As a child of the 80, you can bet I watched Tron enough times to wear out the old VHS. I love that movie and blew more than a few weeks' allowance playing the arcade game at the corner gas station. With the new Tron flick set to launch soon there are all manner of new toys and other items coming to market to rekindle those childhood memories.
E3 has seen the launch of some interesting gaming peripherals and other gear so far. Some of the coolest peripherals come from Razer and are branded to go along with the StarCraft II Wings of Liberty game. The line of peripherals includes the Spectre mouse, Marauder keyboard, and the Banshee headset.
Razer has made some of the best gaming peripherals around for years now. The company tries to support smaller groups of gamers like Mac users along with the majority of PC users. Razer has announced a new mouse for a group of gamers that might be even smaller than the number of Mac gamers out there -- lefties.
It's only been a couple days since the official announcement heard 'round the world: Valve is releasing Steam for Mac. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, one of the biggest reasons Mac users were running BootCamp on their systems has now come their way in a far more native approach. So, while everyone is clearing out their hard drives, Razer wants to make it perfectly clear that they, too, are going to start supporting the Cupertino-based hardware/software combo.
Dedicated PC gaming accessories manufacturer Razer has teamed up with Sixense to bring motion-sensing peripherals to PC gaming. By means of a an electromagnetic field sent out from a transmitter, the two-controller set up is able to create a precise replication of on-screen movements. Furthermore, the technology can also support gesture-based commands, and more remarkably can detect position in space along six axes.
Gaming notebooks are getting more powerful all the time making gaming with a laptop actually something that many gamers are able to do. The catch is that a track pad is not the way gamers want to control their characters on screen and a full size mouse kills some of the portability of a mobile gaming machine. You may recall back in July that Razer announced a new mobile gaming mouse called the Orochi.
Over at Cologne, Germany, Gamescom is going strong, and companies like Razer are not letting the time slip by without some kind of announcement. In the case of Razer, they had a doozie lined up for this conference: a 17-key mouse, that looks like some kind of futuristic toy, which is called the Naga. It's set to be used for Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games, but as you can probably already assume, it's tailored for the largest of them all, World of Warcraft.
You know who likes money? Razer likes money, and the gaming peripheral maker has decided that the best way to make it is to milk enthusiastic StarCraft II gamers with a range of new hardware and this "distinctive" messenger bag. As well as the bag, the company promises a tournament-grade keyboard, mouse and headset "specially designed" for Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft II.