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Reasons why the Razer Game Store failed

Reasons why the Razer Game Store failed

Razer has pulled the plug on the Razer Game Store, just ten months after its launch. The online store offered thousands of digital games in the form of product codes redeemable via Uplay and Steam, with the inclusion of special bundles and discounts. The gaming hardware brand stated it was for “realignment purposes,” but it’s hard to imagine the Game Store’s closure not being a big stab in the back for CEO Min-Liang Tan and company. They may have kept reasons brief, but perhaps Razer’s game plan was telling enough of why their stint in the gaming distribution scene were crushed this quickly.

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Razer Phone 2 Android Pie update nears, phone business in peril

Razer Phone 2 Android Pie update nears, phone business in peril

It has barely been half a year since Razer boasted about the success of its new smartphone venture which eventually led to the launch of the Razer Phone 2. But within those five or so months, it seems that Razer has either had a change of heart or the business didn't seem as profitable as it expected. Sources now hint that trouble is brewing for Razer's phone division but, fortunately, that's not going to stop the Razer Phone 2 from getting its pie.

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Razer Game Store closing up shop after less than a year

Razer Game Store closing up shop after less than a year

The PC gaming market is undergoing some rather tumultuous changes. For years, it was just Steam and everyone else. Epic Games, however, is now challenging the status quo, testing loyalties, and potentially making smaller stores pointless. Whether that's what prompted Razer to shut down its Game Store in less than a year, we might never know. Then again, that Razer Game Store may not have been profitable in the first place.

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Razer Quartz Pink gaming accessories, laptop detailed

Razer Quartz Pink gaming accessories, laptop detailed

Razer Quartz Pink collection of devices expanded this week with the addition of a laptop and a number of peripherals. These pink devices were revealed just before Valentine's Day 2019, with the implication that all gamers might want to fall in love with their devices all over again by getting a new exterior casing. The Razer Quartz Pink editions of all the devices and accessories shown today are the same as their non-Quartz Pink editions, save the color.

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Could iPhone XI power a laptop?

Could iPhone XI power a laptop?

The next generation iPhone XI could be the first to power a laptop - if Apple had a hankering to do such a thing. Today we're taking a peek at a newly granted set of patent drawings as well as past connections in an effort to clear a path toward the future of mobile desktop hybrid machines. The iPhone XI isn't the only one that'll have potential to drive in on the desktop universe, bridging the gap - Apple's already begun building the bridge with the iPad Pro.

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The Best of CES 2019

The Best of CES 2019

The year's most interesting collection of gadgetry and technology of many sorts hit Las Vegas this past week in the form of CES 2019. We looked at the lot, perused the booths, and met with the biggest brands in the business to see what stuck out most. Today we've listed our yearly "Best of CES" awards so that you might discover what we found to be the best, the brightest, and that which had the most potential. Computers, cars, TVs, gaming products, and smart devices are all in the mix.

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Razer Chroma pairs with Amazon’s Alexa

Razer Chroma pairs with Amazon’s Alexa

Functionality from Amazon's voice assistant Alexa was added to Razer Chroma this week. In the near future, users will be able to command the many combinations of colors and color functionality on their Razer Chroma light-embedded devices. This comes at the same time as the Razer Chroma Connected Devices program, now active, tags on 15 new parters and 300+ Chroma-enabled devices.

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Razer HyperSense devices hands-on: From THX sound to Lofelt haptic feedback

Razer HyperSense devices hands-on: From THX sound to Lofelt haptic feedback

It's time to feel the rumble on all your parts - so says Razer, and their newest ecosystem brand Razer HyperSense. Razer HyperSense is to haptic feedback what Razer Chroma is to multicolor LED lighting. The first demonstration of this system was presented to us at CES 2019 with a collection of devices made by Razer, Lofelt, and SUBPAC, too. One of these products is already on the market in its current form: the Razer Nari Ultimate - a pair of headphones with Razer HyperSense inside.

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Razer Turret for Xbox One: Hands-on and First Impressions

Razer Turret for Xbox One: Hands-on and First Impressions

There's a new keyboard and mouse combo out in the wild, and it's made by Razer, teamed up with Microsoft, and it's aimed at Xbox One. This is the "Razer Turret for Xbox One", a device that's sort of like a second-gen Razer Turret - but one made for a more traditional, full-sized accessory-loving gamer. This is far more of a gaming keyboard fo the living room without compromises than the original - and again, it's made for Xbox One.

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Razer Tomahawk Elite hands-on: PC gaming, gull-wing doors

Razer Tomahawk Elite hands-on: PC gaming, gull-wing doors

The Razer Tomahawk is an exercise in excess, and not truly meant for this world in its current form. Two versions of the PC case exist, both with their own level of wild and beautiful. There's also a third case that's new from Razer this week that we've not yet seen up close: the new Lian li O11 Dynamic Designed by Razer. The last of these will be the first of its kind to feature Chroma lighting with full customizability.

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Razer Raptor monitor hands-on: Gaming screen made unique

Razer Raptor monitor hands-on: Gaming screen made unique

Today we're getting up close and personal with the Razor Raptor monitor - a display that's apparently quite a few years in the making. This machine has a 27-inch panel and a super sleek exterior - and barely a bezel to speak of. This machine is one of Razer's design concepts that the company is known to bring to CES - the place where they often wow tech blogs with devices that may or may not ever find their way to the final cutting floor.

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Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model hands-on: RTX 2080, 2070, 2060

Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model hands-on: RTX 2080, 2070, 2060

We took a close-up look at the Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model gaming laptop this week at CES 2019, what with its newly-embedded super-powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20-series GPU under the hood and everything. Each of the newest models announced this week have an 8th-Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6 core processor under the hood, 16GB dual-channel system memory, and up to 512GB of fast SSD storage. They've got some spiffy new cameras looking at us, too, fully capable of working with Windows Hello IR (infrared) sensing for facial recognition and login.

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