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What better way to sell the Steam Controller and Steam Link than by bundling it with two free games? Better yet, why not make those two free games some of the best available: Rocket League and Portal 2.
Rocket League has been absolutely huge since it launched, with gamers around the world racking up countless hours driving around cars and smashing a huge ball into goals. But with the Steam Controller and Steam Link both arriving on November 10, this could definitely drive some more sales, as well as getting Rocket League into the hands of many more gamers.
Corsair has launched the MM300 Anti-Fray Mouse Mat, Team Dignitas Edition, a custom gaming mouse pad influenced by professional eSports Team Dignitas.
The MM300 Anti-Fray Mouse Mat, Team Dignitas Edition is a cloth mouse pad designed for high-DPI gaming mice. The "high-endurance, pro-grade" cloth mouse mat features reinforced stitched edges that help defend against surface peeling. The gaming surface features a textile weave Corsair says provides an optimal control and precision tracking for competitive gamers.
The mouse pad is available now, and has a $24.99 MSRP.
Corsair launched the Corsair Gaming Sabre Laser gaming mouse, a new product made in collaboration with the Team Dignitas eSports team.
The Sabre Laser RGB gaming mouse weighs around 100 grams, and features an 8,200 DPI laser sensor, 1,000Hz USB refresh rate, 16.8M color backlighting, and eight programmable buttons. It is compatible with the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) software.
The mouse is available now, and has a $54.99 MSRP.
Cloud Imperium Games has just announced it has partnered up with peripherals maker Saitek on some exclusive products for Star Citizen, including joysticks, keyboards and headsets.
In order to help with the huge immersion in Star Citizen already, specifically made peripherals are only going to add to that. Saitek partnered up with CIG on the peripherals to not just being 'stylized' but they will be uniquely designed to the look and feel of the hardware used in Star Citizen.
There will be a 'connected theme' of keyboards and joysticks so that there's an entire control solution for the hardcore Star Citizen fans. The keyboards and mice that Saitek are working on won't be reskinned peripherals, they will be an entire system of peripherals that can be used in a modular way, which has me excited just typing it in for you to read, let alone using them myself.
Set to debut in Corsair's new Strafe and Strafe RGB keyboards, Cherry has announced release of its new MX SILENT key type with patented noise reduction.
Claiming to reduce noise through an integrated 2-component tappet, each key stroke will provide a quieter experience than seen before. Further features include RGB 16.7 million color support and a utilization of Gold-Crossprint technology in order to ensure lossless input over 50 million keystrokes.
This initial release will see two different MX Silent keys released, one in the form of MX Red and the other in MX Black. These keys will make a public debut at Gamescom 2015 in Cologne at the Corsair booth.
Gamescom 2015 - Razer has just announced two new gaming peripherals at Gamescom, a new gaming keyboard and gaming keypad. The new DeathStalker Chroma keyboard and Orbweaver Chroma keypad are powered by RGB LEDs, so they also look awesome.
Starting with the DeathStalker Chroma, which is a slightly modified DeathStalker keyboard featuring laptop-style chiclet keys for silent typing, and the usual gaming use. The new DeathStalker Chroma features RGB LED backlit keys supporting up to 16.8 million colors, with Razer's Chroma software that lets users enjoy multiple lighting zones and color modes.
The new Razer Orbweaver Chroma keypad is for the hardcore gamers as it's a one-handed pad with 20 programmable mechanical keys, it features an eight-way direction pad, two additional buttons, and an adjustable spot for your thumb, wrist and palm. Razer has splashed the usual RGB LEDs within the mechanical keys, making it light up beautifully during those hardcore gaming sessions.
Gamescom 2015 - ROCCAT has debuted its new Nyth gaming mouse at Gamescom, with the Nyth being a new MMO-hybrid gaming mouse with a "completely hot-swappable side button grid" that is sure to have MMO gamers foaming at the mouth.
The new ROCCAT Nyth has huge out-of-the-box customization, with a massive 36,738 different combinations thanks to its 33 different buttons. ROCCAT founder and CEO, René Korte, explains: "We've loved cracking the challenge of the Nyth. Making a mouse so deeply customizable was a great test for our creative and design teams. What we ended up with was not only a one of a kind MMO-centric piece of gaming equipment, but a mouse that is a chameleon. Turn it into a MOBA mouse, an FPS weapon, and more; any gaming configuration for any genre you can think of. That's what the Nyth brings to the table".
But the more exciting product that ROCCAT was showing off, at least to me, was the Sova prototype. ROCCAT showed off the Sova prototype at E3 2015 earlier this year, with the modular gaming board wanting to see you gaming in the living room. ROCCAT has announced that there will be more than one model of the Sova, with Korte saying: "After the great reception at E3 for our Sova prototype, we were given so much feedback, and pursued that further with surveys and more testing. Gamers want a PC gaming living room solution that's affordable, effective, and meets their spec priorities".
Corsair has just unveiled a bunch of new gaming peripherals during Gamescom 2015, with new STRAFE RGB mechanical gaming keyboards, Scimitar RGB MMO/MOBA mouse, and new flagship VOID gaming headsets.
One of the jewels in Corsair's new gaming peripherals is the ultra-quiet STRAFE RGB Silent, which is the world's first keyboard with Cherry MX RGB Silent gaming switches, which will "deliver the speed and precision of linear mechanical switches with significantly quieter actuation". Corsair adds that the STRAFE RGB Silent has "new switches combined with the noise-suppressing architecture of the keyboard chassis", that makes the "pro-level STRAFE RGB Silent 30% quieter than other mechanical gaming keyboards".
Corsair's new VOID headsets come in three flavors: wireless, USB or analog stereo. The VOID gaming headset earcups are "shaped to fit the human ear, providing the utmost comfort while delivering spectacular audio fidelity". The USB and wireless VOID headsets feature innovative features like InfoMic status LEDs, and a CUE Control dial that lets gamers control their gaming soundscape without pausing their game.
Satechi has announced the launch of its BT Cortana Button, a custom solution as Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 to millions of users.
The BT Cortana Button is designed so users are able to quickly access Cortana on a Windows smartphone or computer remotely. It can be easily stored on key chains, steering wheels or anywhere that is convenient for the owner - and provides access to the virtual personal assistant in a safe manner.
Satechi promises up to two years battery life and Bluetooth wireless range up to 40 feet with the BT Cortana Button. It is expected to launch in late August with a $22.99 MSRP.
The well-known brand of arcade sticks and accessories, Mad Catz, is facing some severe financial struggles which may result in closure, GameSpot says.
Failing to meet a monthly fail-safe target as set by it's credit lender, Wells Fargo, Mad Catz warned its investors of an unclear future. Wells Fargo waived this violation on June 23, opening a new agreement which will be upheld until July 31, 2016. Reportedly losing money over the last three years, Mad Catz stated that it will need "significant contributions from anticipated sales of products related to the Rock Band 4 video game" in order to continue operating.
With Rock Band 4 set to be the make or break for Mad Catz, the stakes are high but the hopes are not, with it explained that all of this uncertainty raises "substantial doubt about the company's ability to continue as a going concern." Speaking to Game Informer, Mad Catz announced a $20 million loan initially, set for a possible increase to $35 million from September, all to ensure a smooth Rock Band 4 launch.