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Corsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboards unveiled in various color choices


Gamers can be a fickle lot, and it can get pretty tricky trying to figure out what it is exactly that they are looking for. Well, if you have been waiting to pick up a new gaming keyboard for the longest time, but have never really managed to get around to it, perhaps you might want to see what the Corsair Vengeance K70 is all about, where this mechanical gaming keyboard has been specially designed for PC gaming performance with German-made Cherry MX mechanical keyswitches for that ultimate gaming experience.

I am quite sure that gamers too, would have heard about Corsair because of their exploits in the RAM department as well as SSD storage. They aren’t a slouch in the high-performance PC gaming hardware department, either, having announced the award-winning Vengeance K70 mechanical gaming keyboard to arrive in black aluminum with red backlit keys, where it will also be available with Cherry MX Blue and Brown keyswitches, if variety is what you would like to have in your life.

First of all, your eyes will definitely appreciate the sophisticated aesthetics that have gone into the refreshed Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard, where it sports an anodized black aluminum chassis for long-lasting durability and timeless style. There is also a vibrant red backlight that shines through each key, oozing an industrial look that is capable of complimenting any gamer set up. The overall backlighting is adjustable to four different levels of intensity, where the lighting for each key can be independently enabled or disabled. There is key-by-key lighting customization that opens the door for users to highlight just the keys they require to emphasize, including WASD, before one saves the setting directly to the K70′s onboard memory.

You should not miss a keystroke ever again, thanks to its 100% anti-ghosted matrix, full n-key rollover and 1000Hz reporting rate, while multimedia controls provide you with quick access to volume, skip tracks, play, stop, and pause. There are also a nifty USB port that supports accessories including Corsair’s very own Vengeance gaming headset or mouse. Expect the new versions of the Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard to be available this month with an asking price of $129.99, where each of these will feature a 2 year warranty.

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The G-Pad turns your smartphone into a Game Boy




Getting a Game Boy growing up was certainly a defining moment. You could play all the games you wanted, and the only thing to stop you would be the batteries dying. It is a marvelous age, that we can now play a huge variety of games on our phone. The only major difference being that your D-pad, A, B, start, and select buttons are flat.

There are of course, a huge variety of games out there that don’t have these controls such as racing games or Angry Birds. If you primarily play phone games like Mario, Sonic, or Donkey Kong that do have those controls though, then you know how important that tactile feedback is (it’s nice for all games, but a smartphone can only do so much). If you wish you could get back that glorious feeling of button-mashing, then the G-Pad is here to help. This is a lightweight silicone rubber phone cover that will give you squishy buttons. This is mainly meant for iPhone gamers who are tired of being at a disadvantage because they can’t feel if they’re on top of the buttons or not.

While this is a great idea, it is a bit specific in its audience. If a game doesn’t have this button comp, then you’ll have to take this off and have one more thing to stash in your bag. They’re not terribly expensive at around $13, but they are for a niche audience.

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Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse revealed


I am quite sure that by now, most hardcore or serious gamers would have already found a particular gaming hardware setup that they are comfortable with, and it could comprise of different hardware manufacturers, or these gamers get all of their gear from the same manufacturer. If you are wondering whether a new mouse might be able to up the ante in your gaming career, then you might be curious enough to see what Swiss maestros Logitech has to offer with the Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse.

Being the latest member of the Logitech G mouse range, this Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse will be an extremely customizable mouse that will merge what is deemed to be the world’s first 12,000 DPI sensor alongside advanced surface and weight tuning in order to help the gamer in question maximize his or her victory potential. Of course, stuff like gaming tactics and the ilk will not be part of the equation, since that can only be drilled and achieved via a mix of practice and experience. Still, with the Logitech G502 Proteus Core, at least you need not worry about whether your hardware is performing up to snuff or not.

The Proteus Core will feature the Logitech G exclusive Delta Zero technology in what is deemed to be the world’s most powerful and accurate sensor, where it merges a huge DPI range of 200 all the way up to 12,000 with zero sensor acceleration, zero smoothing or filtering, and zero pixel rounding, letting you track movement at 300 inches per second. You can also calibrate the sensor against a gaming surface’s unique physical and reflective characteristics, allowing it to reconfigure itself for optimal performance all the time. 11 programmable buttons also make your life easier courtesy of the 32-bit ARM processor that controls Proteus Core’s onboard memory. For those who are interested in the Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse, you can expect to see it arrive Stateside and Europe this month, where it will carry a recommended retail price of $79.99.

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Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid-i mechanical gaming keyboard works even in dark environments


Gamers can be quite a picky lot when it comes to the kind of hardware that they use to dispatch off their opponents in the game genre of their choice, and this time around, we have the QuickFire Rapid-i mechanical gaming keyboard with ActivLite Technology from the folks over at Cooler Master. I know, right? Cooler Master is more often than not associated with desktop components and mobile accessories, and their range of gaming peripherals aren’t all that pervasive as opposed to the likes of Razer or even Logitech. Still, the QuickFire Rapid-i that happens to be a fully featured and backlit mechanical keyboard will deliver full keyboard illumination and unique lighting effects to wow onlookers, not to mention letting you play with all the lights off without having to miss a single keystroke.

The QuickFire Rapid-i’s ActivLite Technology is powered by a 32-bit ARM processor, where it will be able to deliver 5 lighting modes with 5 brightness levels. With ActivLite Technology, users will be able to enjoy a richer aesthetic to their space, and one of such modes happen to enable the backlight in order to brightly illuminate upon each key press, before it fades softly away as your fingers dance on to the next key. This is one deeply satisfying visual trail effect, and I am sure that watching operate it in the dark can be mesmerizing to some, too. In addition, the ActivLite Technology would also enable users to be able to individually program keys for unique game and application uses, as the onboard memory makes it possible to save profiles that store up to four different presets.

The QuickFire Rapid-i will also come with laser-marked keycaps and a non-glossy matte finish over tactile and quiet mechanical switches, sporting a response time of 1ms. Gaming on your travels is a snap, where you can easily remove the included braided USB cable and stash it away, while the super-slim body makes of an easy traveling companion.

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AOC announces new gaming monitor to enhance your experience


AOC, a worldwide leader when it comes to monitor display technology, has recently announced a new monitor that ought to keep gamers more than happy – in the form of the 24-inch 144Hz Gaming Monitor (aka G2460PQU if you are into model numbers). This gaming monitor will cater specially for high-performance gaming situations, as the AOC G2460PQU is capable of delivering a refresh rate of 144Hz and response time of 1ms without batting an eyelid, ensuring that your eyes are treated to ultra smooth, crystal clear visuals that gamers will appreciate as they gain that tiny bit of decisive advantage, including reduced input lag and additional frames per second.

To call the AOC G2460PQU might be a slight stretch of the imagination, but I suppose AOC has done their homework well by calling it the ultimate gaming monitor. After all, it does come with its fair share of connectivity options and a sleek design which ought to help you meet your competitive gaming needs. This is a wall-mountable monitor where it boasts of a black hairline textured design alongside a sleek red bar located right at the bottom bezel, and will be accompanied by a Display Port, HDMI, DVI-Dual Link, VGA, with a quartet of USB 2.0 ports.

Not only that, the USB hub would also include a fast-charging port that ought to bode well for mobile devices that is three times faster compared to a standard USB port in order to help you reduce your waiting times for a thirsty gadget. Not only that, the monitor itself boasts of a four-way adjustable stand which enables gamers to change the monitor height by 130mm, swivel left and right, tilt the screen angle, and pivot 90 degrees to landscape or portrait view to maximize the gaming experience. If you think that your desktop is in need of a spanking new game monitor, then the AOC G2460PQU does stack up to be a pretty decent candidate, not to mention it will come with an extremely enticing $399.99 price point.

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Razer works on custom-designed peripherals for World of Tanks


Razer is a company that has had plenty of experience when it comes to rolling out gaming hardware that caters for high performance gamers as well as professionals. Having said that, they have also introduced their fair share of game tie-ins in the past, and it is not too different this time around with a mouse and mouse mat combo that has been stylized with design elements from Wargaming’s tank MMO action game

Razer, working hand in hand with Wargaming, where the latter happens to be the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, have announced a new range of gaming peripherals for World of Tanks, where part of the package would include a customized Razer DeathAdder mouse as well as a World of Tanks Razer Goliathus mouse mat.

The custom-designed Razer mouse will come with a well-known DeathAdder ergonomic design, where it will also boast of an aggressively orange illuminated World of Tanks logo. Virtual tank commanders will have no issues pairing the premium gaming device with a World of Tanks Razer Goliathus mouse mat, where the latter has been specially designed for those who use their gaming mice to earn a living with the required surface for steady aim.

Be an early bird and you will be able to take advantage of the first 20,000 units of both products that will include in-game bonus codes for World of Tanks, featuring the exclusive Pz. Kpfw. IV Hydraulic Tank, only available to World of Tanks Razer DeathAdder users.

Just how much of a premium would an avid fan have to fork out for the World of Tanks Razer DeathAdder? It will cost you $79.99 a pop, and having been released in 2006, it still remains as the world’s best-selling gaming mouse to-date. I am quite sure that if you already own a DeathAdder mouse, getting this would not be too much of an issue if you also happen to love World of Tanks to bits.

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Nyko Power Kit for Xbox One ensures you have enough juice to game on


In this day and age, many of the devices that we own run on battery power, and while most of us take the necessary care and precaution to recharge whatever device that we’re using the night before so that it will be ready for a full day of action afterwards, there are times when our memory fails us. Those who own the Xbox One might want to check out this Nyko Power Kit that will be able to let you achieve a literal balance of power, as it plays and charges simultaneously.

You can opt from either Regular or Plus models (which will feature either 1 or 2 batteries), and hence it does away with the need for you to purchase disposable batteries that would do our earth no good as landfills get poisoned. Do bear in mind that the Nyko Power Kit will target the Xbox One’s wireless controller, where it would come in handy during those marathon gaming sessions. I might want to recommend the Nyko Power Kit Plus though, since with this, you ought to have a fully-charged battery on hand for Xbox emergencies all the time. It plugs in straight into the USB ports on the Xbox One console, and with a Multi-LED charge indicator that shows off its charging status, you ought to be in full and total control all the time.
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Titanfall R.A.T. 3 Mouse ready to rock and roll


I suppose if you happen to own the Xbox One, one particular game that would have occupied most of your time and attention in the past week or so would have been Titanfall. It is a game that has captured the imagination of many, and you can be sure that should a movie concerning the series be released, it would be able to find quite a sizeable number of gamers flock to cinemas, as there is always something about huge robots slugging it out with one another that we fancy. Well, the $79.99 Titanfall R.A.T. 3 mouse might be the first of many Titanfall-laced products or gaming peripherals, so brace yourselves!

The Titanfall R.A.T. 3 mouse comes with a gaming-grade 3500 DPI optical sensor so that you have one less excuse when you fail to dispatch of your opponents properly in a deathmatch. Apart from that, this gaming mouse also sports a trio of programmable macro buttons across 3 modes, resulting in 9 user-definable commands. There are also 4 user-definable DPI settings that range from 450 to 3500. Kudos to the folks over at Mad Catz for turning the ever-popular R.A.T. mouse into one that has been optimized for Titanfall.
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Project Morpheus unveiled


Are you looking forward to a slew of new gaming experiences down the road with the hot selling Sony PS4? Well, we have good news for you. From the floor of the Game Developers Conference 2014 , Sony has taken a step forward in an attempt to breathe new life into the world of gaming by introducing Project Morpheus, which happens to be SCE’s prototype virtual reality (VR) system that will play nice with the Sony PS4. It does seem as though SCE has placed a whole lot of emphasis on virtual reality in order to move the game industry forward, and Project Morpheus happens to be an innovation that SCE clearly believes is capable of shaping the future of games.

The new technology that is implemented in Project Morpheus is said to be able to deliver a sense of presence, where as a player, you will actually feel as though you are within the game, and your emotions would definitely be a whole lot more real than ever before. I am quite sure that giving a runout on Project Morpheus would be a whole lot more different than Nintendo’s Virtual Boy which was a failure.

The existing Project Morpheus prototype comes with a head mounted display with 1080p resolution and a 90 degree field of view. There are also accelerometer and gyroscope sensors built into the head mounted unit, while the PlayStation Camera is capable of accurately track head orientation and movement. This translates to the fact that as your head rotates, so too, will the image of the virtual world rotate intuitively in real-time.

Apart from that, Project Morpheus also boasts of the new 3D audio technology that re-creates stereoscopic sounds in all directions and is capable of changing in real-time, depending on your head orientation. Other than playing nice with the PlayStation Camera, Project Morpheus will also work alongside DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller and PlayStation Move to deliver an easy-to-use, plug-and-play VR experience.

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Classic Console USB Controllers brings back yesteryear’s memories


There are some things in life that cannot be taken away from you, and those include fond memories of your far younger days, when you were carefree and had stuff like video games to play with instead of enjoying your time in the great outdoors. Well, those classic consoles like the NES, SNES and SEGA MegaDrive were certainly entertaining, and don’t you wish that you could get a feel of how those controllers felt in your hand once again? You can do so with the Classic Console USB Controllers which will retail anywhere from $14.99 to $19.99, where you can pick from the Atari, Gamecube, Genesis 6-button, N64, NES, or SNES controllers.

These controllers will be compatible with Windows and Mac OS, so it ought to cover a whole lot of area when it comes to games that you want to play with. I suppose booting up an old school MAME emulator might be one of the best options here, although the legality of the ROMs that run on your computer would definitely be up to debate. The original connectors on these controllers have been replaced with USB cables, which means there is no need for pesky driver installation and the ilk. Not only that, the buttons are also fully configurable, where all of it is tethered via a 2 meter long cord.
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