- What: Roxio Game Capture (PS3/Xbox360)
- Where: Maplin
- Current Price: £54.99 (with voucher code discount5)
Roxio's Game Capture kit for PS3 and Xbox 360 can be nabbed for under £55 at Maplin this winter, several quid cheaper than the leading competition. Frankly, we love the little box, and it provides a great universal way of exporting media from your normally isolationist console.
There's nothing worse than going on a massive killstreak rampage, or beating your mates at Mario Kart by the skin of a banana, or thrashing one of your fellow writers (ahem Felix) at FIFA and not having anything to show for it. It's a piece of cake recording and photographing game footage on your PC, but unless you've got a nifty camera setup at home - which always runs the risk of just getting in the way of your eyeline - taking snaps and videos of console footage can be nightmare.
That's where the Game Capture box comes in. It should be easy to set up via USB. Game Capture outputs in 480p to AVI, WMV, DivX, and MP4, meaning files sizes are kept manageable, and you can save still image screen shots as JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP or GIF file types.
Everything you need, wires, cables, you name it, is in the box, and that includes the editing software too, which is so easy to use that my nan could whip up a Gears 3 blooper reel in no time. Transitions, commentary and background elevator muzak are all simple to integrate and setup, and there's even a a 32-track timeline editor with picture-in-picture, animated credits, and special effects capabilities.
So if you're thinking of starting your own YouTube channel (the Game Capture has integrated features for simple social network uploading), need to prove that you did speedrun Super Metroid in under an hour, or maybe just want to send a vid to your friend showing you ripping out his organs in Mortal Kombat, this is pretty complete package to get you started.
And you're saving £25 on the RRP. Bonus! Find out more about Roxio Game Capture here.