From the monthly archives:

August 2008

Sony To Launch 160GB PS3 In October

by Isaiah on August 27, 2008

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Sony is launching the 160GB Playstation 3 on October 31. This new model has more than twice the storage capacity of current models, an attractive feature for users with a penchant for downloading and storing videos, music and photos, in addition to games and game extras. Other features include Playstation Network content, a Blu-ray Disc player, DUALSHOCK3 wireless controllers, video chat and online play. It will be available in Europe and the US for a retail price of €449 and US$499 respectively. [Electronic House]

MSI’s Latest VGA N9400GT

by Stephen on August 27, 2008

MSI N9400GT 521MB/256MB VGA

MSI, has just unveiled its latest N9400GT series graphics card. N9400GT features PureVideo® HD technology engine, delivering astounding Blu-ray movie picture quality with 100% offload of H.264 video decoding, and also supports the latest NVIDIA® PhysX™ technology. It is meant to be budget version for DirectX® 10 ready VGA with 2X performance increase over the GeForce® 8400GS GPU. MSI N9400GT series comes with a native built-in HDMI interface with optional 512MB or 256 frame buffer. It will retail with unconfirmed price of $67.50 for 521MB buffer. [HardwareZone]

PS3 Wipeout HD Racing Game

Wipeout HD is a downloadable racing game for PlayStation 3 video game console. The high-definition remake will run at a resolution of 1080p at 60 frames per second. It will also includes a number of tracks found in previous games – specifically, Wipeout Pure and Wipeout Pulse. The game will let you play single player campaign, or online races up to 8 players. Equip your shuttle with three new weapons: the Repulser, Shuriken and Leech Beam. You also get to defy gravity this time with Mag-Strips. Nothing beats the thrill of competition where you get to blow out your opponents. Expect the game to be released early 2009. Video after the break. [WipEoutHD] Read more

The USB Metal Game Pad Features Shiny Chrome

by Isaiah on August 26, 2008

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It’s time to replace your old boring controllers with this chrome joypad from China’s Dream Cheeky, makers of all sorts of fun USB gadgets and gizmos. It features chrome and not just shiny plastic that looks like chrome, it’s actually made from metal. The shiny metal controller features an 8-way directional pad, four game buttons, start/select buttons and shoulder triggers. The back of the controller is covered with rubber, giving you a better grip than if the entire thing were slippery metal. Powered by USB with 6ft cables, the device is compatible with both the PC and Mac. No word yet on pricing or availability. [Dream Cheeky]

Exclusive Custom Desktop Gaming System

by Stephen on August 25, 2008

GameRigs Enemy Territory Desktop Gaming System

The GameRigs team is proud to be delivering the Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars and QUAKE 4 lineup. GameRigs offers configurable desktop specifications, so you get to choose which component included or otherwise. All GameRigs Desktop Gaming PC systems are constructed from high-quality materials, cables, paints and lighting to ensure every gamers complete supremacy. It also comes with slick aluminum alloy enclosure with laser-cut effect and artwork. The Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars and QUAKE 4 desktop systems are available at three configuration levels — HEX, EGO and OMG — starting at $2199. [GameRigs]

Pyramat S1500-W Gaming Chair With Wireless Speaker

Here comes new gaming chair with built-in speakers from Pyramat. Pyramat S1500-W features 4″ Powersub Subwoofer and twin directional-full range speakers. It is compatible with all gaming consoles, iPod, MP3 players and other audio devices. The chair this time is also equipped with wireless technology, so no more cable clutter for you guys! Currently retails at their website for $115. [Pyramat]

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