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Games, but Done Really Fast. Speedrunning? | The Armor Techs Podcast

Instead of our regularly scheduled blog post today, we like to remind our readers that Armor Techs has a podcast. In our most recent episode, co-hosts Ryan and Stephen discuss the art of speedrunning. and the wonderful work done by Games Do...
Monday April 29th, 2019

Armor Game Corner: Google Stadia Edition

GDC2019 and Google Stadia The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is about to wrap up this week, but we absolutely need to talk about what is arguably the biggest announcement at the conference—Google Stadia. Google announced this new pr...
Thursday March 21st, 2019

My Recent GPU Shopping Trip

It was time to upgrade . . . I recently started playing the new Resident Evil 2 remake (RE:2), as I'm sure many of you out there have. With the proper hardware, this game looks amazing! Having a good graphics processing u...
Monday March 18th, 2019

Modding Minecraft Part 1: An overview

Minecraft, while it was formally released in 2012, has been in active development for ten years: from its original inception as a single programmer's attempt to mimic and expand on the gameplay of the older and less successful Infinimin...
Thursday February 28th, 2019

Monkeying Around: Donkey Kong Country

Welcome to Donkey Kong Country I find it extraordinarily hard to believe that this post is going to be foreign to anybody—with a series that's been around since 1994, most people reading this blog have had it around for a good chu...
Wednesday August 29th, 2018

Subnautica: The Escape from 4546B

The Spoiler Warning I feel the need to preface this post with a spoiler warning. I will be discussing the underwater-survival game known as Subnautica, from its nuances and weaknesses to its strengths and story. If you haven't had the o...
Tuesday June 26th, 2018

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Equations: A Technological Examination of a Screenshot From Ni No Kuni 2

Let's talk about this image: All rights to this image and the game Ni No Kuni 2 belong to Level 5 and Namco Bandai, and it is used here to discuss the underlying graphics technologies behind the game This is from a game released this ye...
Saturday June 23rd, 2018

The Armor Techs' E3 2018 Recap

E3 season has come and gone, and a ton of major announcements were made throughout the conferences this year. Check out the Armor Techs' E3 Recap below, and let us know if there are any games you're looking forward to from this year...
Wednesday June 20th, 2018

The Art of Speedrunning: How Players Dominate Our Favorite Games

What is Speedrunning? Speedrunning in video games is a concept that seems foreign and even questionable to most. The idea of playing video games should be for leisure, which implies we should do it at our own pace. While this approach ...
Tuesday June 19th, 2018

The Armor Techs Crash Course for E3 2018

It's that time of year again, when video game developers from around the world gather in Los Angeles to give us news and a sneak peek into what they're working on and what new titles we can expect to see in the coming year. Thi...
Friday June 1st, 2018

Make Your Own VR

There are two things you need to accept before we go forward: Virtual Reality is awesome. It is an experience that is still awkwardly growing into its own, but when it is done with care for both the experience and the user, there is nothing...
Monday May 14th, 2018

The 2018 Pokemon: Go Crash Course

It's about that time of year again: the birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and it's not dark already when you get off of work. With the coming of spring comes a reawakening in the popularity (and playability) of the cult classi...
Wednesday May 2nd, 2018

PC Gaming: Custom Builds to Get You Started

Custom desktop PCs are something people seem to be very interested in but are intimidated by—between cost and the plethora of parts available, building a custom PC can be a headache, especially when keeping future upgrades i...
Friday April 20th, 2018

Corsair VOID Gaming Headset - An Armor Review

Corsair VOID Headset: An Armor Review Features: Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound RGB Dynamic Multicolor Lighting Microfiber/Memory Foam headband and ear cups Fully adjustable headband Noise-Cancelling Microphone USB Connection Interface A few month...
Tuesday April 17th, 2018

Epic Games Epic Game: Fortnite Battle Royale

Epic Games: The Beginning Epic Games has been around since the early '90s, where they started as Potomac Computer Systems. After publishing his first game ZZT, the CEO Tim Sweeney changed the name of the company to Epic MegaGames, and t...
Wednesday April 11th, 2018

Built for Failure: The Unfortunate Truth about Consoles

Picture it: you're coming home from a long day of work or school and you're ready to kick back, relax, and pwn noobs on your game console. You sit down, grab your controller and start up your console, only to be greeted with a black...
Monday February 5th, 2018