12. November 2010 01:31
The greatly anticipated R.A.T. 9 is Now Available! The gaming wireless mouse is currently available in the US, UK and France. You can buy yours now from the GameShark Store, Mad Catz, Inc. official online store. CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW.
11. November 2010 15:14
Unless you’ve been trapped in a cave for the last few years, with only Quake 2 to sate your gaming hunger, you might have noticed that keyboard commands for most modern FPS (not to mention MMO) games are increasing. As a result our hand movements have to get faster and more complex. Furthermore, most modern gamesmiths expect us to now press G for grenade, which is a full two keys away from WASD, but I digress.
Why not take the strain off your keyboard hand and keep it fixed firmly to the main movement controls, to maximize those bullet dodging skills?
The number and positioning of programmable buttons on the R.A.T allows you to do this, leaving your trusty rodent sidekick to take care of other functions. In my opinion, games like Bad Company 2 get approximately 5 times more satisfying when the pistol, grenade, rifle and noob tube commands are set to the R.A.T controls. I am so used to it; my hand rejects all other alternatives.
If I am preaching to the converted, rejoice in those high scores! If you aren’t using your R.A.T to its full potential then I hope these profiles give you that extra edge.
P.S. Everyone is different, so if you don’t like my key mappings, I have included a short readme file for swapping them round.
Download the Profiles Here
5. November 2010 13:21
A very common assertion when reading forum discussions about gaming mice is that wireless gaming mice will bring lag into your gaming and ruin your reaction times. It’s a myth that is perpetuated time and again so here’s a bit of simple science so that when someone says to you, “I can tell the difference between a wired and wireless mouse,” you can say to them, “Not with the Cyborg R.A.T.9 you can’t.”
A good summary of studies into human response and reaction times can be found here but let’s pick out the salient points. The average response time to a simple reaction test is 220 milliseconds (ms). A good example of a simple reaction test can be found here – give it a try and see what your average is; if you were to compare with other people then you’ll find variances that are based on age and gender (amongst other things), but there’s a good chance you’ll be near enough that average of 220ms (or 0.220 seconds). More...
4. November 2010 13:19
Yes, the news that so many of you have been waiting for has arrived – the R.A.T.9 is on the water and making its way around the world to the many gamers waiting in breathless anticipation. In fact the first shipments were sent a couple of weeks ago so gamers in the U.S. can expect to start seeing them available in the second half of this month and gamers in Germany a week or two after that. Everywhere else in the world will follow on from there with a lot of places seeing them before the end of the year.
4. November 2010 12:31
"In case we hadn't already established that it's a looker, let's say it once and for all right now: the Rat 9 is one sexy mouse. Dressed completely in deathly black with sharp angles and rakish curves throughout,"
‘Nuff said. Read the full review here