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CES 2011: Penguin Converts Keyboard to Controller

There’s always been a long-standing battle between the console folks and the mouse-and-keyboard elite, and amongst a small sea of solutions, Penguin’s Eagle Eye adapter offers a seemingly suitable option for most gamers. At least, for most PS3 gamers…The Eagle Eye adapter converts the signals from any standard USB mouse and keyboard into the equivalent of a PS3 controller, offering one-to-one conversation between the mouse and the usual right-analog stick. Software included with the package allows you to map specific keyboard keys to the common controller functions for enhanced ease-of-use and comes with an automatic preset for some quick, plug-and-play action.

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It's one thing to read about Microsoft's offerings at CES 2011, but when it comes to Micrsoft's Surface, you've got to see it to truly believe it. That's why we've got video below: Check out Surface in action, from Micrsosoft's keynote address.

While gaming isn't the primary focus of Surface, the possibilities are mind-bending. How about a Surface-powered RTS? How about Surface-powered tabletop Dungeons and Dragons?

If you’re in the market for an ottoman with built-in speakers or a beanbag furniture set capable of storing all of your beloved peripherals and other gaming related items, then XRocker has you covered. We stopped by the company’s booth at CES 2011 to get the lowdown on its lineup of gaming furniture from vice president of sales and marketing Mike Brechtel. Pro-tip: Come for the beanbag chairs, stay for the Brechtel. Love that guy.

CES 2011: XRocker Gaming Furniture Tech Preview »


iCade

ThinkGeek has combined the future of portable gaming: the iPad with retro arcade machines. At this year's CES they debuted the iCade iPad Arcade Cabinet. You might remember the iCade as last year's ThinkGeek April Fool's joke but like the Tauntaun sleeping bag, a high level of interest brought the joke to reality. Thanks to a three-way partnership with ThinkGeek, Ion Audio and Atari you'll be able to play iPad games the way they were meant to be played, with a joystick and eight buttons.

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CES 2011: Taking the Turtle Beach PX5 For a Spin

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show rages on with even more tech, gadgets and booth babes than ever before. We’ve had the chance to check out a number of the products on display, and this morning we dropped by to see the folks at Turtle Beach about their latest product announcement, the PX5 wireless headset.

Designed for both the hardcore online multiplayer enthusiast and the casual gamer who’s wife won’t stop telling at him to turn down the damn surround sound, the PX5 is designed specifically with the PS3 in mind. Certainly, Turtle Beach already has a number of first-rate solutions for the Xbox gamer, but it’s time that the PS3 player saw the love. That said, the headset is compatible with both platforms, and we were able to give it a test run during a game of Halo: Reach and really scrutinize some of its more high-value features.

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LevelUp At CES 2011

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Posted January 7, 2011 - By MonfetteG4

LevelUp At CES 2011

The CES show floor is filled to the brim with the future of gaming technology. While exploring the many booths we had the chance to check out the efficiency experts at Levelup to see the latest and greatest in gaming organizational tools. After being shown a few of the company’s trademark – and super swanky – instrument ottomans, we got a peek at their latest line of towers for the PS3,  Xbox 360 and Wii.

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Power A Controllers Want To Take Over Your Life

One of the best things about CES is getting to see all of the new third-party controllers and peripherals that will be coming out in the future. Power A rocked our Buyer's Guide back in November when we checked out their Power A Pro Pack mini Wiimote and nunchuck controller. On paper, it's a shrunken down Wiimote and nunchuck that are 35% smaller than normal and coated with a thin rubber shell. In your hand, it just feels a lot better than Nintendo's own controller, which will feel like a gawky piece of plastic as you've used the Power A a few times.

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Thrustmaster: CES 2011 Floor Report

While the name "Thrustmaster" may conjure images of CES's sister-convention the Adult Entertainment Expo, the company creates high-tech steering wheels and racing peripherals for gamers who are serious about racing. They make everything from car-game specific controllers to full-on racing chairs.

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SoftKinect At CES 2011

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Posted January 7, 2011 - By MonfetteG4

SoftKinect At CES 2011

We're on the floor at CES 2011 all week, checking out the future-tastic offerings of the world's top technology companies. SoftKinect set off our cool-sensors with their motion-based technology and slick presentation. If nothing else, controlling your media with hand motions means no more lost remote controls!

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Gets Bionic Commando's Spencer And Ghosts n' Goblins' Arthur

While CES is a whirlwind of gadgets and electricity, most major publishers aren't at the show this year. Sure, you've got your first parties like Sony and Microsoft, but the Activisions, the EAs, the Ubisofts, the Bethesdas, the 2Ks ... they just aren't here. That sort of juice is usually saved up for E3 and other shows. But you know who is here rocking things out? Capcom.

They treated Capcom Unity fanclub members to the perfect gaming party last night at the gorgeous Aria hotel in Las Vegas. Wondering what a perfect party consists of? I'll tell you: tons of free pizza, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Watch the pepperoni-ized video below to see what the event was like.

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New PlayStation Phone Details Compliments Of Chinese Website

Sony might not be ready to spill the official beans on its long rumored PlayStation Phone, but the Chinese website IT168 sure is. The site has posted a fully detailed preview that reveals loads about the device including its GPU, its battery and memory size, screen resolution, and more. In other words, sexy, sexy stuff.

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CES 2011: The Samsung Keynote

Samsung has always been a driving force at CES and the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show was no different. This year, the Zen-like company evolved its former outlook of “Digital Humanism” – defined by adding emotional value to digital technology – into “Human Digitalism,” an even greater integration of everyday devices such as phones, tablets and TVs into the emotional core of our lives. Heavy stuff for a company that’s essentially peddling internet-ready TVs. But the evening was not without its share of worthwhile announcements to those of you technophiles out there still wishing that your connectedness went beyond just your Xbox 360 or PS3. To prove the point, both Brian Roberts and Glenn Britt – CEO’s of Comcast and Time Warner, respectively – took the stage to demonstrate how their companys' individual delivery services will appear on Samsung Smart TV’s.

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Attack of the Show's coverage of CES 2011 continues with Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb as they  recap te Microsoft and Verizon keynotes. Microsoft revealed their plans to further incorporate the Kinect with Avatar Kinect and Kinect for Netflix, Zune and Hulu. Verizon announced their plans for their 4G service and their new tablet the Xoom.

Microsoft & Verizon News - CES '11 »


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Today’s teleconferencing systems are great and everything, but they afford you very little freedom in the way of terrorizing your cubicle mates via a drivable robot that can be controlled remotely by computer. Until now, thanks to AnyBots’ QB Telepresence Robot. X-Play’s Morgan Webb has the skinny on this skinny wheeled wonder from CES 2011.

AnyBots QB Telepresence Robot Demo - CES '11 »


Chris Hardwick is on CES show floor for Attack of the Show's CES special. Chris shows off different cell phones from all over the world like the The Motorola Cliq 2 and the latest digital cameras like the GE PJ1. Plus Chris gets to look at a new Ford sync system to make your driving experience high-tech.

Motorola Cliq 2, Atrix 4G, GE PJ1 Camera & Ford Sync Preview - CES '11 »


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