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Xbox 360’s First Mouse Controller Revealed

Despite Microsoft’s insistence that the Xbox 360 did not require a mouse controller, and that none should be made available, this week’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS) heralded some unexpected news. Not only has a mouse controller been developed for the console, but it’s also shipping to retail globally as you read this.

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aviator1892589d ago

Personally, I can't wait to use this for RTS games. Maybe it might work with some arcade games that have been ported from the PC.

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Lord_Doggington2588d ago

omg, is this real? it's gonna put a HUGE disparity in fps games between mouse users and controller users (mouse users always win)

wicko2588d ago

While you're correct about mouse/kb vs controller, problem is that console games aren't designed to use a keyboard and mouse, so you can't just switch to them on a console and expect it to perform like on a PC. The code to interpret analog sticks is very different from mouse input, so you'll end up with very awkward feeling mouse movements. That's why splitfish and other designs never worked out well.

Lord_Doggington2587d ago

meh, with things like the xfps, you can easily use a computer to interpret mouse movement w/out any deadzone.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

fuckitimout2588d ago

with no rpgs, no fighting games, no rts, no adventure. Only mediocre shooters like reach and cod. This mouse will have no use without good games. 360 is for kids. Ps3 for grownups. Wii for everyone

TheGameFoxJTV2588d ago

Pc, for people with jobs. XD

fuckitimout2588d ago

pc, for people with too much time on their hands and porn addiction

ukilnme2588d ago

"Ps3 for grownups."

PS3 for grownups that act like kids. Fixed.

You are welcome.

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Seferoth752588d ago

Who said anything about N4g = the world?

Any way recent information released and actually in my avatar shows that PS3 has the lowest user base in the 18+ area. Both 360 and Wii dominate PS3 when it comes to the amount of adults that own one and play it as well.

baodeus2588d ago (Edited 2588d ago )

@spydablacc

XBOX 360
Sandbox/action : Crackdown

HackSlash: Dead Rising, ninja blade (ok but not great)

RPG : ME/Fable/Lost odyssey/Blue Dragon/Magna Carta 2/kingdom under fire/infinite undiscovery/last remnent/?

Sim Racing: Forza III/PGR/test drive unlimited

Action/Adv --- Alan Wake/

MMORPG Phantasy Star

TPS : Gears of War

FPS Halo/perfect dark/L4D

Espionage: Splinter Cell

Create Halo Forge/Create/xna/viva pinata

RTS --- halo wars (i could even remember if PS3 has any RTS beside Ruse which is a multiplatform)

Platformers Banzokazooii, Kameo

Arcade: well there are just too much arcade games on x360 to list.

There now i hope you can provide something similar on the ps3. See do some research first before posting man. STFU

HDgamer2588d ago

Why are you choosing pc multiplats on the 360 as well. Please don't make someone put together a list that smashes your lists. Please for your mind sake and your loss of sleep.

BISHOP-BRASIL2588d ago (Edited 2588d ago )

You asked for it... I'm only listing already released full games (mostly reatail, but I'm putting up some PSN games that are long and content filled enough to mean FULL... sue me).

Sandbox (the genre is action, but I believe you either mean huge maps or free roam):
InFAMOUS
Yakuza Kenzan!, 3 and 4 (actually a beat'em'up with free roam, lot's of side missions, like GTA [edit] without [/edit] crap raps nor cars)

Hack'n'Slash (Is Dead Rising Hack'n'Slash? Seriously? What have you been smoking?):
GoW III
Heavenly Sword
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
Genji: Days of the Blade (look out for giant enemy crab's weak point, hit it for massive damage).

RPG (card games aren't RPGs, also I just played ME on my PC, was I dreaming?):
White Knight Chronicles
Ar Tonelico
Atelier Rorona
Demon's Souls
Folklore
Last Rebellion
Disgaea 3
Tears to Tiara

Racing (PGR and Test Drive aren't Sims, they are arcade racings):
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Motorstorm 1 and 2
Riiiidge Racer 7 (LOL)
Wipeout HD
F1 Championship Edition
ModNation Racer
Supercar Challenge.

Action Adventure (Alan Wake is a survival horror game, did you even played it?):
Uncharted 1 and 2
Dark Mist
3D Dot Game Heroes.

MMORPG: I also don't remember any PS3 full exclusive in here... In fact, not even non exclusive, as I believe Free Realms is only on PC for now, it should release in PS3 in November if I remember right. That said, there is an MMO on PS3, Sodium, which is part of Home, but it isn't an RPG.

TPS:
SOCOM Confrontation
Warhawk

FPS:
MAG
Resistance 1 and 2
Haze

Stealth action (Espionage? I know Conviction isn't a prime example of stealth - or of exclusive - but still... LOL):
MGS4

Create... Wait, what? Not only LBP is the only game to claim such a thing as a genre so far, but also a game mode, little feature or some community possibilities aren't full games by any mean!

RTS: Again, point for you. I don't remember any full exclusive RTS on PS3, although there are some on PSN, like Mushroom Wars, there is also lots of turn based stuff, but nothing comparable to RUSE or Civilization Revolution.

Platformers:
Little Big Planet
Ratchet & Clank Future 1, 2 and 3

Arcade: yeah yeah, we get an online store too, chill.

Also in other genres not fitting above, many of which 360 has no equivalent:
Afrika
Heavy Rain
Lair
MLB
Virtua Tennis 4
Siren
Time Crisis
Hustle Kings
High Stakes on the Vegas Stip
High Velocity Bownling
Home

I didn't disagree with you, baodeus, 360 has other games than mediocre shooters. But to think PS3 can't put up a list of games as variated or better than this 360 one is delusional.

EDIT: Now THAT is a wall of text! LOL

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rareairtone2588d ago (Edited 2588d ago )

Well they make controllers for PCs and Macs...what's the difference? They've crossed over in both departments on some things.

Resistance2588d ago

The ability to actually stand up to pc gamers in fps games is what excites me. I'm looking forward to this lol

DigitalAnalog2588d ago

There's one on the PS3 as well:

http://www.bannco.com/

I found one postive review on this:

http://playstationlifestyle...

Turns out Killzone 2 doesn't fare with this (obviously, as the controls are more weighted).

-End statement

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Eiffel2589d ago (Edited 2589d ago )

Microsoft makes some pretty nice mouses. Love my Comfort Optical Mouse 3000. Feels great. Don't see why they haven't looked into one for the 360.

This though, looks interesting.

specialguest2588d ago (Edited 2588d ago )

According to Merriam Dictionary:

4. plural also mous·es : a small mobile manual device that controls movement of the cursor and selection of functions on a computer display

http://www.merriam-webster....

likedamaster2588d ago (Edited 2588d ago )

Eiffel got it right. It's 'mice' only when referring to rodents and 'mouses' when referring to the hardware.

on topic/
It could work for an RTS.

BYE2588d ago

Really? This Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 must be an exception then. Most of the MS mice I used weren't that good quality, I had more luck with Logitech.

DaBadGuy2589d ago

This is awesome. Now all we need is a keyboard and we're set. This mouse will be great for stuff like RUSE.

Dan502589d ago

Or was it just 3rd party memory cards?

T3MPL3TON 2588d ago

You thought correct. A change of policy obviously.

Akagi2589d ago

Looks great, if a little fiddly.

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