Category Archives: peripherals
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 | 23:48 BST
Virtuix makes omni-directional treadmills, which may not seem relevant to your life interests until you see it in partnership with Oculus Rift and Kinect, bringing us one step closer to 1980′s sci-fi virtual reality experiences.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 03:48 BST
Nintendo of America has made the 3DS XL’s Circle Pad Pro accessory available on its online store, the very first time the over-sized peripheral has been officially offered for sale in North America. It’ll set you back $20, but what price accuracy in games that really work better with twin analog, like Monster Hunter and Resident Evil?
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 00:23 BST
Oh hey, so you remember that foot controller for PC, the Stinkyboard? It’s just called the Stinky now, and creator SteLuLu Technologies would quite like you to check out its Kickstarter, which is after $75,000. The controller gives you four quick-access buttons, like a D-pad, and is suggested for shooters who don’t like taking their fingers off the WASD keys and strategy players keen to up their actions per minute.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 23:18 GMT
Coming in May to Wal-Marts (of course) in the USA: a camo Xbox controller. It’s wireless and costs $55. Buying one means you’re obliged to mod your TV and Xbox 360 system with camo shells also, because otherwise this would be useless. Big picture after the jump.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 23:16 GMT
This is a bit of a weird one. Stinkyboard is a PC peripheral you control with your feet, giving you four extra commands without having to take your hands off the mouse or WASD keys. Its creators suggest it could be of benefit to competitive shooters, since you can strafe or reload without interrupting your movement, and to strategy players, since a few extra macros will up your actions per minute. It’s going to be Kickstarted some time in the near future, and will be on show at PAX East from March 22 through 24. More information on the website.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | 23:51 GMT
Microsoft has announced a new 320GB HDD for the Xbox 360, which will launch in March in the US for $130. The add-on comes pre-loaded with three games – Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Ms. Splosion Man and Pinball FX2 with Sorcerer’s Lair. An Xbox.com product page has all the relevant details, but we haven’t heard anything about availability outside the US yet.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | 01:24 GMT
Razer is re-releasing its range of StarCraft 2 branded accessories to celebrate the launch of Heart of the Swarm.
Mon, Feb 04, 2013 | 22:49 GMT
Head mounted display Oculus Rift has been redesigned for the comfort of those who wear glasses.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 | 21:46 GMT
Logitech has announced its intention to cease manufacture of console accessories by the end of 2013.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 | 00:04 GMT
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 | 20:39 GMT
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 | 01:47 GMT
Tomb Raider’s colour palette may edge more towards the other end of the spectrum in promotional artworks, but given the vast quanitites of red sauce Lara spurts as you carelessly fling her onto spikes and underneath falling rocks, the colouring of this special edition Xbox 360 controller is quite appropriate.
Wed, Jan 09, 2013 | 16:18 GMT
PlayJam has announced new stretch goals for its GameStick Kickstarter campaign.
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 | 23:07 GMT
God of War: Ascension won’t hit retail alone; Sony’s Australian representatives have sent over a few images of a new special edition Dual Shock 3 which will accompany the PlayStation 3 exclusive. The Kratos-themes controller will arrive in Australia on March 14. See it in full glory through the break.
Thu, Jan 03, 2013 | 23:49 GMT
Mad Catz is adding its own line of controllers, mice, keyboards and headsets to the growing number of accessories designed for mobile gaming. Kotaku reports the GameSmart line uses Bluetooth Smart to connect to a range of devices – Android tablets and smartphones, iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches, Windows 8 tablets and PCs. The peripherals will be shown at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show next week.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 | 18:14 GMT
Sony’s Play Days promotion has returned, and starting today through January 12 in North America, various retailers will be offering up to 60% off on select PS3 accessories. Head below for the list.
Mon, Dec 03, 2012 | 15:13 GMT
Like giving your ears a ruddy good pounding when you’re drilling into the enemy’s kill-death ratio? Turtle Beach has kindly offered VG247 a set of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Ear Force Sierra headphones to give away to you, the readers. All you have to do is submit your details below to enter.
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 | 15:27 GMT
Oculus Rift developer kits will now ship in March 2013, instead of December, according to an update on the peripheral’s Kickstarter page.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 | 05:36 GMT
The Japanese government has cracked down further on flash (R4) cartridges for Nintendo handhelds.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 | 07:21 GMT
Razer had delivered on its April promise to produce a mouse for left-handed gamers. Engadget reports the Ouroboros can be customised for either left- or right-handed grips, making it technically ambidextrous, but still a whole lot better for Southpaws than using a standard mouse. It boasts 11 programmable buttons and up to 8,200 DPI, and costs $130 with a charging dock.