Razer Orbweaver Mechanical Gaming Keypad Unveiled (video)

Razer has unveiled a new mechanical gaming keypad this week in the form of their new Razer Orbweaver, which is equipped with 20 mechanical keys and a programmable eight-way directional thumb-pad.

Razer has designed the Orbweaver mechanical gaming keypad to only require50g of pressure to activate a key press, allowing you to execute multiple key commands as fast as possible.

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EPIX Is Hitting PS3 in Q1 2013, PS Vita App Coming in Spring 2013

Remember when video game consoles were just for playing video games? Those days have been gone for awhile as we watch movies, listen to music and more between gaming sessions. So here’s some more extra content for your PS3. Sony is announcing that EPIX will be bringing its library of over 3,000 new releases and other original programming to the PS# and the PS Vita.
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Microsoft Trying Out New Xbox Live Account Regional Transfer

Microsoft has started testing a new web service that will allow Xbox Live subscribers to switch their region in a much less frustrating fashion. Most Xbox Live features, like gamer tags, gamerscore, subscription level and achievements are eligible for migration, but region-locked services like TV subscriptions or Xbox Music are not. Unsurprisingly, no refunds will be issued for ineligible services.

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Need For Speed Most Wanted Wii U Fully Playable On GamePad

While new console launches are notoriously choked with shovelware and uninspired ports, the Wii U seems to be changing that to some extent. While the WIi U has seen its fair share of them, the unique GamePad features or perhaps Nintendo’s own insistence on a certain standard of quality to offset the Wii U gamble is certainly raising the bar for the humble port.

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Sony Patents NFC-based Second Hand Game Sale Suppression Method

It’s no secret that 2012 has not been a banner year for Sony and one of the ways it wants to turn that around seems to be by taking on the used games market.  A patent filed by SCE Japan describes a novel solution of associating a game copy with a single user account, not through the use of passcode authentication, but by putting an NFC chip on every  game disc.

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Jurassic Park Half-Life 2 Mod Gameplay Trailer Released (video)

A dedicated team of Jurassic Park fans have been busy developing a new mod for Valve’s Half Life 2 game, which brings to virtual gaming life the Spielberg’s classic blockbuster film Jurassic Park.

Jurassic Park movie celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and the development team behind Jurassic Life which has been under development for over six years, hope to release their Jurassic Life mod this year in celebration.

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Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter Project Passes £1.25 Million Pledge Goal

Fans of the original Elite game first release back in by Acornsoft in 1984 for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers, as well as new gamers who have pledged for a remake of the awesome game on the Kickstarter website by Frontier Developments.

Will be pleased to learn that the Elite: Dangerous Kickstarter Project has passed its pledging goal of £1,250,000 with a few days to spare, and currently sits at £1,292,863 with 35 hours left to run.

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BioShock Infinite Sky-Hook Replica Now Available To Pre-order (video)

if you have been looking for your very own BioShock Infinite Sky-Hook replica, you will be pleased to learn that the one pictured below created by NECA is now available to pre-order.

The new BioShock Infinite Sky-Hook Replica should be arriving with you just in time for the release of Irrational Games unleashes Bioshock Infinite, game unless its delayed yet again. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Tomb Raider Multiplayer Details Revealed

Following on from the confirmation that the latest Tomb Raider reboot will include multiplayer modes for gamers to enjoy, today the first details of what will be included within in the multiplayer modes has been revealed.

The multiplayer support was officially announced by Eidos Montreal this week via a post on the official Edios forums by Eidos community manager Meagan Marie, and will provide players with a number of characters to choose from offering different stats and equipment loadouts to play with.

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5ft LEGO NES Controller Actually Works (video)

Master LEGO builder Baron von Brunk has unveiled his latest creation in the form of a massive 5Ft LEGO NES controller which he has built.

The 5ft LEGO NES Controller is also wired-up so can be used to play your favourite NES games, as long as you have enough space for the controller.  Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the LEGO NES Controller project and see it in action.

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Microsoft Buys R2 Studios

Microsoft has made another acquisition, this time it is a small startup that both Google and Apple were interested in, R2 Studios, and along with the purchase of the company Microsoft has also acquired a number of patents.

R2 Studios was founded by Blake Krikorian in 2011, Blake was previously behind the Slingbox, he and his team will now join Microsoft, and the company produces software to display content on TVs, Microsoft plans to use the software for their Xbox console.

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