Like it or not, everything's trending toward the cloud, from music and movies to simple file backups, and now you can even store all your gaming peripheral settings on a far away server. Now accepting beta signups, Razer Synapse 2.0 is "the world's first application for storing your personalized peripheral settings in the cloud, making your settings for gaming available anytime, anywhere," Razer says.
Have you never met a Street Fighter IV opponent you couldn't hadoken into the ground with a few well-timed combos? Or maybe you're a fancy-pants modder with a following. If so, Razer wants your help in designing what it hopes will be the ultimate arcade stick for the Xbox 360 console.
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Part of the fun at hammering away on a mechanical keyboard is the audible click that emanates with each keystroke. The downside? Those around you might not appreciate an obnoxiously loud plank as much as you do. Razer's new BlackWidow Stealth Edition is a mechanical keyboard utilizing silent key switches, giving users similar tactile feedback but without all the noise.
When Razer launched their pcgamingisnotdead.com teaser site last weekend, I assumed it was going to be about some new high-end peripheral--the kind of thing the company's famous for. When they went a step further, and took out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal I started to think this must be something more. You don't normally see that kind of promotion for just another mouse or keyboard, and besides, as Maximum PC's peripheral reviewer, I probably would have heard about something like that in advance.
Then, on Tuesday, I got a chance to see Razer's new product. And while I'm not sure it'll be the sole savior of PC gaming, it is something pretty unexpected. Meet the Blade, the first gaming laptop from Razer. This isn't just another gaming notebook, though--read on to find out why.
Even though Microsoft pretty much ignored us at E3, you don’t need to tell Maximum PC readers that PC gaming is not dead. Razer, being a supplier of gaming mice, unsurprisingly feels the same way. We’ve already told you that the company’s rolled out pcgamingisnotdead.com and is promising to drop some big news at PAX on August 26th, but now Razer’s upped the ante: it’s written an open letter to the major consoles in a full-page ad on the Wall Street Journal.
Readers of Maximum PC probably don’t need to be told that PC Gaming isn’t dead, however gaming peripheral maker Razer claims they have proof, and it will be revealed on August 26th 2011 at their brand new domain http://www.pcgamingisnotdead.com.
Razer just gut punched every 5.1 gaming headset on the market by launching what it claims is the world's first discrete 7.1 surround sound headphone. It's called the Razer Tiamat, and it packs a total of 10 drivers -- five in each hear -- to pound your eardrums with positional sound from nearly every direction. Sound like overkill? Razer also released a 2.2 stereo version of the Tiamat with a total of four discrete drivers, two of which focus entirely on bass.
Razer isn't new to movie tie-ins by any means, having released an assortment of Tron-themed gaming gear. Now it's Transformers' turn to tango with Razer with a range of Transformers 3 peripherals, including themed DeathAdder mice in four different colors, themed dual-sided Vespula mouse mat, and customized laptop sleeves.
We’re no fan of the console-ification of PC gaming, either, but you’ve got to admit, Microsoft has had the gamepad market locked since it introduced the USB Xbox 360 controller more than five years ago. In that respect, it’s not really surprising that the first real challenger to Microsoft’s super-solid wired controller is, itself, an Xbox 360 controller: the Razer Onza.