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Corsair has rolled out a new case that might be perfect for the PC gamer or enthusiast out there who wants to cram a huge amount of hardware into the chassis. The case is called the Obsidian Series 1000D and it is constructed from four smoked tempered glass panels. The case has RGB lighting on the front and you can see all the fancy hardware inside thanks to the glass panels. One of the most interesting aspects of the giant chassis is that it has enough room inside for a complete E-ATX and Mini-ITX computer system, PSU and all. Two complete PCs would allow you to stream video from one machine and play games on the other at the same time. With space enough for two complete computers inside one... Read more...
Genius announced the new Gila professional gaming mouse to its GX Gaming Series. This professional 12-button MMO/RTS gaming mouse can be customized to fit your needs. You can make on-the-fly dpi changes from 200 to 8200, easily switching among five different previously assigned dpi levels directly from the mouse. Gila features a 1ms response time. The weight of the Gila mouse can also be tailored to your liking by adding up to six of the included 4.5 gram weights. Gila features three LED backlights that can be independently adjusted to display different levels of brightness and colors. You can create up to 72 macros using the Scorpion UI. The macros can be saved to the Gila's onboard memory.... Read more...
Remember Neo Geo? For any gamer in "that" generation, the answer is probably "yes." Tommo Inc. and BLAZE have announced plans to release a Limited Edition Neo Geo handheld -- yes, a handheld -- for worldwide release in Q2 2012. That will follow the 20th anniversary of the Neo Geo AES console, which will feature 20 officially licensed games including retro classics. Things like Metalslug, The King of Fighters and Fatal Fury. Specs wise, there's a 3.5" LCD, A/V output, internal stereo speakers and a headphone jack. There's also an SD card slot, and while there's no price given yet, we suspect old-school gamers will be lined up regardless.... Read more...
NZXT announced a new summer lineup for PC enthusiasts and gamers that includes a high-performance CPU cooler, two new cases, and accessories. The new HAVIK 140 is a high-performance CPU cooler with 6 mm heat pipes and dual standard 140mm fans.  The Avatar S gaming mouse features a DPI switch that adjusts 1600/800/400DPI in-game. This mouse has 16Kb of onboard memory that enables you to save personalized settings. Among NZXT’s performance cooling products, you'll find the FX fan series which churns out between 35.8 and 96.0 CFM with a built in 3 phase fan speed control. You'll also find the Sentry Mesh, a minimalistic fan controller with a mesh façade in this lineup. Last, but... Read more...
We have a distinct love for mechanical keyboards around here, and we're always on the lookout for any new competitors. They aren't nearly as easy to locate as membrane keyboards, but the ones that are available are generally top-notch and built for gamers. But Razer claims that the units already out there simply don't live up to their new pair of mechanical keyboards, and while we would obviously need to test out one to confirm or deny it, there's no question that these two sound fantastic on paper. Debuting this week at the GamesCom event in Germany, the Razer BlackWidow and BlackWidow Ultimate are two of the most fully featured mechanical keyboards that we've seen. Razer claims that most mech... Read more...
EA Mobile is bringing five of its best-selling titles to the Apple iPad. The new games that are designed specifically for the iPad include SCRABBLE, Tetris, Need for Speed SHIFT, Mirror’s Edge, and Command & Conquer Red Alert. In addition to these titles designed specifically for the iPad, users can also access more than 40 EA titles already available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch. EA Announces Five Blockbuster Games for Apple’s iPad SCRABBLE, Tetris, Need for Speed SHIFT, Mirror’s Edge and Command & Conquer Red Alert Designed Specifically for iPad and Available Today on the App Store LOS ANGELES--EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today... Read more...
Some may argue that Steam has a monopoly on the digital distribution of PC games, and while it is obviously the most well-known outlet for acquiring new titles without getting a physical disc, we can't help but say that our experience with the program has been great. There are obviously a lot of others out there feeling the same way, as the service has grown 200% (up to 25 million users) over the past year, with 12 billion player minutes being logged per month and 75 billion Steam client minutes per month.That kind of growth takes a toll on an infrastructure, and Valve is making sure that they are well prepared for the continue influx. As the world continues to spin and more households procure... Read more...
Some may say that the physical disc still has a place in this world for years to come, and they're probably right. But to say that digital downloads aren't taking out a serious chunk of sales would be denying reality. iTunes alone has proven that digital downloads are capable of catching on, as Apple has already taken over Walmart as the world's largest seller of music. That said, music has been tied to downloading for a long, long time. Napster was booming years and years ago, but people haven't had the same kind of opportunity to grow used to downloading games. Of course, Steam has provided avid PC gamers with the ability to download titles to their hard drive, but console gamers haven't enjoyed... Read more...
Tony Hawk: RIDE, a game that made all sorts of waves when it debuted earlier this year at the E3 Expo in California, has finally notched a date with destiny: November 17, 2009. That's the date in which Activision's next must-have Nintendo Wii title will hit stores, and that means you'll be shoving yet another motion-sensing periperal in your closet.This time it'll be the lifelike Tony Hawk skateboard, which will allow owners to "pull off tricks, such as grinds and ollies, by stepping on a motion-sensing controller that resembles a skateboard, without wheels." The entire game is designed to be controlled by the board, with the accessory boasting not one, but two two tilt-sensing accelerometers... Read more...
Sharkoon "Rush" Headset: Versatile stereo-headset for use with analogue audio sourcesSharkoon is expanding its "Rush" product line designed specifically for gamers with a versatile stereo gaming headset. The Sharkoon Rush Headset has a stylish design and high-quality workmanship. In addition to the striking Rush-Logo on top of the headband, stylized silver flames adorn each earpiece -- upholstered for maximum comfort. The Rush Headset connects via a 3.5mm jack to analogue sources such as a PC, notebook, TV or HiFi stereo system. A rotatable microphone on a flexible arm is perfect for gaming as well as VoIP applications and other multimedia and speech programs. High quality audio is ensured through... Read more...
1080p HD Quality from the Super Bowl to the Lecture Hall: ATEN Technology Launches New HDMI Video Splitters and Switches Designed for Home and Business UseIRVINE, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEN Technology, Inc., an innovator of high-quality KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) and remote connectivity products to centrally manage servers, network devices and IT infrastructure, today introduced three new HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) video splitters and switches as part of its expanded line of audio/video products. Designed for the diverse needs of home theatre, corporate, educational, broadcast and commercial environments, these new products provide high definition video quality to multiple... Read more...
ASUS Announces First-Ever Republic of Gamers Convention--The official ASUS/Intel summer gaming event brings BYOC, BYOL, technologyworkshops and product exhibition into one massive gathering --FREMONT, CA (June 10, 2008) - ASUS®, a worldwide leader in Open Architecture Product and notebook design and manufacturing, today officially unveiled its first-ever gaming event in North America. Named after its successful line of gaming-focused products, the Republic of Gamers, the Republic of Gamers Convention (ROGCon) will bring gaming sizzle to Dallas, Texas this July. The ROGCon is the first joint gaming initiative by ASUS and Intel® in North America.The goal of ROGCon is to bring classic... Read more...
 The hype is gearing up for Madden 09. The latest installment of the sports gaming world's biggest franchise won't hit store shelves until August 12, but excitement about the gridiron goliath is bubbling up. If you're a hardcore Madden-ite, you're bound to be interested in the new relative strength rankings of each NFL squad. For true Madden devotees, the QB ratings featured in this year's edition will likely whet your appetite for game action.We were curious about the trajectory of Madden 09's popularity and Google Trends shows the game on an uptick over the last couple of weeks... Madden 09 scored big in searches when Brett Favre was announced as this year's cover boy. We looked at a graph... Read more...
Going on vacation and want to make sure you can exercise in your room with your Wii Fit? Or can't bear to leave your Super Mario Galaxy game behind? Nintendo has announced a partnership with Westin Hotels to make sure you don't have to.Tennis, anyone? Nintendo and Westin Hotels & Resorts announce a partnership today that will allow guests to experience the Wii™ sensation with a special version of the console ideally suited for use in the hotel environment. Westin Hotels is the first hotel company to partner with Nintendo for its Wii console and will feature this specially designed console as part of the brand's WestinWORKOUT program at 10 hotels across the United States.  The special... Read more...
This should be a clear indication of just why China has even opened Internet addiction clinics, shouldn't it?Chinese gamers spent USD 1.7 billion on online games in 2007, up 71 per cent from the prior year, according to market intelligence firm Niko Partners.The firm expects online revenue to reach USD 2.5 billion this year and USD 6 billion by 2012 - a 29 per cent compound annual growth rate for the five-year period."China's spending on games is up thanks to their booming economy," said Lisa Cosmas Hanson, managing partner of Niko Partners.It is interesting that the same report indicated that consoles - which are banned, are still purchased illegally, with Wii, Xbox 360, PS2 and PS3 sales reaching... Read more...
Grand Theft Auto IV has created a frenzy of news stories, including rave reviews and record sales, but the one that has gamers hot under the collar: freezes.Last month, the launch of Rockstar Games' Bully on the Xbox 360 was marred by a bevy of crash bugs and other glitches. With this morning's heavily anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto IV for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Rockstar finds itself dealing with still more troubleshooting trouble, as online forums are buzzing with reports of crashes.Reports are that the 60GB PS3 is most likely to see this issue.  Rockstar's only workaround for now, deleting the game data and reinstalling, also isn't working for all.  More to come.... Read more...
We do?  And we always thought it was all about winning - which usually means not dying.I can't even count the number of ways I've died. Like most gamers, I've been slaughtered by AK-47-wielding terrorists, poisoned by eldritch spiders and blown up with alien frag grenades. I've also been impaled on medieval swords, ripped limb from limb by dinosaurs and impassively stomped by 20-story-tall, walking war machines that barely noticed my existence.Yet here's the thing: It's possible that these deaths have been among my most enjoyable game experiences.This is the fascinating argument of a new paper by Niklas Ravaja, a scientist who has done pioneering research into the emotions of gamers as they... Read more...
This announcement has the makings of a future scandal written all over it.  First it was BALCO.  Then Marion Jones had to give up her gold medals for doping.  And now Barry Bonds is under federal indictment for allegedy using HGH.  Next up, Johnaton "Fatal1ty" Wendel is locked up for cheating for using FpsBrain... The First Neural Accelerator for Computer Gamers FpsBrain supports the mental performance of players No matter if you talk about track and field, cycling or swimming - if there is money involved in athletics, performance improvement is an important matter. Electronic sports is becoming more and more professional. The most evolved e-sports industry in South Korea... Read more...
HP’s New Year promo to help gamers pwn opponents in ’08HP has announced a new promotion for gamers looking to kick more virtual butt in the New Year. This cool config comes at the hot price of just $2,399 and includes the award winning, liquid-cooled HP Blackbird 002 and a ton of other upgrades. The system will begin shipping in January and is available for order immediately at www.hp.com/blackbird. (Check out our Blackbird review)Rahul Sood, CTO of HP Gaming, and his team are proud to be able to offer such a great product for gamers looking to make the best of the New Year. “We love building liquid-cooled systems because they're not only the quietest, they deliver the best overall performance.... Read more...
Revolutionizing the Way Games Are Meant To Be Played Taipei, Taiwan, 31st August 2007) Shuttle Inc. – leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) computers and accessories today announced the launch of its top gamers’ platform XPC Prima series – the Shuttle XPC Prima SP35P2 Pro platform for extreme gamers. The Shuttle XPC Prima series SP35P2 Pro supports the latest Intel® multi-core processors up to 1333MHz FSB, accommodating up to 8GB of DDR2-800 memory in a pair of dual-channel mode, over clock-able to 1066MHz. With Intel® P35 Express Chipset’s optimized system memory capabilities and chipset over-speed removed attain maximized over-clocking... Read more...
We’re not necessarily talking about gamers who need to eat more Subway sandwiches here, but rather people who are gaming fanatics.  Enough to dedicate large blocks of time and money to thier hobby.  So who are they and what are their defining characteristics?  A recent survey says that the so-called “Heavy Gamers” make up about 2% of all gamers: “The 2 percent Heavy Gamer crowd comes from about 191 million total gamers, representing just 3.8 million individuals, and yet their wallets pack quite a punch. Heavy Gamers purchased the most titles (13.1 in the past three months), while Avid Console Gamers purchased 1.9 titles, and Mass Market Gamers purchased 2.0 titles. Unsurprisingly, Heavy Gamers... Read more...
A new study shows the effects of gaming on reading and study time amongst students 10-19 years old.  Not surprisingly these students shaved a little time off their studying and reading time to get in a few extra minutes with their favorite games.  Surprisingly they didn't often sacrifice much time with their families. for gamesHow much time to reading/study time are they missing out on?  Well boy gamers in the survey are said to have spent 30% less time reading while the girls who played games (They DO exist!) spent 34% less time doing their homework. “Cummings and Elizabeth Vandewater at the University of Texas at Austin wanted to see how these games affect academic pursuits and social relationships.They... Read more...
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