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PDP’s Universal PS4 Media Remote Revealed, Releasing this Fall

PDP Remote

PDP has announced their Universal Media Remote for the PlayStation 4 console. For $30, you will be able to control up to 4 devices including media playback on your PS4. The remote is officially licensed by Sony and features dedicated PS4 Home and Power buttons. Upon closer inspection, you can see other PS4 specific buttons, including the Share and Options buttons.

Official Product Details:

  • Officially licensed by Sony
  • Complete control of all PS4 media playback via Bluetooth
  • Easily control up to 4 devices
  • Dedicated buttons for PS4 Home and Power

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The PDP Universal Media Remote for PS4 will release on October 31, 2015. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.

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E3 2015: PDP Announces Project Delphi, a Wearable HUD for Current Consoles

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The folks over at Performance Design Products has announced their wearable augmented reality (AR) device, Project Delphi. Described as “Google Glass for gamers”, Project Delphi is designed to run smartphone companion apps such as Smart Glass, offering a hands free second screen experience for console gamers. PDP wants gamers to stay focused on playing while Delphi projects a “24” virtual secondary screen into their peripheral vision for information snacking.”

“You can think of Delphi as Google Glass for gamers, without the forward facing camera,” said Tom Roberts, CTO of Performance Designed Products. “It’s simple and flexible, yet powerful, in its hardware approach. Delphi displays whatever content users choose, from the companion apps to YouTube gameplay tutorial videos – all with an HDMI input. It allows a dual-monitor set up, except that monitor is a wearable.”

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Project Delphi

Project Delphi will simulate 24” screen (at 4’ distance) with a 20 degree field of view, thanks to its optical engine. Its Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) display is a WVGA (800×480) resolution, allowing widescreen imaging and brightness control of up to 5000nits (~450 lumens)

“PDP is committed to investing in Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies. We are excited and optimistic about the future, not only as it relates to the Video Game space, but other industries as well,” said PDP CEO Chris Richards.

Those attending this year’s E3 can check out Project Delphi in its prototype stage over at PDP’s booth in West Hall #4512. Release date and pricing will be announced at a later time. Stay tuned.

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PDP Afterglow Prismatic Wired Xbox One Controller Revealed

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Performance Design Products (PDP) have announced the newest controller in their Afterglow lineup. The Afterglow Prismatic Wired for the Xbox One is officially licensed by Microsoft and features built-in ALPS analog sticks and PDP’s custom-engineered SmartTrack™ technology. PDP aims to provide “superior performance and accuracy” with their new controller.

The latest from PDP boasts a variety of interesting features including audio controls, a 3.5mm headset jack and more:

  • New dimmable Prismatic LED lighting available through full color range LEDs, gamers can set their favorite color, cycle through the rainbow, or turn off the lights completely.
  • The controller’s clear polycarbonate housing, which reveals the controller’s inner circuitry, and enjoy the Red Action-Pulse lighting for enhancement of in-game rumble events.
  • The Dual Multi-Function wheels on the back of the controller allow gamers to customize up to 6 different actions, so you can keep your thumbs on the analog sticks while engaged in the action.
  • 3.5mm headset jack will support game and chat audio.
  • Onboard audio controls add a hassle-free way to access and adjust audio levels without interrupting gameplay.

It also comes in three colors.

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The Afterglow Prismatic Wired Xbox One Controller will release in October 2015 for $49.99. You can pre-order it from major retailers.

Keep at eye for more PDP announcements from this year’s E3.

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PDP Mortal Kombat X PS3/PS4 Wired Fightpad Review

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The first thing you’ll notice upon picking up PDP’s Mortal Kombat X fight pad, is how light and comfortable it is. The Dualshock 3 and 4 feel sort of heavy by comparison, and normally I consider those controllers to be on the light side as well. It features an ergonomic grip, which provides better handling of the controller. Instead of following the DS4 and 3’s traditional button layout, the fight pad has an arcade style 6 button layout, with the L1 and R1 buttons in front, and a more traditional d-pad.

The share and option buttons are brilliantly placed at the top of the controller between the L2 and R2 buttons, keeping them out of the way to avoid accidental pausing, or going into the share menu when in an online match. Despite the controller’s small size, accidentally hitting the wrong buttons when playing never becomes a reality, thanks to their placement and the fact that they are bigger than those on the dualshocks. The face buttons are all micro-switches, providing the player with tactile and audio feedback with each press. Thankfully the clicks are not obnoxiously loud, unlike the many arcade sticks out there.

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Sleek looking too.

Having spent ample time using this product with both Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mortal Kombat X, I can gladly tell you that it works almost flawlessly. Executing combos is easier with the MKX fight pad compared to the PS4 and PS3 controllers, thanks to its more precise directional pad and super responsive buttons. I definitely feel like a better player using the pad, compared to the Dualshock 4. The arcade style button layout allows for better performance. With the throw and interact buttons, now placed next to the ones for punching and kicking, kombat just flows better. There were moments though, where my character would not perform a specific special attack, despite my hitting the correct command. Fortunately they have been very rare occurrences and do not warrant any major concern.

There haven’t been any instances of input lag and the fact that it is wired, means you won’t have to worry about the minuscule lag accompanied with wireless controllers when playing online. You also do not have to worry about batteries dying on you, during long play sessions. For those of you who prefer to play in ‘claw style’ (Claw grip), you’ll be happy to know that the fight pad’s layout supports it.

 

The MKX fight pad is backwards compatible with the PlayStation 3, so anyone who wants the game for it can still purchase this controller. One flick of the switch at the bottom and you are good to go. Simple and easy. PDP did good by allowing this; saves those who eventually upgrade to the PS4 version from having to buy a brand new fight pad.

While this is an impressive product, it isn’t without its problems. PS4 owners who want to play online and trash talk while doing so, will require a wireless headset. Sadly there isn’t a port for wired models, meaning you’ll have to play multiplayer without the ability to communicate. By comparison, Madcatz’ Street Fighter IV fight pads were compatible with wired headsets, but they were also bulkier so headset compatibility may have been sacrificed in order to attain its current size and weight.

Another issue involves the exclusion of the DS4’s touch pad. Though the touch pad serves no purpose during MKX’s gameplay, the option to go fullscreen when playing/spectating in certain online game modes is assigned to it, meaning you’ll have to play like this:

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 This is how you’ll have to play or view certain matches.

The severity of this issue depends on the player, their preference and the size of their monitors. Personally it doesn’t bother me at all, but it is something worth noting. Especially if you game on a smaller sized screen.

Final Verdict: If you are looking to step your game up in Mortal Kombat X or even Injustice, then pick this bad boy up. Unless you would find yourself insanely bothered by its very short list of flaws, I have a hard time not recommending this to you. The Mortal Kombat X fight pad delivers comfort and damn near perfect precision. Priced at $50, it is a really great alternate to the more expensive and heavier arcade sticks.

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Overall Score: 9.0/10

RGN Rating: Gold Product

Manufacturer: PDP | Performance Design Products

Available: Now

Also available for: Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Price: $49.99

Review Product info: This fightpad was provided to RealGamerNewz by the manufacturer for the purpose of this review.

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Mortal Kombat X Official Wired Fight Pad Pre-Order Now Available

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The Mortal Kombat X Official Wired Fight Pad is now available for pre-order from PDP Gaming, a leader in the industry of video game hardware accessories. There are two versions, one works on the PlayStation 4 and PS3 while the other is designed for the Xbox One and 360.

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You can head over to Gamestop to pre-order for $49.99. The fight pads will release on April 1, 2015, a few weeks before the game’s April 14th release.

Mortal Kombat X (PS3/PS4) Fight Pad 

Mortal Kombat X (360/Xbox One) Fight Pad

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PDP Afterglow Kral Wireless PS4 Headset Review

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The Afterglow Kral Wireless Headset for PS4, is the latest in gaming accessories from company, PDP. With countless gaming headsets out on the market, does the Kral deliver, or does it fail to set itself apart from the crowd?

The Kral’s has an appealing look and comfortable design. Its plush, polyurethane ear pads, fit wonderfully and feel really nice. Thankfully the headband features the same soft material underneath it, to keep from cutting into the top of your head. For those with bigger/wider heads than mine, it can be adjusted to accommodate for your size. The headset features transparent lenses on the outside of the ear pads, which allows you to see the circuit boards within. Its not a game changer but if you care for something like that, then it is pretty cool to see the inner workings of your device. Another cool feature is the bright blue LED light, that not only looks great but also acts as an indicator for the headset’s different statuses or modes.

All interactions with the Kral will be done on the left ear pad, thanks to the wise decision to place each button and port in one area. Don’t worry, they are properly spaced from one another, so you won’t end up accidentally hitting the mute button when you really want to change the volume. One minor gripe I have, is with its retractable microphone. While it is flexible, works amazingly for voice chat and is easy to take out when ready for use, putting it back in takes a little more effort than it should. Like I said, it is only a minor gripe and doesn’t hurt the overall experience with the headset. Ultimately, it is still a brilliantly designed product.

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Setting up on the PS4 is a breeze. Just plug in the wireless transmitter to one of the PS4’s USB ports, turn on the headset and you are good to go. No need to go through the trouble of syncing the transmitter with the Kral, as they’ve saved you trouble packaging them already synced. If you do happen to come across any issues, then the detailed instruction manual will be of great help. Having used wired devices in the past, it is refreshing to go wireless this time around. No need to worry about tangled cords getting in the way and you have more freedom to move around. Speaking of moving around, the wireless transmitter’s range is an incredible 100 feet, meaning you can keep the headset on as you run to downstairs to answer the door, or whatever else you need to do. You’ll be pleased to know that I have yet to encounter any interference, while being far away.

All of the aforementioned wouldn’t matter, if the headset’s audio quality wasn’t up to par. PDP set out to deliver a product that allowed gamers, to hear the games as the developers intended and boy did they deliver. On top of providing crystal clear audio, for the sounds you normally hear, you’ll also notice every little nuance that would have otherwise been missed. From the soft footsteps of your gaming protagonist to the plane flying off in the distance and more. It really adds to the experience, making any game — with a great sound design, more enjoyable than before. Action games feel more action packed, and horror games are, well… more horrifying. I mean seriously, it feels like that creepy voice in the dark is actually behind you, breathing in your ear, taunting you. It’s unnerving and I love it. The headset also does a great job of balancing out the in-game audio with the audio of your fellow players when using game chat. If you don’t find it balanced enough, you can always adjust the settings to find the perfect set up for you.

The Kral features a second audio mode for those of you, like myself, who love a lot of bass in their life. The Bass Boost mode does exactly what the name implies, its amplifies the low end frequency, giving that extra kick to any scenario. Explosions have much more of an impact than ever before. Scoring a head shot in Sniper Elite III, literally made my jaw drop due to how powerful it felt. It is also a great for listening to music with a lot of bass and movies with action heavy scenes and particular scores. Opinions will differ but personally, this is by far my favorite way to utilize the headset and I don’t even bother using the excellent default mode. It is amazing how PDP managed to keep the enhanced bass frequency from compromising the clean audio. If you want more depth to your audio experience, then this is the mode and headset for you.

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I’m all about that Bass, bout that Bass!

While this is marketed as PlayStation 4 headset, this bad boy is also compatible with PC and mobile devices. Setting up via the USB transmitter on my laptop, was just as easy as on my PS4. The process wasn’t instant, but it only took around two minutes, so it wasn’t an issue. For a quicker set up, you can connect the headset with the included 3.5 mm audio cable but I would only recommend doing so, if you are unfortunate enough to lose your transmitter. The audio quality is still great, but you won’t be able to use the Bass Boost mode while wired, not to mention you lose the advantage of going wireless. Still it is great to have the option. You can also go wired with your smartphone and listen to music, watch videos, game, whatever your vice, with the same crystal clear quality. The microphone still works as well, so if you want to have a phone conversation of any kind, you can.

The battery life is absolutely impressive, it really does last up to 10 hours as it claims on the box, if not a little longer. Playing games, watching videos, listening to music and chatting on Skype over the course of two days before finally hearing the little audio beep that signals it is time to charge, surprised the hell out of me. The battery itself is rechargeable via the 6-foot play and charge cable. As the name suggest users will be able to charge the headset while you game, listen to music and so forth, so you do’t have to worry about any interruptions.

Final Verdict:

The Afterglow Kral is a beast of a headset, comfortable, featuring a great design and outstanding audio. It greatly benefits from being a wireless device but PDP were kind enough to include the option to go wired as well. The fact that it works for multiple devices and is easy to set up is an added plus. I can’t praise the Bass Boost audio mode enough. Though it is priced a bit high ($100), it is very much worth it and any PS4PC owner looking to pick up a headset should definitely purchase it. It is the best gaming headset I’ve had the pleasure of using.

Overall Score: 10/10

RGN Rating: Diamond

Manufacturer: PDP

Available: Now

Price: $99.99

Review Product info: This headset was provided to RealGamerNewz by the manufacturer for the purpose of this review. 

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