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    • Mad Catz Is Making Tractor Controls For Farming Simulator

      While it's often the butt of jokes, Giants Software's Farming Simulator series is serious business — so serious that peripheral maker Mad Catz is creating custom Saitek-branded farm equipment controls for the franchise's most dedicated players. You can't control a tractor with a racing wheel. You can, but the experience isn't going to be anywhere near realistic.

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    • Samung Gear VR is Available for Purchase Now

      Details Published on Monday, 08 December 2014 12:56 Written by Zack Kaplan The Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition is now available for purchase on the Samsung website for $199.99. This headset works with the Galaxy Note 4 and is powered by Oculus. For the price you are paying you are getting more than just the headset as it comes with a lens cloth, a 16GB microSD card, repla ...

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  • Week in Tech: Epic End Of Year Review

    … really take off was game streaming. Nvidia is doing a lot of the heavy lifting at the moment when it comes to the critical matter of reducing latency, though Valve and AMD have their own takes streaming games from your desktop rig to other devices. For now, the jury is out on how big a deal game streaming will become. To me, it feels like a useful…

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  • Last-Gen Gamers Are Being Left Behind

    … New-gen consoles have barely been out for a year, but there's already a familiar story: a game launches and runs great on the PS4 and Xbox One, much less so on the PS3 and 360. Shadow of Mordor was an egregious example of this performance gap, but it's not the only one. Is there any hope for last-gen gamers? It's hard to say with any certainty…

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  • How One Company Spent Millions on a Gaming Mouse

    … is really to torture stuff," says Maxime Marini, Logitech's senior director of engineering and gaming development, as the various machines clack away around him. "We stress it in every possible way. At the end, the goal is that whatever gets out of here is 100% perfect and has no issues." All of Logitech's pro-gamer products look and sound like…

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  • Week in Tech: Buy Yourself The Gift Of Graphics

    … just stand up to really high resolutions in the latest games that little bit longer. On the other hand, Nvidia’s new Maxwell architecture does rather seem to be a rule breaker and do things that just shouldn’t be possible with 28nm chip tech. And for whatever it’s worth, most of the evidence suggests Nvidia cards are a bit more consistent across…

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  • Razer Leviathan 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Bar: The Kotaku Review

    …, the Leviathan helped my PC watch countless horrible YouTube videos in-between bouts of Far Cry 4 and World of Warcraft. I also connected my iPhone to the unit via Bluetooth and blasted some questionable music, And apparently I was feeling saucy, as I played quite a few iPad games with the Leviathan handling sound duties. Considering the iPad's…

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  • Week In Tech: Decade-long Monitor Marathon is Over

    … a serious graphics card. We’re talking Nvidia 970 or AMD 290 at minimum. That said if you can play at native 4K, bloody well do. It’s a genuine whole new thing / I’ve just seen the future experience. That amount of detail over such a huge panel area is a sight to behold. The scale is simply vast. Hop over here to get an idea of just how much bigger…

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  • N-Control Avenger (Hardware) Review

    … nut, then buying an Avenger is a pretty easy decision to make, even with the fact that the A button and bumpers aren’t in on the ‘enhancement’. If not, and you only play an occasional shooter, you might want to think about it first. While I played around with an Xbox 360 edition for this review, the Avenger is now available for the PS3, as well as the Xbox One and PS4. So there’s one for pretty much whatever console you prefer (and the PC if you use a 360 controller!). VN:F [1.9.22_1171] VN:F [1.9.22_1171] …

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  • I Miss Television Sets With Character

    … an endless array of black rectangles at ridiculous prices, I happened upon an Amazon listing for Seiki's retro-inspired 22-inch LED television. Not the best brand out there, certainly not the largest size I could get, but just look at it. It's got curves. It's got dials and knobs that actually function. The one on the side? Volume control…

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  • The Best Cyber Monday Deals

    … Cyber Monday incoming. Bookmark this page and get ready. We'll be adding deals as we get them and hyperlinking as they go live. Follow us on Twitter to make sure you never miss a deal and follow our deal coverage year round on Kinja Deals. Find a deal we missed? Drop it in the comments (with links!). The Best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals…

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  • Week in Tech: Desktop Vs Laptop, Kinda

    … By Jeremy Laird on November 27th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Sometimes, the numbers aren’t enough. When you compare what the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M looks like on paper with what it will actually do stuffed into a laptop PC, grudgingly you concede this is one of those times. Nvidia’s latest graphics chip for laptops looked good at launch, but a few…

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  • Thrustmaster T300 RS Force Feedback Racing Wheel: The Kotaku Review

    … touch. It never feels like it's going to shake out of your grip and it never rattles. It just sits there stoically, telling your hands that you're actually driving. It's So Very Quiet. One of the few problems I ran into with the Xbox One Mad Catz Wheel I tested a few months back was noise. It was a loud piece of hardware. The T300 RS will let out…

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  • Week in Tech: SSD Update – It’s All About (NV)Me!

    … By Jeremy Laird on November 20th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. One word. NVMe. Take it from me, you want some of it. So, you’d better start to get your head around it. Luckily, it’s all you need to know about solid-state drives or SSDs over the next year or so. Well, that and whether your motherboard can support NVMe. Oh, and the difference between M.2…

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