Realistic PS3 Assault Rifle Controller Helps Legitimize Your FPS Blood LustS

A head shot isn't a head shot if you didn't pull an actual trigger to deliver the bullet, right? (No!) Right! This fully-functioning controller that looks just like a real assault rifle will help enhance all of your illusory battles.

The rifle, which connects wirelessly to the PS3 via USB dongle, has all the buttons found on a regular six-axis controller, including d-pad, start and select buttons, and clickable thumb sticks. If that kinda ruins the illusion for you, ignore all those and just jam on that trigger, which is mapped to the R1 button. The gun also packs a speaker for getting in-game sound effects all up in your face.

The controller's manufacturer, CTA, says the gun brings "never-before [seen] realism to first-person shooter games," which makes you ponder just how real you want your first-person shooters to be. Realistic enough that I should be able to aim my shot by pointing the gun at the screen, at least. Or maybe I'd look silly in my fatigues and face paint wielding an assault rifle controller with a glowing pink Move orb at the end of the barrel?

Nah. Shipping August 2 for $65 at [Amazon]