Hardware

Nyko Zoom for Kinect Review

Nyko Zoom for Kinect Front ViewThe Nyko Zoom for Kinect peripheral promises to reduce the required play space of Kinect for Xbox for 360 titles, allowing those with smaller or narrow living rooms to play most games as intended by developers. Though some rearrangement and recalibration will be needed by most, the peripheral does deliver on its promise, maybe even a little too well.

Installing the Nyko Zoom for Kinect is an extremely simple process. After making sure your Kinect sensor is free of dust and hairs, you simply line up the Nyko Zoom for Kinect with the recessed "eyes" of the sensor and slide it into place. There are no physical modifications, tools or external power source required. Read More...

Nintendo 3DS Hardware Review

Nintendo 3DS LogoThe 3DS from Nintendo is a worthy upgrade and sets the tone for the next generation of portable gaming. It features a solid build quality, the ability to take 3D photos, real-time online functionality and built-in augmented reality software.

Of course, the 3DS can also display content—from the system menu to games and videos—in 3D on its upper screen without the need for glasses, which is arguably the biggest appeal of the hardware. However, there are some quirks and limitations to the 3D technology. Read More…

PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter Attachment Review

PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter AttachmentThe PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter Attachment is one of the most immersive, advanced and realistic video game gun peripherals ever to hit the market. However, it does have some ergonomic quirks and a rather high cost of entry.

To use the PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter Attachment, you need a PlayStation Move Motion Controller, a PlayStation Move Navigation Controller and a PlayStation Eye, meaning before you even have a game to play, you must invest about $160 including the cost of the gun itself. Read More...

Xbox 360 Controller Special Edition Review

Xbox 360 Controller Special EditionReleased in November of 2010, this updated version of the standard Xbox 360 Controller comes with a play and charge kit and nine foot charging cable. It features all new all gray and silver color scheme, new analog stick surfaces and a transforming d-pad aimed at correcting the biggest flaw of the original controller.  

The d-pad can be used as a disc that allows for easy sweeping motions or as a cross for more precise four point control.  I immediately noticed that the new d-pad feels much more responsive and clicky than the original one, regardless of whether being used as a disc or a cross. Read More…