About Adam "Kharakov" Kharatian

Adam "kharakov" Kharat is part nerd, part geek, and full awesome. With deadly writing skills and the sleeping habits of a jackrabbit, late night gaming sessions are all but mandatory.

Neverwinter: Curse of Icewind Dale announced for May 15th – Trailer + giveaway!

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Adventure awaits, weary traveler. Neverwinter: Curse of Icewind Dale is coming out on May 13, 2014, and we’ve got you covered. Any champion of D&D would recognize this age-old scenario right off the bat. An iconic location within the Forgotten Realms, Icewind Dale is the subject of R.A. Salvatore’s Icewind Dale Trilogy, and famed … Continue reading

How To Train Your Dragon 2: Full Trailer Released

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I can’t express just how much I am obsessed with dragons. How to Train Your Dragon has been my favorite DreamWorks film since the first time I first saw it in theaters. Since then, I’ve been more than eagerly awaiting the release of this magnificent looking sequel. So here it … Continue reading

Blizzard’s Hearthstone makes it to the iPad in Australia, Canada and New Zealand

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For those of us playing Blizzard’s awesome online card game Hearthstone, this move doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Everything in the interface screamed mobile gaming, while still maintaining the gold standard we’ve all come to expect from Blizzard’s titles. Hearthstone coming to the iPad is possible the biggest … Continue reading

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition – coming to Steam

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I’ve always had a chubby for “Age of…” titles. From massing pults/horse archers as Hittites in 2, to crazy Greek god combos in the original AOM, strategy games are my thing. As Warcraft 3 and Starcraft 2 came along, a wave of high-definition titles cascaded over the “Age of…” series due … Continue reading

Review – Infamous: Second Son

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For the unaware, Infamous: Second Son was one of the earliest announced exclusives for the PS4 when the console was first announced. Infamous has been a strong franchise for Sony, and with Second Son, it has secured its place among the “It’s pretty good for a launch title” roster. Sucker … Continue reading

Diablo 3-themed Steelseries mouse and headset 40% off until midnight March 25th

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You’re ready. You’ve prepared your mind, body, spirit and 3 cases of Mountain Dew: Code Red for Reaper of Souls going live today. The true question lies in your gear. Are you truly prepared? If you’re feeling that maybe your mouse or headset has been lacking lately, now is the … Continue reading

Free to Play: The Movie depicts the struggles to becoming a professional gamer in D.O.T.A 2

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Valve has just released onto Youtube one of the most heart-wrenching documentaries ever created about the professional gaming scene. Here, we follow Dendi and two other rising stars in the D.O.T.A 2 competitive scene. Personally, this is a touchy subject to me since I genuinely want this to succeed. It’s … Continue reading

Review: The Genius DeathTaker, Imperator and GX-Speed White Edition

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White peripherals have always been extremely rare in the gaming scene for a few reasons. First and foremost is that they usually won’t match the majority of builds out there. Secondly, they get dirty very easily. As demonstrated with the GX Speed mousepad, a white surface doesn’t stay pristine for too long. Third … Continue reading

Yoshi’s New Island recieves an eggceptional reception to the 3DS

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Who doesn’t love Yoshi? I mean, really, how many times has Yoshi gotten Mario out of the worst possible circumstances. Let’s face it, without this adorable reptile companion, the franchise just wouldn’t be the same. We were glad to see such a warm reception for our favorite leaping, speedy, green … Continue reading

Wildstar to release June 3rd, pre-orders begin March 19th, NDA lifted

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) And here it is! The announcement we’ve all been waiting for. Wildstar is to be released on June 3rd (not during finals like Guild Wars 2) and can be pre-ordered on March 19th through Wildstar’s website or approved retailers. The Digital Collector’s edition was also announced, with the following … Continue reading

Review: Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ (Dubbed)

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Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement announcement was a sad day for all animation enthusiasts. Stating firmly that The Wind Rises would be his last film, he gave me unparalleled expectations for a production that would blow me away. Maybe so much hype isn’t always a good thing. While I’ve always been a fan … Continue reading

Review: The Amped Wireless REA20 High Power Wi-Fi Range Extender

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“I’ve got Wi-Fi, and my whole neighborhood knows it!” My current human containment box which I have so affectionately deemed a home doesn’t have Wi-Fi range issues. The couple hundred square feet in which I dwell can be easily covered with any basic router that Radioshack might have sitting in … Continue reading

Twitch plays Pokemon is absolutely genius

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If you’re a regular on Twitch.tv, you already know of the phenomenon that is TwitchPlaysPokemon. So what is it for those living under a rock? TwitchPlaysPokemon is a Twitch channel in which the chat controls the game through some clever programming. There are two versions, democracy and anarchy (Democracy is controlled … Continue reading

1337LoungeLive now has its League of Legends team

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We all love high quality streaming content, and 1337LoungeLive has been delivering awesome video game programming from day one. With the rise of the MOBA, Jace Hall‘s online show has decided to start their own weekly League of Legends segment called 1337LeagueLive, focused on the rise and evolution of its … Continue reading

Game of Thrones Season 4: Fire and Ice Foreshadowing (Dragons!)

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Game of Thrones has just released onto their YouTube channel a 14-and-a-half-minute video foreshadowing the upcoming season from the cast and crew. Along with some spoilers are short interview questions such as the cast’s favorite OMG moments or most badass quotes. Some things we see in this foreshadowing include Joffrey’s … Continue reading

The Elder Scrolls Online: Collector’s Edition bonuses revealed

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I am not happy. “Why aren’t you happy, Adam?” you may ask. Well, because collector’s edition bonuses are getting absolutely ridiculous. I can accept a vanity pet or two. Heck, I can even accept horse armor and skins, but when you sell power, you lose me as a customer, permanently. … Continue reading

Steelseries Stratus: iOs’ first official Bluetooth controller is now available

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While I may not always agree with Apple and iOS-related products, this is one I’ve actually been enjoying (it is gaming related). The Steelseries Stratus is an exclusive Apple Bluetooth controller we first had our hands on with at CES 2014. The Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller is the only iOS controller that is … Continue reading

Mad Catz announces R.A.T. TE Gaming Mouse for PC and MAC

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Mad Catz announced just earlier this month that a new addition to the R.A.T. family will be joining the pack. The R.A.T. TE, or Tournament Edition, is aimed at the e-sports audience and will emphasize lightweight design with extreme precision. This could possibly be the next choice mouse of gaming … Continue reading