We've seen some great hacks with the Wii controllers since the console first arrived, and things could get even easier if Todbot has his way. He's launched the WiiChuck, a tiny plug-in board that slots into the plug of the Wii Nunchuck, and allows you to access all of the controller's connections - its 2-axis joystick, two buttons and 3-axis ±2g accelerometer - without needing to cut any of the cables.
Logitech have outed their latest Racing Wheel, the G27, and it looks to be the ideal way to make your desk feel like a car. Intended for PS2, PS3 and PC gamers, the G27 set consists of the steering wheel - with force-feedback, real leather and stainless steel, paddle shifters and programmable LEDs - plus a three pedal set and a separate shifter with eight buttons and a D-pad.
One of the regular complaints about the Sony PSP is its lack of dual analog sticks. Rather than berate Sony about it, however, one enterprising gamer over at AcidMods hacked together a workaround, connecting a DualShock 2 controller to his PSP.
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Can't quite figure out why you're friend shoots faster than you every time you're playing Call of Duty or Halo? Well maybe it's time you went to the next level, and added a quick modification to your favorite wireless Xbox 360 controller.
If there's one thing Nintendo - no, scratch that, the world - needs more of, it's gimmicky Wii controllers. Thankfully the trusty patent system has given us a heads-up of what might be the next obscure gaming gadget to monopolize the holiday season, in the shape of an inflatable horse-riding controller.
Reports are coming in that the anticipated next installment of the Tony Hawk skateboarding series has been set for November 17 here in the States, which we're hoping means all three console-based variations will be hitting shelves on that day.
How much would you pay for a hand-made Xbox 360 wireless arcade joystick, with heavy-duty metal casings, rechargeable batteries and millimeter-for-millimeter Street Fighter II arcade cabinet control layout accuracy? If your response is "well, Chris, I'd pay $190" then keep on reading; the rest of you, move on.
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Zeemote have launched a version of their Bluetooth mobile gaming controller for BlackBerry smartphones. The Zeemote JS1 is compatible with all BlackBerry handsets that have a trackball, and connects wirelessly to offer over fifty hours of battery-powered gameplay.
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