Last fall at the Tokyo Game Show Sony introduced the Playstation Vita Slim, featuring a thinner and lighter design, longer battery life, USB charging, 1GB internal storage, and switch from OLED to LCD screen. Released last year in Japan and early this month in Europe, the Playstation Vita Slim is coming to North America this spring in a $199Read more
Gamers love great sound when playing – whether to hear the music of the latest jRPG or the explosions of the cool new shooter, a great headset provides immersion and a detailed experience that cannot be duplicated in a portable system. For years gamers were stuck with inferior audio in headsets, but now we can get great sound thanks toRead more
Plantronics has a message to gamers: “If you’re into your games AND your mobile devices, we’ve got the headset for you!” The RIG headset and mixer audio system let you play interactive video games, take calls, and listen to music from your smartphone or tablet. It’s the first member of the RIG family of gaming devices, and it is comingRead more
The era of the sixty-dollar shooter desperately needs an end. Modern game distribution exists in a broken system. As a recent Gamasutra article has detailed, recent NPD data shows a noticeable decline in both hardware and software sales. The Wii U, the first next-gen console to hit the market, has shown us a dreadful, if not silent, first three months.
March Madness on the Wii U TVii Service is a brand new experience based from the Sports section. The recently released TVii service, exclusive to the Nintendo Wii U, allows access via the GamePad to a television and other entertainment content, was not originally available at Nintendo Wii U ‘s November launch, but it’s here just in time for
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Last night Nvidia kicked off CES 2013 with an impressive keynote. Honestly I really would expect nothing less from a cutting edge company like Nvidia, and was hoping to see more than just the obvious “next version” of their mobile and desktop hardware. Everyone knows that after the Tegra 3 comes the Tegra 4, that is
There are controllers for just about everything that utilize touch, motion, and breath. Now we get one that integrates all of these, and utilizes the latest Bluetooth protocols to interface with just about anything! The first thing you might think when you hear ‘iKazoo’ is … what IS it? Here is an explanation from the creators:
iKazoo is basically a
Sony was another business to report quarterly earnings, and once again the results were pretty dismal for the Playstation division. Here are the basics as noted at GI.biz:
Sony’s Game division posted an operating loss of $45 million as sales of its PlayStation hardware line continue to fall.
In the first fiscal quarter – ending June 30 2012 –
When it comes to making a great gaming mouse, only one thing matters: precision. Precision and feel. OK, so I am not going to continue the ‘Spanish Inquisition’ line, but suffice to say that unlike just a few years ago there are many hurdles to making a successful gaming mouse. Let’s see how Raptor did!
The optical sensor
Still got actual Super Nintendo games? Well, get them out of storage for this portable SNES console that also plugs into a television and features two SNES controller ports.Read more
I simply could not leave CES without getting some hands-on with the new Sony PlayStation Vita. Having abandoned Sony’s PSP after the original device, I was hoping to get a feel of what the Vita had to offer. Gaming on a mobile device is coming along quite well, but I still feel the need to have a dedicated portable
This holiday season Nintendo DS games bring big fun to the compact, yet powerful console with several new games incorporating camera functions as well as other unique capabilities on the new Nintendo 3DS and existing XL, DSi, DS Lite and regular DS handheld consoles.Read more
Last September Apple unveiled the iPod Touch 4th Gen, with super-slim design, dual cameras, and great performance. The Retina screen and top-notch graphics clearly marked the iPod Touch as the ‘gaming system to beat’ – and games like Infinity Blade still defy the competition a year later! With Apple about to unveil their latest ‘next big thing’, I wanted to
A few months ago I reviewed the Rude GameWare Fierce Gaming Mouse 2, declaring “It is perfectly weighted and balanced without feeling so game-specific to be useless in a business setting.” Now Rude GameWare is back with a wireless version called the Fierce 3500 Wireless Gaming Mouse. I will give a quick highlight of features, a summary of whether or
Gamers are a funny group when it comes to controllers, and none are more particular than PC gamers with their mice. I remember years ago buying a BOX of Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 mice … that is 5 mice! That way I had one for any situation or possible computer I would access. The reason? The two side buttons were perfect
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For the third and final installment of my Arctic Products review we will be looking at the M571 Gaming mouse. The past 2 reviews we looked at some gaming headsets, but this time it’s all about control. The K381 is a white and silver full size mouse that offers some great gaming features without breaking the
CES saw the release of the new Sony Ericsson Experia Arc, but tonight we got to see three new Experias: the neo, the pro and the long-awaited PLAY — the Playstation phone. Oh my.
I had a chance to attend the press conference where these were introduced, and a moment to fondle all three.
The Experia neo: The phone I
I’m pretty particular when picking out my PC gaming gear. I have been through a pretty good amount of hardware over the years and keep up my life cycle of gaming gear. Arctic sent us out some gear to check out and review a few weeks ago. I had a chance to check it all out and see how it
As expected, during a 1AM EST press event, Sony unveiled the next generation of its portable gaming systems, called the NGP, or PSP 2 for short. I have attached full press release, but let’s walk through some of the details:
5″ OLED 960 x 554 Screen – also multitouch capable
Multi-touch rear panel
Quad-core A9 Cortex processor
Dual analog sticks
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Turtle Beach is one of the oldest names in computer audio that I can remember. Back when i needed premium audio for Oregon Trail I knew who I could turn to. Now in 2011 if you want to get serious with console gaming audio, then look no further. Turtle Beach announced three new headsets for
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A few years ago OCZ introduced some technology that could potentially change gameplay as we know it with the Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA). With this device you could use facial muscles and electronic signals from your brain to control movement and common keystrokes in games and could potentially free your hands for other functions. I never
I think by now I’ve made it known that I am frothingly anti-piracy, so the new ruling in the UK that bans the R4 Revolution and similar devices thrills me.
The high court set a new precedent by adjusting that it is illegal for the R4 card to circumvent Nintendo’s security systems in order to play content on the DS.
If we believe what Steve Jobs tells us (that argument’s meant for a whole different discussion) the Apple iPhone OS is an built to be one of the best operating systems for gaming. Any look at the sheer abundance of games in the iTunes App Store and you might just have to agree.
Do you do a lot of gaming
The Logitech G27 racing wheel is the follow up to Logitech’s wonderful G25 racing wheel that came out a few years back. It is developed mainly for the hardcore gamers who love to experience every bit of the game, and play it in true sense. It is designed to provide the best racing experience to the PlayStation gaming station usersRead more