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How can companies like CM Storm keep up with gaming?

Posted on 12th Nov 2014 at 14:47 by Matthew Lambert with 20 comments

During my time at Cooler Master HQ, I sat down with various product managers, one of which, Bram Rongen, handles the gaming division CM Storm. His responsibilities extend to all peripherals and accessories, though some cases are also marketed under the brand.

How can companies like CM Storm keep up with gaming?
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Unfortunately, CM Storm has nothing new to announce at present. After all, it's had numerous launches in the past few months, including the Sirus-C, the Quick Fire Rapid-I, the Resonar and most recently the NovaTouch TKL. This latter one is the division's most important product for at least the rest of the year, as it is the new flagship keyboard (it even has its own microsite). Bram is rightfully very proud of the NovaTouch TKL – it's a fantastically crafted piece of kit.

Of course, no company will do too well without a strong product catalogue, but our conversation got me thinking about how there is now so much more beyond this for CM Storm and other such companies and brands when it comes to success in the world of gaming peripherals.

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DOTA 2: Back in the saddle

Posted on 16th Oct 2012 at 08:10 by Harry Butler with 38 comments

Harry Butler
Valve’s endlessly-in-beta-might be-released-soon-pro-gamer-trap DOTA 2 is game that’s intrigued me, along with its whole genre, since its announcement. I played the game a lot back when it was a Warcraft 3 mod, but hadn't picked up a creep wave in anger for years. Today I finally had a bash at DOTA 2 and amazingly found a game that was just as engaging as it ever was. Even if I didn't really know what I was doing.

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