Beyond the Joystick: Game-Specific Controllers Threaten to Overrun Your Home

Itching to do virtual scribble scratches or kick flips? Activision's got you covered with two titles due out for all consoles this fall. The company behind Guitar Hero believes that the millions of gamers who paid real money for a plastic guitar or drum set-not to mention Wii Fit's Balance Board-can't wait to shell out for other single-use controllers.

With the upcoming release of DJ Hero, you can soon get funky on a simulated turntable; Tony Hawk: Ride will let you drop wicked tricks on a stationary skateboard loaded with motion sensors. Will these gadgets become fixtures in geek cribs, or have they gone a peripheral too far?

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