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Valve shows off its redesigned Steam Controller

Yes, it's still weird-looking but the Steam Controller is coming along. Particularly when compared with its original, intimidating version which you can see side-by-side below. We knew a redesign was in the works, but this it...   more

Valve shows off its redesigned Steam Controller photo

This special edition 3DS XL is for Yoshi fanatics

There was talk of an incoming Yoshi-themed 3DS XL but we had to resort to using our imaginations. These official images from Nintendo are much better. The limited-edition system will arrive on the same day as Yoshi's New Isla...   more

This special edition 3DS XL is for Yoshi fanatics photo

Nintendo 2DS weighs less than the 3DS XL

Nintendo has divulged the specs of the newly-announced 2DS, and there are a few tidbits worth bringing up. The screen real estate is the same as it is with the regular 3DS, though the funny-looking handheld does support sligh...   more

Nintendo 2DS weighs less than the 3DS XL photo

These blue and gold Pokemon X & Y 3DS XLs are beautiful

We all know it was coming. A new piece of Pokemon-themed hardware always accompanies a new game release, and now, we have pictures of the new blue and gold 3DS XLs -- and they're looking pretty damn sweet. They're only confir...   more

These blue and gold Pokemon X & Y 3DS XLs are beautiful photo

Here is what your PlayStation 4 looks like!

The PlayStation 4 has been revealed at last! Here it is in all its blue and black glory. It looks ... very angular. Very square. Not at all like the rounded design the PS3, PSP, and PS Vita have rocked. There's a PlayStation 2 look to it.  I hope that's a good portent. The PS2 rocked!   more

Here is what your PlayStation 4 looks like! photo


Here is what your PlayStation 4 looks like! photo
Here is what your PlayStation 4 looks like! photo
Here is what your PlayStation 4 looks like! photo
Here is what your PlayStation 4 looks like! photo
Here is what your PlayStation 4 looks like! photo
Here is what your PlayStation 4 looks like! photo



The joy of science: Touring Logitech's Swiss R&D labs

Last week, I mysteriously vanished from the web. And when I resurfaced, I was at Logitech's Daniel Borel Innovation Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, of all places. There's something I never thought I'd be able to say. With ar...   more

The joy of science: Touring Logitech's Swiss R&D labs photo


The joy of science: Touring Logitech's Swiss R&D labs photo
The joy of science: Touring Logitech's Swiss R&D labs photo
The joy of science: Touring Logitech's Swiss R&D labs photo
The joy of science: Touring Logitech's Swiss R&D labs photo
The joy of science: Touring Logitech's Swiss R&D labs photo
The joy of science: Touring Logitech's Swiss R&D labs photo



Razer unveils world's thinnest gaming laptop

[Update: Razer also announced a new version of their 17" Razer Pro series, detailed below.] Razer have unveiled an ultra-slim, gaming laptop called the Razer Blade. The specs are seriously impressive; a 14" HD screen, a 4th ...   more

Razer unveils world's thinnest gaming laptop photo


Razer unveils world's thinnest gaming laptop photo
Razer unveils world's thinnest gaming laptop photo
Razer unveils world's thinnest gaming laptop photo
Razer unveils world's thinnest gaming laptop photo
Razer unveils world's thinnest gaming laptop photo
Razer unveils world's thinnest gaming laptop photo



Microsoft next-gen Xbox One revealed, out later this year

During its Xbox reveal event today in Redmond, Microsoft unveiled the first details on its new home console. It's called the -- wait for it -- Xbox One. Didn't see that one coming, now did you? No real launch window was confi...   more

Microsoft next-gen Xbox One revealed, out later this year photo

Chinese Wii U GamePad clone is better than the real thing

China made a knock-off a consumer electronics device? Whoa! Jane, get me off this crazy thing! In truth, it's not surprising that the Chinese copied the look and style of yet another gaming console or portable -- anyone up f...   more

Chinese Wii U GamePad clone is better than the real thing photo

Two new 3DS colors hitting Japan

Two new 3DS flavors will release in Japan on March 20, Nintendo revealed: Light Blue and Gloss Pink. The new colors apply to the original 3DS design, and come packed with a 4GB SDHC memory card instead of the traditional 2GB ...   more

Two new 3DS colors hitting Japan photo

Sega gets back on the hardware horse with...portable PCs?

Wait, what? Not content with letting their mark on the hardware market fade into obscurity, Sega has teamed up with Japanese retailer Enterbrain to produce Sega flavored portable PCs. This bizarre team-up has produced Mega Dr...   more

Sega gets back on the hardware horse with...portable PCs? photo

Astro putting out limited edition Revengeance headsets

Astro Gaming has teamed up with Konami to put out limited edition Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance themed headsets and speaker tags. The A40 bundle includes your choice of the black or white headset, mixamp, and six total Reve...   more

Astro putting out limited edition Revengeance headsets photo

Fire Emblem, MH3U hardware bundles coming to Europe

Our friends across the pond were treated to a slightly different Nintendo Direct then we were. Amongst the European-exclusive announcements was a trio of hardware bundles for the upcoming Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Fire Em...   more

Fire Emblem, MH3U hardware bundles coming to Europe photo

Wikipad tablet returns with new form factor and price

The Wikipad was originally set to launch last year, but was pushed back indefinitely for the sake of improvements. From the looks of it, that was a wise decision -- the gaming tablet has returned in a new 7" version, down fro...   more

Wikipad tablet returns with new form factor and price photo

CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements

We reviewed and really liked PDP's Afterglow wireless headset last year, mostly for its excellent sound quality and pricing. We liked that it worked with all consoles and mobile devices, too. Really, the only thing we didn't ...   more

CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements photo


CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements photo
CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements photo
CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements photo
CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements photo
CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements photo
CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements photo



The Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle may see US shores

[Update: Nintendo of America has confirmed the bundle for the US and Canada.] Many moons ago, Japan got a limited edition Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS system bundle, and man, is it sexy looking. Well, if you don't live in Japan...   more

The Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle may see US shores photo

CES: Nvidia announces Tegra 4 mobile processor

Another smaller announcement came out of Nvidia's CES press conference last night alongside news of the Project Shield gaming handheld. The Tegra 4 mobile processor was announced. It follows the Tegra 3, which gave gaming mus...   more

CES: Nvidia announces Tegra 4 mobile processor photo

CES: Full-size MOGA Pro controller announced for Android

PowerA's MOGA Mobile Gaming System for Android devices was a neat idea that must have done reasonably well for itself. The company has announced a new model at CES called the MOGA Pro which more closely resembles the standard...   more

CES: Full-size MOGA Pro controller announced for Android photo

Stick 'em on: SteelSeries Touchscreen Gaming Controls

Here's a neat idea: SteelSeries announced the availability of their Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls for mobile and tablet gaming. They stick right on the screen, adding a d-pad and buttons to give you something close to what...   more

Stick 'em on: SteelSeries Touchscreen Gaming Controls photo

NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition: rebirth of a legend

I don't know why I want this NEOGEO X GOLD system, but I do. I'm sure I have all these games in multiple forms on other systems. This handheld comes with 20 games, which would be pretty cool on its own, but the dock and the ...   more

NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition: rebirth of a legend photo

Nyko UBoost extends the Wii U GamePad's battery life

Nyko's product line-up for the Wii U sounds surprisingly useful (well, some of it). The major accessory of the group, the UBoost ($19.99), clips on to the system's GamePad and can "prolong playtime upwards of 10 hours." It ha...   more

Nyko UBoost extends the Wii U GamePad's battery life photo


Nyko UBoost extends the Wii U GamePad's battery life photo
Nyko UBoost extends the Wii U GamePad's battery life photo
Nyko UBoost extends the Wii U GamePad's battery life photo
Nyko UBoost extends the Wii U GamePad's battery life photo
Nyko UBoost extends the Wii U GamePad's battery life photo
Nyko UBoost extends the Wii U GamePad's battery life photo



The MAG II Gun Controller is going to cost you

Before you even ask, no, the MAG II Gun Controller for PC and PlayStation 3 isn't a light gun -- though it certainly looks the part. Coming to North American stores on November 13, this peripheral uses motion sensing and gyro...   more

The MAG II Gun Controller is going to cost you photo

Review: Razer Deathstalker Ultimate keyboard

What would be the ultimate keyboard for PC gaming? No, bigger. Like, ultimate ultimate. Holograms and laserbeams and sh*t? That stuff is not possible yet, but how about a multitouch screen display and 10 programmable buttons ...   more

Review: Razer Deathstalker Ultimate keyboard photo

New PS3 model unboxing and impressions

Here's a good look at the new PS3 model that was announced at Tokyo Game Show a few weeks back. We've unboxed a fresh 250GB unit for you in the video above, and we have our full impressions of it below. This slimmer-than-sli...   more

New PS3 model unboxing and impressions photo

Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire

Tablets are pretty awesome pieces of technology. They still sort of make me feel like I’m in the future -- just another step closer to Minority Report. Plus, as someone who frequently ends up lugging around a not-so-por...   more

Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo


Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo
Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo
Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo
Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo
Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo
Hands-on with the Wikipad, gaming tablet extraordinaire photo



TGS: Razer shows off Xbox 360 Arcade Stick prototype

Razer is working to get their upcoming Xbox 360 Arcade Stick absolutely perfect. The units they have on display at Tokyo Game Show this year are from their beta program, and are the 13th iteration of the sticks. 200 fighters ...   more

TGS: Razer shows off Xbox 360 Arcade Stick prototype photo

Comparison review: Gunnar Optiks vs. Gamer's Edge

If you're like me, you spend an almost excessive amount of time starring at a screen, be it computer or television. Gaming for long periods of time can strain your eyes, and I find as I get older, I'm more prone to headaches ...   more

Comparison review: Gunnar Optiks vs. Gamer's Edge photo


Comparison review: Gunnar Optiks vs. Gamer's Edge photo
Comparison review: Gunnar Optiks vs. Gamer's Edge photo
Comparison review: Gunnar Optiks vs. Gamer's Edge photo
Comparison review: Gunnar Optiks vs. Gamer's Edge photo
Comparison review: Gunnar Optiks vs. Gamer's Edge photo
Comparison review: Gunnar Optiks vs. Gamer's Edge photo



The Japanese will buy the crap out of this Pikachu 3DS XL

Japan and its five bazillion handheld models. What do Sony and Nintendo expect people to do with so many multi-colored devices? Build a rainbow fort? The 3DS XL (3DS LL to the Nihon-jin) was only released two weeks ago in Jap...   more

The Japanese will buy the crap out of this Pikachu 3DS XL photo

Review: Falcon Northwest Tiki

There’s a steadily growing market for smaller and smaller desktops. These are machines that keep all of the advantages of a full computer (e.g., more power, ventilation, interchangeable parts) and the portability of a l...   more

Review: Falcon Northwest Tiki photo

E3: Getting my grubby mitts on FUS1ON tourney controller

E3 isn't just a time for reviewing software; it's a time for seeing the latest and greatest in videogame accessories and hardware as well. My visit to Power A was not only enlightening, it also provided me a chance to open my mind a little bit about third-party accessories and the very real benefit they can provide to the gaming community.   more

E3: Getting my grubby mitts on FUS1ON tourney controller photo

E3: Turtle Beach's SEVEN series, official headset of MLG

We got our hands on Turtle Beach’s SEVEN series here at E3, and they sound and feel as good as they look. Billed as their flagship product developed specifically for Major League Gaming, you may be curious to know that ...   more

E3: Turtle Beach's SEVEN series, official headset of MLG photo

E3: Our first look at Turtle Beach's Black Ops 2 line-up

Turtle Beach had an amazing showing at E3 this week. In addition to announcing their partnership with Major League Gaming as the official tournament headset producer for future MLG events, they’ve also announced a partn...   more

E3: Our first look at Turtle Beach's Black Ops 2 line-up photo

E3: The PlayStation Move Racing Wheel looks silly

Holy hell! Look at this thing! Sony has announced a new peripheral for fans of racing games who aren't content with their current methods of input. The PlayStation Move Racing Wheel, as it's been so eloquently named, will be ...   more

E3: The PlayStation Move Racing Wheel looks silly photo

Review: Origin EON15-S

I love laptops. They are great for LANs, they allow me to play games on trains and planes, and most importantly, they don't weigh 80 trillion pounds. Sadly, laptops are almost always worse than desktops in terms of raw power....   more

Review: Origin EON15-S photo

Rumor: Valve is making a home console

According to information uncovered by The Verge, Valve may be working on its own home console to be announced as soon as GDC next week. This "Steam Box" will obviously be able to play all the game's on from Steam, but it coul...   more

Rumor: Valve is making a home console photo

PS Vita 'lifestyle' shots are derptacularly douchey

Longtime readers will know that I love so-called "lifestyle" galleries. This is when a company shows you how to enjoy a gaming system in real life by making a bunch of people dress like derping douchebags while striking force...   more

PS Vita 'lifestyle' shots are derptacularly douchey photo


PS Vita 'lifestyle' shots are derptacularly douchey photo
PS Vita 'lifestyle' shots are derptacularly douchey photo
PS Vita 'lifestyle' shots are derptacularly douchey photo
PS Vita 'lifestyle' shots are derptacularly douchey photo
PS Vita 'lifestyle' shots are derptacularly douchey photo
PS Vita 'lifestyle' shots are derptacularly douchey photo



CES: Razer shows off Naga Hex, Synapse 2.0 leaves beta

Taking a step back into the realm of expected products following this morning's Project Fiona news, Razer has a new gaming mouse geared toward multiplayer online battle arena games and action-RPGs. One look at the side of thi...   more

CES: Razer shows off Naga Hex, Synapse 2.0 leaves beta photo

This portable GameCube is hot, gets its own music video

Console modder Tchay has given us the gift of a sick-ass portable GameCube this Christmas season. Now, we've seen plenty of hardware mods in the past, but not many are presented as a glamor reel / music video! Tchay did a ba...   more

This portable GameCube is hot, gets its own music video photo


This portable GameCube is hot, gets its own music video photo
This portable GameCube is hot, gets its own music video photo
This portable GameCube is hot, gets its own music video photo
This portable GameCube is hot, gets its own music video photo
This portable GameCube is hot, gets its own music video photo
This portable GameCube is hot, gets its own music video photo



Unboxing porn: Samsung Galaxy S II, AT&T edition

Since the iPhone's debut every mobile phone company has had to rethink their device strategy, and countless clones later we're finally starting to see some worthy Android-powered contenders. One of the latest players, the Sam...   more

Unboxing porn: Samsung Galaxy S II, AT&T edition photo


Unboxing porn: Samsung Galaxy S II, AT&T edition photo
Unboxing porn: Samsung Galaxy S II, AT&T edition photo
Unboxing porn: Samsung Galaxy S II, AT&T edition photo
Unboxing porn: Samsung Galaxy S II, AT&T edition photo
Unboxing porn: Samsung Galaxy S II, AT&T edition photo
Unboxing porn: Samsung Galaxy S II, AT&T edition photo



Razer designing arcade stick based on community feedback

Razer is one of those companies I wouldn't expect to make announcements at Tokyo Game Show, but this industry is always full of surprises. A new Xbox 360 arcade stick is being prototyped now. The ultimate goal is to incorpora...   more

Razer designing arcade stick based on community feedback photo

Lots of douchey PlayStation Move 'lifestyle' shots

Sony has released a ton of utterly astounding photographs of douchebags waving a PlayStation Move around, letting the world know that in order to enjoy the PS3 waggle-dong, you need to look like an impossibly smarmy prick.&nb...   more

Lots of douchey PlayStation Move 'lifestyle' shots photo


Lots of douchey PlayStation Move 'lifestyle' shots photo
Lots of douchey PlayStation Move 'lifestyle' shots photo
Lots of douchey PlayStation Move 'lifestyle' shots photo
Lots of douchey PlayStation Move 'lifestyle' shots photo
Lots of douchey PlayStation Move 'lifestyle' shots photo
Lots of douchey PlayStation Move 'lifestyle' shots photo



Review: The Titan aluminum mouse pad

I don't know how many of you use aluminum mouse pads, but this is the first one I've ever tried out. Unlike your typical rubber mouse pad, these are rigid. It freaked me a little out at first, but it's pretty cool. You won't get those annoying frayed ends on the edges of the mouse pad, it stays clean, and my mouse has excellent accuracy with it.   more

Review: The Titan aluminum mouse pad photo


Review: The Titan aluminum mouse pad photo
Review: The Titan aluminum mouse pad photo
Review: The Titan aluminum mouse pad photo
Review: The Titan aluminum mouse pad photo
Review: The Titan aluminum mouse pad photo
Review: The Titan aluminum mouse pad photo



Razer reveals Razer Blade, the 'first true gaming laptop'

PC gaming isn't dead. I think most of us realize this, but for the doubters, here's a rather expensive (but awesome-looking!) new piece of hardware from Razer which the company seems to believe will act as some kind of savior...   more

Razer reveals Razer Blade, the 'first true gaming laptop' photo


Razer reveals Razer Blade, the 'first true gaming laptop' photo
Razer reveals Razer Blade, the 'first true gaming laptop' photo
Razer reveals Razer Blade, the 'first true gaming laptop' photo
Razer reveals Razer Blade, the 'first true gaming laptop' photo
Razer reveals Razer Blade, the 'first true gaming laptop' photo
Razer reveals Razer Blade, the 'first true gaming laptop' photo



Kinect Star Wars gives us podracing & an amazing console

[Update: Major Nelson has posted that the console also makes R2-D2 sounds when you turn it on or open the tray. It also has "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope" inscribed on the disc tray for the first time (Th...   more

Kinect Star Wars gives us podracing & an amazing console photo


Kinect Star Wars gives us podracing & an amazing console photo
Kinect Star Wars gives us podracing & an amazing console photo
Kinect Star Wars gives us podracing & an amazing console photo
Kinect Star Wars gives us podracing & an amazing console photo
Kinect Star Wars gives us podracing & an amazing console photo
Kinect Star Wars gives us podracing & an amazing console photo