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Dave Falasco

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Saw something interesting on TeamXbox this morning--a company called Ferraro Design has come up with a prototype mouse/"keyboard" interface for the Xbox. Their peripheral will allow a standard MS USB mouse to be connected, along with a weird thing called "The Claw" that kind of defies description. It sure doesn't look like any keyboard I've ever seen...
Check it out here!
 

Dave Falasco

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I didn't realize that, Brian. I just thought it was interesting because one of the complaints I used to read a lot about Halo was that there was no mouse/keyboard support for it. (Although people seemed to get used to the controller pretty quickly once they played it). And MS seemed pretty adamant that no mouse/keyboard peripheral would ever show up on the 'box, probably to distance themselves from the "PC Lite" image they were fighting early on. I'm not a big keyboard/mouse guy myself, but a lot of FPS fans are, and with Halo already out and the Xbox Live version of Unreal coming, I imagine this news is welcome to the old-school PC FPS crowd.
 

John M Miller

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I'm assuming that the mouse is just the right thumbstick and "the claw" controls all the other functions.
 

Michael St. Clair

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I'm assuming that the mouse is just the right thumbstick and "the claw" controls all the other functions.
Converting positional analog control (mouse) to directional analog control (joystick) is non-trivial. It will be interesting to see if this is the case. If so, I bet it sucks.
 

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