FragFX controller coming to the UK
- Posted January 17th, 2008 at 08:08 EDT by
- 7 Comments
First person shooter fans have long cited that playing the genre on the PC is much better than with a console's controller due to the preciseness a mouse and keyboard provides for aiming and movement. North American PS3 owners have already been able to experience this increase in precision for a while with SplitFish's FragFX controller and now the UK will too.
The FragFX controller is set up to mimic a PC's mouse and keyboard combination as it offers a true mouse with appropriate mouse pad and a multi directional analog stick to control the character's movement. Also of interesting note is that the controller features a "frag" button that allows users to slow target movement down for better aim accuracy. The controller provides SixAxis support and is compatible with every PS3 game as well as makes surfing the web through the console much easier.
This setup is said to be "ideal for experiencing the traditional PC mouse and keyboard style game play of shooter games in a console environment". Capitalizing on the success of the Nintendo Wii's controller, the FragFx's analog stick is very similar to the Wii's nunchuck in design and implementation. It does a good job at "providing Wii-like motion sensitivity for the PlayStation 3", claims the manufacturer, adding, "In games like Resistance: Fall of Man, to reload a weapon or to rifle butt an opponent, the user can swing the FragChuck".
The SplitFish FragFX controller is available now for GBP 44.99.
Source: Games Dog UK
- 3:12am EST - January 17th, 2008
1st! keyboard/mouse combo can't be beat for FPS.
- 4:18am EST - January 17th, 2008
hmm nice but reli all im looking for a bluetooth keyboard! in time for Home and In-game XMB soo i can quickly type messages to mates instead of use this current slow method with the Sixaxis..
- 6:53am EST - January 17th, 2008
i hear you ricey ,it sux and i need one too
- 7:00am EST - January 17th, 2008
I heard that this fragfx wasant that good, it was not precise this comes from other consumers who bought it. I was going to get it too but reviews were not great on this. Plus I want something like this to be bluetooth no wires
- 8:07am EST - January 17th, 2008
keyboard +mouse is the best for fps, all ps3 games should let us be able to choose to play like this!
- 9:51am EST - January 17th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... i heard about this but i'm still undecided, is this not a bit like cheating?? not as in that u've got control over the game but you certainly have an advantage over other players
- 11:58am EST - January 17th, 2008
That's pretty much the schtick they used to sell the XCM on the 360, a keyboard-and-mouse to 360 controller adapter. It was pretty much unuseable... let's hope the FragFX works better.
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