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When it comes to no-nonsense gaming peripherals, you know that you won’t go wrong with the name Razer emblazoned across your device. Well, this time around Xbox 360 owners might want to sit up and take notice as Razer has just announced that beta testing of their Razer Atrox Arcade Stick is over, which means it should be more than ready to hit the market very, very soon. Just what the heck is the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick anyways? This particular Xbox 360 specific peripheral has gone through rigorous testing by some of the world’s best pro-gamers and Fighting Game Community members worldwide, and has been specially built to target modders and tournament gamers. It will carry premium quality Sanwa components to get your game on, sporting 10 highly responsive buttons and a precision eight-way joystick so that gamers are allowed to strike instantly without sacrificing on peak performance and reliability.
The Razer Atrox Arcade Stick is an extremely moddable controller, where opening it up is a snap as all it takes is a touch of a button on the outside, Once the innards of the Atrox Arcade Stick is revealed, it is a snap to customize it as you can swap your own personal designs for a unique, one-of-a-kind look, in addition to gaining access to the internal compartments that boasts of a honeycomb structure that paves the way for easy screw mounting. The easily accessible internal compartment of the Razer Atrox would boast of dedicated slots that allows you to stash away an included alternate bat top joystick, in addition to a detachable cable, and a screwdriver for modding.
The Razer Atrox Arcade Stick will retail for $199.99 in the US, although if you so happen to live across the pond in Europe, you would have to fork out €199.99 for it, which is more expensive after conversion. Why not ask a family member or friend living in the US to purchase one for you before he or she drops by for a visit? Those who are interested in bringing home the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick later this month can place a pre-order on Razerzone.com when May 21st rolls around, and folks living in the Land of the Rising Sun will be able to get theirs within this month as well. As for the rest of the world, a wee bit more patience is required, as you will have to wait until June to pick yours up.
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Razer Atrox Arcade Stick announced
Swiss peripherals manufacturer Logitech is not a company that shies away from the spotlight. In fact, they have just announced that they will be, yet again, the official sponsor of the League of Legends Season Three Championship Series by offering their range of mice and keyboards for all of those involved. According to Dustin Beck, VP of esports for Riot Games, “Our fans love Logitech’s gaming accessories, and we’re excited to have them back as a sponsor this year. Plus, they have great rapport with the gaming community, which makes our partnership with them a natural fit.” Sounds like a partnership worth continuing, right?
Just what does this sponsorship mean to gamers, other than supporting exciting and fun eSports entertainment such as League of Legends? Logitech has moved beyond slapping on their company logo on a banner that advertises the event, as the team there have been working closely with Riot over the past few months in order to introduce additional capabilities to the Logitech G range, and summoners out there will be able to appreciate the amount of work and effort that went in. In fact, Logitech is more than pleased to announce a range of hardware features which will now be supported directly in the League of Legends client.
These new features will include the capability of all G-keys (no exceptions here) in Logitech mice, keyboards and headsets being selectable as bindable keys directly in the in-game interface. Not only that, you also have multi-color LED lighting in the new Logitech G510s and G19s keyboards that are capable of switching to indicate the color of your team, and even when you are in colorblind mode, no exceptions will be made. The Logitech G510s and G19s GamePanel LCD will also be able to show off constantly updated statistics that are normally found in the character subscreen, and these will include cool-down reduction, or stats that were not previously available, such as gold per minute. Are you stoked by what is made available?
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Logitech makes a splash at League of Legends Season Three Championship Series
When it comes to gaming, there is one name that would definitely resonate with gamers – whether they are casual or hardcore, it does not matter. Razer is a name that has rolled out its fair share of hardware, be they mice, mouse pads, or keyboards (and even tablets recently), not to mention marrying such high-tech hardware to software apps that get the job done. Well, Razer’s latest effort would come in the form of the Razer Comms that is currently in Beta format, where it will help to connect gamers around the world. Let us learn more about Razer Comms in the extended story.
In a nutshell, Razer Comms is an all-in-one communications solution for gamers. After taking in feedback that were gleaned from a community-based closed beta program, Razer Comms will now see the incorporation of VoIP client, instant messaging and IRC-chat features, where it will enable gamers all over the world to hook up to a single service, all without having to fork out an additional cent. After all, times are hard, and this is another example that there is a free lunch after all. Not only that, Razer Comms also boasts of an in-game overlay that will seamlessly integrate with PC games, delivering uninterrupted gameplay while at the same time typing or talking with friends.
Razer Comms will rely on the implementation of complex audio algorithms as well as an ultra-fast server infrastructure in order to deliver precise, crisp and clear communication without any danger of timeouts or lag spikes. Not only that, it also features advanced noise reduction and echo cancellation, which will definitely be a boon to the millions of PC gamers around the world.
The history of Razer Comms is a rather interesting one, where it came about as an internal project that was built on the spare “10 percent passion time” of a couple of engineers (sounds a bit like Google, no?). After taking in their fair share of fan requests to make it widely available, Razer Comms is now a fully supported project with a specially designated team working on it. Let’s hope that when Razer Comms is no longer in beta, it would be a game changer, pun not intended.
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Razer Comms Beta connects gamers around the world
When it comes to gaming peripherals, there is one name that would surely inspire confidence right from the get go, and that would be Razer. Here we are with the $129.99 Razer Orbweaver Elite Mechanical Gaming Keypad which will definitely help up the ante whenever you game. After all, if you still lose to your opponents after having the Razer Orbweaver Elite Mechanical Gaming Keypad in your hands, then surely there is no other explanation for your inability to break into the professional gamer fold (and hence, do keep your day job) other than the fact that you lack the relevant “gaming mind”, since the tools at your disposal are already at the very pinnacle of innovation.
What kind of goodies can one expect from the Razer Orbweaver Elite Mechanical Gaming Keypad? For starters, how does 20 fully programmable buttons sound to you? In addition, it is further augmented by an 8-way thumbpad, where that is accompanied by adjustable hand, thumb, and palm-rest modules. The main selling point of the Razer Orbweaver Elite Mechanical Gaming Keypad would be its technology that delivers a distinctive tactile feedback in the form of a light pronounced tap and click to your fingertips. Individual keys are accompanied by an optimized actuation force of 50g in addition to a reduced actuation distance of 2mm, allowing you to unleash commands and attacks without batting an eyelid, as your adversaries start to wonder since when did you have such blisteringly fast reflexes? With other features such as unlimited macro lengths, a backlit keypad for total control under dark conditions, and unlimited customizable profiles via Razer Synapse 2.0, you’ve surely got a winner here.
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Razer Orbweaver Elite Mechanical Gaming Keypad
Everyone loves video games, and other than parents who feel that video games are of the devil and teachers who think that kids are better off burying their noses in some revision book or another, video games exist to entertain, and it has grown to such a size that it would be folly to dismiss its importance in popular culture. Well, here is the $59.99 Adventure Time BMO Interactive Buddy that might catch your interest, especially for folks who own an iPad mini, as it is powered by such a tablet, allowing the BMO Interactive Buddy to play video games with you.
Bear in mind that this is a fully licensed piece of Adventure Time electronics device, and it allows you to enjoy just about every single game that you have ever seen from Adventure Time. All you need to do is own an iPad mini first, slide it on top of the BMO, and you are good to go, as the iPad mini will get the apps up and running in no time. Needless to say, these apps are free to download, where you can select from memorable titles such as Conversation Parade, Fighting Lincolns, Adventure Master, Guardians of Sunshine, Horse vs. Two Fighters Game, and That other one among others.
Adventure Time BMO Interactive Buddy
When it comes to computer peripherals, a company with the pedigree of Logitech certainly cannot be overlooked. After all, they have come up with their fair share of computer keyboards, mice, and speakers in the past that would surely have garnered quite a sizeable following until now. Well, the last half year was spent by the folks over at Logitech, as they mulled over just what were the missing ingredients in the world of PC gaming accessories, and in order to deliver what gamers want, they laid down a challenge to themselves, hoping to make a difference where it really counts. All of that thinking and passion has resulted in the spanking new Logitech G lineup, where you can see a sample that is depicted above.
The new Logitech G range of gaming accessories exemplifies the company’s passion for science, where it will comprise of half a dozen redesigned mice and keyboard favorites, which will also be accompanied by a couple of new headsets, where each one of them features advanced technology that were specifically designed to improve gamers’ performance.
Using Delta Zero sensor technology to deliver high accuracy cursor control, you will also be able to enjoy the touch of advanced surface materials for a more comfortable precision grip, and anti-ghosting keys make sure that during those frenzied moments in a game, you will not lock up the entire keyboard even when pressing multiple keys simultaneously when the pressure is piling. Logitech also knows that sometimes, gamers do get too passionate, and slam their keyboards and mice on the table out of frustration when they miss a particular shot or execute a wrong strategy. Logitech has taken steps to ensure that the peripherals which roll off their production lines for the new G range are extremely robust, which is why each of the new Logitech PC gaming products will be accompanied by a worldwide 3-year warranty, now how about that?
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Logitech G Series enhances your gaming experience
When it comes to gaming peripherals, I am quite sure that many folks would have the name Razer clearly embedded within their kinds, and for obvious reasons, too. Well, here we are with something that most folks tend to overlook as they concentrate more on the hardware power underneath the hood, in addition to the size of their monitor, and of course, who can leave out a thumping audio system to complement the awesome graphics? You will also need a decent gaming keyboard that has enough memory for a plethora of macro controls, while a gaming mouse which works best to the genre of games that you play is also important. Having said that, the kind of surface which your gaming mouse glides over is also important, and this is where Razer’s latest achievement, the Razer Megasoma 2 Mouse Mat, comes in handy.
The Razer Megasoma 2 Mouse Mat is said to be a revolutionary hybrid gaming mouse mat that comes with two kinds of surfaces – hard, as well as soft. In a nutshell, this hybrid gaming mouse mat will bring together the best of both worlds, combining the stability and performance of a hard mat with the flexibility and comfort of a soft surface.
Since it works that way, you as the gamer will enjoy the benefits of both hard and soft surfaces, where the silicon remains taut and stable for consistent mousing performance and precise motion control. While doing so, it is also flexible, just like a soft mat, so that users are able to enjoy a cushioned feel underneath their hands thanks to its cloth-top layer. Other improvements found in the Razer Megasoma 2 compared to its predecessor include an ergonomically thinner profile, an anti-static treated surface and anti-fraying edges which will go great lengths in increasing its durability. The Razer Megasoma 2 mouse mat is now available worldwide for $39.99/€39.99 a pop.
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Razer Megasoma 2 Mouse Mat
You know something? It is a whole lot easier to be a backseat driver, as you tend to be able to make all of the correct decisions that the driver him or herself was seemingly unable to make when they are at the wheel. Same goes for high stakes Formula 1 racing, where being in the comfort of your living room, you can cuss at the driver’s decision, but you have never really placed yourself in such a high pressure cooker situation, have you? Perhaps it is time to change things and give you a tiny taste on what could be – with the $58,500 Full Immersion Professional Racer’s Simulator.
Yes sir, with that kind of money, you can buy yourself an exotic race car (on the low end side of things, though), but at least with the Full Immersion Professional Racer’s Simulator, you would not have to worry about stuff such as insurance claims, folks scratching your car out of jealousy and the ilk. The Full Immersion Professional Racer’s Simulator is said to be the only racing simulator in the market to come with a 180°, 106″-wide HD screen which will keep you immersed in a high-speed virtual car race of unparalleled realism. 7 million-pixels will wrap themselves halfway around you, showing the window net, side mirrors, and passed cars in your peripheral vision as though you are in an actual vehicle. 57 renowned race circuits, including Daytona International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Laguna Seca, have been recreated from 3D laser scans. Talk about extravagant!
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Full Immersion Professional Racer’s Simulator
Gamers take their gaming sessions very seriously, and there are different kinds of gaming companies that offer various hardware configurations to cater for the vast diversity among humankind. After all, one man’s meat has been known to be another man’s poison, and this time around, we have Genius announcing what they call the Ultimate Gaming Combo, delivering the complete suite of gear required (at least, in Genius’ eyes) for smooth h PC gaming in a single package, and it comprises of the Genius GX Gaming Series Mouse, Keyboard and Headset.
This ”ideal toolset”, so to speak, is now available in the US and Canada. The 3 in 1 GX Gaming Series combo will merge together what Genius has classified as the elite products of the GX Gaming Series, where among them include the Maurus Black gaming mouse, Imperator gaming keyboard and Lychas gaming headset.
First of all, the Maurus Black Gaming Mouse will come with a bunch of customizable features, which has been touted to deliver a personalized experience. The Scorpion UI (User Interface) will enable you to save up to 21 macros, delivering a competitive edge even in the midst of a battle, while Maurus’ buttons, complete with default settings of left, right, middle with scroll, next page, and last page, can be programmed to offer gamers an even greater degree of customizable control. Apart from that, you can over-clock the SG Core engine, so that you can adjust the dpi to four different levels (450/900/1800/3500) directly from the mouse.
As for the Imperator Gaming Keyboard, it sports half a dozen programmable keys under 3 game profiles, letting you assign up to 18 macros. As for the included UI, it is a snap to manage and customize your macros. The Lychas Gaming Headset is perfect for LAN parties and competitions, thanks to its individual ear cup volume control. The asking price for this “combo”? $129.99 a pop, which is pretty decent actually.
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Genius Ultimate Gaming Combo Introduced
Now here is a pair of gaming headphones that you might want to consider, especially since it comes with one feature that most of the other gaming headsets in the market do not – vibration! Well, the company behind this pair of gaming headphones needed to do something really different from what is already available in order to capture the attention of a fickle audience, doesn’t it? Hence the $49.99 Rosewill 5.1 Channel Gaming Headset with Vibration, where it is said to offer you a whole lot more bang for your hard earned buck.
The Rosewill 5.1 Channel Gaming Headset with Vibration, as its name suggests will come with 5.1 surround sound capability, complete with vibration and 8 precise speakers. Fret not, your ears will not fall off after a particularly gruelling gaming session, as there will be soft ear-pad cushions that offer an additional level of comfort, while the headset itself boasts of an excellent uni-directional, noise-cancelling microphone. Heck, the included driver CD will even allow you to enhance to Virtual 7.1 Digital surround sound complete with explosive bass, crystal-clear treble, and vibration. It has a 6.6 foot cable keeping it company, letting you plug it into any available USB port around which should provide you with ample freedom of movement.
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Rosewill 5.1 Channel Gaming Headset with Vibration