Tally Callahan - Contributor

Tally is currently a doctorate student in Linguistics because she enjoys unraveling the mysteries of grammar, of all things. In her more normal life, she plays games with her boyfriend and a close group of friends that they consider a guild, but it's more like a bizarre and slightly dysfunctional family. She enjoys nothing more than being part of a team and can often be found filling the roles that make the team stronger and more effective as a whole. She'll roll a priest or monk to your rogue or mage, watch your back while you're defusing the bomb, and be on top of the list for team assists.

Tally got her start on the PC back in 2002 or so and is still most comfortable with the keyboard and mouse set-up. She's a relative newcomer to the whole “new-fangled” console thing, but she's doing her best to make up on lost time (of course prioritizing the co-op console titles that were released in the past few years which she whined at length about not coming out on the PC).

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HyperX expands its Alloy Origins line with patented in-house blue switches

HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Blue Switches Review

Last week, HyperX released another keyboard in their Alloy Origins line: the Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with HyperX Blue Switches. This is their first full-sized keyboard to receive HyperX blue (clicky) switches. I’ve reviewed the Alloy Origins keyboard with both HyperX Red and Aqua switches in the past, and (as expected)...

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  • pc
PC players get enormous new DLC installment for L4D2.

Left 4 Dead 2 Releases Free Community-created DLC

Last week, Valve released a hefty piece of DLC for zombie-killing co-op classic, Left 4 Dead 2. Titled "The Last Stand," it packs a punch with 26 new survival arenas, 4 new scavenge areas, and a full-blown campaign based around The Lighthouse survival map. On top of that, there's new melee weapons (from Counter-strike: Source), new/reworked animations, PVP updates, and 30 additional achievements.

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  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
Updates for Black Desert Online, Defiance and Defiance 2050; a delay for New World

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume CXII: Otters, Delays, and Event Horizon

After a short break in June, we’re back with another issue of MMOCO! In this issue, we’ll be looking at a new area and storyline for Black Desert Online, a delay for New World’s launch, and a month-long event for Defiance and Defiance 2050. Let’s jump in! BDO Adds Papua Crinea Island and Storyline At the end of June,...

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  • pc
Month-long events for TERA and SWTOR, an upcoming new episode for GW2

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume CXI: May Events and Episodes

May’s flowers are blooming and the sun has been making more frequent appearances as we enter the late spring/early summer days of the year. For this edition of MMO Co-Opportunities, we’ll be looking at events for TERA and SWTOR as well as a new episode of the Living World for Guild Wars 2. Let’s get started! TERA Celebrates 8 Y...

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Some delays for FFXIV and Elder Scrolls Online, a seasonal event for Star Trek Online

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume CX: Content Delays and First Contact Day

Loads of people right now are working from home and staying inside playing games (including the Co-Optimus staff). MMO studios are in the same boat, meaning that we’ll see some delays in the coming weeks and months for content related to MMOs. At the same time, they’re doing their best to keep us entertained by offering their regul...

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  • pc
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
Updates for TERA, Black Desert, and Bless Unleashed

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume CIX: Mythics, Cross-Play, and Season Passes

Spring is beginning to arrive, bringing with it some big content updates for older and established MMOs and some launches for new MMOs. For this month on MMOCO, we take a look at major updates for TERA and Black Desert, as well as some launch details for new Xbox One MMO Bless Unleashed. Let’s jump in....

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  • pc
The Alloy Origins strikes again, this time with HyperX's in-house Aqua/Tactile switches!

HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (with Aqua Switches) Review

Last October, I reviewed the HyperX Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (with Red/Linear switches) and had a lot of great things to say about it. Today I’m reviewing the same keyboard, but this time with Aqua/Tactile switches. While it would be easy to just say “The Alloy Origins with Aqua switches is great, just like the last vers...

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  • nintendo switch
A Switch convertible charging case/stand from HyperX

HyperX Chargeplay Clutch for Nintendo Switch Review

The HyperX Chargeplay Clutch charging case for Nintendo Switch is a multi-use mobile case, detachable battery pack, Switch stand, and controller holder. It’s exceedingly strong in the creativity and innovativeness departments, but misses the mark a bit when it comes to comfort and practicality. Let’s start with the Clutch’s...

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HyperX releases a Pulsefire mouse with 11 buttons and a mouse pad with lighting effects

HyperX Pulsefire Raid Mouse and FURY Ultra Mouse Pad Review

At the end of my last HyperX mouse review for the Pulsefire FPS Pro, I said: “The only other thing I could wish for is another couple of buttons to make the FPS Pro a little more MOBA and MMO-friendly, but that’s honestly a minor quibble.” Well, it seems like HyperX heard my plea, since the new Pulsefire Raid is seeking to fix my final quibble with the Pulsefire line of HyperX mice, a line that I’ve seen consistently iterate and grow over the past few years.

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