Tag Archive: Gaming


NVIDIA’s new 65-inch 4K gaming displays run Android TV

Well this is surprising.

NVIDIA’s stepping into the gaming display space, partnering with a bunch of companies — Acer, Asus and HP to start — to release their own version of a BFGD, or Big Format Gaming Display. These 65-inch gaming displays are aimed at hardcore PC gamers who want a huge screen, and have impressive specs like a 4K resolution, HDR, as low as 1ms latency, and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Interestingly, they also have a full-on Android  [Read More…]

Best Gaming Controllers for Amazon Fire TV

Gaming on your Amazon Fire TV? You have more controller options than you might think.

Looking to invite friends over for a multiplayer session on your Amazon Fire TV but not sure what controllers are compatible with it? Well, for starters you’re going to have an easier time connecting third-party controllers if your still rocking the first generation of Fire TV.

But worry not. We’ve broken out a list of some of your best controller options for  [Read More…]

Retro Gaming Gift Guide

Retro gaming is in after the recently released SNES and NES consoles left everyone searching like mad for the mini vintage throwbacks. Gift nostalgia this year with Team Thrifter’s list of rad gaming presents like Rose Colored game displays and the Atari Flashback 8.

Retro Game-style boxes When did publishers stop caring about boxes? Protect your gaming favorites with some custom designed retro-style cartridge boxes from Fix & Play Games. eBay  [Read More…]

Loot boxes and in-app purchases: A necessary evil or the scourge of the gaming world?

It’s time we talk about micro-transactions in video games.

You may have read about the controversy surrounding loot boxes and micro-transactions in full-priced video games. The topic has been a point of frustration for many of us, but it’s been getting a lot of attention over the past few weeks, largely due to EA’s recent attempts at implementing those mechanics in “Star Wars Battlefront 2.” If you need a refresher, our friends over at Windows Central have  [Read More…]

Amazon announces $20 Echo Buttons for gaming with Echo

Amazon just revealed a new Echo accessory: a pair of buttons that can be used for gaming with the Amazon Echo.

At a surprise press event on Wednesday Amazon revealed the Echo Button, a light-up, bluetooth-connected accessory that pairs with the company’s Amazon Echo smart speaker.

Image credit: JP Mangalindan‏

You can think of them as buzzers used in a game show — whether you’re playing a trivia game, Jeopardy!, or another game that requires you  [Read More…]

Swappa continues expansion with addition of full gaming section

Users can now buy and sell video games, consoles, and accessories next to phones, tablets, and wearables.

Gear up: These are my new favorite pieces of gaming gear

While my true passion is Android, I do enjoy taking some time off to play some games. My chances have dwindled as I’ve gotten older and my life has filled up and that makes me appreciate the opportunities I have more than ever. More than just playing games, it’s a chance to hang out with […]

Giveaway: Win a gaming prize pack from Turtle Beach!

I heard a rumor that you guys like free stuff so we’re back again with another giveaway. Today we’re teaming up with Turtle Beach to hook you gamers up with some awesome gear. This pack has a little something for everyone. Want to be a streamer? We’ve got a streaming microphone to kick off your […]

Add some color to your gaming with these lighting hacks for PlayStation 4!

Spice up your setup with some light!

Making your PlayStation 4 stand out a bit from the crowd doesn’t have to mean getting a fancy entertainment center or becoming a guru at cord management. With a few lighting hacks, you can ensure that when you’re gaming, it isn’t quite the same experience everyone else gets when they are at home. Whether it’s disabling your controller’s lightbar or adding LED lights that react to what is going on  [Read More…]

The NVIDIA Shield TV is the best thing that ever happened to PC gaming

As if we needed another reason to get a Shield TV.

The NVIDIA Shield TV is one of our favorite Android devices of all time. At least it’s one of my favorite Android devices of all time. It’s the best Android TV box, is well supported by the company that makes it, and has the oomph to push out FHD HDR video to any TV that supports it.

Gamestream isn’t new but it’s a thing that didn’t  [Read More…]