SteelSeries' GameSense Software Shows Health, Ammo Info Through Keyboard Lighting

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mf Red

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Clever, but you don't look at your keyboard while playing CS
Correct, and is there really ever a good time to look at your keyboard? IMO, no, other than to appreciate how sexy it is, or to show it off to your geek friends.
 

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As other users already stated that this is just a gimmick. Furthermore, I see no reason why other keyboards with individual LED controls can't mimic this with new software/driver(s). Lastly... out of all the games that can use this... they choose CS GO where milliseconds can determine victory/defeat; really SteelSeries? Should of gone with MMOs on this product for advertising; just my opinion.
 
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The most surprising thing is they use a LISP variant to program.

I never liked backlit keyboards, but a lot of people complain when a keyboard isn't backlit. If you know how to type you never look at your keyboard.
 

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I've got an old Logitech G15 with an LCD screen that shows whatever kind of information I can program on it. And a lot of games automatically display ammo and health and other things on it, but that's redundant because that's all on the screen anyway. What I use it for is system stats. CPU/GPU temps/usage, memory usage, et cetera. That's much more useful, especially when first setting up the graphics settings in a game.

You can even set up Fraps to display your current frames per second on it, but it's slightly less useful, as the screen only updates once a second or so.
 

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You can even set up Fraps to display your current frames per second on it, but it's slightly less useful, as the screen only updates once a second or so.
I actually like the fraps display because it shows a graph of FPS over time - super useful for benchmarking, optimizing settings on a new game, etc. GPU/CPU monitors go on my 2nd monitor.
The G15 LCD is awesome, it's a shame that there aren't more companies making keyboards with an LCD display.
 

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You wouldn't be much of a good gamer if you didn't know where the keys are without looking at them, would you? This is just gimmick that adds unnecessary extra cost.
 
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