Hardware

SEGA Does What Nintenwon’t With SEGA Genesis Classics

The rivalry between Nintendo and SEGA that was forged in the crucible of 90s  video game marketing has been so exhaustively covered that there are multiple books about the subject (personally I’m partial to “How Nintendo Conquered America” and “Service Games” myself). Twenty plus years onward game companies are still trying just as hard to sell us their products, yes the whole Sonic Vs. Mario thing was entirely corporate marketing to sell a product, “system wars” at...

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Sony Announces ‘Days of Play’ Promo Ahead of E3

With just two weeks until Sony’s E3 press conference the console manufacturer has announced the return of their Days of Play promotion, which will run from June 8th until June 18th. Over the ten days physical PlayStation first party titles, Console Bundles and PlayStation VR bundles will be discounted at participating retailers. A selection of digital games will also be discounted on the PlayStation Store as well.  Limited Edition PS4 Console  A special limited run blue PlayStation...

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The Internet Celebrates The 18th Birthday of SEGA Dreamcast

SEGA Dreamcast

It is that time of year once again where we look back at SEGA’s last home console – the Dreamcast. Powered by a then beefy 200 MHZ Hitachi processor and boasting 16MB of RAM, the specs on the DC might seem absolutely laughable by today’s standards but SEGA’s first party developers transported us to fantastical worlds with just as much computing power as you might find on a 2007 smartphone. Considering that this anniversary is the console’s...

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12 In 1 Retro Console, The Retro Freak, Coming Soon From FunStock Retro

Who doesn’t love a good 8-bit or 16-bit from their childhood? Perhaps checking out a console that existed before you did? Retro games can introduce you to genres that are no longer considered mainstream or help you relive some of the definitive games that helped shape the games industry into what it is today. Imagine having access to the physical libraries of 12 different consoles all from different manufacturers from the past 30+ years, this is possible...

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Razer Announces Successor To The Popular Black Widow Chroma Keyboard

Peripheral manufacturer Razer has announced the successor to their very success BlackWidow Chroma keyboard with the introduction of the aptly named BlackWidow Chroma V2, which will replace the original at retail. This improved keyboard brings with it some smaller improvements that may entice existing owners to upgrade as well as one larger one – a brand new line of switches underneath the keys! In addition to the orange and green switches which were part of the original BlackWidow...

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Microsoft Lowers The Barrier To Entry With $299 VR Headsets

At their New York technology showcase Microsoft announced that they will be supported VR in a huge way with the upcoming Windows 10 Creator’s Update (previously known as “Red Stone 2”) due to roll out sometime next spring. Not only will MS be bringing brand new Virtual Reality & 3D enabled versions of classic Windows applications but also partnering with popular hardware manufacturers to bring a new line of VR headsets to market. This new line of headsets will...

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PS4 Pro Enhanced Announced, 4K Videos Available

Horizon: Zero Dawn on PS4 Pro

Following last week’s PlayStation Meeting, Sony announced more details about the PS4 Pro. In addition to adding 4k game videos to their YouTube channel, Sony confirmed details concerning PS4 Pro Enhanced. Acting as a new labeling system for game releases, the new logo implies a game uses some or all of the features of the new console. As discussed last week, the Pro offers graphical enhancements to existing and upcoming PS4 titles. Enhanced will mean that a game...

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Sony Announces PS4 Slim, Launching September 15th

Sony officially unveiled the new PlayStation 4 model, a sleeker, slimmer model that will represent the new standard PlayStation 4 model going forward. At this morning’s PlayStation Meeting, Sony’s Andrew House announced that 40 million units of the original model had been sold, with this new model being targeted at those who had yet to “join the PlayStation ecosystem.” The new model launches in all markets on September 15th, following a leak of the product as reported...

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Powerhouse GeForce 10 GPUs Headline New Line of AORUS Laptops

We’ve written quite a bit about the desktop iterations of Nvidia’s next-generation GeForce 10 line of graphics cards but now the first laptops with the mobile versions of these GPUs are about to hit the market. Laptop manufacturer AORUS has announced their brand new slim line of gaming laptops aimed directly at players who are looking for the cutting edge in terms of performance power combined with features that give the new AORUS line a distinctly high-end...

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Snakebyte Announces A New Range of Controller Solutions & Accessories

Having a reliable controller is one of the most important aspects when it comes to an immersive gaming experience. Hardware vendor Snakebyte announced a trio of products today that are aimed at bringing a new level of control to the emerging world of Virtual Reality, as well as aiding PlayStation 4 players in the endeavors and lastly facilitating communication regardless of platform of choice. First up is the VR: Controller which is designed with Virtual Reality in mind – compatible...

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Roccat SOVA Hardware Review

Review by: J. C. Campbell The Roccat Sova is a handsome black illuminated PC keyboard and mouse pad for your lap. It’s designed to deliver the same control you’d expect from a normal desktop setup, but in your lap. Either while you’re sitting on the couch or anywhere else you might have a flat surface. It meets this goal admirably as long as you’re using it on a PC with Windows. It does not have linux at...

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LucidSound LS30 Universal Gaming Headset: Review

Review by: J. C. Campbell This Year at E3 I had the pleasure of meeting up with Alex Verrey of LucidSound, and he gave me a pair of their brand new LS30’s to take home and use. Since then I have been using them, and these are my impressions from use since then. If there’s one thing that defines the LS30 gaming headset from Lucid Sound, it’s a wide range of unadvertised and understated features. First of...

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A Challenger appears! Retro-Bit Generations coming soon

RetroBit Generations

Now that Nintendo and Sega is releasing retro gaming systems, Retro-Bit is releasing the Retro-Bit Generations this fall. Unveiled the 2016 E3 Expo by Innex Inc, Retro-Bit Generations is a plug-n-play console with purportedly over 100 games packed in. Collaborating with companies like Capcom, Data East, Jaleco, and Irem, the Retro-Bit Generations will have titles like Ghosts’N Goblins, Gun Smoke, Captain Commando, and Knights of the Round. While the system is paired with good games, what is...

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Turtle Beach announces Elite Pro headset at E3 2016

I don’t usually consider the thing that sits on my head while I am gaming a premium piece of hardware. Usually it’s just whatever headphones I use for editing video or audio. Turtle beach wants to change that with their newest set of headphones, the Elite Pro headset. The Elite Pro sells for $200USD and Turtle Beach have pulled out all the stops making this one. E3 2016 with Turtle Beach The first thing turtle beach said...

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Astro annoucnes new flagship A-50 wireless headset

Today I had the chance to see the all new Astro A-50 wireless headset. Astro just announced this headset, which is compatible with the Xbox, PS4, and PC. Many Astro fans no doubt long for the days when the A40 was the top of the world of headsets. Astro hopes to return to these glory days with the new A50 wireless gaming headset. I got a a chance to see the product which will be out in...

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