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12:30 PM on 07.17.2014

CES expands to Asia with a new tradeshow in Shanghai

The Consumer Electronic Show is one of my favorite events. It was Destructoid's very first trade show, and we've been back every year we've been in business. While not necessarily a videogame trade show, it still brings us bi...

Dale North


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10:15 AM on 04.17.2014

4K TVs that feature PlayStation Now coming this June

Gaikai-based PS3 game streaming service PlayStation Now was just revealed at this year's CES, and now it's making its way into the first television sets. If you've been shopping for a new TV, here are the details on which Son...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 01.14.2014

Oculus Rift has some competition: meet GameFace

Back in 2012 we first heard about the vision of Oculus Rift: to make virtual reality a relevant conversation again by bringing the technology up to today's standards, with low-latency head tracking for optimal immersion. Sinc...

Darren Nakamura



ViviTouch: The future of feedback photo
ViviTouch: The future of feedback
by Dale North

You know how controller rumble works right now, don't you? In most controllers you'll find a couple of motors that spin weights. These spin up when you're supposed to feel the rumble effect, and then begin spinning down when the effect is supposed to stop. The result: you hands shake. While vibration technology has advanced over the years, we're still basically getting the same kind of feedback -- a general controller shaking.

What if there were a way to localize feedback to a single button or stick? What if there were a way to have varying degrees of vibration sent to each zone? Instead of just a single kind of hand-numbing buzzing, what if we could feel a full range of sensations in our fingertips? 

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11:00 AM on 01.10.2014

Premium audio brands get into gaming headsets at CES

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...

Dale North



Oculus Rift makes a huge leap with Crystal Cove prototype photo
Oculus Rift makes a huge leap with Crystal Cove prototype
by Dale North

We've been following Oculus Rift since its very beginnings. We were honored to be one of the first to play with one of the earliest prototypes, demonstrated by none other than John Carmack himself. Last year's CES was Oculus' big debut, though. We've seen it at every showing they've brought it to since, and we like it more every time we see it. 

It's been really nice to see how Oculus Rift has changed along the last year and a half or so, as it really does get better every time. This latest version that they brought to CES 2014, codenamed Crystal Cove,  takes big steps foward with its new parts, which includes new top-of-the-line OLED screens, positional tracking, and low persistence technology. All of this comes together to bring us that much closer to that virtual reality holodeck dream we all have.

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11:00 PM on 01.09.2014

Shaq promises that Shaq Fu 2 is 'coming soon'

Shaquille O'Neal is at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, which makes me happy. What makes me even happier, however, is that when jokingly asked by GamerFitNation if we'd ever get to see a sequel to 1994's Shaq Fu, he said ...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 01.09.2014

10 things you need to know about PlayStation Now

Sony delivered details on its Gaikai-based game streaming service, PlayStation Now, at CES. This PlayStation Access overview sums up the most useful tidbits we know about the service at this time, According to Dale, it alrea...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 01.09.2014

This gaming subwoofer is the bomb

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...

Dale North

12:50 PM on 01.09.2014

Wowzers! Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn running at 4K

Panasonic's CES booth has the Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn benchmark running at 4K. It's running butter smooth on this huge 50-something inch screen. Flawless. They can't tell me what specifically is running this other than Nvidia GTX GPUs. Titans are a safe bet, of course. It's... beautiful. I play this game on a laptop. Hmmph.

Dale North

3:15 AM on 01.09.2014

The best PC desktop speakers we found at CES 2014

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...

Dale North





2:30 AM on 01.09.2014

Eyes-on with Gunnar's Intercept Color collection

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...

Dale North

2:00 AM on 01.09.2014

Seconded: Another thumbs up for SteelSeries' H Wireless

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...

Dale North

1:15 AM on 01.09.2014

You're going to want Nvidia's G-SYNC

We've known about Nvidia’s G-Sync tech for a bit, but seeing how it performs first hand at CES today has moved the purchase of new compatible hardware up my priority list by quite a bit. Nvidia had several of the newly ...

Dale North

12:39 PM on 01.08.2014

Here is racing on three 4K screens

At Nvidia's CES booth, Project Cars is running on 3 4K screens here -- 4K surround, if you will. That means you're seeing 11,520 by 2,160, or 1.5 billion pixels per second! I gave it a spin on an Origin PC running quad-SLI, u...

Dale North

2:49 AM on 01.08.2014

Nyko shows off their first nex-gen accessories

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 ...

Dale North