Revealed: The Most Popular Gaming Accessories of 2021 

PewDiePie remains the world's number one streamer, ahead of Ninja  The best-selling gaming accessories last year were wired gaming headsets, wired gaming mice and gaming chairs  The top gaming headset used by streamers is the ASTRO Gaming A50 wireless headset  The most-searched-for accessories are Razer headsets, Playseat gaming chairs and SteelSeries headsets  The accessories with the biggest jump in searches around Christmas…

Gaming star Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer

Fortnite superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has left Twitch and is taking his video game live streams to Microsoft’s Mixer platform. Blevins’ move ends a hugely profitable partnership with Twitch, a live streaming giant owned by Amazon. “I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities Twitch has provided me,” Blevins told The Associated Press. “But as I looked…

When Ninjas attack… your fridge


The other day, CrunchGear wrote up a useful, in-depth analysis of the Pirates vs Ninjas debate. They concluded the latter, but I think they forgot about the fact that Pirates are constantly drunk, so don’t really feel any pain.

However, if a Ninja needed to leave you a note (saying you were ‘next’ or reminding you to buy some milk, perhaps), this is how he (or she) would do it. They’d sneak into your kitchen in the dead of night, silencing your dog with a poison dart, and then use one of these throwing star magnets to affix the note (written in blood, obviously) to the fridge door, or any other convenient metal surface.

Sadly the site that sells these BRILLIANT items is out of stock until January. We’ve known about these for a couple of weeks, but didn’t want to get your hopes up about a sneaky Christmas present before now. Still, if you fancy pre-ordering for when they’re restocked, then they cost just £12.80, plus shipping.

Epaulet (via OhGizmo!)

GMail adds themes


There’s a Firefox extension called Better GMail which Gina Trapani from Lifehacker has put together. It’s a compilation of Greasemonkey scripts that enhance various aspects of the service, from its looks to its functionality.

Google has a history of taking the best bits of the extension and adding them officially to GMail, and now they’ve added the popular ‘themes’ functionality. The themes look damn good – there’s giraffes, ninjas, the themes can change over time, or with the weather, and there’s even an old-skool ASCII theme.

The themes will be rolling out across GMail over the next few days. They’re not enabled on my account yet, sadly. Have they shown up on yours? Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

Official GMail Blog)

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