Gaming Gadgets

Video games – portable or not – have evolved from that stuff that kids used to play to a multi-billion dollar industry. Every gamer, young or old, needs to stay up on the latest in gaming gadgets, which is what this section will help do.

 

The XIM 4 Keyboard and Mouse Adapter makes console feel like a PC

by Caitlyn

Building your own gaming PC is not exactly a simple or cheap endeavor. You have to have some manner of understanding of what parts you’ll need, where to get them, how to put them together, and the money to fund it all. Even if you have a friend to help you, you’ll be looking at far more than the cost of what a console would be to put together something decent. If your budget doesn’t allow for that amount of spending, then getting a console will at least sate your appetite for gaming.

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Sound BlasterX Katana gaming speakers rock your world

by Edwin

sound-blasterx-katanaWhen it comes to audio peripherals that work well with a computer, you know that you will not be able to go wrong with the Sound Blaster name. That name has certainly come a long way since its early days of churning out 8-bit sound cards that fit into an ISA slot back in the days when games on PCs ran on EMS or XMS, with MS-DOS as the operating system. Fast forward to today, and Sound Blaster does a whole lot more than just soundcards — in fact, they have for a long time now, jumped into the lucrative speaker market. Their latest generation speakers for gamers would be the Sound BlasterX Katana gaming speakers.

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PlayStation 4 Pro launches in North America

by Edwin

ps4proThe world of video game consoles is an interesting one — it is never static, and the life cycle of close to a decade will certainly be worth investigating, as there would have been numerous titles released for that particular platform or generation across time. Well, there will always be changes made from time to time in terms of revamping the existing generation console so that it looks fresh and relevant to the current moment, although such refreshes tend to come with perhaps a slight improvement on the innards without compromising on backwards compatibility. Sony’s latest hardware refresh comes in the form of the PlayStation 4 Pro, having been launched across the US and Canada, which will be a worthy refresh of the existing PS4.

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Virtual 60-Game Pinball Arcade lets you enjoy many games on a single machine

by Edwin

virtual-pinball-arcadeWhen was the last time you stepped into a video game arcade to have a spot of pinball action? That would be an experience that would normally resonate with those of us who are much older, as the younger people these days have had the advantage of enjoying games on a mobile platform, or spending most of their time glued behind the screen at home on a console or a PC. Well, if you are feeling a little bit more flush these days, how about sprucing up your home’s basement with the $4,000 Virtual 60-Game Pinball Arcade?

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Retro Fighters showcase new NES Retro Controller

by Edwin

retro-fightersThe gamepad is one of the staples of console gaming, and it can never be separated from the console itself even if we are living in the age of VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality). Basically, even when the Nintendo Wii broke onto the scene with their Wiimote, there was still space for a Wii Controller for obvious reasons — you simply cannot waggle your way through Zelda or Mario. Well, Retro Fighters have come up with their next generation NES retro controller, updating a gamepad from a console that many of us grew up with in our very first exposure to home consoles.

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SteelSeries Arctis headset range turns gaming audio stereotypes on its head

by Edwin

arctisWhen we mention the name SteelSeries, most of the time, we would figure out that it will have something to do with gaming accessories, and they have come up with some pretty gaming mice in the past. This time around, things are not so different either, as the SteelSeries Arctis headset range has been revamped as part of an effort to transform gaming audio stereotypes.

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Turtle Beach delivers new Stealth 520 and 20X + wireless gaming headsets for consoles

by Edwin

turtlebeach-headphonesTurtle Beach and gaming headsets have always gone hand in hand, and it does not seem as though this particular tradition is going to end up extinct anytime soon. In fact, we have received word that console lovers — in particular PS4 and Xbox One owners, will be on the receiving end of the Turtle Beach Stealth 520 and Stealth 420X+ wireless gaming headsets.

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SteelSeries Rival 500 MMO/MOBA Gaming Mouse

by Edwin

steelseries-rival-500Not all gaming mice are created equal — some are made by more notable names, while the others will require you to “grow” into them. Still, if you are an avid MMO/MOBA gamer and are in the market for a new mouse as your previous one gave up the ghost, you might want to consider the SteelSeries Rival 500 MMO/MOBA gaming mouse. The SteelSeries Rival 500 is considered to be the first MOBA/MMO optical gaming mouse in the world that has been specially designed around natural hand movements for extreme comfort, accuracy and performance.

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