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The World's First 3D Gaming Mouse 67

Posted by Zonk
from the it-lurches-from-kentia-hall dept.
Jay Cruise writes "The world's first 3D gaming mouse was unveiled at the 2006 E3 Expo. The Game O' 3D gaming mouse offers PC gamers an 'unfair advantage' by allowing them to execute moves that are not possible using just a keyboard and a traditional 2D mouse. For example, in FPS, Game O' offers gamers a way to move forward, backwards, sideways, jump, crouch, pitch, yaw and roll without using the keyboard." For a more cynical opinion, I submit to you Ars Technica's take on the device. From that piece: "Your head just explodes. It's a terrible thing, and the nub on the side for some reason randomly makes you crouch. The man showing me the product was quick to add that you could set up the controls however you wanted. The software to do this even looked nice. This doesn't help the fact that playing a first person shooter with one hand is a bad idea. You'd still need a hand free to like, you know, reload? You could probably use those buttons, but in the demo they were set to look up and down. What if you're playing a game where you can peek around corners? You simply need the keyboard."
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  • Space Orb 360 (Score:2, Informative)

    by JCZorkmid (693710) on Friday May 12, 2006 @03:48PM (#15321166)
    SpaceOrb 360 is the greatest game controller ever made (IMO, of course). I still have three of them (two for backup). I love it. Especially for games that have multiple walking speeds (push a little bit, move slow, push harder, move fast).

    I thought it was the easiest, most obvious game controller I'd ever seen, but a lot of other people couldn't use it. Not saying I'm "better" in any way. I just think that it was made for a certain type of brain, and I've got one.

    I hope all three never break. Jay at Birdman's Lair [planethardware.com] is trying to make his replacement drivers work for Vista.

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