Last week, Razer unveiled the world’s slimmest gaming PC. The original, impressive, expensive Razer Blade has been rebranded as the Razer Blade Pro and received some expected upgrades and a small price decrease (down to a starting price of $2,299). Meanwhile, Razer unveiled a 14” gaming laptop (starting at a more reasonable $1,799) meant to carry on the unadorned “Razer Blade” moniker, continuing the trend of new things in a series taking the original name. It is clearly some dastardly ploy to confound us all.
These laptops clearly aren’t for everyone. Price is an obvious limiting factor, of course, but even mere practicality raised concerns from a vocal sect of commenters: who really needs this? Well, aside from the conspicuously wealthy and those who can’t be apart from Crysis 3 for more than an hour at a time like a wee Chihuahua with abandonment issues that pisses the place when you leave it home alone? Well, creatives, including game developers.
In a spot of cool news, Razer has an Indie Program that developers with a previously shipped game or a successful Kickstarter ($50k minimum) can use to net two 17” Razer Blade Pro laptops for a cool grand ($1000) each. Now that ain’t bad. Students with a valid scholastic email address can also score 15% off peripherals and 10% off hardware; though I imagine a college student that could afford Razer products at 10% off could probably also do so at full price.
Obviously “need” is a stretch. Game developers don’t exactly need these impressive feats of engineering. Still, anyone who has had to lug a laptop around a convention of some kind can appreciate having a ridiculously svelte, feathery piece of tech. For developers, having one laptop that can be used for work and to reliably demo said work is a great thing, especially with this form factor. I mean, I want one just so I don’t have to haul my six pound laptop around LA next week for E3. Laptops weigh on you.
I’m not itching to join the “cult of Razer” anytime soon. The lime green on black is a little too AIM circa 1999 for me. Even the overly mechanical, techy keyboard font sort of bugs me. Still, it’s hard to argue with how much power Razer has crammed into these tiny, light machines while maintaining enough style (however gaudy) to turn more heads than the average laptop manufacturer’s brand. I could stomach dropping $1000 on the Pro. I just need a successful videogame Kickstarter for 50 times that first.
Archelon Well, Destructoid. I did it. I jumped ahead.Atleastimhousebroken Flawed but fun favorite game sorter. Post top 30 in the comments.
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Read my blog. techsupport Taking a break from Fallout 4 to try out Twitch Creative. Catch me painting Chun-Li while listening to an eclectic mix of Alex G, DJ Shadow, and Modest Mouse. twitch.tv/damp_feathers [img]https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/rD0Z6PwsSvOWRQvq68Jq[/img]Solar Pony Django So far from first impressions of my Freedom Planet indie box its 100% more worth it than lootcrate. Whereas lootcrate you get a bunch of stuff you may or may not like, indie box gives you indie games, and stuff related to that game, such as the soundtrackmaycausecancer When one game is rated 7.4 and another 7.6, Are you telling me one game is 0.2 worse than the other. WHAT!?!KingSigy I think Microsoft takes the cake for worst console updates. The XBone UI is worse and the fucking controller had an update. What the hell has gaming become?Dr Mel Well, that's a wrap for the Bloodborne DLC. I liked it. More thoughts and maybe spoilers in the comment section.Confuseddalek a rainy afternoon, and too sleepy for games. Time to go to the animal shelter and try not to fall asleep, surrounded by kittens. Archelon Community Question: Following from yesterday's Community Question, how would you feel if reviewers began assigning two scores to a game? One specifically for the technical aspects/performance of the game, and the other for their own personal enjoyment? ikiryou I went back to Persona 4 Golden this weekend, asked Chie to be my girlfriend but then accidentally maxed out my social link with Yumi, changed my relationship status to "It's Complicated" on Personabook. [img]http://tinyurl.com/pyyh76c[/img]James Internet Ego Why am I hyped? Just cause :DJohnSmith123 You know what Fallout 4 mod I want to see?
One to fix the interior lightning. It's like the silliest thing to get fixated over, but I can't seem to ignore how white and bright some of those inside lights are. RexterNathan Just wrote my first C-blog. It's me talking about the games I have played this month; I'm quite excitedSeymourDuncan17 I wish the Squid Girl outfit was still a dress for boys. I want to live through my Inkling boy and be a cute girly-man, dammit. [img]http://i.imgur.com/iHhYc8x.jpg[/img]Zer0t0nin Goshdarnit...just stood in front of the camera to record an intro for the advent calender thingy and actually got stage fright >.>KnickKnackMyWack Well, it seemed like for two seconds people were finally going to give Star Fox a fair shake, but nope! GameXplain's YouTube audience seem pretty insistent that it's just a Star Fox 64 clone down to the graphics.
Sometimes I just don't understand peoplDr Mel I don't think it will happen, but if the NX is turns out to be a VR device, I will be the saddest boy in the milky way.