Items tagged with gamepad

Archos was a fairly large purveyor of low-cost MP3 players and tablets, but of late, we haven't really heard much from the company. Now, however, the GamePad is making its U.S. arrival, and it may satisfy those who have been waiting for things like the WikiPad to come to fruition. The GamePad runs on Android 4.1, so it's capable of running the myriad games stocked on the Android store. It's got a 7" (1024x600) display, a 0.3"-thick frame, a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, Mali-400 MP GPU and a bargain price -- just $189 on the top end. Given that it runs Android, you can also use it to do more than just... Read more...
Archos on Thursday announced the retail availability of its new GamePad device, or the "first true Android games console," as the company pitches it. The Android-powered GamePad is a new type of tablet that combines physical gaming button controls and Archos' patented mapping tool with a full Android tablet experience built around Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). It features full access to Google Play and Google Mobile Services. It's also only available in Europe for the time being, where it's selling for 149.99€, or $194.75 in U.S. currency. Speaking of which, Archos says the GamePad is destined... Read more...
Valve just keeps adding features and value to its Steam gaming (and now, software) platform, and the latest is a doozy. The company announced the launch of Big Picture, which allows users to game on the living room TV with their Steam accounts. The actual connection is quite simple--you can hook up a PC or Mac to your TV with an HDMI cable--but Valve built Big Picture with lots of juicy features. The premier feature is that Big Picture is designed first and foremost with game controllers in mind. Although you can use a keyboard and mouse with Big Picture, everything about it is optimized for gamepad... Read more...
French electronics maker Archos announced a new portable game console that will be available well ahead of the holidays. The Android-based Archos GamePad has physical game controls that are designed to work with all of your Android games. The key here is the GamePad’s compatibility with past, present, and future games, regardless of whether they're designed for physical controls. Archos says it has a patented technology for automatically mapping virtual controls to its physical controls. Identical sets of game buttons and analog sticks flank the GamePad’s 7-inch screen. “Thanks... Read more...
Need a new gamepad? This one might take a while to wrap your head around. SteelSeries, a well-known peripheral maker that some gamers swear by, has just teamed up with Ignite Game Technologies in order to introduce the Simraceway SRW-S1 Steering Wheel, an affordable, high-performance PC controller that aims to open up a whole new racing world to players frustrated by the limitations of joypads. A handheld hybrid racing controller that combines the features and functions of a high-end wheel with the portability and convenience of a joypad, the SRW-S1 includes a motion-sensor for steering and a patent-pending... Read more...
We know lots of gamers who use analog controllers to play their favorite FPS PC games. Saitek has developed a dual analog controller dubbed the P990, and this device sports some nice features like four quick-fire shoulder triggers, 8-way directional pad, and six thumb buttons.Are you bored of that mouse and keyboard? Want to make your games more challenging or different? Do you like the feel of your console system controllers? Then come in and check out Saitek's P990 Dual Analog Gaming Pad for the PC! ... Read more...
We've had some big game releases this month, and today's release is... F.E.A.R.! From what I've heard, the game will take about 10 hours to get through(which I personally find disappointing), however it's supposed to be one incredible ride. In what seems to be becoming a popular trend, a patch has already been released for the game, less than a week(or day) after it's release. If you own the game, grab the patch, and if your still undecided on Monolith's new shooter, check back here tonight for some reviews. Enjoy the news! First stage of HTPC project proves tricky @ The Tech Report "This... Read more...
Hey everyone :) The mailbox isn't exactly overflowing with news, but we've got enough for a decent post. Well I'm off to gut some old machines for spare parts, so goodnight all! Dean Of Stanford Engineering School Elected To Intel's Board Of Directors SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that James D. Plummer, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, has been elected to Intel's board of directors. With Plummer's election, the Intel board now consists of nine independent directors and two directors who are executive officers of Intel (CEO Paul Otellini and Chairman... Read more...