I think it's safe to say the PC master race dominated CES

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#1 Posted by Timstuff (26839 posts) -

When they say CES is usually a disappointment for gamers, they apparently are not talking about PC gamers. :D

1. Valve's forthcomingSteam Box ecosystem

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2. The new Razer Edge Windows 8 tablet (along with a ton of other groovy Razer PC gaming hardware)

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3. Nvidia's Project Shield android handheld (it streams Steam games from your PC)

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4. And lastly, TONS OF GLORIOUS COMPUTER HARDWARE

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#2 Posted by charizard1605 (79751 posts) -

I think it's safe to say that's because none of the console manufacturers had any booths or showings at CES.

EDIT: Yes, I am aware that Sony did in fact have a CES briefing; however, that was Sony, not Playstation. The two are not one and the same.

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#3 Posted by 15strong (2806 posts) -

2 out of 3 of those are a joke. Seriously, an over priced xbox controller with a screen? A tablet with two move controllers?

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#4 Posted by Mr_BillGates (3210 posts) -

All I see is junks and an overpriced PC that'll be obsolete in a couple of months.

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#6 Posted by GioVela2010 (4312 posts) -
Why are Nerdmits so enamoured with LED's in there cases? It's absolutely hideous
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#7 Posted by rjdofu (9171 posts) -

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This picture seems pretty sad to me.

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#8 Posted by razgriz_101 (16875 posts) -
Project Shield is Android and shares more in common with a smartphone internally, and only streams PC games IF you have a Geforce and only on the same network. Razer's tablet looks like another attempt at the hardware market thats going to end up overpriced and pretty crappily powered for the price. Not to mention the fact steam box's controlled ecosystem strangely goes against some hermits beliefs as its a much more controlled environment and isnt piston supposed to be a pretty pricey little box.Sony,MS and Ninty dont even have a presence at CES anymore and shifted to major announcements of hardware at the likes of E3 almost a decade ago. So honestly i do not even know where you seem to be finding this "ownage".
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#9 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

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#10 Posted by tenaka2 (17048 posts) -

I think it is to early to judge this until someone posts a pic of microsofts Kinect stand.

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#11 Posted by bulby_g (1847 posts) -

Why are Nerdmits so enamoured with LED's in there cases? It's absolutely hideousGioVela2010
I've never liked that look myself. My case is very plain but I think it looks much nicer than one with flashy LED's everywhere.

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Less is more as they say.

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#12 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (7553 posts) -

Project Shield is Android and shares more in common with a smartphone internally, and only streams PC games IF you have a Geforce and only on the same network.razgriz_101

lol is that how it works, this thing just sounds dumb to me. If I have to have the computer for the heavy lifting, why would I want this thing.

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#13 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (7553 posts) -

[QUOTE="GioVela2010"]Why are Nerdmits so enamoured with LED's in there cases? It's absolutely hideousbulby_g

I've never liked that look myself. My case is very plain but I think it looks much nicer than one with flashy LED's everywhere.

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Less is more as they say.

Nice monitors, what audio interface are you using?

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#14 Posted by clyde46 (49031 posts) -

Project Shield is Android and shares more in common with a smartphone internally, and only streams PC games IF you have a Geforce and only on the same network. Razer's tablet looks like another attempt at the hardware market thats going to end up overpriced and pretty crappily powered for the price. Not to mention the fact steam box's controlled ecosystem strangely goes against some hermits beliefs as its a much more controlled environment and isnt piston supposed to be a pretty pricey little box.Sony,MS and Ninty dont even have a presence at CES anymore and shifted to major announcements of hardware at the likes of E3 almost a decade ago. So honestly i do not even know where you seem to be finding this "ownage".razgriz_101
If you actually read up on what the "Steambox" actually is, you'll find its not a closed system at all.

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#15 Posted by MK-Professor (4132 posts) -

[QUOTE="razgriz_101"]Project Shield is Android and shares more in common with a smartphone internally, and only streams PC games IF you have a Geforce and only on the same network. Razer's tablet looks like another attempt at the hardware market thats going to end up overpriced and pretty crappily powered for the price. Not to mention the fact steam box's controlled ecosystem strangely goes against some hermits beliefs as its a much more controlled environment and isnt piston supposed to be a pretty pricey little box.Sony,MS and Ninty dont even have a presence at CES anymore and shifted to major announcements of hardware at the likes of E3 almost a decade ago. So honestly i do not even know where you seem to be finding this "ownage".clyde46

If you actually read up on what the "Steambox" actually is, you'll find its not a closed system at all.

closed system or not, is going to be crap either way.

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#16 Posted by clyde46 (49031 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"]

[QUOTE="razgriz_101"]Project Shield is Android and shares more in common with a smartphone internally, and only streams PC games IF you have a Geforce and only on the same network. Razer's tablet looks like another attempt at the hardware market thats going to end up overpriced and pretty crappily powered for the price. Not to mention the fact steam box's controlled ecosystem strangely goes against some hermits beliefs as its a much more controlled environment and isnt piston supposed to be a pretty pricey little box.Sony,MS and Ninty dont even have a presence at CES anymore and shifted to major announcements of hardware at the likes of E3 almost a decade ago. So honestly i do not even know where you seem to be finding this "ownage".MK-Professor

If you actually read up on what the "Steambox" actually is, you'll find its not a closed system at all.

closed system or not, is going to be crap either way.

Its not aimed at you dumb, dumb.
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#17 Posted by bulby_g (1847 posts) -

Nice monitors, what audio interface are you using?HalcyonScarlet

Cheers. :) They have a fantastic sound, much prefer them to my old KRK's. I'm still running them through my old Focusrite Saffire 6 ATM. Fairly simple but I have no latency issues and the mic pre-amp is great so it does the trick for me. Mainly use software Synths as well so no great need for racks of inputs!

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#18 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (7553 posts) -

[QUOTE="HalcyonScarlet"]Nice monitors, what audio interface are you using?bulby_g

Cheers. :) They have a fantastic sound, much prefer them to my old KRK's. I'm still running them through my old Focusrite Saffire 6 ATM. Fairly simple but I have no latency issues and the mic pre-amp is great so it does the trick for me. Mainly use software Synths as well so no great need for racks of inputs!

I heard the KRKs are good though, they have decent low end. I only have a pair of Alesis M1Active 520s, they aren't great with the low end. They do the job, but I need an upgrade. I'm also using a Focusrite Saffire firewire interface. It's a small white vertical box, I think it may be an older verson of yours but I like it. Also have a VRM box for headphone mixing. Yeah I use a lot of software sounds, I have tons of Native Instrument stuff.

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#19 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

Why are Nerdmits so enamoured with LED's in there cases? It's absolutely hideousGioVela2010

What's wrong with LEDs?

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#20 Posted by cryemocry (590 posts) -

All I see is junks and an overpriced PC that'll be obsolete in a couple of months.

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software evolution is moving really slow.
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#21 Posted by trugs26 (7375 posts) -

Razer Edge and Project Shield sounds terrible. Edge is overpriced with an hour of battery life, and I'd imagine Project Shield will be overpriced and it looks way too clunky. Other than that CES was quite interesting. It's a pity the lamer products are getting so much attention.

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#22 Posted by cryemocry (590 posts) -
Ces isnt over yet doesnt end till the 11th
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#23 Posted by MK-Professor (4132 posts) -

[QUOTE="MK-Professor"]

[QUOTE="clyde46"] If you actually read up on what the "Steambox" actually is, you'll find its not a closed system at all.

clyde46

closed system or not, is going to be crap either way.

Its not aimed at you dumb, dumb.

and that doesn't change the fact that is going to be crap.

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#24 Posted by razgriz_101 (16875 posts) -

[QUOTE="MK-Professor"]

[QUOTE="clyde46"] If you actually read up on what the "Steambox" actually is, you'll find its not a closed system at all.

clyde46

closed system or not, is going to be crap either way.

Its not aimed at you dumb, dumb.

if it aint high resolution, massive FOV and KB/M only it aint worth jack you should know this brah :P

But at the same time its for the asking price im gonna pass on this until they either release a budget version thats competative with console prices next gen if its £300 i would take the plunge and i have nary the time to build a PC either working 5 days a week backshift, and my 2 days off are spent at band practice,gigging, or in a pub...or in some cases all 3.

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#25 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38222 posts) -

Consoles arent at CES only the manufacturers so its obvious PC would win

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#26 Posted by MBirdy88 (11519 posts) -

All I see is junks and an overpriced PC that'll be obsolete in a couple of months.

Mr_BillGates
Funny I thought the same thing about the Xbox and PS3, and I was right, 1 or 2 good exclusives a year, alot of gimmicks, alot of overcharging, sounds about right for anything that is not a PC.
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#27 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38222 posts) -

Why are Nerdmits so enamoured with LED's in there cases? It's absolutely hideousGioVela2010

Tastes differ you know. I love my blue LEDs in my Corsair case. Goes really nice with the white exterior, would be too plain and boring otherwise.

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#28 Posted by clyde46 (49031 posts) -

[QUOTE="GioVela2010"]Why are Nerdmits so enamoured with LED's in there cases? It's absolutely hideousseanmcloughlin

Tastes differ you know. I love my blue LEDs in my Corsair case. Goes really nice with the white exterior, would be too plain and boring otherwise.

Are you still using the stock LED fans?
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#29 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38222 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="GioVela2010"]Why are Nerdmits so enamoured with LED's in there cases? It's absolutely hideousclyde46

Tastes differ you know. I love my blue LEDs in my Corsair case. Goes really nice with the white exterior, would be too plain and boring otherwise.

Are you still using the stock LED fans?

I am, The fan controller is all messed up though. Contacted corsair about a replacement and they said they would send for free, and nothing

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#30 Posted by clyde46 (49031 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Tastes differ you know. I love my blue LEDs in my Corsair case. Goes really nice with the white exterior, would be too plain and boring otherwise.

seanmcloughlin

Are you still using the stock LED fans?

I am, The fan controller is all messed up though. Contacted corsair about a replacement and they said they would send for free, and nothing

Whats the air flow and noise like? My front fan makes a god awful racket at 12v.
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#31 Posted by C_Rule (9816 posts) -
Apart from the operating system, I don't know what the ridiculous looking Razer Edge has to do with PC gaming.
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#32 Posted by bulby_g (1847 posts) -

[QUOTE="bulby_g"]

[QUOTE="HalcyonScarlet"]Nice monitors, what audio interface are you using?HalcyonScarlet

Cheers. :) They have a fantastic sound, much prefer them to my old KRK's. I'm still running them through my old Focusrite Saffire 6 ATM. Fairly simple but I have no latency issues and the mic pre-amp is great so it does the trick for me. Mainly use software Synths as well so no great need for racks of inputs!

I heard the KRKs are good though, they have decent low end. I only have a pair of Alesis M1Active 520s, they aren't great with the low end. They do the job, but I need an upgrade. I'm also using a Focusrite Saffire firewire interface. It's a small white vertical box, I think it may be an older verson of yours but I like it. Also have a VRM box for headphone mixing. Yeah I use a lot of software sounds, I have tons of Native Instrument stuff.

Yeah the KRK's are reasonable for their price range. The Adams are much cleaner though, I love them. Yeah my friend has some Alesis but the low end is a bit exaggerated on them. His tended to overheat a bit too, could cook bacon on the back of them boys when he had been thrashing them. Ah yeah, NI make some great stuff. I mainly use Albino 3, Massive, Sylenth 1, Phoscyon and V-Station to make sounds.
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#33 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38222 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="clyde46"] Are you still using the stock LED fans?clyde46

I am, The fan controller is all messed up though. Contacted corsair about a replacement and they said they would send for free, and nothing

Whats the air flow and noise like? My front fan makes a god awful racket at 12v.

Air flow is alright, not the best ever but it's good enough to put a big chunk of air in and let the respective CPU/GPU fans do the rest.It can be a bit loud, but not unbearable at full speed. Everything stays frosty cool anyway so no complaints

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#34 Posted by Heil68 (57061 posts) -
I'm hyped for this  Control it with phone or tablet..
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#35 Posted by clyde46 (49031 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

I am, The fan controller is all messed up though. Contacted corsair about a replacement and they said they would send for free, and nothing

seanmcloughlin

Whats the air flow and noise like? My front fan makes a god awful racket at 12v.

Air flow is alright, not the best ever but it's good enough to put a big chunk of air in and let the respective CPU/GPU fans do the rest.It can be a bit loud, but not unbearable at full speed. Everything stays frosty cool anyway so no complaints

I'll do a sound recording later tonight.
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#36 Posted by mitu123 (155012 posts) -

[QUOTE="GioVela2010"]Why are Nerdmits so enamoured with LED's in there cases? It's absolutely hideousRocker6

What's wrong with LEDs?

Nothing, unless you'reGioVela.XD

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#37 Posted by lundy86_4 (47959 posts) -

Why are Nerdmits so enamoured with LED's in there cases? It's absolutely hideousGioVela2010

Thanks for that Earth-shattering opinion.

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#38 Posted by mitu123 (155012 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Tastes differ you know. I love my blue LEDs in my Corsair case. Goes really nice with the white exterior, would be too plain and boring otherwise.

seanmcloughlin

Are you still using the stock LED fans?

I am, The fan controller is all messed up though. Contacted corsair about a replacement and they said they would send for free, and nothing

Speaking of that I just ordered a new fan controller!

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#39 Posted by Assassin_87 (2341 posts) -

Yeah, but, who in their right mind would pay $1000 for a tablet with a poor quality GPU that's meant to essentially play PC games at mediocre settings and isn't exactly all that portable?

The Nvidia handheld at least looks pretty cool.

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#40 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8541 posts) -

I am the truest, and most pure PC gamer on System Wars, and I give items like the Steambox, Shield, and Razer Edge a big MEH

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#41 Posted by princeofshapeir (16482 posts) -

I am the truest, and most pure PC gamer on System Wars, and I give items like the Steambox, Shield, and Razer Edge a big MEH

Ly_the_Fairy
Same here. They all reek of gimmickry and impending failure.
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#42 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38222 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="clyde46"] Are you still using the stock LED fans?mitu123

I am, The fan controller is all messed up though. Contacted corsair about a replacement and they said they would send for free, and nothing

Speaking of that I just ordered a new fan controller!

I got nothing after they said they would send. either they never sent it or it got lost

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#43 Posted by Supabul (4244 posts) -

You forgot the awesome looking Xi3

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#44 Posted by GioVela2010 (4312 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rocker6"]

[QUOTE="GioVela2010"]Why are Nerdmits so enamoured with LED's in there cases? It's absolutely hideousmitu123

What's wrong with LEDs?

Nothing, unless you'reGioVela.XD

They're cheesy and gaudy, you literally have no taste if you like a bright led covered computer case
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#45 Posted by mitu123 (155012 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="Rocker6"]

What's wrong with LEDs?

GioVela2010

Nothing, unless you'reGioVela.XD

They're cheesy and gaudy, you literally have no taste if you like a bright led covered computer case

Nope, try again.

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#46 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

[QUOTE="mitu123"]

[QUOTE="Rocker6"]

What's wrong with LEDs?

GioVela2010

Nothing, unless you'reGioVela.XD

They're cheesy and gaudy, you literally have no taste if you like a bright led covered computer case

That's subjective, who are you to make rules about the taste? :?

If you don't like it, fine. But don't go around passing your opinions as facts. I find console boxes to be ugly and generic, but I see no need to whine about it all day...

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#47 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

[QUOTE="GioVela2010"][QUOTE="mitu123"]Nothing, unless you'reGioVela.XD

Rocker6

They're cheesy and gaudy, you literally have no taste if you like a bright led covered computer case

That's subjective, who are you to make rules about the taste? :?

If you don't like it, fine. But don't go around passing your opinions as facts. I find console boxes to be ugly and generic, but I see no need to whine about it all day...

You should see his car, it can't even go over speedbumps.
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#48 Posted by GioVela2010 (4312 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rocker6"]

[QUOTE="GioVela2010"] They're cheesy and gaudy, you literally have no taste if you like a bright led covered computer casekraken2109

That's subjective, who are you to make rules about the taste? :?

If you don't like it, fine. But don't go around passing your opinions as facts. I find console boxes to be ugly and generic, but I see no need to whine about it all day...

You should see his car, it can't even go over speedbumps.

Past Car of the Month winner on the biggest BMW website
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#49 Posted by faizan_faizan (7869 posts) -

I am the truest, and most pure PC gamer on System Wars, and I give items like the Steambox, Shield, and Razer Edge a big MEH

Ly_the_Fairy
Same.
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#50 Posted by clyde46 (49031 posts) -
[QUOTE="kraken2109"][QUOTE="Rocker6"]

That's subjective, who are you to make rules about the taste? :?

If you don't like it, fine. But don't go around passing your opinions as facts. I find console boxes to be ugly and generic, but I see no need to whine about it all day...

GioVela2010
You should see his car, it can't even go over speedbumps.

Past Car of the Month winner on the biggest BMW website

That's like being picked as the winner for the monthly soggy biscuit competition.