Crucial unveils new Ballistix Sport XT modules for gaming
Crucial has announced the immediate availability of the Crucial Ballistix Sport XT memory. Designed for gamers and enthusiasts looking for fast and responsive performance, Ballistix Sport XT modules offer XMP profiles for advanced speeds and timings as well as easy…
Details of the scrapped Grand Theft Auto film unearthed
Movies based on games are invariably bad. Resident Evil, Mortal Combat; both naff. Don't even get me started on the Chun-Li movie, though I do have a silly soft spot for the Bob Hoskins-fronted Mario Bros. film. One game that…
Is Gillette really marketing a gamer's razor?
If you spend your spare time perusing Gillette’s website, as I’m sure you do, you might notice that the company seems to be marketing a new razor specifically for gamers. The whole idea confuses me greatly.
Firstly, are they trying to say that gamers don’t shave much? If so, they’re not going to have much need of a razor. If that’s not the case, then I can only assume it’s all some massive misguided marketing idea. Let’s hope it’s not.
If you’re a gamer, would you buy a “Gamer’s razor”? Personally, I’ve always been more of an electric shaver kind of guy. Let us know your shaving preferences in the comments.
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"Hang and Play" joystick coathooks
Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for a gaming-obsessed relative? Well, you’re probably too late. Even if you weren’t, these joystick coathooks aren’t available and don’t have a price attached. That said, with a bit of superglue or varnish, I’m sure you could do a similar thing with real joysticks. Head down to your local cash-converters and grab some old ones. Do it now.
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Logitech G13 "Advanced Gameboard" is a gamer's dream add-on
I really want to try this. It’s a “Gameboard” (i.e. mini-keyboard for gamers) that’s designed to complement an existing keyboard and mouse setup, rather than replace it, like other gaming keyboards.
It’s got 25 programmable keys, as well as a programmable analogue stick and three different ‘game modes’. Logitech claims this gives you “87 ways to control their game”, though that seems like they’ve just picked a random figure out of the air. 25 x 3, plus 1, then bump it up a bit more to make it sound good?
Features-wise, it’s got backlit keys, it’s got onboard memory, so you can store your configs and port them to other PCs, it’s got a 160 x 42 LCD panel, for displaying stats and other random info, and it comes pre-configured for WoW, CoD4, and “many other popular games”. It costs £70 and appears to be available now.
Wii gamers experiencing lag when playing near microwaves
Whoever has their TV and Wii set up in their kitchen is asking for trouble, or perhaps something larger than a studio flat, but it seems there are enough gamers out there experiencing problems to garner internet interest in the story. Plus, anything to mock up a microwave/Wii-mote Photoshop hybrid, really….
Asus pursue the gaming clientele with the C90 notebook
Asus are popping out new notebooks all over the place, like the plastic equivalent of Vicky Pollard. But don’t let that put you off – I’m sure their latest offering, the C90, doesn’t come in lurid pink and talk back to you. Yet.
The C90 is being dubbed a ‘gaming’ laptop, which really means they can charge an extra couple hundred to go after the obsessve fanboy market who will shell out over a grand simply so they can play WoW a few frames faster than the next orc along. The 15.4-incher is completely upgradeable, allowing consumers to update the CPU, GPU, memory, HDD and optical drive without worrying about voiding the warranty…