(credit: Analogue Interactive) Analogue Interactive Neo Geo Consolized MVS | US$649.00 | www.analogueinteractive.com
still fondly remember the Neo Geo gaming consoles from SNK in the 1990s? want to relive those Neo Geo days? well, you are in luck. Analogue Interactive has resurrected the Neo Geo in the form of the Neo Geo Consolized MVS. the first thing you will notice is the gorgeous, seamless 100% real walnut wood enclosure instead of the usual plastic and metal construction. it even has a wooden working dust flaps to keep the dust out of your cartridge dock. Continue reading Neo Geo reborn, cladded in 100% real walnut wood
(credit: Razer) Razer Switchblade | US$tbc | www.razerzone.com
on the road gamers will be delighted that Razer has announced that the Razer Switchblade concept will be going into production. this device was touted as “a revolution in PC gaming”, will be first made available in China with worldwide distribution to be confirmed. Razer is teaming up with Chinese Internet company Tencent [CH] for the distribution of Switchblade, which will come preinstalled with four games. no official words on what will be the “preinstalled” games though. Continue reading Razer Switchblade Concept to go into production
(credit: Dream Arcades) Octane 120 Pro Beer Arcade | US$5,995.00 | www.dreamarcades.com
we all know driving under influence is a big no-no in the real world but i guess, it is no harm doing it in the virtual world. the Octane 120 Pro Beer Arcade from Dream Arcades lets you do just that. it is not only a driving game chair setup but it also includes a kegerator behind the seat complete with taps for dispensing your favorite alcoholic beverage. completing the drink and drive is a secondary tap on the cockpit’s dash, ensuring an uninterrupted beer gulping session while you are battling with your virtual car in a drunkard stupor.
the Octane 120 Pro Beer Arcade comes package with Arcade Dreams’ high-end gaming PC with PS3 connectivity and comes preinstalled with twelve classic and modern driving games. this new ‘Pro’ model also comes with a wireless arcade control panel (aka fighting sticks) and a whopping 150 arcade games for those who fancy a little drunkard Pac-man and the likes. other features include a fully adjustable steering wheel and seat, a dual force feedback leather wrapped steering wheel complete with gear shifter, metal constructed accelerator, clutch and brake pedals, HD projector upfront and a cup holder conveniently located under the secondary tap.
the price? all these sweet features, pre-built and preconfigured for a cool $5,995. perhaps, Octane 120 Pro Beer Arcade should be called the drinking-driving simulator. no? jokes aside, we do not support the idea of drink driving or whatsoever.
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(credit: PDP) Limited Edition Yellow TRON Controller | US$49.99 | www.pdp.com
hot on the heels of the limited edition Ice Blue Xbox 360 TRON controller announced last week, is the limited edition Yellow Xbox 360 TRON controller. if you already own the Ice Blue and Orange edition, this could be the perfect round up. though we would like to see one more color to complete the controller collection for a four player game play.
the Yellow edition sports the same design and construction as the Ice Blue edition with that, it is also a disappointing wired controller. i guess if you’re such a huge fan of TRON, that wire shouldn’t bother you much. as with the previous limited edition, this is also an officially licensed product by Microsoft which features rubber grips with soft touch, precision controller parts and vibration support.
only 350 units will be made available and it will be on sale on April 14, at Noon EDT. the PDP Limited Edition Yellow TRON Controller is a “Web Exclusive” and cost $49.99 a pop.
(credit: BLAZE Europe) Blaze Wii Induction Charger | £24.99 | www.blazeeurope.com
being an avid gamer, i certainly welcome the world of wireless controllers. however, with the new found freedom away from wires, we face yet another problem: battery charging. among the major game consoles, Wii is the only machine that has its controllers that uses standard AA batteries which allows for quick replacement if it ran out of juice, provided that you have spare batteries ready. however, the constant replacement of batteries is gonna cost you and besides, it’s not exactly green. Continue reading finally, wireless charging comes to Nintendo Wii-mote
(credit: PDP) Limited Edition Ice Blue TRON Controller | US$49.99 | www.pdp.com
if you are still running the TRON fever, then this limited edition Ice Blue TRON Xbox 360 controller might appeal to you. aesthetically, this item looks great with its stripes that illuminates in ice blue color except that it is a wired controller. which can be quite a downer. this officially licensed product by Microsoft features rubber grips with soft touch, precision controller parts and vibration support. only 350 units will be made available and it is expect to ship out sometime in mid-April. the PDP Limited Edition Ice Blue TRON Controller is up for pre-order exclusively at PDP web store for $49.99. Continue reading limited edition Ice Blue TRON Xbox 360 controller by PDP
(credit: screenshot from Custom PS3 Wireless Namco Gun Controller Mod video)
Netmoe is a serious Call of Duty gamer and he demand the best out of his gaming controllers which prompted him to custom this PS3 wireless Namco gun controller. while giving his NERF gun a paint job, he thought why not mashed up a NERF gun with a PS3 wireless controller? however, after accessing the NERF gun, he found it to be an unsuitable candidate. eventually, he managed to source a Namco wired PS3 gun controller which he proceeds to gut it and squeeze the innards from a PS3 wireless controller in. Netmoe even topped it off with a nice camouflage paint job and a NERF gun rail which enables it to attach a NERF gun sight. Netmoe’s Namco gun-PS3 dual shock controller mashed up has all the buttons of the original PS3 controller plus an additional ‘X’ button located on the left side of the gun handle allowing for running and jumping at the same time. check out the video of Netmoe’s build process after the jump. Continue reading Namco gun got mashed up with PS3 dual shock contoller
(credit: screenshot from Ben Heck video)
expert electronics modder, better known as the gaming consoles tinkering maestro, Ben Heck has created a XBOX 360 laptop in the form of an 70s Atari 2600 system, albeit being much bigger. a LCD was also incorporated to realize the mobile gaming aspect of this wonderful hybrid gaming machine, though the system still relies on AC power supply for power but that’s already good enough for most of us. Continue reading XBOX 360 transformed into an Atari portable gaming machine
(image credit: Turtle Beach) Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless Headset | US$249.95 | www.turtlebeach.com
when it comes to first person shooter (FPS), a good sound will give you an edge in the virtual battlefield. for that you can either have a space consuming 7.1 sound system setup or you can have a pair of crystal clear cans. the Ear Force PX5 from Turtle Beach is one of those cans that are designed specifically for the latter. touting to be “the most technologically-advanced headset ever designed for PS3 and XBOX 360 gaming”, the PX5 features a programmable digital signal processor that allows individual customization of chat, game and microphone signals. Continue reading Ear Force PX5: dual radios headphones for immersive gaming
(image credit: Playseat) Playseat F1 Red Bull Gaming Chair | €949.00 | www.playseat.com
the specialist gaming chair maker, Playseat has announced its latest gaming chair: the officially licensed F1 Red Bull Gaming Chair. basing on the original Playseat F1 gaming chair that was introduced last September, the F1 Red Bull set-up features a low-seating position and high pedals location, replicating the real Formula One car driving position thus offering a more authentic racing experience. Continue reading enhance your racing game experience with F1 Red Bull Seat