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Sony motion-sensing PS3 controller set for E3 launch?

Sony motion-sensing PS3 controller set for E3 launch?

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. 

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Stanton SCS.3m touch-sensitive DJ mixer

Stanton SCS.3m touch-sensitive DJ mixer

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.

 

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Gametrak Freedom Wiimote-style Xbox 360 controller coming Q4

Gametrak Freedom Wiimote-style Xbox 360 controller coming Q4

Xbox 360 owners will have a chance to gesticulate just as wildly at their console as Wii gamers as of this Fall, after Gametrak finally launch their Freedom motion-controller.  First spotted back in September last year, the latest redesign of the Gametrak Freedom gives it 360-coloring and more streamlined controls; unlike other Wiimote-clones we've seen, it uses ultrasonic 3D positioning for increased accuracy.

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