Gaming Gear

etsy_monopoly_harrypotter

I'm actually happy Harry Potter hasn't officially been made into a Monopoly game, as it deserves quite a few more bells and whistles than the standard 'opoly treatment.  Lack of an official product has given fans an opportunity to fill that void with extremely creative iterations.  I've seen impressive printable files on Pinterest over the years, [...]

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sony_playstation_TV

E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) kicked off this week and with it will come the "big" announcements from each of the three (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo) major video game players.  From the Sony press conference was the announcement of the Sony Playstation TV, which had been released in Japan last year, coming to North America this fall. [...]

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Razer Junglecat

Ok, so you could say I am a gaming junky when I am not writing or recovering from my various ailments. The one thing that has eluded me in my gaming is a decent game controller for my iPhone 5. Enter the Junglecat from Razer an iPhone 5 and 5S compatible phone case and game [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
ipega-11

I enjoy playing games on my Android smartphones and tablets, but I tend to stick with puzzle games like Words with Friends instead of action games that require onscreen controls. I find onscreen gaming controls to be hard to use because they provide no tactile feedback. We've reviewed joysticks that stick on top of the screen [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Gaming Gear, Reviews
amazon-firetv-8

Three years ago, Janet and I posted a dual review of two of Roku's latest video streaming devices at that time, and we've been using those devices ever since.  Over the years, I've used similar devices like the Apple TV (original model), Boxee Box, Popcorn Hour and WDTV. Of all those devices, my favorite has [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Audio, Video, TV Gear, Gaming Gear, Reviews
logitech-g502

If you are serious about your gaming. I mean REALLY serious, I'm not talking Angry Birds or Flappy Bird serious. Then you're sure to drool over Logitech's latest gaming peripheral. It's the G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse, and it looks like a gamer's dream gadget. This is a customizable mouse with the world’s first [...]

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tabletop-games-fundraiser

You know Wil Wheaton, right?  He's an actor famous for playing Gordie in Stand by Me, Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and many more, including a slightly evil(er?) version of himself on The Big Bang Theory.  He's also a writer and a gamer, and the host and co-creator of a web show [...]

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neoprene-minifolio

If you like to take your Sony PSP or Nintendo DS system and some accessories when you travel, you need the Cocoon CSG310 Neoprene Minifolio Case.  The case comes with one of Cocoon's Grid-It organizer boards, with elastic straps to hold your console, cables, earbuds, and other accessories.  With everything neatly packed into this case, you won't have [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, Gaming Gear, News
SteelSeries Stratus

So, I am moving up in the world, I am upgrading to an iPad air from my old iPad2. Better graphics, better weight, better gaming just to name a few advantages. Speaking of gaming, one area that the iOS devices lack in the gaming arena is a decent hand-held game controller. The SteelSeries Stratus hopes [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
The Bounty Hunter Code

We showed you "Star Wars: The Jedi Path". We piqued your interest in the dark side with the "Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side". Now we want to expose your inner bounty hunter with "The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett". Written by Daniel Wallace, Ryder Windham and Jason Fry [...]

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kartoni-foosball-table

You don't have a game room at your house, and your spouse won't let you replace the dining table with a foosball table.  What to do?  Well, you could buy the Kartoni Foosball Table.  It's made of cardboard with sustainable wood rods; it needs assembly, but you won't need tools, glue, or screws.  The Kartoni [...]

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FuncKB-460_01

I have a thing for nice computer keyboards.  I type all day, both for work and at home, so having a good keyboard is important to me. I've always been on the lookout for a nice PC keyboard, especially for gaming and frequent typing.  Along came the opportunity to review the Func KB-460 Gaming Keyboard, [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear, Reviews
Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 3.50.34 PM

Anyone??? I am so not the gamer... But I use to love playing X-Wing vs TIE Fighter for hours on end, back in the day, when the only HD you had was real life, hard drives were in single digit megabytes and connectivity was two modems barely holding onto each other over phone lines. For [...]

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roccat-ryos-1

When it comes to PC gaming, one of the sounds you hate to hear is that "beep!" when you've pressed down too many keys. This is due to most average keyboards having a set number of keys allowed to be pressed at the same time. The way to combat this is to pick up a [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear, Reviews
drakonia-black-1

I've considered myself a PC gamer since high school, yet I never really have spent the money on high-end gaming equipment. Since I was doing fine with my plain-o mouse, I just never saw the need. Plus, the cost of many gaming accessories are out of my budget. When I was offered to review the [...]

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roccat-powergrid

ROCCAT has opened up their Power-Grid app for public beta testing. The setup consists of a free smartphone app, which runs on iOS and Android devices, and accompanying host software, which runs on Windows. Using WiFi, it turns your smartphone into a fully customizable PC and game remote control that can do tasks ranging from [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
bowblade

I don't play any action / arcade games on my smartphone, but that might change after seeing the BowBlade controller for iPod Touch, iPhone and Android smartphones. Install a compatible game, attach your device to the BowBlade with the specially designed clip and you're ready to immerse yourself in the game. The BowBlade not only provides [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
ipega-controller-1

I find it difficult to play games on my phone with on-screen joysticks and buttons. My fingers move around on the screen, and I start pressing the wrong button or moving the wrong direction. Since I grew up with a physical controller in my hand, perhaps that is why I just can't get the knack [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
brickjoystick

Last week I posted a review of the Invisible Gamepad Kickstarter project, which are easy to use stick-on gamepads for smartphones and tablets. I found that the Invisible Gamepad worked better than other stick-on joysticks that I've tried in the past (see related reviews at the bottom of this post), but it still lacked a [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
invisible-gamepad-3

If you enjoy playing action games on your smartphone or tablet, you have probably run into a problem that is shared by all games that use virtual on-screen controls. On-screen touch controls lack the tactile feedback that is needed for fast paced gaming. When you're surrounded by a bunch of bad guys and your only way [...]

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