Elgato Game Capture HD60 Enables PS4, Xbox One Recording at 60fps

PS4 DualShock 4 controller

Internet message boards have been buzzing since the PS4 and Xbox One launched about the two next-gen consoles' video capabilities. The PS4 generally has more consistency in terms of offering full 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, though claims of the Xbox One's inability to pull-off those same specs is greatly exaggerated. Fortunately, no matter what side of the fence you sit on a new device called the Elgato Game Capture HD60 will let you record your most epic gameplay moments. The Elgato Game Capture HD60 … [Read more...]

Dream Arcades Unveils the Largest Upright Home Arcade

Dream Arcades home arcade machine

Contrary to popular opinion, the average video gamer is older than 30. We may enjoy our console games now, but we remember a world well before Mario ever ate a mushroom, and even before we moved the first Pong paddle at home. The glory days of Pac-Man, Sinistar and others are alive and well in our mind's eye, and many of us dream about having a home arcade to re-live those days. A company called Dream Arcades specializes in making those fantasies come true. The company is the world's largest manufacturer and … [Read more...]

NFL Phone Cases for Samsung Galaxy, iPhone Now on Sale at OtterBox

OtterBox NFL Phone Cases

Things happen at NFL football games. Spilled beer, stepped-on nachos, dropped smartphones. With that in mind, OtterBox has just unveiled a slew of team-specific NFL phone cases for Samsung Galaxy, iPhone and other smartphone models. The first batch of OtterBox's NFL phone cases are for the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. You can see the full selection here. These aren't just cheap phone protectors, as OtterBox is the most-trusted brand for phone cases. This new series of NFL phone … [Read more...]

Amped Wireless REC10 Wireless Range Extender Review

Amped Wireless REC10

WiFi may be ubiquitous, but that doesn't necessarily mean it actually reaches every place we need it to. Most of us have experienced the dreaded "dead spot" at home, and you'll probably get nods in the office if you mention That Conference Room where WiFi connections go to die. Fortunately, the Amped Wireless REC10 Wireless Range Extender can fix that. This WiFi extender truly lives up to its developer's name, taking any existing router and either extending its wireless connection to previously under-performing areas … [Read more...]

Skylanders Trap Team iPad, Tablet Versions Launch Oct. 10

Skylanders Trap Team screen

It was always assumed that Skylanders Trap Team iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablet versions would ship at some point. We just didn't expect to hear that the tablet versions of the next Skylanders game would get the same release date as their console kin. The Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack will be available for "a variety of iPadĀ®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets" on Oct. 5 in North America. EU gamers will get their hands on the tablet version Oct. 10, while Australian gamers will be able to play it on Oct. … [Read more...]

LEGO Fusion Sets to Compete with Skylanders, Disney Infinity

LEGO Fusion

Long before world-building videogames like LittleBigPlanet and Spark were conceived, we all spent hundreds of hours with LEGOs. I still do, in fact, helping my two young children bask in the creativity offered by LEGO sets. Next month The LEGO Group will take a bold step to meld generations of creators with LEGO Fusion, a blocks-meet-tablets game that will launch with three LEGO Fusion sets. A fourth will release in September. The concept behind LEGO Fusion is similar to the Skylanders and Disney Infinity franchises, … [Read more...]

PlayStation Now Streaming PS3 Games Come to Sony TVs Monday

Sony PS3 PlayStation 3

With the PlayStation Now beta just now rolling-out to PS3 and PS4 owners, Sony's also throwing a bone to consumers who haven't paid for one of the company's shiny game consoles. Starting next week (in July), PlayStation Now streaming PS3 games will begin to appear on Sony Bravia TVs. It's interesting for several reasons that Sony's making select Bravia TVs get PlayStation Now streaming PS3 games. Perhaps the most interesting reason is that Sony's not even one year removed from the launch of its PlayStation 4 console. … [Read more...]

Amazon Wearable Technology Store Now Live

Amazon wearable technology store

Wearable technology like Google Glass, Samsung smart watches and the Misfit have captured consumers' inner Dick Tracy and Maxwell Smart. Wherever you look, early adopters are clamoring to check messages on their watch or make calls via their shoe (not really). Amazon.com has taken it upon itself to compiles all these new wearable gadgets in a single Amazon wearable technology store that's just gone live. You can access the Amazon Wearable Tech Store to see for yourself what's there. The list of wearable gadgets is … [Read more...]

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Release Date, Specs and Price

Sony Xperia Z2 tablet

"Waterproof" and "tablet" are two words you don't often hear together. That'll change on May 4, when the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet release date rolls around. Sony announced the release date while detailing the Xperia Z2 specs and pricing information. The info was specific to Sony Stores, but Verizon customers are likely to encounter similar pricing when the system launches for that wireless carrier as well. All indications are that the Xperia Z2 price will be $499.99 across all providers. That's the price currently … [Read more...]

Vizio Opts Out of CES, Will Host Smaller Events Instead

Vizio-XWH200-Feature

Back in the day, the E3 video game trade show got too big for its britches and, as a result, too expensive for publishers. Activision announced it would bow out, EA reportedly felt the same way, and the Entertainment Software Association radically changed the E3 format. The changes lasted a few years, but eventually E3 returned to its mega-party glory at the LA Convention Center, and it doesn't seem to be looking back any time soon. So does hearing that Vizio opts out of CES mean North America's largest … [Read more...]