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The Titanium Falcon Smart Ring Game Controller is coming to a store near you…someday

We want to be as close to our gaming worlds as possible, so it makes sense that we’re striving to make exceedingly real virtual reality experiences. We’ve already got things like the Occulus, Omni, wireless controllers that act as weapons and much more. However, the more we put on, the harder it is to make the experience seem real. There have been innovations to expand your visual field in your living room, but they only do so much as you’re not really moving with the environment.

If you like geeky accessories that are also functional, then the Talon from Titanium Falcon will be a hot new item to keep your eye on. We’ve seen a gaming ring before, but as it is with all tech items, the newest one is generally trying to outdo the older version of itself. This is less than 3.8mm thick and won’t cost more than $100, but its aim is to be as multi-platform as possible.

Rather than forcing you to get an expensive piece of hardware that you don’t already have, this will work with any smart device. This means your phone, tablet, smart TV, smart watch, PC, Mac, or VR headset. Your hand gestures will control aspects of games or applications, making it a more seamless experience. It uses Bluetooth low energy, a 32-bite CPU, two action buttons, 9-axis motion control sensor, a gyroscope, and a compass. While we won’t know precisely how useful this is until it has hit the shelves as it is going to be a crowdfunding campaign first, it looks pretty promising at the moment.

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Sony PS4 takes a turn to the Dark Side of the Force

I am quite sure that many of us, even if we are not Star Wars fans, would know that Star Wars Episode VII is set to this the silver screens at the end of this year right before Christmas, and by all indicators and means, it will be a massive box office hit – the question is, how much will it gross at the end of the day, and where will it rank on 2015’s top 10 highest grossing movies list? With that, you can be sure that Star Wars fans, too, might be on the lookout for a new PS4 – either they do not yet own one, or feel that it is time for a fresh change of air. Hence, it is rather interesting to note that there will be not one, but two Star Wars bundles that will be made available this coming November 17th, and pre-orders for both bundles are set to kick off soon.

First and foremost, the Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundle will come with a custom 500GB limited edition PS4 system (CUH-1200 series) and DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller that has been specially inspired by Darth Vader himself. This fully customized PS4 will boast of an image of Darth Vader, as well as a repeated Star Wars logo across the top of the system. The Darth Vader edition DUALSHOCK 4 was inspired by Darth Vader’s chest panel and features the repeated Star Wars logo on its touchpad.

Those who pick up this particular bundle will also find the Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition, in addition to a digital voucher to download a quartet of classic Star Wars titles, namely Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars Bounty Hunter. These four titles will be playable for the very first time on the PS4 platform, and to celebrate such an occasion, they will sport enhanced graphics and Trophy support.

That is not all though, and in order to celebrate the launch of Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, there will also be a Limited Edition Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars PS4 Bundle that is available exclusively at Wal-mart on November 17th, too. This package sports the Darth Vader-inspired 500GB PS4 system (CUH-1200 series) and DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller, accompanied by the Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars Edition PlayStation Exclusive Hardware Bundle Kit. Such a kit will include a physical copy of Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, the Disney Infinity Base, the Rise Against the Empire Play Set Pack (featuring Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa figures, as well the Rise Against the Empire Play Set piece), and the Boba Fett figure, exclusive to PlayStation through this holiday season. You will also find a similar digital voucher for the four classic Star Wars games mentioned earlier on. Looks like the Force is pretty strong this holiday season!

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Razer Orbweaver Chroma ergonomic gaming keypad is good for all competitions

If you were to ensure that your high end gaming rig not only looks good but has high performance values attached to it, then you would also make sure that the gaming peripherals that keep it company? Those also ought to rank on the high end side of things, of course. Having said that, if your gaming keyboard and gaming mouse are already part of the Razer ensemble, why not go one more step further with the $129.99 Razer Orbweaver Chroma ergonomic gaming keypad? This is a fully customizable, mechanical, ergonomic gaming keypad which has been specifically designed for tournament-grade controls and color synchronization with other Chroma-enabled devices.

Just like how all great men stand on the shoulders of giants before them, so too, is the Razer Orbweaver Chroma ergonomic gaming keypad based on the original Razer Orbweaver which proved to be hugely successful in its own right. This all-new Razer Orbweaver Chroma is capable of offering with 20 fully programmable Razer Mechanical Switches; where there will be an eight-way directional thumb-pad; adjustable hand, thumb and palm modules; and now equipped with the well loved lighting features that were originally captured on the Razer BlackWidow Chroma keyboard.

With the integrated green Razer Mechanical Switches that arrive with a required actuation force of 50 grams, this ensures that commands will be executed as fast as users’ fingers can trigger them. The thumb-pad itself can be used for movement or even as a modifier so that it can enable nearly endless spell combinations, and all of these are able to be set via Razer’s cloud-based driver software Razer Synapse.

You can be sure that the Razer Orbweaver will allow the avid and skilful gamer to unleash a torrent of spells, macros and abilities upon their opponents, without losing a wee bit of speed and efficiency. With instantaneous switching between eight key maps and unlimited macro lengths, the Razer Orbweaver Chroma should be in your Christmas shopping list.

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Razer DeathStalker Chroma gaming keyboard ups the cool factor

It goes without saying that many of us these days would like to look cool, so to speak. After all, there is value in looking your very best, or sharpest, regardless of where you are. The clothes do make the man (and woman, of course), and if you are a gamer, then having a gaming rig that has plenty of hardware firepower is definitely something worth checking out. Of course, what is underneath the hood should also be complemented by what is on the outside, and you can be sure that the Razer DeathStalker Chroma gaming keyboard is one particular device that will appeal to just about all kinds of gamers, regardless of the genre of game that you indulge your time in.

The Razer DeathStalker Chroma intends to be different from the rest of the crowd by being a high-performance gaming keyboard that will feature fully programmable slim chiclet keycaps as well as a trio of customizable backlighting zones. It is famous for its sleek design that requires a travel distance of a mere 2mm to actuate, which means the Razer DeathStalker Chroma will be able to provide superior performance if you were to compare it to traditional rubber dome membrane switches that will require the whole travel distance in order to register a keystroke.

In addition, there is an ergonomic wrist rest which has been specially designed with the sole purpose of comfortable typing on this low profile keyboard, making sure that countless hours of gameplay will not result in any kind of fatigue at all. Apart from that, the keyboard will also come equipped with the award winning Razer Chroma lighting, which would be extremely pleasing to the eyes, to say the least. There will be a trio of distinct lighting zones as well as different kinds of lighting effects that range from spectrum cycling to static, breathing and even the iconic wave, which enables the Razer DeathStalker Chroma to be easily personalized to suit any style.

It is right now available for $99.99 a pop, although our friends who live across the pond will have to fork out 119.99 Euros for one of these puppies.

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The Nyko Type Pad for PS4 brings the party together

Nyko Type Pad PS4

When you’re playing a multiplayer game with friends on PC, there’s no problem telling them exactly what you want to say via text. Your fingers can move a mile a minute thanks to the years of training typing messages on your phone and PC have given you. Through a keyboard, whatever enters your mind can become words within seconds. When you move to console, the idea of typing out so much as a sentence is painful as it takes several times longer to tap out.

If you want to be able to whip out a full text conversation on your PS4 without feeling as though you need a computer-sized keyboard, then this Nyko Type Pad is perfect for you. Not that many people really talk through text anymore for games, as it’s usually better to be on a live chat with headphones. However, if you just want the ability to type quickly on your PS4, this will let you do it with a full QWERTY keyboard.

It has an analog nub for quick directional menu navigation, and has a built-in rechargeable battery that won’t suck the life from your controller. You won’t need to worry about much fuss with putting this on, as it’s a simple snap on. The black keys fit into the PS4 controllers aesthetic, with orange as a highlight. This is going to cost you $34.99, and don’t worry, you’ll still have access to your headphone jack.

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The HORI Tactical Assault Commander gives that PC feel to the PS3

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MSI does the Windows 10 dance with new gaming notebooks

MSI-GT72-Win10When it comes to notebooks, you can generally break that market down into two different niches – the first would be for the road warrior or businessman, who simply wants it to work without weighing too much. Sure, it will be able to crunch numbers and churn out spreadsheets, but chances are you would also find Minesweeper and Solitaire on it as the only games, too. The other would be high end models that are able to rival, or perhaps even surpass the processing and graphical firepower found on other desktops. This would be the fabled realm of gaming notebooks, and it is a market which MSI is familiar with. After all, they have come up with their fair share of gaming notebooks in the past, and it does not look as though they are going to stop anytime soon. In fact, with the recent release of Windows 10, MSI has also stepped forward to announce the availability of gaming notebooks with Windows 10, where among them include the ultra-powerful GT72 Dominator with G-Sync technology and the performance focused GE72 Apache and GE62 Apache.

Specially designed to deliver an amazing user experience, Windows 10 will re-imagine a classic by incorporating an array of new features which will enhance gaming performance, and this would include more realistic visuals via DirectX 12. Windows 10 will also allow PC and console gamers to duke it out in multiplayer games at the same time; stream games from a console to a PC; and easily record, edit and share videos with GameDVR.

Those who want to experience the superior performance of Windows 10 can do so without having to go through pesky updates or downloads on MSI’s GT72 Dominator with G-Sync technology, GE72 Apache and GE62 Apache gaming notebooks. Chances are you will not be disappointed, far from it, in fact. Pricing details have yet to be determined.

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The dreamGEAR Comfort Grip for your 3DS XL – be kind to your button mashers

The way controllers, mice, and keyboards have changed over the years shows us that the way something is shaped can affect us. We see the word ergonomic pop up all the time with gaming peripherals, but that just means that it’s going to help put your body at the optimal angle while you’re using “insert whatever it is here”.

While there are plenty of options for ergonomic mice and controllers, there’s not much to be done for your 3DS. It’s quite literally a rectangle, and there’s little that makes it much different from the controllers of consoles long past. This dreamGEAR Comfort Grip for either your 3DS XL or New Nintendo 3DS will help you not only get a better grip on your device, but make it easier to hold this for longer periods of time without putting as much strain on your hands.

This will also provide far more protection for your 3DS as there will be a bit of padding for short falls and shocks. It’s easy to put on and take off, and there are cutouts for the ports, sliders, and camera so you won’t have to lose any functionality to the extra support. Due to the bulk of this though, it will be slightly more annoying to access everything if you have sausage fingers. This is only going to cost you around $20, and will save your hands and 3DS alike.

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The Tesoro Thyrsus MMO/MOBA Gaming Mouse hits shelves next month

Any time you take up a hobby seriously, you notice how the tools you use affect the finished product. Someone who likes to draw will start to notice subtle differences in the hard or softness of the lead, or the thickness of the line on paper. In the same way you notice these tiny details in the hobby of drawing, and how the type of pencil you use will affect the finalized picture, it is the same for having quality peripherals for those who like to play video games.

It might be a bit of a jump from art to gaming, but both can require a very particular set of skills and finesse. There’s nothing wrong with having a regular mouse and headset to play PC games, but when you get accustomed to a certain kind of game, you notice things that would make your life easier when playing. For those who love playing MMOs or MOBAs, you likely want programmable buttons that you don’t have to go out of your way for. The Tesoro Thyrsus Gaming Mouse has 6 programmable thumb buttons meant for MMO and MOBA gamers specifically.

There’s 64KB of memory so you can keep 5 gaming profiles handy. You can adjust six levels of sensitivity up to 8200 dpi, there’s a polling rate up to 1000Hz, and there’s multicolor LEDs you can fiddle with. This is going to cost you $69, and will hit the market in August.

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Capture the Flag REDUX – a new age of play

When you think of summer, notions of going to the beach, tossing a ball around, or going to the park arise in your mind. Of course, these are usually daytime activities, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t willing to play at night. The only issue is that it’s harder to see, and not everyone is equipped with night vision. Capture the flag can be played whether it’s day or night, but it’s very hard to keep track of who is on what team or see where your objective is past sundown.

If you like putting a modern spin on games you used to love as a kid, then Capture the Flag REDUX is going to be your new favorite way to play at night. The rules are the same, but instead of having a boring traffic cone or ball be the flag, you’ll have a glowing orb which you must take to your side. One is blue and the other is green, with a plethora of glow in the dark wristbands which you can use to denote who belongs on what side.

You’ll need 8-20 people to play this game at its full potential, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy it with fewer. While this seems more like a game for children, that doesn’t stop us adults from enjoying a game that gets your blood pumping. This kit will cost you $48, but will definitely be worth it for the amount of fun you’ll get out of it for so many people.

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