ModMic 4.0 review


June 7th News
Tagged: modmic review

Arie — Over 2 years ago, atmo wrote about a cool new product by AntLion Audio, called the ModMic. He concluded:

The ModMic is a very clever product. It is relatively inexpensive, and incorporates multiple ingenious design features to ingratiate itself with gamers and VOIPers alike. Of course, these features would matter little were it not for a solid auditory performance, but thankfully this time we have a mic that is up to the challenge.

In this review we’ll talk about what AntLion has been up to since and compare their newest product, the ModMic 4.0, to their previous model and my personal favourite gaming headset, the Beyerdynamic MMX300.

MMX300 - ModMic 4.0 - ModMic 3.0

MMX300 – ModMic 4.0 – ModMic 3.0

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Server providers part 1 –


June 25th Review
Tagged: provider review serveme server

Arie — In this first part of a series on server providers, But first things first: I wrote the reservation system. This makes the research for this article really easy for me and any conclusions about the quality of the service undoubtly biased. ;) If you hate walls of text, there’s a TL;DR list of pros/cons at the end.

Serveme 'logo'

Serveme homepage

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Article interest check: Server providers comparison


June 24th Review
Tagged: fragnet HiperZ hypernia multiplay provider

Arie — This is an interest check for an article comparing TF2 server providers. It would compare the following providers (or more) based on price, control panels, support, network, locations and customer experiences:

Fragnet, Hiperz, Hypernia, (huehuehue)

Leave a comment if you’d like to see such an article, are a lover/hater of one of these server providers, or know a decent TF2 server provider that I’ve missed.

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2011 – a year in review PART 3/3


January 25th Review
Tagged: 2011 review tf2

Hildreth — So I have managed to write two parts of a three part series of articles in about 5 days, then work took over and I needed three  weeks to complete this part 3, YET it has taken  Torden a good nine months, and counting, to finish part three of the Unicorn man series. Not a criticism of the man, I just want to know what happened to the Unicorn man, it is like a TF2 children’s book to me. Having been informed by  CanFo about a potential spot in the eSports Yearbook for my article, I owed it to the man to keep it professional and eliminate all my  TheSucker being bad jokes. Unfortunately I failed on the professionalism part in the first sentence of the article, so we’re stuck with bad puns and more Sucker truth bombs.

So anyway we’re back with four more months of TF2 coverage, from the lonely hills of Telford, Shropshire to the heat and humidity of Dallas, Texas the big TF2 LANs kept rolling in. Meanwhile the most active and competitive period of the year – the Autumn season had officially kicked off in Europe.

TL:DR Disclaimer – This article is long, I can sum it up by saying ‘stuff happened’ and also, those of you with a sensitive disposition to TheSucker I advise you do not read this article. Thank you. 

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AntLion Audio ModMic – Review and Giveaway!


January 9th Review
Tagged: antlion audio competition feature giveaway

atmo — For some time now, gamers with a curious predilection for real headphones have been rather limited for choice when it comes to microphones. There are certainly plenty of standalone microphones out there, but ones worth buying are few and far between. These few models range in price from €10 to €100, depending on your budget and purpose.

AntLion Audio’s ModMic sits just a shade below the halfway point, priced around €35 or £30 shipped from   eXtine’s hometown of Portland, Oregon. At this price, the main alternative would be the Giant Squid Audio Labs Mono mic which ostensibly uses Panasonic’s WM-61A capsule electret. However, this was found to perform beneath its capabilities without additional power, something that neither the 5V of a standard 3.5mm nor a USB soundcard were able to supply. How will the ModMic stack up?

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Division 3-6 Review #3 – Team Colonslash interview


October 3rd Interviews
Tagged: review team colonslash tf2

Hildreth — Last week I ventured down the alphabet to the ‘T’ section of my friends list to talk to some of the rulers of the Team Colonslash Empire. Due to this interview being so long with a lot of information and me being away next week on Holiday, I decided I would delay the release of this extensive and brilliant interview (much to the despair of the TC people). Now though it is finally their time to shine on the Div 3-6 review.

The obvious man to put the questions to is  Spike Himself, the original ‘Rupert Murdoch’ of the TC community who has watched over so many teams that he decided to take a breather from full-time management of his merry men and sit on the side-lines for a while. But now after a break from the game, the original dictator of multi-gaming communities is back to support more teams and try to heal his way up the divisions to Prem.

Spike might be a god but he isn’t the only man running the show so to add to his unique wit (“Porn is Good” – Spike Himself) I got 2 of his disciples: leader extraordinaire  Oxy and part-time Scottish Cyclops,  .OwnagePie as we talked about the how TC took over TF2, forming of TC.Academy and why .OwnagePie no longer braces the airwaves with Gamer FM.

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Review: FiiO D5 USB I/O Soundcard – a Gamer’s Friend?


September 20th Review
Tagged: d5 dac fiio head-fi headphones

atmo — One of the biggest difficulties for  PC gamers conscious of sound-quality is matching their precious headphones with a decent microphone. Having skipped the flimsy or overpriced all-in-one headsets that are otherwise popular, you must find a separate microphone for the voice chat that is so often integral in multiplayer gaming.

A lot of these microphones are expensive, require lugubrious preamps and mixers, or are inconveniently large. Then there’s also the cheap desk-stand mics that sound like you are transmitting from a goldfish bowl several miles away.

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