San Francisco –
Newbie Gaming is living up to its moniker by entering the gaming accessories
market and debuting its first products.
was founded by Chris Gilbert, also COO, who has 25 years of experience in the
industry, a spokeswoman told TWICE. He previously worked at Seven45 Studios, a
developer of mobile games, and was also CEO for Adscape Media; executive VP and
GM of U.S. Operations at Hip Interactive, a maker of video game accessories; and
sales and marketing executive VP at Sega.
first line of products consists of five SKUs, designed for use with the Nintendo
3DS, Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStation Move or other Bluetooth-compatible
devices. They will be available in the fall.
motorized remote controlled stand for the PlayStation Move, meant to let users
easily control the direction of the camera (October, $39.99);
portable Bluetooth speakers that feature a built-in mic, so they can be used as
speakerphones (October, $99.99);
glasses meant to reduce eye strain and fatigue and increase visual accuracy
when playing the Nintendo 3DS (currently available, $29.99);
snap-on faceplate for the Kinect camera that reportedly allows players in smaller rooms to
experience the full capabilities of the Kinect (September, $29.99; and
PowerPlay 2, a
battery-extending protective case that attaches to the Nintendo 3DS and is said
to extend the battery life up to three times the standard handhelds capacity (October,