At CES, we had the chance to get our hands on Razer/Sixense's new motion controller for PC, which to this point does not have an official name. These controllers are pretty sweet peripherals. Using magnetic technology, they have significantly more accurate accelerometers than Nintendo's Wii remote, meaning they don't require all the recalibrations the Wii often does.
We were able to play Left 4 Dead 2 using one of the Nunchuk-shaped devices, and it worked surprisingly well. The demo showed off a number of different ways in which the controller could be used -- as a standard mouse with motion functions (swinging it for melee attacks, etc.) to more motion-centric designs.
PC gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer wants a piece of the action in console gaming. Microsoft has given Razer approval to develop a new controller for the Xbox 360, called the Razer Onza Professional Gaming Controller. The controller packs quite a punch, with features like multi-function buttons for macros, adjustable tension analog sticks and Razer Hyperesponse buttons. The downside, however, is it's wired.
A new headset is also in the works for the Xbox 360. The Razer Chimaera boasts 5.1-channel simulated surround sound, noise isolation, and let's not forget, it's pretty sexy looking. Check out a picture of it after the jump.
Tom's Guide did an excellent writeup of some of this year's biggest and best gaming mice, for all types of gamers. For the PC gamer in you all (or even for anyone looking for a good mouse), they go into excruciating detail about each of the nine tested mice, to the point that it's sickening. But in a good way.
Thought we were done unboxing? Pfft, don't be silly. We just got piled up on work and didn't have a chance for it (laziness took over and work is an excellent scapegoat). This time, we open up Razer's Orochi mouse, the first wireless Bluetooth gaming mouse on the market. Come take a look!
Hey all, quick update tonight. Got Razer's latest mouse in, the Imperator, as it released on the 24th. So, of course, I opened it up and unboxed it!
Please forgive the poor video quality...apparently the lighting conditions in which this 2 minute clip was shot in isn't good enough for the iPhone 3GS's "awesome" camera.