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G610 Orion Brown
For the last couple months, I've been using a $2 keyboard that I bought because I built a PC with leftover parts I had, and needed something functional for Destructoid. While my main PC has a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate, that's...   read

Roccat Kiro
Gaming peripherals, on the whole, can be pretty dang expensive. If it isn’t a £150 keyboard, it’s a £200 pair of headphones, or maybe even an £800 VR headset. Add all the different bits-and-bobs ...   read

Game Boy Zero photo
Game Boy Zero

This is the Game Boy of my dreams

This "Game Boy Zero" from YouTube user Wermy ranks way up there as far as cool custom systems go. Besides the nice new screen and two extra face buttons (taken from an NES controller to provide a more authentic feel), the system also has e...

 
Microsoft photo
Microsoft

What's 'neXt' for Microsoft? Not this new console, apparently

Microsoft has debunked rumours that it is working on a new console.  When Microsoft employee David Gardner listed the “Xbox neXt” on his LinkedIn page, the internet exploded with rumours of a new or improved console.&n...

 
$5,000 gold NES photo
$5,000 gold NES

Which one of you clowns gonna drop $5,000 on a 24k gold NES?

Maybe you remember the Analogue NT from two years back. This bougie boutique is an "NES made of aircraft-grade aluminum." But when you have a specialty product with limited appeal and a high price -- the aluminum version is $500 -- the corr...

 
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Amazon

European Amazon's got a huge PC gaming sale going on this week

Were you looking at upgrading your gaming setup? If you were, this week might be the perfect week to do it, because Amazon Europe is running a huge sale on various bits of gaming tech, starting today (April 4) and ending on April 10. Comput...

 
HTC Vive
The first time I tried out the HTC Vive back at EGX 2015, I was absolutely blown away by the leap in gaming technology it presented. I spent half an hour painting in thin air, helping land aircraft safely, reeling back from s...   read

Vive photo
Vive

Has your pre-order for HTC's Vive been inexplicably cancelled?

Just hours before they’re due to be sent out, pre-orders for HTC’s Vive are being inexplicably cancelled. Pre-orders sold out within minutes of going live, but now it seems even those lucky enough to have snagged the VR hardware...

 
Roccat Nyth
You’d be forgiven for thinking MMO mice are a daft idea. Taking a perfectly good mouse and ramming in a load of tiny buttons right where your thumb sits sounds like it would be a recipe for disaster. At least, that’s what I thought until I got my hands on the Roccat Nyth modular gaming mouse. This thing’s great.   read

Oculus Rift review
I will never forget my first experience with virtual reality. I was at a county fair as a child, and there was a large line for a "virtual NASCAR" racing game. I took one look at the helmet, and that's all I needed to see -- ...   read

Sony
For over 20 years now, Sony has been a pillar of the gaming industry. It's at the forefront of the tech industry, and it lead the way with its consoles. But Sony, like every other company, isn’t infallible. It’s i...   read

Roccat keyboard
Roccat has always been one of those brands that I've been faintly aware of, yet never actually bothered to check out. Compared to bigger brands like Razer and Corsair, Roccat sits in the background, working on its products an...   read

Steam Controller photo
Steam Controller

Valve's letting us design and make our own Steam Controllers

As much as I love my Steam Controller, it’s difficult to deny that, for a lot of people, the ergonomics of it are incredibly weird. The buttons are in strange places, the grips are big and chunky, and there’s a big ol&rsquo...

 
Roccat Kova mouse
Until Roccat's Kova gaming mouse arrived on my desk this week, I had never actually heard of the company before. That's a shame, because there are a bunch of unique and interesting aspects of their gaming mouse design that set them aside from the competition. The Kova is not the greatest gaming mouse I've ever used, but it certainly fills a spot in the market previously not catered to.   read

Same tree photo
Same tree

Same tree

Intrigued by the latest round of supposed NX controller leaks? So is everyone else. Luckily, the NeoGAF sleuths are hot on the trail! User Endless has pinpointed the exact location of the leaker by way of arboreal awareness. According ...

 
Nintendo NX photo
Nintendo NX

This supposed NX controller leak looks more believable

Nintendo can't unveil its NX system soon enough. Another rumored controller leak has surfaced, and it looks much more convincing than the last one. According to perkele37, the person who posted these shots on reddit: Only the upper 'nubs...

 
Deals photo
Deals

Xbox One bundles are $50 off and include a free game at the Microsoft Store

We've mentioned this briefly in the weekend deals roundup last weekend, but the sales event is noteworthy enough for its own post. Until March 28, all Xbox Ones will be $50 off at most major retailers (think: Best Buy, Target, Walmart). If ...

 
New PS4 model rumored
Sony is reportedly cooking up a more powerful PlayStation 4 with, at the very least, a better GPU. That's according to several developer sources who have spoken with Kotaku, one of whom described the new console as "explorato...   read

Xbox One photo
Xbox One

These new Xbox One controllers sure are slick

I've heard it's hard to use the Xbox One Elite Controller and go back to the system's still-good standard gamepads, but I wouldn't know. I haven't used one yet! I'm completely free to gawk at these new colors -- Copper Shadow and Dusk Shado...

 
Hardware photo
Hardware

Hyrule Warriors Legends is a grim warning against revised hardware

When Microsoft first announced that it was considering modular revisions for Xbox One hardware, I was actually somewhat on board with the idea. If done right, games would all run acceptably on the base hardware, with improvements on revised...

 
PlayStation VR
During a press event at the Game Developers Conference today, Sony announced its price and release plans for PlayStation VR. The PS4 virtual reality device will be out this October in North America, Europe, and Asia for $399 ...   read

Hardware Review
Some people spend hundreds of pounds/dollars[insert your denomination here] on a headset. Me? I spend enough on consoles and subscriptions and games and t-shirts and Pop Vinyl figures as it is. So while I’m content enou...   read

Razer
While most gamers with aspirations of going pro focus on keyboard and mouse setups, that doesn't mean there isn't a market out there for competitive-level gaming controllers. The Razer Wildcat, a PC and Xbox One controller...   read

Razer
When it comes to the gaming mouse market, there's a very mixed set of options available to pick from. There's simple mice with a few extra buttons, as well as angular monstrosities capable of being modified to the ends of the...   read

Razer Mamba Chroma
The last wireless mouse I used was an ancient Toshiba with a battery life of about thirty seconds. The colours on the plastic had all faded, my fingerprints had been permanently imprinted into the buttons, and I’m prett...   read

Xbox One Expansion Pack photo
Xbox One Expansion Pack

Xbox One could be getting hardware upgrades

Last week Microsoft held its Xbox Spring Showcase and the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, dropped some hints about the Xbox One's future. "You'll actually see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation allowing the same games ...

 
Razer Kraken Mobile
Razer has a funny ol’ reputation in gaming. While some question the quality-to-price ratio of its peripherals, others almost fanatically proclaim Razer as the best in the business. Despite being a PC gamer for years now...   read

Razer
When Razer reached out to Destructoid's UK team last week about reviewing a selection of its new products, I was oddly curious about reviewing the Firefly. It's a $60 mouse mat that connects to the rest of Razer's coloured-li...   read

Microsoft photo
Microsoft

HoloLens dev kit details leaked

Pre-orders for Microsoft’s HoloLens dev kit open today. The augmented reality kit will set you back $3,000 and ship on March 30 with three games: Young Conker, Fragments and RoboRaid.  The development kit will also include an &ld...

 
Gaming Headphones
In general, if you wear a pair of gaming headphones outside of your house, it's going to be clear you've done so. The typical angular, sharp, edgy design choices that run rampant in the gaming headset market tend to clash wit...   read


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Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

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Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 
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LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 
Dr Mel

Etymology Fun Facts #2! The word nice was once a negative Meaning mostly dumb it comes from the Latin nescious (ne- not and scious- cut, the root of our modern word It became a positive through favoring timidity in

 
SpielerDad

Today, a Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my coworker attempted to tell me a They have discovered the human concept of THEY ARE EVOLVING!

 
SpielerDad

So Battlefield 5 is actually going to be called Battlefield 1? That doesnt make any Who did EA consult with before making this decision?

 
Larxinostic

In fairness, we dont act like fools *all* the :p

 
Torchman

I MAY have made Mazinger Z an unstoppable tank for early game SRW Oops?

 
EtosiGiR

Battlefield 1 is a violently fucktarded

 
YoeriB

god I hope the rumors for Battlefield 5 are true, alternate WW1? Yes please!

 
LinkSlayer64

Hellfighter DLC items for Battlefield comments for something additional

 
CJ Andriessen

Attempting to play Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on my Kindle Fire tablet makes me hope and pray none of the big three abandon actual buttons on their

 
KingSigy

Battlefield 5 is Battlefield 1!!!!!

 
CoilWhine

The new Battlefield is called Battlefield 1, and takes place in an alternate history World War 1

 
OrochiLeona

When your opponent Rage Quits your Gold Promotion match in Killer Instinct and it be like:

 
SeymourDuncan17

So, Ive just finished the first version of the first of my Persona 3 covers for my upcoming SMT/Persona fan album! And, of all songs, its probably P3s most hit or As a result, its probably my most hit or Feedback, pls! Link in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

My new favorite Mothers Day joke:

 
NakedBigBoss

Just got a 25 Kill Streak as Hanzo in the Overwatch I dont even play these types of What madness is this?!

 
OverlordZetta

Its kind of sad when a topic goes without mention or coverage on a site for a while and youre actually relieved since you know just how it would have turned So much for that,

 
Nathan D

Evangelion movies are on sale at Rightstuf for Mothers I guess they figure the purest form of love between a mother and son is a good old fashioned Oedipus

 
LinkSlayer64

So, me in a

 
Niero

Watching Uncharted 4 commercials before buying a Neo like

 
JcDent

I wish for a Space Station 13 game with better controls and maybe a little less jumbled coding-onset I miss being an assistant and trying to steal EVA suits in every /tg/station best

 

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