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.
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.
The Xbox 360 Arcade bundle may be packaged with a motion controller and some motion controlled mini games. The bundle, which is expected to be released this holiday season is expected to be in direct competition with the Wii.
Xbox 360 Fanboy received a tip from someone “close to Microsoft’s marketing department” that claims the new Xbox 360 Arcade will come packaged with the motion controller as well as the motion controlled mini games developed by Rare.
Logitech has announced the new Logitech Speed Force Wireless racing wheel for the Wii. The wheel will be the first force feedback wheel for the Wii and is designed to work with EA Games Need for Speed Undercover.
The Speed Force Wireless racing wheel has a once-piece design with built-in gas and brake controls located on the wheel itself. The wheel has an expandable lap rest so you can adjust the wheel for how you like to play your games. The wheel uses 2.4 GHz wireless technology to allow to gaming up to 30 feet away from the actual Wii console.
Sony unveiled a wireless keypad for the PS3 at their press conference at the Leipzig Games Convention. The keypad will attach to the top of an existing Playstation 3 SINAXIS or DUALSHOCK wireless controller and will give gamers access to a full keyboard.
Microsoft has confirmed a small revision to its Xbox 360 controller design. The new controller will have enhancements to the controllers’ d-pad and will only be available in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
InterAction Laboratories recently did a demo of their new Wii Sqweeze for the Wii. The device was demonstrated using a bow hunting PC game, but the company expects it to be ready for the Wii in early 2009.
Instruments where you are required to blow surprisingly strongly into one end have always entertained me, so it's with curiosity that I look at Thomas Craig and Bradley Factor's Trumpet MIDI Controller. Built as part of a Cornell University project, the device allows trumpeters to control either musical input from the trumpet itself, or control other devices such as synthesizers, by natural playing.
Someone really needs to schedule the people at ASUS some off-duty time, as they've obviously missed a great deal in the electronic entertainment world while distracted by all those Eees. The company has officially announced their new Eee Stick wireless controllers, and in a moment of bizarrely blinkered hyperbole have described them as a "First-of-its-kind Wireless Controller".