New Gadgets: Nyko Zoom (Kinect), Charge Place (PS3) & More

Story by: CritiKiL

Not much has been said about what Nyko Technologies has been manufacturing, but some of the new products for both the XBox 360 and PS3 are pretty phenomenal! Briefly I’m going to tell you about a few of their new products, then you can watch their recording of it from their Ustream Channel earlier this month. That video, is posted for you to see at the bottom…

Nyko ‘Zoom’ ~ For the XBox Kinect System:

This product is mainly just a ‘Play Range Reduction Lens for Kinect™ which NOW allows players to decrease the space needed to play their favorite Kinect games. The ‘Zoom’ (as it is called),  reduces the play range required to enjoy Kinect software by up to 40%, allowing you to play closer to your TV. The Zoom’s wide angle lens also enables two people to play in an area that was normally only suitable for a single player, making it perfect for those who live in small apartments or dorm rooms. The specially designed optical lenses fit over the Kinect sensor and clip into place, making set up a breeze with nothing to plug in. No additional software or calibration is required, and it blends seamlessly with the look and feel of the Kinect unit itself. So basically, the Zoom opens up a whole new world of Kinect play for those who previously lacked the space required to fully enjoy it. It has a suggested retail price of $29.99 (coming soon!)

Nyko ‘Charge Base 2’ ~ For the PS3 Controllers:

This product is a ‘Dual Port Charging Dock for SIXAXIS / DualShock 3 controllers’. What I found to be really cool about ‘this’, is how they’ve found a way to not damage the existing contact points by having you mount on a  ‘clip-on’ attachment to the controller itself which allows you to just drop the controller onto the base, no longer having to worry about connector cables or switch out battery packs and etc. With this product it’s simple: you just drop it and charge it! Sells for only $29.99.

Nyko ‘Gameboost’ ~ For the 3DS System:

This product is an ‘Emergency Power attachment for 3DS’, which allows you to quickly and conveniently add 1 – 2 hours of additional play time! The ‘Game Boost’ is the perfect attachment for when you need that extra bit of juice at your most crucial of gaming moments whether it’s the last lap of a big race, the final boss, or the championship game. This unit attaches to the back of the 3DS system to work in tandem with the stock battery and recharges through the 3DS power adaptor that comes with your system. When attached, all buttons, sliders and other operations are fully accessible, and it’s thin enough to not hamper your grip or comfort. Retails for only $12.99.

That’s enough for now. Don’t forget to watch the Ustream video below! Comment also if you’d like 😉


Nyko Website:

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Video Games and Alcohol? There’s a ‘Mix’ for That!

Video games and alcohol go together like Men and Women, Water and Boats, Console and Controller (I could go on and on, but you get the point ~ lol!). But Gaming and Booze?  ~ That’s what the new hype is about according to one blog. If any of you have heard of  ‘The Drunken Moogle’ founded in 2009 by college student Mitch Hutts, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.

‘The Drunken Moogle’, is full of anything that has to do with alcohol and video games. This Blog contains articles from drunken gaming rampages, to Halo shot glasses to recipes for the coolest gaming related drinks. If you can think of a combination…’The Drunken Moogle’ probably either has it or will let you post your recipe for it.

Their latest drink concoction is the Nukem, or Duke Nukem Forever Cocktail. So guess what? I tried it last night with a mixture of Black Ops Escalation DLC, and it was a heck of a morning getting up but last night was one of the best nights I’ve had in a long time! So if you’re planning on playing and drinking a Nukem, I suggest that you call in to your job the night before.

The recipe is below for those who might also want to try it, and remember to ‘Drink and Game Wisely’ 😉



Nukem (Duke Nukem Forever Cocktail)


  1. 1 glass Mello Yellow
  2. 1 shot vodka
  3. 1 splash spiced rum
  4. 1 splash moonshine (or any other high proof liquor)

Directions: Mix the first three ingredients and pour into a glass.  Float your moonshine on top (we used moonshine because it’s the closest thing to, you know, nuclear waste or gasoline.  You can buy “moonshine” from most liquor stores, but any high proof alcohol will do).  Nuke that ‘splody barrel and ignite the moonshine.  Enjoy the flames, then extinguish and serve.

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Ghost Recon: FS – Nigeria Walkthrough

I’m aware that a few members of the community are not favorites of the GR series. Yet with their careful planning and redesigning of their upcoming latest GF: FS edition, we cannot ignore how well they are incorporating the Newest and Latest Technology of Warfare…into their gaming.

For a long time now, we have been stuck with only a couple of trailer videos. But now they’ve given us a ‘walkthrough’ video of the game: GR: FS – Nigeria Walkthrough.

I’m sure that by the time the game actually comes out people will have changed their minds about the game, especially with how they’ve incorporated the XBox 360’s ‘Kenect’  to work with their game. Watch the video, and let us know what you think? And of course, all replies to this article are welcomed:


Name: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
Release date: TBA
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS
Publisher(s): Ubisoft
Developer(s): Ubisoft Paris

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Nintendo Finishes 2009 With Multiple Sales Records

Wii Has the Best Month in Video Game History, Nintendo DS Has the Best Calendar Year of All Time

A holiday shopping frenzy helped both of Nintendo’s video game systems make history: Nintendo’s Wii™ home system sold more than 3.8 million units in December, a new all-time single-month U.S. sales record. The Nintendo DS™ Lite and Nintendo DSi™ hand-held systems combined to sell more than 3.3 million, the second biggest month in U.S. history.

Those strong December numbers helped propel the Nintendo DS franchise to more than 11.2 million sold in 2009, a new U.S. calendar-year sales record for any video game system – ever. The Wii console finished 2009 with 9.6 Continue reading “Nintendo Finishes 2009 With Multiple Sales Records”

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