One More Thing… Apple Announces iPhone X

Channeling Steve Jobs on the tenth anniversary of the iPhone’s announcement, Apple’s Tim Cook revealed the new flagship iPhone X (as in ten). Set at new price point of $1,829.00 AUD for a 64GB device, the iPhone X takes a nod from its Android based competitors and dispenses with the physical home button. In exchange, Apple has installed a bezel to bezel 5.8 inch OLED display. Navigatio...

PC Cooler Manufacturer NZXT in Hot Water over Intrusive CAM Software

NZXT is a PC hardware manufacturer specializing in PC cooling solutions and cases. Their CAM software is supposed to allow NZXT owners control their NZXT fans and help PC users monitor their PC’s temperature, voltage, and FPS via overlay and mobile apps, but it appears that the software is also funneling the data to NZXT in bulk. Users have been complaining about the data usage on reddit for...

Logitech Acquires Gaming Audio Manufacturer Astro Gaming

Logitech is taking a big step into the console market today, announcing they have agreed to purchase Astro Gaming for $85 million in cash. The acquisition process will be completed in August. Logitech’s takeover is the second for Astro, as they were initially purchased by Skullcandy in 2011 during Skullcandy’s failed foray into the gaming market. Logitech stressed that the Logitech G b...

Astro Gaming Reveals Their Budget Line of A10 Gaming Headsets

Astro Gaming has long positioned themselves as the high end brand for gaming audio. While Astro Gaming’s pricing of $200-300 USD is actually not too expensive when compared to audiophile grade headphone pricing, it’s quite a hefty purchase considering most gaming peripheral companies have opted to fight tooth and nail for the $50-100 USD segment of the gaming headphone market. Astro th...

Logitech’s New Wireless Gaming Mouse Never Needs to be Plugged In

Logitech has invented a wireless mouse that never needs to be plugged in for a recharge. No, you aren’t dreaming, so stop pinching yourself. The new Logitech Powerplay technology modifies wireless charging technology used for charging cellphones to allow a mouse to be charged over a large surface area. By creating a large electromagnetic field over the entire mouse pad, a wireless mouse can ...

Turtle Beach Announces XO Three and Recon 150 Headsets

Turtle Beach announced two new headsets will be joining their lineup this year. Both the Turtle Beach XO Three and Recon 150 headsets share a design based on the Turtle Beach XO Four Headset released last year for the Xbox One. The headsets are built with a robust and well padded design. The headband features pleather wrapped padding while the ear cup padding is fabric wrapped. Both headsets featu...

Roccat Announces Sick City, First In-House Developed Game

Gaming peripheral manufacturer Roccat announced their new in-house game development team Roccat Games Studio. The new studio’s first game is Sick City, a fast paced real time tactical combat game. Players will command a squad of four as they fight house to house to control Aimo, a mysterious crystalline resource that powers everything. Roccat Games Studio has drawn inspiration from games lik...

Razer Lancehead Wireless and Tournament Edition Gaming Mice Announced

Razer announced two new gaming mice today. Dubbed the Lancehead, the mouse comes in two flavours: wired and wireless. Both mice boast exclusive switches that are a result of a partnership between Razer and Omron, considered one of the best manufacturers of mechanical mouse switches. The new switches are optimized for the fastest response times on the market and are designed to last up to 50 millio...

Logitech G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Romer G Switches Announced

Logitech announced the release of the Logitech G413 mechanical gaming keyboard today. Part of Logitech’s G series of gaming peripherals, the keyboard features a standard 104 key design with Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G switches. The switches have a short actuation distance of 1.5mm, allowing for quicker response time compared to Cherry MX style switches. The Romer-G switch also uses a ...

Mad Catz Files for Bankruptcy

Mad Catz delisted themselves from the New York Stock Exchange today and declared that the company is filing for bankruptcy. Pricewaterhouse Coopers has been appointed as trustee of Mad Catz assets during the liquidation process. The news is a disappointment for fans of Mad Catz’ arcade fight sticks that has garnered a dedicated fan base in the competitive fighting game circuit. The news shou...

PGS Announces PGS Hardcore Beta Test for Q2 2017, PGS Vault

PGS Lab announced the new PGS Portal program for fans that will give people access to exclusive updates and downloadable content about the upcoming PGS Hardcore smartphone/mini-PC hybrid device. Additionally, portal members will get early access to all news updates. PGS Lab hopes the new program will encourage portal members to spread the word about the device. Active participants in the PGS Porta...

Razer Paying Gamers to Play with Razer Coretex

Razer is offering players zSilver currency for playing their favourite games. When players launch games like Paladins, League of Legends, DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch, they will be awarded three zSilver points per minute. All games are eligible for the program as long as they are launched from Razer Coretex. Players can earn up to 900 zSilver points a day. zSilver can be...

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