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Microsoft's Illumiroom demo frees gaming from its TV cage

Usually when a television screen bleeds, it's not cause for celebration, nor does it signify the cutting edge of new technology. Microsoft's Illumiroom challenges that thought, using Kinect and a projector to transpose relevant video and images around the TV, on walls and furniture, while playing...

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Up close with Valve's Steam Box prototypes

Engadget had a photo shoot with Valve's lineup of Steam Box and living room PC prototypes today at CES. A few of the designs were straight out of Valve's hivemind, while a few existing products, such as the Alienware X51 and Bolt from Digital Storm were examples of the "Steam in your living room"...

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Newell: Valve's own 'Steam Box' will use Linux

Valve is in attendance at this year's CES festivities in Las Vegas, and while its primary mission is to meet with hardware partners like Xi3, founder Gabe Newell is still able to find the time to leak details about Valve's own illusive, as-of-yet still unannounced gaming hardware solution. First...

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Razer's 'Project Fiona' becomes 'Edge' tablet, available Q1 [update]

Razer's 'Project Fiona' tablet is now the 'Edge,' a much more Razer-like name for the device. It's still designed to play recent PC games, with physical controls on the sides of the tablet. A version with an Intel i5 chip, 4GB of RAM, Windows 8 and a 64GB SSD is "available now" for $999, the...

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Mad Catz's 'Gamesmart' peripheral line connects to phones, tablets, PCs

Last week, Mad Catz revealed its "Gamesmart" initiative, designed to create a standard for peripherals across mobile and PC platforms. Now, we have an idea of what that actually means. Basically, the company is making new versions of its popular mouse, gamepad, and headset accessories that connect...

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Testing Kinect in Mass Effect 3 (plus, demo coming February 14) [update: more demo details]

"James, move. Liara, move. Liara, Singularity. James, Carnage. Sniper rifle! Liara, Stasis! Concussive shot. Follow me. Activate. Open." Yeah, that's pretty much how it works....

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Mad Catz shows off MLG Pro controller at CES, for the discerning button pusher

A controller is a controller is a controller. The most innovative additions to console controllers these days usually involve an extra turbo switch, or maybe a fan in the handles. Mad Catz' new MLG Pro Circuit Controller stands out, and was first shown off at CES 2012 last week. Mad Catz...

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Razer tests the waters with Project Fiona at CES

Razer's Project Fiona looks just like you'd expect a prototype to look. Despite a thick but standard tablet-style body and 10.1 inch touchscreen, it has some unfinished aluminum struts sticking out of either side, with not-quite-perfect joysticks and buttons placed unceremoniously on the top. In...

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Engadget goes hands-on with the RetroDuo Portable NES/SNES

We don't know if you guys realize this or not, but CES is a big show. Like, really big. So big, in fact, that our crack team of ground forces couldn't possibly see all that there is to see, no matter how efficient and devilishly handsome they may be. Thankfully, our sister site Engadget was...

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Nexuiz brings the twitch back to FPS on XBLA

It's circa 1999, and I'm in my freshman college dorm room, playing a game on my Windows 98 computer. It uses a clunky CRT monitor that takes up most of my desk, but on that monitor a series of images flashes by -- walls, a floor, a skybox overhead, more walls, more floors. Quickly, there's a...

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