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News Genius announces DeathTaker gaming mouse

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 1 Feb 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Why can't companies stop with this crappy gaming bandwagon?

    Why can't we have a company who names their mice something like G for gaming, W for wireless and C for cabled, then just iterate across designs.

    So GC10 would be a 10th iteration cabled gamer's special. Better that than call it the superdeathtakingthrustmasterfalcon XXRRXXXX.
     
  3. aquatuning

    aquatuning New Member

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    Because a lot of the market is the younger generation and cool names get more interest from them.

    But logitech have the "G" range for example.
     
  4. r3loaded

    r3loaded Well-Known Member

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    It's not the Genius name that puts me off, but the "DeathTaker" name that has an "in-built over-clocking SCGii engine".
     
  5. mjm25

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    I think the name might be a p*ss take...

    Razer: Death Adder

    Genius: Death Taker

    One adds, the other takes :p

    or i could have had too much coffee at work...
     
  6. Vo0Ds

    Vo0Ds Fake potato

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    Not enough buttons, lights, go faster stripes, fans or X's for me I'm afraid.
     
  7. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    Nor does it even have hydraulics OR speakers built it, what a scam :p
     
  8. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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  9. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    Do I get one for free?

    or can i claim name theft?
     
  10. Whindog

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    Who the fk would want that Fugly pos shitting on there desk?

    And I think they went a little oerboard with the "facy name for usless feature that is to be expected on a mouse like this" idea.....

    "'in-built over-clocking SCGii engine,'" -----> They actually paid someone to come up with this.....I can sum it up a little easier......5700dpi.

    The Death Taker sure is taking the Piss on this one.

    55 Macros on a mouse..........overkill much?

    And since when does a MMO mouse....Also make for a good RTS mouse? Explain your reasoning for that one please Genius.

    Naming conventions.....meh.....who cares....as long as you know what your getting. But by throwing out all this BS marketing crap.Over clock your mouse..........you gotta be kidding me.
     
  11. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Or for that matter what makes a mouse good for any specific genre? I've played several MMOs with a combined play time of hundreds of hours (probably over 1,000 but I'll be modest) and never use macros. Can't stand "MMO" mice and keyboards with all sorts of gimmicky macro functions.

    The part which caught my attention was the "8 million clicks" rating. You don't normally see things like this for mice. Mechanical keyboards advertise some 50 million presses for Cherry MX switches, but nothing for mice! And that got me wondering just what 8 million means in the real world. In HoN/Dota 2 I average about 120 APM, let's be generous and say only 50% of that is mouse clicks and that furthermore that's split evenly between the left and right buttons. That comes out to be 30 clicks per minute on each switch. Multiply by 60 to get 1800 clicks per hour. 50 hours of play time comes out to be 90,000 clicks so far. That's one 89th of the mouse's lifespan, or you could say that I would need to play 4,450 hours of Dota 2 to reach 8 million clicks. Assuming I kept playing at 30 hours a week (not unreasonable if I'm only playing one game to keep the maths simple) it would take me 2.85 years to reach 8 million clicks.

    Just some food for thought. These are very rough numbers but it helps give a little perspective on how mouse clicks can add up.
     
  12. dancingbear84

    dancingbear84 error 404

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    After 4 years the left button micro switch on my logitech mx 1000 gave up, but I didn't use it for 30 hours a week. I've never really bought into "gaming" anything though
     
  13. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    I use a naga and that works for everything i need tbh

    Looks at name, looks at my name
     
  14. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I think you should get one for free :D
     
  15. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    A wired mouse? Geez I haven't used one of those in ages. I use a basic two button w/ scroll wheel laser wireless mouse. The keyboard seems to work fine for all additional commands, though I do not play any MMOs. My keyboard on the other hand is an ancient NMB purchased in 1996. I have to use an adapter to plug it in since it has the old style big round plug. I've tried more modern keyboards, but they all feel too flimsy. It looks grungy, but every single key works just as well as it did when I first purchased it.
     
  16. Picarro

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    Logitech G5 - the old version with only a single thumb button. Still going strong for the 6th or 7th year in a row. The only thing I have had to replace was the glide pads.
     
  17. leslie

    leslie Just me!

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    Never happen.
    Before you get them all programmed and memorized, the wire will fail.
     
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