F1 Race Car Simulator the Size and Price of the Real Thing

This F1 race car simulator looks awesome but it also comes at the cost of a real race vehicle.

It is worth mentioning that the simulator was created by FMCG International. The goal of the designers was to make a simulator that would look and feel like a real race car. They even designed genuine F1 car tires and brakes to provide more similarities with the genuine F1 car shape.

The simulator is available in red, silver, or black colors that represent the corporate colors of Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren respectively.

The user faces three 23-inch flat screens displaying the road. The simulator is also equipped with a 5.1 surround sound system.

Unfortunately the US4,790 FMCG simulator can only be acquired via Costco in the UK. As soon as all of its components are ready, the simulator is brought and installed. In addition, a person from FMCG will teach the user how to properly handle the simulator.
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Gaming Enthusiast Shows Off His Huge Collection of Video Game Consoles

Today there are people who collect not only stamps or antique stuff but even video game consoles.

Having passion for video games, Sergiokillo from Valencia, Spain, managed to build up a rich collection of video game consoles.

He unveiled his collection to the visitors of the Campus Party, an extremely large technological event held in Spain. In fact it represents the gathering of tech geeks from Spain who come together to demonstrate their latest creations and share knowledge.

Sergiokillo's collection has examples of consoles older Mattel Electronics and newer that Xbox 360. It includes gaming consoles from the first generation and the last seventh generation and it's really hard to find a console that he might've missed.

Probably the most notable consoles are the ones from Mattel, the Coleco, VCS Atari, the Marter Systems and the Nintendo Mini Consoles.
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Levetron Mech4 - Perfect Modular Gaming Keyboard from AZiO

Developed for tough gamers, this modular keyboard called Levetron Mech4 from AZiO features a numeric keypad and macro D-pad with 6 programmable keys that the user can configure to their taste.

In addition, to work perfectly during heavy gaming, the keyboard was equipped with special seals and drainage gutters. Thus gamers will never have to worry about spills that can ruin their game.

The company also mentioned that thanks to the Cherry MX Black switch tech, the keys have anti-ghosting feature that allows gamers to press several keys at the same time and each key has a lifespan of 50 million keystrokes.

By using the included software, users are free to customize the whole keyboard, being able to create and save as much profiles as they like.

In addition, the Levetron Mech4 has a large knob (at the top of the device) used to control the volume and the user can even adjust the height using one of the 3 levels.

The keyboard can also serves as an USB hub for several low-powered gadgets. The numeric keypad has its own USB cable, which means that it can be used as a standalone peripheral.

The price of the device is $ 109.99.
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New iPhone Cases that Also Play the Role of Game Controllers
Mobile gaming is increasingly becoming popular, with the number of users rising by the day. Probably the main obstacle lies in touch screen controls that are not always comfortable. Despite the fact that today there are devices like ControlPad and iCade that were made to solve the issue, these require the user to connect additional accessory.

Recently two Kickstarter projects were developed to make gaming on iPhone easier. Besides, these devices double as cases.


The minimalist design and concept is rather simple. The case resembles an Apple prototype. Instead of transmitting signals to the handset via Bluetooth, it transmits touch signals to the edge of the screen, which means no additional battery drain.

It is also worth mentioning that the case is reversible. When the user finished gaming, they can easily remove the case, flip it around, and leave the controls on the device's backside.


This device takes a more custom approach to input, by sending signals via Bluetooth. The design regarding the charging method comes from previous cases. With the help of Bluetooth 4.0 and rechargeable thin film batteries, the user can charge the device using solar energy.

But a case that requires constant sunlight may not be suitable for everyone. With this in mind designers from Flipside say that their iPhone case will also harness indirect sunlight and indoor lighting.

In addition, the developers also hope to increase the battery's longevity. According to them, the battery will still work 10 years from now.

Just like the previous case, this one is reversible, and can also play the role of a traditional case. The control pads on the case snap off, and stored on the device's backside.

Solving Problems with Compatibility

Both projects are in need of collaboration with game developers. However, today there's a myriad of games in the App Store.
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Taiwan's MSI Unveils Powerful GT60 and GT70 Gaming Notebooks

The famous Taiwanese electronics company and developer of computer parts, MSI, has recently launched onto the market two of its brand new gaming notebooks, called the GT60 and the GT70.

The presentation of was made at the CeBIT computer expo that took place in March. MSI unveiled the mind-blowing specs of its machines. Thus, inside one will be able to discover Intel's new Ivy Bridge 2.3 GHz Core i7-3610QM processor and the GeForce GTX 670M graphics card from NVIDIA.

In addition, each of the two gaming notebooks boasts SteelSeries backlit keyboards, Killer Game Networking Wi-Fi radios, 2 Dynaudio speakers and a subwoofer with THX Surround Sound.

The GT60 is a bit smaller, featuring a 15.6-inch body and a display with a resolution of 1080p. Gamers will also benefit from 500 gigabytes of storage capacity.

The GT70 model is equipped with a 17.3-inch display that has a resolution of 1080p. In case you wish to buy one, you have the possibility to select up to 16 GB of RAM and a specific Blu-ray burner. The by-default GT70 model has a 12 GB RAM on it.

It is also possible to choose two 64 GB SSDs in combination with a 750 GB 7,200 RPM HDD. The weight of the GT70 model is 8.6 pounds while the GT60 weights around 7.7 pounds.

The starting price of each notebook is USD1,500. However, it can go up, depending on the specs, and reach USD2,000. Nevertheless it will still be a great device for any gamer.
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Corsair Vengeance Gaming Keyboards and Mice Out Now

In September the famous developer of gaming peripherals, Corsair, has unveiled its new line of Vengeance gaming keyboards and mice.

Recently it became known that these peripherals have finally hit the stores, which means that gamers will be able to benefit from a more comfortable gaming during the holiday period.

It is worth mentioning that the Vengeance line features 4 brand new input gadgets, including the Vengeance K60 and Vengeance K90 gaming keyboards, and the Vengeance M60 and Vengeance M90 gaming mice respectively.

The two new keyboards are made of aluminum. The M90 gaming mouse features 15 programmable buttons. It also boats a built-in flash memory that allows the user to save macros in up to 6 profiles that can be easily switched.

The K90 keyboard costs 9, the M90 mouse wears a price tag of 9, the price of the K60 keyboard is 9 and M60 can be acquired for .

Below you can check out a promotional video to learn more about Corsair's latest gaming devices.
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Desktop Computer Fitted Inside a Remote-Controlled Abrams Tank

Skip Station has built a desktop computer in the shape of a M1A1 Abrams tank. The device is 32-inch long, 12-inch wide and 11-inch high.

In order to build this PC, guys from Skip Station had to do a lot of hard work. To be able to fit a fully functional computer inside the tank they cut a hole on the other side of the toy.

Thus they managed to fit the computer's mini ITX motherboard. It would be interesting to note that the motherboard was placed between the tracks.

A very nice addition to the tank is the Green LED lights mounted on the sides. The tank really looks nice when the LEDs illuminate the tracks of the machine.

At the front you will be able to find an SSD and laptop disc drive.

However, the most impressive feature of the tank is that it can be remotely controlled. This means that the user can play with it just like with a normal remote-control toy. The tank can even fire rounds like the Abrams tank. The device fires pellets from its main gun.
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Nintendo 3GS Deluxe Power Grip - More Comfort and Battery Life for Nintendo 3GS Players

CTA Digital is a New-York-based company that has recently launched a silicone Nintendo 3GS Deluxe Power Grip that solves the biggest issue of Nintendo 3DS, i.e. poor battery life.

The device offers additional power supply and at the same time plays the role of a stand. It is worth mentioning that the company has earlier launched onto the market 2 Nintendo 3DS-tailored grips.

However, its latest version is the first to feature an additional battery. The grip is rather lightweight - being made of silicone it weights only 226 grams.

In addition, CTA Digital claims that its device boasts a high level of durability, being able to resist scratches and bumps.

From the image you can see that the shape of the grip looks like a game controller used in non-portable gaming consoles.

It would be interesting to note that the Nintendo 3GS Deluxe Power Grip features a built-in rechargeable power supply. Thus players are offered the possibility to play the 3DS 2 times longer than if the used the standard battery.

The price tag worn by the Nintendo 3DS Deluxe Power Grip is $ 29.99.
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LG Launches Dual View TV for Multiplayer Games

At IFA technology conference in Berlin LG has presented its brand new "Dual View" television system that makes it possible for video game players to make use of the same screen but see only their own position in the game. This became possible due to 3D-style glasses that each user has to wear.

This technology was demoed by the software giant Microsoft. It is expected to be launched onto the market in a limited number of LG TVs. The system shows two different images on the same screen and after players put on the special 3D-style glasses, each sees only one image and that is the image of their part of the screen.

At the moment the technology, which works with LW980T and other products from the Cinema 3D range from LG, can be tested on the Xbox platform.

Gamers must know that after acquiring the system they also have to buy two pairs of special glasses the retail price of which can start at GBP20.

A television similar to the one launched by LG is expected to be introduced onto the European market by Sony. The Japanese company will develop a similar system that will work on its PlayStation platform. However, Sony's system makes use of more costly "active shutter" glasses than LG's "passive" glasses technology.
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US Army to Launch Own Brand of Gaming Peripherals

Having the goal of motivating young people to join them, the US Army decided to team up with CTA Digital and release its own line of gaming peripherals, which includes rifle controllers, backpacks and headsets.

It is worth mentioning that all peripherals boast an authentic US Army design. In addition, all of them can be used with different platforms, including PS, Xbox, PC and Wii.

Currently there are 3 different rifles, 3 headsets and a backpack that allows the gamer to carry the gaming console.

According to CTA, several new products will soon be launched. Among them one will be able to find two Assault Rifle controllers for PlayStation 3 that can work like DualShock controllers.

"These controllers will have all the functions of the Dualshock mapped out on them, including the R1 button linked to the trigger," mentioned CTA.

Using the two rifles, gamers will be able to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Battlefield 3.

The US Army Sniper Action Rifle will be released for Move players. With its help players will be able to closely match their in-game guns by removing the detachable scope, rear stock or muzzle. It will allow gamers to play Resistance 3, Killzone 3, Socom 4.
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New Airplane Seats to Allow Gamers Play with Each Other at High Altitude

Contour Aerospace, a British seat maker, teamed up with Factorydesign, a London-based firm that specializes in airline and transport design, to develop a new type of seat for airplanes.

Their invention will offer passengers a lot of comfort and entertainment. The presentation of the innovative seat will be presented at the Aircraft Interiors Expo that will take place from 5th to 7th April at the Hamburg Messe in Germany.

Dubbed Not For Wimps (NFW), the seat is currently in the development stage. It includes a full-sized monitor and speakers incorporated into the top edges of the seat. The speakers provide surround sound and boast noise cancelation feature.

During flight gamers will have the possibility to enjoy their favorite video games. In addition, the new seat allows a user to play with another person on the plane. The technology makes it possible for several passengers to engage in a video game, reports Prnewswire.
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Wristwatch Gaming Gadget that Uses Motion Capture Technology

Over the past several years, devices got smaller and handier. If you need evidence, simply observe this particular hand-held video game/wristwatch.

The device is called "Samsung WM". It has earbugs and pen, both clipping instinctively into the gadget's back panel.

Because the gadget has a flexible screen, the user can attach the device to their wrist and wear it as a slap-bracelet popular back in the 1980s.
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Sony Reveals the Price, Name and Titles for Its New PS Vita Console

The Japanese tech giant Sony at its E3 conference announced that its new handheld device will carry the official name of the "PlayStation Vita".

It is worth mentioning that the company has already revealed a number of details regarding its next-gen gadget. The last things that gamers were waiting for were the price, the name and some of the titles.

PS Vita (Latin for "life") is expected to be launched by the end of the year. It will come in two versions: one will be WiFi only, while the other one will be 3G/Wi-Fi.

The first version will be available for $ 249 in the United States, JPY24,980 in Japan, and EUR249 in Europe.

As for the 3G/Wi-Fi model then it will come with a price tag of $ 299, JPY29,980 and EUR299.

The answer to the question on the games for PS Vita includes the following titles: "GRAVITY DAZE," "Uncharted Golden Abyss," "Little Deviants," "Hot Shots Golf," "Reality Fighter," "Hustle Kings," "ModNation Racers," "Wipeout 2048" and "Super Stardust Delta".

It would be interesting to note that with the help of a pre-installed "near" application that activates location-based gaming features, PS Vita users will have the possibility to share game data with each other.

Another new app, dubbed "Party" application, will offer some social networking features through voice and text chat.
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MAINGEAR Presents New 3D Gaming Laptop Dubbed eX-L 17 3D

The popular American computer developer MAINGEAR, has launched a new laptop dubbed MAINGEAR eX-L 17 3D.

The 3D featured laptop computer has a 17.3-inch screen and was developed for gamers who also enjoy 3D technology.

It is worth mentioning that the device is a 3D version of the company's previous model, MAINGEAR eX-L 17, which was launched last year.

The computer's display provides 1080p Full High Definition capability.

Inside the laptop computer from MAINGEAR you will be able to find a 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M dedicated GPU.

The heart f the device is a 2.50 GHz Intel Core i7-2920XM Extreme Edition quad-core processor.

The users also have the possibility to configure all the main components of the laptop, including secondary display, CPU, RAM, HDD, mouse, productivity software and more. In addition, the game receives dual storage options, optical drive and Wireless network adapters.

Check out the company's website to see the pricing. It would be interesting to note that MAINGEAR has already begun taking custom orders for its new 3D gaming machine.
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Android Market Now Features Several PlayStation Games

The tech giant Sony has made a number of PlayStation One titles that users can download using the Android Market.

However, the games can only be accessed via the Xperia Play's specialized filter.

Thus, those that own another Android handset, cannot access the games.

Below you can see the PlayStation games that have already been uploaded:

- Syphon Filter
- Destruction Derby
- MediEvil
- Jumping Fish
- Cool Boarders 2

Users will have to pay for each game $ 6.38. Besides, the device features a pre-loaded original Crash Bandicoot.

With these titles launched, it is now sure that Sony will launch its Xperia Play.

Users in the UK will be able to buy the new device very soon, while those in the United States will have to wait. According to some rumors, the launch of the device in the US is expected to take place in "very early Q2."

[via TG Daily]
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iControlPad - Transforms Your Smartphone into Wireless Personal Gaming Gadget

Today gamers do not have to sit at home to play their favorite video games. A lot of interesting games are now developed for smartphone. The latter, however, lack the control that gaming consoles have.

With this in mind, the British and German developers have come up with the iControlPad Bluetooth gaming controller. With its help gamers can make use of one directional pad, 4 action buttons, 2 analog gaming controls and Select and Start buttons. The rear of the device has left and right trigger buttons.

The device is compatible with nearly all smartphones. You simple have to attach your phone to the device and play. It also has a metal clamp to hold the handset securely over the controller (check out the image).

Initially the gadget was created as a clip-over, wired smartphone gaming controller but since then it has turned into a stand-alone wireless due to an incorporated Bluetooth module.

It would be interesting to note that the iControlPad can also be connected to almost any tablet computer and fully-grown gaming consoles.

The controller has been tested with several smartphones for compatibility. The list of handsets tested with the iControlPad includes: Blackberry Torch, Samsung's Galaxy2 and 2S, the iPhone, HTC's Desire HD and the LG Optimus S.

Besides, the built-in 1350mAh battery can not only power the device, but also charge a smartphone using a USB adapter. Here's also a flash chip that can be used for upgrades.

The gadget can be used as an alternative for a Bluetooth mouse, keyboard, and Human Interface Device (HID) joypad.
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MSI Launches Two Most Powerful Gaming Laptops

The famous Taiwan-based electronics firm MSI has recently launched onto the market its 2 new laptop computers that are part of the company's G series gaming laptops.

At the moment the devices dubbed GT780DXR and GT683DXR are the most powerful gaming laptops on the market, featuring Intel Core i7 processors and boasting a new graphic card from Nvidia - GeForce GTX 570M GPU.

Both gadgets have maximum power for video game settings and a DDR3 RAM boasting a capacity of 16 gigabytes.

The two laptop computers have their cases made of brushed aluminum. This material increases the durability and solidness to GT780DXR and the GT683DXR.

The GT680DXR laptop features a 17.3-inch Full HD Non Reflection screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It also has a programmable backlit keyboard. The GT780DXR has a smaller 15.6-inch Full HD glossy display.

Both laptops are sold with a Blu-ray burner and hard drives with a capacity of 1.5TB each. Due to the Turbo Drive Engine technology, the laptops register 3.5 per cent increase in graphics processing.

In addition, gamers will benefit from good sound quality thanks to the THX Surround Sound speakers. Each of the new laptops from MSI has a 720p webcam, Bluetooth, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi for connectivity.

Other technical specifications of the two laptops:

- 2 USB 3.0 ports;
- 3 USB 2.0 ports;
- HDMI 1.4 output;
- 7-in-1 card reader;
- 9 Cells Battery;
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

The price tag of the 15.6-inch GT683DXR begins at $ 1,699.99, while that of the 17.3-inch GT780DXR begins at $ 1,999.99.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Record Breaking Video Game

We don't write about video games here but this time we decided to make an exception and later you will understand why. The reason is the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 that managed to break another record in sales.

Just five days after its release the video game was able to gather a whooping figure of 5 million. This record break the older one set by the previous Call of Duty that gathered 0 million in the first five days after the launch.

In addition, the figure registered by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is not only the most remarkable among video games. It surpassed all other entertainment products such as movies and music albums in terms of earning in the first days of release.

It would be also interesting to note that Activision also unveiled other incredible statistics on the number of that have been playing the video game on Xbox Live. Here are the numbers:

- 7 million online multiplayer hours were logged in the game by the end of launch day;
- at a certain point there were 3.3 million players playing the game at the same time.
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Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On - More Realistic Experience for Car-Racing Video Game Lovers

In order to make a car-racing video mage more realistic, Thrustmaster, a firm that designs and developer joysticks, game controllers, and steering wheels for PCs and consoles has released a new Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On.

The device represents an accurate full-size replica of the 150-degree Italia racing wheel that is currently used in Formula 1 racing cars.

With the help of a quick release attachment, the new wheel replaces the stock one on the Thrustmaster T500 RS unit.

It would be interesting to note that the wheel boasts a rubberized coating. In addition, the developer used scratched-resistant metal finish to make the facing and "push and pull" shifters of the wheel.

The user may also find some extra controls, including 2 encoder rotary knobs, which help the gamer adjust car settings, 3 metal switches to re-center the wheel, 2 high-pressure eight-directional D-pads, and 8 double detent push-buttons.

The F1 wheel has two modes: advanced, which involves the use of 25 action buttons and the D-pad, and normal mode, in which players are free to use 13 buttons and three D-pads.

In the end it might be worthy to note that the Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On is compatible with PC and PlayStation 3 platforms. It will hit the market this October, wearing a price tag of $ 199.99.
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Upcoming PSVR Games 2018
The coming year is already shaping up nicely for the Virtual Reality gaming platform. Check out the current list of upcoming PSVR games 2018 has in store
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