(image credit: HOON) HOON vs Neo Legend Arcade Stick | US$tbc | www.hoon.fr
we never thought a gaming controller could be pimped out any further but the HOON arcade stick proves us wrong. born out of collaborations between French luxury fashion goods firm, HOON and video game specialist NEO LEGEND, this arcade stick controller is hand-made out of blue lacquered oak and wrapped in genuine ostrich leather with its controller hardware from Sanwa. Continue reading HOON’s fashion arcade stick for fashion-chic gamers
(image: Electric Pig) Apptoyz Appgun | £20.00
if you are bored with the lack of reality in shooter games on iPhone, then check the Appgun out. the plastic gun, when uses with the appropriate game, takes advantage of the augmented reality of the iPhone to let user immerse in a game of scoping out those nasty aliens.
the game uses the iPhone camera to view the environment and superimpose the aliens in it. all you have to do is to ‘aim’ at the aliens and unload some virtual rounds into them. the guns is equipped with left and right triggers to fire off normal rounds and lopping some stun bombs. slated to be available in April, the app is free while the gun cost £20.00 (about US$32). Continue reading Appgun uses your iPhone to see and shoot aliens
(image credit: Ten One Design) Fling Tactile Game Controller for iPad | US$24.95 | www.tenonedesign.com
there are console gamers and then there are iPad gamers. if you belong to the latter, then here’s a piece of good news for you. Ten One Design has started taking in pre-orders for the world first tactile controller for iPad, Fling. basically, it is a physical joystick constructed out of transparent materials which allows clear, unrestricted view of your game. Continue reading feel your game with the world first tactile controller for iPad
Thrustmaster T500 RS Wheel and Pedal Set | US$599.99 | www.thrustmaster.com
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seriously, a racing game isn’t complete without a good steering wheel/pedal set. though traditional game pad does the job adequately but it just lacks the realism in it. having said that, a steering wheel/pedal set is a must if you want to get the most out of the most advanced racing game, Grand Turismo 5. i am not posting this because just because this product is new in the market but rather, i am in the process of searching for a quality steering wheel for this game (i am a huge fan of GT franchise). i am a few percentage into the game and stopped because the stock dual shock just don’t justify the driving experience that i will get from GT5. Continue reading Thrustmaster announces Officially Licensed PS3 Steering Wheel
(image credit: PDP) Limited Edition XBOX 360 TRON Controller | US$49.99 | www.pdp.com
this is insane. the TRON fever has reached an incredible proportion. seriously, tell me what else isn’t TRON inspired now? you have everything ranging from replica Lightcycle bike to gaming mouse to headphones and now, console game controllers. this particular item is from Performance Designed Products or PDP for short. the Limited Edition XBOX 360 TRON Controller is a web exclusive and it’s only available from PDP. Continue reading official licensed limited edition TRON XBOX 360 controller
(image credit: EAGLE3) HKS Racing Controller | US$44.99 | www.eagl3.com
the usual form of control for racing game on playstation 3 is via the Sixaxis or Dualshock 3 controller, or for those who has deeper pockets, it would be the gaming steering wheel. for those who are not ready to splurge on a steering wheel, fortunately, there is the HKS Racing Controller, which fills in the gap between a stock controller and a full-fledge gaming steering wheel.
the HKS Racing Controller is born out of a collaboration between the California-based peripheral maker, Eagle3 and the legendary Japanese automotive racing modification company, HKS. with a 37 years old history, HKS is synonymous with racing and it couldn’t get any more appropriate then to brand the controller under HKS Racing. the form and shape of the HKS Racing Controller resembles the DualShock 3 controller and spots the familiar R1/R2, L1/L2 trigger buttons but that’s where the similarity ends. Continue reading HKS-branded hybrid game controller for racing games
(image credit: Sony) Sony Sharp Shooter | US$40.00 | www.playstation.com
playstation 3 shooter game fans looking to improve their game play experience can probably get this soon-to-be released gun attachment for Sony playstation MOVE motion controller and navigation controller. personally, i thought it looks a little less realistic than the ICON Playstation 3 MOVE Battle Rifle, but if sub-machine guns are you’re kind of thing, then Sharp Shooter might be your weapon of choice. Continue reading Sharp Shooter to please fans of PS3 shooter games
(image credit: Razer) TRON Gaming Mouse Designed by Razer | US$99.99 | www.razerzone.com
if you feel all grown up and the toy TRON Zero G Light Cycle isn’t your cup of tea then the TRON Gaming Mouse might be an alternative for fans of TRON. video games and other product movie tie-ins are not uncommon but not a common thing for gaming peripherals.
TRON Gaming Mouse features 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G Laser Sensor and an ambidextrous design which is both left and right hand-friendly. of course, there’s the ‘compulsory’ iconic blue lights trickling all over the mouse. other features include light and sound effects at startup and shutdown, lighting alerts, seven Hyperesponse buttons, ultrapolling and the now-common-to-Razer braided USB cable. Continue reading sci-fi looking TRON Gaming Mouse Designed by Razer
Mitsubishi Electric LCD Monitor | US$tbc | www.mitsubishielectric.com
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ghosting and blur images resulting in fast game play maybe a thing of the past. Mitsubishi Electric will be releasing a LCD monitor that is designed with gaming in mind. so how do they intend to do that? the trick is by controlling its LED backlight and the use of a double-speed interpolation technology at a frequency of 120Hz.
this 23-inch monitor will spot an IPS (in-plane switching) full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px) display designed for three genre of game modes, namely shooter/music games, role-playing games (RPG)/adventure games and sports/racing and action games. each genre or category has a different priority in terms of image quality improvement technologies. Continue reading purpose built LCD monitor for different Gaming Genre
(image credit: ThinkGeek) USB Classic Joystick | US$24.99 | www.thinkgeek.com
ah…. remember your Atari days (and missing it, sorely)? now you can relive those days of furious joystick bending with the USB Atari Joystick. how cool is that? the joystick is, well… USB and it works with PC or Mac without the need for driver. it will work with classic Atari 2600 games and also works as a standard USB joysticks. download the emulator for Windows, Linus or OS X, plug in this retro joystick with a modern tech twist and you are ready to rock the retro gaming world. besides being a functional joystick, it will be a retro piece on your desk among your shiny high-tech stuff. Continue reading new old vintage of the week: USB Classic Atari Joystick