Razer Firefly

Buy the Razer Firefly on Amazon for $49.99; http://amzn.to/1XpdXDr

Off the rip I want to mention it looks great with the lights off at night. I have a white desk so the lights do not really light up the desk well in the day or with the lights on. I imagine if I had a black desk or a darker colored desk it would light-up better in the day or with the lights on.

It is a very sturdy mouse pad, well made, it is a harder rubber/plastic and has a good smooth sliding surface for the mouse. My mouse slides much more naturally when gaming vs. just using my mouse on my desk without the mouse pad. The rubber bottom keeps it in place, I have yet to notice it sliding on my desk while gaming. Even though the surface size is around 14" x 10", I almost wished it was a tad bigger, maybe 18" x 14".

You can adjust the lights via the Razer Synapse app (free) and change the colors and light patterns of the mouse pad. The Synapse app works with both Windows and Microsoft. The Firefly also works with Chroma enabled apps such as games and that will change the mouse color when in-game if you have allowed it to do so, this offers a much more immersive user experience when gaming. It is totally optional though, so you can keep Chroma apps disabled if you like and just keep your lights setup to however you want them to look. There are 5 different lighting effects you can apply to the Firefly as well as totally turning the lights off, which wouldn't make sense because you are paying $50-$60 for a mouse pad that lights up. You can also control the brightness with 3 different settings; dim, normal, and bright. There is a wide range of colors and I am not 100% sure but I think something like 16.8 million different color patterns to choose from.

Overall it is a great product and I highly recommend it, although it is a tad expensive and other than the lights it doesn't offer much over a $5-10 mouse pad. It is well made. If I had to rate it on just being a mouse pad is a solid 10/10.

 UPDATE: I also should have mentioned, the logo lights up as well as around the outer under-base of the mouse pad.

Nintendo 3DS XL - Hyrule Edition

This was just a short un-boxing video of my Nintendo 3DS XL Hyrule Edition. Honestly I think un-boxing videos are ridiculous so I figured i would add to that ridiculousness of the genre. I already posted a few of my rants about this handheld console. I don't think they were rants, I think they were more like head scratches than anything else.

I did not do any research about this 3DS XL, I just knew that it was for sale about 6 months ago and that I missed out on it. I had recently been looking at purchasing a new DS and I wanted the 3DS because my other DS was just the basic DS XL, the non-3DS variety. I do own the smaller 3DS but I prefer the larger device with the larger screen size, mostly for the size of the device more than the screen. I just think it feels better in the hand. My hands are too big for the smaller 3DS or at least it feels like my hands are too big for it.

After 5 days with this I am enjoying it. I am only playing The Legend of Zelda games on this, so as a Zelda fan I am happy with my purchase. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below.

Buy on Amazon; http://amzn.to/1UUadeo

PS: I have no idea why I kept referring to it as the 3D XL. :(

WTF Nintendo?

I recently bought a "New" Nintendo 3DS Hyrule Edition for my gaming needs. While I really like the device I am left baffled at two aspects of my purchase. The first was the fact that the "New" 3DS did not come with a power cable to charge the portable device. That sort of left a foul taste in my mouth at the greediness of not including the one item needed to enjoy my purchase. I was able to find a third-party charger from GameStop for $10 so in the end it wasn't that big of a deal.

My second bit of confusion was the placement of the SD card slot on the "new" 3DS. Why Nintendo just didn't make an easy access slot for the memory card is beyond me. I actually had to go to YouTube and search how to replace the SD card on the "new" 3DS because I didn't know where the heck it was. Maybe kids were sticking things in the slot and it was causing damage to the older 3DS handheld consoles?

On the bright side the Hyrule Edition did come with a 4GB card so I had plenty of memory out of the box, just not the 32GB that I upgraded to.

Fallout 4 Wikia App

Fallout 4 Wikia app for both iPhone and Android. Free to download in both the App Store and the Play Store. Highly recommended, a much better experience than using the site in the mobile browser!

Another great feature is the fact that you can also view information for the other Fallout games, not just Fallout 4 which makes this app even better.

iPhone; http://apple.co/1QWCBLQ 
Android; https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wikia.singlewikia.fallout&hl=en

Fallout 4 Weapon Codes

I wanted to document all the item codes in Fallout 4 for personal use and I figured I would share my list as well. This is a personal project for me to use as a reference for Fallout 4 on the PC. For more details about using console commands on the PC for Fallout 4 check fallout.wikia.com you should be able to find everything you are looking for there. If you do have a question feel free to ask below. 

PS: I am also uploading a screenshot of each weapon for reference, I am going to link them to a Google+ Photo album. Just click the weapon name if you care to see what each weapon looks like! This is an ongoing project so not all weapons may have images uploaded yet. 

0.44 – 00148B45    
0.44 Pistol000CE97D    
10mm – 0005DF2D    
10mm – 00004822    
2076 World Series Baseball Bat – 000E9A43    
Alien Blaster – 000FF995    
Anchor – 00144A6C    
Artillery Smoke Grenade – 0012E2CA    
Ash Maker – ????????    
Assault Rifle – 0000463F    
Assaultron Laser – 000DD4B1    
Automatic Laser Musket – ????????    
AX90 Fury – ????????    
Baseball Bat – 0008E736    
Baseball Grenade – 00107BD6    
Behemoth Bolder – 000662A7    
Behemoth Bolder – 0014BBDA    
*Big Boy – ????????    
*Big Jim – ????????    
Bloodbug Blood Spray – 00031FB8    
Board – 0005C250    
Bomb – 0014245D    
Bottlecap Mine – 0010771F    
Boxing Glove – 0016498F    
Broadsider – 000FD11B    
Chinese Officer Sword – 00147BE4    
Combat Knife – 000913CA    
Combat Rifle – 000DF42E    
Combat Shotgun – 0014831C    
Cryo Mine – 0010C669    
Cryogenic Grenade – 000FF21D    
Cryolator – 00171B2B    
Deathclaw Gauntlet – 000D8576    
Death From Above – ????????    
Deliverer – 000DC8E7    
Double-Barrel Shotgun – 00062AA4
Double-Barrel Shotgun – 0005DF30
Double-Barrel Shotgun – 00092217
Eddie’s Piece (Revolver) – 00225ae9
Experiment 18-A – ????????
Fat Man – 000BD56F
Final Judgment – 00000D38
Fire Hydrant Bat – 000DF621
Flamer – 000E5881
Flare Gun – 001025AC
Fragmentation Grenade – 000EEBED
Fragmentation Mine – 000E56C2
Furious Power Fist – ????????
Fusion Core Ejector –  000865E9
Fusion Core Ejector – 000897FF
Gamma Gun – 000DDB7C
GasTrap Dummy – 000001F6
Gatling Laser – 000E27BC
Gauss Rifle – 000D1EB0
General Chao’s Revenge – 00147BE4
*Good Intentions – ????????
Grognak’s Axe – 00183FCD
HalluciGen Gas Grenade – 000E98E5
Handmade Gun – 0014831D
Homing Beacon – 00065DEC
Hunting Rifle – 0005BBA4
Hunting Rifle – 0004F46A
Institute Rifle – 0005A665
Institute Pistol – 001633CC
Institute EM Pulse Grenade – 0018325E
Institute Beacon – 00174F8F
Junk Jet – 000E942B
Justice – ????????
Kellogg’s Pistol – 000CE97D
Knife – 00062AA3
Knuckles – 0005524B
Kremvh’s Tooth – 0022576D
Larva Spit – 0003175B
Laser – 0005BBA6
Laser – 0009983B
Laser Gun – 00148B48
Laser Musket – 0001DACF
Le Fusil Terribles – 00225771
Lead Pipe – 000FC9C3
LibertyPrime Laser – 00110414
Lorenzo’s Artifact – 002266F7
Machete – 00033FE0
Minigun – 00064B87
Minigun – 001299A6
Minigun – 0001F669
Mini Nuke – 0010E689
Missile Launcher – 0003F6F8
Molotov Cocktail – 0010C3C6
Mortar – 00063B73
Mortar – 00063B72
Mortar – 0005DE31
Nuka Grenade – 000E5750
Nuke – 00065DF2
Nuke Mine – 0010A340
Old Faithful – ????????
Party Starter – ????????
Pickman’s Blade – ????????
Pincher – 000EDCEB
Pincher – 000EDCEA
Pincher – 00092A60
Pipe – 00024F55
Pipe Bolt-Action – 0014831A
Pipe Revolver – 0005BBA7
Pipe Revolver – 0014831B
Pipe Wrench – 000D83BF
Plasma Grenade – 0010A33D
Plasma – 00100AE9
Plasma Mine – 0010A342
Prototype UP77 – 0023E5EE
Righteous Authority – 001A2A2E
Rockville Slugger – ????????
Security Baton – 0008C14D
Plasma Pistol – ????????
Plasma Rifle – ????????
Plasma Scattergun – ????????
Plasma Sniper Rifle – 00100ae9
Plasma Thrower –  ????????
Pool Cue – 000FA3E8
Power Fist – 0011B336
Preston’s Laser Musket – 00062AA6
Protectron Head Laser – 00144FAD
Protectron Head Laser – 00144FAA
Protectron Head Laser – 000E07C4
Pulse Grenade – 000FF21F
Pulse Mine – 0010A344
Railway Rifle – 000FE268
*REBA II – ????????
Revolutionary Sword – 00143AB5
Ripper – 000FA2F6
Rolling Pin – 00142FAB
Saw – 001AD8CA
Saw – 00148B42
Saw – 000EDCED
Saw – 000EDCEC
Saw – 00092A61
Sentinel’s Plasmacaster – ????????
Sentry Bot Left Minigun – 000B0F56
Sentry Bot Right Minigun – 000CFB49
SentryBotLeftRocketLauncher – 000CFB4D
SentryBotRightRocketLauncher – 000B0F58
Shem Drowne Sword – 00238734
Shishkebab – 000FA2FB
Sledgehammer – 0005DF2E
Sledgehammer – 000E7AB9
Sonic Attack – 000FC3EC
Spit Attack – 0009F24D
Spray n Prey – 00165181
Submachine Gun – 0015B043
Super Sledge – 000FF964
Survivor’s Special – ????????
Switchblade – 000FDC81
Synth Relay Grenade – 000589F2
Syringer – 0014D09E
Test Grenade launcher – 000CA0B0
The Gainer – 000dC8E7
The Last Minute –  0000182B
Tinker Tom Special – ????????
Tire Iron – 00185D25
Vertibird Signal Grenade – 00056917
Virgil’s Rifle – ????????
Walking Cane – 000FDC7D
Wastelander’s Friend – ????????
Wazer Wifle – ????????
Zeta Gun – 002266fc

If you are looking for more Fallout 4 things from me, check my Tumblr blog which is more or less dedicated to all things Fallout; http://icrizzo.net.

Stardew Valley - Initial Thoughts

A few thoughts; very fun game, the relaxing type of game that you will enjoy spending hours of playing time on. Sort of reminded me of Harvest Moon if I had to pick a game it was similar to. Overall this is a family friendly game so you can play it with your kids if you have any or if not you can sit down and enjoy it for yourself. There are a ton of objectives to do in the game and honestly it is one of those games where you sit down and start playing and don't realize you have played as many hours as you have.

A few of the in-game features include farming, trading, selling and even some combat in it among other things. If you are a casual gamer and want a nice relaxing game to waste hours and hours on then pick this up in the Steam store, it is only $14.99;

Visit the game website; http://stardewvalley.net/

I plan to write more about Stardew Valley after I have spent at least a week playing it, so far I only have about 2 and 1/2 hours which I don't feel is enough time to do a full-fledged review. For now though if I had to rate it I would give it a 10/10 out of the box!