Consumer Electronics Show 2014: The future of gaming
CES 2013 saw NVIDIA’s Project Shield, the Oculus Rift, Sifteo and the Razer Edge. How can this year’s show possibly top that? We’re about to find out shortly and if the rumors are true, there will be plenty of ammo to argue that CES 2014’s 10,000 square foot Gaming Showcase was one of the best in recent memory.
Fresh off the release of the Playstation 4, Sony isn’t going to just rest on its laurels. Instead, the company is poised to create a virtual reality headset to compete with the Oculus Rift. While this rumor is far from confirmed, numerous sources indicate that Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai is poised to deliver some stirring news during his portion of the Tech Titans keynote address. What better news than some hot new gaming tech?
Alienware rival afoot
When it comes to high end gaming rigs, there aren’t too many big names outside of Razer and Alienware. But if a the teaser for the new brand AORUS turns out to be what everyone assumes it will be, there’ll be a new kid on the high-end gaming PC block. For now, AORUS is only a teaser ad advertising the “next evolution in gaming” for debut at the CES conference but by January 9th we’ll have a much better idea of what the real deal is here.
Brand new chips
Intel looks like it will be bringing a new 22nm BayTrail graphics chip to the show. Ranging from 2W SDP to 4.5W SDP the new chips are set to launch in Q1 or Q2 2014 and could primarily be used in tablets, though real speculation on where the chips will be used is very premature.
With Valve recently sending out 300 beta Steam Machines, we’re sure to hear more about the new gaming PC meets console. How many different models will there be? What will the price be? We don’t really know more outside of the fact that the device promise to play games from the online gaming store Steam at 1080p in 60 frames per second. Hopefully we’ll find out much more soon.
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