In the music video for his aptly-named track Arcade, M4SONIC is seen playing a custom-made arcade-style joystick that's actually a MIDI instrument. Instead of using a piano keyboard, or a rhythm pad filled with countless buttons to trigger MIDI samples, this creation let M4SONIC channel his childhood Street Fighter…
This automotive concept sketch from 1979 predicted a future where car interiors would resemble an airplane's cockpit. But while this must have looked decidedly cutting-edge at the time, the inspiration, in a way, was pure nostalgia.
Die-hard first person shooter fans might swear by the accuracy and precision of their PC keyboards. But those digital keys don't provide as much finesse as the analog joysticks on console controllers. So Ben Heck levels the playing field with this analog keyboard hack.
Touchscreens work fantastic for certain types of games, but when there's a lot of fast action, a physical joystick is the only way to go. And researchers at Keiko University have developed a controller that doesn't need batteries or a connection to your device.
This typewriter will look familiar to many of you—in fact, your parents might still have one tucked away, like mine do. I'm willing to bet your 'rents didn't have a giant red joystick sticking out of theirs, though.
Much like the multi-million dollar jet systems that inspired it, the Saitek Pro Flight X65F joystick/throttle system for PCs doesn't move at all. That's right, not an inch, and yet the controls were compared to mind control. [ars technica]
Why do we reserve the glory of carbon fiber for lightweight performance items? You know, other than durability and expense?
Natal may be the latest gaming breakthrough, but it's just one of many evolutions and revisions in controller designs over the years. Whether it was the gamepad, analog controls, or a fishing rod, there have been plenty of neat innovations.
If you've really got to have that authentic panicky feeling you get due to extreme turbulence and testy wind conditions, Logitech's new Force Feedback Flight System is probably just the controller for you. Make no mistake, this is one hardcore setup.
XCM is building the world's first rumbling joystick. You know, like a Street Fighter IV Tournament Stick, but with the shakes.
Just a few months ago, Mad Catz was known for making generic, mediocre console accessories to undercut companies like Sony and Nintendo. Then they announced their Street Fighter sticks and the gaming world went nuts.
Here's one way to get hooked on video games—retro joystick controller coat hangers!
The M.A.D. Gamepad is a mini USB gamepad that features an even minier steering wheel. We're not sure it's the most practical, ergonomic gamepad we've ever seen, but we sure admire the effort and, we'll be honest, the ludicrousness. Here's what just the wheel looks like:
Though it bears a very strong resemblance to another joystick/cell phone patent we've recently seen, Nokia's take on mobile gaming is slightly different cause rather than house a pop-up joystick in your cell phone's mid-riff, they want you to use your stylus as a joystick. Seems like a neat trick as long as it's a…
The Hang & Play coat hangers are just a Felipe Morales concept, but surely these are not at a "could never be reproduced except by a mystical robot from the future that could absolutely never exist because it would destroy, by laser, the great grandmother of its creator when it traveled back in time therefore creating…