Switchblade

Razer releases Deathstalker Ultimate keyboard with new LCD screens and mod tools

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Got yourself one of those fancy new Razer Blade laptops or a SWTOR branded keyboard with a touch senstive panel? Me neither, but my excuse is that neither ever got released in the UK. That and the fact I’d have to mortgage my daughter to buy them.

Still, if you do happen to have one of these funky looking peripherals with their auxilliary touchscreens, the good news is that Razer has released and SDK for developers and modders to add custom controls and displays to it for their games. It's also given the screen a name - the 'Switchblade UI' and released a new keyboard with one on board.


Razer pulls out a Switchblade

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You may have noticed these new fangled tablet things that appear to be quite popular in some circles. Mouse and keyboard makers Razer has been experimenting with the miniature charms of these ultraportables for some time now, first unveiling its concept gaming tablet, the Switchblade, back at CES in January.

The Switchblade is a clamshell design with a seven inch screen at the top and a tactile keyboard that adapts to whatever game you're playing with icons replacing the key symbols. Inside, there's WiFi and 3G connectivity, a discrete graphics card and an Intel Atom processor.


PC Gamer US Podcast 254 - Cool Story Bro

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Josh, Evan, Dan, Chris and Andy break in the new year with an action-packed podcast, covering news fresh from CES like Razer's Switchblade concept and Intel's Sandybridge CPUs as well as what we think of Sid Meier's Civilization V lead designer, Jon Schaffer, moving to Stardock.  We also interview Jim Lee, DC Comic's co-publisher about his time as a hardcore MMO player, and how his playtime helped shaped DCUO, which is set to launch next week.

PC Gamer US Podcast 254 - Cool Story Bro