Category Archives: peripherals
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 | 18:14 GMT
Sony’s Play Days promotion has returned, and starting today through January 12 in North America, various retailers will be offering up to 60% off on select PS3 accessories. Head below for the list.
Mon, Dec 03, 2012 | 15:13 GMT
Like giving your ears a ruddy good pounding when you’re drilling into the enemy’s kill-death ratio? Turtle Beach has kindly offered VG247 a set of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Ear Force Sierra headphones to give away to you, the readers. All you have to do is submit your details below to enter.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 15:27 GMT
Oculus Rift developer kits will now ship in March 2013, instead of December, according to an update on the peripheral’s Kickstarter page.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 | 05:36 GMT
The Japanese government has cracked down further on flash (R4) cartridges for Nintendo handhelds.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 | 07:21 GMT
Razer had delivered on its April promise to produce a mouse for left-handed gamers. Engadget reports the Ouroboros can be customised for either left- or right-handed grips, making it technically ambidextrous, but still a whole lot better for Southpaws than using a standard mouse. It boasts 11 programmable buttons and up to 8,200 DPI, and costs $130 with a charging dock.
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 | 21:30 BST
Oculus Rift is available for pre-order and will run you $300 in the US and $345 outside the US. The Rift Developer Kit – which includes a prototype of the head unit and the SDK for software development is what you’ll be buying. The first 1,000 who do, will get a copy of Doom 3: BFG Edition. The units are expected to ship in January. Thanks, CVG.
Thu, Sep 13, 2012 | 12:15 BST
The Eurogamer Expo has partnered with Dell-owned gaming PC brand, Alienware, to offer daily prizes throughout the expo and launch a three-round competition to win an Alienware X51.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 | 15:01 BST
The Nintendo Knitting Machine was apparently something real at one time, according to an old flier posted on the Facebook page belonging to former NOA chairman Howard Lincoln.
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 | 17:23 BST
Kinect has had its price permanently dropped in the US to $109.99. There will be also a permanently reduced price applied in Latin America and Asia Pacific regions where Kinect is sold. Additionally, on October 4, the Kinect sensor will be available for a permanently reduced price in Australia and New Zealand. “The final retail price will vary in each region based on the currency and other variables,” notes Major Nelson. There are no price drop plans for EMEA and Japan.
Fri, Aug 03, 2012 | 22:02 BST
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 | 22:33 BST
A patent application from Apple shows diagrams of a console-style game controller the firm may or may not be planning on releasing in the future. Such is the life of a lowly patent sometimes.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 08:28 BST
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 | 21:04 BST
Sony has posted a detailed preview of the latest PS Move peripheral: the PlayStation Move Racing Wheel. In the video below the break, Anton Mikhailov from SCEA’s Research and Development team goes in-depth with the peripheral’s tracking of PS Move, and how it offers “second-to-none mechanics,” when it comes to controlling your racing games. The Move Racing Wheel will be available this fall for $39.99 and will support titles such as LittleBigPlanet Karting, in addition titles such as Gran Turismo 5, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Burnout Paradise, MotorStorm Apocalypse, and others.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 01:04 BST
Despite growing competition from the likes cloud and PC gaming, Id co-founder John Carmack believes that dedicated consoles will still remain very much part of the industry.
Tue, Jun 05, 2012 | 21:57 BST
Mad Catz has announced a line of accessories for Wii U. Peripherals include: headphones, a Wii U GamePad dock, a two Wii Remotes dock, and a GamePad screen cover. The add-ons are expected to be available at the Wii U’s launch. More information and screens can be found over on Eurogamer.
Tue, Jun 05, 2012 | 14:51 BST
Sony has decided to honor the summer Olympics by releasing a limited edition, metallic gold DualShock 3 controller. Here’s the blurb: “Available this June, going for gold has never been more apt; if it’s scoring a winning hat trick or making poll position, do it in style with the metallic gold Dualshock 3 and feel like a real winner.” It contains all the technical aspects of other DS3 controllers, only it’s golden. More information is available on the EU PS Blog.
Sat, May 19, 2012 | 16:15 BST
Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunoda has said the “evolution of existing features as well as the invention of new ones,” from Kinect will come from its current model and not Kinect 2, as developers become more experienced using current tech.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 | 00:56 BST
Microsoft’s decided to team up with Capcom for the release of its brand new chrome series of Xbox 360 controllers in Japan. The new peripherals will ship with DLC codes for Capcom’s upcoming RPG title Dragon’s Dogma.
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 | 15:43 BST
Last year, Sony patented a steering wheel peripheral for Move which was published on April 3. It’s rather odd looking, and has a built-in thumbstick and face buttons. PlaystationLifestyle notes that the handlebar design depicted in the schematics looks similar to the Forza controller. You can look over the drawings through the link. Thanks, FahedJ.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 | 06:36 BST
A job posting for an electronics engineer has confirmed Valve is making a significant foray into the world of hardware design and manufacture.