As I’ve pushed on with my journey to try out as many video game capture cards I possibly can, I realised it’s high time I got to grips with Hauppauge and their top end device, the HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition.
In my time road testing capture cards, I’ve gone through a wide variety of devices and seen a whole host of unique pros and cons. When I finally settle down to get some footage recorded however, I usually always lean on my Elgato HD 60 for its ease of use and portability and while there are a lot of alternatives out there none have actually replaced it, although the AVermedia Live Gamer Portable came close, thanks to its PC-Less capturing options.
As gamers we all know that capturing video game footage has steadily become one of the most popular endeavours going. With YouTube having risen to its grandest heights, everyone wants the chance to record their best GTA V stunts or C.O.D Kill Cams.
As games have progressed into ever more epic pieces of art, so too have their soundtracks and soundscapes. So those naff little speakers built into your awesome looking flat screen LED TV really don't deliver the full experience. Not to mention the fact that you'll be constantly turning it down to almost inaudible levels in order to save disturbing your room mates or family.
It’s no surprise Turtle Beach have been a big name in the gaming world for this long, with almost every headset they release delivering great audio and comfort at respectable prices. Well, as long as you don't go too high end of course.
With YouTube and Twitch getting more and more popular with every passing day, a decent capture device is crucial. As the tech has matured, the range of devices on offer has broadened with each offering a plethora of features while remaining easy to use.
Most recently I have managed to grab a hold onto the Aver Media Live Gamer Portable HD, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of its output and the ingenious option of allowing footage to be recorded both to your PC or instead onto an SD card.
Capturing video game footage has steadily become a hugely popular endeavour. Be it with hopes of attaining YouTube fame like infamous names such as Pewdie Pie and Syndicate, or simply to show boat with your mates about how perfect that last slam was, in Super Smash Bros Wii U.
I would never call myself a ‘fan boy’ of any console. I love each equally, each has its own pros and cons and each has its own exclusives. I would say however, that I predominantly play the Xbox One when playing online with my friends, simply due to the fact we all share that console in common.
It’s fair to say that the Xbox One has had a tough time in its still fairly infant life span, from all the business with DRM, Kinect or no Kinect and other such stumbling blocks. One of the most memorable for those who were brave enough to invest in Microsofts next-gen machine was the ongoing issue of headset support. Sure, we all knew that headsets that once worked with your trusty 360 wouldn't have much chance of being compatible with a brand new Xbox One, but none of us expected the console to struggle to support any headset at all.