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Windows drivers allow use of PS3 controller for PC gaming

Windows drivers allow use of PS3 controller for PC gaming

Many of us long time gamers have grown very use to the Sony PlayStation controllers.  Sometimes it is very irritating not being able to use the same controller when playing on a different console or PC. Now thanks to a Japanese software programmer, we can use the PlayStation 3 controller to play PC games.

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Wireless USB multi-functional 10-key pad comes complete with music controls

Wireless USB multi-functional 10-key pad comes complete with music controls

Now those who just can’t give up the 10-key pad wont have to when they are out and about on their laptop or shiny new netbook. This wireless numeric keypad can attach itself to virtually any computer with the wireless USB dongle.

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DIY Wii WeeP 5 Advanced Zapper looks dangerously close to a MP5 gun

DIY Wii WeeP 5 Advanced Zapper looks dangerously close to a MP5 gun

If you think the Wii Zapper looks too ordinary, not particular appealing for a serious shootout on your Wii console. Try this MP5 mod-gun for size. Frustrating with lack of Wii remote pistol selection and poor ergonomic design of the Zapper, serious Wii gamer put together a shooting remote looks dangerously close to a real MP5 gun with the full-feature of a Wii remote.

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XCM Dominator arcade style joystick for PS3

XCM Dominator arcade style joystick for PS3

If your anything like me then arcade sticks are the only way to play your favorite fighting games. Luckily for PS3 owners there is a new arcade style joystick available.  This is kind of odd as the mainstream video games have turned to first person shooters and the PS3 doesn’t not have many fighting titles to begin with.

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Nintendo and Nyko reach agreement in Wii accessory lawsuit

Nintendo and Nyko reach agreement in Wii accessory lawsuit

Today Nintendo of America Inc. and Nyko Technologies Inc. have announced that they have reached a resolution in the lawsuit brought on by Nintendo regarding Nintendo’s intellectual property rights relating to its popular Nunchuk controller.

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Nintendo Keyless Entry System: video demo

Nintendo Keyless Entry System: video demo

If you've a spare NES controller lying around, a lust for retro-security and the ability to use a soldering iron without fusing electronic components to your hands, step on up for this Nintendo Keyless Entry System Instructable.  The inputs from the NES controller are processed by an Arduino, which decides whether or not to open the lock by virtue of its salvaged CD-ROM mechanism.

Video demo after the cut

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DIY Arduino control box with computer monitoring

DIY Arduino control box with computer monitoring

Arduino-fanciers Oomlout have put together a neat control box for the popular prototyping board, complete with five potentiometers and three switches.  There's also a software app that can monitor the position of each of the controls.  In the process, Oomlout have (hopefully) tipped that their next product may just be an Arduino-controlled robot arm.

Check out the demo video of the control box in action, after the cut

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Sixense Truemotion 3D controller is super responsive

Sixense Truemotion 3D controller is super responsive

When the Wii came out, all anyone could talk about was the Wiimote and how much fun it was to physically interact with a game. But it was not without its flaws. In fact, it had problems in the area of sensitivity. However, this new Truemotion 3D system from Sixense takes motion control up to the next level.

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Logitech Premiere Edition Wireless Guitar controller

Logitech Premiere Edition Wireless Guitar controller

Logitech have set out to show Starpex that they're not the only people who can make a more realistic, wooden controller for Guitar Hero, with the launch of their Premiere Edition Wireless Guitar.  Licenced by Guitar Hero publisher Activision, the controller has a wooden neck, a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets and tuners.  Integrated 2.4GHz wireless gives it a 30ft range.

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Crysis mod for Novint Falcon force-feedback controller

It's been a long time since we first played with the Novint Falcon game controller, but the force-feedback interface looks set to gain a new lease of life with a new mod for using it with Crysis.  Set for release this Friday, October 24th, the mod will allow gamers to feel weapon recoils and explosions, together with acceleration and centrifugal forces when driving vehicles.  The effect will also vary depending on the in-game Crysis Nano Suit.

Starpex Guitar Hero & Rock Band controller now available

Starpex Guitar Hero & Rock Band controller now available

Peak Products have finally released their Starpex Guitar Hero and Rock Band controller, made from high-gloss lacquered wood and including both wired and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity.  The first model to hit shelves is the Obsidian, which as the name might suggest is black; that will be followed on October 31st by Dead Rose and Black Sunburst versions.

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USB Metal Game Pad for NES on your PC

USB Metal Game Pad for NES on your PC

If you still long for the good old days of SNES, now you can relive them on your home computer with a new and updated controller. The “USB Metal Game Pad” is a USB controller for your PC that is created in the style of the old SNES controllers.

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