CES 2012 Post Show Report – NYKO

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While wandering the hallowed halls of  the Las Vegas Convention Center, we happened to find a lot of junk. And not just worthless products that nobody needs, but also junk that makes one wonder what kind of business strategy can be behind selling a product that everyone else makes. There has to be a limit to how many different approaches one can take to heapdphones while keeping the cost down, but the answer to that riddle did not lie in the row after row of headphones in the North Hall.

The Central Hall was home to the super booths, like Samsung and LG, which each was easily half the size of a suburban Wal-Mart. Within all that, we found a bastion of light coming from a booth that had something we actually care about – gaming. The booth belonged to Nyko.

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CES 2012 Post Show Report – Razer

Razer, one of the leading companies in computer gaming peripherals, landed at the 2012 CES with a little more up it’s sleeve than most expected. Not only did they have their usual fair of gaming mice, keyboards, and other accessories, but they brought the Blade. And even more important than the Blade, Razer brought Project Fiona to CES.

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CES 2012!!

While that title might have stirred your hearts with dreams of all kinds of crazy electronics that are just on the horizon, CES hasn’t happened yet (as of writing). But with it  so close, we thought it would be a good idea to tell you all that we’ll be heading out to the show of shows and posting all of the good stuff here. Check back starting next monday for up-to-the-minute slideshows and product previews. We’ll be posting everything that we see right here, so come back everyday for new toys!

 

Also, not only follow us on twitter ,@themardukreport, but there are plenty of  fellow tech-hooligans that we’re friends with that you should follow as well for all the latest shenanigans from the show floor.

 

People to watch –

– @jeffreylwilson

– @avionFJ

– @2dx

– @TOV

Rusty Hearts

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Oh the genre of Massively Multiplayer Online RPG, it’s one of the few video gaming categories that really begs the question: how does anyone make any money creating one of these games? Especially with behemoth games like World of Warcraft and Guild Wars that easily overshadow just about any other game, mmo or not. Add to that, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of free-to-play mmo’s that allow you to play without having to spend a dime on the actual game if you wanted.

So with all that competition, how can a game like Rusty Hearts make a name for itself and is it worth the time to download? Continue reading Rusty Hearts

Guilty Crown – mini preview

Guilty Crown art and logo

 

So anime is going to be a big thing around these parts. We consider ourselves self-taught experts, as we’ve been seriously watching for well over a decade now. Oh man, after thinking about that, it’s been actually closer to being over 15 years! I’m sure all of the old anime fans in the crowd can remember the days when you almost had to set out on an expedition just to get a tape, that if you were lucky it had more than one episode on it.

Those were the Wild West days of anime in the US. Now, things are much better. Anime is still a popular niche category and great titles are coming out closer and closer to the airing dates in Japan. Which brings us to our show of interest – Guilty Crown.

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