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Tt eSPORTS and Thermaltake at CES 2014

 

Kitty Mach from Thermaltake shows off their new eSPORTS products as well as some of the previous generation models to show how far they've come and where they are going. If you're a gamer, make sure you check out our CES 2014 coverage from Thermaltake as they have a lot of good products coming down the pipe.

 

 

In the clip below, Shannon talks to us from the Thermaltake suite about their newest cases as well as the digital power supply app and how well they've implemented this feature in their software.

 

Check out more pictures in the gallery here - as well as more of our CES 2014 coverage here.

 

EA's Awesome Xbox One Subscription

If you currently own an Xbox One and buy a game or two a month, the new Xbox One subscription service from EA may just be what you're looking for. According to sources, the subscription service is getting better and better as EA has vowed to never remove a game from the library once it has been added. Of course they don't tell you how long "never" is. Still for a decent price, it gives you access to a ton of games that you may not ever play.

“New game additions will be determined by franchise and timing,” Moore said to CVG. “We have to make decisions along that way, so there’s no template, like 30 days after a game ships it goes into the Vault. I think one of the key things is that once a game goes into the Vault it stays there, it’s not going to be taken out, that’s a commitment we’ve made.”

Source: BoyGeniusReport

Hyperlapse Video is Awesome

Time-lapse video of a mountain hike, traffic, sunsets and more is always pretty epic, but the downside to many of these videos is that the camera is mounted on the head or equipment and it is not still. Image stabilization has come a long way, but the reality is that when you speed up video, you also speed up the shake and it can be nauseating. Microsoft has been working on this problem and you can see the results demonstrated below.

 

Steam Movies, TV and Music - Coming Soon

I'm not sure how soon the updates are coming to Steam - and knowing government restrictions, it will only roll out in the USA first, but Steam is positioning themselves to start rolling out TV, Movies and Music on their platform. This makes perfect sense for many gamers that enjoy things other than games, but I don't think that there is enough market left for another streaming service. Time will tell who gets this upgrade and how competitive pricing will be. Still, if you want all your content from one place, this may just about do it.

Now that Steam is making its way into the living with the introduction of Steam Machine consoles, it makes sense that Valve would want to bring enhanced functionality to its extremely popular digital store. Game consoles are some of the most popular media streaming devices on the market, so if Valve wants to compete with Microsoft and Sony (along with Apple TV, Roku and other set-top boxes), adding new capabilities to Steam might be a necessity.

Source: BGR

Ballmer Retires Clippy, Buys Clippers

Steve Ballmer may not have been the greatest CEO of Microsoft, but you have to give him credit where credit is due. When he was at Microsoft, the helpful "Clippy" made its appearance and forever changed the way we hated used built-in software help. It is now official though that he has more money than you - as well as an NBA team. 

Clippers

Source: NBA

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