Category Archives: GAMING

PC, Mac, Console, Mobile or whatever – basically, it is all about gaming and its related peripherals.

HKS-branded hybrid game controller for racing games

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(image credit: EAGLE3) HKS Racing Controller | US$44.99 | www.eagl3.com

the usual form of control for racing game on playstation 3 is via the Sixaxis or Dualshock 3 controller, or for those who has deeper pockets, it would be the gaming steering wheel. for those who are not ready to splurge on a steering wheel, fortunately, there is the HKS Racing Controller, which fills in the gap between a stock controller and a full-fledge gaming steering wheel.

the HKS Racing Controller is born out of a collaboration between the California-based peripheral maker, Eagle3 and the legendary Japanese automotive racing modification company, HKS. with a 37 years old history, HKS is synonymous with racing and it couldn’t get any more appropriate then to brand the controller under HKS Racing. the form and shape of the HKS Racing Controller resembles the DualShock 3 controller and spots the familiar R1/R2, L1/L2 trigger buttons but that’s where the similarity ends. Continue reading HKS-branded hybrid game controller for racing games

Sharp Shooter to please fans of PS3 shooter games

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(image credit: Sony) Sony Sharp Shooter | US$40.00 | www.playstation.com

playstation 3 shooter game fans looking to improve their game play experience can probably get this soon-to-be released gun attachment for Sony playstation MOVE motion controller and navigation controller. personally, i thought it looks a little less realistic than the ICON Playstation 3 MOVE Battle Rifle, but if sub-machine guns are you’re kind of thing, then Sharp Shooter might be your weapon of choice. Continue reading Sharp Shooter to please fans of PS3 shooter games

sci-fi looking TRON Gaming Mouse Designed by Razer

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(image credit: Razer) TRON Gaming Mouse Designed by Razer | US$99.99 | www.razerzone.com

if you feel all grown up and the toy TRON Zero G Light Cycle isn’t your cup of tea then the TRON Gaming Mouse might be an alternative for fans of TRON. video games and other product movie tie-ins are not uncommon but not a common thing for gaming peripherals.

TRON Gaming Mouse features 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G Laser Sensor and an ambidextrous design which is both left and right hand-friendly. of course, there’s the ‘compulsory’ iconic blue lights trickling all over the mouse. other features include light and sound effects at startup and shutdown, lighting alerts, seven Hyperesponse buttons, ultrapolling and the now-common-to-Razer braided USB cable. Continue reading sci-fi looking TRON Gaming Mouse Designed by Razer

purpose built LCD monitor for different Gaming Genre

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Mitsubishi Electric LCD Monitor | US$tbc | www.mitsubishielectric.com
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ghosting and blur images resulting in fast game play maybe a thing of the past. Mitsubishi Electric will be releasing a LCD monitor that is designed with gaming in mind. so how do they intend to do that? the trick is by controlling its LED backlight and the use of a double-speed interpolation technology at a frequency of 120Hz.

this 23-inch monitor will spot an IPS (in-plane switching) full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px) display designed for three genre of game modes, namely shooter/music games, role-playing games (RPG)/adventure games and sports/racing and action games. each genre or category has a different priority in terms of image quality improvement technologies. Continue reading purpose built LCD monitor for different Gaming Genre

new old vintage of the week: USB Classic Atari Joystick

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(image credit: ThinkGeek) USB Classic Joystick | US$24.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

ah…. remember your Atari days (and missing it, sorely)? now you can relive those days of furious joystick bending with the USB Atari Joystick. how cool is that? the joystick is, well… USB and it works with PC or Mac without the need for driver. it will work with classic Atari 2600 games and also works as a standard USB joysticks. download the emulator for Windows, Linus or OS X, plug in this retro joystick with a modern tech twist and you are ready to rock the retro gaming world. besides being a functional joystick, it will be a retro piece on your desk among your shiny high-tech stuff. Continue reading new old vintage of the week: USB Classic Atari Joystick

it’s official: pre-order Gran Turismo 5 and receive one exclusive downloadable car.

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(photo credit: playstation.com) Gran Turismo 5 | from US$59.99 | www.playstation.com

i received an email from Sony Playstation network regarding the release of the much anticipated Gran Turismo 5. “much anticipated” is very much an understatement. year after year, fans like me has been waiting for this sequel ever since Playstation 3 made its debut to the world. looks like the date is confirmed, at least for North America. Continue reading it’s official: pre-order Gran Turismo 5 and receive one exclusive downloadable car.

7.1 channel right next to your ear: Turtle Beach Ear Force DPX 21

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Turtle Beach Ear Force DPX21 | US$149.95 | www.turtlebeach.com

there was a time when we only have 2.1 sound system (two speakers + one sub-woofer). then we progressed to 4.1, then 5.1… 7.1. audiophiles and tech-head should be familiar with these terms or configurations. how about bringing the 7.1 channel right next to your ear? the new Ear Force DPX21 from Turtle Beach aims to do just that.

the DPX21 combines two items into one combo package: the Ear Force DSS, a 5.1/7.1 Channel Dolby Surround Sound Processor for stereo headsets and the ‘battle-tested’ Ear Force PX21, a Playstation 3 Chat with Stereo Amplified Game Audio. so now you get to communicate with your band of brothers with the wholesome goodness of Dolby 7.1 surround sound – all hugging on your ears. Continue reading 7.1 channel right next to your ear: Turtle Beach Ear Force DPX 21

ICON Playstation 3 MOVE Battle Rifle

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Playstation 3 shooter may want to check this item out. the ICON PS3 MOVE Battle Rifle a realistic-looking attachment for your, MOVE… what else? unlike the XBOX Kinect counterpart, PS3 shooter junkie will at least get closer to the action with this attachment. aside from being light weight as claimed by ICON, the attachment features a modular design which allows player to “modify the appearance of the gun to match the style of game you are playing” and it has textured grip to make sure your rifle don’t slip-off in the heat of the battle. Continue reading ICON Playstation 3 MOVE Battle Rifle

simple tips: how to use your PS3 controller with your Mac

i was looking for a decent game pad to play some Mac games. to be exact, i wanted to play the action/puzzle game LEGO Indiana Jones. my requirements was simple, it must be functional and it must be stylish. before i could find my ideal game pad, i stumbled upon something interesting that ended my search for a game pad: using your PS3 dualshock sixaxis controller on your Mac. i am currently on Snow Leopard, and all i have to do to get my PS3 controller to work with my Mac is to install the PS3 USB driver and i am good to go. i have yet to try with other games but it does works with LEGO Indiana Jones. ain’t it cool? 😉 my iMac also detects the PS3 controller as a bluetooth device, so i can either use the controller via the USB cable or via bluetooth connection. Continue reading simple tips: how to use your PS3 controller with your Mac