Razer Acquires Ouya's Software Assets

Confirmed earlier today, Razer announced that it acquired Ouya's software assets for an undisclosed amount of money in mid-June. The company has no interest in Ouya's hardware and instead plans to make the most out of the platform's available Android TV games and have Ouya users migrate to using the Forge TV micro-console.

Razer Cortex: The Gamer's Multi-Tool

Odds are, you have Steam installed.

If not, you might have at least one of another handful: Origin, Uplay, Desura, Battle.net (Blizzard), Glyph (Trion Worlds), or Capsule (GMG). In an era where 92% of PC game sales are digital, it’s increasingly important for companies to get involved in digital distribution and game management.

Looking to jump into the ring is Razer with its new platform, Cortex.

Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade Founder's Packs!

"The game is $40. We're not selling at $39.99,
that's a cheesy marketing mechanic."

Those are the exact words of Miguel Caron, Studio Head at Behaviour Interactive. We met with him last Friday, and he passionately explained the Founder's Packs for Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade. The Behaviour motto "Be true. Be fair. Be transparent." was never more evident. This is clearly a company with nothing to hide, and loves what they're doing.

Today, they've launched their official site and the details of their Founder's Packs!

Note: We just ran a very short Founder's Pack giveaway! See the winners!

Hardware Review: The Razer Tartarus


I’ve never been one for gaming keypads; let me make that admission at the outset.

I didn’t understand the point of a keypad, always viewing the peripheral as both overly serious and somewhat silly at the same time—a mixture of tweed jacket and Power Glove.

With the release of the Razer Tartarus, and my research for this review, I would finally get to discover the appeal of such a device.

Razer's New Naga


In a move sure to generate exclamations of "Oooh!" and "Ahhh" among gamers, Razer has revealed its redesign of the wildly popular Naga.

The new version of the MMO gaming mouse sees a number of alterations that should improve fans' playing experience.

Review: Razer Naga Hex

I’ve been itching to try out the Razer Naga Hex for some time. With six mechanical buttons on the side, Razer claimed it was ideally suited for MOBAs and Action RPGs. But I had a sneaking suspicion it would also be fantastic in more recent MMOs such as Guild Wars 2, where the game’s limited action set would lend itself to the reduced number of buttons.

I shouldn’t be surprised, but the Naga Hex worked flawlessly with every game I threw at it. MOBAs, limited-action MMOs, shooters and RPGs were all ably assisted by those larger, more responsive and more tactile buttons. Available in Razer Green, Wraith Red (reviewed), and now a League of Legends Collector’s Edition, there’s a version to suit most desktops.

Review: Razer Naga (2012 Edition)

I remember when the Razer Naga first came out. After playing World of Warcraft for several years, it felt like someone had actually built the mouse that I wanted. Finally, all of those spells and abilities would be under my full control. My days of being an icon clicker were finally over.

Since then, the Naga Molten has been my constant companion. We’ve fought through countless battles together on a dozen different worlds. With Razer updating the Naga by introducing a 2012 edition, I was eager to find out what boons this newcomer would bring. While the newer model does have a number of subtle differences, there are significant similarities with the older versions.

Review: Razer Taipan

The Razer Taipan is an unusual mouse for ZAM to review. It’s not specifically designed for MMOs; the precision sensors and solid grip make it more suitable for first person shooters. But if you’re a left-handed gamer that’s been left out in the cold, or the mass of macro buttons on the Naga don’t appeal, the Taipan is one weapon you’ll want to wield.

Review: Razer Anansi

It terrifies me how much time I spend pushing buttons. Whether it’s slaying undead in Guild Wars 2 or butchering grammar in Microsoft Word, my hands are usually hammering keys of one sort or another.

This makes finding the right keyboard a struggle. I want a keyboard that’s packed with enough features to cope with my gaming demands, yet comfortable enough to use for hours at a time. With dedicated macro keys and a gentle typing profile, Razer’s Anansi keyboard offers the best of both worlds.

Gamescom: Razer Deathstalker Ultimate

When was the last time you really looked at your keyboard? Sure, you might glare at it angrily when you fail to stab that crucial hotkey or mess up an infuriating jumping puzzle. But most of the time it remains largely ignored, an invisible slab of plastic protrusions that act as an interface into our virtual worlds.

In order to make our keyboards more useful, there’s been a growing trend to attach small displays, providing anything from health and mana in MMOs, to a running count of the number of unopened emails residing in our inboxes. These tiny LCD screens can be a real boon to those of us without a second monitor perched on their desk.

Entering this arena of beefed up button boxes is the Deathstalker Ultimate. Representing the top of Razer’s range of keyboards, this sleek, low-profile keyboard sports a whopping 4” LCD display, which also doubles up as a digital trackpad. Using the Switchblade technology unveiled at CES last year, there are ten LED keys supplementing this micro-monitor, each of which has a tiny screen sitting beneath it. Your fireball key can finally have a picture of a fireball underneath it.