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CODENAME: DELTA SiX FPS Controlller on Kickstarter

Friday, October 26th, 2012

The DELTA SiX is an attempt to make the perfect FPS game controller. Designed to closely mimic an actual firearm, it features an accelerometer and kickback to simulate aiming movement and firing while a removable magazine simulates actual reloading. An ergonomic design places the face buttons along the grip for easy access, and a chin activation placed on top of the controller, behind the optional scope attachment, activates the in-game ADS (aim down sight). Other optional attachments include a grenade launcher and suppressor. The controller will be compatible with Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U, with plans to produce models for any next gen game consoles.

Kickstarter- CODNAME: DELTA SiX

‘Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’ Xbox 360 Pro Gamepad Review

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Mad Catz has created another excellent third-party controller in the ‘Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’ PrecisionAIM Pro Gamepad. Decked out in ‘Future Soldier’ imagery with backlit analogue stick modules and “non slip pistol grips”, the Pro Gamepad is as great looking as it is functional. The quick fire triggers are very responsive, as is the d-pad and face buttons, while the sticks offer a degree of accuracy not found in the standard 360 pad. This can be further assisted by activating the PrecisionAIM feature, which slows down on-screen movement for more precise shots.

XL combat buttons on the rear of the pad can be programmed via selector switches (found above the buttons) to function as either face buttons (right combat button) or directions on the d-pad (left combat button). This feature was developed in conjunction with the Ghost Recon development team to best work for use with Future Soldier, although it’s more than useful enough for a wide variety of games. Finally, it features a 3ft braided cable, so no batteries required.

Pricing is in the $40-50 range, so it’s around the same cost as a wireless 1st party controller. Despite this, the controller is a worthy edition to any gamer’s collection of peripherals, if only because it boast a number of noticeable improvements over the vanilla 360 pad. Plus, it just looks pretty damn cool.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier drops May 22, 2012 (June 12, 2012 for PC)

CES 2012 – CTA Digital Inc. – U.S. Army Licensed Products

Friday, January 13th, 2012

CTA Digital Inc. has released a line of officially licensed U.S. Army video game peripherals. Seen above is the Elite Force Assault Rifle (US-EFR). Modeled after an M4 Carbine with an EOTech holographic sight (“modeled after actual military equipment”), the Elite Force controller has every button featured on a standard DualShock 3, including the rumble effect, and connects to the PS3 using Bluetooth. The ‘barrel’ can also be removed from the Elite Force and replaced with a Move controller, turning it into a navigation controller. The controller is powered by two (2) AA batteries. Available in digital camouflage and in Olive Drab with green-grey furniture as the ‘Commando Assault Rifle’ (not pictured).

Also available is the U.S. Army Universal Gaming Headset With 3D Effect (US-UGH). The Universal Gaming Headset connects to a monitor or sound system via RCA stereo jacks (red and white cables) and directly to your console or PC via USB. This allows you to independently adjust in-game and chat volume using the in-line controller. A ‘3D Sound’ button takes advantage of the triple drivers in each ear cup to deliver realistic sound based on volume and location in-game. Other features include a 14ft cable, removable microphone, and padded ear cups.


CES 2012 – Mighty Dwarf Speaker

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012


Mighty Dwarf Speakers are a series of devices that turn any surface into a speaker. This model features a 5-watt resonating downward-facing driver and plays .mp3 files by using any MicroSD card up to 16GB. It can also connect to any electronics that support a standard 3.5mm earphone jack. Mighty Dwarfs feature a built-in lithium-ion battery that charges via USB and will last up to 12 hours, depending on the volume and base of the sound playing.

New this year at CES is the BlueII Bluetooth model. Like the standard Mighty Dwarf, the BlueII accepts MicroSD cards up to 16GB, but it also can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device for instant streaming. This model features a 10-watt resonating downward-facing driver along with a skyward-directed tweeter that projects a ‘dome’ of sound around the device. It also has a lithium-ion battery with a maximum life of 12 hours.


Tactical Fanboy Gift Idea: Razer Onza Tournament Edition Controller

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

The Razer Onza Tournament Edition controller was designed to be an improvement over the standard Xbox 360 pad. It features a rubberized surface for increased grip and adjustable resistance analog sticks. The “hyperresponse action” face buttons take much less pressure to activate, which is noticeable when you’re, say, playing a fighting game or chainsaw dueling someone in Gears of War, and every press counts. One of the bigger strengths of the Onza is the 15ft braided cable, since Microsoft doesn’t offer their own official wired controller anymore (no more batteries, or optional charge kit). The only flaw, a fairly small one at that, with the Onza is the “Multi-Function Buttons”. These are two programmable bumpers that share real estate with the standard 360 bumpers. At first, it’s quite easy to accidentally press one of the programmable bumpers instead, but a bit of time spent with the pad will adjust muscle memory accordingly. With better designed ergonomics and a lower price point, the Onza TE is a great choice for any 360 gamers our there, professional or not.

Razer Onza Tournament Edition Controller