Another day and more CES coverage! I’m sure a lot of stuff will be coming in over the next few days (and even the weekend) even though CES is almost over.
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Mushkin reveals some new SSDs, Netgear has a new video streamer, ArtRage lets you be a digital artist, and of course MSI, Logitech, Thermaltake, and a bunch of other vendors show off their new stuff.
In addition to our normal tech news, Corsair and several other companies have announced new products at CES! There are some new high-quality gaming peripherals that use Cherry mechanical switches, a new mobile HDD/NAS that you can take with you in the car, light kits for DDR3 memory modules, and of course new gaming mice and headsets!
On one stage there were DJs playing and the other side were professional Starcraft players winning roughly $38,000 cash prizes! There were also tons of giveaways and raffles, and not to mention a classic PONG competition played on a classic Atari 2600. I tell you it was quite fun to see the younger players struggling with the seemingly simple controls.
Cosplay is defined as: Literally “Costume Play.” Dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character (usually a sci-fi, comic book, or anime character). Cosplay is considered both a noun and a verb. As a noun it can mean the actual costume someone wears, and as a verb is the action of wearing said costume. [...]
Convention vendors usually try to attract attention with gorgeous Booth Babes. This marketing strategy is very effective, but it seems that over the past few years there have been less over-the-top (or practically topless) babes at many of the PAX booths. After commenting on this one year, one of the offiicals stated that they discourage [...]
Everyone is saying how PAX is the new E3. PAX has grown so large over the past few years that the actually sold out of badges. PAX is now so huge that there will be two events per year: at Boston in March and Seattle in August. Many new vendors have signed up, including many [...]
Word of warning to those of you going to PAX from the north (North Seattle, Canada, etc) the directions offered on the website are accurate, but they have Sennaca closed off due to construction. Nothing bad, head to the next street ahead and turn right, you can hit 8th from there. I found that out [...]
The Penny Arcade Expo has been compared to the virtually-defunct E3, having grown to an immense size within 5 years. The proof of this growth is how much attention PAX 08 received form large media outlets like G4 TV. Xplay’s Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb were out on the show floor taking interviews with all [...]
PAX, the Penny Arcade Expo, is the largest gaming festival in North America representing tabletop, console and PC gaming. Three days of tournaments, freplay, nerdcore concerts, panel discussions, the latest from top game publishers and developers, the PAX 10 independent games showcase and thousands of attendees who know their stuff when it comes to games. [...]
Just off the show floor, past the bands signing memorabilia on the sky bridge, you will find the B.Y.O.C. Room. This is a room where you can Bring Your Own Computer. Get it? Great. For a few dollars more after general admission, you can lug your computer up to this room and play LAN or [...]
Valve was at the World Cyber Games 07, and they were heavily pushing “The Orange Box” for both the PC and Xbox 360. Not only did the Valve booth feature Half-Life 2 Episode 2 on huge 30-inch PC monitors, but they had several stations where people could experience Team Fortress 2′s multiplayer capabilities. I had [...]
Keeley Hazell launched EA Games “The Simpsons Game” at the London Games Festival. A huge inflatable Homer was erected in front of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. The Simpsons Game will be released in all game formats on November 2nd. After the unveiling Keeley retreated to a recreation of “The Simpson’s” living room where she played [...]
If you’ve been gaming for a long while, then perhaps you remember the time when what now are popular video games were played exclusively with paper and dice. Dungeons and Dragons, BattleTech, Lord of the Rings, and many other gaming franchises were originally games that took many hours to play. Now, one hour of checking [...]