Tag Archives: peripherals
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 | 12:13 BST
Xbox One doesn’t support current-gen peripherals, much to the dismay of anyone who has laid down £150-plus on Turtle Beaches. Microsoft has now issued a statement to say that it’s currently looking at solutions to third-party headset use on its next-gen console.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 | 10:41 BST
Activision has spoken out about the once mammoth Guitar Hero, saying that “the brand won’t go away”, even if the publisher not planning a new title in the series for the foreseeable future.
Thu, Jan 06, 2011 | 12:26 GMT
Nyko’s shown off its 2011 line-up of peripherals at CES, including a new Move gun.
Tue, Jun 30, 2009 | 09:27 BST
Sony wants you to make official bits of PlayStation plastic. It’s extending its “Official License Program” to peripheral manufacturers in Japan, Asia, North America and Europe, the company said today.
What do you get if you sign up? Access to PlaySation tech docs and a nice logo on your packaging. It’s the dream, made real.
Press release after the break.
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 | 22:43 BST
THQ is working on its own gaming peripheral, which is expected to land sometime in 2010.
Speaking with the LA Business Journal, CEO Brian Farrell said that the controller-based title will give THQ an advantage over the competition.
“We have something that we think is different from anything else out there and will give us a competitive advantage,” Farrell said. “Beyond that, we can’t say much.
“What we know is input devices matter now, whether it’s new controllers, control mechanisms, things like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Good input devices have resonated with gamers, so we’re going to be in those market spaces.”
No word on what game this is for, what genre, or anything else was revealed.
Thanks for the tease, Kotaku.
Fri, Feb 13, 2009 | 20:52 GMT
Peripheral manufacturer Mad Catz has reported a net loss of $26.9 million for its latest financial quarter, despite a 19 percent increase in sales to $41 million.
Losses from Q3, ending December 31, stemmed from higher royalty and shipping costs, as well as new product development hires, the company said.
Mad Catz recently revealed the new Limited Edition Street Fighter IV arcade and fightsticks for PS3 and Xbox 360, which are something akin to gold dust at the moment.
Press release after the jump.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 23:37 GMT
Talismoon has announced a new guitar controller, shaped like the Gibson Flying V, called the “Rock Thunder Guitar.”
What’s cool about it is its compatibility with all versions of Guitar Hero and Rock Band for Wii. And it’s wireless, has a five position switch for choosing guitar effects, and a tactile feedback strum bar.
The best part? It has its very own motion sensor which means that you do NOT have to insert your Wiimote into the guitar when playing Rock Band (sorry Guitar Hero).
More pics and info through the link at top.
Mon, Jul 07, 2008 | 17:12 BST
Australianit.news.com is running a rather interesting article about how add-ons have enabled publishers to tap into a completely different market than the so-called ‘hardcore gamer’.
“SingStar’s microphones, Buzz’s game show buzzers and, especially, Guitar Hero’s guitar-shaped controllers, have spawned a new category of game peripherals that
tap in to an audience wanting more than point-and-shoot action,” says the piece.
The site goes on to analyse Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo’s marketing strategies and what affect these new add-ons have not only on our gaming experiences but also on the role of the console in our homes.
Have a good read through the link.
By Mike Bowden