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I've been reviewing Razer accessories and hardware for ages, and aside from the odd licence tie-in and those rainbow headsets, they have mostly had one thing in common — they have been black. Well now we've got the Mercury line, so bright and white they look like the restless spirits of real Razer products.

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E3 isn't just about new games. It's also about new headsets, keyboards, mice, controllers, speakers and storage solutions. Let's take a look at some of the coolest new hardware announced during the show.

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Following a lengthy struggle with financial insolvency, gaming peripheral maker Mad Catz has formally ceased all operation. The company's directors and officers have all resigned, and its assets will be liquidated. The company that spent nearly three decades pumping out PC and console gaming gear is no more.

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In 2007 Mad Catz purchased relatively venerable PC peripheral maker Saitek for $US30 million ($39.8 million). After nearly nine years of flight sticks and farming controllers, Mad Catz is passing Saitek over to Logitech for a mere $US13 million ($17.2 million).

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Between flood damage and the inconvenience of moving dust-collecting plastic instruments to a new home on short notice, every piece of Rock Band or Guitar Hero equipment I once owned has been trashed, save one. Oh yeah, Baby and I are ready for Rock Band 4.

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We all love lamp. The sweet convenience of reading/gaming/building a toilet roll fort from the comfort of one's bed, just before sleepy time and not having to walk to the light switch before closing your eyes. But your current lamp just isn't evil enough. It needs more horns. And teeth. And glowing yellow eyes.

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If you, like me, recently dropped a couple hundred bucks on a 3DS XL, you probably have thought about picking up a case to keep it safe. The challenge is finding a case that is even remotely acceptable. For some reason, the majority of non-Nintendo-made 3DS accessories are poorly-made hunks of junk, a problem is compounded by the fact that there just aren't that many accessories out there for the relatively new XL.

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Two big shooters fired out this spring: Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. If you are into shooters (I mean, really into shooters), maybe you are looking for an edge. That's exactly what Japanese peripheral maker Hori hopes it can offer with its controller designed especially for FPS games on consoles. But does the controller hit its market? Let's put the pad through the paces and find out.