Fancy a bargain? Box.co.uk has slashed the price of the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth gaming headset, bringing it down to £79.99 instead of £129.99 - a reduction of £50. Because it’s compatible with almost everything (including PS4, Xbox One, and PC) and is one of the best Nintendo Switch headsets, we’d recommend making the most of that saving. This is also the cheapest it’s ever been in the UK, so you’re probably not going to get a better offer than that.SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth | £79.99 on Box (save £50)Comfortable, wireless, and with generally excellent sound-quality.View DealThe SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset is one of our favorites for gaming; as we mentioned in our Nintendo Switch headset guide, the quality of its sound brings your games to life. More specifically, it “brings out the details in multiplayer shooters where locating footsteps and the barely perceptible clink of a pulled flashbang pin are … [Read more...] about Save £50 on the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset
In 2015, Microsoft introduced the Elite, a high-end version of the Xbox One controller. It was immediately popular, despite costing more than double what a standard controller cost. Four years later, Sony is yet to offer a similar high-end controller option for the PlayStation 4. Instead, third-party hardware companies have filled that void with mixed results. The Astro C40 TR is the first PS4 controller I’ve used that bests Sony’s DualShock 4. But the new controller comes at an astronomical price. The C40 TR costs $199.99. You could buy four DualShock 4 controllers with that money. Whether or not the controller is worth the investment is dependent on a number of factors, namely what kind of games you play, where you play, and how often you play. If your answers are “shooters,” “PS4 and PC,” and “constantly” (and if you have the financial means) this might be the controller for you. The Astro C40 TR works differently than a traditional … [Read more...] about Astro C40 TR controller review: Is it worth it?
Valve Index has been officially unveiled and the VR headset will be available for pre-order tomorrow, May 1. After the first tease surfaced in March, Valve announced its new VR headset along with specs and a July 1 release date. The devices revealed today include the Index HMD headset, Controller, and 2.0 Base Stations. Information on each piece of hardware can be found below. Valve Index HMD headset, Controllers, Base Station features Index HMD Features Optimized pixel layout: Dual 1440×1600 RGB LCDs provide 50% more subpixels than OLED, resulting in greater sharpness for the same rendering cost.Fill-factor is three times better than OLED, greatly reducing “screen door” effect. Higher frame rates: Runs at 120Hz with full back-compatibility to 90Hz and features an experimental 144Hz mode. Extremely low persistence: Displays have a reduced illumination period of 0.330ms to 0.530ms (framerate dependent), allowing imagery to remain sharp when your head is in motion … [Read more...] about Valve Index officially revealed, pre-orders kick off May 1 and ships between June 28-July 1
Sony has confirmed that its next console won’t launch until after the end of the current fiscal year. The news comes via the company’s end of year financials, that states that it will not be launching the new console any time before March 31, 2020. PS5 dev kits were rumoured to have been sent out to third-party developers in March last year, while it was reported earlier this year that Sony’s internal first-party studios are hard at work on games for next-gen hardware – hardly a surprise, given that the PS5 is likely to launch in late 2020. PlayStation’s lead architect Mark Cerny has shared that the PS5 will feature a GPU that supports ray tracing, and a solid state drive with higher bandwidth than any SSD available for PC. He’s also stated that the console’s price “will be appealing in light of its advanced feature set” which is always good news. Cerny didn’t hint as to how much we might be looking at, meaning that it could … [Read more...] about PS5 won’t hit the market until after March 2020 says Sony
Nintendo’s latest system is a console/portable hybrid, and Google’s first serious entry into the world of video games is a streaming service. Microsoft has recently called Google’s streaming news a “validation” of Microsoft’s own strategy, and the company described Xbox as a platform that could work across multiple devices, including your cell phone, at last year’s E3. While we still have plenty of questions about each strategy — except for the Switch, which is a relatively known quantity these days — it’s worth looking at the details that each company first chooses to share about their next-generation plans. Nintendo wanted you to play the Switch everywhere, Google doesn’t care about selling you hardware, and Microsoft is betting on a subscription model that can be used across multiple devices. Each of these approaches is a drastic shift from what came before. Now we have Sony sharing details of the “PlayStation … [Read more...] about Sony’s PlayStation 5 is the most exciting yet boring next-gen console so far