This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with thrilling fantasy, and a number of brilliant category-defying books. Here are the 22 best science fiction and fantasy books of 2014.
We're a little late reviewing Hori's official Mario Kart 7 Wheel peripheral, but I'm somewhat glad we are, thanks to some of the non-racing games I played with it on a whim. If this was just a piece of plastic meant for one game, the wheel is a $13 novelty at best, a luxury at worst, and not something where any…
You might know them as the computer gear makers who love the color green. Or maybe as the technology futurists who had a piece of that future stolen from their labs. But Razer seems themselves as a "cult" computer brand on the cusp of now only going mainstream, but perhaps public.
Earlier this month someone broke into Razer's San Francisco Bay Area research and development labs and made off with two prototypes for the peripheral maker's sexy gaming laptop hybrid, the Razer Blade, according to the company.
Here's a first look at Power A's Batarang controllers in the flesh. They're more mediocre "Xbox peripheral" than deadly weapon, but if you like lights, they've got those!
Mike got to use Power A's slightly shrinkified controllers back in January—the PS3 and Xbox models are fine, but it's the 20 percent smaller, totally rubberized Wii remote that's a surprise dynamo. And it lasts longer than before, with AA batteries replacing last year's AAA.
Batman: Arkham City is getting its own LED-lit, bat-logoed controller, Power A tells Kotaku.
The PSP screen is beautiful, and PSP games look great on it. But let's say you want to play your PSP games in HDMI on a big screen television.
Microsoft calls it a new console, but the Kinect is really a fresh coat of paint for the Xbox 360, promising to deliver not just motion gaming, but controller-free gaming to the masses.
Due out later this month, the Playstation Move promises to deliver the best of two worlds: The motion-sensing realism and casual fun of the Wii combined with raw muscle power and high-definition graphics of the Playstation 3.
Pinball Magic, complete with bells, lights, a little plunger and its own game.
Cyborg's high-end R.A.T. 9 gaming mouse and G.L.I.D.E. mouse pad are being shown off in Cologne, Germany during this week's Gamescom convention.
Unveiled in May, this video gives you a much closer look at Thrustmaster's over-the-top Ferrari Wireless GT Cockpit 430 Scuderia Edition controller.
Not one to be outdone, well by no one at this point, peripheral kings Thrustmaster will start selling a $250 replica of a Ferrarri 430 Scuderia in June for use with PC and PS3 games. The only thing that the fold-up cockpit is missing is the... cockpit. But hey, nice wheel and pedals.
They are gaming's extras. The add-ons. The bits that are outside the core elements. And I hate them.
The second to last thing I was expecting to be writing about my visit to Razer's CES booth was an Xbox 360 controller. The last thing? That I like it more than Microsoft's version.
Made of solid steel, Saitek's X65F Pro Flight stick doesn't actually move when you use it to fly a plane, instead the shaft sensing the pressure you're exerting on the stick and translates it into movement.
Sold under Mad Catz' Saitek brand, the Cyborg R.A.T. 9 is a pretty mean looking little gaming mouse. In this video we have a Mad Catz rep walk us through the controller's shapeshifting ability.
I've been slightly intrigued with game controller Emotiv since I had a chance to go brains on with it a few years back in San Francisco.
Actually, for the bowling-obsessed Wii gamer, this isn't as ridiculous as it looks. CTA Digital's put together a bowling peripheral to provide extra realism for the seven bowling titles. No, it's not supposed to roll.