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iControlPad 2 gets funded, adds QWERTY keypad and smartphone mount

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Product 3 LLC, the company behind the original iControlPad, has successfully funded a successor: folks, meet the iControlPad 2. While there isn't much to its name, the sequel boasts a handy QWERTY keypad along with an optional swivel-mount that you can attach to any smartphone. It works over either...
iControlPad 2 gets funded, adds QWERTY keypad and smartphone mount

Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii disc changer shown at E3, creators say next-gen version planned

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Physical media might lend itself well to the used games market (well, usually), but it does have a distinct disadvantage over digital purchases: you still have to get up and change that disc. It's a minor annoyance, but apparently enough of one to spark the creation of the Exeo...
Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii disc changer shown at E3, creators say next-gen version planned

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti review roundup: impressive performance for around $300

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No one's saying that $300 is "cheap," but compared to the GTX 670 and GTX 680 before it, the newly announced GeForce GTX 660 Ti is definitely in a more attainable category. The usual suspects have hashed out their reviews today, with the general consensus being one of satisfaction....
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti review roundup: impressive performance for around $300

Hands-on with the smaller, less expensive 7-inch Wikipad (video)

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When the Wikipad went from 10.1-inches to just 7-inches earlier this year, subsequently cutting its price in half alongside the size reduction, the gaming-centric Android tablet went from riskily priced potential failure to affordable item of interest in one swift move. $500 for a 10.1-inch tablet with a proprietary...
Hands-on with the smaller, less expensive 7-inch Wikipad (video)
Good Deal: 50 percent off Razer gaming peripherals and 10 percent off the Blade
Nyko unveils Charge Station U, Pro Commander Wii U peripherals at CES 2013

Oculus Rift could work on current and next-gen consoles

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Think virtual reality is the exclusive playground of the PC gaming elite? It doesn't have to be. Oculus VR's Nate Mitchell says it's a matter of development support and interest. "Basically, the bar for a great VR experience is roughly 60 frames a second with stereoscopic 3D support in...
Oculus Rift could work on current and next-gen consoles

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

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Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless motion...
Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

SteelSeries’ Sensei [RAW] gaming mouse: Sensei goodness without the high price tag

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I’m a pretty big fan of SteelSeries gaming peripherals, including the company’s award-winning Sensei mouse. It’s a metal-clad gaming mouse with 5 unique profiles that the user can assign and change at will. But at CEBIT today SteelSeries has taken a different turn by providing 2 new models of the...
SteelSeries’ Sensei [RAW] gaming mouse: Sensei goodness without the high price tag

Turtle Beach Ear Force NLa and N11 stereo Wii U headsets hands-on (video)

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Nintendo may be MIA at TGS this year (as usual), but that hasn't stopped Turtle Beach -- it brought a pair of Wii U headsets to the show anyway. We dropped by the outfit's booth to take a peek, finding seemingly empty boxes in lieu of product. Turns out...
Turtle Beach Ear Force NLa and N11 stereo Wii U headsets hands-on (video)

Leap Motion and Double Fine team on Dropchord, give air guitar skills an outlet

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Emerging technology often needs a halo app to lure us in. For the upcoming Leap Motion controller, that app could come through the unusual (if welcome) channel of Double Fine's Dropchord. The game's exact mechanics are a mystery, but the music focus and exclusively gesture-based input should finally reward...
Leap Motion and Double Fine team on Dropchord, give air guitar skills an outlet

Razer's ambidextrous Ouroboros mouse now shipping, ready to placate left-handed gamers

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Had your eye on Razer's symmetrical gaming mouse? Peek at your email -- the firm's online storefront is quietly tipping customers that the Ouroboros is now shipping. Much like that other transforming rodent, the Ouroboros can change its shape by extending its palm rest or swapping out select components...
Razer's ambidextrous Ouroboros mouse now shipping, ready to placate left-handed gamers

Tritton Warhead 7.1 two-way headset for Xbox 360 now shipping

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Companies are no strangers to superlatives where new kit is concerned and Mad Catz is definitely no exception. With the release of its newest flagship, the Tritton Warhead 7.1, the outfit's claiming a novelty in the Xbox 360 space, labeling these cans as the "first... to deliver two-way communication"...
Tritton Warhead 7.1 two-way headset for Xbox 360 now shipping

Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)

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Yeah. We know. There are pretty much as many ways to play Angry Birds, as there are people who play it. That's a lot. However, the Super Angry Birds controller you see above speaks to us. Why? Because it's not just a sling shot, or a fudged use of...
Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)

Microsoft's new Kinect is official: larger field of view, HD camera, wake with voice

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Microsoft's introducing a new Kinect motion-sensing camera to go alongside its new Xbox One game console. The camera peripheral is getting some major improvements in its second iteration, and it's expected to ship with every new console at launch. One of the most impressive features is the ability to...
Microsoft's new Kinect is official: larger field of view, HD camera, wake with voice

AMD announces $4k FirePro W9000 GPU, entry-level FirePro A300 APU for CAD and graphics pros

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After a brief tease earlier this summer, AMD just announced pricing and availability for its new market-leading FirePro W9000 graphics processing unit -- the $3,999 GPU is available now through AMD resellers, and is compatible with Supermicro SuperWorkstations. Joining that "world's most powerful" rig are the W8000, W7000 and...
AMD announces $4k FirePro W9000 GPU, entry-level FirePro A300 APU for CAD and graphics pros

Gamescom 2012 wrap-up

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Cologne, city of cathedrals, chocolate museums and -- at least for the last week -- a little bit of cosplay. While Gamescom largely concentrated on the latest titles coming in the next year, there was still plenty to see for gadget obsessives -- especially when it came to PC...
Gamescom 2012 wrap-up

Mad Catz R.A.T. mice get three new paint schemes just in time for the holidays

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Ever since Batman popularized the matte finish with his snazzy Batsuit, product designers have gone Bat-crazy over the finish choice. Today, Mad Catz pushes back on that new normal, re-introducing its R.A.T. line of gaming mice in three new, glossy colors: white, red, and (yes, another) black. That includes...
Mad Catz R.A.T. mice get three new paint schemes just in time for the holidays

Mad Catz Tritton Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset now shipping for $200

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If you spend more money on gaming than you do groceries each month, allow us to give you another reason to stock up on cases of ramen noodles: Mad Catz' Tritton Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset is now shipping. Priced at $200, the Tritton Pro+ is compatible with...
Mad Catz Tritton Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset now shipping for $200

Sony 'Protoypte-SR' spotted at TGS 2012: the HMZ-T2 tacks on a camera, plays with user perception (video)

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Remember the Sony HMZ-T2 3D head-mounted display that we tried on back at IFA? Well, it's being prominently featured here at TGS, too. Tucked away at a smaller, much more modest booth around the corner, however, is something a smidge more interesting. Kept behind glass and a safe distance...
Sony 'Protoypte-SR' spotted at TGS 2012: the HMZ-T2 tacks on a camera, plays with user perception (video)

BMW and Thermaltake's Level 10 M gaming mouse is real, costs $100

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Thermaltake and BMW DesignworksUSA's Level 10 M gaming mouse has made the transition from concept to reality. Unlike its teasing appearance in January, the unit now has some real-world specifications, including five programmable keys and a Z-key that'll change your gaming profile on the fly. The optical unit's DPI...
BMW and Thermaltake's Level 10 M gaming mouse is real, costs $100

Disney Infinity challenges Skylanders for toy-based game crown, launches in June

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Disney's got a huge stable of iconic characters already immortalized in plastic, but the company's looking to virtualize its lineup with today's announcement of crossplatform game / toy experience Disney Infinity. Like Activision megalith Skylanders, Disney Infinity pairs actual plastic figurines (enabled with NFC or something similar) with game...
Disney Infinity challenges Skylanders for toy-based game crown, launches in June

ZAGG intros a pair of Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad, three pairs of gaming headphones

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Sometimes at trade shows we see funky-looking Windows 8 devices, other times we see bags filled with a morphing rainbow colors and sometimes we see things whose importance falls somewhere in the middle. That's the situation ZAGG finds itself in this week, as it tries to win attention at...
ZAGG intros a pair of Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad, three pairs of gaming headphones

Modder conjoins two N64 controllers for dual-analog play in Star Wars Ep. 1 Racer, Goldeneye

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We've seen a fair share of controller mods over the years, but a dual-analog Nintendo 64 pad intended for Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer? That's certainly a simpler concept that can apparently turn out to be quite intriguing -- and functional. As the story goes, a friend of a...
Modder conjoins two N64 controllers for dual-analog play in Star Wars Ep. 1 Racer, Goldeneye

Is frustration an essential part of game design?

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If a game makes you throw the controller across the room in anger and disgust, is it good or bad?I've probably told you this story before, but a couple of weeks ago I almost destroyed my copy of DmC, Ninja Theory's reboot of the Devil May Cry series. I was...
Is frustration an essential part of game design?

Razer Blade review: gaming and only gaming

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Razer is best known for its line of gaming peripherals, particularly mice and keyboards. Taken in that context, Razer's elegant-looking laptop, with its quirky keyboard layout and 17-inch display, can be thought of as the ultimate gaming peripheral. As a general purpose or desktop replacement laptop for everyday computing...
Razer Blade review: gaming and only gaming

Valve's Team Fortress 2 is Oculus Rift's first game, free 'VR Mode' update coming soon

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We've known for some time now that Valve was working on virtual reality support for its perpetually updated free-to-play shooter, Team Fortress 2. The company's even giving a duo of talks at the upcoming Game Developer's Conference on the difficulties of game development for virtual reality. What we didn't...
Valve's Team Fortress 2 is Oculus Rift's first game, free 'VR Mode' update coming soon

Razer Naga Hex gets League of Legends-flavored edition, available now for $90

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You may remember Razer's Naga Hex mouse from last year, when it was introduced as a derivative of Razer's Naga MMO mouse, albeit with fewer buttons. You see, the "Hex" part of the name refers to the six buttons embedded along the left side of the mouse, intended for...
Razer Naga Hex gets League of Legends-flavored edition, available now for $90

CES 2013: Gaming roundup

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Ultra High Definition TV and -- surprisingly -- gaming took the spotlight at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Who'da thunk it? Certainly not me, Engadget's resident gaming dude. But here we are, with NVIDIA's first game console, Razer's modular PC rig, Valve's Steambox prototypes and Xi3's first example of...
CES 2013: Gaming roundup

Logitech to unload Harmony line after 'disappointing' quarter

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Electronics company blames continued weakness in the global PC market for strategy shift away from remote controls, speaker docks, and console gaming peripherals. [Read more]...
Logitech to unload Harmony line after 'disappointing' quarter
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