• Sony PSVita at a Glance

    Videos And Gallery: Our Hands-Ons With The PS Vita

    We had a pleasant morning checking out the Sony and Nintendo booths, getting hands-on with a few launch games and feeling up the hardware. The device really is remarkably light; you’d expect such a powerhouse to be heavy and bulky, but it’s quite petite. Unfortunately the units there were all tethered, and all their untethered units were broken. Just block out the cords with your… Read More

  • Mad Catz And Tritton Say Their Warhead Is The Ultimate Wireless 360 Headset

    Last night we got a live tour of the latest from Mad Catz, including this rather comprehensively-featured headset for the Xbox 360. The big “what’s new” on this one is that it’s “truly wireless,” with no cord to the controller — making it the only wireless Dolby 7.1 headset out there. That may be putting somewhat of a fine point on it (there are… Read More

  • GamersGate Attempting To Launch "Spotify For Games," FreeGames

    Are you tired of paying for games? Me too. But the fact is that they tend to cost money, and that’s that. But that used to be the case for TV, and now we watch our favorite shows for free on Hulu and other services. Why shouldn’t we be able to play games using a similar ad-supported model? This is the question being asked by online game marketplace GamersGate, which launched back… Read More

  • E3 Up Close: The Minutiae

    As we wade again into the breach here are some great videos from yesterday’s E3 broadcast. Today we got to see the Sony and Nintendo booths but yesterday we met Firefox and the Ice Queen and a young lady who feels eminently empowered by her experience as a Rift fighter. Read More

  • The JDome: An Immersive Gameplay Experience

    When I look at this odd, immersive screen, called the jDone, I’m reminded of Coleridge’s epic poem: In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
    A stately jDome decree:
    Where guns roared out, soldiers ran
    Through caverns measureless to man
    In a boot of Battlefield 3. The J-Dome costs $1,200 and sets up in a few minutes. It fits in a package about as big as a pack ‘n’ play playpen for kids… Read More

  • We're Live Once Again At E3 2011, Starting At 10 AM

    It’s time for another day of live video down here at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Today we’ll be covering the massive South Hall, where we’ll find the big publishing houses showing off their latest. But first, we’re dropping by the Sony booth (signal permitting) to spend a little time with the Playstation Vita, their powerful new handheld. After… Read More

  • Actually, Sony Won E3 With The Vita

    Matt may think that the Wii U is the E3 champion, but I’m not convinced. It looks like a fun and versatile device, but I’m not sure it’s as accessible as the Wii, which focused on motion and a few primary buttons to make gaming as simple as possible. The Wii U is clearly powerful in some ways but not nearly the breakthrough device the Wii was. The Playstation Vita, on the… Read More

  • Razer's Old Republic Mouse, Headset, And Keyboard Are Sithy (With Hands-On)

    The Old Republic is, potentially, every Star Wars-loving gamer’s dream. Own your own ship, travel the galaxy, pick a side in an epic conflict… if they pull it off. Razer’s taking the chance they won’t, though, and have put out a few peripherals customized for the Old Republic experience. Read More

  • Sony Officially Announces Playstation Vita Handheld (With AT&T Partnership) UPDATE: Pricing!

    The Next-Generation Portable we’ve been hearing about for a good five months now has finally been owned up to by Sony. It is, as rumors had it, called the Playstation Vita, and the many features we’ve heard about (dual touchscreens, cameras, Near, and so on) are all official. All the specs and stuff were already detailed back in January, but we’re just now seeing the… Read More

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