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.

Capcom’s publisher weekend Steam sale: 50-70% off top titles

Valves-Steam-Logo

It’s the weekend! This means everyone who hasn’t been absolutely occupied with Destiny will be online and decimating Dreg by the millions. For those who’ve already burnt out grinding heroic strikes, we’ll be looking for a new fix to the gaming bug without further endangering our wallets. Capcom has partnered … Continue reading

BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is now available for purchase

BlizzCon-Virtual-Ticket-Revealed-Includes-Goodies-for-Heartstone-Diablo-3-Starcraft-2-World-of-Warcraft-382651-2

BlizzCon has been one of my favorite non-media cons since my first one back in 2009. Returning to Anaheim yet again this year, Blizzard is back with four titles, an expansion or two, and the rumored Hearthstone port for Android devices. If you weren’t able to score tickets, or can’t … Continue reading

Check out Destiny’s Playstation exclusive, Dust Palace, in this quick walkthrough

Destiny_box_art

So maybe you don’t like spoilers, in which case, turn back now. For those who don’t care and would love to gain an edge when it’s time to tackle this high level dungeon, check out the following video full of important and useful information about the upcoming PlayStation exclusive dungeon, Dust … Continue reading

Google Street View lets you explore the worlds of Destiny with ‘Planet View’

Destiny Planets

For those of us who’ve used Google Maps in the past, Street View has been a lifesaver when trying to figure out which of your neighbors would make great friends (since they have a pool). Bungie and Google have a different perspective for Destiny. Planet View is a website from … Continue reading

The League of Legends 2014 World Finals store to feature a new Ahri Nendoroid

Rito ahri only

Fans have been begging Riot for licensed figures since season 1. Luckily, the first real figure, Pulsefire Ezreal, was given out to fans at the 2013 World Finals. With the huge rise in popularity, we’re beginning to see some merchandise that’ll have you throwing money at the screen in futile … Continue reading

Review: Kotobukiya SDCC limited edition Psylocke Marvel Bishoujo Statue

Psylocke 8

So there’s this amazingly beautiful figure sitting in my shelf, and I get to thinking, “It really deserves a review.” It isn’t often that I go out of my way to purchase a statue. In fact, I think it’s the first time I’ve even stood in line for one. Psylocke … Continue reading

AMD to unveil the R9 285 at its 30 year celebration event

amd

AMD announced that it will webcast its 30 Years of Graphics and Gaming commemoration. This event is hosted by AMD’s Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy. Saturday, August 23rd, at 10 AM EDT (7 AM PDT), real-time video webcast of the showcase will be accessible on the Investor Relations home page: … Continue reading

Review: The Logitech Harmony wireless smart keyboard, couch surfing at its finest

Harmony 2

Casual couch gaming has never been easier or simpler than with the Harmony. What exactly do I mean by couch gaming? Well if you haven’t watched the video below yet, it’s something that has been growing increasingly popular with games such as Hearthstone and MMO-gamers looking to put in a … Continue reading

Review: Mass Effect comic collection deluxe hardcover

ME book 7

Perhaps one of the most iconic sci-fi franchises ever, Mass Effect contains a rich universe full of interesting characters, intricate futuristic technology, and aliens so bizarre they feel the need to express emotion through adjectives. While the first two games in the series expanded the story significantly, Mass Effect 3 … Continue reading

World of Warcraft ‘Warlords of Draenor’ cinematic revealed, expansion to release November 13th

wow-warlords-of-draenor.v8551

Live from Los Angeles, Blizzard has just released an incredible cinematic for its premier MMO, World of Warcraft. If you haven’t played W.o.W, this may be the time to start. While many would argue that the world’s most popular online RPG has lost its roots, the evolution has been quite … Continue reading

Destiny’s first expansion – ‘The Dark Below’ set for release in December 2014

Destiny-Expansion-Pass_info-sheet-360x480

While I must say this irks me significantly, it’s sadly become a norm for expansions to be announced before the original title is even released. More or less, it’s the content that a company feels comfortable charging for, in addition to the original title. Honestly, if it’s a truly great game, … Continue reading

Gamescom 2014: Destiny’s competitive multiplayer modes revealed

Destiny_box_art

The Crucible. Destiny’s premier competitive multiplayer mode gets a new trailer today from Gamescom. With it comes the announcement of 5 new game modes in addition to the two shown during Beta. Buckle up Guardians, there’s less than a month left until release. While beta companions may be forever lost, … Continue reading

Steelseries: Siberia Elite WoW Edition for Warlords of Draenor announced!

WoW Headset Box

Our 2013 Headset of The Year, the Steelseries: Siberia Elite is getting an aggressive makeover in anticipation of the next World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor. We already loved the original, but this one just looks so damn good! Originally seeing this pair at E3 2014, it immediately caught my eye. … Continue reading

SDCC 2014: Square Enix, Keen Games and Deep Silver show off Nosgoth, Sacred 3 and Escape Dead Island

nosgoth-banner

San Diego Comic-Con may be mainly about the comics and cosplay, but in the past few years, video games have been a major part of this geeky wonder. We were able to play and dig further into three awesome games that Square Enix and Deep Silver were showing off at … Continue reading

SDCC 2014: The Last Ship, we dive deeper into this fresh series

the_last_ship_tnt-600x334-550x306

Ironic, how a Russian was sent to cover a show where his own kind are the villains. Although, I am somewhat used to this; terrible accents and poor translation have plagued the representation of Russians since the dawn of 007. The Last Ship premiered this year at San Diego Comic-con, and although … Continue reading

League of Legends: Gnar, The Missing Link, revealed

Wallpaper_Gnar

Too long have we waited. Too long have the Fields of Justice not seen fresh Yordle blood splatted throughout Baron pit. Too long have we waited for Gnar, The Missing Link. In what can be described as a somewhat Nidalee-esque Yordle, the newest character for League of Legends will be … Continue reading

League of Legends: A New Dawn (Cinematic)

new dawn 1

In what can only be considered as pseudo-Pixar quality, Riot games has graced us with another cinematic just in time for the upcoming Summoner’s Rift visual update. Seeing as it’s the game’s most considerable visual update since the addition of the new Twisted Treeline, it shows some of our favorite … Continue reading

SteelSeries announces The SteelSeries Rival: Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse

Dotaangle

With the DOTA 2 International tournament well underway, fans of the MOBA can now rejoice, as Steelseries just announced that a new version of The Rival will be sold at the tournament, and afterwards it will be available for pre-order on their online store.   The Rival is perhaps the … Continue reading

AX 2014: Sword Art Online 2 (Gun Gale Online) Premiere

fc7332cef690b481f4c4a6b2368089c81388502536_full

Sword Art Online was perhaps the most popular anime of 2012m with the second season directly following the first. For myself, I count Sword Art, Alfheim, and Gun Gale as three separate seasons, while officially, the new series is called Sword Art II – Phantom Bullet. This new episode beacons the … Continue reading

Anime Expo 2014: League of Legends gathering and cosplay

Amazing Kat small

Cosplay has been a huge part of the League community since season one. Colorful characters with unique personalities fill Summoner’s Rift on a daily basis. But for one glorious yet extremely hot day, the midsection of the Los Angeles Convention Center was brimming with the champions we all know and … Continue reading