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5 great holiday gifts for World of Warcraft players

Ah, the Christmas Kwanzaa Hanukkah Winter Veil holiday -- a magical time of good cheer and giving gifts. WoW Insider has been in the holiday spirit ourselves with all the goodies we've been giving away for free in our 12 Days of Winter Veil promotion. But we know we're not the only ones out there itching to show how much we care -- you're looking to give gifts to the folks you love, too.

But what's that, you say? You're stumped as to what to get your favorite World of Warcraft player for the holidays? There's not much time left to shop, but don't fret -- WoW Insider is here to help. We've thrown together a list of some great World of Warcraft gift ideas to get you started.

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The WoW Insider Show LIVE! on Tuesday, June 28

The WoW Insider Show is going live on Tuesday, June 28, at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific time, so server downtime isn't as boring as it could be! Join host Mike Sacco and co-hosts Matt Rossi and Mathew McCurley as they talk about patch 4.2, patch 4.2, and more patch 4.2. The patch is totally happening that day (right?) so spend your downtime with us!

Tune in this Tuesday, June 28, at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific time to ask questions, participate in the discussion with fellow readers and listeners, and have a lot of fun. The show will be made available later if you cannot make it for the live portions.

See you all on Tuesday!

Filed under: WoW Insider Show

The WoW Insider Show LIVE! on Tuesday, May 31

The WoW Insider Show is going live on Tuesday, May 31, at 11 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Pacific time, so server downtime isn't as boring as it could be! Join host Mike Sacco and co-hosts Matt Rossi and Mathew McCurley as they entertain you for an hour of the biggest news of the week in WoW, reader emails, fun discussion, and prize giveaways. Yes, that's right -- prizes.

You'll need to listen to the show live to get in on the prize fun, and while all prizes haven't been announced yet, we will be giving away one Razer Anansi MMO keyboard that was recently reviewed.

Tune in this Tuesday, May 31, at 11 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Pacific time for your chance to win. The show will be made available later if you cannot make it for the live portions.

See you all on Tuesday!

Filed under: Contests, WoW Insider Show

Reviewing the Razer Anansi MMO keyboard: A tricky little spider

Razer has very graciously sent me one of its Anansi MMO keyboards to review for you fine people. My previous experience with Razer products has been positive, mostly because its MMO-centric wares fit well into my own MMO-centric lifestyle. I face this simple fact every day -- I play a lot of games. In fact, I play a lot of World of Warcraft. When you play a game this much, you get the tools made for it.

How about some features in convenient bullet point form?

The Razer Anansi MMO-Gaming Keyboard:
  • 7 thumb modifier keys
  • 100+ programmable keys
  • One-button profile switching (awesome for backlighting your Alliance characters blue and Horde characters red ...)
  • Five additional macro buttons
  • Media keys
  • Gaming mode option

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Hardware

Razer announces specialized MMO gaming keyboard

Looks like those folks over at Razer are having quite a busy year designing all sorts of cool peripherals, such as the licensed products such as TRON and StarCraft 2 gaming gear, and making recent announcements such as the upgrades to the MMO-centric Razer Naga. They aren't letting up, either, it turns out. Razer recently revealed plans to launch a keyboard designed specifically for MMO gamers, the Razer Anansi.

The difference between this keyboard and other gaming keyboards is simple. There are seven configurable modifier keys below the space bar that can assigned to the common modifiers such as Alt, Ctrl and Shift, making all those keybinds and macros even more accessible. Designed by Razer to be paired with its MMO gaming mouse, the Razer Naga, the Anansi also sports features such as 100 programmable Hyperesponse keys, one-button profile switching (for up to 20 profiles with the built-in software driver), five additional gaming keys, and an option for those multi-colored lights that are becoming in vogue with most gaming peripherals lately.

It also has an optimized key matrix that prevents the ghosting that typically happens when more than two keys are pressed simultaneously. The engineers at Razer have reconfigured the hardware to enable recognition of up to six simultaneous keystrokes, centered around the left-hand cluster generally used for gaming (the W, A, S, D keys). It's a cool feature that most MMO gamers probably won't need, but all you button-mashers can rejoice. There's a nifty gaming mode option that temporarily disables the Windows key so you can stay in the game without having to remap your Windows key for fear of hitting it the chaos of a raid or arena match.

The Razer Anansi is compatible with Windows and Macs and will retail for $99. It is scheduled to ship in December, with pre-orders starting soon.

Filed under: News items

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