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.

League of Legends Champion Series (March 21-22): The rise of Urgod


This is perhaps the most entertaining LCS matches of the year. While that may seem strange at first, watching North America’s top midlaner lose to an Urgot pick is absolutely our highlight of the season. But hey, when you’re that high up in the standings, only Gravity can stop you. Stunning … Continue reading

New League of Legends figures, shirts, and more for sale now!


If you have the pleasure of making your way down to the LCS studio sometime soon, you’ll be greeted with these beautiful doors to merch heaven. There isn’t much you couldn’t want in this store, from beautiful new posters, to amazing Chibi figures, and glorious full quality with Thresh and … Continue reading

IEM Katowice 2015: GE Tigers take a decisive lead


IEM Katowice is well underway with its first bracket coming to a close. Group A has been absolutely dominated by the team many consider to be Korea’s new #1. LMK’s GE Tigers eliminated all in their wake with massive gold leads as well as absolute map/vision control through each game. Riot … Continue reading

Bungie takes action against data mining, changes made to Xur’s inventory


Over the past few months, Reddit user Megamanexe4 has been the messiah of fortunes through his data mining methods, accurately deciphering the seemingly random inventory of every Guardian’s favorite Friday morning vendor, Xur, as well as next week’s Nightfall/Weekly. Bungie has finally taken notice of these actions, previously refusing to make comment, … Continue reading

Nerdy Deal of the Day: PAX East Newegg Sale – i7 Gaming Laptop for under $1,000 and more


With PAX East just around the corner (March 6-8), Newegg is giving us some sweet savings on top-notch gaming laptops. If you’re in the market for peripherals or gear, this would definitely be the week to watch out for. Here’s what we’ve seen so far, but will have updates throughout … Continue reading

Developer Tim Schafer’s inappropriate GDC 2015 joke sparks anger among gaming community


If you haven’t seen it yet, Tim Schafer, best known as the designer of critically acclaimed games like Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts, Brütal Legend, and Broken Age and co-designer of The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge and Day of the Tentacle, recently made what the web has deemed … Continue reading

Riot releases stunning new animated short, Bard: Mountain


Like a clip directly from Legend of Korra. Bard: Mountain is Riot’s new animated short aimed at giving us a look at some history behind the upcoming champion in League of Legends. This marks yet another step in the production quality within Riot’s cinematic team. We’ve seen these guys release absolutely beautiful work … Continue reading

IEM Katowice groups for League of Legends announced!


The Intel Extreme Masters is always an event to get excited for! It’s where some of the world’s top gaming teams come together for a few days of mutual destruction. We have two groups announced for the Spodek arena on March the 13th. IEM’s group stage begins with double elimination. The … Continue reading

Review: Kill la Kill Volume 4 – Limited Edition Blu-ray

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How would you describe a great story? Would you begin by introducing a cast of unusual, colorful, and lively characters? Will this story have plot twists involving the entire human population? Something I’ve noticed with Kill la Kill is the scale of grandeur rising faster than a nerd at Comic-Con … Continue reading

Destiny’s most difficult content has been solo’d by the Legend himself


While most of us have been desperately fighting to finish Destiny’s Crota’s End on normal, with some progress on Hard mode, The Legend Himself aka Slayerage has just completed the expansion’s most difficult content all on his own. This is an accomplishment not only for himself, but for the entire … Continue reading

Why the new League of Legends – Nemesis Draft mode is Riot’s first real failure


I’m not one to badmouth Riot per usual, since I’ve agreed with most of its additions to fort League of Legends. The newest patch, 5.3, allows players to solo or group queue for a new map mode called Nemesis Draft. We’ve just cranked open the Featured Game Mode workshop and rolled … Continue reading

High There! The Tinder for stoners makes its way to Android


Kid Kudi’s  “Day ‘N’ Nite” may now be outdated with a new app for the lonely potheads out there. “High There!” makes its way to the Google Play store today as the Marijuana lovers alternative to Tinder. No longer must your pot consumption lead to awkward dates when the subject … Continue reading

Disney’s new show about a 15-year-old retired pro-gamer has major flaws


News on the eSports block is that Disney XD has ordered a new live-action comedy series called The Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything. Cameron Boyce stars as Conor, a retired professional 15-year-old video game player who solves his everyday high school problems using 1337 skillz acquired from his supposed successful … Continue reading

CES 2015: CyberpowerPC rolls into Vegas with a vulgar display of power


Much can be said about this custom PC building company. For one, we know real modders when we see them. After meeting the company’s head staff, we learned about just how passionate and invested these people are in both their products and hobbies. With that said, let’s show you the … Continue reading

CES 2015: Steelseries sets its sights on eSports with the Sentry and Apex M800


Starting off our CES roundup for 2015 is one of our favorite veteran companies of eSports, Steelseries. The showcase included all the old goodies with the addition of two highly anticipated products. The Apex M800 and Sentry were what we mainly focused on this time around. This was wonderfully refreshing … Continue reading

Gurren Lagann Volume 2 Blu-ray review

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A series which can be described as extravagant, mesmerizing, visually stunning, and emotionally intense truly deserves a Blu-ray release. Gurren Lagann is a legendary anime, and this disc contains the infamous episode #7, “See you, buddy,” along with 6-10 of course. The series is one of those rare shows that’s simply … Continue reading

Review: Nisekoi Volume: 1 Blu-ray

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Love sucks. At least, the heart-wrenching monogamous allegory called love that we’re presented with in the real world. Thankfully, in the bright and cheerful realm of ecchi romance harem anime, it’s an adventure through the life of one unbelievably lucky individual and his many pseudo-girlfriends. I’ve never liked guys like these. … Continue reading

YouPorn sponsors DOTA team Play2Win


That’s right folks, with the recent trend of eSports sponsorship from companies previously dissociated to any sort of video game content, one caught my interest in particular. Adult media giant YouPorn has just finalized their sponsorship of team Play2Win, which will now be flying the YP banner. We’ve seen fitness … Continue reading

Review: Logitech’s Daedalus G302, the click re-invented


Logitech’s Daedalus G302 proves once again that refined design outweighs the bells and whistles of its competition. Pros: Lightweight, sturdy, clicks like heaven              Cons: Little to no rubbarization, sub-par grip Tasteful lighting and look                       … Continue reading

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Unlimited materials/gold exploit (PS4 tested)

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BioWare’s newest title, Dragon Age: Inquisition, has been a shockingly insane improvement over its last iteration, Dragon Age 2. A massive, sprawling world awaits you as you battle demons, dragons and all sorts of beautifully rendered beasts. Defeating some of these has proven to be a real challenge (Hard – … Continue reading