SteelSeries Gamesense Software Displays In-Game Stats On Your Keyboard

Posted on by Jackie Mueller

Let’s say you have a gaming keyboard complete with mechanical key switches, customizable backlighting and programmable macro buttons. What more could possibly be added to enhance the fragging experience?

How about a keyboard LED indicator that displays your current health or indicates when you landed a headshot? SteelSeries is making that a reality when you pair their new “Gamesense” software with any of their compatible keyboards. It’s a feature already built in to SteelSeries Engine version 3.4.0, so it’s ready to try out right now.

Check out the video below to see Gamesense in action!

Pretty awesome, right?!

Now for the fine print: Gamesense is compatible with all of the RGB illuminated products supported by SteelSeries Engine 3.  In order for the best experience, however, SteelSeries recommends using it with an Apex M800 keyboard.

SteelSeries GameSense

Currently, only two games support Gamesense out of the box – CS:GO and Minecraft.  However, if you’re good at coding you can program Gamesense to do just about anything you want. Just write some code in SteelSeries’ embedded language GoLisp, and amaze your friends with the cool stuff you can make your keyboard do!

SteelSeries is also making it simple for devs to add support for GameSense, so we should see more games added in the future.

What are your thoughts on Gamesense?  Is it something you would use? If so, what games would you like to see supported?

Jackie Mueller
Jackie’s life changed forever when she got her first video game console, an Atari 2600. She has been gaming nonstop for three decades on both consoles and computers, and it inspired her to pursue a career in the IT field. When she’s not gaming, Jackie can usually be found shredding the trails on her mountain bike.

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jackie Mueller
    Jackie Mueller July 8, 2015 at 5:37 am - Reply

    Same here. I’m thinking it’s meant to be something you see out of your peripheral vision, or perhaps just a way to impress people around you. Still, it looks pretty awesome!

    • Stacy Place
      Stacy Place July 14, 2015 at 11:55 am - Reply

      Yea, I totally get the peripheral thing now. I borrowed a wired xbox 360 controller from a friend to use on my PC the other day and I thought it was clear just to look cool. Until I got hit. Then the damn thing lit up BRIGHT blue and I was like, “Oh! I get it now.” LOL

  2. Stacy Place
    Stacy Place July 7, 2015 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    This looks really, really cool but I’m trying to think of how often I actually look at my keyboard when I’m playing a game and I’m not sure it’s all that often.

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