Gaming

Standing desks are said to help you burn more calories than sitting on your butt behind a traditional desk, so it's perfectly conceivable that a standing video game system will enable you to burn more calories than playing games from your couch. That means that buying this beautiful VPcabs Vertigo Pinball system is the equivalent… Read More

When I was a kid, I spent countless hours sitting on my bed gripping an Atari 2600 gaming controller while playing Centipede, Missile Command, Breakout, Pong and other games. I'd go to bed at night still seeing blocky game graphics animate behind my eyelids. The Atari 2600 was my first taste of video games and… Read More

Creative is known mainly for SoundBlaster sound cards and speakers. I’ve reviewed their wonderful Roar wireless speaker series. Creative’s newest speaker is the BlasterX Kratos S5 is a 2.1 gaming speaker system with Aurora Reactive lighting system. It comes with powerful 4” satellite drivers and a 6.5” subwoofer in wooden enclosures, delivering clear highs, detailed… Read More

Our household has had several online subscription services over the years. We’ve had Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Prime Reading, and Spotify, and enjoyed the benefits that come along with each. The biggest problem with all of those different services is keeping track of all the logins and payments each month.  Playster is a subscription service… Read More

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… Read More

Remember in the 80s when video gaming took a major leap from the old Atari systems? You know when 8-bit arcades games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bro., and even TECMO BOWL hit the home gaming system. Nintendo remembers because they are the ones who brought them to you, and now they are bringing… Read More

On July 6, 2016, Pokémon Go was released here in the US and Australia. I heard about it last week when a co-worker brought his phone to my desk to ask if I'd seen the game yet. He immediately caught a Ratatat that was hiding on my desk. He was pretty excited about the app… Read More

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… Read More

Back in March I posted about a fun physics game called Freeze! I'm a puzzle game fan and found Freeze! to be easy to learn, but a fun challenge. The gist of the story behind the game is that the main character, who is a rolling eyeball, is being held prisoner on a planet. Unfortunately… Read More

Liber Primus Games has announced a follow up to its debut gamebook app Narborion Saga. Narborion Saga Book II: The God of Orcs is a tabletop style roleplaying choose your destiny game which you can play on your Android or Kindle fire tablets (an iOS version is in the works). The God of Orcs continues… Read More

I can only play so many rounds of Candy Crush before my brain feels like it is going to implode from boredom. Words with Friends is usually my go to game when I need a little break from work, but lately I've been trying to find another solo game that is easy to play, doesn't require… Read More

I like gaming, but I seem to be traveling more and more these days and that puts a crimp in my gaming time. The Vanguard, a portable gaming solution from GAEMS could be the answer to any gamers prayers. The Vanguard is a hard shell case with a 19" LED display built into the top… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More