Rally racing is a team effort, with drivers and co-drivers working together to navigate intricate racing courses. Codemaster's DiRT Rally is getting an exclusive co-op mode on PS4 thanks to the PlayStation VR.
HyperX launched two new peripherals in the past month: the Cloud Stinger headset and Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming keyboard. After using them for a couple of weeks now, I definitely find them worthy of consideration for a mid-budget gamer.
Gather round friends, for it's time to check out another offering from the lounge scientists at Sumo. We recently received a test unit for the new Sumo Air, which is an inflatable offering, instead of their traditional beanbag lounge. As a chronically lazy person, I am always willing to flop onto something comfortable and report my findings. After using it in my living room, and at two outdoor events, I shall present my impressions.
Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launched with just 500GB of disk storage. And while this might have sounded like an enormous amount to owners of the previous generation of consoles, the jump from these older boxes in terms of graphical fidelity meant this space would only be enough for a dozen or less games. We’re now just starting to see systems ship with 1TB internally. If your’re an early adopter you can add storage yourself to you Xbox One simply by plugging in a USB 3.0 drive. But which one do you choose?
Sometimes writing about games gives you the opportunity to write about other things. We regularly receive PC and console peripherals, and we've racked up quite a few headphone reviews over the years, but furniture? That's new to me. Recently, the folks at Sumo sent Co-Optimus HQ their Sultan, a large, stylish beanbag chair meant to be the ultimate place to relax in your home while you game, watch TV, or generally be as slothful as possible. I've had it for about two weeks now, and have put it through just about all the paces.
Let's face it, the 500GB hard disk on the Xbox One was never enough space in the age of required installs and digital downloads. Even though Microsoft recently launched a 1TB edition of the console, many users will likely still be hitting the space wall in no time flat. Luckily Microsoft built in support for USB 3.0 external hard drives, allowing users to install games and have virtually "unlimited" storage.
Logitech has sent over their latest and greatest gaming gear with both a gaming mouse and mechanical keyboard on the menu. After some extensive testing of the G910 Orion Spark mechanical keyboard and the G303 Daedalus Apex gaming mouse, we're ready to weigh in.
Sumo is a brand of furniture that's been around now for almost ten years. They are famous for their line of giant bean bag chairs. We've looked at both their Couple and Emperor lineup, and it's easy to see how a giant overstuffed "bean bag" chair could make a nice addition to your gaming room. These aren't the kind of bean bag chairs you'd find in Wal-Mart, they are quality pieces of furniture made with furniture grade stuffing. Today we're looking at their latest product, one of the few that isn't a bag style chair. It's called the Sumo Omni Reloaded and the idea behind it is versatility.
A few years ago Elgato released a device called the Game Capture HD. The small device allowed gamers to capture video from their Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or other HDMI device right into their PC. Today the company have released a new version of it, the Elgato Game Capture HD60. It's a minor update to an already great product with the biggest improvement being the ability to capture 1080p 60fps video.
Let's face it, if you're in the market for a gaming headset there are literally hundreds of choices. And in my personal opinion, there are very few "wrong" choices to make if you are willing to invest in a pair. Some folks will balk at $100 or $200 pair of headsets, but if you use them daily they are well worth the price you pay. We've been a longtime fan of Astro's headsets on this site, reviewing numerous pairs over the years. But their latest endeavor is a bit different than their last, and it might be an industry first.
Well all have a good amount of electronic clutter. PlayStation Vitas, cell phones, iPads, Android tablets and other gaming devices and gadgets litter our desks. Each device runs on a battery and every time we drain it, we charge them. But there are times when we simply can't get to a wall outlet, and while most devices are using USB connections for charging, some devices can't charge from a standard USB port on a computer or laptop. Enter the Anker Astro3 battery featuring three USB ports capable of charging just about any device and then some.
We've got another contest for you today, this time for an upcoming headset from Plantronics. It's called the Plantronics RIG and the headset and mixer is designed for users who have audio coming from multiple sources. Using the mixer you'll be able to seamlessly mix audio from consoles, PC, smart phones, and other devices with ease.
Any gamer worth a damn these days cares about their connection to the internet. It's the lifeblood to information and in the case of co-op gamers, it's how we play with friends. Our home networks have gotten increasingly complicated and crowded thanks to the addition of smartphones, tablets, and the abundance of other devices that have decided they need to talk to the rest of the world. This all happens through a tiny little cable that goes into your house, but after it gets inside it needs to go to the brains of the operation, your router. Today we're looking at the D-Link DGL-5500, a router from a long line of "gaming routers" from D-Link.