Logitech have announced a guitar controller for the PlayStation, licensed by Activision for their Guitar Hero series. The Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller for PS3 and PS2 has a wood neck and body, plus a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets, while its wireless system offers up to 30ft of range.
Fresh gaming news from Activision today, as the company confirms three new titles in the burgeoning Guitar Hero franchise. Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and DJ Hero will all launch this year; Activision have also released this render of the DJ Hero controller.
Budget gaming peripheral manufacturer BLAZE have another offering for PS3 owners today, in the shape of their Digital Arcade Stick. Intended for arcade titles such as Street Fighter 4, the stick has eight buttons together with Turbo and macro functionality.
Hot on the heels of a screen-sliding PSP refresh, comes word that Sony are planning a Wiimote-style motion-sensing controller for the PS3. Tipped for announcement at E3 next month, the controller is expected to use LEDs and a webcam to track movement, with reportedly greater accuracy than Nintendo's version.
While there's unsurprisingly no word from Sony themselves regarding the new controller, the rumor-mill maintains that the company is contacting "key third-party publishers" and pushing for support in their upcoming titles. That would give the company the catalog of compatible games needed to properly launch the new peripheral.
Pleo's fate may be decided by a bankruptcy sale, but the robot dinosaurs already out in the wild are too busy being hacked to worry about IP. Modder Andrey has developed a system which allows him to remotely-control his Pleo via a Wii Nunchuck, with the head, tail and basic movements all mapped to the Nintendo controller's buttons and motion-sensors.
It's not pretty but it's certainly clever: tired of trying to play Virtual On on the Xbox 360's standard controller, one nifty modder crafted his own dual-joystick interface out of candy packaging. Of course, there's more to the controls than just upright 'sticks, so a spot of wiring moved the control buttons too.
The Game Controller accessory for the Verizon LG Versa cellphone has gone on sale, the first alternative to the standard snap-on QWERTY keyboard. According to the description, the Game Controller slides out from the rear of the handset when needed.
XCM just revealed their Cross Fire Adapter for the Xbox 360 and let me tell you, this gizmo makes it possible to use your PlayStation 3 controller with your beloved Xbox 360 for compatibility unlike any you've experienced before.
Griffin's PowerMate USB controller may be a few years old, but it still manages to pull in buyers. Anyone not willing to spend $45 on a glorified volume knob, though, might find something to occupy them in MAKE's weekend project, the Powerfake.
Stanton have launched a new portable MIDI controller, using the layout of a traditional two-channel mixer but fully touch-sensitive. The Stanton SCS.3m Mixer Controller has touch-sensitive sliders, a multitouch-crossfader, colored programmable buttons to trigger loops, EQ kills or effects, and is peppered with LED indicators.