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Mad Catz Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick for Xbox 360 announced

Mad Catz Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick for Xbox 360 announced

There's something about this Mad Catz Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 Wireless Flight Stick that makes us think the company's designers looked to Megatron for their inspiration; still, that shouldn't dissuade any gamers from taking a firm grasp.  Compatible with the Xbox 360's wireless system out of the box - and thus requiring no dongle - the F.L.Y. 9 has independent throttle and rudder controls together with various comfort adjustments.

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ThinkGeek iCade arcade cabinet for iPad is fake with real promise

ThinkGeek iCade arcade cabinet for iPad is fake with real promise

April Fool jokes online are generally tired, unfunny and just plain annoying, but there's usually one decent idea that slips through the net of mediocrity.  ThinkGeek's iCade iPad arcade cabinet is obviously a joke - the "Availability: 80's" pretty much gives it away - but we can see plenty of people loving the concept of a proper arcade controller for some serious retro gaming with their shiny new Apple tablet.

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PlayStation Move lag measured: speed-games might suffer?

PlayStation Move lag measured: speed-games might suffer?

Sony's PlayStation Move motion-controller is certainly catching plenty of attention lately, but just how accurate is the system in action?  Sony themselves are claiming "under 1 frame" lag from the hardware, but when combined with a game (that may be tweaked to smooth out jerky user-input), a flatscreen display and the console itself, real-world performance has the potential to be pretty different.  Eurogamer took along a 60fps-capable camcorder to shoot some footage of Move in action, and then ran their stopwatch over the results.

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Sony PlayStation Move no memory hog but has controller limitations

Sony PlayStation Move no memory hog but has controller limitations

So, we already know the Sony PlayStation Move controller is coming Fall 2010 and should be priced - in "starter kit" form - at under $100, but we're still seeing more tidbits about the motion-control system drip out GDC this week.  There's good news and bad, unfortunately, including a limitation on multiplayer support in part thanks to the PS3's own Bluetooth connectivity capabilities.  Turns out, while up to four-player gaming is possible, that's not if everyone wants to use both the Move controller and a sub-controller.

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Hori Real Arcade Pro Premium VLX controller: huge, expensive, desirable

Hori Real Arcade Pro Premium VLX controller: huge, expensive, desirable

Gamers who like their controllers to be big, beefy and unconcerned with how much of your space they monopolize should be eyeing up Hori's new Real Arcade Pro Premium VLX arcade stick.  Recognizing that many people secretly long for full-sized arcade cabinet hardware in their homes, Hori have slapped authentic Sanwa buttons and joystick into a board modelled on the Taito Vewlix layout.

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