SteelSeries GameSense shows off ammo levels, health, etc

Posted on Monday, Jul 06 2015 @ 13:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
SteelSeries published a beta version of GameSense, a new technology that will allow you to use SteelSeries hardware to display game state information. GameSense is compatible with all RGB illuminated products supported by SteelSeries Engine 3 but really shines on the firm's APEX M800 keyboard.
Why is this interesting? Well, it’s pretty cool to start with. But it can be quite useful as well. Imagine watching an event where each player has their health level displayed as the color of their headset lighting. Imagine playing Minecraft and seeing your hunger level, breath, direction you are facing, and even what tool you are holding and it’s durability all displayed on your keyboard. How about getting notified when spells and abilities are available again after their cooldown expires? Now make that all user customizable.

That’s just the start of what GameSense™ can do. GameSense™ is included in SteelSeries Engine 3.4.0 and later; there’s nothing you have to do to enable it. It’s just there, sitting unobtrusively in the background until a game talks to it.
We're happy to announce the beta release of GameSense™! Your games and gear now become one. With GameSense™, your devices’ illumination changes in real time, based off of in-game events.

In the blog post, SteelSeries explains CS: GO and Minecraft already support GameSense.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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