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There is certainly no shortage of Wii controllers on the market today. Most of the accessories that we see for the Wii tend to be holders that you put your Wii remote into to allow control of games with more realism. Some controllers out there have all of the hardware needed for controlling games and interacting with the Wii on the inside though like the new Shinobii ping-pong controller.
The Shinobii controller is called the TT Champion Bat. I had no idea that the real name for a ping-pong paddle was a bat. The controller is sized and designed to look just like a real ping-pong paddle and is designed so the player doesn't need to put a Wii Remote into the controller to play. The hardware for interaction with the Wii and MotionPlus compatible game sis all integrated into the paddle.
For so long - Android users have had to wait to fling birds across their screen.
THE WAIT IS NO MORE.
Enter, Angry Birds - the hugely popular Apple iOS based game. It has been in the Android Market for a few weeks under BETA, but now the full game is on the Android Market.... for free!!
Of course, there's always a set back - while it's free, it's ads-supported. I just tried it now, it's a 12MB download. The ad's are not that annoying, it's free so that's nothing to complain about!
Want to play the now-not-vapourware Duke Nukem Forever? Well, now is your chance!
Duke Nukem Forever will be on-display and playable this Saturday, October 16 at Mana Bar, Brisbane, Queensland.
The event starts at 12pm with all 5 screens at Mana Bar demoing the game - giving people the opportunity to play the game, in person with their own two hands. To make the event even better, Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford and copresident Steve Gibson will be live in person. Randy will also be involved in a special question-and-answer session that will be hosted by Yahtzee Croshaw.
To confirm the exact details of the event, follow the official Mana Bar Duke Nukem Foreverevent page on Facebook.
Now if the gods at TweakTown are reading this - feel free to email me ticket reservations for flights, accommodation and gum to my email address ;)
Hail to the king, baby.
SteelSeries has been making gaming peripherals for a long time now. The company bought the rights to one of the coolest gaming keyboards on the market that has interchangeable keysets a while back. SteelSeries is supporting that keyboard with new keysets that are specifically made for certain game titles like the Medal of Honor game from EA that is coming soon. EA has announced a keyset for the Shift along with several other peripherals.
The MoH keypad for the Shift keyboard will sell for $24.99 alone or with a bundle including the keyset and the Shift keyboard for $99. If interchangeable keysets isn't your bag, a special version of the 6Gv2 keyboard with MoH images printed on it will be available for $99.99 as well. If you like your current keyboard and mouse, but want some MoH bling there will be a version of the QcK mouse pad with artwork from the game for $14.99.
For a long time if you were a gamer in the US and you had a Wii you could only get white controllers and consoles. The color options are a bit better today with a black console available and you can get official controllers in blue or pink colors as well as aftermarket controllers with different colors. A new controller is up for pre-order at Toys R Us for the Wii that is the coolest one I have ever seen.
The controller is the Lego Play and Build Remote for the Nintendo Wii. The controller is multi-colored like most of the Lego bricks we are all used to seeing. The thing is a fully licensed controller and is compatible with most charging docks when used with the standard battery door and it ships with a second battery door that you can actually use your own Lego blocks to build a holder for.
Well, well, it looks like the prayers of white water rafters world wide has been heard.
Enter, GAME BOAT! "ideal for Kinect adventures".
Atomic Accessories has created a peripheral to "fully immerse" you into white water rafting. For it to work properly, your feet need to be firmly in the inflatable dinghy, hands and legs inside the raft please!
Kinect Adventures features 20 different mini-games, with the River Rush, white water rapid game being the one most demonstrated.
River Rush supports one or two players, who get to race downstream, leaning left or right to steer the in-game boat, timing their jumps in order to get bonus items.
As a bonus, there are plenty of other games that could eventually support the boat which is great!
There are many categories of video games that spawn some very hard core gamers. There are hard core MMO gamers, hard core FPS gamers, and hard core flight simulation fans. Perhaps the group that has the most expensive hobby are the flight sim fans where controllers and systems can run hundreds of dollars each.
Thrustmaster has launched what may be the coolest flight simulation controller ever called the HOTAS Warthog. The Warthog is an exact replica of the joystick and throttle from the A-10C fighter jet. The joystick has a heavy metal base and uses construction that is mostly metal. The base can be removed and the joystick can be placed into a cockpit. The controller uses magnetic sensors for accuracy and has 19 action buttons with a 4-way POV switch.
With all respect to Sony's recently announced Shooting Accessory, some Playstation Move fans will want something a little more macho when blasting their foes to oblivion. CTA Digital has your hookup with their Submachine Gun peripheral.
Boasting "the size and weight that serious military gamers have long been clamoring for," the SMG attachment works by connecting the Move's glowing baton into the "barrel" and connecting the nunchuck controller into the grip. The stock and scope are both detachable if you prefer a more compact version to destroy your enemies. The Submachine Gun is planned to be available in late November for $29.99 USD.
There are gamers all around the world who are waiting to get their hands on the new Playstation Move controller system. Many of those gamers will certainly be looking to play some of the shooting games that are offered for the console and will want a gun accessory to make those games more realistic. The official Sony Shooting Attachment accessory is set to launch this month along with an exclusive PS3 game for use with the accessory or without.
Sony announced today that the retro looking Shooting Accessory pistol accessory will land in the US on October 19. That is the same day that the PS3 exclusive shooting game called The Shoot will hit store shelves as well. The Shoot will cast the player as an action-movie hero that has to go through five different movie sets blasting away at enemies.
There are as many choices for a mouse pad for gamers as there are other gaming peripherals. Some gamers like rough textured cloth pads and others like really smooth, low friction plastic surfaces that let the mouse glide around without much resistance or noise. If you are the type of gamer that likes a mouse pad that glides easily around a surface Razer's new Ironclad may be just for you.
The new mouse pad is made from anodized aluminum with a finely sandblasted surface. The Ironclad is made to minimize hand discomfort and to improve control. The mouse pad also promises enough friction that you can aim accurately. The surface of the Ironclad is extra large to allow for more mousing area.