Razer Releases the Kraken Forged Headphones
The best headphones on the market, period
by Arthur Kotsopoulos, Editor in Chief
Razer has just announced its latest product the Kraken Forged Headphones, which has ear cups crafted from aircraft-grade aluminium and finished with the ever so popular matte texture. Keeping up with other Razer products the Kraken has been hand assembled and matches the build and quality of its other premium products.
It’s been noted that Razer’s audio engineers spent hours fine-tuning the 40 mm bass-heavy drivers to offer perfection. As per the press release:
“The neodymium pair work in unison with the headphone’s acoustic chambers and isolated closed ear cup design to deliver booming bass, clear mids and crisp highs for sound that’s optimized for music and pitch-perfect for gaming.”
I have absolutely no idea what any of that means but I assume it nothing short of amazing. Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director Min-Liang Tan believes that these are the best headphones on the market for both gaming and music. period. He also states:
“We’ve made some incredible audio products in our time, and I’m proud to say that we have taken another huge step forward in terms of audio quality in a pair of headphones with phenomenal fit and finish.”
The Kraken Forged Headphones will retail for $399.95AUD and are available JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and EB Games both in store and online. If you want more information about these headphones, head over to http://www.razerzone.com/Kraken-Forged.
Clingo Universal Game Pad Review
A great handheld alternative controller if you will
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
Thanks to MobileZap, I was sent a nifty little mobile phone accessory by the name of the Clingo Universal Game Pad. What this peripheral is, is like a controller with a sticky adhesive pad that you can put almost any size phone on, and play away at your favourite games.
There’s no installation, no waiting period, you just slap that phone on and away you go. Almost instantly what I realized, was that the controller despite its glossy texture is easily susceptible to sweat. If you find yourself on the train and it’s crazy hot outside, your palms will start sweating, which then makes the controller a little hard to hold.
You can easily just wipe your hands down with a towel or on your pants, but with many products today slowly stating to feature sweat-resistant matte finishes, you would hope something like this would have it to.
OXCGN’s Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam iOS KidGamer Review
Steampunk Spinning on Apple
KidGamer reviews titles that may be appropriate for younger gamers on a variety of platforms, including Kinect and iOS. He is a tween who held a game controller before he learned to walk.
© 2012 KidGamer
Whenever I think of puzzle games I think Tetris (boring!) but this game impressed me a lot.
Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam from developer Naoplay is what I would call a puzzle platformer.
From jumping off walls to a moving wheel and then on to another, or missing your jump and drowning in toxic steam, this game has all the elements and more that a puzzle platformer game needs on smartphones.
Better yet, the first 10 levels are free.
OXCGN’s Split! iOS Review
Survival of the Fastest
by Chris Fox
©2012 Chris Fox
It’s not a cover-based shooter in the way you might imagine, though. It’s a top-down lateral thinking puzzler in which you command two prison escapees (Red and Blue) as they dodge and take out guards in their bid for freedom.
With an interesting and original take on the puzzle formula, Split! brings hair-tearingly tough and strategic challenges to your chosen iDevice.
E3 2012: Sea of Mediocrity?
No big surprises, but should there be?
©2012 David Hilton
That’s the sentiment I see repeated all over the place about E3 2012, and specifically, with the possible exception of Ubisoft, the big conferences.
Often it is a case of announcements that were hoped for not appearing, like the next gen (despite the fact it was stated there would be no next gen announced) or the fact that we knew most of the announcements going in.
There were very few surprises.
A “sea of mediocrity” as one commenter put it.
But does this mean E3 2012 is a big disappointment?
No. Not for those who like games, and particular promising new IPs.