Gaming Hardware

Alienware announces X51, the small Gaming PC

Alienware announces X51, the small Gaming PC

We had heard a bit back that Alienware were planning to launch something this week (possibly a new laptop), and while that never materialized they did just announce their new X51 small form gaming PC (of course, anything from Alienware should be considered to have the terms Gaming after it). Of course, this is a fairly big switch from their usual large scale gaming desktops like the Aurora range (... »

Nintendo 3DS becomes fastest selling console in Australia

Nintendo 3DS becomes fastest selling console in Australia

Don’t worry folks. We’re just as confused as you are at this. It seems that Nintendo Australia today announced that the Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 200,000 copies of their latest mobile gaming console within Australia. This, according to Nintendo means that the 3DS (which has been largely considered a failure worldwide due to it’s inability sell well) is the fastest console t... »

New Xbox 360 Dashboard is now Live!

New Xbox 360 Dashboard is now Live!

A quick word, that the new Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update is now live, despite it being delayed a few hours. This update is single handedly the biggest update to the platform since it was released 5 years ago. The biggest change is that it features a more tile-centric Metro UI look, commonly found on the Windows Phone 7 platform, and will be found on the upcoming Windows 8 release. Those of you wa... »

Why Microsoft needs to open a Microsoft Store in Australia

Why Microsoft needs to open a Microsoft Store in Australia

Microsoft Store’s are starting to come alive all over the United States of America, with their latest tally now at 14 store’s across the United States. That of course pales next to Apple’s 300 plus stores around the USA, but it’s still very much a start. I can understand the need to slowly open stores across your country first, but my suggestion is different. While they are... »

Report: Xbox 720 Will Be Smaller, Cheaper Than Xbox 360

Report: Xbox 720 Will Be Smaller, Cheaper Than Xbox 360

Microsoft have been unusually quiet about the development of their next generation Xbox, and the successor to the popular Xbox 360. However, with the source being MS Nerd, we must remember that any and all rumors can only be considered exactly that – rumors. We’ve referred to their upcoming system as the Xbox 720 (naturally the upgrade from the 360) and is apparently codenamed “l... »

Sony Playstation Vita coming February 22nd 2012, Australian Pricing Announced

Sony Playstation Vita coming February 22nd 2012, Australian Pricing Announced

The much (MUCH) anticipated Sony Playstation Vita has finally got a worldwide launch date – 22nd February 2012. Yes, Sony officially confirmed this date on their Playstation Blog, and we have no doubt that this should please countless fans worldwide, as it’s barely 2 months into the year and it seems that we only have to wait 3 months longer than our Japanese friends. Well, technically... »

New Xbox Dashboard Update coming November 25th

New Xbox Dashboard Update coming November 25th

Update: Coming December 6th! According to IGN, the new Xbox 360 2011 Fall Dashboard update, which will look to completely redesign the current Dashboard (as seen in the picture above and below) is expected to be hitting your Xbox 360’s on the 25th November! That interestingly falls on Black Friday which might mean very little to those outside The United States, but it’s a very popular ... »

An App to control your Xbox 360 from your Windows Phone

An App to control your Xbox 360 from your Windows Phone

One of the most requested features Windows Phone users have been asking for has been the ability to control your Xbox 360 straight from your Windows Phone, and lo and behold – Microsoft has been listening! Microsoft, apart from revealing a brand new Xbox LIVE TV Lineup, have also announced an app for Windows Phone devices to be able to control your Xbox with just the swipe of a finger, and t... »

Microsoft adds 40 worldwide TV providers to Xbox LIVE TV

Microsoft adds 40 worldwide TV providers to Xbox LIVE TV

Xbox Live TV has taken a huge leap forward in terms of what it offers, with Microsoft signing on a huge number of providers to add content and allow users to access straight from their Xbox 360’s. The deal sees plenty of TV and entertainment channels such as HBO Go, SyFy, ABC iView, Foxtel, ESPN, and so on. Users wanting to access Xbox LIVE TV will need to wait for the upcoming Xbox dashboar... »

PlayStation Vita’s Battery Life Revealed

PlayStation Vita’s Battery Life Revealed

Well the Playstation Vita’s (PSV) battery life has been revealed, and we have to say we’re a little disappointed. No scratch that, we’re very disappointed. It’s been revealed recently that the Vita uses a Lithium ion battery which is usually quite good in keeping gadgets going, but we feel the PSV’s overwhelming power might just overpower the batteries in this case. S... »

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