German peripheral manufacturer Roccat has been cranking out gaming mice for what feels like forever, and they’ve definitely had a few hits over the years. Their latest release is particularly exciting though: the Kone Aimo. The Aimo combines the two biggest trends in gaming mice this year: multiple-zone RGB lighting and no acceleration optical sensors.
Let’s look at the lighting first (oh, the pretty colours!). Where most mice use lighting within their scroll wheel and in a coloured logo under your palm, the Kone Aimo is a little more sensible. It instead puts the lighting where you can actually see it while you’re using the mouse, on the sides of the [...]
Gambling machines have gone through distinct moments of evolution – starting with the original mechanical poker machine in 1891, created by Sittman and Pitt. Following this, in 1895, Charles Augustus Fey created the first machine with an automatic payout mechanism. For the next few decades, developments were made in the logos used, moving from poker cards to fruit and adding the BAR symbol in 1907.
In 1964, after electricity became a mainstream comfort for the planet, the first electromechanical slot machine was created and the tactile feel of pulling a lever to activate the reels was slowly removed. But just eight years on, the [...]
In this review, we’ll be doing something a little different. Rather than talking about the most user-friendly keyboards, or innovative laptops, we’re going to be checking out TV beds.
Whilst the humble bed might not seem like the most technologically sophisticated thing in the world, it’s clear that TV beds are attempting to make even the most lazy Sunday morning lie-in a little more hi-tech. And if even a plug can get a review, then why not see how TV beds can offer something for tech fans.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when TV beds came on the scene. But with televisions popping up in the most unlikely areas of the home, it was only a matter of time before [...]
Newbies to the online poker scene routinely ask the following question: What is the most difficult poker game of all? The rationale behind this is twofold: Either these players want to avoid the most challenging poker game, or they are eager to study up as much as possible before diving in the shark tank. Several games come to mind, including Omaha Hi-Lo, Texas Hold’em, Stud Poker, Razz and Badugi. The latter two games are the lesser-known poker variants, and players are tasked with forming variations of low hands. Whether you play poker online, or poker at a bricks and mortar establishment, there is little variation in game rules.
The most challenging poker game [...]
It’s been yet another fascinating year in the world of smartphone development with impressive new innovations from market leaders like Apple and Samsung.
And whilst much of the press attention around these mobile devices has been on everything from security to camera capacities, it’s also true that the hardware of the latest generation of smartphones offer games developers some pretty impressive opportunities.Screen size
Just a decade ago we used to be happy to play simple games of Snake on our tiny smartphone screens. But the latest generation of super-sized smartphones has changed all of that.
Incredible new mobile models like the Samsung Galaxy S8+ [...]
Although it may sound like a new, innovative technology, virtual reality has tried its luck in the world of video games once before. Sega launched its VR headset for the Megadrive console (a bit like today’s Sony PlayStation VR) in 1991, and several immersive VR pods and headsets were released in the following year. Computer Gaming World, one of the most prestigious gaming magazines, predicted “affordable VR” by 1994. Nintendo released its “Virtual Boy”, and Forte released its VFX1, a PC virtual reality headset supported by games like Quake, System Shock, and Descent, later that year. Then the VR fever winded down, and headsets were forgotten for almost [...]