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One of the coolest things that gamers saw during CES 2018 was the original Xbox controller, known as "Duke", in the Hyperkin booth. The giant controller is making a comeback and you will be able to buy one at the end of March to scratch that retro gaming itch in your geek hands. Hyperkin says that the controller will sell for $69.99, which is more expensive than most Xbox controllers. The giant Duke controller was replaced early in the Xbox lifecycle with the Xbox S controller during the first generation of the original Xbox. Word is that while the Hyperkin controller looks like the original Duke... Read more...
There's no end to the marching at CES 2018, but sore legs and stiff backs are a small price to pay to see innovation like the guys at Origin PC have on tap. We kicked off our tour of their suite with their newly redesigned MILLENIUM PC. The MILLENIUM's chassis features beautiful tempered glass panels on both sides, that swing open with ease thanks to a magnetic release - that's right, no fumbling with thumb screws here. The front panel is constructed from the same milled aluminum that comprises the rest of the chassis which is to say it feels great and durable. Origin Millenium Desktop PC Origin... Read more...
One of our favorite boutique system builders, MAINGEAR, used CES 2018 as the launching pad for its brand-new F131 Gaming Desktop with exclusive APEX Cooling. The stunning MAINGEAR F131 features an in-house designed chassis, built with premium materials, including a steel core and Japanese brushed aluminum exterior with tinted, tempered glass side panels and customizable RGB interior and logo lighting. Take a look... The MAINGEAR F131 chassis leverages the mATX form factor, which helps slim things down a bit, and results in a measurably smaller footprint than a typical, custom-built gaming rig.... Read more...
Back when Super Mario Odyssey was originally announced, the game wasn't expected to get any DLC to bring new features and gameplay modes. As it turns out that wasn't exactly true; Nintendo Direct announced this morning that DLC would be rolling for the game at no additional cost. The DLC doesn't involve a new world before you get too excited. The new content includes some new outfits and a new gamely mode. The new mode is called Balloon World and it will feature asynchronous online multiplayer gameplay. The new mode is only available to players who have finished the main story of the game.... Read more...
Sony ended the year with a bang in regards to its PlayStation 4 console, tacking on 5.9 million unit sales during the holiday season. That strong finish propelled the PS4's lifetime sales total to a whopping 73.6 million units globally. Overall, it was one heck of a month for Sony, which just weeks before had topped 70 million in cumulative PS4 sales, more than doubling Microsoft's Xbox One lifetime shipments. Both game consoles were launched just over four years ago in November 2013 and have seen revisions since then, such as the Xbox One S and Xbox One X for Microsoft, and the PlayStation 4 Slim... Read more...
Just announced at this year’s CES 2018, a familiar name in the boutique PC scene, MAINGEAR, unleashed its drool-worthy new F131 Gaming Desktop with exclusive APEX Cooling. For many of us, a boutique PC will always be that out-reach supermodel or European supercar that is justifiably so far out of our league. Yet neither of those more luxurious commitments can handle The Witcher 3 on maxed settings while basking in rich 4K glory. For that, you will need something like MAINGEAR’s F131 Gaming desktop, built specifically for the most discerning gamer. For this one, the company has... Read more...
Rejoice PC gamers, as reported earlier, Acer and HP have partnered with NVIDIA to produce NVIDIA Big Format Displays (BFGD). But they are not alone. This is a full initiative from team green that will initially include a trio of partners, the third of which is ASUS. NVIDIA has just taken the kimono off a potential game-changer at the start of this week’s CES 2018. In partnership with ACER, HP and ASUS, the company has announced their Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGD) -- 65-inch monsters that seem to tick every single checkbox a gamer could want with their laundry list of premium features.... Read more...
Acer has been unveiling some cool gear at CES 2018, and the latest is a massive monitor designed specifically for gamers. It's a massive display that measures 65-inches and has NVIDIA G-Sync technology integrated in conjunction with NVIDIA's new Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) initiative. The display also has NVIDIA SHIELD hardware built-in for streaming movies and TV shows in 4K HDR resolution. The 4K resolution monitor has ultra-low latency and a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth playback no matter how fast the action on screen. Acer integrates a full array backlight with 1,000 nits peak luminance... Read more...
A once popular gaming hardware brand is rising from the ashes after closing up shop last year. We are talking about Mad Catz, which before its surprise departure from the market had been focusing on gaming peripherals for nearly three decades. Now it is back, under new management with "new ideas," a "new attitude," and a new range of "high quality gaming products" that it will showcase at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. "Known for their award-winning range of R.A.T. gaming mice, arcade FightSticks, gaming headsets and much more besides, the new Mad Catz will focus first... Read more...
For a long while, it was incredibly difficult to find a Nintendo Switch in stock. The game console was flying off store shelves quicker than retailers could stock them, and there are cries of an artificial shortage on Nintendo's part as a ploy to drum up demand. I've been skeptical of that theory from the outset because the of the numbers, the latest of which pegs the Switch as the fastest selling home videogame system in U.S. history. Since launching 10 months on March 3, 2017, Nintendo has sold more than 4.8 million Switch units in the U.S. alone, according to the company's internal record keeping.... Read more...
Ask a bunch of gamers to make a list of the most enduring video games on all time, and most lists would have Super Mario 64 on it. Many have been playing this game for years and there is a certain familiarity with the 3rd person viewpoint. An enterprising geek with time on his hands named Kaze Emanuar has taken that familiar game and turned it into a first-person title. The result is a bit terrifying and completely changes the dynamic of the game. Looking through Mario’s eyes makes the game much creepier. The mod is called “First Person Mario 64” and features a camera view that... Read more...
Bluehole struck gold with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the massively popular survival shooter that recently made gaming history by notching more than 3 million concurrent players on Steam. The game has been such a raging success that the developers were spun off into their own company, PUBG Corp, led by CEO Chang-han Kim. While it be tempting to just ride out PUBG's success by focusing on its current course, Kim has bigger plans—he wants to see PUBG launched on every platform. That most notably includes the PlayStation 4, where PUBG has not yet manifested. It could also include the Nintendo... Read more...
It is customary to reflect on the past, even if just for a brief moment, when a new year rolls around. So it goes with Valve, which has compiled a series of lists highlighting the best selling games of 2017 on Steam. They include the top selling games in terms of revenue, top selling new releases, best selling VR titles, top Early Access graduates, and the top played games, the latter of which is measured by the highest peak of simultaneous players. Unfortunately Valve did not go into granular detail, so instead of ranking the best selling games from top to bottom with a gross revenue figure attached,... Read more...
The PS4 is doing very well for Sony even though the standard console is a bit long in the tooth at this point. The console continues to sell robustly and analyst Lewis Ward, a researcher with IDC, says that the console will probably hit 100 million units sold in 2019. That would mean between 2018 and 2019, the console would need to sell another 30 million units. PS4 sales of an additional 30 million sounds quite reasonable. As of early December 2017, the PS4 has moved 70 million units since its global launch in late 2013. The new PS4 Pro is certainly going to be instrumental in helping to... Read more...
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