I know this might seem strange for our site, but I decided to write up a quick review on the new gaming glasses I just purchased, Gunnar Optiks Phantom Mercury. I purchased these over the holiday during a sale they were having, so they cost me $60 (shipping included) and they normally go for about $79 on their site. Shipping was really fast for them, I received them 2 days after my order was placed. I will first start with the one big negative thing that might hesitate people from buying them. The lenses do have an amber tint to them, so when you first put them on, everything yellows slightly, but most eyes will get used to them, and when you take them off, the world around you is what will look different.  My primary use for these glasses are for work, as I do stare at a monitor all day long, and I was constantly getting headaches, dry eyes, redness, and eye fatigue to the point that my eyes would be on fire.  For me, from day one, these glasses have really improved my eyes and how they feel at the end of the day, even with contacts, they still feel fresh.

    Now let’s get onto the real reason that everyone wants these glasses: gaming. I have tried these of course with my gaming, and have seen much improvement with my reaction time. Now I am not saying go out and buy these glasses, your K/D rate will improve!! Not in all cases will this happen, the only reason it did with me was simply because I am spending less time messing with my eyes when playing, so I am able to focus more on the action around me, increasing my reaction time, hence increasing my K/D rate. One thing I will say though that isn’t necessarily a negative thing, but if you have the chance, definitely go try a pair on before buying them, right now Best Buy has a set in most locations on display to try. I simply say this, because not everyone is going to like the tint of the lens, and will regret their purchase, and I don’t want that to happen to any of our readers. Bottom line though, these things do work in my opinion and are definitely priced right for the amount of technology behind them and how effective they are at keeping your eye strain and fatigue down. If you are a hardcore gamer or computer user that stares at a screen for more than an hour at a time, I would definitely recommend purchasing a set of Gunnar Optiks.

Over the past few weeks, this site has not been updated, and for that we apologize, but we have all been with our families for the holidays, showing them some love. I promise we haven't forgotten about you guys and we are still working even though we haven't posted new content. I did finally get a PS3 over break, and have been playing Arkham City and started Infamous: Festival of Blood last night. I am going to start getting games from Eh-Rok so that I can review them and get them posted as well, so that all of you have more reviews to read through. We appreciate your patience, and as soon as I finish it, my review of Festival Of Blood will be up. Until then, I hope you guys enjoyed your holidays, and got lots of games! Keep up the gaming, and more importantly, support the industry, buy your games, don't pirate them!
    Every product Sony makes that they anticipate a big product launch, they come up with some sort of proprietary memory card or other accessory that you have to buy to use their product. In case they haven't been paying attention, every time they do this, they fail miserably at it. When they first came out with their video cameras, the memory for them was proprietary and had to be purchased in order for you to be able to make home memories.  It didn't take long for third party developers to create their own memory cards and sell them at a more reasonable price than Sony, forcing Sony to finally lower the cost of the memory cards for their cameras.

    The latest example to com from their proprietary empire is the UMD's for the PSP.  These discs were smaller than a normal CD encased in some sort of plastic case. While they looked cool, they were small and easy to lose, but they were the only way to play games when it first came out, and you had to have their proprietary memory stick duo to be able to save game files. Again, didn't take long for third party companies to make the same memory stick duos and sell them for a lot less than Sony was, forcing them AGAIN to lower the price of their brand of memory cards.  However, they still have not learned their lesson from all this as we can tell by their newest memory cards for the Vita.

    These cards are not gong to be cheap either, at the smallest of 4GB being 29.99 and the highest of 32GB being nearly half the cost of the entire system itself.  On top of that, Sony has said that in order to get DLC and even save some of your games, you need to have the proprietary memory card to save all your data. Hmmmm, wonder how long before a third party develops the same card and sells it for the price it should be?  Hopefully before the North America launch, because I myself will only be getting the 4GB because that is too expensive for a little memory card. Sony also said that there is a way to backup your Vita data to your PS3, whether that includes saved game files or just general data, time will tell. However, if it is everything, you better believe I will only have the game I am playing saved to my Vita memory card while the rest of my data is on the PS3.

    Sony, please avoid what is bound to happen and lower your prices on the memory card before a third party company beats you to it, or before the 3DS looks more appealing to people as that doesn't even require memory cards, and is already cheaper for the system.