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Review: Thorium 100 & 300 Series Offer Gamers A Real Alternative

Thorium 300                               GmP                 image 1

Thorium 300                               GmPWith the popularity of videogaming never before reaching such dizzying heights as it is right now the demands by gamers on manufacturers and companies to create ever better technology and peripherals to fuel their single and multiplayer cravings have never been greater.

Naturally with increased resources and research going in to making these ‘next generation’ of PC and console gaming accessories there is an undoubted rise in cost by the companies charged with their invention. This inevitably results in steeper prices for the consumer as rising manufacturing bills and production costs have to be accounted for.

With this in mind it is with great pleasure that we bring to you all a joint review of the Thorium 100 and sister product the Thorium 300, gaming keyboards. These cut price peripherals are just the latest in a procession of budget options for gamers everywhere by the UK’s biggest and best independent technology and gaming retailer eBuyer.

Now we know what you are thinking, ‘budget’. It is now that many readers will recoil almost in mock horror at the very word like some kind of outraged scalded cat, but we are here to tell you that consumer-programming and indoctrination by advertisers aside; ‘budget’ does not have to mean ‘bad’.

Designed and delivered by Element Gaming, although the 300 series is the only specifically touted as a ‘gaming keyboard’, the Thorium range is perfectly suited to the needs and requirements of gamers from the casual, ( Thorium 100 ), to the more hardcore players among you, ( Thorium 300 ).

Ergonomically and aesthetically gorgeous in their sleek black shell the Thorium 100 and 300 keyboards both share a similar size that opts for the larger proportions as opposed to the dinky-digit portable nightmares such as the Razer Tartarus. ( and at a whopping £76 for what is little more than a chat pad stuck on a Tesco’s pricing gun you start to wonder where some of these companies get the figures they charge for these fads from? )

But, we digress!

Thorium 100                               GmPThere are some differences in the design between the Thorium 100 and the Thorium 300, in that the ‘true’ gaming model ( the 300 version ) has a far larger wrist support for those longer bouts of MMO mayhem,, as well as offering up a multi-facetted feature set for macro’s that is a must have for any true PC gamer.

Of course, as with any QWERTY keyboard the main thing to worry about are the button themselves, and coming off the back of he favoured Logitech keyboard’s for this review we have to be perfectly honest with you all when we tell you that the Element Thorium’s ‘both’ have outdone themselves with surprisingly efficient models that have perfectly sized buttons that give ideal response and resistance when depressed.

In fact this pair of delights has been nothing less than ‘surprising’ all round when you consider that their nearest ‘gaming’ rivals are all priced way above the meagre £9.95 for the Thorium 100 and the paltry £24.99 for the Thorium 300. But time and again with the Element Gaming keyboards you will soon discover that this is a pleasant sensation and one not unlike when you hear a boxing commentator describe a great fighter being usurped by a contender ‘punching well above their weight’

Both wired, both offering 50g of pressure and both bringing affordability to the gaming crowd the Thorium 100 and Thorium 300 do have similarities, but it is also in the differences that they have unique strengths too.

Take the features offered by the Thorium 100, for example:

WASD keys with a free ‘key pulling’ and replacement tool. Extremely easy key travel: meaning that you get the same instant response times,  between when you depress a button and the time it takes for the action to appear on screen/monitor,  in a Thorium 100 that you would  find in a keyboard with a much higher price tag.

But the staggering thing is that when you get all of this comfort and performance in a keyboard costing less than a couple of grilled chicken sandwiches at McDonalds.  ( we kid you not )

But wait, there is more.  Much more!

Thorium 300                               GmP                 image 1Just when you thought that Element Gaming couldn’t possibly outdo themselves for bargains and tech at affordable prices they go and throw the Thorium 300 into the melting pot and give gamers everywhere a genuine reason to be cheerful and think that Christmas has come a couple of months early.

Jumping up a definite division and taking on the heavyweights with a lightweight RRP comes the star in the Element Gaming range. The Thorium 300 is, without a doubt, the very best of all the affordable keyboards we have tried, and believe us when we tell you there have been may, ( and yet, none were around the price of the Thorium with the vast majority of what their manufacturers describe as ‘budget’ peripherals actually coming in at around the £40-50 mark )

With a much larger set up the Thorium 300 is easily the most comfortable of the two keyboards thanks to its wider base-board allowing for the housing of additional macro buttons on the left of the QWERTY keys, as well as the highly practical built-in wrist protector on the lower segment. There is also the added functionality of the top section ‘menu bar’ that allows users to form presets for their favourite homepage, search engine and email provider on one side, and also video playback and volume controls on the other.

All of the buttons are softly lit using pleasantly shaded LED’s, and this means that users can comfortably perform keystrokes without eyestrain for late night or darkened room gameplay. No need to worry about software and updates, either, as Windows 7 and 8 both auto-install everything you need to keep your new Element Gaming keyboards operating at optimum output.

Lastly comes the the wired USB cable which comes in the form of the much preferred threaded cable. ( as opposed to the basic plastic cover of the Thorium 100 ). This type of detail is, more often than not, only ever found on keyboards, mice and headsets with a much higher price tag, and yet Element Gaming have included it here in what ahs to be accredited to them as a nice touch.

All told the new Thorium range from Element Gaming is  a  fine opening slvo for this fledgling company, and will, we are sure, be the foundation of a gamer favourite, should this standard of care, product performance and finish be added to all of their future products.

Both keyboards performed well under testing in both the standard office atmosphere as well as in the online arena. The Thorium 100 is more than capable of delivering for casual gamers playing browser based and simpler format titles, and the Thorium 300 more than handled anything that Diablo 3, World of Warcraft, League of Legends and Path of Exile threw at it.

number 7 pool ballIf you are looking for an entry level keyboard before setting off an that eternal path to gaming Nirvana then we can highly recommend the Thorium range, particularly the 300, as your starting point. The build is more than capable, and will not let you down in moments of pure panic and stress when you are surrounded by legions of the undead during heavy battles in Diablo 3.  At less than £30 what more could anyone ask?  Scores on the doors for the Thorium range look a little something like this:

Thorium 100 is worthy of a sturdy 6 out of 10and the Thorium 300 achieves a well deserved 7 out of 10. Do NOT be fooled by the price, these are keyboards that will stand you in good stead regardless of the task you set them.

To take a look at the entire Element Gaming range and place your own order for either, ( or both ), of these cracking keyboards then click here to be whisked on over to the eBuyer website.

SteelSeries introduces the new Siberia headset family

SteelSeries                         GmP           Siberia NEW   1Today, SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals, announced the all new Siberia headset family.

With the introduction of these six new Siberia headsets, SteelSeries now delivers the most comprehensive suite of gaming audio solutions to fit the needs of any gamer.  Each Siberia headset is built on SteelSeries world-leading standards for amazing comfort, great audio and breakthrough design.  But the breadth of this new range allows each and every gamer to unlock amazing new experiences tailored to exactly what the gamer is looking for in a gaming headset.

“For us, Siberia is the definition of what gaming audio looks, feels and sounds like. When it was first introduced, Siberia delivered a sense of style that was unique to what was typically expected from gaming audio. It produced exactly what was, and is necessary – ‘forget-that-you’re-wearing-it’ comfort and great sound,” said Tino Soelberg, SteelSeries CTO.  “The new Siberia family takes this foundation and extends it into a full product range that delivers an incredibly awesome audio experience for the gamer in everyone”

SteelSeries Siberia v3 – $99.99 / €99,99 / £89.99

At the heart of the family, the Siberia v3 Gaming Headset leads the line-up with its iconic and insanely comfortable Siberia suspension design.  The audioscape has been competely redesigned with next generation SteelSeries audio drivers. These drivers deliver rich, detailed sound with powerful bass, and a wholly unique headset construction, including noise-reducing memory foam ear cushions that provide more sound isolation than ever before.  The headset has a single-plug cable along with a dual-jack extension for use on all types of gaming devices from PCs to laptops, mobile devices and consoles. Available in black or white, the new Siberia v3 truly advances the features that have set this brand apart.

SteelSeries Siberia V3                  gmPSteelSeries Siberia v3 Prism – $139.99 / €139,99 / £119.99

Radiating any of the 16.8 million color choices from its outer mesh-pattern earcups, the Siberia v3 Prism joins the family and presents gamers with all of the comfort, features and style found in the Siberia v3, but adds the personalized performance and style features that SteelSeries Engine offers, including:

  • Unlimited profile settings that can be saved and accessed from anywhere via SteelSeries CloudSync
  • Microphone Noise Suppression and Microphone Auto Compression technologies optimize voice communication automatically
  • Digital audio quality with custom EQ
  • ColorShift illumination effects and modes that can be set by the user, or triggered by game sounds and events

Siberia Elite Prism – $199.99 / €199,99/ £169.99

SteelSeries have upgraded our Siberia Elite to make the Siberia brand an even more compelling choice for the most selective gamer.  An entirely new, slimmer microphone and an upgraded sound card improve the clarity of what you hear – and how you are heard.  Ear cushion fine-tuning makes the headset even more comfortable, for longer gaming sessions than the original.  The Siberia Elite Prism still delivers Dolby Headphone® and Dolby Pro Logic IIx® technologies for up to a virtual 7.1-channel surround soundscape, customisable illumination and audio settings, a swappable cable system for use across PC, Mac®, PS4™ and mobile devices, all of which were a part of the Siberia Elite platform launched last year.  This upgrade represents our commitment to never stop innovating, on even our top-of-the-line, fully loaded products.
Siberia RAW Prism – $59.99 / €59,99/ £49.99

Lastly, SteelSeries are proud to introduce an entirely new product designed to make the Siberia brand even more accessible – to unlock great gaming audio for a wider set of gamers than ever before.  The new Siberia RAW Prism is an economical gaming headset with a lightweight design and comfort level worthy of the Siberia brand. Its SteelSeries speaker drivers push out a full range of sound with crisp detail. Powered by SteelSeries Engine software, gamers can customise and back up audio profiles, while the illuminated ring on each earcup can be customised with 16.8 million colour options. A built-in microphone with Mic Auto Optimization technology for clear voice communication resides on the left earcup, along with an easily accessible microphone mute button. A USB connection powers the Siberia RAW Prism, making it compatible with PC, Mac, PS4 and more.

In this full lineup, there truly is a Siberia for the gamer in everyone.  For even more detailed information about each headset in the Siberia family and the availability of each, please visit http://steelseries.com/siberia.

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Corsair Gaming unveil their RGB Headset range

Corsair Gaming         RGB Headset                     GmPThe latest inclusion into the all-new Corsair Gaming family of peripherals are the premium RGB Headsets.

The Corsair Gaming H1500 and H2100 Headsets are part of Corsair’s new line of high-performance gaming equipment. Joining the K95, K70, and K65 RRB Keyboards and M65 RGB Mice, the H1500 and H2100 Headsets fully immerse gamers – and their ears – in battle. In both wired and wireless options, the Corsair Gaming Headsets offer Dolby 7.1 surround sound for accurate positional audio that captures the acoustic environment of every moment of gameplay. The H1500 keeps gameplay closer to the system, while the H2100 enables gamers to play for over 10 hours with up to 40 feet of unrestricted movement, combining epic audio and optimum comfort without the hassle of wires.

  • Genuine Dolby 7.1 surround sound for complete immersion
  • Micro-fibre wrapped memory foam earpads for comfortable gaming sessions
  • Advanced unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone
  • Oversized 50mm neodymium drivers for crystal clear audio
  • H2100 headset offers wireless freedom up to 40 feet and over 10 hours per charge
  • Two-year warranty
  • H2100 £95 MSRP / H1500 £75 MSRP (available from Jan 2015)

 

Stay wiith GmP as we bring you all the latest news and reviews for all of Corsair and Corsair Gaming products.

Corsair RGB Gaming Mice Unveiled

Corsair                 GmP image          RGB Gaming MiceStaying on track with the new Corsair Gaming range we take a look at the RGB Mice propping up the controls section of the new department of the worlds leading custom PC and peripheral manufacturer.

The M65 RGB gaming mouse – available in black or white – continues Corsair Gaming’s focus on RGB colour customization. This high-end gaming mouse goes beyond the industry standard with built-in three-zone 16.8 million colour backlighting. Housed on a durable aluminum unibody chassis, the 8,200 DPI, gaming-grade laser sensor helps gamers make their mark, with a sniper button ensuring the most critical of shots stays on target. Charging the battlefield with a rubber-grip metal high-mass scroll wheel, eight programmable buttons, and adjustable weight turning zones, the M65 RGB mouse balances precise control and intelligent tracking with innate comfort and style.

  • Three-zone backlighting with up to 16.8 million colours for virtually infinite customization
  • Custom-tuned 8,200 DPI gaming-grade laser sensor for pixel-precise tracking
  • High-capacity Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks for years of precise triggering
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum baseplate for light weight and durability
  • Adjustable weight system helps set the centre of gravity to match play style
  • Eight strategically placed buttons, including a dedicated sniper button with improved positioning
  • On-the-fly DPI switching to instantly match mouse speed to gameplay demands
  • Two-year warranty
  • £53/649 SEK MSRP

Stay with GmP as we bring you the very latest news and reviews from Corsair Gaming.

THE FAVORED MOUSE OF ESPORTS ATHLETES NOW UPGRADED

Razer Deathadder Chroma                          GmPThe Razer DeathAdder Chroma now offers 10K DPI, 200 IPS, 50 G acceleration; Synapse: Stats & Heatmaps tracking analytics; and Chroma lighting features

Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of the Razer DeathAdder Chroma gaming mouse.

The Razer DeathAdder Chroma features the renowned ergonomic design of its precursor. It is equipped with a 10,000 DPI optical sensor that is able to track lift-off distance as precise as 1 mm on most surfaces, including glass table tops. The upgraded sensor is capable of mouse movement speeds up to 200 inches per second with 50 G acceleration, ensuring exacting accuracy and organic fluidity onscreen.

Together with Razer Synapse: Stats & Heatmaps, the Razer DeathAdder Chroma provides gamers precise details such as game time, button presses, distance moved and even how much overall pressure was exerted while gaming. This incredible amount of technical tracking data coupled with the upgraded ultra accurate sensor allows gamers to tweak the Razer DeathAdder Chroma to their individual play style and further increase their accuracy more than with any other mouse on the planet.

“The Razer DeathAdder Chroma is the world’s best gaming mouse favored by eSports athletes everywhere,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Our Synapse software continues to add value to our hardware products, and this is the latest example of that. Validated by professional eSports athletes, the iconic ergonomic design and the ability for gamers to hone their accuracy make the Razer DeathAdder Chroma the perfect mouse for any play style.”

The DeathAdder Chroma joins the BlackWidow Chroma and Kraken 7.1 Chroma that come with the option of 16.8 million customizable colours and a range of effects through Razer’s cloud-based hardware configurator Razer Synapse. Chroma allows the device to sync lighting colours and patterns and comes with an open SDK that enables game developers to integrate advanced lighting effects based on in-game events such as a base being under attack and much more.

Corsair Reveal RGB Gaming Keyboards

Corsair                                           GmP                K95 RGB, K70 RGB, and K65 Gaming KeyboardsCorsair tempt gamers with new range of trademark top quality products

Long known in the PC communities as a manufacturer delivering on promises of peripherals and kit with just that little something extra when it comes to invention and ingenuity, Corsair have now turned their trained eye to the gaming market with their new range of target specific treats.

Top of the list of Corsair wizardry is the latest batch of keyboards in the all-new ‘RGB Range’. This cracking collection of finger-friendly lovelies look all set to take the world of the online gamer by storm with their second-to-none style, features and the near patented Corsair reputation for peak performance in all area’s.

K95 RGB, K70 RGB, and K65 Gaming Keyboards

With their colour-customizable, 16.8 million colour backlighting, the K95 RGB, K70 RGB, and K65 RGB are the headliners of the Corsair Gaming brand. All three keyboards use only German-made Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches as part of an exclusive-to-launch partnership with Cherry.

Each key switch is built with the exacting precision of Cherry’s self-cleaning, corrosion-proof Gold-Crosspoint electrical contacts, and with over five billion sold, Cherry MX mechanical key switches are the premier choice of professional gamers and enthusiasts who demand uncompromising reliability and performance. Combined with Corsair Gaming’s distinctive aircraft-grade aluminium baseplate, Cherry MX RGB key switches deliver a professional-level gaming keyboard that ensures both consistency and accuracy with the touch of every key.

The K95, K70, and K65 RGB keyboards exhibit Corsair’s hallmark features: sleek design, ultra-precision components, and sturdy construction that guarantee long-lasting performance.

Technical specifications for the new Corsair Gaming keyboards read like a ‘who’s who’ of must-have components and features for any manufacturer looking to put up a challenge to the undoubted intentions made by Corsair with this new collection.

  • 100% German-made Cherry MX RGB mechanical Red, Blue, or Brown key switches (K65 RGB available with Red key switches)
  • 16.8 million multicolour per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited customization
  • Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) enables users to create and customize their own lighting patterns, animations, and macros
  • Aircraft-grade black anodized brushed aluminum for superior rigidity
  • 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover on USB
  • Onboard memory stores performance and lighting settings
  • Two-year warranty
  • K95 RGB £160/1795 SEK MSRP
  • K70 RGB £140/1595 SEK MSRP
  • K65 RGB (available across Europe in the coming months)

Powerful Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) software enables the creation of unlimited lighting effects and macros, from solid colours that can highlight key groupings, to smooth gradients, dramatic waves and captivating ripple patterns. These customization options let gamers match their PC system lighting, find gaming keys faster, and provide critical visual feedback for executing in-game objectives. 

Corsair Gaming understands that gamers demand choice when it comes to their hardware, so the K95, K70, and K65 RGBs cater to your every need – including size. All three support complete macro programmability on any key, with the K95 RGB offering an additional array of 18 dedicated macro keys and dedicated media-keys. In contrast, the compact 10-keyless K65 RGB removes the number pad and media keys for a desk-space-saving design, while the K70 RGB offers the standard keyboard layout and media keys that have already made its predecessor the choice for serious gamers.

Stay with GmP as we bring you the full run down of all of the items in Corsair Gaming’s explosive new assault on the videogames market

12 Days of Merry Mad Catz Christmas!

12 Days of Merry Mad Catz Christmas Celebrating the Festive Season in style this year has never been easier as we get together with the World’s leading third-party peripheral, and hardware, manufacturer Mad Catz to bring our readers the staff top picks of ‘Must Have’ gaming goodies in our ’12 Days of Merry Mad Catz Christmas’.

First up on our lengthy list of lovelies from the industry’s number one choice has to be the sleek stylings of the second to none Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit Controller for the Xbox360.

With the world’s gamers being force-fed a daily diet of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from headline hungry editors, it’s great to know, then, that at least one ,manufacturer has paid attention to the fact that both Microsoft and Sony are still promoting and developing for their 7th Generation consoles, not to mention a whole host of talented types from the game design world.

With that in mind Mad Catz have assured gamers that production of their cutting-edge peripheral, the MLG Pro Circuit Controller, will still be in full production and available for purchase for some time to come. This is great news for all those millions of Xbox360 owners looking to gain a competitive advantage over the millions of players on Xbox Live, and Xbox One thanks to the cross-platform compatibility of Microsoft’s flawless network.

Mad Catz                   GmP Gaming    image MLG Pro Circuit Controller   2The MLG Pro Circuit Controller is just a class act in comparison to its competition when it comes to comfort, reliability, build quality and performance, and though it doesn’t exactly come cheap, with prices coming in at around £100, it does have to be said that when it comes to third-party controllers the industry has a somewhat chequered past thanks to awful builds and shoddy workmanship that has left gamers staring incredulously at the screen as they frantically battle with less than sensitive buttons and triggers, and thumbsticks that have larger ‘dead zones’ than Raccoon City after a full on zombie outbreak.

When it comes to controllers, and in particular third-party peripherals, it has to be said that you entirely get what you pay for. And when you pay £100 for a Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit Controller what you get is a fully customizable, weight adjustable, hyper sensitive marvel that will have your online rivals drooling with envy and gnashing their teeth in frustration.

Built from only the highest quality dura-plastics for ergonomic comfort, and yet still strong enough to survive even the most explosive of rage quit tantrums, the MLG Pro Circuit Controller has fully customizable D-Pad’s, for those players looking for extra speed in the turns and combo selectors during a match of Super Streetfighter 4 or Tekken, as well as interchangeable face plates and thumbsticks. But the customization options don’t end there.

The MLG Pro Circuit Controller also has a superb addition into what would ordinarily be the battery housing, as this thickly corded wired controller has no need for the wi-fi batteries, so instead opts for an excellent ‘balance management system’ with two heavy-duty weights that can be removed singly or completely to grant the player the ability to have the controller become lighter or heavier depending solely on the customers preference.

Make no mistake, after lengthy bouts of multiplayer madness this is no gimmick or glitter from Mad Catz. This is a genuine asset to your set up, especially after a long time at the console and those infamous hand cramps associated with lesser quality controllers starting to creep in.

Mad Catz                   GmP Gaming    image MLG Pro Circuit Controller   3As we mentioned earlier the MLG Pro Circuit Controller is connected to the Xbox360 via a heavy-duty braided cord for added safety and less chance of nicks, tears and excessive use causing breakages over time. There is also a particularly masterful  controller connector that see’s the cord being screwed into place at the front of the controller, although the console connection is still the more familiar USB 2.0.

All presented in a wonderful carry case and box, complete with extra cables for voice chat on both the Xbox360 controller as well s the Mad Catz branded fightsticks, the MLG Pro Circuit Controller is head and shoulders above anything else currently on the market.

Performance is smooth as silk with not one single solitary instance of reported lag, dead zoning or button command ‘misses’, and if anything the extra sensitivity afforded by the marvellously designed triggers and bumpers actually proved to be even more responsive than Microsoft’s own controllers. No small claim in its own right.

So, if it is still some time before you will be dipping a tentative toe into the pool of welcoming warm water that is the 8th Generation, and the Xbox360 still holds enough sway for you to be happy with your current console, then all we can say is that if you are looking for an additional controller, or perhaps even one to replace your current favourite, then the Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit Controller just has to be the perfect peripheral for you this Festive Season.

Rating System Editors Choice BallTo place your order for the Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit Controller then click this link to be whisked across to the official Mad Catz sales pages and treat yourself, or a loved on, ( even if that loved one is the man in the mirror ), to the finest quality controller on the market. The MLG Pro Circuit Controller gets the GamesMediaPro Editors Choice Ball for 2013’s Best Controller.

 

December 6th, 2013. Mark the date for the last secure day of Festive Gaming Fun in time for Xmas

Christmas Post                   GmP Gaming    image 1Looking to take your gaming skills online with your brand new Xbox One or Playstation 4 this Christmas period?  Want to take your videogaming guilty pleasures to new heights with any one of the list of lovelies from custom controller manufacturer Scuf Gaming? Then make sure you have booked you wired or wireless beauty well in time for the last guaranteed postal date before this years annual shut down of the Royal Mail and other assorted indie postal services.  

If you are one of the growing legion of gamers making the switch from standard controls across to the customized class of a Scuf Gaming ‘trolla’, then make sure that you take note of the last guaranteed posting date, of December 6th, which ensures a stress-free time for gamers and parents alike.

Question:

What’s worse than missing out on being one of the lucky lot who managed to secure their ‘must have’ title in time for some Yuletide mayhem in the online arena, only to discover that your prized Scuf Gaming Wired Pro controller will not be ready for delivery until January of 2014?

Answer:

                                  ” NOTHING! “

Believe us when we tell you that there is nothing like that sinking feeling growing in the pit of your stomach after you have just purchased your new Xbox One with the Day One Edition and Hardened Version of Call of Duty: Ghosts. In preparation you have your snacks and drinks all set up within perfect reach of your stereo sound, leather backed X-Rocker gaming chair. The cat is sleeping in his basket, the dog snuggled in front of the fire, and the rest of the family have all received and understood their clear ‘Do Not Disturb’ instructions as you settle in for some Christmas Day Team Deathmatch mayhem in a prolonged bout of multiplayer action.

It’s all going according to plan perfectly….until you reach down for your controller and that look of unreserved terror creeps across your face as you realise that the one thing that separates you from all the other players on your favourite  videogame, your beloved Scuf Gaming controller, is…‘not there!’

Sweat breaks out across your furrowed brow, your hands start to shake as you stretch your quivering digits out to touch the unfamiliar plastic feel of the ‘standard’ controller.  Your ‘edge’, your ‘ace up your sleeve’ and your ‘rabbit in your hat’ is missing.  What the Hell?  What went wrong?

Well, in all that Yuletide build up and Festive Season frivolity the one date that came and went unnoticed by you in your busy schedule was one of the most important of the entire Christmas period: The Last Day of Posting For Christmas Day delivery

So, if you want to avoid the kind of exaggerated heart-break and outright self-loathing that we have listed above then make sure that you take notice of the date:

                       DECEMBER 6th, 2013

Christmas Post                   GmP Gaming    image 2This is the very last day that you can make a purchase from Scuf Gaming, and many other gaming manufacturers, and be assured that your product will arrive in time for you to bask in all your multiplaying majestic magnificence on Christmas Day.

Don’t make a note and forget, and then spend the next week whining to customer services that you ‘meant’ to phone them on the 10th but you were at work or ‘just too busy’. It won’t wash! Get a pen, a pencil, a crayon or even a jumbo marker and write a huge note for yourself and stick it to the fridge with those cute little magnets that your better half bought at Ikea last year, and then everything will be hunky-dory!

Remember!  December 10th!  This is the LAST day for guaranteed delivery BEFORE Christmas.

Okay, now that is settled and we have etched the message into your psyche, its time to select which one of the gorgeous collection of customized controllers you are going to buy? So quickly click THIS LINK to be whisked off to the official Scuf Gaming website and treat yourself to one, or maybe even two, of the best ‘trollas’ this side of the MLG pro-gaming circuit.

Don’t forget, make it a Merry Christmas, make sure you have all your presents bought and ready by December 6th.

 

Get Your Geek on with Insert Coin

Insert Coin                GmP Gaming     image    Power Up  1Stylish designer clothing for gamers, inspired by the world of videogames.

Insert Coin is the leading name when it comes to creating fashionable and high quality video game inspired clothing.  Designs that imaginatively allow you to represent the games you know and love but in a chic and subtle way that lets fellow geeks and gamers know what you like and that you have extremely great taste.

 

Established in 2010, Insert Coin have quickly grown and proved themselves as the number one for video game clothing, setting themselves apart from the rest by securing official licensing deals with well known games publishers including Ubisoft, SEGA and Capcom.  Insert Coin are passionate about what they create and everything is made from scratch, enabling them to make sleeker, cooler and wholly unique products. Their commitment goes right through to their customer service, which is always there whenever you need it.  Order processing is fast, efficient and effective; making sure you can enjoy your new orders with the minimum fuss.

 

“Nothing is ‘off the peg’, when gaming fans order an official Insert Coin product they’re getting our commitment to innovation and quality too.  We hope they enjoy choosing and wearing  Insert Coin gear as much as we do making them.” Says creative director Jon Rhodes.

 

Clothing Brand Hyper Mega Master ready to level up the gaming world

Hyper Mega Master Clothing Brand      GmP Gaming   image 2Much like their mascot, the playful Gama, Hyper Mega Master is ready to “go turbo”. With the launch of their video game inspired apparel, this fashion-forward business is ready to “level up” and take gaming style to next level.

The newly launched clothing company sells luxury brand tailored t-shirts with game logos and characters featured fashionably upon them. Their shirts are very clever and reflect the quirky heart and soul that lies within every avid gamer. The company’s creators were inspired to start a business that would build on their love of all things related to their favourite games and consoles, and their shirts truly reflect the culture of modern-day and old-school gamers.

“I’ve been wearing clothing related to my favourite video games for years,” explained Sheridan Wynter, Creative Director of the Hyper Mega Master clothing brand. “My friends and I were massive game addicts growing up, and we could often be found hanging out in our favourite Mario and Sonic t-shirts; however, we were disappointed with the quality of some of the clothing which was licensed purely to make massive profits.”

Most gamers defy the stereotype of being a socially awkward teenager playing video games in their parent’s basement. Gamers come from all walks of life. They are mums and dads, business executives and medical professionals, and even trend-setters and movie stars. They can often be found still in possession of their first NES and Master System console, and they fondly recall cult classics like Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Legend of Zelda.

Sheridan commented, “I wanted to create a clothing brand that was well made and not just a licensed concept haphazardly thrown onto a standard t-shirt with no love or creativity. I also wanted to create a brand that was open to all as it’s often believed that gaming is just a geek-thing, where in reality, it’s a multi-billion pound industry that involves gamers both young and old.”

There are many reasons why people love video games. The graphics are amazing and created by some of the most brilliant and creative minds in the world. They are fun to play and provoke the imagination. Mostly though, games give people the perfect excuse to get together, socialise and just have fun.

To purchase the T-Shirt shown, or any of the other top quality Tee’s on offer from the Hyper Mega Master website, then click this link or the image to be magically whisked across to their official website.