Gaming

satechi-edge2-6

What features make one mouse better than the next? Bluetooth? USB dongle? Programmable buttons? Adjustable DPI? Light effects? Rechargeable battery? I've been testing a Satechi Edge 2.0 Wireless Gaming Mouse for several weeks and it has some of these features. Is it just another mouse, or is it a Gadgeteer worthy cursor mover? Let's find [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear, Reviews
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Here you see the latest headphones from Creative Labs, the Sound Blaster X H5 Pro-Gaming headphones. The headphones were recently released at Gamescon in Cologne, Germany. As with music the quality of the gaming experience depends a great deal on the quality of the headphones you use.  These head phones don't disappoint and will give [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Gaming Gear, Reviews
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, Gaming Gear, Reviews
grush_indiegogo

What better way to encourage brushing in kids (and some adults) than by gamifying the twice a day chore?  A team of inventors is seeking crowd funding to make the Grush (Gaming-toothbRUSH) into a reality.  The toothbrush itself doubles as a motion sensing controller which pairs with a smartphone running one of the brushing games.  Games are geared [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News
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, Audio, Video, TV, 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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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
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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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
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, Gaming Gear, iOS, 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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Posted in: Android, Gaming Gear, iOS, Reviews
virtuix-omni

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, or [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Gaming Gear, News
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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 of [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
mg-1

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 not [...]

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Posted in: Android
ionaudio-icade-mobile-9

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 that [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Gaming Gear, iOS, Reviews
mg

The MG is a new Kickstarter project looking to score a whopping $950,000 in pledges. What is it? It's a handheld Android WiFi gaming device. They are calling it the first portable Android gaming system, but I disagree. First of all, this device is not really that much different than the non-smartphone Android handhelds already on [...]

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Posted in: Android