How The GunCon 3 Will Work: It's a Wiimote

Of course, we haven't seen many light gun controllers in the last few years since high-definition televisions became all the rage -- the standard gun design only works with tube televisions.

But the GunCon3 apparently works... just like the Wiimote, actually.

"For the GunCon 3, you place two markers on the left and right sides of your TV screen. A camera inside the muzzle of the gun detects the position of the markers, and thus you can use it regardless of your monitor [type]. There are six buttons on the device and two analog sticks. One of them is placed on a "sub-grip" that you hold with your left hand, and another is on the barrel of the gun."

Interestingly enough, Game Watch notes that while the US and Europe will get the gun in the orange color shown, Japan will get a black gun. Well, la ti da, Japan. At least we get the real thing.

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SmokeyMcBear6210d ago

ps3 has no region coding huh, well guess ill be getting that gun on ebay then, original grey NES Lightgun FTW.

sadiq6210d ago

dont lightguns only work on 2b tvs?

Kleptic6210d ago

the gun uses markers that you place on the side of the tv, similar to the sensor bar for the wiimote I guess...so it isn't the same as traditional light guns apperantly...

sadiq6210d ago

im just hoping they will sell the guncon 3 seperately bcuz i dont want some 3rd party junk for player 2

MannyHarlem1416210d ago

Thats unfotunate... i wanted to stick up the local convinience store with my guncon, that orange gun is ugly, can't they make it white

Kleptic6210d ago

until they release a guncon with the arcade version's recoil...it won't be the same...did they ever have one for the ps2?...I bought time crisis for the ps1 a long time ago...and it kind of sucked...the arcades where always fun...but the console version was extremely cheesy...

ITR6210d ago

Time Crisis 2 had it.

But it died about every 2 weeks. It never was reliable. (consumer ver.)

At least I beat the game before I took it back to EB.

surferace226210d ago (Edited 6210d ago )

the guncon should be wireless. I mean why not it's only right every other controller is , so heres to hoping it is(chuging beer).


Time Crisis 4 | Good Game Review

GG writes: No trip to the arcade is complete without some light gun blasting action. Especially co-op style! So we're going to have a look at what's still one of the best around, the classic blast-em up, Time Crisis 4.


El33tonline Review: Time Crisis: Razing Storm (PS3)

El33tonline writes:

"... Now though, light gun games seem pretty darn archaic compared with what’s available on home consoles and PCs, what with full 3D first-person shooters that allow gamers to interact with environments and move through areas at their own pace, using their own strategy and guile (and arsenal of weapons) to make it through a wall of enemies. Now-a-days, ‘on-rails’ shooters are considered a cop out – why not just make a full 3D game?

Just because something seems a little old, however, doesn’t mean that it’s not a whole ton of fun, and Time Crisis: Razing Storm packs enough ‘old fun’ onto one disc to make you forget about advances in videogames, and just lets you kick back, squeeze the trigger and have a blast!"

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Move, dodge, kill: Time Crisis Razing Storm on the PS3 gets pirates | Ars Technica Preview

Motion controls such as those found on the PlayStation Move and the Nintendo Wii give you the option of bringing a very specific arcade genre into your home: the light gun game.

We've seen these games on Nintendo's system, but with Time Crisis: Razing Storm Namco, Bandai has the chance to further prove the PlayStation 3 can be a good home for the "kill everything on screen" games.

Razing Storm doesn't just include the titular game, it also packs in the arcade version of Time Crisis 4, as well as the little-known Deadstorm Pirates. For $50, that's quite the variety of games.

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deadreckoning6665018d ago (Edited 5018d ago )

Its been known that Deadstorm Pirates would come with this game for a while now. How did this get approved?

Kors5018d ago

This article is Preview of the games, not news.

darkdoom30005018d ago

Luckly not the bad pirates ;)

Tommykrem5018d ago

I am quite likely to purchase this fine product.

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