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Corsair K68 RGB review: A spill resistant keyboard that only wants to get its toes wet

Corsair K68 RGB

We’ve all done it. I’ve even ruined a rather expensive gaming laptop doing it. And yet, I still keep a long, tall glass of water on my desk every day (not to mention multiple mugs of tea) because I’m an idiot who can’t learn from her own mistakes. Right next to my keyboard. One accidental swipe of my arm, or a mad dash across my desk from one of my cats (as they are increasingly wont to do these days), and it could all end in ruin.

I’m a fool, I know – which is why Corsair’s new K68 RGB keyboard may be the answer to our collective drink-related woes. It’s IP32 water and dust-resistant, you see, which means it’s got some mild protection against accidental spillages, making it a bit more durable than your typical mechanical keyboard. I’ve got the RGB version here, which costs £120 in the UK, but it’s also available in plain old red LEDs for a lot less (£87 or $88). Let’s see what it’s made of.

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Oldworld: Oddworld New & Tasty On PC Next Month

My main memory of the Oddworld games is some guy at university uproariously demonstrating that you could make the main character fart or burp or something. Brilliant. Later that day, he threw up while helping to push a friend’s broken car around the corner, and it was then that I realised for the first time that a life spent almost entirely indoors playing videogames was not a sensible one. (A lesson I guess I subsequently forgot). Hence, I associate Oddworld with an extremely unfit man’s grey, watery vomit. Sorry, Oddworld. Maybe I can form new associations by playing the remade, modernised ‘New & Tasty‘ edition, which is headed to Steam on February 25th.
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Fresh Meat: Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee New N’ Tasty

totally ripping off Limbo

Abe’s Oddysee HD will now be known as Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New N’ Tasty, because apparently the world isn’t a silly enough place. At the Eurogamer Expo, Oddworld founder Lorne Lanning and Stewart Gilray of Just Add Water, the company handling development, spoke about the remake reboot reimagining reoddering at length, also showing the game for the first time. That presentation can be seen below, but they also spoke to Eurogamer about what has and hasn’t been changed. Flip screens are out, camera movements are in and all FMVs have been replaced with in-engine cutscenes. Gilray says: “…we’re not reinventing the wheel. We know the wheel. We’re just putting better spokes on it.”

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Oddworld Buzzes In With Hand of Odd

Mmm, honey
In a classic case of me not noticing what’s right in front of me, it took me at least three minutes to realise that there were bees all over the Oddworld Hand of Odd logo on the new teaser site, encasing whatever the hell that thing is in delicious honeycomb. I’ve no idea what the game will be, but it’s from Just Add Water, who ported Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath to the PC (and it ran like a flatulent donkey after a bowl of chili). The game did exist in a previous, albeit unreleased, form as an RTS on the PS2. We have footage of that below, via the documentarian device known as Youtube.
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