McGuire on March 17, 2000 - Page 2/3
3 seemed to benefit a bit more from this new mouse pad than
Unreal Tournament did at first. Although after reducing the
mouse sensitivity in Unreal Tournament aiming was much
improved. Headshots are that little bit easier to pull off
users will be happy to know that railing someone is easier
with this pad & I had no problem compensating while
aiming. On my old mouse pad it tended to be a little
inaccurate & I couldn’t always get the exact point I
wanted to aim for first time. Playing against Xaero was that
bit easier this time & I even found myself pulling off
shots that I never could do much before on the old mouse pad
given the somewhat jumpy scrolling it gave. The shots that
I’m referring to is railing someone while they use the
jumppads to get to the Quad damage on The longest yard. This
is a very fulfilling experience too I might add & I have
little trouble doing it now.
also tried playing through one of my favourite demos at the
moment, Soldier of Fortune. Again movement was that extra bit
smoother & aiming was improved. This will be quite
important in some games. Games that use location based damage
will obviously benefit greatly from this kind of enhanced
accuracy. If I need to get off a quick headshot then I know I
can do it with this pad, with the old mouse pad I wouldn’t
feel quite so confident with its problematic traction.
it’s fair to say that I am a better player now with the
Giganta & my frag count is on the increase thanks to the
smoothness of movement/accuracy I can now achieve.
with big mice (e.g. Intellimouse Explorer) might find
the vertical length of the pad a little small, although it’s
pretty unlikely that you’ll do too much vertical scrolling
to run out of room. The width of the pad is just fine. The
main “flaw” with this mouse-pad is the location of the
logo, which is near your hand. The way I hold the mouse part
of my hand is rubbing against part of the logo, which will
wear it down eventually. This will be the case for nearly
every user of this pad. Although those that are left handed
mouse users probably won’t find this to be an issue.
“flaw” with the Giganta is that it is only a mouse
pad. It may not be a priority for everyone to pay almost $20
for one when they can get an ok for a few $’s instead.
aren’t alone in the mouse-pad market. Ratpadz,
aka HardOCP, makes similar pads using a plastic material that’s
also great for tracking the mouse ball across. The dimensions
are the same - 9 1/2" high by 11 1/2" wide.
cost is also the same. These may also be worth checking into
edges of this pad are angled & have been smoothed out.
Obviously this means that the pad is as comfortable on your
hand as it is with your mouse. Great for those who have long
sessions on the PC, like I do.
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