Peripheral-maker's new gadget will let gamers play console games with a PC control scheme.
When forced to play a console first-person shooter with a friend, many persnickety PC gamers will constantly bemoan how controllers feel clumsy compared to a mouse and keyboard. Well, game-peripheral Lik-Sang has now created a way to stop the aforementioned whining. The Hong-Kong based peripheral-maker has just announced SmartJoy FRAG, a new device that will allow gamers to hook up a PC keyboard and mouse to their PlayStation 2 or Xbox.
"SmartJoy FRAG is a unique adapter that allows you to connect standard PS/2 compatible mice and keyboards to your PlayStation 2 or Xbox console," said the company in a statement on its Web site. "You will be able to enjoy First-Person Shooters (FPS), or any other game where targeting is important, the way they are meant to be played." The site offers video of the device being used with SOCOM II and Halo, in which it claims to have "doubled hit rates in all tested First-Person Shooters." SmartJoy FRAGs will also support advanced features such as mouse inversion and deadzones.
News source: GameSpot