Posts Tagged ‘gaming’

Microsoft Confirms October Launch for Project Natal

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That’s right gaming fans, a Microsoft representative has announced the ultimate gaming experience will arrive in October 2010.

During a television broadcast,  Syed Bilal Tariq, Microsoft’s marketing manager in Saudi Arabia, has confirmed Project Natal will be launched sometime in October. this was said before, by UK television presenter, Jonathan Ross, but I’m sure we can all agree Mr. Tariq is a much more reliable source.

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JXD Launches New MINICOCO Gaming Console

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Chinese company, JXD, has just announced it will soon be launching a new handheld MP4 console, known as the JXD200 MINICOCO.

Featuring a simplistic, yet slick design that hints to the Nintendo DS, JXD’s new console borrows the right side buttons, from Sony’s PSP. In the center you’ll notice a 2.8-inch QVGA display that supports 1280×720 high-definition video streaming. The JXD MINICOCO is an extremely versatile machine that supports formats like GBA, GBC, GB, NES, SMD, SMC, Bin and Flash (SWF), as well as MP4 videos, RMVB, RM, AVI, VOB, DAT, MPG, FLV, MP4, 3GP, ASF and WMV. That’s a pretty impressive looking list,you have to agree.

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Nintendo Launches Wii Classic Controller Pro

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In case you weren’t satisfied with the original Wii Classic Contrtoller, Nintendo just launched an enhanced version,called the Classic Controller Pro.

The “Pro” in the title means a second row of shoulder buttons, and a more ergonomical shape that Nintendo says will enhance gaming experience. The Wii Classic Controller Pro plugs directly into the Wiimote, thus connecting wirelessly to the console.

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Afterglow X-Box 360 Controllers Glow in the Dark

Afterglow-X-Box-360-controllersIf you’re one of those gamers who like to play with the lights off, than you’re going to love these new toys, from PDP.

Glow in the dark controllers are not exactly new. A similar series was launched, back in the day, for the legendary Sony PlayStation 2, and they were a big hit. Now, PDP is going for the same effect, with a new set of glowing controllers, for the X-Box 360.

The new Afterglow gaming controllers for the 360 will be available in three different colors (green, blue and red), and will be available later this week. You can already pre-order your own Afteglow controller, at EB Games.

Power Pyramid Supreme Is the Ultimate Controller Charging Device

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Charging your controllers is a simple enough task, but if you had the chance, wouldn’t you want to do it in style? With the Power Pyramid Supreme, from Konnet, now you can.

If you only have one console, either a PlayStation3 or an Xbox 360, storing and charging controllers isn’t too much of a hassle, but if you’re lucky enough to own both, you need something like the Konnet Power Pyramid Supreme. This awesome gadget acts as a charger and holder for your controllers, when you’re not busy mashing their buttons.

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iBUYPOWER Launches Extremely Overclockable Gaming Machines

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The guys from iBUYPOWER really know how to make the entire gamers community to smile. The company announced today this new range of Paladin XLC gaming machines which includes four different nominees.

Each of these 4 models is equipped with the new Intel Core i7 980X Extreme Edition Processor that seems to be extremely overclockable. The Paladin F950, F970 and XLC V3 all come with at least 12GB of DDR3 memory and at least 1TB of storage. The fully loaded F970 and XLC V3 are equipped with an 80GB SSD (solid state drive) and have been upgraded to Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate.

Read the entire press release after the jump

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Astro Gaming Presents A30 Cross-Gaming Headset

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With online gaming becoming more and more popular, the need for high-quality gaming headsets has also been growing constantly. Now, it’s time for Astro to announce its A-30 Cross-Gaming Headset.

Astro’s latest accessory builds on the concept of the Astro A-40, but features a street style designs and is compatible with both cellphones and consoles. Basically, the new Astro A30 Cross-Gaming Headset is a headset and a set of headphones all rolled into one.

It features a double-mic system that makes your shouting crystal clear, customizable speaker tags and built-in Dolby-powered ASTRO MixAmp that mixes voice and game sounds. Sadly, the MixAmp bumps the price tag of the Astro A-30 to $229.95. But you can get the stand-alone version, for just $149.95.

Press release after the jump.

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MSI GT660 Gaming Notebook to be presented at Next Week’s CeBIT

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Another product that MSI will present at next week’s CeBIT is this gaming notebook, the GT660. It will be MSI’s first device to feature USB 3.0 ports which is an advantage for the company due to the fact that there aren’t many devices that offer support for USB 3.0 on the market.

Designed to offer high-end gaming performance, the GT660 notebook is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and features 12GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 285M graphics and runs under Windows 7. So far there is no information about pricing or release date, but we should wait until next week’s event.

Mobilic E7 Gaming MID Looks Delicious

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Every time a new gaming device is announced, I get a tingly feeling that goes all the way from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. I just wish I knew more about the Mobilic E7.

Mobilic probably sounds pretty unfamiliar, and that’s only normal, since this is relatively new company, founded in February 2009. The Mobilic E7 gaming MID is their first product, and it does make quite a first impression. Although not much is known about it yet, its introduction at MWC 2010 caused quite a stir in the gadget world.

The 4 inch WVGA display of the E7 hides a QWERTY keyboard and an interesting set of NES-inspired controls that look pretty comfortable to handle. Mobilic’s gaming MID is powered by a 600 Mhz CPU, and features 256 RAM as well as 8 Gb of Flash memory.

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Origin Eon18 Gaming Laptop Looks Promissing

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Featuring an impressive design and even more impressive specifications, the Origin Eon18 gaming laptop plans to give competitors, like Alienware, a run for their money.

If the Origin name doesn’t ring any bells, you should know it’s a company founded six years ago by six former Alienware executives. When Dell took over the company they decided to leave and start their own company, where they could design the same gaming systems Alienware used to.

Their newest creation, the Eon 18 gaming laptop features a full HD resolution 18.4 widescreen display, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs and an Intel Core i7 processor. It allegedly handles high-quality gaming animations beautifuly, but it also eats through the battery in less than 45 minutes, so I’d make sure there’s a power outlet nearby, before starting a gaming session.

The Origin Eon18 gaming laptop will be available soon, for a starting price of $2,070. Full specs and features after the jump.

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Street Fighter IV Coming to an iPhone near You

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I know it sounds impossible, but Capcom have confirmed an iPhone version of Street Fighter IV will be launched in March.

But what about the kick-ass graphics, stages and character supermoves, how are those going to be ported to the iPhone? Very good question, but Capcom have been working on this version of their acclaimed beat’em-up for months, and they say we can expect the full console experience on the iPhone. Street Fighter’s most popular characters, Ryu and Ken, have been confirmed and Capcom reveals we’ll have a lot more fan favorites to choose from.

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Large Arcade Stick for Large Scale Gaming

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No matter how many arcade games get ported to the Xbox 360 or PS3, without the stick and big buttons, it’s just not the same.

But with the HORI RAP Pro VRX arcade stick, you can feel like playing in front of a huge arcade machine, right in the comfort of your own home. Weighing over twelve pounds, this beast of an accessory is above every other arcade stick ever made. Its sheer size, the button-mashing possibilities and the fact that it’s compatible with both the Xbox and PS3 make Hori’s arcade stick worth the 30,000 yen ($330).

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Asus Launches G5IJ 3D Gaming Laptop

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After 3D movies, 3d HDTVs, it’s time for 3D gaming on your laptop and Asus claims it’s the first company to make it happen, with its new G5IJ 3D gaming laptop.

With a 120Hz display and Nvidia 3D glasses, the Asus G5IJ lets you enjoy the 3D experience from the comfort of your own home. Apart from the multimedia package, Asus’ first 3D laptop also features some impressive specifications: 1.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 4Gb of DDR3 RAM, 2x320GB hard drives and a powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M graphics card.

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Odroid – World’s First Handheld Android Gaming Console

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That’s right, the popular Android mobile OS is also powering the Odroid, and interesting handhel gaming device made in Korea

Odroid is the world’s first multi-format handheld console based on the Android platform. That’s intriguing enough, but its got plenty of other features to make it interesting. First there’s the HDTV-out via a HDMI port that allows you to play games on a high-definition display, then there are the twin memory slots, for MicroSD and SD cards, the accelerometer, web browser and mp3 player capacity.

The Odroid features a 3.5 inch display and supports different format games like Nintendo. Priced at $199, Odroid is also available as a developer version that allows users to create their own games and apps. Check hardkernel.com for more info on Odroid and check  it out in action, after the jump.

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Gateway Launches New Gaming PC Desktops

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Gateway has returned on the market today with a new gaming tower, the FX6831 series, with a new minimal and upscale case that offers a handy peripheral tray with USB and card slots.

The new desktop comes with a 2.8GHz Core i7 processor, a Radeon HD 5850 graphic card and 1.5TB HDD. The base model that features 8GB RAM goes on sale for $1.300 while a premium version with 16GB RAM is priced at $1.700 .

At the mid-range series, the DX4831, you will find under the hood processors from a 2.93GHz Core i3 dual-core to a quad-core 2.66GHz Core i5 and graphics from integrated Intel to a ATI Radeon HD 5750. The price for the base PC is $560.

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Nokia Ovi Orion Could Replace the N-Gage

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Upset because Nokia announced it wouldn’t go through with the touchscreen N-Gage it announced back in 2008? Oh, cheer up, things are looking up.

The guys at Recombu designed a new gaming phone Nokia should definitely look into, if they’re planning on re-launching their mobile-gaming division. Named the nokia Ovi Orion, this breathtaking concept features elements from both the Apple iPhone and the Sony PSP, with a couple of improvements.

Besides the PSP-like controls, touchscreen display, the Ovi Orion has a QWERTY keyboard on its backside, and a small, elegant texting display. It looks and sounds great in theory, but for the Orion to be a smash-hit, Nokia would have to equip it with killer CPU and GPU.

Whether Nokia will ever launch the Ovi Orion, or not, only time will tell. In the meantime check out some more photos and a video of the concept gaming phone, after the jump.

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Acer’s New Aspire G 7750-A64 Predator

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Acer announced it will be launching a new improved version of its orange gaming rig, the Aspire G, code name “Predator”

Launched last year, the ASG7710-A41 gaming PC was one lean, mean gaming machine, but the new 20.7 kg-heavy ASG7750-A64 promises to make his predecessor forgotten. Apart from the cool-looking PC-case that turned from mostly orange to mostly black, changes include a more powerful Core i7-960 @3.20GHz processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 graphics-card.

The Acer Aspire G 7750-A64 Predator will come out in February, in Japan, at a price of 289,000 yen ($3,170)

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Razer and Sixsens are bringing New Gaming Experience to You

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Razer and Sixsense agreed to create a new motion gaming controller for PCs which has been designed to give users full control on movement or weapons with accurate precision. The controller acts like a Wii remote but you will have one in each hand and you will discover a new level of gaming experience.

The controller works with some demos and Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2 for the moment, but until the official lunch on the market  it will be compatible with lots of games. The new motion gaming controller is expected to go on sale later this year.

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Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. Is One Strange Mouse

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It’s not even on the market yet and the Cyborg R.A.T. Mouse, from Mad Catz, has already been called the world’s ugliest mouse and even the antichrist.

Looking like it’s been put together from leftover materials, and featuring a large number of bolts, screws and buttons, the Cyborg R.A.T. is definitely bizarre-looking. But I for one love bizarre and the R.A.T might just be my next gaming mouse. That’s if it’s comfortable enough, cause, after all, that’s what counts the most.

The top of the line Cyborg R.A.T. has the following features: wireless, fully adjustable, 5600dpi laser; programmable; weight system; powered by rechargeable batteries. Prices for the Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. gaming mice vary between $49 and $129 and will be shipping sometime in Spring.

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Peregrine Gaming Glove Comes in Handy

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Prepare to experience video-games on a whole new level, thanks to the awesome gaming glove from Peregrine.

As you probably know, gaming is all about kicking your opponent’s ass and nothing makes that easier than feeling as comfortable as possible with your pain-inflicting tools (keyboard+mouse). The guys at Peregrine thought to bring gaming to your fingertips, literally.

Simply by wearing the peregrine gaming glove and touching your thumb with your fingertips, you’re able to control what happens in the game. Thanks to some easy to install software, you can replace that boring old keyboard with the gaming glove and create over 30 key-combinations. It’s really as easy as snapping your fingers, and professional gamers who tested it say Peregrine’s gaming glove makes all the difference. Plus, it’s washable.

Those of you interested in owning a Peregrine gaming glove better pre-order now and you’ll be wearing it by the end of January. The price is $129.99

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