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Game Controllers

Game controllers

The biggest rivalry in entertainment this season may not be duelling TV shows, recording stars, or film franchises, but two video games.

Friday, 9 December, 2011, 12:00am

Xbox360 Kinect

Xbox360 owners no longer have to envy Wii-owners. A couple of years after the introduction of Nintendo's action console, Microsoft has come up with their own motion sensing game play - Kinect.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


The biggest event of the year in the gaming industry, the annual E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), has wound to a close in Los Angeles, with the Big Three - Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft - announcing new products.

5 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Revolutionary gaming

Sony and Microsoft are coming out with updated game consoles - the PS3 and the Xbox 360 respectively - within the next six months.

They'll offer a big boost in processor performance and support dazzling, life-like graphics, but won't drastically change the way you play games.

25 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

The right tools for the job

THERE'S NO QUESTION that the right tool makes all the difference. You can't blow up aliens properly without a joystick and you can't experience anything like the thrills of Formula One racing with a gamepad. There are so many game controllers out there I can't provide a definitive guide to the best, but here are a few good models that can be found in most Hong Kong computer shops.

26 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Shake-up required as fixed-exchange-rate sales to distributors hurt

Computer accessory manufacturer Logitech intends to slash operational costs in response to a business slowdown caused by the regional financial crisis.

13 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Gates puts big ones on line for progress

Bill Gates has balls. Big ones. And he is not afraid to show them in public, which is why he has turned his mouse upside down and released Microsoft Trackball.

People fit neatly into two categories: those who like mouses (not mice, thank you!) and those who prefer trackballs.

18 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Joystick designed to attack 3D games

A joystick developed in Australia and the United States for three-dimensional computer games comes out in Hong Kong this month.

SpaceOrb 360 has been developed especially for games such as Quake, Doom and Descent, exclusively for the PC platform, according to local distributor Turbo Channel.

23 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Product Design guns for more action in game market

Enhancing realism and injecting new life into television games is part of Project Design and Trading Company's core business.

The Hong Kong company is a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of TV game accessories.

15 Oct 1996 - 12:00am


Logitech, the company that claims to be the world's largest manufacturer of mice, has unveiled a new joystick or pointing device for IBM-compatible PCs aimed at devotees of action computer games such as Doom or Duke Nukem 3D.

29 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

SideWinder's steady hand

Microsoft has unleashed yet another amazing product for its many fans, the SideWinder 3D Pro, a high-performance joystick.

The SideWinder has a digital and analog mode which enables the joystick to be compatible with Windows 95 and MS-DOS.

26 May 1996 - 12:00am

High-flyers hit snags

The thrill of flight. Did you get a rush while carrying out missions in the FA/18 or X-wing craft? Dedicated flight-simulation gamers now have a new option.

Sierra On-Line recently introduced Silent Thunder: A-10 Tank Killer II. This will inspire jaded fans of flight-simulation games, since a change always injects new interest.

19 May 1996 - 12:00am

Trackballing evolution of super device

IN 1963, Mr Doug Engelbart invented the computer mouse, a small hand-held device designed to control the movement of the cursor on the screen.

The original mouse was a simple wooden analogue device with metal wheels connected to resistor shafts to correspond mouse movements to cursor movements on screen.

18 May 1993 - 12:00am