I did a full written review of this product a few days back but I felt as though it needed a bit more. I wanted to show you the problems with this device up close and personal. So here we have a video of me verbally and physically showing you exactly what I dislike about Shogun Bros. attempt at making a cross over gaming mouse/pad device. Click here to watch the full video.
At this past CES a mouse based device themed after Assassin’s Creed hit the internet. A lot of people were stunned to see that under the mouse was actually a fully functional gamepad flush with the surface. A gamepad and a mouse? THIS IS MAGIC! No. But it is too good to be true. The Shogun Bros Chameleon X-1 Gamepad Mouse is a gimmicky device that will serve it’s users very little as a fully functioning gamepad. Met me start off by saying this… this thing is a joke. Why I ever bought into the idea that this device could be a good idea is beyond me. But for some reason I picked one of these up after seeing the Assassin’s Creed model (which will never hit retail I’m hearing) and thinking that it was a unique idea. I wish I hadn’t. Read on to see the thorough trashing this thing is going to get.
Razer posted a video to show what Project Fiona is really all about and we have to say we’re impressed. Not only does it look like it plays great, is super comfortable and is running a current gen game in your hands, but it’s also able to be docked and have usb peripherals plugged into it. But not only that, it’s clearly running windows, which means it will run your already owned games, taking care of the fears I discussed in my earlier article. With motion controls in tow, this thing seems to be offering a truly unique mobile gaming experience. Click to watch the video of the mobile system in action.
When I think gaming tablet I think of anything that can play Angry Birds or Plants vs Zombies. That’s been the extent of the tablet gaming ideal. But now Project Fiona is going to blow that idea away with a gaming tablet designed to play real pc games. There are still a ton of questions about the device including it’s hard drive size, graphics card and more, but right now the idea is looking impressive. Featuring dual analog sticks, a touch screen, triggers, bumpers and face buttons, this tablet seeks to replicate a PC gaming experience on the go. And it’s technical specs (listed after the break) seem poised to impress. Will this thing play Crysis will of course be the benchmark for a lot of gamers, but hell… the thing can play Assassin’s Creed Revelations and it’s mobile. What more do you want?! For full tech specs, demo and more keep reading.
Microsoft has been king of flight simulators for more than a decade. Some set ups are so robust that they mimic actual cockpits, and many pilots use it to keep sharp and train. It’s simply fantastic. But now we have a free to play version coming out, which will debut at CES. Simply called Microsoft Flight the game will feature a few planes at launch with the islands of Hawaii to buzz around. We’re guessing that this game’s nature will be that it’s free to play at start, but if you want to explore more of the world you’ll simply need to buy more content. This is great because it allows players to make the game exactly what they want it to be. Want to buzz around some gorgeous islands in a small prop plane? Go for it! Want to take off in something a little more powerful and fly from China to New York? Do it! The game will launch with the Icon A5, the definitive small sport aircraft, which looks incredible as you can see in the trailers below. For the full press release and trailers click here.
Razer already announced Blade a laptop with an incredibly sleek form factor that rivals that of a mac book air. It plays hardcore PC games and has a lot of functions that would make the people at Alienware jealous. Now Razer is saying they have a gaming tablet that will deliver a PC level experience with games like Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Hawx (both Ubisoft titles). They claim the tablet isn’t magic, it’s just bad ass. We’d like to see that for ourselves but we have to wait until the 10th, when CES is in full swing to get a really good look at it. With Razer having proved they can fit hard core into a small form factor in the past there’s no doubting this for me. Looking forward to seeing more Watch the teaser trailer for the device by clicking this… DO IT!