Mouse/Keyboard Adapter Not All It's Cracked Up To Be

From Xbox360Fanboy.com : "Allowing the use of a keyboard and mouse (or a Dual Shock) on the Xbox 360, the XFPS has created quite a stir here at 360 Fanboy. Hailed by PC using FPS fans as a godsend and decried by proponents of an equal playing field, it's a potentially controversial piece of hardware. When it comes to first person shooters, the advantages of a mouse and keyboard over a control pad cannot be denied, but is it fair for certain 360 players to have a distinct advantage over others? It's an interesting question, but ultimately the answer lies in how well the XFPS actually performs. We put the unit through its paces and see what it's worth.

Setting up the XFPS isn't difficult at all. Just plug it into your 360, attach a wired controller, mouse, and keyboard to the XFPS, and turn on your 360. Once enabled, the XFPS has a standard keyboard and mouse layout, or you can choose to map buttons yourself. To map buttons, you need only tap the program button, the button you want to map on the 360 controller, and the corresponding button on the keyboard or mouse. For example, to map the shoot command to your left mouse button: tap the program button, pull the right trigger on your control, and click the left mouse button. Done. The XFPS only has two USB slots and the controller takes up one of those, so we're not really sure how you program your mouse and keyboard if they're both USB, though it is possible to use the default scheme. To use a Dual Shock (even a PS1 Dual Shock will work) all you have to do is plug it in. The Dual Shock simply mimics the layout of the 360 controller (minus the guide button)."


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Close_Second6377d ago

...they never get this working 100% with games on the X360. The great thing about console gaming is that everyone is on an even playing field in terms of hardware and controllers.

If gamers want to play using the mouse/keyboard combo then they should go back to using their PC.

Captain Tuttle6377d ago

I totally agree. Two completely different styles of gaming.

MicroGamer6377d ago

and no sneaking in stealth combat games is enough to kill off this product before it ever sells it's first unit. The reason people want mouse/keyboard compatibility is because they are more accurate and easier to use then a gamepad, but this product screws all that up. The only thing it's good for is using your dual shock controllers on the 360.

G_CodeMonkey6377d ago

With lacking precision mouse aiming, the benefit is gone. gCM

JPomper6377d ago

This doesn't surprise me, although I bet it works really well with a trackball, if you're into 'em.

DrKing6376d ago

I use a logitech trackball with it and gears and call of duty's both work just fine with it. I did have the 360 freeze up while trying to use it with Farcry though. It does tell you that not all 100% of games will work with it. Also I had to unplug it and re plug it in a couple of time casue it does fail to work. But I will say me being a long time pc player I'm happy to see at least an effort to make a devise like this cause it has gotton me to buy more fps games on 360.

ploody6376d ago

my good friend that i play halo with all the time uses a mouse and keyboard on the original xbox and he does just as well as everyone else, and hes been around computers all his life. using a mouse and keyboard doesn't really make a difference, it doesnt help your accuracy, if people cant use thumbsticks and need something else thats cool, think of the differences between boxer/default/legacy and so on

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Alan Wake 2: Night Springs DLC Review | redabble.

Just when you thought you had escaped the tenebrous fever dream of Bright Falls and its haunted woods, the new “Night Springs” downloadable expansion for Alan Wake 2 pulls you back...

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1nsomniac2d ago

WOW! What an incredible amount of words to say so little.

A bizarre, verbal onslaught "review" that tries so hard to be eloquently whimsical in its writing to cover the fact it doesn't really contain any content. Other than the self explanatory and rehashing what we already know...

Someone's either trying really hard to impress someone at the office or this was written by AI.. Tone it down a bit, It'll give people less of a headache.


Why Metal Gear Solid 3 is the Best Prequel Ever Made

With Metal Gear Solid Delta on its way, we look back to see how the original Snake Eater is the foundation on which the entire Metal Gear series is built and is without doubt the greatest prequel ever made.

just_looken23h ago(Edited 22h ago)

The fact you can kill the end by either changing your console clock or my way when he is on the dock is such a cool Easter egg.

My video/play through i time coded the part of end getting killed at the dock

The river scene with ocelot's dad will also change depending on your kill count

So many things that can change on each playthrough

Oh also the iconic ladder scene always a classic

just_looken21h ago

wait are people upset i gave out spoilers on a 20 year old ps2 game?

Like for real this was on top of alot of charts for sales with so many different versions

SimpleDad21h ago

There are many people (new) that didn't experience the game dude.

just_looken21h ago

It's 20 years old man these new "gamers" are weak

No one here ever turn on a history channel or go to school there are scary spoilers there too.

Getting hate for talking about a 20year old game on a comment section with a article that talks about the 20year old game with spoilers in the article

" original Snake, aka Big Boss, whose DNA was used to create the clones Solid, Liquid and Solidus"

Quick call 911 IGN spoiled the game

Chard19h ago

Wait til he realises there are people born years after MGS3 released who are now getting into mature gaming

just_looken18h ago


I was watching robocop before i grew chest hair are you seriously saying people only play M rated games after they turn 17?

Chard17h ago(Edited 17h ago)

That’s not what I’m saying at all.
Im referring to the weird conclusion you jumped to, which is that anyone who hasn’t played MGS3 by now took too long and are also weak for being bothered by spoilers this long after the original release.

Plenty of people without chest hair will try this remake as their first exposure to MGS3. It’s not somebody’s fault or weakness if they were born in 2010 and had better things to do than play MGS3 prior to this remake. The world doesn’t revolve around you

Aphrodia6h ago

And no one who hasn't played this game yet will know what the hell he's referring too. sensitive, delicate, snowflake.....

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Inverno21h ago

Have an agree, if people haven't bothered playing a 20 year old game and get mad at spoilers then they should stay out of enthusiast posts.

just_looken18h ago

Right and this article has series/game spoilers

Yui_Suzumiya20h ago

I'll call the WHAMBULANCE for the down voters, lol

just_looken18h ago

Right? like wow perhaps i should post about the gta 3 story in the next article get hate there for spoiling that game.

SimpleDad19h ago(Edited 19h ago)

You really are something. Not only does a world turn around you, but you also are sensitive to 5 dislikes.
Who is weak now?
All remakes are done to bring in a new audience and make new money.
Why would you spoil a game or any kind of media for whatever reason If You experienced it?

Ohhh for your Youtube channel... there it is.

Jesus... imagine if someone commented your gameplay. Badly...

My boys will experience this remake for the first time.

just_looken18h ago

1. Its not the dislikes its many post's on this site and other's always the haters or like you mad about spoilers on old old games.

2. My youtube channel is older that most "gamers" today i lost alot of vids do too youtube bots and yourself has no proof even playing any of the games so go ahead post away on stuff you have no idea how to play.

3. My header is real i used to make a few k or more a month or more with mahcinima when bf/gta/halo/world of tanks were in there prime.Now there is just few vids here there

MeteorPanda18h ago

love it.

Just remember while this game came out years ago, theres a whole generation f gamers who would have never played it. it wasn't current for them.

So the remasters are aimed at bringing in new fans of the franchise, posting these may spoil it for some.

just_looken18h ago

The article literally has spoilers in it who the boss's kid is the eva relationship and entire series information you only get by playing the games.

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VersusDMC21h ago

Personally DMC3 is my favorite prequel. MGS3 is top 3 though next to Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

Kinda surprised Red Dead 2 isn't IGN's pick for best prequel.