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We can’t deny that E3 this year is and has been all about the next-gen consoles. However, we shouldn’t overlook the fact that the PS3 is still going strong and will be getting more love for a few years to come.
Accessories 4 Technology, whom own the well-known UK based PS3 accessories brand 4Gamers; and of course are an Official PlayStation accessories developer, will be making a huge announcement at E3. One point to note though is that the announcment is geared towards a more younger generation of gamer. As a parent, I think that this announcement is massive! My daughter is 6 (going on 7), and she loves gaming. Throw on a copy of LittleBigPlanet Karting, Hamsterball, Wonderbook, or PS Move’s Start The Party on and she’ll be hooked on it for hours – of course, as a parent I have to limit the amount of time she spends on our beloved console for many reasons.
So, back to A4T. We all love to play games, especially the younger generation – and this is where Accessories 4 Technology comes in. They have developed some awesome PS3 accessories which are aimed at young gamers. This new range is going to be called KidzPLAY.
It’s been just a little over a month since I reviewed the 4Gamers Interactive Gaming Chair, and if you’ve not yet read my review of 4Gamer’s latest offering, then you really need to click the link above, read the review and add the item to your Christmas shopping list as it’s probably going to be THE hottest PS3 accessory on the market come the festive season.
Note: Do ensure you have a bucket nearby to capture your drool whilst reading my review.
Gamers are always looking to enhance the way they play games, whether it be on their PC with multiple screens or on their consoles, using state-of-the-art wireless gaming headsets. If you’re an avid gamer like me then you’ve probably at somepoint during your gaming life considered buying a gaming chair.
I have now had the pleasure of playing with the latest gaming chair on the retail market – the 4Gamers Interactive Gaming Chair.
I first had the opportunity to test out a prototype of the 4Gamers Interactive Gaming Chair during my visit to their offices back in January 2012. Needless to say, I was impressed. A few months down the line, back in July, I was offered another opportunity to play with the Interactive Gaming Chair, I just couldn’t turn an opportunity like this down. After spending some quality time with this newly launched product, I have collected my thoughts below on whether it really is something special.
The chair itself is packed full of technological goodness. Before we look into detailed specifications, here’s the lowdown on what you’re expecting from the gaming worlds newest arrival:
- Quad Motor Vibration System (QMVS)
- Built in 2.1 stereo speaker and sub-woofer system
- 30% larger than conventional gaming chairs
- Easy access control panel
- Black fine soft velour cloth, smooth leatherette fabric finished off with a flash of red piping
- Padded comfort with a raised head rest
- Accessory pockets
- Fold away design to store when you’re not using it
- 4Gamers COMM-PLAY Stereo Gaming Headset compatibility
- PlayStation®Vita compatible
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I know, most people see these types of accessories as, well, worthless junk. However, as the video above depicts, there’s a lot more to this accessory than meets the eye. Besides the handles being adjustable (to go from a car-like steering wheel design to a motorcycle-like design), it also has longer, concave triggers for better finger grip, paddle shifters, and its own directional DualShock motors (one on each side), all powered by the Move controller itself.
Anton Mikhailov, SCE’s R&D guy, even mentioned how it could be used for flight games as well. Another really cool feature, as far as motorcycle control goes, the right handle could be twisted as a throttle, which also drives the right hand DualShock motor. Watch out for this later this year. It will retail for around $40.
When the conference for Sony opened yesterday, one thing I noticed was a crazy wheel accessory for the PlayStation Move in their hype trailer. Earlier, Sony officially showed it off for E3, and I think it kind of looks pretty cool. Basically, the Move controller attaches in the center, with buttons moved to areas on the peripheral itself. One of the cooler things about it is that it has adjustable handle grips to make them like a car or a motorcycle. Check after the jump for some more key features.
Some of the games confirmed for support are LittleBigPlanet Karting (which I will have a post up in a little bit for), Gran Turismo 5, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, BurnOut Paradise, and MotorStorm Apocalypse (among others). You’ll be able to pick this up for $39.99 this Fall.