Gaming

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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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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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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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Space Settlers ?? The Next-gen Style Sci-Fi Game Now Available on

Space Settlers – The Next-gen Style Sci-Fi Game Now Available on Apple App Store
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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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Shogun Bros. Presents Chameleon X-1 Gaming Mouse with Built-in Gamepad

This is not an optical illusion, it's really a mouse with a built-in PC gamepad, located at its bottom.

The device is dubbed the Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1.

The mouse looks very nice and handy and it is priced at $ 55.

The Chameleon X-1 has a 5-stage adjustable 1600dpi optical sensor with 125Hz polling rate.
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Thermaltake and DesignworksUSA Working on Level 10 M Gaming Mouse and More


Since 2009 DesignworksUSA, a design consultancy that also happens to be a subsidiary of BMW Group, has been working with Thermaltake, a company that produces PC cases and components. The duo managed to successfully complete a number of projects, including the Level 10 concept PC.

Recently the duo decided to work on a series of design concepts for a number of Level 10 gaming accessories that will be developed for the Thermaltake's e-sports division.

One of the first gaming products is expected to be the Level 10 M Mouse that will be launched later this year.

The main design feature of the mouse will be the upper hand plate that seems to float above the base on which the circuits of the device sit.

In addition, the Level 10 M mouse boasts a perforated surface, developed to help prevent the user's palm from getting too hot and sweaty.

According to the images, the computer mouse is a wired device with an aluminum chassis. Its price is yet to be stated.
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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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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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Xbox Dream Concept - Play Games, Watch Online Videos, Connect 10 TVs

The Xbox Dream concept, designed by Joseph Dumary, is a console that can catch the attention of a lot of gamers.

The device is designed to support the Kinect Visio and it allows the user to chat with six people at the same time and in high definition.

In addition, the concept console supports multi-tasking.
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N-Control Avenger for Xbox Controller - Make Better Use of Fingers During a Video Game

N-Control Avenger is a gadget that was developed to ease the process of accessing the buttons on a controller.

In addition, the device makes it possible for the gamer to customize hair triggers.

The user will also have the possibility to reach the face buttons (except the A button) without having to take thumbs off the analogue sticks.
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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.

WynCASE

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.


FlipSide

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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Upgraded Level 10 Gaming PC Now Features a Robotic Arm

Last year the developer of PC cases, power supplies and cooling solutions, Thermaltake, presented its extremely cool Level 10 desktop, designed for real gamers.

Due to the fact that the device is a dream for any gamer - having 6 hard drives, 3 optical drives, several huge GPUs and a very large power supply, Stephen LeatherFace Popa thought about making some additional enhancements and turn the desktop into a bad-ass machine.
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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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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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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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Microsoft Readies a Next-generation Xbox?

It seems like the software giant Microsoft has started working on its next-generation gaming console.

According to g4tv, which noticed a number of ads on Linkedin, Microsoft started hiring people to work on the company's new console.

It is worth mentioning that the information in the ads said that Microsoft is searching for: a Graphics Hardware Architect, Senior Architect and Performance Engineer in XBOX Console Architecture Group and Senior Hardware Verification Engineer.

The latter is probably the most interesting ad. The person hired on this position will be required to "design verification and qualification of the Xbox console at the component, motherboard, and system levels, [by] leading test strategy discussions, developing test methodologies & plans and project-manage qualification cycles."
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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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Razer Switchblade - a Desktop PC for Mobile Gaming

Despite the fact that smartphones gained a large share in the gaming market, PC games with more adaptable user interface are holding the number one position, being in front of mobiles, tablets and even consoles.

Having that in mind, Razer, the popular computer peripherals developer that focuses mainly on products for gamers, has presented Switchblade.

The company's latest creation, made in collaboration with Intel, is a PC desktop concept for mobile gaming.
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Unity 3D Gaming Table - the Battle Ground of Android and iOS

If someone asks on the best gaming platform for a smartphone that one of the answers would be the Windows 7-based Unity 3D interactive gaming table.

The table allows the owner of an Android-running smartphone to play against the owner of an iPhone.

The unity 3D gaming table makes it possible for you to use your handset as a gamepad to compete against your iOS or Android operating opponent.
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