Johannesburg has been a rainy mess for the past few days. It was the perfect weather though, as Geoff and I, accompanied by a very lovable Wookiee, headed deep into Hipsterville (44 Stanley). Acer were hosting an event showcasing their latest technology at a venue they had kitted up to be reminiscent of the perfect man cave. Darts, foosball, golf, craft beer… What more could we ask for? We settled in to see what was on offer.
If you’re a gamer on the move constantly, you’re probably looking at investing in a new, shiny gaming laptop. You’re going to have to sell a few organs to get one in your bag, so why not wait a few months to get the absolute best? That’s because Nvidia has just revealed a new batch of mobile gaming chips, and they’re pretty powerful.
Microsoft’s Kinect is some interesting technology that uses infra-red technology for body scanning. It has hundreds, if not thousands of practical uses – but virtually none of them really make games any better. That doesn’t mean that Microsoft isn’t still trying to push the technology – in fact, they want it in everything, including TV’s, notebooks and tablets.
Ok, no..not they’re not really – before any of you get your hopes up too much. While SEGA’s consoles; the Master system, the Mega Drive, the Saturn and my beloved Dreamcast will forever live on in memory, we likely won’t be seeing the company jump back in to the hardware race – instead, we can stare lovingly at these premium, SEGA-themed laptops.