Tag Archives: controllers

Sony files patent on any-object motion control

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 … Continue reading

Logitech Flight System G940

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 a need. … Continue reading

Wii Super Famicom/SNES controller

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

Stylish USB joypad

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. … Continue reading

PlayStation 3 Chat Pad

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

Guitar Hero pedals for amputees

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, … Continue reading

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

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 found it wanting, … Continue reading