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How about adding the cool feature of controlling the motion in-game with the physical movement of your Sony PSP console, just like you can do it with games for most modern smartphones such as the iPhone for example? You can now add such a feature on Sony’s PlayStation portable consoles with the help of an additional accessory called the TiltFX Motion Control and the best of all is that the controller already works with most of the popular games for the PSP. TiltFX delivers real ‘Tilt’ control using the 3D movement of your PSP thanks to the TiltFX G-sensor tat features a 3 axis, high resolution MEMS accelerometer and powerful microprocessor that are designed to detect the motion of you PSP as you move it and thus creating a revolutionary way to play your PSP games…
Take your games to the next level with the latest motion sensing control. TiltFX works with all games by replacing the Direction controls with High Resolution ‘Tilt’ control so now the 3D movements of your PSP actually control the game. The TilfFX accessory is compatible only with the PSP-2000 and PSP-3000 series of consoles and it needs to be plugged in into the accessory connection at the bottom left part of the portable console. If you have a first generation PSP Fat console (PSP-1000 series), then you are not out of luck however as there is a different version especially for that console, but if you have the latest PSP Go, then unfortunately you are out of luck with this accessory. The TiltFX controller is especially great for racing games as with them the PSP console itself becomes the wheel you are rotating to drive the virtual car in the game, something that you should really try.
TiltFX Motion Control is available with a price of $19.99 USD.
Bring your tablet-based gaming to the next level with the Joystick-it Tablet Arcade Stick. The Joystick-it gives you a real physical joystick for increased precision with touchscreen based games on your Apple iPad device. Simply press down to attach the Joystick-it to your iPad’s screen where the control pad for your finders is placed and you’ll be able to enjoy improved gaming. No wires or batteries needed.
The Joystick-it works with thousands of different game apps. Any game that has an on-screen control pad of some kind is perfect for the Joystick-it. Simply run your game of choice, place the Joystick-it over the on-screen control pad and push down. The Joystick-it sticks to the glass of your display and is ready for action. The lightweight solid milled-aluminum construction of the Joystick-it adds more precise movement and faster response time for enhanced playability. When you’re done, simply pull-up on the Joystick-it to remove from the screen.
The good news is that the Joystick-it works with any device which features a capacitive touchscreen. This includes not only the Apple iPad, but also many Android-based tablets that are going to be widely available this year. The Joystick-it will also work with mobile phones that use capacitive touchscreen displays, however it may not be ideal for this purpose because of its size as compared to the phone’s size which is much smaller than that of a tablet.
The price of the Joystick-it is $24.99 USD and it is expected to be available by the end of January.
Finally the Star Wars saga continues in the new videogame Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, developed by LucasArtsIn it you’ll be casted as Darth Vader’s “Secret Apprentice” code-named “Starkiller”, but born as Galen Marek. The expansive story, created under direction from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope movies. In it, you are going to assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi – and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny, as you hut down the remaining Jedi after Emperor Palpatine orders them killed.
As its name implies, The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force. But the Wii version will not only give you a solid story-line involving the Darth Vader’s secret apprentice, but you’ll also experience a new style of gameplay only the Nintendo Wii can offer. With the Wiimote and Nunchuck you’ll be able to battle your way through your enemies utilizing your Lightsaber attacks and Force powers in a way you never thought will be possible. Not only can you experience this new control system in story mode, but you can also try your Jedi skills against a friend in the special “Battle Mode” available only in the Wii version of the game. Joining the Dark Side doesn’t seem like such a bad idea after all now, does it?
Now you probably can’t wait to get your hands on the lightsaber errr… I mean the Wii-mote and start wreaking havoc being one from the dark side of the force… I’m not sure about you, but I can’t wait…
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed game for Nintendo Wii is available for $46.99.