LAS VEGAS – Turtle Beach unveiled a slew of new gaming headsets, and related accessories, designed to deliver audio bliss to gamers of all types. The gaming headsets — representing both refreshed and new model lines — are quite impressive.
My favorite is the PX51s ($269.99)/XP510s ($289.99). The difference these two wireless headsets is that the PX51s is designed for PS3 gamers, while the XP510s is designed for the Xbox 360 crowd (and comes with the Bluetooth dongle that plugs into the bottom of the 360 controller for wireless chat) .
The fruits of Razer’s “Project Fiona” have finally come to fruition at CES 2013 in the form of the 10.1-inch Razer Edge, a powerful new tablet that Razer hopes will be your new one-stop-shop for all your gaming needs. Announced during CES 2012, “Project Fiona” was lauded as a tablet developed “by PC gamers for PC gamers” and received much attention and accolades.
I was able to sit down with the final version of the tablet and give the portable powerhouse a go.
Nintendo’s got a secret weapon in the upcoming console war, and it’s called Nintendo TVii. I knew precisely one thing when I initially heard about the service: it’s name. Retailers didn’t discuss it as a selling point, and Nintendo didn’t shed much light on it, either. This week, however, we had the pleasure of talking to i.TV CEO Bill Pelo who detailed all the intriguing features that Nintendo TVii has to offer courtesy of his company’s app.
The Digital Experience is an electronic showcase organized by Pepcom twice a year, with the larger of the two showings presented during the Consumer Electronics Show – CES – in January. Dozens of companies show off the latest and greatest in tech and gadgetry. Nearly two hundred companies exhibited during the Digital Experience this year. The following is a list of a few gaming-related gadgets that caught my eye during the show.
LAS VEGAS – If CES 2012 was The Year of the Headphone (especially those of the celebrity-endorsed variety), CES 2013 is The Year of the Big Ticket Television. Sony’s presser began with CEO Kaz Harai taking the stage to explain that Sony has the best products on the market, and that the company intends to return to the top of the television business.
Sony unveiled the world’s first 55-inch OLED 4K TV, and plans to offer other 4K sets in 60- and 84-inch sizes later this year. Representatives explained that the company’s “Triluminos Display” technology accentuates reds, blues, and especially greens in the 4K televisions to deliver beautiful pictures.
LAS VEGAS – Nvidia has made quite the splash at CES 2013. The company not only announced a gaming handheld (codenamed Project Shield), but paired that announcement with its own cloud-based gaming technology: GRID. It’s a bold move, especially considering the financial woes OnLive faced after unveiling a console and cloud gaming service.
Nvidia claims GRID will allow users to stream 36 “HD-quality” games from a single server with its new virtualization technology. The company boasts that it can reduce latency by 30ms, which would create a console gaming-like look and feel.
Las Vegas, NV – Gamers strive for the greatest gaming experience, and that includes gaming on the best TV set possible. LG has several excellent sets slated for release this year that are worthy of consideration: Laser and 4K to among them.
At this morning’s LG press conference, LG had one goal and one goal only: to make using electronics simple, and natural. LG’s aspirations are to take the features in technology that frustrate us (like voice commands), and make them what they’re supposed to be — smooth, simple, and intuitive. LG had an impressive showcase, and may be in the top for leading TVs at this year’s CES.
Las Vegas – Nvidia, renowned graphics processor manufacturer, announced Project Shield, an Android-based portable video game system powered by the new Tegra 4 platform.
Project Shield plays Android games in the Google Play store (included Android-optimized titles in the Nvidia TegraZone game store), but it also acts as a wireless receiver and controller so it can stream games running on PCs featuring Nvidia GeForce GTX GPUs (650 or higher). It can also access Steam libraries. The supported games include Assassin’s Creed III, Borderlands 2, Dishonored, Hawken, Portal 2, and Skyrim.
The Square Enix rep played through the demo twice. The first go, he was stealthy and patient and hid the bodies of any NPCs he had killed. The second time around things got a bit more violent. To show us just how many options you have in tackling missions, he rescued a cop that was being interrogated by criminals and used a fire axe to take out three thugs. This doesn’t sound all that gruesome in text, but seeing is indeed believing.
You want some gaming gear? We got your gaming gear. Well, actually, Mad Catz does. Many gaming-related accessories graced the CES 2012′s halls and hotels, but no company matched the variety that Mad Catz showcased. From fight sticks to MMO mice to flight sticks (and beyond!), Mad Catz had plenty of wares on display. But enough of our yappin’; check out the gallery below for some most excellent shots of Mad Catz’ new merchandise.