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Nyko

Go harder for longer with Nyko's Power Pak for PlayStation 4


Double the pleasure, double the fun
Jul 17
Gaming accessory manufacturer Nyko Technologies has announced the Power Pak for PlayStation 4. The device is a snap-on rechargeable battery pack that's rated at 1000 mAh. The lithium ion battery connects through the controlle... read
Xbox One

Buy this camo Xbox One controller and risk never finding it again


Same goes for the headset
Jul 16
As the Xbox One is relatively new in the grand scheme of its estimated lifespan, we haven't gotten a chance to see many special edition controllers come out yet. This Titanfall one was significant as it marked an importa... read
Mario

Put up an entire level of Mario on your walls with these decals


Nintendo Power-Ups are pretty slick-looking
Jul 14
If you find yourself in need of some new Mario decor for your place, why not check out this line of Nintendo Power-Ups by Blik? Ranging from Mario to Bowser, each decal is printed on-demand and allow you to move them from pla... read
Kirby

Couldn't you just inhale these Kirby 3DS accessories?


I could!
Jul 10
It's about time we saw some more Kirby 3DS XL accessories, and these are far too cute to pass up. I thought I was going to have some difficulty passing up that Kirby keychain puzzle, but now I'm practically throwing money at ... read
PS4/ PS TV gallery

Here are some fancy product shots of the white PS4 and PS Vita TV


Big ol' gallery
Jun 11
I went to snap images of the new PS4, PS TV, and all of the new controllers and accessories, but the floors was crowded and dark (and stinky), and the goods were behind an ultra-reflective glass case.  Frustrated, I came... read

Mad Catz new Ultra Street Fighter IV stick has a PS3/PS4 toggle


PlayStation 4 release coming?
Jun 05
Ultra Street Fighter IV is now out, which means a brand new fight stick was also released by Mad Catz. Well in Japan at least. Interestingly, the PlayStation 3 version has a PlayStation 4 toggle, so you can use the stick on S... read

Asus reveals their ROG GR8 Steam Machine and other accessories


One might say its pretty gr8
Jun 04
Like many before them, Asus has taken a stab at making their own Steam Machine, and from the spec end, it seems they've hit a pretty good mark. Boasting an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti graphics card, Intel Core i7 processor, and ... read

Razer's new iPhone gamepad actually looks good


The app will find controller compatible games for you
Jun 03
Razer's latest is the Junglecat, an iPhone 5/5s specific gaming controller. It features a full d-pad, four face buttons, and two bumpers. Unlike some of the competition, you'll be able to hide the controller by simply sliding... read

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

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
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 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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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
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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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






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