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Sony files patent on any-object motion control

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Silicon Era uncovers a patent, filed by Sony, for using everyday objects as game controllers.
Sony details a system where a camera can dynamically map an object -- any real world object -- for use in a video game. The

Logitech Flight System G940

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Proper flight sticks are few and far between these days, with an active market—or at least sort of active—for even used models. With flight simulators no longer a major market for videogames, there just isn't as much of…

Wii Super Famicom/SNES controller

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It's a stunning $75 at Play-Asia.com. [Kotaku]…

Stylish USB joypad

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Dream Cheeky's silver-finish USB gamepad is probably the closest any such device will ever get to "tasteful." A 6-foot cable, OSX drivers and rubber base suggest that the makers have thought things through a little, but the d-pad looks terrible.…

PlayStation 3 Chat Pad

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Announced practically at the same time as Microsoft's improved Xbox 360 controller, Sony unveiled their latest addition to their line of PlayStation 3 accessories at GC yesterday: the PS3 Wireless Keypad, a QWERTY typing add-on that snaps on to any…

Judge orders Nintendo to stop selling patent violating Wii and Gamecube controllers

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Nintendo's no stranger to frivolous patents — it does hold one for "handheld software emulation" after all, much to the EFF's chagrin — but they've just fallen afoul of one. U.S. Dictrict Judge Ron Clark has ordered Nintendo to either…

Guitar Hero pedals for amputees

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Portable console designer Ben Heck's latest project is a Guitar Hero hack that adds a useable floor pedal to the guitar controller. The pedal's most universal application is to allow you to use the whammy bar like a wa-wa pedal,…

RiffMaster Guitar Hero Controller Reviewed (Verdict: Skip It or DIY)

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The "AG RiffMaster" is a Guitar Hero/Rock Band controller for the Playstation 2, built into a real wooden-body guitar. (Not the first by any means, but the first commercially produced model.) Sadly, IGN reviewed the RiffMaster and…