Playing multiplayer Switch games with a single Joy-Con isn’t the best, especially for those with large hands. Nyko’s snap-on Swivel Grips make a big difference, while turning the Joy-Con into an alien fly creature.
Gaming peripheral maker Mad Catz has come back to life but not as you remember it.
Back in 2012 we reviewed Hori’s Fighting Edge for the PlayStation 3, a mighty beast of an arcade fighting controller with a fancy programmable touch panel. The PS4 version of the Fighting Edge is still a beast, but it trades the gimmicky touchscreen for brushed aluminum. It looks good. It feels even better.
Up until last Thursday, the Nvidia Titan XP was the most powerful graphics card you could put in a PC. But being the most powerful isn’t enough for some people to justify laying out $1,200. So Nvidia used the Force. Or licensed the Force. Either way, check out this Jedi Order video card.
Sleek mechanical keyboards that strip away lesser-used keys in favor of a smaller footprint are picking up, but some people just can’t do without that number pad. Vortex’s new Vibe keyboard is a nice compromise, with some outstanding keycaps on top.
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.
A standard mechanical keyboard switch is about .75 inches tall and .6 inches wide and deep. NovelKeys’ “Big Series” switches are four times that size. Why? If I had to guess, I’d say it was for the clicks.
Just in time for this weekend’s TwitchCon, Razer debuts a pair of new peripherals: the compact Serien X microphone and the Kiyo, a ring light-sporting webcam that’s sure to be the next must-have streaming accessory.
Earlier this month Nyko released its Portable Switch Docking Kit, a $50 alternative to Nintendo’s official $90 dock. Mine works great, and charging the Switch in tabletop mode is very handy, but a handful of users are reporting the device has killed their console’s charging port.
Why fight demonic animations with a mouse and keyboard or game controller when you can just dance all those troubles away instead?
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.
There are a lot of big-name peripheral manufacturers making mechanical keyboards, but a search for the term “mechanical keyboard” on Amazon yields a ton of keyboards from companies you’ve probably never heard of. Like Vava, makers of the relatively good $80 no-name mechanical I’ve been typing on for the past week.
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.
During E3 earlier this month, Microsoft announced a host of new options for its Xbox Design Lab custom controllers, including new colors, metallic finishes and rubberized grips. I used those to make this. It turned out pretty nice, no?
Following a lengthy struggle with financial insolvency, gaming peripheral maker Mad Catz has formally ceased all operation. The company’s directors and officers have all resigned, and its assets will be liquidated. The company that spent nearly three decades pumping out PC and console gaming gear is no more.
While all of us at Kotaku are big fans of typing, a handful of us have started taking our love of keyboards to the next level. There’s nothing like a good mechanical keyboard, especially when you take extra steps to make it your very own. I’ll show you what I’m typing on if you show me yours.
Normally, if you want really good voice on your console game stream, you’ve got to run through a capture card to a system equipped with a nice mic. Turtle Beach’s new Stream Mic promises professional results while connecting directly to an Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
In 2007 Mad Catz purchased relatively venerable PC peripheral maker Saitek for $30 million. After nearly nine years of flight sticks and farming controllers, Mad Catz is passing Saitek over to Logitech for a mere $13 million.