The International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is where the world gets to see the newest groundbreaking technology in every industry from cars to devices to video games. CES is where thousands of innovators and consumers gather every January (the official CES website reports more than 160,000 attendees at the 2014 show) to share ideas for the future.
Just three weeks ago was the 2015 CES and, as expected, a slew of creators and developers joined forces in Las Vegas to share the big news in PC gaming. Here’s a look at four of the newest developments.
Razer Forge TV
One of the most interesting debuts of this year’s CES was the Razer Forge TV, an inexpensive micro-console that streams PC games. And that isn’t the only thing the Forge TV can stream: it is also a medium for music, media and smartphone games apps. Its flexibility as an entertainment center is perhaps overshadowed for hardcore PC gamers by the fact that it offers low latency Wi-Fi streaming directly from your hardware to your TV screen. It even supports next-level full HD resolution Android games like “Reaper” and “Age of Zombies.”
Capable of 1080p streaming that humbles other laggy PC streaming devices, the Razer Forge TV is projected to release in the first quarter of 2015 and will finally bring serious PC gaming to your living room.
CyberPower Fang Trinity
A mind-bending concept PC, the innovative CyberPower Fang Trinity is a multi-spoke PC chassis with three separately-cooled sections to minimize risk of components overheating. While many concept chassis PCs debut at CES, few have such a feasible design. While traditional desktop gaming PCs gamers might not need such a powerful PC, the truly high-end gamer might find such power hard to resistâ€”the model debuted at CES has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 graphics card, Intel Core i7-4790K processor and three separate 512GB solid state drives. That’s enough to run even the graphically intense “Bioshock: Infinite” and full graphical power without breaking a sweat. If that wasn’t enough to tantalize, everything is liquid cooled. For the most high-end gaming out there, the Fang Trinity might very well become a standard.
GT80 Titan SLI
The first gaming laptop with an integrated mechanical gaming keyboard, the Titan uses Cherry MX Brown switches to give the responsive control gamers desire. Too often "gaming" laptops are muscle-bound but lack a responsive input, which can make twitch-gaming difficult on them. The Titan SLI doesn’t lack for power, eitherâ€”armed with a dual Nvidia GTX 980M GPU, it is the first gaming laptop from MSI with the muscle to bring games like the anticipated "Battlefield Hardline" to life with all the detail and speed they deserve.
Mad Catz L.Y.N.X. 9
Known for awesome control peripherals, Mad Catz did not disappoint at CES with the reveal of the L.Y.N.X 9 gamepad. The most expensive gamepad Mad Catz has ever released, the L.Y.N.X. collapses, folds, pulls apart and unfolds to fit your smartphone, tablet or mini-keyboard into the gamepad, giving players the most control regardless of the game. Built almost entirely out of metal, the L.Y.N.X isn’t just a marvel of gamepad engineering, it’s a gorgeous input device that sets a new standard for gamepads.