Today marks the launch of Elgato’s 4K60 Pro, the first “consumer-priced” capture card that will grab 4K video at 60 frames per second. It works great, but its PC requirements are as steep as its $400 price tag.
When my older capture devices wouldn’t accept a 4K signal, I switched to Avermedia’s Live Gamer Portable 2 Plus. The $200 box records 1080p, 60 FPS video to a PC or SD card, while still displaying at 4K on my TV. Downside—it won’t pass an HDR signal. Upside—it’s shaped like a Toblerone.
When there’s no usable television in sight or your eyes just aren’t good enough to share the Nintendo Switch’s 6.2 inch screen with a friend, a portable gaming monitor is a nice thing to have around.
The Xbox One X is a box filled with powerful components that’s designed to do the same thing as a box with less powerful components, only a little bit better. That’s a weird place for the “world’s most powerful console” to be.
Games optimized for the Xbox One X can look better on the new console than they do on older hardware, but adding HDR support, 4K textures and other enhancements takes a bit more space. With three games taking up over a third of my console’s drive, 1TB of storage isn’t gonna cut it.
After spending a week with the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s “world’s most powerful console,” I know three things for certain. It’s definitely an Xbox One, it makes enhanced games look lovely, and waiting for Xbox One X enhancement updates sucks.
Now that it’s done Razer-ing the hell out of PC and console gaming, Razer is turning its attention to mobile. Launching on November 17, the $700 Razer Phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 8 gigabytes of RAM and the world’s first 120 Hz “UltraMotion” display. Candy Crush is going to run so well on this.
Xbone, Xbones, Xbonex. Three iterations of the same console, each with slightly different specs, released within a four-year window.
Last month I introduced readers to the X-Bows, a weird-looking mechanical keyboard featuring a unique cross-radial layout designed to keep the wrists straight and typing strain to a minimum. Now that I’ve gotten my hands on it, weird feels pretty good.
Still having a hard time finding a Nintendo Switch in stores? Or maybe you’re tired of waiting for Nintendo’s promised online store full of retro games? Tim Lindquist took things into his own hands and built a Nintendo Switch clone from scratch that can emulate games from over 50 classic systems.
Let’s get the comparison we have to make out of the way: No, the Genesis Flashback isn’t as amazing as the SNES Classic. But it’s still pretty good, if you like the games.
Do you want a split keyboard that allows the hands, arms and shoulders to sit at a more natural angle while typing, or a fully-programmable gaming keyboard with extensive macro support? Kinesis, makers of the Freestyle Edge mechanical gaming keyboard, say why not both?
This is the Zette System, handcrafted from wood by Swedish artist Love Hultén. In its resting state it resembles a stylized wooden boombox, but it’s actually a retro gaming machine with a pair of wireless gamepads and a built-in projector. Only 25 of them are being made, and they are not cheap.
Since the Nintendo Switch launched earlier this year, mine has rarely seen the inside of the TV dock. Now that Pokken Tournament DX is here, that’s changed. I need that USB port for Hori’s Pokken Tournament Pro Pad DX—and not just for Pokémon battles.
Somewhere between the fancier notebooks at your local big box store and high-powered desktop replacements is the “budget” gaming laptop, a modestly-priced portable system built to play games well enough. Origin PC’s latest Eon15-S is the perfect example.
Imagine your hands typing on a standard keyboard. Now relax your shoulders and unbend your wrists so your hands line up with your forearms. That’s why the new X-Bows keyboard is so oddly shaped.
A 40-inch ultra HD curved LCD monitor with the ability to display up to four full HD inputs simultaneously, Philips’ BDM4037UW seems like the perfect large monitor for a multi-platform gamer. And it would be, if not for a couple small missteps and one large stumble.
The latest premium wired controller in Razer’s arsenal is a $160 beast with three different kinds of swappable thumbsticks, two directional pads, six remappable triggers and buttons and a band of multicolored LED for flavor. It’s called the Wolverine Ultimate, after the angry weasel.