X-55 Rhino HOTAS (Image courtesy of Amazon.com)
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X-55 Rhino Ghosting Fix

Recently, I purchased an X-55 Rhino HOTAS. Once I received it, I set it up and started playing. It worked great for a day or two, then I began noticing it would press a button occasionally without my pressing it. So, of course, I searched the internet and found that it is a common issue with the X-55. Apparently, the unit uses a lot of power, more than a USB2 socket can consistently put out. So everyone recommended buying a powered USB hub or using USB3. As I was using USB3 already, I went ahead and purchased a USB hub. Once the hub arrived, I was excited to see that it worked…for a few minutes. Then the button presses came back. I was really at a loss as of what to do, so again, I searched around. I eventually found that the X-55 has an issue with USB3, so I plugged it into a USB2 socket and voila, no ghosting. So the take away is: use a powered hub and USB2 socket. However, the hub can be USB3, as is the case with mine, just plug the hub into USB2. I hope this helped some people, and if you are questioning whether or not to buy this HOTAS, do so. It is the best HOTAS I’ve used.

Image courtesy of Amazon.com

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War Thunder Review Part 3 - Feature
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Game Review: War Thunder Part 3 – Gameplay

So I previously stated that part three would be about the controls. But I feel that I should dig into the gameplay first and then the controls. Therefore this part will go through the different game modes. NOTE: I am not going to be discussing Ground Forces, as I am not as knowledgeable or care as much for it as I do the aircraft. Continue reading

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Building in Minecraft

So lately I have been building a lot in Minecraft. I’m assuming you’ve not been hiding under a rock and know what Minecraft is. 😉 I usually build on Vadact Creative on the us.shotbow.net server where you can level up by building more complex structures. I currently own two ‘plots’ where I’m working on a coliseum and a ocean battle.

Here’s the coliseum:

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And the ocean battle:

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I plan on adding sea life, more terrain, and ships shooting each other. If you haven’t built on a Minecraft server, you should definitely check it out.

I know this was a small post, but stick around for next week where I plan on reviewing the Advanced Gold Shader.

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Russian Reserve Dual
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Game Review: War Thunder Part 2 – Settings

In this part, I will cover everything in the settings menu. I will skim over some of the sections as others have created better guides. The settings menu includes everything from graphics settings to background music (so you can listen to a radio station). I will include a graphics comparison and how I have my settings configured. Let’s get started. Continue reading

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Reserve Dual: Screenshot from warthunder.com
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Game Review: War Thunder Part 1 – Getting Started

War Thunder is a combat flight simulator made by Gaijin set between World War II and the Korean war. In the coming months I will be discussing the various parts of War Thunder. Even though the title says review, this is not so much a review but more of a guide. Continue reading to learn how to play. Continue reading

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