Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has unveiled the Xbox Series X (né Xbox Scarlett), a machine that’s as much a games console as my desktop PC is a calculator. Taking design notes from Apple and Corsair, the new Xbox Series X is a towering monolith of a PC. The launch bundle includes the new Xbox Wireless Controller and a set of tiny apes who will bludgeon each other to death beneath the Series X when it’s placed atop your coffee table.
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Apple’s suing the CEO of Nuvia, Gerard Williams. After a near ten-year stint designing the chip giant’s ARM processors, Williams left to pursue a venture challenging Intel and AMD in the data centre – perhaps with ARM-based chips of Nuvia’s own design. But Apple claims this has all been in breach of Williams’ employment agreement.
Atari has self-published a Q&A with Atari VCS COO, Michael Arzt. Within the exec talks about QA testing, production, and the March 2020 release date for its retro throwback console. It even lightly touches on the controversy surrounding the console’s rocky journey to production – and apparently “no news is good news” for all you Indiegogo backers out there wondering what the hell is going on.
Never let it be said that purveyor of adult gaming grint, Nutaku, isn’t up on modern gaming trends. It’s spied a 33% increase in the gaming accessories market and has decided that gaming chairs are the perfect product for its particular brand of support. So yes, in the US and Canada, the Nutaku Gaming Chair is now a thing, a thing that is going to cost a huge amount of cash because it has decided that wankers are happy to spend $435 on a gaming chair.
“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” The famous words of Dr. Ian Malcolm have never been more applicable to any PC peripheral than the Vivify Arquus W73, an RGB “gaming” HDMI cable offering seven switchable colours to ignite your desktop ablaze with eye-searing RGB illumination.
TSMC and GlobalFoundries have taken their respective fingers off the semiconductor armageddon button and cancelled all their existing litigation of each other. That means Jen-Hsun can breathe a sigh of relief as Nvidia goodies are still going to be allowed to go on sale around the world, something GlobalFoundries was originally looking to nix.
There’s still time to buy the GMK Pretty in Pink mod extension keycap set – a collection of modifier keys to show support for those fighting breast cancer and raise awareness. Available from NovelKeys for $45 until October 31, 2019, all profits will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
I can’t make up my mind about this. Is the new InWin Alice PC case cool? I mean, the product page says it’s cool, but I just don’t know. Should you wrap a PC in fabric? The concept case design was first shown off at Computex this year, but Jacob didn’t see it while he was there because it looks like some sort of hipster bin for reusable nappies, and he’s blind to such things.
MadCatz is launching a new mouse to take on Logitech’s PowerPlay wireless charging: the MadCatz R.A.T AIR. This flagship wireless mouse will utilise electrical capacitor technology within its included “Activation Board” mouse mat to continually power the rodent during use, and ensure you never run out of power mid-game.
Finding the perfect gaming monitor is tough. There are some great options out there, but do they actually match exactly what you want out of a new screen? Well, now’s the chance to have your say on how the best gaming monitor ought to look and what it should come packing in its panel and chassis. This is the Eve Spectrum and it’s a crowd-developed gaming monitor.