Five gadgets from CES 2014 that will change the future of gaming

The CES showcased an array of incredible technology. Everything from curved televisions to driverless cars debuted at the convention, with these awe-inspiring gadgets giving a nod towards the potential future.
One industry that is sure to evolve with these exciting new innovations is gaming. Here are just some the gadgets from CES 2014, set to shake up the gaming industry.

SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Controller

This handy little gamepad delivers a console-style experience to the mobile platform. With game app content outselling dedicated handheld console games for the first time last year, more and more players are starting to opt for their smartphone and tablet devices when they play. With the Stratus Wireless Controller, you will no longer have to compromise for convenience.
Connecting via Bluetooth, the controller boasts up to 10-hours battery life, and allows up to four players to compete at once. Over 500 different apps are supported, as well as online poker and other games, letting you play a huge library of apps with a comfortable and familiar gamepad.
So whether you’re competing on All-Star Racing or raising the stakes on Rush Poker, you’ll be able to enjoy a console like experience on your mobile device.

Nvidia’s Tegra K1 Mobile Processor

SteelSeries aren’t the only company taking mobile gaming seriously. This was clear when Nvidia unveiled the Tegra K1 mobile processor at its press conference. The chip is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions with a 192 graphics core. The Tegra K1 is capable of running state of the art games designed for the console and PC market.
Not only does it rival consoles in terms of visual effects, delivering incredible translucency, lighting and shadows, but it also has faster performance than a the PS3 and Xbox 360 already.

Project Discovery

Still staying in the mobile gaming vein, the Project Discovery gives players a perfect compromise between immersion and convenience. The advanced tablet prototype by AMD operates on Windows 8 and comes with an attachable cradle that gives added control for players, with dual analog sticks and buttons on either side of the screen.
Unfortunately, the 64-bit, APU powered tablet is still just a prototype, and there is no news from AMD on whether or not Project Discovery will become commercially available.
Valve’s Steam Controller


As well as launching the Steam Machines, in partnership with 13 different hardware firms at CES, Valve also revealed its Steam Controller. The company has launched its own Linux-based Steam OS to allow players to run Steam-based games around their home and, with the gamepad in tow, they’re hoping to compete with the console market.

The controller, that replaces dual analog sticks with track pads, provides PC gamers with an easier and more comfortable way to play games designed for mouse and keyboard controls. There’s no doubt this will help Valve’s 65 million customers to bring the PC platform into their living rooms.
Oculus Rift: Crystal Cove

Oculus VR have been pioneering virtual reality gaming for some time now, and their Crystal Cove prototype was received in awe at CES. Previous issues of motion sickness have been solved with advanced sensors for positional tracking and reduced motion blur. With a 1080p 3D wraparound visual display, the player can become truly immersed as they step inside the game.

The company still have a few things to iron out before the Oculus Rift becomes commercially available. It is expected to hit the shelves either late this year or early 2015, bringing with it a revolutionary step in the world of gaming.

Connecting via Bluetooth, the controller boasts up to 10-hours battery life, and allows up to four players to compete at once. Over 500 different apps are supported, as well as online poker and other games, letting you play a huge library of apps with a comfortable and familiar gamepad.

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