Sony Reveals the Price, Name and Titles for Its New PS Vita Console

Jun 07, 2011
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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Toshiba to Launch New Powerful Gaming Laptop

May 27, 2011
The famous electronics giant Toshiba has recently unveiled its latest device - a gaming laptop that not only boasts numerous features that'll catch the attention of true gamers but also an appealing design.

Dubbed Qosmio X770, the gaming laptop is set to become one of the major products in its niche. Specialists at Toshiba really worked hard on the design of the 18.4 LED screen machine.

Inside you will be able to discover an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, a hard disk drive with a whooping capacity of 1.25 TB and a powerful graphics card Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M.

In addition, the device has a built-in 3D webcam. Users may also get 3D spectacles. Qosmio is expected to be launched onto the international market in a couple of weeks. The laptop will have a price tag of 1300 Euro or $ 1850 USD.
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MAINGEAR Presents New 3D Gaming Laptop Dubbed eX-L 17 3D

May 23, 2011
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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Dutch Students Built World's Biggest NES Controller

May 20, 2011
A group of engineering students from the Dutch University of TU Delft has come up with what they claim to be the world's biggest NES controller.

According to the team their version of the controller is 30 times larger than the original.

The device measures 12 feet by 5 feet (3.6x1.6 meters). They assembled the controller at main market place of Delft.

The device was connected to a standard NES that in its turn was hooked up to a huge display.

A lot of gamers gathered not only to observe the invention but also try it and play Super Mario Bros. and Tetris.

There has been no information on whether the record will be officially included in Guinness World Records.

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Desktop Computer Fitted Inside a Remote-Controlled Abrams Tank

May 16, 2011
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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Zibal 60 Gaming Keyboard from Swedish Manufacturer

May 03, 2011
Mionix, a Swedish company that produces high-end gaming accessories, has recently unveiled a new gaming keyboard that boasts a high level of durability.

According to Mionix, the gaming keyboard, dubbed Zibal 60, has a 50 million keystroke lifespan, a durable steel frame and even laser-printed caps that are wear-resistant.

In addition, the USB-cabled Windows I/O keyboard features non-tactile MX linear mechanical switches installed on 18-carat gold-plated switch connectors, green light emitting diode backlighting with 3 lighting modes and multi-level illumination. Besides, its wrist rest is detachable.

Using its media control keys, the user will be able to create shortcuts to different desktop functions. The dedicated Mionix Action Key allows the gamer to easily manage lighting and media controls.

True gamers will surely like the 6-key rollover functionality which lets you push several keys across the keyboard at the same time. Zidal 60 also has connect-through audio in and out ports and a USB 2.0 hub with 2 USB ports.

Measuring 17.5 x 8.1 x 1.7-inch (444 x 206 x 44 mm), the keyboard will hit the stores in June and will have a price tag of $ 149.99.
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Upgraded Nintendo Wii with Two Nice Water-cooling Reservoirs

Apr 12, 2011
The Wii UNLimited Edition represents a modified version of the Nintendo Wii. Initially it began as a project initiated by Martin Nielsen (aka Angel OD), a modder from Copenhagen.

He started thinking about a wall-mounted Wii back in 2009. Angel OD also wanted to have a console that would be water-cooled.

He dismantled a Wii console and extracted the drive out of its shell. Then he created a new case for the drive and incorporated some nice Wii logos on the side.

His new Wii model has its case attached to 2 nicely-looking cool reservoir tubes, each being 220mm high. The reservoirs are topped by aluminum covers, the latter having a diameter of 70mm.

The reservoir tube on the left features a water pump, which can be found at the bottom. It also is equipped with a digital temperature gauge installed at the top. Each reservoir has a special blue cooling liquid.

Everything you can see in the picture was created by Angel OD.

It is worth mentioning that a lot of users noticed that the conventional Nintendo Wii can heat up to 110F even when idle and even the discs can sometimes get hot and that could lower the life of your console.
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New Airplane Seats to Allow Gamers Play with Each Other at High Altitude

Apr 06, 2011
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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Android Market Now Features Several PlayStation Games

Apr 04, 2011
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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AKG GHS-1 Gaming Headset - for a More Exciting Gaming Experience

Mar 18, 2011
A new gaming headset has been recently presented by Harman audio.

The company called its device AKG GHS-1 and its design received the prestigious Red Dot award. It is worth mentioning that the AKG GHS-1 comes in a large gamma of colors.

Surely the main goal of the headset is to offer an exciting and comfy gaming experience, being rather lightweight and bringing in a dynamic, high-quality sound.

In addition, the headset is able to filter out the background noise. Though the device is not wired, the wire can be easily folded so you can take the headset anywhere without any problem.

The AKG GHS-1 headset was developed specifically for the gamer, being equipped with the company's innovative audio engineering.

Soon gamers will be able to purchase this headset for $ 79.95.
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Star Wars' R2-D2 Transformed into Xbox360 Projector

Mar 18, 2011
A very nice and original projector robot has been developed by Mark Bongo from Major League Mods.

He transformed an R2-D2 into an Xbox360 projector robot that can project a 15 to 50-inch screen.

The device is built from R2-D2's unspecified head lens. It is also worth mentioning that the device can be easily connected to other devices like Wii or PlayStation.

The projector itself was built in just about two weeks. The robot features a speaker (located in the head of the robot), touch sensitive buttons and an Artoo's game controller.

The user will also enjoy the glowing LED lights and HDMI port. This is undoubtedly a very original mix of s Star Wars character and Xbox360.
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Microsoft Readies a Next-generation Xbox?

Mar 14, 2011
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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Bowling Video Game Played Using Kiss Controller

Feb 23, 2011
Models Thomas Lodato and Sarah Puerto have recently demonstrated a very original game controller.

It is worth mentioning that the kiss controller is part of a project entitled Hye Yeon Nam (Digital media artist working on audio/video/robotic installation).

The way an intimate kissing behavior has been incorporated into a video game really amazes.

The new project involves a customized headset, which in reality is a sensor receiver, and a magnet (sensor input).

In order to control the bowling video game players have to put the magnet inside their mouth. Then the magnet registers the kissing speed. Thus the greater is the intensity of the players' kiss, the greater is the speed of the bowling ball.
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Xbox Dream Concept - Play Games, Watch Online Videos, Connect 10 TVs

Feb 16, 2011
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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Python - Advanced Racing Simulator from Motorsports Simulator

Feb 14, 2011
For those who just haven't enough time to hit the tracks or those whose dream of becoming a racing champion was left in the past a company called Motorsports Simulator developed the Python.

The racing simulator is equipped with a large Triple 58-inch plasma display and a computer system that boasts an i7 Quad core processor.
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Top 5 PSP Cases

Feb 10, 2011
For all Sony PSP lovers we collected the top 5 most popular cases that will keep your favorite device safe, protecting it from dust and scratches.

These cases will also help you carry different accessories, including discs and memory cards. All of your accessories will also be protected.
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N-Control Avenger for Xbox Controller - Make Better Use of Fingers During a Video Game

Feb 04, 2011
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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Sony PS3 Addicts Will Be Able to Save Games in the Cloud

Feb 03, 2011
Listen up all you PlayStation 3 lovers - Sony developed a feature that will allow you to save your play in the "cloud".

The feature is called "Online Saving" and it will part of the PS3's upcoming 3.60 update.

The cloud storage allows PS3 users to upload their games to a distant server instead of filling up their hard drives.
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Sony to Present Its New PSP2 Boasting with OLED Screen and 3G Support

Jan 25, 2011
Gamers will soon be able to witness the launch of a new Sony PSP2 that will feature an OLED screen and support 3G.

The information on the preliminary details of the console and PSP smartphone were recently unveiled in Nikkei, a Japanese newspaper.

It would be interesting to note that in addition to the features of previous versions, the new PSP2 will have 3G and WLAN support. Thus players will be able to get together online.
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amBX Technology from Mad Catz Offers Gamers Realistic Gaming Experience

Jan 19, 2011
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., the developer of peripherals for different video game consoles and PCs, has recently presented its two new devices - the amBX and Cyborg Gaming Lights.

It is worth mentioning that the amBX (which stands for "ambient experiences") technology brings full sensory surround entertainment, offering gamers a closer to reality experience by providing realistic effects of light and sound.
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