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ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow mechanical gaming keyboard review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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 aRead More…

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Sharkoon Drakonia Black gaming mouse review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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 theRead More…

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ROCCAT Power-Grid app turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into a controller for your PC

on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

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 fromRead More…

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Channel your inner Katniss or Robin Hood with your smartphone and the BowBlade

on Saturday, October 26th, 2013

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 providesRead More…

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iPega PG-9017 Bluetooth Controller for iOS and Android review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Monday, September 30th, 2013

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 knackRead More…

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Brick Joystick – Another gadget that claims to improve your mobile gaming experience

on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

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 aRead More…

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Invisible Gamepad review

on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

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 wayRead More…

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Immerse yourself in gaming and exercise with the Omni

By: Ryan Chapman
on Monday, June 10th, 2013

If you are someone who loves to play games and who has a hard time getting off the couch, perhaps you should look into the Omni Kickstarter project by Virtuix. It may look odd from the outside, but its specialized shoe sole alongside of the tracking software allows you to walk, jump, crouch, strafe, orRead More…

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EFO iPazzPort Mini – A wireless gamepad, keyboard, mouse, touchpad for your computer or Android device

on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

The EFO iPazzPort Mini Wireless GameBoard, Keyboard, Mouse, Touchpad is a 2.4GHz wireless controller which connects to your PC (Windows, Mac or Linux) or Android device using an RF USB dongle. It’s designed for your entertainment system. Just hook it up, sit on your couch and surf or play games on your large screen TV.Read More…

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Delta Six game controller adds firepower to your shooting games

on Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Looking to take that FPS (First Person Shooter) experience to the next level? Are you tired of dropping the enemy like every other gamer out there? Do you want to have the baddest @ssed looking game controller in cyberspace? The the Delta Six game controller may be what you need to add to your gamingRead More…

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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…