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Next Thing Co’s April Fools’ Joke, The $49 VR Console, Turns Out To Be Real

Billed as Oculus killer, the PockulusC.H.I.P. DIY Portable VR Console started out as an April Fools’ Day joke, but after mucking around a bit, the folks over at Next Thing Co. found that it actually works and the rest, as they said, is history. So, yeah. You can actually turn NTC’s music-making and gaming PocketC.H.I.P. into a mobile VR console. But the most brilliant part is, with the multi-console emulation software, you can play your favorite GameBoy, GameBoy Advance games and more, VR-style. Now, we are talking. If you already own the PocketC.H.I.P., then all you need to do is 3D print the Pockulus bezel openly available on Github and you are pretty much all set. If not, you will have acquire the PocketC.H.I.P., but it is relatively inexpensive, costing Continue reading Next Thing Co’s April Fools’ Joke, The $49 VR Console, Turns Out To Be Real

New Razer Blade 14-inch Gaming Laptop Unveiled, Priced At $1,999 And Up

Razer is relentless in making on-the-go gamers happy. The new Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop is part of that relentless effort. The new Blade now gets the latest 6th generation Intel Core i7 quadcore processor with up to 3.5GHz clock speed and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU, packing 6GB of VRAM. Also onboard is PCIe SSD technology, which is the obvious choice if you are serious about gaming, since it touts up to 3X faster speeds over traditional SSD. Another notable under the hood tweak is an improved thermal system that increases airflow and thus lower temperatures. The new Blade is also the second laptop in the world to be outfitted with individually backlit RGB keys and while it remains 0.70 inches thin, it is now more portable at 4.25 lbs. Continue reading New Razer Blade 14-inch Gaming Laptop Unveiled, Priced At $1,999 And Up

Valve Unveiled a Slew of Steam Machines with Pricing, Introduced Steam Link for Game Streaming

Last week was considered a pretty exciting week for the gaming community, even more so if you are huge fan of Steam gaming. Valve, the driving force behind Steam games, have unveiled a slew of Steam Machines from various vendors, plus a nifty gadget called Steam Link which will allow you to stream all your Steam content, in 1080p, from any PC or Steam Machines on the same home network to your HDTV in any room. The device is slated to be available this November for $49.99. Steam Controller will cost an additional $49.99, which you’re definitely going to need. Among the 15 rigs announced (yes! 15!) were some that we have seen previously on this blog, including the likes of the liquid-cooled Maingear Drift (from $849.99), Alpha-based Alienware Steam Machine (from $479.99) and AMD Athlon-powered iBuyPower SBX (from $459.99). Continue reading Valve Unveiled a Slew of Steam Machines with Pricing, Introduced Steam Link for Game Streaming

Maingear Outs Console-size Steam Machine, Touts 4K Gaming Experience

Have a big-ass 4K TV? Then you would probably want to play your favorite PC or Steam games on it as opposed to game console or even a regular PC. Lucky for you, the days of black, towering chassis has gone, so you can actually don’t feel ashamed of putting a PC in your living – making your favorite room in the home a true entertainment center. The Maingear Drift Steam Machine and Gaming PC is one such example. It is the latest to join the Steam revolution, offering both a Steam Machine for steam gaming and a PC, or gaming PC to be more precise, for PC titles. Packed into its beautiful unibody aluminum chassis is the latest in gaming technology, including Intel Core i7-4790 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 290X GPU, which promised 4K gaming experience so you can better utilize your under utilized UHD TV. Continue reading Maingear Outs Console-size Steam Machine, Touts 4K Gaming Experience

MSI All-in-One Gaming PC Gets NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900M Graphic Cards

gone were the days where huge, space-eating gaming rig is a must for serious gaming. thanks to the enhancement in graphics technology, now All-in-One is as capable as any full size rigs and the latest to join the graphic race with minimal footprint is MSI’s 27-inch All-in-One gaming PC, now equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900M graphic cards. powered by fourth generation Intel Core i7 processors with up to 16GB DDR3L RAM, the rigs also boast Killer E2200 Game Networking, MSI’s Super RAID technology, dual Yamaha speakers with full-range monomer and amplifier, independent subwoofer, and anti-glare matte display with anti-flicker technology. two versions are available: one equipped with GTX 980M 8GB graphic card (referred to as the AG270 2QE) and the other, GTX 970M 6GB graphic card (known as the AG270 2QC). Continue reading MSI All-in-One Gaming PC Gets NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900M Graphic Cards

Tubecore Duo Expands Beyond Wireless Audio Streaming, Lets You Play Steam Games Too

Tubecore Duo Intelligent Home Audio System distinguishes itself as a capable tube-powered wireless speaker, but their latest DUO has little more to offer than blissful audio reproduction. with the new DUO, it now boasts integration with Intel’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC), supporting up to Intel Core i5 processor and Intel Graphics HD 5000 GPU, that not only streams of music, but also runs Steam and XBMC. the exterior looks nearly identical to its predecessor, but that’s as far as the similarity goes. beneath its attractive wooden enclosure, it boasts an upgraded internal electronics to include Tubecore’s 48V vacuum tube pre-amp and a 24-bit digital-to-analog convertor (DAC), working alongside with a multi-stage filtered power distribution system which is said to provide a distortion free playback even when crank up to the eleven. Continue reading Tubecore Duo Expands Beyond Wireless Audio Streaming, Lets You Play Steam Games Too

Super Thin G-Pack Gaming Rig Blurs the Line Between Console and Gaming PC

you know why we chose console over PC? aesthetic and form factor with the best possible graphics, and most importantly, we don’t need to mess with tons of cables. however, console is anything but a purist thing. true gamers will likely to stick to PC. while we can look past the constant need for upgrading and maintenance for PC, we can never past it off in the living room if we want its power to replace consoles. fortunately, thanks to the growing popularity of Steam gaming platform, we are seeing more aesthetically pleasing gaming ‘boxes’ coming to the living, but what if you don’t want to see it at all? well, that’s where the G-Pack Gaming PC comes in. Continue reading Super Thin G-Pack Gaming Rig Blurs the Line Between Console and Gaming PC

Lenovo At IFA 2014: 8-inch Intel Atom Tablet, 17-inch Touchscreen Laptop And ERAZER X315 Gaming PC

China’s personal computer giant and the world’s number one PC maker, Lenovo has quite a few things to show at this year’s IFA in Berlin, including a beautiful Intel Atom-powered Android tablet, the firm’s first 17-inch touchscreen gaming laptop and a new ERAZER gaming rig. the new lineup kicks off with the TAB S8 which is the first tablet from Lenovo to be powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor Z3745 with a clock speed of up to 1.86GHz and it is fitted with an 8-inch Full HD IPS multitouch display. other details include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Dolby-enhanced dual front speakers, an 8MP autofocus rear-facing camera with f2.2 lens, a 1.6MP front-facing fixed focus camera, a 4,290 mAh lithium-ion battery good for up to 7 hours of usage and supports both wireless n and Bluetooth 4.0 technology. it will be available with or without LTE. the package weighs in at 299g or about 0.65 lbs. Continue reading Lenovo At IFA 2014: 8-inch Intel Atom Tablet, 17-inch Touchscreen Laptop And ERAZER X315 Gaming PC

Alienware Upcoming Area-51 Gaming Rig Is As Alien As It Can Be. Hint: It Ain’t A Typical Tower

looks like Alienware is dead serious about making a comeback. first, it wants to get back to small form factor mobile gaming and now, it wants to own your desk too. meet the Alienware Area-51 Gaming PC, which is the rig that will do just that. from the get go, you know it will be the PC you are going get if aesthetic is among the priority and honestly, who doesn’t want a pretty rig that you will put on the desk then to hide it under? it has a part hexagon, part triangular chassis, which is said to maintain the airflow even if it is placed against a wall and it even has a pair of handles for you to lug around – if 45 lbs isn’t too much for you. the triangular/hexagonal chassis also allows it to be pivoted, allowing for easy reach to the rear ports. what goes under the hood is not particularly clear, but it can support up to three full-length graphics cards, while processing will be overclockable and liquid-cooled Intel Core i7 six- and eight-core Haswell-E processors. Continue reading Alienware Upcoming Area-51 Gaming Rig Is As Alien As It Can Be. Hint: It Ain’t A Typical Tower

Digital Storm VELOX Is A High Performance Gaming Rig That Lets You Show Off Its Internals

if you are a hardcore PC gamer who demands raw performance and the aesthetic to match, then we think custom gaming rig maker, Digital Storm, might have what you are looking for. described as “an enthusiast level machine engineered to shatter benchmarks and blow the doors off the most demanding next-gen games,” the VELOX custom performance PC blends raw performance with an aggressively designed chassis that is sure to appeal to style-conscious, hardcore gamers. with the VELOX, Digital Storm sure has a lot to shout about its cooling measures, kicking off with a chassis with tons of holes on all sides to promote air flow and dedicated intakes up front to draw cool air into the system. Continue reading Digital Storm VELOX Is A High Performance Gaming Rig That Lets You Show Off Its Internals