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Xcm PS3 Light Gun is the Mutant Child of a Controller and a Gun

by Lambert Varias

Maxconsole got a couple of videos from console-modders XCM showing the latter’s prototype light gun for the PS3. It’s basically half of a PS3 controller stuck to a light gun. I think XCM is shooting for a controller that’s compatible with all shooters, hence the need to come up with something with a sizable amount of buttons. Killzone ain’t exactly as simple as Duck Hunt.

On the other hand, arcade shmups like the Time Crisis and House of the Dead series have managed to incorporate multiple weapons, reload and a cover system using only a light gun and a pedal, so maybe XCM can still find a way to sexify this ugly mutant.

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Although the video above demonstrated the light gun’s sensor’s capabilities, in the gameplay video below the demonstrator uses the controller in the exact same way as you would a normal PS3 controller, i.e. using the two analog sticks, which kinda makes the point of a light gun moot.

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I’m not a fan of FPS games so I’m not too excited about this accessory, and I don’t think that its current form is comfortable enough to use for long periods of time. What do you guys think?

[via Maxconsole]

Comments (4):

  1. technabob says:

    Seems like a better idea than CTA’s PS3 gun, which LOOKS great, but has no motion sensor built-in. For now, if you can believe it, the Wii is actually best positioned to have the best FPS gun controllers, since all of those games are designed to use the motion-based Wii-mote. Too bad the Wii has the least FPS games out there.

  2. Tony N. says:

    Looks like Namco’s Guncon 3. Not sure if Guncon 3 has motion sensors like this gun does. Looks like a better application for this type of peripheral than just a straight arcade shooter accessory.

  3. Has anyone seen it in action? It’s look like someone just stuck half a ps3 controller on the side of an old guncon, FAIL

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