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3DS Cyber Save Bank lets you backup saves from game card


With elves!
Jun 02
Your 3DS cart games saves can be moved to your PC with this Japanese device from Cyber Gadget, called Cyber Save Bank. It's a USB device that lets you plop in your 3DS games to pull their save data as a file. I need this for ... read
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Wii U getting a GameCube-inspired fighting controller


Just in time for Super Smash Bros!
May 21
[Update: Note original image was for PDP's Wii aftermarket controller, not their upcoming design.] The Wii U doesn't really have a good controller for fighting games, so enter PDP with their Wired Fight Pad as they're calling... read
Klipsch KG-200 photo
BOOM BOOM BOOM
Many of the very same Klipsch gaming headphones we spotted at CES earlier this year are now here in our office, with the Klipsch KG-200 set being the latest to get our review treatment.  While Klipsch has always been a b... read feature

USB DAC review photo
USB DAC can make your games sound better
Before I tell you why you need this DAC or any other, let me tell you what it actually is.  Think of a Digital to Analog Converter as an external upgrade for the circuitry of your audio device's innards. Every modern aud... read feature

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate photo
2014 version
asdf;lkjas;dlfkj;aslkjdf;lakjsdf;lkj Home key attack! It feels so good to type on super responsive keys, especially for someone that spends 6-8 hours a day typing on those chicklet-style laptop keyboards. Razer's new BlackWid... read feature

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New Wii Remote Plus controller styled like Peach


Pretty in Pink
Apr 15
Nintendo did a nice job with their new Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus controller. It's Peach pink and has some colored accents to make you think of Mushroom Kingdom's royalty. It sort of makes a set with the Mario and Luigi W... read
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Indie controller exhibit

The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit


ROFLPILLAR
Mar 20
A new alternative controller exhibit made its debut at GDC this year. Amazing selections from 14 independent teams were shown at ALT.CTRL.GDC on the GDC show floor yesterday, and every one of them had my imagination running. ... read
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Myo is a hands-free alternative for the Oculus Rift


Uses your muscles to determine your motions
Mar 15
The Oculus Rift is a great piece of equipment, and up until now you needed to use motion--based controllers to simulate your own arms in some Rift games. Myo looks to take things one step further by freeing up your hands, th... read
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PlayStation 4 price increased in Canada


Along with the camera and controller too
Mar 14
Sony has confirmed to the Toronto Sun that the prices of the PlayStation 4 will be going up effective March 15. The consoles were $399.99, but will be $449.99 going forward. The camera and Dual Shock 4 controller will also se... read
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Google buys Android controller company Green Throttle Games


The mobile gaming arms race continues
Mar 12
Green Throttle Games was part of the whole Android-based gaming arms race alongside Ouya, GameStick, and others. What made GTG unique was their Atlas controller, which paired with the company's Arena software, allowed for mul... read
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Xbox One stereo headset and adapter coming in March


Use any headset you already own
Feb 11
Microsoft is releasing a stereo headset adapter for the Xbox One in March. The adapter is $24.99, and will let you plug in any headset with a 3.5mm audio jack or the Xbox 360's headset with 2.5mm chat cable. It'll also offer ... read
Polk N1 soundbar photo
With Forza and Halo sound modes
I don't have the best history with sound bars. I had this bigger JBL one that sounded nice, but it stopped working. Kaput. I tried to replace it with one of Sony's budget models, but that one sounded so bad that I laughed at ... read feature

Wireless HDMI? photo
Wireless HD video
Connecting your PC (or game console) to your television isn't necessarily difficult, but the cabling can be a bit of a hassle. The HDMI outputs on better laptops and most GPUs make it easier by sending both video and audio ov... read feature

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Gaming headphones

Premium audio brands get into gaming headsets at CES


Several new sets debut at CES
Jan 10
The business of gaming audio is growing so fast that the makers of many premium audio product brands are throwing their hats into the ring. Several new gaming headsets debuted at CES 2014, with entries from top names like Aud... read
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This gaming subwoofer is the bomb


Energy XStream M-21 speaker system
Jan 09
This is the bomb, son! No, really. You are looking at the subwoofer of the Energy XStream M-21 speaker system. That bass be blowin' up, son! This is a 2.1 speaker system designed for gaming, with both the speakers and sub lo... read
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The best PC desktop speakers we found at CES 2014


Can I borrow some money?
Jan 09
PC desktop speakers usually suck. Most of the ones you see in electronics stores center around a particle board subwoofer and satellite speakers that remind me (and sometimes sound like) the cups with string tied to them that... read
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Eyes-on with Gunnar's Intercept Color collection


Deal with it
Jan 09
Hey, who is that cool-looking mothertrucker over there in the blue-framed glasses? Oh, that's me in a mirror, wearing Gunnar's new Intercept Color Collection gaming eyewear.  I went eyes-on at with these at CES this week... read
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Seconded: Another thumbs up for SteelSeries' H Wireless


Loooong-range
Jan 09
I know that we brought you a full review of the SteelSeries H Wireless headset a few days back, but after trying them out at CES today I wanted to say a bit more about them. Chris did a fine job, but I liked these so much tha... read
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Nyko shows off their first nex-gen accessories


Double your DualShock4 battery life
Jan 08
We met with Nyko today at CES to get a look at their first accessories for next-gen consoles.  The PS4 gets an Intercooler this spring, with the price set at around $25. Just like Nyko's PS3 version, the PS4 Intercooler ... read
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HipShotDot puts a red dot right on your screen


Never lose sight of your... sight
Jan 07
I thought something was wrong with a television I came across at CES tonight. There was a big red dot right in the center of a screen, like a really bright bad pixel. At second glance I noticed that a game of Call of Duty Gho... read
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Getting used to it
Valve had plenty of Steam controllers for press to try following their press conference tonight at CES. I gave it a spin with several games, with varying success. I also played around with the UI a bit. Read on for my first impressions.  read feature

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EyeX lets you interact with games just by using your eyes


New eye-tracking peripheral coming mid-2014
Jan 04
SteelSeries has partnered with Tobii Technology to create an eye-tracking peripheral set to come out mid-2014. The device will let gamers use their eyes to control certain aspects of games. The eye-tracking is used in conjun... read
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Wikipad to produce Gamevice mobile gaming controller


Detachable accessory designed to fit wide range of tablets
Jan 03
The manufacturers of the Wikipad gaming tablet have announced plans to release a controller accessory compatible with other brands of mobile devices, Gamevice. The controller, which can expand or contract to fit various table... read
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See a bunch of games get played with the Steam controller


The future of gaming!
Dec 25
Wet with anticipation for Valve's Steam Machine? While you're wishing for Santa Gabe to gift you the machine of the future you can witness YouTube user Trial By Game demonstrate a bunch of games played with the Steam Machine... read
Custom One Pro photo
Our favorite headset yet
If you read this site regularly you'll know that I've reviewed a lot of headsets. A lot of gaming headsets, I should say. I'm not out to dump on any of them, but I want to start this review by saying that these Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro headphones sound better than any of the phones I've reviewed for this site. Flat out. No question.  read feature

Razer Kraken phones photo
Fancypants
Niiiiice. That's what you'd expect to say trying out a premium set of audiophile-quality headphones, especially when they're priced at $299.00. Razer's Kraken Forged Edition music and gaming headphones are certainly nice in both form and function.  But are they $299 nice? Do they have a look and sound so good that you'd be okay eating ramen for the next month? read feature

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ExtremeCap U3 captures uncompressed 1080p at 60fps


Fancypants
Dec 04
Do you need a badass capture box? AVerMedia's ExtremeCap U3 looks to fit the bill with its uncompressed 1080p 60fps video capture. They sent over info on their new USB 3.0 box that lets you not only capture, but also stream a... read
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Xbox One optical output only delivers stereo at launch


Software update will add Dolby surround later
Nov 22
This all started with a good find by the folks at Kotaku in their Xbox One review. They found that the optical digital output port of the Xbox One was only passing stereo signals. This led to a  NeoGAF thread, ... read
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Taiko Drum Master

This bluetooth Taiko: Drum Master drum is adorable


Huddle around your iPad or iPhone!
Nov 14
I have Taiko: Drum Master on PS2, but no drum, so I only get to play when I head down to Japantown and use the wonderfully giant arcade cabinet. Apparently, Japan even gets the series on its phones and tablets, hence this tin... read
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Kinect

Privacy Cover for Xbox One covers Kinect's camera


Proving once more where there's a need, there's a product
Nov 13
Are you among one those who harbor deep reservations about what the Kinect camera will be capturing in your living room? Afraid that Microsoft will gather tons of personal data and sell it to the highest bidder? And would usi... read
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Moga releases new controllers for Android phones, tablets


Perfect for your emulators!
Nov 05
Just in time for the holiday is the perfect new controller for all of you Android users that just play Super Nintendo games on your emulators. What? Don't look at me like that. You know it's true. The full-sized Moga Pro Powe... read
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Japan gets new translucent PS3 controllers


Yep, PS3
Nov 01
Hey, the PS4 is almost out, so how about some new PS3 controllers? Yay? Yes? No? When you consider backwards compatibility and the upcoming PS Vita TV, PS3 controllers are still relevant. Sony says that a new "Crystal" translucent DualShock 3 controller will come to Japan on December 19th, priced at 5,500 yen. This is a limited release product, they say.   read






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