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SteelSeries partner up with GUNNAR Optiks to annouce new gaming glasses

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm CDT
Popular gaming brand SteelSeries has saddled up with GUNNAR Optiks to release a range of gaming glasses.

SteelSeries partner up with GUNNAR Optiks to annouce new gaming glasses |

Both companies today announced a co-branded pair of digital performance eyewear called "SteelSeries Scope" - the glasses are designed to improve visual efficiency, reduce eye strain and improve contrast during those long gaming sessions. The SteelSeries Scope also includes a large lens for extended peripheral vision - improving overall coverage and adding a consistent transition of sight. The glasses will feature a SteelSeries branded flat temple - designed for comfort while wearing gaming headsets.

Bruce Hawver, CEO of SteelSeries said: "We've built our brand on the belief that gamers want peripherals and accessories that provide a competitive advantage that will help improve their experience and game,"

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Blizzard to sue Starcraft 2 cheaters - pwned

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 18, 2010 at 9:07 pm CDT
First off Blizzard flexed muscle by banning roughly 5000 players for using hacks in Starcraft II. Now they've taken it a step further by filing a lawsuit against three programmers, accusing them of creating and selling hacks for Starcraft II - which is a direct violation of the EULA, terms of use and copyright law.

Blizzard to sue Starcraft 2 cheaters - pwned |

Details of the suit give us an idea of what Blizzard are upset over, "Just days after the release of Starcraft II, Defendants already had developed, marketed, and distributed to the public a variety of hacks and cheats designed to modify (and in fact destroy) the Starcraft II online game experience. In fact, on the very day that Starcraft II was released, representatives of the hacks Web site advised members of the public that 'our staff is already planning new releases for this game.'"

Blizzard is also accusing the 3 parties on multiple counts of copyright infringement and are demanding damages and disgorgement of any profits reaped by the distribution and sale of the hacks.

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Shinobii debuts slick Wii ping-pong paddle controller needing no Wii Remote

Shane McGlaun | Oct 18, 2010 at 11:04 am CDT
There is certainly no shortage of Wii controllers on the market today. Most of the accessories that we see for the Wii tend to be holders that you put your Wii remote into to allow control of games with more realism. Some controllers out there have all of the hardware needed for controlling games and interacting with the Wii on the inside though like the new Shinobii ping-pong controller.


The Shinobii controller is called the TT Champion Bat. I had no idea that the real name for a ping-pong paddle was a bat. The controller is sized and designed to look just like a real ping-pong paddle and is designed so the player doesn't need to put a Wii Remote into the controller to play. The hardware for interaction with the Wii and MotionPlus compatible game sis all integrated into the paddle.

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Full version of Angry Birds now available for FREE on Android

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm CDT
For so long - Android users have had to wait to fling birds across their screen.


Full version of Angry Birds now available for FREE on Android |

Enter, Angry Birds - the hugely popular Apple iOS based game. It has been in the Android Market for a few weeks under BETA, but now the full game is on the Android Market.... for free!!

Of course, there's always a set back - while it's free, it's ads-supported. I just tried it now, it's a 12MB download. The ad's are not that annoying, it's free so that's nothing to complain about!

Duke Nukem Forever playable at Mana Bar, QLD this Saturday!

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 14, 2010 at 9:53 pm CDT
Want to play the now-not-vapourware Duke Nukem Forever? Well, now is your chance!

Duke Nukem Forever playable at Mana Bar, QLD this Saturday! |

Duke Nukem Forever will be on-display and playable this Saturday, October 16 at Mana Bar, Brisbane, Queensland.

The event starts at 12pm with all 5 screens at Mana Bar demoing the game - giving people the opportunity to play the game, in person with their own two hands. To make the event even better, Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford and copresident Steve Gibson will be live in person. Randy will also be involved in a special question-and-answer session that will be hosted by Yahtzee Croshaw.

To confirm the exact details of the event, follow the official Mana Bar Duke Nukem Foreverevent page on Facebook.

Now if the gods at TweakTown are reading this - feel free to email me ticket reservations for flights, accommodation and gum to my email address ;)

Hail to the king, baby.

SteelSeries unveils full line of Medal of Honor gaming gear

Shane McGlaun | Oct 14, 2010 at 12:02 pm CDT
SteelSeries has been making gaming peripherals for a long time now. The company bought the rights to one of the coolest gaming keyboards on the market that has interchangeable keysets a while back. SteelSeries is supporting that keyboard with new keysets that are specifically made for certain game titles like the Medal of Honor game from EA that is coming soon. EA has announced a keyset for the Shift along with several other peripherals.


The MoH keypad for the Shift keyboard will sell for $24.99 alone or with a bundle including the keyset and the Shift keyboard for $99. If interchangeable keysets isn't your bag, a special version of the 6Gv2 keyboard with MoH images printed on it will be available for $99.99 as well. If you like your current keyboard and mouse, but want some MoH bling there will be a version of the QcK mouse pad with artwork from the game for $14.99.

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Lego offers up Wii Remote you can actually build on

Shane McGlaun | Oct 13, 2010 at 10:02 am CDT
For a long time if you were a gamer in the US and you had a Wii you could only get white controllers and consoles. The color options are a bit better today with a black console available and you can get official controllers in blue or pink colors as well as aftermarket controllers with different colors. A new controller is up for pre-order at Toys R Us for the Wii that is the coolest one I have ever seen.

Lego offers up Wii Remote you can actually build on |

The controller is the Lego Play and Build Remote for the Nintendo Wii. The controller is multi-colored like most of the Lego bricks we are all used to seeing. The thing is a fully licensed controller and is compatible with most charging docks when used with the standard battery door and it ships with a second battery door that you can actually use your own Lego blocks to build a holder for.

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Xbox Kinect gets a raft, yes, a raft.

Anthony Garreffa | Oct 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm CDT
Well, well, it looks like the prayers of white water rafters world wide has been heard.

Enter, GAME BOAT! "ideal for Kinect adventures".

Xbox Kinect gets a raft, yes, a raft. |

Atomic Accessories has created a peripheral to "fully immerse" you into white water rafting. For it to work properly, your feet need to be firmly in the inflatable dinghy, hands and legs inside the raft please!

Kinect Adventures features 20 different mini-games, with the River Rush, white water rapid game being the one most demonstrated.

River Rush supports one or two players, who get to race downstream, leaning left or right to steer the in-game boat, timing their jumps in order to get bonus items.

As a bonus, there are plenty of other games that could eventually support the boat which is great!

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Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog, best flight sim controller ever?

Shane McGlaun | Oct 8, 2010 at 11:10 am CDT
There are many categories of video games that spawn some very hard core gamers. There are hard core MMO gamers, hard core FPS gamers, and hard core flight simulation fans. Perhaps the group that has the most expensive hobby are the flight sim fans where controllers and systems can run hundreds of dollars each.


Thrustmaster has launched what may be the coolest flight simulation controller ever called the HOTAS Warthog. The Warthog is an exact replica of the joystick and throttle from the A-10C fighter jet. The joystick has a heavy metal base and uses construction that is mostly metal. The base can be removed and the joystick can be placed into a cockpit. The controller uses magnetic sensors for accuracy and has 19 action buttons with a 4-way POV switch.

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