Complete Review

If you are struggling to receive a consistent internet connection throughout your house, or have been disappointed by in home WiFi extenders.  It might be a good idea to look into purchasing a powerline adapter to help you receive a perfect WiFi connection while you are gaming.  We are here to provide you everything you need to know when picking out the best powerline adapter for gaming.

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What Are Powerline Adapters?  And Why Are They Good For Gaming?

Powerline adapters is a newer technology that has been around for a few years but has just recently started gaining popularity within the gaming community.  Powerline adapters take advantage of the current electrical wiring within your home and turns it into a way to get a faster internet connection around your home.

It seems like every home has a WiFi connection these days, but most homes will end up complaining about the speed of their connection because of how many different devices are using the network.  The more phones, laptops, desktops, tv's, printers and other devices that are using the network, the slower your connection will be.

And if you are into gaming, a slow connection can not only be incredibly frustrating but it will drastically impact how well you play.  This is why many gamers are desperately looking for the best powerline adapter for gaming to give them a competitive advantage over other players.

The Top 3 Best Powerline Adapter For Gaming

The TP-Link TL-PA9020P Powerline Adapter

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The TP-Link TL-PA9020P is one of the most popular powerline adapters for video games.  It seems like this is the one powerline adapter that is recommended my most competitive gamers because of how powerful the internet connection it provides, as well as its reliability.

Pros of The TP-Link TL-PA9020P Powerline Adapter
  • Maximum Connection Speed - 2,000 MBPS
  • Pass Through Sockets? - Yes, so you can use the power socket as you normally would.
  • Ethernet ports? - Yes, two Ethernet ports in each powerline adapter.

Final Thoughts-
The 2,000 MBPS connection speed is what is advertised but this isn't the average speed you can expect to see.  It's similar to WiFi routers that advertise really fast connection speeds but in the end you won't ever see a connection speed that quick because of a variety of different factors.  If you are looking for the best powerline adapter for gaming this would be my recommendation.

Netgear PLW1000 Powerline Adapter

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The Netgear PLW1000 Powerline Adapter is considered a cheaper alternative that will still provide you a quick connection speed for gaming as well as all of your other connection needs.  This may be a great option for anyone looking to test out powerline adapters for the first time.  If you are a gamer looking for the as fast of connection speed as possible this is a great choice.

Pros of The Netgear PLW1000 Powerline Adapter
  • Maximum Connection Speed - 1,200 MBPS
  • Pass Through Sockets? - No.
  • Ethernet ports? - Yes, one Ethernet port in each adapter for a direct connection with your computer or console.

Final Thoughts-
The Netgear PLW1000 is a great option if this is your first time using a powerline adapter as it is incredibly reliable and is very easy to install.  However, it doesn't have as fast of connection speeds as other available adapters.

Zyxel PLA5206 Powerline Adapter

If you are looking for a powerline adapter for gaming but are on a budget, the Zyxel PLA5206 is the best option for you.  It doesn't come with all the bells and whistles compared to more expensive models but it comes with a fast connection speed for the low price level.

Pros of The Zyxel PLA5206 Powerline Adapter
  • Maximum Connection Speed - 1,000 MBPS
  • Pass Through Sockets? - Yes, on each adapter.
  • Ethernet ports? - Yes, two Ethernet ports on each adapter for direct connection with your computer or desktop.

Final Thoughts-
The Zyxel PLA5206 Powerline Adapter is the best budget powerline adapter for gaming as it provides a solid baseline connection speed at the lowest price on the market.

Final Thoughts On Powerline Adapters

Powerline Adapters have grown rapidly in popularity over the past year or two, and I believe they will continue to grow in popularity as more people get into competitive gaming and are fed up with slow connection speeds.  If you are looking for the best powerline adapter for gaming then you can't go wrong with any of these three adapters.

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Best Neo Geo Games On Switch

Do you remember the Neo Geo gaming system that was released in the early 90's by SNK?  Well if you're like me then you remember spending hours playing on this as a kid.  But the good news is that the Nintendo Switch now allows you to play some of your old favorite Neo Geo games.  So we are going to walk through the best Neo Geo Games on Switch in 2019.

Best neo geo game on Switch in 2019

The Nintendo Switch has some amazing games and is designed to bring console gaming with you whereever you go.  But one thing that people don't think about it how great the Nintendo Switch is for playing old school games, such as Neo Geo games!

Nothing beats playing a game from your childhood and all of the emotions of being a kid comes storming back to you.  Unfortunately, it is difficult to find a way to play the old school video games because of licensing complications between different companies, as well bringing the old school technology from the 90's into 2019.  But it seems like this is something Nintendo have cracked because they bring some of the best Neo Geo games to the Nintendo Switch.

The good news is that Nintendo are bringing more and more Neo Geo titles to the Switch, and for an incredibly cheap price per game.  These are games that brought me hundreds of hours of entertainment as a kid, and now we're able to play these games in 2019 on the fantastic Nintendo Switch.  If you are looking for the best Neo Geo games on Switch, then look no further, and jump into some of these games today!  You won't regret it!

The Most Popular Neo Geo Games For The Nintendo Switch

Metal Slug

This was my favorite game from the Neo Geo era!  And now that is available on Nintendo Switch, it gives the opportunity for millions to play this action packed game.  It was one of best run and gun classic from the 1990's, and you can expect to play this game for hours with a huge smile on your face.  If you are looking for the best Neo Geo Games on Switch, Metal Slug has to be on your list.  I highly recommend it to everyone who is looking for an old school shooter.

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Blazing Star

Blazing Star can be considered one of the most fun shooter games to ever exist for Neo Geo, and now that it is available for the Nintendo Switch, you can experience an action packed and challenging shooting game that will keep you entertained for hours.

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Turf Masters

A large percentage of the most popular Neo Geo games are shooters or fighting games, but Turf Masters has to go down as one of the best Neo Geo games on Switch.  If you are a fan of sports games, or are just looking for a new game, Turf Masters is a great choice!

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Pulstar

Pulstar was a standout shooter for Neo Geo, and has to be one of the best side scrolling shooter games for Neo Geo.  The game plays amazingly well on the Nintendo Switch.  I highly recommend this game if you're looking for a great Neo Geo game for the Nintendo Switch in 2019.

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King of Fighters '98

King of Fighters '98 is one of the classic fighting games that everyone thinks of when you talk about the best Neo Geo fighting games.  I absolutely love how simple and clean this game is and it plays extremely well on the Nintendo Switch.  Definitely one of the best Neo Geo games for the Nintendo Switch.

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There are so many different games for the Nintendo Switch, but sometimes that best games are the old school classics from the 1990's.  These games will bring back memories from your childhood.  I hope I was able to help you pick out the best Neo Geo games on Switch.  To check out our most recent gaming blog articles, please check out our home page

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