Gaming

Pop-up Analog Joystick for cellphones

The reason a lot of us have never really got into the whole “cellphone gaming” thing is because of the lack of a decent navigation control option. How can you truly control a game with one hand and no mouse. Which is why this concept of a Pop-Up Joystick is such an interesting idea. Some people might think it’s just ...

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Guitar Hero coming to the Wii

So it’s finally been announced. Activision’s Guitar Hero, one of the most popular games of the last few years, is on its way to the Wii. The information given is very little since it was only briefly talked about in a conference call from Activision CEO Mike Griffith. All the details known for now are from Mike Griffith’s mouth: “The ...

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The Mario-phone that never was

You thought Mac was the only media handling company to think about delving into the mobile business? Think again. The above design shows a phone subitted by Nintendo in 2001 to the U.S. patent office. The patent title was “Electronic apparatus having game and telephone functions”. The patent was not approved until June of 2006. The name on the patent ...

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Is PCI-E for laptops overboard? The Magma ExpressBox thinks not.

This is the Magma ExpressBox that lets all of your crazy gamers to have a PCI-E graphics card hook up to your laptop. If you are really seriouly excited right now, please stop and go buy a desktop. Gaming is nice, but hardcore gaming (HalfLife, FEAR, Oblivion…) needs more than a laptop. It just isn’t right! Those games deserve a ...

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New quiter Xbox 360 DVD drive doesn’t sound like jet engine

While we are all waiting for the new, upgraded Xbox 360s to make their way into the market (speculation, but still fun to think about), Microsoft has quietly begun to ship a new DVD drive with the Xbox 360. This new drive is the BenQ VAD6038 drive and it’s main function is to be quiet. With the sound of the ...

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Asus Aquatank:The GeForce 8800GTX cooling solution

Asus has announced its Aquatank graphics card. A new option for cooling an overclocked GeForce 8800GTX card with a water cooling method. The new Aquatank is said to run 12 degrees cooler then a reference thermal module. The Aquatank clears out warm water from an overclocking 8800GTX, enabling the GeForce graphics to be up to 11 percent faster then when ...

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Thanko USB Wiimote Charger

Thanko Japan’s USB Wiimote Charger is something many gamers have been waiting for. Having to go out to the store to buy new batteries twice a week just isn’t cutting it for us Wii players. The USB Charger comes with a cradle, a special Nickel battery, and a battery cover compatible with the charger. The charger works on any USB ...

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Nokia N-Gage 2.0? Say it isn’t so!

We hoped that when Gizmondo went under, the N-Gage device from Nokia would follow suit. And for all intensive purposes, it did. Or so we thought. Word is spreading from the Nokia N-Gage official blog that the N-Gage 2.0 is coming. Word to Nokia: If you are going to release another multi-funtional device, fine, but don’t give it the same ...

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New footage of flOw, pretty as ever

flOw, it’s that game that Sony promised for the launch of the PS3, that looked so amazing, and wound up getting pushed back to the end of February. Now, it’s not like anyone was too suprised by this (sadly), but if this game is pushed back again, they had better give away a free movie with it when it comes ...

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New Nvidia cards integrate DirectX 10 for under $200

The phrase “budget gaming” has become less of an oxymoron as of late, but it is still a stretch. It all really just depends on your definition of budget. With Vista at your local BestBuy, what is there for a PC builder to do but grab the latest hardware and make the next screamer? That’s when money becomes a problem. ...

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