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The best joke at Sony's CES conference that no one got


BUT I DID. I LAUGHED AND LAUGHED.
Jan 06
During Sony's CES press conference, Sony Electronics President and COO Mike Fasulo went on about the newest resolution buzzword, 4K. 4K movies, 4K cameras, 4K Netflix streaming, 401Ks, 4 K9 units ripping apart a violent offen... read
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Valve unveils 14 new Steam Box machines


The full list
Jan 06
We're at Valve's CES press conference tonight, where Gabe Newell just unveiled 13 Steam Boxes. They literally ripped the covers off of 13 under-lit pedestals where each of the new boxes are displayed for attending press. Make... read
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CyberPowerPC's customizable Steam Machine starts at $499


Two models starting at $499, $699
Jan 06
Today is Steam Machine reveal day, and our latest look is at CyberPowerPC's line. Revealed at the Consumer Electronic Show 2014, the PC maker is going to have two customizable models available in the second half of 2014. Both... read
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Control your Dish DVR with new PS3 and PS4 apps


Virtual Joey
Jan 06
Dish Network announced today at CES that applications are coming to PS3 and PS4 that will give users control of their Hopper Whole-Whome HD DVR. Set to release this spring, their Virtual Joey will give users the same experien... read
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Destructoid's CES coverage starts now


Stick with us this week
Jan 06
CES coverage on Destructoid kicks off now. We've already seen a Steam Box or two as well as some crazy 4k monitors, and the show hasn't even started yet. For gamers, the real show starts tonight with Valve's press conference,... read
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Mmm. Innards
Digital Storm showed us their newly announced Steam Machine this morning in a pre-CES meeting. Their Bolt II is small, sleek, premium option for those wanting to get into what Valve is putting down. This particular offering supports both Steam OS and Windows 8 to give you the best of both worlds.  Me likey. read feature

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Nvidia's G-SYNC kills screen tearing and stuttering


First monitors debut at CES this week
Jan 06
Monitor makers will be showing off their new models that support Nvidia's new G-SYNC technology here at CES this week. This tech synchronizes the monitor refresh rate with the GPU's rendering to make problems like tearing and... read
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Steam Machine: 12 partners are making machines so far


Alienware listed among them
Jan 06
CES 2014 is the big coming out party for Valve's Steam Machines. I'm seeing one bright and early tomorrow morning here in Las Vegas, coming from Digital Storm. Later tomorrow evening I'll be attending Valve's press conference... read
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Nvidia's Tegra K1 GPU has 192 cores, can match Xbox 360


'Next-gen graphics capabilities'
Jan 06
Nvidia kicks off CES with their new mobile processor, dubbed the Tegra K1. This super chip features first 192-core GPU based on the Kepler architecture, powered by DirectX 11, and supporting Unreal Engine 4 and OpenGL 4.4. T... read
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Digital Storm's Valve-approved Steam Machine teased


$1,469, launches at CES next month
Dec 11
Digital Storm says that they have the first liquid-cooled Valve-approved Steam Machine ready to show at CES next month. The PC maker says that they're not trying to compete with console pricing at all, and are going after gra... read
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Steam Machines

Valve to announce first run of Steam Machines at CES 2014


Machines from many partners
Nov 05
Time sure flies when you're having fun. It seems like not all that long ago that we were marveling at the Xi3 Piston at CES 2013 and wondering if it would be the first "Steam Box". Now we're already knocking on the door to 20... read
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Valve's Steam Machine prototype looks like a cable box


But it's on the inside that counts
Nov 04
[Update: The Verge has some sexy box and controller shots as well as a hands-on for you to read over. Engadget also sticks their face inside the machine.] Look at these new pictures of Valve's Steam Machine prototypes. The Se... read
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Sony CEO CES keynote

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai delivering CES opening keynote


Ridge Racer!
Oct 24
CES isn't until after Christmas. January, in fact. But we seem to be in the habit of preparing for holidays months in advance, so put away your Christmas lights and pull out your CES 4K LEDs because it's late October and Chri... read
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Tegra 4

CES: Blood Sword, an impressive Nvidia Tegra 4 showcase


Console-quality visuals
Jan 11
Nvidia announced the Tegra 4 mobile processor here at CES this week, and they were using a name game called Blood Sword to show it off.  With this kind of power under the hood it's easy to forget you're playing a mobile ... read
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Bows, zip lines, and pickaxes
Multiplayer in Tomb Raider? What the hell, right? As strange as it sounds, it was pretty easy to get into here at a preview event during CES 2013. The characters and locales come straight out of Tomb Raider's single-player, t... read feature

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CES: Even better: Afterglow headset sees new improvements


Still has pretty lights
Jan 11
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 ... read
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4K moves in
It is coming whether you want it or not, just like 3D did. (Well, that's a bad example.) This time it’s 4K television, and it’s the biggest thing at CES this year. Pushing the resolution up to double (or more) ove... read feature

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CES: Get mechanical with ROCCAT Ryos gaming keyboards


Fully programmable lighting
Jan 11
For some gamers, only mechanical keyboards will do. If you’re one of these gamers, ROCCAT is aiming squarely at you with their new Ryos series of keyboards. I had a chance to check them out here at CES this week. What&r... read
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CES: Browser-based U.S. PlayStation Store incoming


Way to take your sweet time
Jan 10
Speaking to CNET at CES 2013, Sony Network Entertainment COO Shawn Layden shared the company's plan to launch a web version of the U.S. PlayStation Store later this month, something that probably should have been available in... read
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CES: Snapshot, a Vita photo puzzle platformer


Say cheese!
Jan 10
Sony showed off Retro Affect's upcoming Vita/PS3 title Snapshot at CES this week. This nice-looking PC port uses photography as a puzzle element. A robot named Pic has a camera that he can use to snap pictures of objects in t... read
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CES: Small but powerful: Hands-on with Razer Edge


Tablet-sized Windows 8 gaming rig
Jan 10
Remember Razer's Project Fiona from last year's CES? That's now an official product called Razer Edge, which is a tablet, PC, and console all wrapped up into one. Last year it was a Windows 7 screen with console-like controls... read
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CES: Nyko fixes the sucky Wii U GamePad battery problem


Mind blown
Jan 10
Anyone that has a Wii U can tell you how much the battery life of the GamePad sucks. You'll get three hours if you're lucky, but it's usually less than that. Flip over the GamePad and open the battery port and you'll be surpr... read
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CES: Pro Commander: Nyko's cheaper Wii U Pro Controller


$15 less
Jan 10
Have you been meaning to pick up a Wii U Pro Controller but chicken out every time you see the $50 price tag? Nyko's Pro Commander does the same thing at $15 less, coming in at an MSRP of $34.99. I tried one out today at CES ... read
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CES: Wake-Up Club for PS Vita is an alarm... game


No snooze button
Jan 09
PlayStation Vita title Wake-Up Club isn't really a game; it’s more of an alarm clock that sports a couple of mini games to make sure that you're really awake and not just hitting snooze. Oh, and there’s social gam... read
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CES: Sony shows Gran Turismo 5 at 4K with SimulView


Split screen not needed
Jan 09
What's the point of having a 84" 4K Ultra HD television if you're just going to split the screen up for two-player play? Sony was probably thinking the same thing when they rigged up this demonstration at CES that uses their ... read
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New Kinect tech augments your entire living room


The future is now?
Jan 09
Microsoft has shown off some new Kinect technology at CES that's looking to turn your entire living room into one big interactive space. IllumiRoom uses Kinect for Windows and a projector to augment the area around your tele... read
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CES: MAG II gun controller needs no sensor bar


Works with any display
Jan 09
I sprayed virtual bullets all over the CES game section today trying out the MAG II gyroscopic gun controller. This "wireless magneton induction" controller uses a gyroscope and on-the-fly calibration to let you aim in first-... read
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CES: SteelSeries Apex keyboards have a big ol' spacebar


And lots of colorful buttons
Jan 09
SteelSeries' newly announced Apex keyboards are an eyeful with their loads of macro buttons and backlit keys. Oh, and check out that spacebar -- it's huge! The idea was to make it more comfortable and functional.  Aside ... read
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CES: Ears-on with 3 new Turtle Beach headsets


Multiplatform headsets debuted
Jan 08
I had a chance to listen to a few of the newly announced headsets from Turtle Beach at CES today. Their top option is the new Seven series of headsets, which comes in three configurations: XP Seven for consoles, Z Seven for P... read
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The DTOID Show: Pokémon X & Y, Valve's Piston & Day Z


I'm so happy about the Pokémon
Jan 08
Hey gang! The Destructoid Show is now switching to a twice-a-week schedule, so we'll now be Tuesday and Friday. Today is a Tuesday, so that's why we did an episode. Major news-things happened: a company called Xi3 announced t... read






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