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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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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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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

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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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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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

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 related, Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

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

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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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 related, Gaming Gear, Reviews

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, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

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 related, Gaming Gear, News

I want to see a show of hands... who remembers the Tapwave Zodiac Palm OS PDA? Back in 2003 it was a very cool device that merged a  PDA with built in gaming controls. The new GamePad from ARCHOS reminds me a little bit of the Zodiac because it offers a full set of analog [...]

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posted in Android related, Gaming Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

I haven't used a mouse pad in years because my 6yr old Logitech MX Revolution wireless mouse doesn't need one. That said, all I'm doing is normal stuff while surfing and writing. Gamers are more high maintenance than I am. They require a mouse pad like the Sense Chrome Blue High Precision Gaming Mousepad from Hamburg Germany [...]

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The Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse gives you complete control in your favorite MMO games.  It has 20 user-definable buttons, and you can download optional Logitech Gaming Software to access more intricate macro and scripting capabilities than the onboard macros can provide.  Define the G600 G-Shift function to a button on the G600 doubles the [...]

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posted in Computer Gear, Gaming Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

There's no doubt that gaming on the iPad and Android tablets is extremely popular. But if you're like me, you really miss the feel and control that an analog joystick provides. I've tried a couple stick-on joysticks like the Fling and Joystick-it (see links below), but they always leave me wanting more. The Roam MobileOS Game [...]

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posted in Android related, Gaming Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

The JXD S7100 is a 7 inch Android 2.2 device with built in gaming controllers. Install Mame or another gaming emulator and this would make a great little gaming device. It's available from isharegifts.com for $139.99. There's a video on their site showing it in action and it does support English and other languages.

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Can't find a headset/mic combination you like?  Do you have a favorite pair of headphones but no mic?  Wouldn't it be great to just add a microphone to your own headphones anytime you like?  You may remember my own attempts at using a hot glue gun to attach a microphone to my own comfy headphones... [...]

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posted in Audio, Video, TV Gear, Gaming Gear, Reviews

Most gamers would agree that having a left and right circle pad is necessary on a game controller.  The problem is that Nintendo released the 3DS with only one circle pad.  It works fine for most games but now game designers are making more complicated games that require a second circle pad.  And that’s why [...]

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