In 2013 Valve told us that it’s making a controller, an operating system, and is sanctioning PC manufacturers to create Steam Machines. The three-pronged campaign to put Steam in your living room, deliberately revealed ahead of the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, was the biggest PC gaming news of the year. It’s a move that establishes Valve as something that resembles a platform holder, something it’s been hesitant to do despite being the PC’s biggest online retailer.
Logitech have announced a full refresh of their G series range of gaming peripherals, from mice and keyboards to headsets. They're not actually announcing any truly new products, but dollying up their existing line-up with new materials and improved internal components. Each of the new goodies comes with an added ‘s’ to the name, denoting the second generation of products.
What this really means is that if you’ve been looking into buying a current-gen Logitech peripheral then stay your hand, good sir/madam! The new line-up is going to drop in at exactly the same price-point, but isn’t going to be released until the start of April in the US and May in Europe.
The PC Gaming Alliance, a non-profit group composed of influential hardware and software developers such as Intel and Epic, revealed today its Game United Contest and asked for entrants to record a video or write a wiki entry on the value and future of PC gaming for an Intel Ultrabook grand prize.
Logitech is to launch its first MMO mouse at the LANfest DreamHack next week, taking on rivals like Razer and Steelseries who've been cutting quite a niche for themselves with multibutton mice.
The G600 MMO Gaming Mouse boasts 20 – count 'em – buttons and a 'G-shift' key for binding two commands to one switch, it's available in which or black with 16million colour lighting behind the keycaps.
Mice are one of the hardest pieces of hardware to review. You take a mouse apart and analyse it from every technical angle possible, from its sensitivity to its response rate to its weight; but when it comes to gaming with one over a long period of time, one person's perfect bodied rodent is another person's RSI inducing wreck.
Without good peripherals, your brand-new, screaming-fast gaming rig can feel almost as aged and clunky as your old one. But attach a new complete set of a high-end mouse, keyboard and headset, and it completely changes the way you interact with your games.
And today could be your lucky day. Logitech has given PC Gamer two full sets of their freshly updated high-end gaming peripherals to award to our readers. Two winners will each receive:
The G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse
The G930 Wireless Headset
The G510 Gaming Keyboard
Let the contest begin! Click the jump to find out how to win!