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TURTLE BEACH NARROWS DOWN ITS SEARCH FOR THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

Turtle Beach logo     thumb 1          GMPAfter receiving hundreds of nominations via the ‘Your Beautiful Game’ microsite, Turtle Beach has collated the votes and created a shortlist of the community’s favourite games.
The following list contains the top video games that fans have passionately campaigned to be included in the final poll to be crowned the best game of all time.
The Top 15 Beautiful Games

  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Dwarf Fortress
  • Far Cry 3
  • FIFA 14
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Halo 3
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  • Pac Man
  • Resident Evil
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Last of Us
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

From now until July 18th, gamers can vote via http://yourbeautifulgame.com/ for the one game in the shortlist that they feel deserves the title of the true “Beautiful Game.”
As an added incentive everyone who votes in the poll will also be in with a chance to win a Turtle Beach gaming headset.
Voting and full terms and conditions are available at   http://yourbeautifulgame.com/

HYPER JAPAN returns with a bigger and better Technology and Gaming Zone

hyperjapan2014HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and cool, is back for a fun-filled 2014 event.

Moving to the venue of Earls Court One to accommodate the event’s ever-increasing popularity, HYPER JAPAN is proud to announce the return of the tech and gaming arena. This year Nintendo is back as an official sponsor, with a bigger and better area than ever before!

Proud sponsors Nintendo will be taking the tech area by storm. With a vast selection of the latest Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games for fans to try out this is one not to miss. There will also be a pop-up store where you’ll be able to get your hands on some exclusive new releases.

From the Walkman to robots, Japanese technology has become synonymous with innovation and quality. This year HYPER JAPAN is fortunate enough to welcome a wide range of Japanese technology as well as cutting edge Japanese culture in the form of Opera AOI. This innovative performance features traditional Japanese Bunraku puppets, who have been given voices by Yamaha’s VOCALOID software in a modern retelling of a chapter of the famous “Genji Monogatari” (The Tale of Genji), considered by some to be the world’s first novel!

VOCALOID is a singing voice synthesis technology and can therefore sing beyond human vocal range. It can sometimes sound otherworldly, while Bunraku puppets can also act beyond the limits of human actions. Opera AOI is a collaboration of VOCALOID and Bunraku puppets, the like of which has never been seen before, not even in Japan.

Of course Japan’s famous robotics feature highly too, as we welcome guests ITK and Robot Garage. These talented machines will be performing dances, kicking balls and making eerily human facial expressions. As well as this HYPER JAPAN is honoured to announce that that the amazing robot Hirata, brother unit of Kirobo, the communication robot on board the International Space Station, will be making a special appearance.

SteelSteries Wireless Sensei Laser Gaming Edition review

 

Time stands still for no man.

Unless of course you are using a wireless gaming mouse during any one of the myriad titles that players love to populate as they strut their multiplaying stuff across the digital ether. Then, ‘then!’ its a totally different Percolator of Pilchards.

Then!’ its more a case of gamers the world over, and since time immemorial,  ( well, maybe ‘time since the Eighties‘?), suffering staggered frame rates, delayed actions and reactions and teeth-gnashingly annoying bouts of what seems like ‘buffering‘ that are enough to drive grown men into the arms of the console manufacturers….well, maybe not quite ‘that‘ far?

Because of this drop in performance between wired and wireless mice, gamers have always be savvy to the many issues and pitfalls surrounding the wi-fi versions of this imperative peripheral when attempting to partake in their favoured pastime ‘a la PC’.

The dreaded demonic chuckles of ‘ ‘The Lag Leviathan’ can be heard cackling their way across the airwaves through the headsets of frustrated players around the globe as gamers stutter and splutter their way through dungeons in Diablo, and get sprayed as they pray in the ultra realistic military simulator ARMA III.

But no longer, thanks to the talented types that make up gaming’s coolest collection of gadgets and gizmo’s across at SteelSeries.

Bad-Assery as standard! Scuf Gaming in partnership with Avenged Sevenfold!

Scuf Avenger                       Avenged Sevenfold controller      GmP Gaming   image 1The New SCUF ONE Avenged! By Scuf Gaming in partnership with Avenged Sevenfold!

Scuf Gaming continues their partnership with famous American rock band, Avenged Sevenfold to release the LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged controller for use on the Xbox ONE. The LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged boasts a repeating print of the band’s logo; a skull with bat wings (Death Bat) on the guide button and LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged Sidewinder paddles on the reverse of the controller. Only 2,000 LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged are available! They’re hand crafted, unique and come with an authentication certificate with signatures of band members. The band’s lead vocalist, M. Shadows, is an avid Call Of Duty gamer and fell in love with SCUF controllers since using them in early 2012. In August of 2013, SCUF partnered with Avenged Sevenfold releasing the SCUF Avenged Hybrid controller, which gathered an astounding response.

 

Shadows says, “The band is thrilled to be working with SCUF again. When the SCUF Avenged Hybrid, for Xbox360 & PS3, was released last year, the response was amazing and the only reason more people didn’t get one was because they were waiting on the release of the Xbox ONE Console. Now that SCUF have released the LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged, I can imagine the response will be huge, as I know our fans love SCUF like I do – the new back paddles are a must and the other new features are very cool! Since using SCUF, I’ve been hooked and as an avid gamer myself, it’s really improved my game! SCUF Controllers are still a hidden gem in the mainstream, but are extensively used in the Pro Gaming scene where most Top Pro Gamers use a SCUF to play Call Of Duty!”

The LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged combines the familiarity of the XBOX ONE controller with even more unique SCUF features. With over 4 patents granted and another 23 applied for, the LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged optional features are rich, interchangeable and robust; from Paddle Hatch to the new concealed Internal Hair Trigger & Stop mechanism to the innovative Electro-Magnetic Remapping (EMR), every aspect of the LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged is designed to increase hand use, improve comfort and reduce latency in an intuitive and ergonomic way. Fully customize function, feature, form and design to the gamer’s preferred style of gameplay, feel and look. The LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged enables you to use more of your hand in a safe and ergonomic way and truly become the best gamer you can be!

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming, says “We’re honored to be working with M. Shadows and Avenged Sevenfold again for the launch of the LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged. M. Shadows is a great gamer and huge name in the Call Of Duty community. We had an incredible response to the SCUF Avenged Hybrid last year as Avenged fans crashed our website on the first day of release! Fans have been requesting the LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged for months now so we’re excited to finally release this great new product.”

Scuf Avenger                       Avenged Sevenfold controller      GmP Gaming   image 2SCUF ONE AVENGED FEATURES & BENEFITS

The LIMITED EDITION SCUF ONE Avenged controller is available for purchase at www.scufgaming.com. Base price starts at $159.95, additional upgrades are available. Direct link: http://scufgaming.com/shop/scufone/scuf-one-avenged/

Functions – (Hand Assembled)

§ Choice of 2 SCUF Thumbsticks – (Included)
§ 2 custom Avenged SCUF Sidewinder back Paddles(*NEW patented technology) – (Included)
§ Internal Adjustable Hair Trigger & Stop Mechanism -(Optional Upgrade)
§ E.M.R. – Electro Magnetic Remapping – (Optional Upgrade)
§ SCUF Grip or Pro Grip Handles – (Optional Upgrade)
§ Weight Reduction Option / Remove Rumbles – (Optional Upgrade)ABOUT AVENGED SEVENFOLD
Design – (Hand Crafted)
§ Custom Avenged front shell with repeating Avenged

logo (Included)
§ Custom Avenged Death Bat guide button (Included) § 4 black (ABXY) action buttons (Included)
§ Limited Edition certificate with Avenged Sevenfold

band member’s signatures (2000 available)- (Included)

Over the course of the last 14 years, Avenged Sevenfold have grown to be one of the biggest names in heavy metal music. Consistently releasing ground breaking, genre defying music, the band have written and recorded some of the best and most acclaimed rock albums of the 21st Century, each different, but equally as brilliant as it’s predecessor. Their breath-taking live shows have garnered an unshakeable reputation as one of the most must-see bands in the world. Their most recent studio album, ‘Hail To The King’, was the band’s first to hit the #1 spot in the UK and their second to top the Billboard charts in the US. Over the years, Avenged Sevenfold has built a fanatical fan base that includes nearly 17 million fans on Facebook and over 1.2 million fans on Twitter. Avenged Sevenfold begins their Shepherd of Fire tour in April 2014.

ABOUT SCUF GAMING

Scuf Gaming is the manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and restorer of custom video game equipment and accessories. A company focused on providing “tactical gear for elite gamers,” SCUF entered the market three years ago with the SCUF controller. Along with patented back paddles, Scuf Gaming controllers also feature adjustable hair triggers, trigger stops, military grade SCUF grip and optional domed or concave SCUF sticks. SCUF controllers are legally approved for use at most major competitions to include MLG, EGL, WGL, Gfinity, Reflex, UMG, ESL, etc. Scuf Gaming also sell a variety of accessories and apparel specifically designed for Elite Gamers.

Scuf Gaming announces victory in copyright case

SCUF GAMING           GMP GAMING  IMAGE LOGO 1Scuf Gaming (“SCUF”) announces settlement of a dispute involving Scuf Gaming’s patent rights. Scuf Gaming is the exclusive U.S. licensee of Ironburg Inventions (“Ironburg”) patents covering innovations in game controller technology.

The issue – U.S. Patents No. 8,641,525 and D667,892 cover Scuf Gaming’s back paddle controls, which deliver the functionality of the front buttons to the back of the controller, creating heightened dexterity in a safe, ergonomic way.

As part of the settlement, Imagine customs has agreed to cease manufacture and sales of controllers that include the patented paddles.

“Our intellectual property is a critical component of our value and competitive edge” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder of SCUF & Ironburg. “Our ability to protect inventions we have heavily invested in, enables us to continue to innovate and raise the bar for the industry, which in turn enhances the gamer’s experience.”

This case brings to a head the dispute between many of the ‘copy cat’ company’s which have sprung up, almost seemingly overnight, following the runaway success of the Scuf Gaming innovations and design in custom controllers for videogamers.

Scuf Gaming remains the brand of choice for many of the leading pro gamers not to mention the lucrative tournament deals and sponsors currently endorsing their products.

To make sure you get your hands on a genuine Scuf Gaming controller then follow the link below to the official Scuf Gaming website and be safe in the knowledge that you have purchased the pro gamers weapon of choice.

Accept no imitations…SCUF ARE BACK!

SCUF GAMING           GMP GAMING  IMAGE LOGO 1

 

 

 

After enduring all manner of pretenders trying to usurp the crown Scuf Gaming come back with a bang as they unleash their next generation custom controllers for the Xbox One. Accept no substitutes, accept no imitations.  SCUF ARE BACK!

The SCUF ONE combines the familiarity of the XBOX ONE controller with even more unique SCUF features that we have become so well known for. With over 4 patents granted and another 12 applied for, never has a SCUF controller been so feature rich, interchangeable and robust; from Paddle Hatch to the new concealed Internal Hair Trigger & Trigger Stop mechanism to the innovative Electro-magnetic remapping, every aspect of the SCUF ONE is designed to increase hand use, improve comfort and reduce latency in an intuitive and ergonomic way. Fully customize function, feature, form and design to your preferred style of gameplay, feel and look. The SCUF ONE enables you to use more of your hand in a safe and ergonomic way and truly become the best gamer you can be!

Scuf Gaming – SCUF ONE Custom Pro Controller for Xbox One.
http://scufgaming.com/
You can click the direct links to purchase.
US - http://scufgaming.com/scufone/shop/

EU - http://eu.scufgaming.com/scufone/shop/

For more info please visit:
Website - http://scufgaming.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/ScufGaming/
Instagram - http://instagram.com/scufgaming
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ScufGaming

Limited Edition Marvel Captain America Headset! Pre-Order Now!

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A splash of genius from ThumbsUp UK

 

dizoo speaker 1       GmPBritish design company ThumbsUp UK have come up with an idea to take the the stress out of pool-side parties and make the holiday horrors vanish with their latest Bluetooth Speaker built specifically with the sun-seeker in mind.

The amazing new Bluetooth Splash Speaker has everything you’ll ever need in a speaker and much, much more.

 

Compact and lightweight it punches well above its ‘weight’ with exceptional sound quality, and has an amazing 3W output. Once more it has no wires to trip over thanks to its internal rechargeable battery that lasts for over 5 hours – enough for any party.

 

The Bluetooth Splash Speaker supports the updated Bluetooth 3.0 standard, it’s incredibly quick and easy to pair with your mobile phone, MP3 player or other Bluetooth enabled device – and once it’s paired, it will be remembered for life. The speaker can be located over 30ft away from the music source and still keep its connection.

 

You can even take calls as its built-in microphone and doubles as a hands-free device, so you can answer calls while using it, wherever you are. Finally it’s waterproof, so you can have it on the beach, by the pool, next to the bath and in the shower, whatever makes you dance.

 

Features:

 

 

  •         Bluetooth Splash Speaker Specs
  •        Included – 1 x Lanyard, 1 x AUX cable, 1 x USB charging cable
  •        Product Dimensions: 8.5 by 8.5 by 4.5cm
  •        Product Weight: 225g
  •        Power requirement: 5V
  •        Power output: 3 watts
  •        Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  •     Recharge via micro USB provided
  •     Answer and end calls with hands free button
  •     Volume controls
  •     Designed by www.thumbsupuk.com

 


The Bluetooth Splash Speaker costs only £34.95 from www.gizoo.co.uk

 

*Warning – Good music taste does not come as standard*

High-end gaming performance in ultra-slim design: MEDION® ERAZER® X7611 available now!

Medion Erazer    X7611                 GmP Gaming  image 1MEDION® gaming notebook scores points with fourth generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor, the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX graphics card, fast SSD and matte full HD display

Essen notebook specialist, MEDION, today expands its gaming line-up with the MEDION ERAZER X7611, a notebook with an all new form factor. Not only is the MEDION ERAZER X7611 a powerful gaming notebook, it is also ideally suited to mobile use thanks to its thin (H:23mm), high-quality aluminium design.

The MEDION ERAZER X7611 can handle the most demanding of programs, as its features all the latest technology including the new Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ processor, the powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 765M DirectX® 11 graphics card with fast 2048 MB GDDR5 graphics memory and 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM. Using Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the 2.4 GHz processor automatically adjusts to higher performance demands and can be overclocked up to 3.4 GHz.

In addition to an intense, crystal-clear colour display, the anti-reflective 43.9cm/17.3″ full HD widescreen LED backlight display with full HD resolution also ensures that even sunlight or poor lighting conditions do not detract from the gaming enjoyment. Therefore, even in complex gaming situations, players always have an unobstructed view.

The 1000GB SATA hard drive provides plenty of space for games, music or films. An additional mSATA SSD of up to 128GB ensures that resource-devouring games and the pre-installed Windows 8.1 also start up even quicker. Four USB 3.0 ports are provided for rapid data transfer or connecting accessories. Up to three additional monitors can also be connected via two mini display port connections and a HDMI output for a superior gaming experience.

To ensure maximum stability and speed even during online collaborative gaming, the MEDION ERAZER X7611 boasts both the wireless LAN IEEE 802.11n standard technology and a BigFoot E2205 Gigabit LAN network controller. Dolby® Home Theater™ certified speakers with subwoofer provide a crisp sound.
The MEDION ERAZER X7611 is the newest member of the current MEDION ERAZER notebook line-up featuring the latest fourth generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processors and cutting-edge NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards.

The MEDION ERAZER X7611 is available with immediate effect priced from £1049.00 in the MEDIONshop at www.medion.com.

Drivers feel the need for speed as YoYoTech teams up with BMW

YoYoTech BMW event                             GmP Gaming    image 1Thrill-seekers got the chance to experience the blistering speed of life as a racing driver as cutting-edge PC manufacturer YoYoTech teamed up with BMW for an event in London.

Visitors to the BMW showroom in Park Lane were given the chance to race a BMW M3 around a track on a simulator set up in the showroom.

There was a 29-inch MX Asus monitor up for grabs as a prize for the competitor who posted the fastest lap time.

The simulator was powered by YoYoTech’s XDNA Aurum 24k PC – a £7,979 hand-built, liquid-cooled machine that is the ultimate in gaming luxury.

The system was running Assetto Corsa Racing Simulator, an incredibly realistic racing simulator which reproduces real-world circuits and racing cars.

The event showed off the raw power and incredible speed of the Aurum system, the most expensive in YoYoTech’s range of gaming hardware.

YoYoTech Business Development Manager Ryan Pearton said: “BMW are known for quality and power and that makes them a perfect fit for YoYoTech. We were delighted to be able to team up with them for this event and to give visitors the exhilarating experience of driving a BMW on our most powerful system.

“This was a true racing simulator and not a game – so many people were surprised at how difficult and realistic it was. Those people who had been on track days got the hang of it pretty quickly and remarked how real it felt.

“There was a very positive response and people were very impressed at the power of the Aurum PC.”

Nicola Panton, Marketing Manager at BMW Park Lane, said: “BMW Park Lane were thrilled to have the XDNA Aurum 24k running in the showroom. The ultimate driving machine and YoYoTech’s powerful technology were a perfect combination.”

YOYOTech – whose website is at www.yoyotech.co.uk – is renowned in the world of gaming PCs and has built up an unrivalled reputation among gamers thanks to its expert knowledge, range of products and expertise in hand-built custom-made PCs.

As well as offering its high-end systems, YOYOTech has recently launched its new Warbird Colour range – affordable yet powerful PCs that are aimed at taking on console giants Sony and Microsoft in the battle for gamers’ hearts.

YOYOTech’s Warbird M-Cube 1 package comes with a 23-inch display and 1TB hard drive and is around four times more powerful than Microsoft’s XBoxOne and Sony’s PS4 – despite the bundle being in a similar price range at just £599.99.

The higher-specced Warbird M-Cube II offers a faster processor, 27-inch display and a 60GB solid state drive to complement its 1TB hard drive. It retails for £799.99.

Both systems are easily upgradeable – keeping YOYOTech machines ahead of the game compared to their console rivals.

Full specs and details are online at www.yoyotech.co.uk/give-your-pc-some-colour

YOYOTech is now part of the Centerprise International group. Based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, Centerprise is a major reseller and provider of bespoke IT systems and services.