Penguin United’s Eagle Eye brings keyboard and mouse support to PS3 shooters

With PS3 having USB ports here and there, I really thought FPS gaming would be a walk in the park (since I’ve been playing FPS in the PC), but no… I had to deal with using the gamepad as my WASD keys and mouse, which is not that comfortable compared to using the ever friendly mouse and keyboard.

FPS purists, Penguin United brings us The Eagle Eye, a USB hub that acts as an interface between the PS3 and any standard USB keyboard/mouse. Sounds good right?

The company plans to ship the accessory later in the year for approximately $60

Written by: Marc Macayan - News Contributor

  1. #1 by mcloki on July 6th, 2010

    What makes this different than regular 2 dollar USB hub?

  2. #2 by Marc Macayan on July 6th, 2010 [ 3516 Points ]

    ^ Not being sarcastic but do regular hubs let you play using keyboards/mouse on PS3 shooters?

  3. #3 by Jay on July 6th, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    yeah, I plugged in USB keyboards and mice and they work on PS3, though, I have a 60GB with 4 ports, so I never needed a hub, but I never tried the mouse on an FPS or anything, though, so the hub on there might assign controls differently, not sure, never tried

  4. #4 by Tosh on July 6th, 2010 [ 1127 Points ]

    I’m sure the USB hub ports the PlayStation buttons to buttons on the keyboard and mouse.

    I think there is actually one game that supports keyboard and mouse by default. Unreal Tournament 3. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  5. #5 by Luke on July 6th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    Bottom of this page: has a video of how you go about setting it up. You need to assign all the keys to it.

    I think this converter makes all the games that are out there compatible to play using a mouse and keyboard. Would be great if Steam gave you the ability to play against cross platforms.

  6. #6 by Trev on July 6th, 2010 [ 26623 Points ]

    not cool. there was a reason why unreal tournament segregated keyboard and mouse users from joypads and that’s because of the advantage a mouse holds. imagining playing any game online with nothing to stop you coming up against someone with this kind of advantage strikes fear into my heart. anyone could have a significant advantage over you through means other than, skill, practice and knowledge. it will lead to a whole new brand of cheaters.

  7. #7 by Elusivellama on July 6th, 2010

    About time, mouse and keyboard is the only way to play FPS games. I’d completely wreck any gamepad user with my m/kb, and I don’t consider myself to be an extremely good player.

  8. #8 by Ravenitrius on July 6th, 2010 [ 1285 Points ]

    Ah good ol mouse and keyboard. It’s just what I’m used to. For the controllers, I had to increase the sensitivity to what I am normally used to on a computer. I’m also a terribad FPS player but I only play for fun not competitiveness.

  9. #9 by Kratos on July 7th, 2010

    I hope Sony BANS every single person using this. First of all, there are turbo buttons, which are clearly cheating devices. Also, consoles are meant to be played with controllers. If you don’t like that, play on your PC or hook your PC up to your TV. Simple as that. Don’t ruin MY console multiplayer experience with your mouse.

  10. #10 by topthis on July 7th, 2010 [ 985 Points ]

    Kratos: I hope Sony BANS every single person using this. First of all, there are turbo buttons, which are clearly cheating devices. Also, consoles are meant to be played with controllers. If you don’t like that, play on your PC or hook your PC up to your TV. Simple as that. Don’t ruin MY console multiplayer experience with your mouse.  

    Well Kratos some people may not be able to afford a gaming PC and can afford a cheap gaming setup with a mouse, keyboard, and a PS3. Some games are exclusive like KIllzone 2, Uncharted 1/2, and other fun shooters. I understand that they are meant for controllers but some games feel better with using a mouse in my opinion and most PC gamers. But some people may not be as good with a controller and instead use a mouse and this company offers that opportunity. I thought about the Frag FX controller but sticked with a normal PS3 controller. This soon comes out and adds another market for different gameplay.

  11. #11 by Elusivellama on July 7th, 2010

    I could not care any less about the turbo buttons, in any case, turbo buttons for FPS games is kind of pointless. I don’t see how consoles are ‘meant’ to be played with controllers, it’s a HID (Human Input Device) just like any other HID, keyboard and mouse included.

    The difference is, Eagle Eye will allow me to map all of the controller buttons to keyboard keys and mouse keys, plus map the right analog stick (typically the look-around stick in FPS) to the movement of my mouse, as well as map the left analog stick to RFDG. All the inputs stay the same, and aside from frills like the turbo buttons (who cares, really, I won’t use m/kb to play SFIV) all it’s doing is allowing the user to interact with the PS3 through m/kb.

    Also, I could buy the PC version of the game, but PC versions have zero trade-in value, plus all of my friends are on the PS3. Not to mention exclusive console-only games (as mentioned by topthis).

    Again, I couldn’t give two shits about the turbo buttons or whatever macro features they might be building into the software. All I want is the freedom and precision of m/kb. If I lose in a firefight, it will be MY fault, and not the imprecise shit that is a controller.

  12. #12 by Zezo on July 8th, 2010

    Guys please please please
    How can I buy this one ?!

    some1 help me plzzzzzz

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  14. #14 by Tim on September 1st, 2010

    Just bought my Eagle Eye.. and I gotta say.. boy do you controller fanbois have a valid reason to be pissed on this one. 3 rounds of MW2 and 3 Tactical Nukes in a row. Thinking I’m around 99 and 1 k/d… lmfao.

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