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Thrustmaster unveils new Wii remote charging solutions

Posted in Controllers by Shane McGlaun on October 30th, 2009

thrustmasterwiicontactlessAnyone who spends lots of time playing the Wii can tell you that the batteries in the remote control don’t last that long with heavy use. Replacing all those batteries can be a hassle and Thrustmaster has been offering a line of charging docks for a while now for the Wii.

Thrustmaster has unveiled a couple new charging solutions for the Wii including the T-Charge Stand Contactless+ NW and the T-Charge Quattro+ NW. The contactless solution replaces the stand of the Wii and has spots to charge two remotes with no contacts and you don’t even have to take the silicone sleeves off the controllers.

X-Arcade finally supports Xbox 360

Posted in Controllers by Shane McGlaun on October 27th, 2009

xarcadexbox360If you are an Xbox 360 owner who has been wishing that those fantastic X-Arcade controllers that PC and PS3 gamers have been able to enjoy for a long time worked on your console you are in luck. X-Arcade has finally announced that its controllers will work with the Xbox 360.

A new adapter called the X-Arcade PS2 to Xbox 360 adapter is now available that will let you use the X-Arcade Solo, Dual, or Tankstick with the Xbox. Strangely, it appears the adapter is an adapter for an adapter since you must have the PS2 adapter to play on the Xbox 360.

Fire Dragon USB game controller

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on October 21st, 2009

Fire Dragon USB game controllerAdd this one to the growing line of crappy novelty controllers. It’s a fire dragon for all of you D and D type dudes and dudettes who like to prance around in Elven armor and decorate your place with pewter trinkets.

It’s laid out like an XBox controller and you gotta love that “ergonomic design”. Apparently the tail is removable, so you can get all stabby with the guy playing next to you.

Marvel’s Comic Book Creator is awesome

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on October 21st, 2009

Marvel's Comic Book Creator is awesomeMarvel’s Create Your Own Comic service is obviously for kids, but since when has that stopped you. You’re the guy who plays with Legos and collects Star Wars figures right?

It’s a free online app that allows you to choose your page layouts and drag and drop your favorite Marvel heroes into each panel. Then you can add text, sound effects objects and other stuff for your 4-part series epic.

SplitFish Dual SFX Frag Pro Controller

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2009

SplitFish Dual SFX Frag Pro ControllerSplitFish, the company that sounds like it suffered tragedy on a butchers table and lost all of it’s insides, has announced that the SFX Frag Pro controller will be shipped on November 10th, 2009.

As some of you already know, the controller has a mouse section with a 2000dpi sensitivity as well as a FREVO “Fragchuck” section that functions as a gaming controller for the PC and the Sony PlayStation 3. The SplitFish Dual SFX Frag Pro Controller will cost you $90 each.

Warrior USB Joypad

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2009

Warrior USB JoypadYour current game controller is probably a little boring. Why not spice things up with this Warrior USB Joypad? Channel your inner warrior and use his power to conquer your foes, while trying to forget how uncomfortable this thing is.

The warriors eyes light up and it will vibrate with compatible games. It’s compatible with USB, PlayStation PS3 and PS2. To me, this thing looks like a bat with a Samurai head. I think they may have created a new superhero.

PDP shows off NERF Switch Shot EX-3 Wii blaster

Posted in Controllers by Shane McGlaun on October 8th, 2009

nerfswitchshotex3-sgI am a big fan of NERF Blasters and we have a bunch of them around our house. You never know when you might walk around a corner and take a NERF dart to the head. PDP unveiled a new NERF Switch Shot EX-3 blaster today that also works with the Nintendo Wii.

PDP says the device is Nintendo licensed and can be used in three ways. First, it will shoot a pair of darts that store under the barrel waiting to be used. The device also has a Red Reveal used to play the NERF N-Strike Elite game from EA.

Mad Catz’s Wireless Fender Telecaster is distressed

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2009

Mad Catz's Wireless Fender Telecaster is distressedWe’ve seen plenty of Rock Band guitars, but the new Rock Band ‘Player’s Edition’ Fender Telecaster for the Xbox 360 has a distressed look. For $110. By now I would think everyone has a Rock Band guitar, so $110 seems pretty steep, distressing or no.

The Mad Catz guitar also features Shredderz fret buttons that should make it easier to rock those solos. Some other features include the optional Electro-Harmonix Overdrive Pedal, the back tuning button, tilt mechanism, and a new touch sensitive pickup.

Thrustmaster shows off Wii gaming accessories

Posted in Controllers by Shane McGlaun on October 2nd, 2009

thrustmasterwiifitThe Nintendo Wii proved for the first time that a video game console doesn’t always make players fat and lazy. With the introduction of Wii Fit and the motion required to play Wii sports many gamers found that playing video games could be a work out. Thrustmaster has announced new accessories for the Wii, including some for Wii Fit users.

The Elite Fitness Pack+ NW features a pair of weights for your wrists or ankles, a riser for the balance board to make it a step aerobic platform, a pedometer, a workout mat, and a carry bag. The kit will also be offered with only the riser, mat, and pedometer for $29.99.

Space Foosball turns Foosball into a video game

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on September 22nd, 2009

Space Foosball turns Foosball into a video gameWe’ve seen some crazy Foosball tables, but nothing like this one. It’s clearly from the future and it’s name is Space Foosball. Basically they’ve turned foosball into a tabletop video game.

Sure it takes some of the fun out of it. No spinning paddles that kick a real ball around the table. But think about it. The players can now be anything. Donkey Kong Vs. Mario, Space Invaders… The possibilities are endless.

Thrustmaster unveils Ferrari gamepads

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on September 10th, 2009

Thrustmaster unveils Ferrari gamepadsHere’s one gamepad that looks vroom vroom fast while standing still. These exclusive Thrustmaster gamepads are for the PS3 and PC. They are wireless and of course detailed with Ferrari stylings. The wireless versions are the Ferrari Wireless Gamepad 430 Scuderia and the F1 Wireless Gamepad Ferrari F60.

You won’t pick up any hot babes with these in your hands, but they do look pretty cool and they ship this October for $49.99 each, unless you want a wired version for $10 less.

Mad Catz’s Modern Warfare 2 controllers

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on September 10th, 2009

Mad Catz's Modern Warfare 2 controllersModern Warfare 2 players are going to love this badass third-party controller. It looks awesome and even has extra buttons on the back so you don’t have to take your thumb off the sticks. Moving your thumb to reload or jump can be dangerous.

This baby also sports rubber grips and a “soft-touch finish for extended gaming sessions”, so I guess your hand won’t cramp up. Sadly it’s not wireless, but Mad Catz pledges to provide a “robust and latency free connection with the console.”

Toys “R” Us announces video game trade-in program

Posted in Games by Shane McGlaun on September 10th, 2009

toysrus-sbIf you have been a gamer for a long time like I have you probably have games stuffed in a box somewhere for consoles that went obsolete years ago. Somewhere I still have a box packed with games for the 3DO. If you are tired of those old games hanging around, Toys “R” Us has a new program that will help you get rid of them.

The toy retailer has announced a new trade-in program for video games that covers more than 25 different gaming consoles including classic consoles like the Atari 2600. The trade-in program also covers new consoles like the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 as well.

Logitech wireless guitar and drums for Wii are rocking high prices

Posted in Controllers by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2009

Logitech wireless guitar and drums for Wii are rocking high pricesApparently no one told Logitech that we are in a recession. The Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller and Wireless Drum Controller for Nintendo’s Wii are licensed for use with Guitar Hero and way overpriced. The axe sports a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and metal frets. They even threw in a “noise dampening strum bar and fret buttons,” and a touch-sensitive slider on the fretboard.

The drums provide 3 drum pads and a pair of cymbals, along with the stainless steel kick pedal. A Wiimote slides into each, ruining the illusion.

SexBox 3600 adult console

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2009

SexBox 3600 adult consoleI know some of you guys don’t get out much and so your XBox 360 has become your girlfriend. This is like that, except more official-like. Silicon Xtal has filed a patent for an adult-oriented game console called SexBox. It plays interactive Adult Only rated video game software titles, and has proprietary software and firmware for access to associated AO content and other adult entertainment.

It comes with no controllers. Instead, for about $33 you get a schoolgirl costume and some lotion. And something they simply call a “roter”. I wonder if it will be a hit.