Category: VR

Laurie Anderson, Neil Gaiman Talk Muppets, ‘Omens’ and Virtual Reality

“Old Muppets are really scary,” said Neil Gaiman, recalling a 2002 stay at Jim Henson’s old home in Hampstead, England with longtime collaborator Dave McKean (Mirrormask, “The Wolves in the Walls”) that left him forever spooked by the man-made “creatures.” The author found a box of Henson’s old Muppets in the basement, and picked out a sheep. When he tried to move its face, the Muppet’s latex eyelid fell apart. “It was one of the most...

Plantronics RIG 4VR Gaming Headset Review

After fizzling out in the early nineties, VR is back in a big way. Thanks to Oculus’s immensely popular Kickstarter and the strong marketing hype that followed, we now find ourselves in the year 2016 with some big players in the market. Without going into too much detail, we have Sony, HTC and a few handset manufacturers that have joined the fray that Oculus had dominated earlier on. It’s obvious there is a viable market...

Celebrating Two Decades of the Tomb Raider

Lara Croft has taken us to the deepest, darkest corners of the earth for the sake of exploration and discovery. Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are celebrating alongside their fans with the Rise of the Tomb Raider -20 Year Celebration- Edition. As the latest game in the beloved franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider is a crowning achievement to the series and remains to be just as addictive as the 2013 edition. As she transcends, becoming...

PAX West 2016: Razer Keynote Announcements

At PAX West 2016, Razer held a keynote to announce upgrades to their existing products as well as new products. Upgrades for the internals of the Razer Blade and Razer Blade Stealth were announced, keeping each laptop up to par with today’s laptop processing demands. New in their extensive gaming keyboard selection is the Razer Ornata and Razer Ornata Chroma. Also new is the product of their latest partnership with MAINGEAR in the form of...

E3 2016: Alienware Showcases the Aurora, Alpha, and 13 OLED PC’s

That’s right. Given all that there is to cover at E3, we’re still not done talking about it… Of course, we had to touch on the latest in PC gaming hardware by Alienware. At E3 2016, Alienware showcased hardware geared towards various PC gaming markets: desktops, Steam Machine consoles, and laptops. Introducing the new Alienware Aurora, Alienware Alpha, and Alienware 13 OLED. Let’s dive into each. Alienware Aurora (R5) Gaming Desktop   Intel Core i3...

E3 2016: Plantronics Showcases New RIG Gaming Headsets

Plantronics continues to dabble in all things audio, whether it is for casual listening, business, or gaming. At E3 2016, Plantronics showcased their most current line-up of gaming headsets in the RIG 400 Series, the RIG 600 and the more recently announced, the RIG 4VR. Offering different tiers of headsets for gamers of varying needs and budgets, Plantronics is not slouching in the gaming market. Showing that they are far from done, they also announced...

E3 2016: Razer Showcases HDK 2 and Naga Hex V2

At E3 2016, Razer propped up their standardly large booth, showing all of their goodies, both new and current. E3 goers got to tinker with their latest game-themed equipment made specifically for Overwatch. Some the goodies we covered at previous conventions were also on display, such as the Razer Wildcat controller, the Razer Blade Stealth ultra-book, and the ultrabook-into-gaming-machine transforming Razer Core. This year, Razer’s E3 announcements were for two gaming markets, MOBA gaming and...

E3 2016: Turtle Beach Showcase & New Elite Pro Headset

Last year at E3, Turtle Beach showed off their headphone engineering chops by offering a very wide selection of headsets across all platforms with 3 to 4 tiers of quality and price options for each platform. That’s a LOT of options. This year at E3 2016, Turtle Beach showcased three new, more-focused products for three gaming markets: VR, streaming, and of course hi end gaming audio. Enter the Turtle Beach® Stream Mic, Turtle Beach® Stealth...

Nyko Unveils New VR & Console Accessories during E3 2016

  Nyko is typically most recognized for their charging solutions available for both the Xbox and PlayStation. At this year’s E3, the debut of their VR accessories really caught our eye. These accessories augment the overall experience that might hinder some gamers from actually dipping their feet into virtual reality. “VR gaming has achieved significant traction in the past year and presents greater opportunities for us to do what we do best – improve upon the...