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CES: Mouse and Keyboard Control Coming to Xbox 360

Ask any hardened PC gamer and they'll tell you there's no better way to control a first-person-shooter other than a mouse and keyboard combination. With the Eagle Eye 360 from Penguin United, Xbox 360 gamers can do just that. (Xbox 360)

Bigpappy  +   1860d ago
360 games aren't made with mouse and keyboard in mind.
Arup02  +   1860d ago
Console games aren't made with mouse and keyboard in mind

AndrewRyan  +   1860d ago
If this is true and people can actually use "gaming" mice and are good with it many controller scrubs will be complaining that they are getting killed instantly.
toaster  +   1860d ago
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ;)
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1859d ago
This is nothing new there have been K&M adaptors for consoles for a long time now.

They force K&M into games by fooling the console to understand entries as those coming from a common controller, this plague all adapters to generally the same problems of loose controls. Not only those things create input lag but the differences in the way mouses and analog sticks work, make them almost incompatible to conversion and really hard to tune right, coulpled with the fact games aren't designed for it, you'll be lucky if you don't end up with an awkward unresponsive mouse and gameplay worse than what it was with gamepad.

EDIT: @AndrewRyan

I was just playing Bioshock and, man, I definetelly hate your guts! :)
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MAJ0R  +   1860d ago
well i do now their are mouse and keyboard for PS3 as well, but I don't think you can get the sensitivity like you can from a pc mouse
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kingjoker34  +   1860d ago
hasnt there always been a adaptor for mouse and keyboard for consoles?
xTruthx  +   1860d ago
Doesn't perform the same
xDaRkModEx  +   1859d ago
This is the 3rd time i see a article about the same product. I do not know why people approve this even if it's not even a official controller.
NegativeCreepWA  +   1859d ago
K&M don't belong on consoles, takes away the even playing field you get on consoles. I say if you want to use K&M stay on your damn PC. As for K&M being better it depends on what your used to I actually play better with a controller and if your playing on a console and everyone is using controllers it doesn't matter if K&M is better because everyone is using the same controller anyways.
gcolley  +   1859d ago
its for cheaters who can't win any other way. mouse and keyboard wins everytime, so the increase in popularity of this rubbish will ruin xbox live. oh well, it was good well it lasted. i don't care how bad you are with a controller, it is no excuse to cheat, no matter what their delusional justifications are.
xTruthx  +   1850d ago
You think using m&k is cheating lol, not everyone is good with mouse and keyboard.
theonlylolking  +   1860d ago
This is great news since the XIM3 is taking forever to release.
theafroman  +   1860d ago
that is actually pretty cool awesome.
Ace Killa 08  +   1860d ago
Didn't it already have support for mouse n keyboard. Or was it just keyboard ?
ingiomar  +   1859d ago
it was just keyboard for some games i think.

I remember playing Final fantasy and Phantasy Star Universe

those are MMO's, i don't remember it working on other games.
Fallouts  +   1860d ago
next, the internet with windows 7.
LunaticBrandon  +   1860d ago
Then MS blocks it from being used because of whining.
Xfanboy  +   1860d ago
I played BlackOps on ps3 today & the turns were way to slow 4 me!! It's hard to go back to a controller so this could help!
eggbert  +   1860d ago
it doesn't increase sensitivty. When you move the mouse to the right, it tells the game your analog stick is pushed all the way to the right. Sensitivity cannot be changed except within the game itself.

I know how you feel though, I've gone through so many different controllers, and neither the PS3 or 360 controllers have anywhere near the accuracy a mouse allows.

Your best bet is still Fragfx, only problem is they are hella expensive.
Xfanboy  +   1859d ago
ok thanx!! ill check it out!! the slow motion under water feel of turning is a b!tch after counter strike.
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gcolley  +   1859d ago
then stay off console. it is unfair to play against controllers with a mouse. so if the only way you can 'supposedly' play is by cheating then why bother. everyone else makes do with a fair controller, why do people like you have to ruin it for the rest?
apocalypse73  +   1860d ago
lol,360 what will they whip up next.i gotta hint.gamesssssssssssssssssssss .make some gone soft.imo
gcolley  +   1859d ago
wha??? this has nothing to do with MS
eggbert  +   1860d ago
this device (the ps3 version at least) has some pretty good reviews, however there are some problems I've noticed from the reviews that have made it a non-buy for me.

For one, the sensitivity of the mouse does not transfer over. I don't really know why I was expecting this converter to give the the aiming reticule a speed boost, I guess I was just tired of the tortoise like speed even with analog sticks moved all the way to the sides. With the eagle eye, when you move quickly to the right, the game acts as if you are holding the analog stick all the way to the right, and the camera acts accordingly. Due to the low sensitivity of the games, you would need to move fairly far in order to do a full circle turn. PC gamer's who are accustomed to doing 720's with a 1 inch movement will be heartbroken.

Also, some of the reviews are saying that the horizontal movement is more sensitive than the vertical movement. No idea why that would be.

But if you HAVE to use a mouse, and you don't want to use Fragfx, then this is your best bet. The minor problems I mentioned probably' aren't dealbreakers for the average person.
Shuklar  +   1859d ago
On the PS3 version of the device, the connected mouse's DPI DOES affect the speed of the aiming. Not sure if it will for the 360 version.
Shackdaddy836  +   1859d ago
Lol. Accuracy of mouse + auto-aim handicap in console games = win for me :)
Pandamobile  +   1859d ago
Auto-aim screws you up more than anything when playing with a mouse. I have the PS3 Eagle Eye.
256bit  +   1859d ago
keep in mind i have the EAGLE EYE for ps3 and also the fragnstein. they do not perform the same as PC games. its still a useful device but you wont get the same results as a PC.
ATi_Elite  +   1859d ago
Your correct.

This device just lets you use a KB/M but it really just translating the input moves of the KB/M back into controller moves.

Lag will be involved and it will never feel like Native KB/M on PC. Next Gen consoles will have Native KB/M support but Sony and M$ should incorporate native KB/M for those that want it now. Sony may have it already actually, just Google it.
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256bit  +   1859d ago
exactly. those devices will just mimic the controller which is differ than the m/kb. its basically like moving the right joystick with your hand on top of it. thats how it feels. which is kind of dumb...
kasasensei  +   1859d ago
Emulation will never be as good as native keyboard/mouse controls. Every accessory like this one is perfectly useless.
ufo8mycat  +   1859d ago
I guess this will be good for people who don't have enough skill to aim for themselves (gamepad), instead need a high precision device to assist them in aiming.
Resistance  +   1859d ago
Well I'd personally love to play against console gamers who have a M&K setup. More competition.

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