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REvolve: A new type of controller

The REvolve is a controller with a slight difference, instead of the R analogue stick, it has been replaced with a trackball! Pretty cool huh.

The controller, is actually an improvement from it’s predece…… predeces…… Daddy. By making a big leap and changing it into the wireless generation, which is a big deal nowadays.

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The_Infected1271d ago

You could not play FPS games online with enough accuracy. The controller would work ok for some games and not for others. I don't really think I'd like it at all.

Baylex1270d ago

Yes agree with you.. maybe you can play really well RTS, has seen in the video with diablo 3.. but FPS... hmm don't think so

NeoTribe1270d ago

If it works anything like the track ball on those logitech mouses than it can actually be super good for fps. I remember being insanely pro at quake 3 arena back in the day using a track ball mouse.

pixelsword1270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

If it's done right it can; a mouse is just a trackball turned upside-down.

The real issue is keeping it clean from cheeto dust and splooge.

Veni Vidi Vici1270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

I swear most console players don't understand just how accurate and fast a mouse or trackball is when compared to an analogue stick. MS actually did a study between the two and found that players with a mouse were so much more accurate and fast that even mediocre mouse players still dominated the very best analogue players- and this was with console players getting aim assist that PC players don't get.

Source: http://www.techspot.com/new...

A trackball and mouse are basically the same thing. These may not be good for platformers, sports, racing, etc but they'd be MUCH better for FPS's and RTS's. I can guarantee you people would play better in those genres with one of these things.

I've been wanting something like this for the next gen consoles for years. Someone else has already had one of these out for a while for the 360 but it also runs off a translator and those are usually pretty bad. Unless the game is specifically programmed for it, it won't work properly.

Here's the 360 version: http://www.trackballcontrol...

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PopRocks3591271d ago

I remember seeing a supposed controller design for the Steambox with two of those tracking spheres instead of one. Seems interesting, but it would probably take a lot of getting used to.

Lone_Man1270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

oh ..so steam box have 2 of them... oohk now i get it why they dont feel a kick.

Veni Vidi Vici1270d ago

I think what he's talking about is more similar to the PS3 Move. They use two wands that work off of electromagnetism instead of a camera.

http://www.webpronews.com/g...

Qrphe1271d ago (Edited 1271d ago )

This is what the consoles should be offering as an alternative but oh well. I know the DS4 will have a touchpad but nothing compares to the accuracy of a trackball (even more precise than mice); it's the only thing the Pippin got somewhat right.

I had been following this controller; I just hope they work out the drivers and the buttons get mapped properly into a game such Dust 514 to try out for the hell of it (the PS3 can even recognize as a controller what's in the attached image).

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imahustla191270d ago

This could go either way.either its really accurate and good or not.the trackball might make it hard to snap all the way to the side of the screen tho depends on the sensitivity i guess.you could always just go get a mouse and keyboard that works with ps3,there kinda rare to find in a store but they exist.

Veni Vidi Vici1270d ago

Just about any M+KB will work with the PS3. The issue is whether the game will support it. The only game I know that supported it was Unreal Tournament 3.

imahustla191270d ago

Yea but there's a few out there that let you use the mouse n keyboard on n e shooter.i saw 1 on a best buy Clerence rack a while back, said works with back ops(the first 1)

Veni Vidi Vici1270d ago

I think what you saw was one of those Eagle Eye converters or something similar. Those aren't the same. They use a translator and those are usually not very good. I've tried them. There's always some sort of lag or something that doesn't feel right.

What I was talking about is the PS3 will allow you to plug a mouse and KB into the USB ports on the front of the PS3 but that's only good if the game you play is formatted for that. Like I said, the only game that I know of that will allow the use of a M+KB is UT3. There might be others but I don't know of them. The game has to be programmed with that function in it or it won't let you use a M+KB through the PS3.

mixelon1270d ago

This could, if supported well and implemented properly give some players (if they invested enough time learning it) a competitive advantage.

I wish there were more weird controller designs like this.

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