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6:30 PM on 01.06.2014

CyberPowerPC's customizable Steam Machine starts at $499

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





4:52 PM on 01.06.2014

Control your Dish DVR with new PS3 and PS4 apps

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...

Dale North

4:39 PM on 01.06.2014

Destructoid's CES coverage starts now

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,...

Dale North



A closer look at Digital Storm's Bolt II Steam Box photo
A closer look at Digital Storm's Bolt II Steam Box
by Dale North

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.

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2:00 AM on 01.06.2014

Nvidia's G-SYNC kills screen tearing and stuttering

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...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 01.06.2014

Steam Machine: 12 partners are making machines so far

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...

Dale North

12:41 AM on 01.06.2014

Nvidia's Tegra K1 GPU has 192 cores, can match Xbox 360

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...

Dale North

4:15 PM on 12.11.2013

Digital Storm's Valve-approved Steam Machine teased

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...

Dale North

4:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Valve to announce first run of Steam Machines at CES 2014

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...

Brett Makedonski

9:45 AM on 11.04.2013

Valve's Steam Machine prototype looks like a cable box

[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...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 10.24.2013

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai delivering CES opening keynote

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...

Steven Hansen

5:30 PM on 01.11.2013

CES: Blood Sword, an impressive Nvidia Tegra 4 showcase

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 ...

Dale North







CES: This is how Tomb Raider does multiplayer photo
CES: This is how Tomb Raider does multiplayer
by Dale North

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, though it looks like producer Joe Khoury and his team at Eidos Montreal had a bit of fun building a multiplayer game around them.

Wait, Eidos? Yep, Crystal Dynamics handled the main game while Eidos Montreal took care of the multiplayer component.

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4:30 PM on 01.11.2013

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 ...

Dale North



CES: It's official: Your HDTV sucks now photo
CES: It's official: Your HDTV sucks now
by Dale North

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) over your current and already outdated sets is the main focus here this year, with manufacturers like Sony, Samsung, Sharp, LG, and just about everyone else announcing shiny new panels at eye-popping prices.

So what’s the big deal with 4K? A new display standard called Ultra HD was recently established and now television makers want to get the jump on it at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, being first to market with their sets. The hopes are that you might think of them when you finally do decide to upgrade.

But do you need to upgrade? Maybe not yet, but you need to know that your current HD television sucks now. 

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12:30 PM on 01.11.2013

CES: Get mechanical with ROCCAT Ryos gaming keyboards

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...

Dale North