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Band Hero DS “Drum Grip” for Nintendo DS revealed

Band Hero DS “Drum Grip” for Nintendo DS revealed

Activision have been showing off their latest peripheral, and this time they've set their sights on your pocket.  Set to be included with every purchase of Band Hero DS, the upcoming musical game for Nintendo's clamshell console, the Band Hero DS Drum Grip is a rubberized silicon sleeve that fits over the DS Lite.

Sony PlayStation Eye to get facial recognition

Sony PlayStation Eye to get facial recognition

Sony have revealed plans to add facial recognition capabilities to their PlayStation Eye webcam, potentially stealing part of Microsoft's Project Natal thunder.  According to Kish Hirani, Sony Europe's head of developer services, the functionality will soon be added to the existing hardware, with developer libraries available for games studios so that they don't need to exert effort specifically coding for the new system.

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Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for PS3

Logitech Wireless Drum Controller for PS3

Logitech have announced their latest gaming peripheral, the Wireless Drum Controller for Guitar Hero on the PS3.  Consisting of three drum-heads with recessed rims, dual cymbal pads and a kick pedal, the system is licensed by Activision and connects to the PS3 via a 2.4GHz wireless USB receiver.

 

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22Moo GameBone Pro controller for iPhone and iPod touch

22Moo GameBone Pro controller for iPhone and iPod touch

We're not entirely convinced by the name 22Moo, but now that iPhone OS 3.0 supports third-party peripherals we're sure we could find some bag-space for their GameBone Pro controller.  Intended to be used with an iPhone or iPod touch, the GameBone Pro hooks up via Bluetooth or Apple's dock-connector, and has an 8-way D-pad plus six buttons.

Game Gun DIY motion-tracking FPS controller [Video]

Game Gun DIY motion-tracking FPS controller [Video]

This enthusiastic man is holding what could, with a little more R&D and a big marketing budget, be the next big peripheral in first-person shooters.  The handiwork of "The Redneck Techie", the Game Gun is a modified keyboard, stuffed into a gun peripheral, with motion-sensitive tracking and an LCD display mounted on top. 

Video demo after the cut

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Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller for Xbox 360 announced [Video]

Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller for Xbox 360 announced [Video]

Logitech have announced their latest Guitar Hero peripheral, a wireless controller for the Xbox 360.  Like the company's existing guitar controller for PS2 and PS3, the new Xbox 360 version has a wood neck, rosewood fingerboard and metal frets.

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Peregrine makes for hotkey access without the keys

Peregrine makes for hotkey access without the keys

Well this is pretty neat. It's called the Peregrine and it's a nifty little accessory for PC gamers that want a more hands-on approach to their gaming. Yes, this glove here is actually a video game controller.

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Sony Motion Controller for PS3 unveiled

Sony Motion Controller for PS3 unveiled

It's not just the PSP Go!; Sony have also got something new for PlayStation 3 owners, too, in the shape of their own take on a motion controller.  A mere day after Microsoft announced their "Project Natal" system for Xbox 360, Sony's PlayStation Motion Controller offers 1-to-1 recognition by tracking a glowing purple ball on the end of a controller stick, using a PS Eye camera.

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Logitech force-feedback Flight System G940 announced

Logitech force-feedback Flight System G940 announced

Logitech have announced their first force-feedback flight sim controller, the Flight System G940.  Comprising a joystick with realistic force-feedback, dual throttle control and rudder pedals, the G940 summons up a huge number of programmable button options and is compatible with most PC flight simulators.

 

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Tony Hawk Ride skateboard controller gets detailed

Tony Hawk Ride skateboard controller gets detailed

If your interest has been piqued about the upcoming Tony Hawk Ride game from Activision, you'll be pleased to learn that the company has released a few additional details about the game and it's very unique controller.

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Numark SCRATCH DECK controller launched

Numark SCRATCH DECK controller launched

Numark have released details on their SCRATCH DECK controller for Scratch: The Ultimate DJ on Xbox 360 and PS3.  The controller - which can be flipped around to suit left- and right-handed gamers - comprises of a free-spinning, touch-sensitive turntable and five drum pads, used for triggering either in-game samples or those recorded using a USB microphone.

 

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Tony Hawk: RIDE priced – $120 plus skateboard controller

Tony Hawk: RIDE priced – $120 plus skateboard controller

Tony Hawk: RIDE has finally been priced, and that clever skateboard controller isn't doing gamers on a budget any favors.  The game plus the controller comes in at a not-inconsiderable $119.99, according to Gamestop.

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