30th Anniversary Edition Street Fighter Pixel Pals

chun-liPixel Pals™ are an officially licensed collection of light-up, pixelated iconic characters brought to you by Performance Designed Products. Such characters include Mario, Luigi, Link, and Vault Boy from Fallout 4. We have been given the new 30th Anniversary Edition Street Fighter Pixel Pals™ to review.

Chun-Li is number 11 in the Pixel Pals™ series. Fans of Street Fighter II will recognize her as the first female fighter. She became a playable character in the game in 1991, and now is one of the most popular characters of the game. Now her fans can have a little 8 bit Chibi form that glows with the addition of two AAA batteries- not included.

Number 12 in the series is Ryu. I would think that he would come before Chun-Li, but ladies first, eh? Ryu, of course, was a main character in the very first Street Fighter game- which premiered in 1987. His character is wearing ryu1the classic gi, black belt, hachimaki(headband), and sparring gloves.

The plastic, pixelated, glowing characters stand at almost 5 inches tall, and a little over 4 inches wide. If you have a long shelf, you could line up all the 8-bit characters from your favorite game classics and have a little lighted parade!

We’re told that the next release will be announced shortly. What game character would you like to see from Pixel Pals? Leave your favorite in the comments below, and go purchase the other characters for $14.99 on their website, or at Amazon.com. They are also available in Best Buy, Walmart, and GameStop stores.

PDP, Part 2, for Xbox One: Titanfall 2 Wired Marauder SRS Headset, Wired Controller, Backpack, and Talon Media Remote

pdp-3Yesterday, I discussed two headsets for the PS4, one wired and one not wired. Today, I’m going to give the Xbox One a chance, and I will start with a headset.

Specifically, a Titanfall 2 headset. I would imagine that the game has been doing pretty well since the end of last month, and so it makes sense that there are all kinds of accessories with that theme from this very popular gaming franchise.

This headset has 40 mm Neodymium dynamic haptic audio drivers, as well as the obligatory flexible boom mic. Like the LVL 5 Plus for the PS4, it has very easy to access controls at the ear cup. Speaking of ear cups, these are quite comfortable and the headband is adjustable as well.

By the way, it has the PDP trademark lights, and look at the Titanfall paint job. The Titanfall 2 Marauder SRS Headset for the Xbox One is available for $69.99 on the PDP site.

pdp-4Now this is another Titanfall 2 related product with a controller. It is a wired controller, but it features a detachable cable. By the way, it is also good for the PC as well.

You will notice that wonderful military camo color paint job, but it is more than just the new coat of paint. It has a soft-touch finish as well as some responsive analog sticks. You can also get a gaming advantage with up to 6 different actions. By the way, you can adjust the game and chat audio levels without interruption.

Let’s see, what else does it have? Well, it has the dual rumble motors and impulse triggers, not to mention a 3.5 mm headset jack. But enough about that, doesn’t it look sexy?

Yeah, you know that you want to put this in your hands. You can purchase it on the PDP site for about $59.99.

pdp-5This last Titanfall related product is the Licensed OGIO Backpack, and I have to say that it is not necessarily for hardcore Titanfall fans only. This one is not just by PDP, but in some kind of partnership with OGIO, who makes some really great backpacks.

Most backpacks designed for laptops usually do 15-inch ones, but this one is good for 17-inch laptops, and the padding will keep not only your computer safe, but you can slip a tablet in there as well. Yes, a lot of backpacks have this, and this is just the first zippered area. The second zippered-off area is good to stuff quite a few things in.

Then there are two zippered pockets on the outside, and they can store a lot of pens, calculators, as well as accessories to your laptop and tablet. Hey, you got to put those charging cords and other things somewhere.

Yes, you could just get an ordinary laptop backpack for that, and there are a lot to choose from. However, does your backpack have Velcro patches from Titanfall 2? I’m just going to say no.

Now, I couldn’t find the Titanfall backpack on either the PDP or OGIO site, but I was able to find it on Amazon for $90.22.

pdp-6This last product is not an official Titanfall product like the others, but I had a chance to review this remote control for the Xbox One, and I would say that the Talon Media Remote is worth owning.

Considering that Xbox allows for a lot of control for video content, it is actually much better to have a remote control. I know that there are times when the Xbox controller can get bumped and then your video skips…a lot. You might as well have better control of your streaming video, Blu-ray, or whatever you are watching.

The best part about this is that no setup is required, and it comes with the 2 AAA batteries that you need. By the way, you can control the channel and volume of the TV with this, and it has a soft rubber texture. It also has some great motion-activated backlit buttons.

So yes, there are a lot of great features, and it can be purchased on the PDP site for $19.99.

The PDP Afterglow LVL 5 Plus Stereo Headset for the Xbox One

PDP Afterglow LVL 5Well, it has been a while since I have reviewed a PDP Afterglow product, and the company is pretty famous for making gaming accessories that glow. I reviewed the Afterglow Kral for the PS4, so it is time to review the LVL 5 Plus for the Xbox One.

There is some interesting noise-cancelling technology within the LVL 5 Plus, and it also has a flexible and pivoting boom mic. It plugs right into the controller, and it is good for high-quality audio. There is a dynamic haptic driver and 40 mm Neodymium driver that allows for adjusting the bass levels of the game, with a mic and muting control located right at the ear cup.

Of course, it has the glow, and since this is for the Xbox One, it glows green. It is always great to see that signature look of it, and I suppose that it is good for playing games in the dark.

For those that want to get some more gaming with the Xbox One, it is available on on the PDP site for $59.99.

The Afterglow Kral Wireless Headset from PDP, a hands-on review

PDP PS4 headphonesI have always loved PDP products, ever since I reviewed their afterglow controllers for last generations’ video game consoles. That was so long ago, that I don’t even want to link to that. Let’s just say that they make good products, okay?

Needless to say, I was pretty glad that I had another chance to review another great PDP product, and the Afterglow Kral (named after I have no idea) is a good one. It is a pair of wireless headphones for the PS4 or PC, and they require a USB key for 100 feet of wireless connection.

I connected it to my PS4, and I have to admit that following the instructions didn’t help. I had to go into the Settings and select “Devices”, and it seemed to help set that up. I tried going into the Audio from Settings, and it just messed me up. When it did work, it was pretty great, and there is a bass boost to make it sounds even better. I was able to connect it to my computer, and I’m getting good sound while watching Futurama.

Then there is a retractable noise canceling microphone boom to record your voice. It is good for 10 hours of uninterrupted battery life and it has a Play and Charge cable so you can just play and charge it at the same time.

You should be able to purchase the Afterglow Kral Wireless Headset on the PDP headset for $99.99.