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Get style and gaming functionality with the Apex gaming keyboard

By: Ryan Chapman
on Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Style is not something that I think of when thinking of a keyboard. However, when I noticed the SteelSeries APEX gaming keyboard while browsing the web recently, that is exactly what I thought – stylish. There are five illumination zones that can each be customized from 16.8 million colors, and the layout of the keyboardRead More…

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City Prints maps fantasy worlds and tech landscapes

on Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Posted in: Gaming Gear, Gear, News

City Prints is a map company that produces artful maps of a variety of venues – home towns, states, college campuses, stadiums, and more.  They expanded their line to include the Pop Culture series (maps of video game, comics, and TV and movie locations) and Computer schematics diagram prints.  The image shows maps for ResidentRead More…

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Start playing your PC games on a tablet with the Razer Edge

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Razer has been known for years for their gaming peripherals. However, at CES 2013, Razer debuted something completely different: the Razer Edge gaming system. Designed specifically for PC gamers, the Razer Edge is a tablet that is capable of playing the latest PC games. It runs Windows 8, which means you get a fully-functioning 10-inchRead More…

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New Potato Technologies Foosball table for iPad review

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013

I enjoy playing games on my iPad, but when it comes to action style games, I miss not having physical controls. Virtual controls are adequate for some games, but for others, they just don’t cut it. That’s why I was excited to accept an offer to review the New Potato Technologies Foosball table. This device turnsRead More…

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Play pinball at home with the Duo Pinball controller

By: Ryan Chapman
on Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Pinball may be a game that is known to kids young and old, but it is a game that doesn’t port over to a touch screen very easily. Duo Games now has a controller that can be used with Gameprom’s free Pinball HD Collection app to bring life-like pinball to the iPad. Connecting via Bluetooth,Read More…

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5.1 channels of aural vibration

on Friday, March 8th, 2013
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

As a gamer, I can appreciate what vibrations can add to the gaming experience. In hand, a vibration to the game controller can alert me I’ve been shot (or am the one shooting), simulate a crash, or imply a massive object moving towards me.  This feature is commonplace in gaming vests and chairs, but howRead More…

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NVIDIA releases the Titan graphics card

By: Paul Grunwald
on Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Valve has released Steam for Linux

on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

Hooray!  Valve has finally released the popular gaming platform, Steam, for Linux users. Right now it’s only supported under Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10, using the Unity, Gnome or KDE desktop environments.  Steams says that more Linux distributions will be fully supported if/when time permits.  Perhaps they will include other popular distributions such as LinuxMint (a fork ofRead More…

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Classic Match Foosball is a multiplayer foosball table for your iPad

on Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Although I’ve only played foosball once or twice so far in my life, I want this Classic Match Foosball iPad accessory from New Potato Tech because it looks like it would be a lot of fun. Up to 4 people can play at once using eight functional 2-axis control bars and real scoring markers at each end.Read More…

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GameStick puts Android games on your TV

on Saturday, January 5th, 2013

There’s a plethora of plugin Android devices for televisions these days, but GameStick has concentrated on taking on the gaming consoles market with their GameStick Kickstarter project.  Rather than just another Android-OS-on-a-stick experience, the GameStick is all about playing your Android games on the big screen. The plugin stick integrates into the supplied Bluetooth controllerRead More…

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Bluetooth Game Controller for Smartphones

on Monday, December 31st, 2012

This Bluetooth Game Controller from Allputer works with iPhones and even iPads.  (Allputer says it has a known problem with Android devices running Android 4.0, but it should be compatible with devices running some other versions of Android.)  The controller has a telescoping holder at the top to hold your phone in place, or youRead More…

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Bring a colorful new dimension to gaming with the ROCCAT Isku FX keyboard

on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

The Isku FX multicolor gaming keyboard from ROCCAT is designed for the ultimate gaming experience.  The backlit keyboard has multicolor lighting with 16.8 million possible colors and six lighting levels.  The keyboard is packed with programmable macro keys and three Thumbster macro keys near the space bar.  There’s even an Easy-Shift key that not onlyRead More…

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MG Portable WiFi Android Gaming System review

on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

The MG is a WiFi Android device that has been created specifically for kids (and their parents bank accounts). If you own a smartphone and also have children, it’s probably a common thing for them to want to play games on your phone. But giving kids your $500+ device to play games is probably notRead More…

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AppFinity Game Controllers review

on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The iPod touch and the iPhone create arguably one of the best-selling handheld gaming systems in the US, if not the world. While not all of them are sold for the purpose of gaming, there are a lot of them out there being used for games as well as other things. That means they’re openRead More…

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Sphero Robot Ball review

on Monday, December 10th, 2012

My initial thought when Julie asked the Gadgeteer Team, who would like to review the Sphero was ‘cute but I’ll pass’. But upon further consideration, it occurred to me that I have an 11 yr old, tech-savvy son, spaz of a dog and insane cat at home just waiting for something like this to enterRead More…

GameKlip – Get your game on (your phone)

on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

There is a wide assortment of game controllers coming out for Android devices at the moment, but what if you’re already using your PS3 controller and just need a neater way of attaching it to the Android device? GameKlip started as a Kickstarter project, but it has now been fully funded and is commercially available. WithRead More…

Ringbow – Give your tablet the finger

on Friday, November 30th, 2012

Combining all the features of a mouse, keyboard and joystick, the Ringbow is a Bluetooth device worn on the finger that complements your Bluetooth-enabled phone, tablet, or similar device.  The Ringbow includes a D-pad button with 9 control directions.  It can be used to by itself or in conjunction with a touchscreen device, giving a moreRead More…

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KOLOS Gaming Wheel for iPad

on Saturday, November 24th, 2012

I keep reading articles about how the iPad is becoming more and more important as a gaming system, and then I think of how sore my hands and wrists can get after hours of just holding my iPad still while I read.  This Indiegogo crowd-funding project for a gaming accessory for the iPad could addressRead More…

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Classic Match Foosball game table for the iPad

on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Do you like playing foosball, but you don’t want to have to use the table as your dining table to fit it in your living space?  The Classic Match Foosball game table from New Potato Technologies is the perfect accessory to turn your iPad (running iOS 5.0 or later) into a game for 1 toRead More…

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Combiform – Combinable magnetic video game controllers

on Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

Playing video games is fun for one player and even more fun when you team up with a virtual friend or one sitting next to you on your couch. Do you think the fun factor can be elevated even more by using special game controllers that connect together to provide live interactions? The minds behindRead More…

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Typing Karaoke – Rock on

on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Love karaoke but can’t sing at work ? Think you’re a gun typist ?  Typing Karaoke is a game that merges the two together. Choose from 10 songs like LMFAO’s Sexy and I Know It or Stray Cat’s Rock This Town and type along. Choose a slow song to warm up your vocal … ummmRead More…

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MOGA Game Controller – Bluetooth control

on Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Available from PowerA, the MOGA  is a Bluetooth-enabled gaming controller made to support Bluetooth-enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets.  With dual analog sticks, shoulder triggers and 4 buttons, you’ll have full control over your favourite games.   It can be used as a standalone controller with your tablet, or your  phone can sit into theRead More…

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Google Play Store Celebrating 25 Billion Downloads

on Thursday, September 27th, 2012

To celebrate 25 billion downloads, the Google Play Store is having a sale for the next 5 days: “Every day you’ll be able to choose from a collection of apps from some of the world’s top developers including Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio, runtastic, Full Fat and more. And all for just 25 cents. “We’ll also be offeringRead More…

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ION iCade Mobile Gaming Controller Review

on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

There’s no denying the fact that people love playing games on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Using the capacitive touch screen to play puzzle and word games on these devices is fun and easy. But playing action games using an on screen touch controller is less fun and less easy. At least for me… I find thatRead More…

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Nintendo Announces Wii U Release Dates and Prices

on Friday, September 14th, 2012

One of my favourites games of all time is Mario Kart, and I’ve played it on every Nintendo console system released so far. Well Nintendo has  just announced release schedules and pricing for their new Wii U, another platform for me to get my Karting fix. Their new console will be available in two versions; the WhiteRead More…