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By Jessica Brown On 11 Jan, 2018 At 10:13 AM | Categorized As ROG News, ROG Tech | With 0 Comments

No GravatarGood news for all you retrogamers out there: CES isn’t always about making bold strides into the future.

Hyperkin has just unveiled what it’s tentatively calling the “Ultra Game Boy” and is it ever a treat for those who are really into the classics. This new piece of hardware won’t come with any built-in titles (it is a third-party item, after all), but it will feature the ability to play all of your favorites on a brand-new device, sparing your old Game Boy from additional wear and tear. The device features an aluminum body, a built-in battery that can go for up to six hours, a USB-C charge port, stereo speakers, and left and right audio output ports. And if that isn’t enough to win you over, the Ultra Game Boy features a backlit screen, no longer requiring you to sit under a lamp or buy one of those clunky light attachments for gaming in the dark. The system will feature the traditional volume and contrast wheels, but it will also feature a new third wheel that can adjust the color of the backlight all the way through the RGB spectrum.

Of course, you’ll have to bring your own cartridges to the experience, but the Ultra Game Boy will breathe some new life into these classics. While it’s possible that the device will also be able to play Game Boy Color games, we’ll have to wait for more details about that.

The Ultra Game Boy is set to release sometime in the late summer of this year and should be just under $100. Stay tuned for more details as they become available!

By Jessica Brown On 10 Jan, 2018 At 07:19 AM | Categorized As ROG News, ROG Tech | With 0 Comments

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Ozobot, the makers of award-winning coding robots, announced that a major update is coming that will reward Evo users:

Effective immediately, Ozobot is rolling out a leveling system that tracks users’ progress and rewards them even when using Evo without a tablet or smartphone. [This update] enables the company to reward Evo users for all the innovative ways they play, create, and share using the robot.

The update will be available to demo at the company’s booth this week at CES in Las Vegas. Here’s what users can expect from this:

  • New Level System: “Users can now get rewarded for and level up from their activities with Evo, from playing with Evo’s Tricks, to choreographing music and lights, to coding. As users level up, they earn coins which they can spend on things like upgraded avatars.”
  • Upgraded Avatars
  • OzoBlockly Update: “The app’s OzoBlockly section now features six sample programs that have been coded to highlight what Evo can do.”
  • Unplugged Play: “The new level system connects physical play with digital technology. For example, when kids program Evo with Ozobot’s patented Color Codes, which let them code their robots using nothing more than paper and markers, Evo remembers their activities and automatically rewards them the next time they connect to the app.”
  • New Design, Sound Effects, and Music

For more information, be sure to visit Ozobot’s website (and if you happen to be at CES this year, stop by their booth!).

 

Source: PR Email

By Tiffany Marshall On 9 Jan, 2014 At 06:09 AM | Categorized As ROG Fashion, ROG Tech | With 0 Comments

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James Park, the CEO of Fitbit, has announced at CES 2014 that they will be partnering with Tory Burch for a line of accessories including products like pendants, bracelets, etc.  This in an attempt to expand their market and bring fashion to their line of products.  These products will be coming out in the spring, but pricing has not yet been announced.

Currently, there 5 products with different color variations.

Fitbit Force tracks wireless activity and sleep activity for $129.95.  It comes in black or a dark teal.

Fitbit Force

 

Fitbit Flex tracks wireless activity and sleep activity for $99.95.  It comes in black, dark teal, bright green, and pink.

Fitbit Flex

 

Fitbit Zip tracks wireless activity for $59.95.  It comes in blue, white, bright green, pink, and black.

Fitbit Zip

 

Fitbit One tracks wireless activity and sleep activity for $99.95.  It comes in black or burgundy.

fitbit one

 

Fitbit Aria is a Wi-Fi Smart Scale for $129.95.  It comes in black or white.

Fitbit Aria

 

By Tiffany Marshall On 9 Jan, 2014 At 06:28 AM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Andrew House, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment, announced at CES that Sony sold 4.2 million PS4s in 2013.

According to these numbers, the PS4 is outselling the Xbox One by 1.2 million units.  Regardless of preferences, the sales numbers for Sony and Microsoft are outstanding.

It’s a great time to be a gamer!

Have you bought one of the new consoles? If so, which one? Let us know in the comments!

No GravatarIn something that took everyone by surprise, the company Ocean Media has been under internet fire lately. The main reason for the combined attack from many outlets is because of a VERY poor decision made by an employee Ocean Marketing, the company who was behind the creation of The Avenger game controller. In what seemed like probably the most ridiculous choice made by someone in the work environment, Paul Christoforo decided to verbally attack a customer of Ocean Marketing’s website.

Known now only as Dave, Dave wanted to inquire on the status of his order for 2 Playstation 3 controllers from their website, with hopes of it arriving before or on Christmas day. When he received a few lackluster responses from Paul, who at the time was responding to Dave’s emails to the company, Dave began to explain his displeasure of the treatment he was getting from Ocean Marketing’s service. To which Paul decided to aggressively respond back to Dave with less then stellar treatment from a company employee.

 

 

Having felt insulted and appalled at the response, Dave responded back expressing his anger, demanding he receive the product which he paid for WAY in advanced. Paul had then responded with another aggressive email, almost along the lines of bragging about people he, and/or the company, knew within the game industry, including dropping names like Kotaku, IGN, and PAX. Dave, after recieving the email response, sent over the email chain to Mike Krahulik, the man who runs PAX and the Penny Arcade website. It was at this point the whole situation got as low as it possibly could, to which Paul had continued to go back and forth with Mike on various topics, all leading to Mike posting the craziness on the Penny Arcade website.

 

After the post went live, Ocean Marketing started receiving huge backlash for the remainder of December 27th. Places like Twitter, Youtube, and even the Ocean Marketing website felt the power of many angry people from the internet. It had even gotten to a point to where not only were multiple Twitter accounts were made from the fallout, but at some point, it was made public that Paul Christoforo was let go from Ocean Marketing.

 

The whole situation is crazy in of itself. This is a prime example of what NOT TO DO to your customers in any field that you work in. Sometimes, a little common sense can go a very long way, and save you a very big internet flaming headache.

 

Read the original post from the Penny Arcade Website — http://penny-arcade.com/resources/just-wow1.html