Roxio Game Capture review: Roxio Game Capture

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CNET Editors' Rating

2.5 stars OK
  • Overall: 5.8
  • Design: 5.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 4.0

Average User Rating

2.5 stars 2 user reviews
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The Good The Roxio Game Capture is easy to set up and captures live video game video while allowing the user to edit and share the video in a wide range of formats.

The Bad The Game Capture provides a bad pass-through signal and contains buggy and incompatible software that does not make editing nearly as easy as it should be.

The Bottom Line While the Roxio Game Capture system might satisfy the ultranovice game capturer, many average users and do-it-yourselfers will be better served seeking alternatives.

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We've seen an interesting social-gaming trend taking place in the gaming world the last few years. Sure, there's been online gaming for some time, but now game developers and hardware manufacturers are jumping at the chance to allow gamers to connect on levels well beyond conventional game sharing.

A quick YouTube search for a specific video game scene will most likely net precise results, making the days of text-based walkthroughs nearly obsolete. Savvy games have found ways to capture video game footage while franchises like Halo and Call of Duty have video sharing built right into their software.

In an effort to streamline the game capture workflow, Roxio has released the Game Capture, a focused attempt at bringing console video game capturing to the masses. While the system does make simple game capturing easy, it's otherwise a bit buggy, suffers from compatibility issues, and offers a subpar built-in editor.

Setting up the Roxio Game Capture is a breeze. The only real hardware to install is the Game Capture box, which is essentially a pass-through for component cables. Roxio provides one set, so users will attach their existing component connection into the box and use the supplied set to attach back to the TV.

Setting up the Game Capture is the easiest detail of all.

The Game Capture box doesn't require power, either, which is a plus for gamers who are tight on electrical sockets near their home theater setup. In order for capturing to commence, however, the included USB cable must be attached to the destination PC.

Roxio provides plenty of connectivity right out of the box.

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Roxio Game Capture

Part Number: 248400 Released: Mar 24, 2011
MSRP: $99.95 Low Price: $84.99 See all prices

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  • Release date Mar 24, 2011
  • Interface Type USB 2.0