Posts Tagged ‘Consumer Electronics Show’
CES Daily Round Up Day 2
Last Updated on Wednesday, 9 January 2013 04:19 Written by Mr2pointO Wednesday, 9 January 2013 04:19
Pinball Machines, iPhone cases and Gaming Tablets oh my! The amount of iPhone cases at this year’s CES is nearly sickening. Everything from bamboo to Marvel Superhero’s and skin-tight waterproof suites. It’s become very obvious that this year’s CES is a tradeshow and not so much a product announcement platform. 3D is out for the most part and audio is a big factor this year. Monster (Creators of Beats by Dre) abounds alongside every rapper/hip hop artist out there promoting a new pair of headsets. No real feedback has come back on most of the overpriced, gaudy audio devices but if you are looking for something to style with your newest pair of kicks the options abound. Your money is probably better spent on a pair of Skullcandy headsets giving you a better bang for your buck. Hit the break for more…
Steambox. CES. That happened for real.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 January 2013 03:08 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 8 January 2013 03:08
More than maybe any console successor, the rumored Steambox by Valve has been high on the “Must Prove” list. A box built to run Steam games on the big, bad HDTV plenty of us play our Halo on. A non-console console meant to put Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo on point, to reinvigorate the game sector. A box meant to bring in the non-PC playing fans that either don’t have the gumption to upgrade or just don’t know where to start. A prototype that dropped at CES!
Codenamed “Piston”, the unit fits right in your hand and is being co-developed by Valve and PC maker Xi3. Under the hood is expected to live up to a terabyte of RAM and completely modular, upgradeable components. The display Piston at CES is reported to house an “IO board boasting one ethernet port, 1/8″ audio in/out, SPDIF optical audio, four USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports (with one dedicated to keyboard input), four eSATA ports, two Mini Display Port ports and one DisplayPort/HDMI port.” Not much is known about pricing or release date, although the company does make a mini form factor PC like the Piston that runs about $999. That’s a bit pricey though, especially compared to home consoles.
About time, huh geeks?
Dailly Round Up CES 2013 Pre-CES/Day 1
Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 January 2013 02:22 Written by Mr2pointO Tuesday, 8 January 2013 02:22
So CES has started and there will be a flood of electronics, gizmos and gadgets coming out of it. I am going to try to keep you up to date on the awesome, the likely and the you’ll probably never see it. As always day one which is really pre-CES has shown off a lot of cameras, TV’s and video streaming/smart boxes. UHD is a new term that’ll start to become familiar just as OLED did last year however the hopes of the TV companies this go round is to make Ultra High Definition an affordable product we see in consumers’ homes, something the OLED TV’s haven’t quite been able to do. Even Vizio has jumped on the Ultra HDTV train and if anybody can bring them to consumers it’s going to be them, matching both quality and affordability as they always do. Keep reading to find out more.
OnLive will soon be invading your living room as well as YouTube!
Last Updated on Monday, 16 January 2012 06:11 Written by JCWaitWat Monday, 16 January 2012 06:11
But what is cloud gaming? Yes yes I know we all despise that advert before what seems like every YouTube video but it appears that OnLive are actually onto something big. One of the bigger things to come out of CES this year was Google TV’s joining up with…. (yes you guessed it) OnLive! VIZIO demoed at CES a Google TV with OnLive compatibility. So what I hear you say? Well theoretically if OnLive really does take off with Google TVs then surely this will be end of the age long console fan boy war? The OnLive “micro console” as it is called, comes with HDMI and Ethernet ports as well as two USB ports for the snazzy looking OnLive controllers. But this is not what you should get excited about. With OnLive there are no discs. Nor are there any long, big downloads which have always been a problem when downloading games, instead you can get pretty much every major game on demand. As long as you have decent internet. Oh and a Google TV.
On the official Google TV blog, the CEO and founder of OnLive made an entry outlining what this means for us as gamers:
In fact, this week at the CES Show in Las Vegas, VIZIO will showcase the first-ever line of Google TV products with OnLive playability built in. With this next generation of VIZIO Internet Apps Plus (V.I.A. Plus) devices, equipped with Google TV 2.0, you can simply power on your HDTV, pick up your Universal OnLive Wireless Controller and play amazing games instantly on demand—no console necessary. Play the first 30 minutes of almost any of OnLive’s 200 games free and buy only what you like, or subscribe to the OnLive PlayPack Bundle for unlimited access to over 140 games. No discs, no big downloads … just like the instant media experience you’ve become accustomed to with Google TV.
What is also great about this union between OnLive and Google is that OnLive will soon be available on Android products, so the prospect of finishing gaming on your TV then picking up your tablet and carrying on where you left off seems pretty appealing, but all will become clear soon.