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glaurung
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(08-15-2012, 01:10 PM)
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This little $300 gamer keyboard puppy came out of the blue at GamesCom and now Mad Catz has also released a demo video that can be viewed here.

When zoomed in, you can spot the HL3 logo sitting in the LCD display of the device.



The keyboard itself looks like this.

Ran a search to find if someone has posted this, could not find anything. Lock if old.
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Resilient
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(08-15-2012, 01:11 PM)
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If HL3 really is at Gamescom...my god.
carfo
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(08-15-2012, 01:11 PM)
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not liking that keyboard.
glaurung
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(08-15-2012, 01:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by carfo

not liking that keyboard.

Yeah, same here. Looks too convoluted and insanely overpriced.

The LCD screen seems nifty though.
Enter The 36 Chambers
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(08-15-2012, 01:13 PM)
Detox will come out before HL3
Air Zombie Meat
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(08-15-2012, 01:14 PM)
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Smart of them. Extra advertising from rabid Valve fans.
ekim
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(08-15-2012, 01:16 PM)
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- Source 2 stuff leaked
- TF2 Update
- HL3 in official Gamescom lineup pdf
- HL3 in Keyboard AD
- GTTV Valve special tomorrow

Coincidence?
Jarmel
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(08-15-2012, 01:16 PM)
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HL3 at Gamescom confirmed.
Einchy
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(08-15-2012, 01:18 PM)
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"This keyboard is so futuristic, it almost belongs in a time period where Half-Life 3 is out."
Rebel Leader
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(08-15-2012, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by ekim

- Source 2 stuff leaked
- TF2 Update
- HL3 in official Gamescom lineup pdf
- HL3 in Keyboard AD
- GTTV Valve special tomorrow

Coincidence?

I THINK NOT!

Originally Posted by Einchy

This keyboard is so futuristic, it almost belongs in a time period where Half-Life 3 is out.

But since it has been released.. it's in the present so.. HL3 confirmed
Zaptruder
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(08-15-2012, 01:27 PM)
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Christ that's insane.

But if it has mechanical keys, I might be interested.
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(08-15-2012, 01:28 PM)
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1-D_FTW
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(08-15-2012, 01:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by glaurung

This little $300 gamer keyboard puppy came out of the blue at GamesCom and now Mad Catz has also released a demo video that can be viewed here.



"Lots of trolls in here herpa derpin' about mechanical keyboards.

Let me downvote and rage over a product that's actually innovative because it doesn't use the latest nerd flavor of the week tech.

There are plenty of quality membrane keyboards out there you fruits... You know.. The ones everyone's been using for the past decade... Calm the fuck down."

-rickeyretardo777



Good ol' internet. Some of the rants against people wanting mechanical keys in their keyboard are hilarious. Cause it's not nerds who are gonna spend 300 bucks on a keyboard to begin with. Something tells me they better care about what the nerds want.
Majine
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(08-15-2012, 01:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Einchy

"This keyboard is so futuristic, it almost belongs in a time period where Half-Life 3 is out."

Impossible, everything will be Minority Report by then.
double jump
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(08-15-2012, 02:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Enter The 36 Chambers

Detox will come out before HL3

should have been the first post XD
MarkMclovin
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(08-15-2012, 02:11 PM)
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GAF on suicide watch when HL3 isn't mentioned, at all.
diamount
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(08-15-2012, 02:15 PM)
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Definitely sounds like Valve. They did this in a the Portal 2 mod tools trailer, and they added MTP footage on one of the computer screens.

Viral marketing is ramping up.
HoosTrax
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(08-15-2012, 02:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by 1-D_FTW

Good ol' internet. Some of the rants against people wanting mechanical keys in their keyboard are hilarious. Cause it's not nerds who are gonna spend 300 bucks on a keyboard to begin with. Something tells me they better care about what the nerds want.

I really like the modular design feature, but I could do without the fancy LCD doodads. If I'm gaming, looking down at my keyboard is the last thing I'd be doing. Plus all those extraneous electronics inside might make it more annoying to disassemble and wash.

I'd be willing to pay good money for a mechanical version of this -- the modularity / potential compactness is really appealing. I've been wanting a mechanical version of the n52 or G13 for a while now -- the feel of their keys is really meh if you've ever used a mechanical keyboard (I use the red version of the CM Storm QuickFire).

The guy's arguments are kind of funny regardless. Membrane keyboards were incredibly cheap compared to mechanical keyboards, and back then I don't think there were many, if any, backlit mechanical keyboards. Now we have affordable mechanical keyboards, and you can get backlit ones easily. Plus there's the new Cherry MX red switch model which is almost a dedicated gaming key switch, as far as responsiveness/sensitivity, without the noisiness. So what's his argument as far as why we shouldn't want to see them in this keyboard. Maybe he thinks SSDs are worthless too, because you know, we've been using platter drives just fine for the past decade.
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McBradders
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(08-15-2012, 02:18 PM)
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Markman, what have you done?!
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JaseC
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(08-15-2012, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by diamount

Definitely sounds like Valve. They did this in a the Portal 2 mod tools trailer, and they added MTP footage on one of the computer screens.

Viral marketing is ramping up.

Except this is a video by Mad Catz, not Valve.
diamount
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(08-15-2012, 02:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by JaseC

Except this is a video by Mad Catz, not Valve.

Yep I know but it's getting highly coincidental at this point.
JaseC
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(08-15-2012, 02:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by diamount

Yep I know but it's getting highly coincidental at this point.

Consider also that the Half-Life and Half-Life 2 logos have a transparent background, whereas the Half-Life 3 logo in the video has been done on a black background, and there are plenty of such fakes floating around the 'net.
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(08-15-2012, 02:51 PM)
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holding my breath gaben......HOLDING MY BREATH!!!!!
wrowa
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(08-15-2012, 02:51 PM)
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Who buys keaboards like that? Looks like utter pretentious "pro gamer" shit. Are there really people who fall for this overpriced mess?


Originally Posted by diamount

Yep I know but it's getting highly coincidental at this point.

Not really. Featuring a HL3 logo is just a great and easy way to get people to talk about your keyboard that otherwise would fail to get any attention. :p
Piers
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(08-15-2012, 02:51 PM)
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Hopefully the heroic Doug Lombardi will turn up to say that this has nothing to do with Valve's plans on HL3 and debunk it.
diamount
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(08-15-2012, 02:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by wrowa

Who buys keaboards like that? Looks like utter pretentious "pro gamer" shit. Are there really people who fall for this overpriced mess?




Not really. Featuring a HL3 logo is just a great and easy way to get people to talk about your keyboard that otherwise would fail to get any attention. :p

Why has nobody approached them on this yet?
daviyoung
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(08-15-2012, 02:54 PM)
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Keyboard uses USB 4.0?
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(08-15-2012, 02:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by MarkMclovin

GAF on suicide watch when HL3 isn't mentioned, at all.

GAF is always on suicide watch when it comes to HL3.
CambriaRising
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(08-15-2012, 02:57 PM)
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And I thought I couldn't hate Mad Catz any more than I already do.


I was wrong.
diamount
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(08-15-2012, 03:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by daviyoung

Keyboard uses USB 4.0?

Ah that explains the HL3 then, it's from the future.
Xane
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(08-15-2012, 03:06 PM)
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That'd make a pretty awesome keyboard for programming / general work as well.
Don't see the use for gaming though.
thabiz
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(08-15-2012, 03:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by wrowa

Who buys keaboards like that? Looks like utter pretentious "pro gamer" shit. Are there really people who fall for this overpriced mess?




Not really. Featuring a HL3 logo is just a great and easy way to get people to talk about your keyboard that otherwise would fail to get any attention. :p

Couldnt Valve take legal action? Mad Catz is pretty high profile in the peripheral market. Not saying this is isnt a troll, but it's a pretty big risk, at a high profile event if the game doesnt exist. Just sayin.
1-D_FTW
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(08-15-2012, 03:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xane

That'd make a pretty awesome keyboard for programming / general work as well.
Don't see the use for gaming though.

But if you're going to be spending a ton of time typing, you'd be much more proficient with mechanical keys. I'd say a premium membrane keyboard is only good for hardcore gamers who can't actually type. Otherwise it's a bit of an oxymoron.
ReXXXSoprano
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(08-15-2012, 03:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Enter The 36 Chambers

Detox will come out before HL3

DEAD!!! But oh so true.
Dilly
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(08-15-2012, 03:18 PM)
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Brilliant marketing strategy, wouldn't have heard of this keyboard otherwise.
Corto
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(08-15-2012, 03:24 PM)
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Half Life 3 exclusive to Mad Catz keyboards confirmed.
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(08-15-2012, 03:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Enter The 36 Chambers

Detox will come out before HL3

Detox will be part of XIII Versus' OST.
ReXXXSoprano
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(08-15-2012, 04:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spring-Loaded

Detox will be part of XIII Versus' OST.

This shit is just mean.
enzo_gt
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(08-15-2012, 11:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Enter The 36 Chambers

Detox will come out before HL3

There has been infinitely more work done and time put into Detox than HL3 already so it's not surprising.
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(08-15-2012, 11:37 PM)
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bet it has membrane keys
Iacobellis
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(08-15-2012, 11:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Enter The 36 Chambers

Detox will come out before HL3

HA!

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