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Marvel_us
08-24-06, 10:22 AM
An interesting read. That last part about Windows Anywhere makes sense.

http://gear.ign.com/articles/725/725812p1.html

Bad_Boy
08-24-06, 10:27 AM
is there such thing as a better fps controller than mouse and keyboard?
why dont they just turn on support for it?

people are worried about M+KB users owning controller users online, but isnt that what rankings are for? and if this new "fps controller" is leaps and bounds over the regular controller wouldnt that be unfair as well?

msxyz
08-24-06, 10:28 AM
Bring back the duke and replace the right stick with a trackball.

Here is the perfect FPS controller. Although I'd still take the mouse + keyboard combo over anything

Droid6
08-24-06, 10:45 AM
It doesn't have to be an all out keyboard it could be just be a 15 key layout or something for your left hand and a mouse for your right.

Marvel_us
08-24-06, 11:03 AM
It doesn't have to be an all out keyboard it could be just be a 15 key layout or something for your left hand and a mouse for your right.

They said they want to change the right analog stick, not make a custom kb/mouse combo.

Droid6
08-24-06, 11:13 AM
They said they want to change the right analog stick, not make a custom kb/mouse combo.

It doesn't say anywhere in the article they don't want to make a CUSTOM kb/mouse combo?

Marvel_us
08-24-06, 11:16 AM
It doesn't say anywhere in the article they don't want to make a CUSTOM kb/mouse combo?

You're right it doesn't say that they don't want to make a custom kb/mouse combo, but what is DOES say is.......


The FPS genre was born on the PC, and there's really no arguing that a far more precise degree of control can be had with a mouse and keyboard combination. As reported by ShackNews.com Mr. Walker acknowledged this point but reiterated that Microsoft will not allow in-game mouse and keyboard use on the Xbox 360. Instead, according to Walker, Microsoft is looking into means of refining the right analog stick so as to allow for greater precision. The concept is apparently purely hypothetical at this point, and any final product would apparently be released purely as an alternative controller rather than an upgraded "official" pad. There is, of course, absolutely no word on any proposed release date.

Droid6
08-24-06, 11:29 AM
See I think they don't want to allow kb/mouse support so that when you play online people without keyboards don't get smoked by people with. But, the people with the presicion controllers should also have an advantage. If they don't want full kb support so people won't start asking for web browser suppoert next they could come out with a keyboard with only essential keys for FPS's labelled with arrows and such so there is no doubt of what it's for.