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Mojo
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(08-07-2008, 02:26 AM)
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ASUS, a leading company in the new digital era that revolutionized personal computing with the Eee PC™, today unveiled another world´s first – the Eee Stick, an easy-to-use yet highly versatile Plug and Play wireless controller for the PC platform that translates users´ physical hand motions into corresponding movements onscreen. Bearing the product tagline "Get into the swing of gaming", the Eee Stick´s promise to its users is simple:

* Easy Plug and Play
* Excellent 3D Remote
* Exciting Gaming Enjoyment

More info - http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=12328

[IMG]http://i33.************/2qnch1g.jpg[/IMG]

Hmm...
RiskyChris
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(08-07-2008, 02:28 AM)
Wow I didn't know the Wiimote wasn't compatible with the PC.
Gattsu25
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(08-07-2008, 02:28 AM)
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Console kiddies continue getting the sloppy seconds as PC innovates
Metalmurphy
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(08-07-2008, 02:29 AM)
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hahahahahahahahahaha



I would never expect something like this from ASUS
BobsRevenge
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(08-07-2008, 02:29 AM)
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Will this actually work with any games?
Fenderputty
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(08-07-2008, 02:29 AM)
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If in 2005 someone told me that everyone and their mother was going to try and rip off the Wii, I would have never believed you.
bloodforge
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(08-07-2008, 02:29 AM)
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Its REVOLUTIONARY!

I can't believe nobody thought of that before!
DoctorWho
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(08-07-2008, 02:30 AM)
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This is innovation.
Chiggs
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(08-07-2008, 02:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by BobsRevenge

Will this actually work with any games?


Super Mario Galaxy port, handled by Gearbox. I mean, it has to be!
zoku88
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(08-07-2008, 02:30 AM)
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I really want to say a Taiwan/China joke, but that would be too mean :lol :lol
larvi
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(08-07-2008, 02:42 AM)
if it works good as a mouse replacement for a home theater comfy couch pc (and is cheap) I may pick one up.
Cartman86
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(08-07-2008, 02:43 AM)
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Great, but does it have Eee Motion Plus?
BobsRevenge
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(08-07-2008, 02:46 AM)
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The Eee Stick will be bundled exclusively with certain models of the Eee PC™ and the Eee Box, along with a collection of games developed or adapted specifically for use with it.

Oh, I get it. So...

It comes with a EEE PC to be used for shitty pack-in games and basically this doesn't matter.
Death_Born
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(08-07-2008, 02:48 AM)
You know what I want? A directional control nunchuk on one hand, mouse in the other. In FPS games, you can move with the nunchuk, tilt to look around corners, and the mouse is for aiming and shooting.
agrajag
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(08-07-2008, 02:57 AM)
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"Exciting Gaming Enjoyment"

What a feature!
TheSonicRetard
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(08-07-2008, 03:03 AM)
I have a gyration media remote. Combine the analog stick part of that controller with my media remote and BAM - I can play bioshock wii-mote style, from my couch.

I already play World in Conflict from my couch with way (holding half of a 360 controller in my left hand) and it is gaming sex. Consider me very interested.
poppabk
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(08-07-2008, 03:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Death_Born

You know what I want? A directional control nunchuk on one hand, mouse in the other. In FPS games, you can move with the nunchuk, tilt to look around corners, and the mouse is for aiming and shooting.

Yes. I honestly don't know why something like this doesn't exist already. With PC games supporting 360 controllers, there is no reason for there not to be analogue movement in PC games.
TheSonicRetard
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(08-07-2008, 03:08 AM)

Originally Posted by poppabk

Yes. I honestly don't know why something like this doesn't exist already. With PC games supporting 360 controllers, there is no reason for there not to be analogue movement in PC games.

Most games that support the 360 pad also have analog movement.

Crysis and bioshock, for example.
Gokurakumaru
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(08-07-2008, 03:13 AM)
Honestly this looks better than the Wiimote because the buttons are actually where your thumb is. I can't wait until everybody rips off the Wii and forces Nintendo to make a decent controller. But then we saw what happened last gen when they were forced to differentiate with the Cube pad and it was awful.
poppabk
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(08-07-2008, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSonicRetard

Most games that support the 360 pad also have analog movement.

Crysis and bioshock, for example.

Right its already coded into the game so would take no extra effort to support. But is there currently an easy way to combine analog movement with mouse look/aim? As far as I am aware there isn't, hence people switching in games like GTA between mouse and controller for shooting and driving sections. This would seem like a decent way to do it as long as you can add enough buttons on your mouse and nunchuck-like device.
TheSonicRetard
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(08-07-2008, 03:19 AM)

Originally Posted by poppabk

Right its already coded into the game so would take no extra effort to support. But is there currently an easy way to combine analog movement with mouse look/aim? As far as I am aware there isn't, hence people switching in games like GTA between mouse and controller for shooting and driving sections. This would seem like a decent way to do it as long as you can add enough buttons on your mouse and nunchuck-like device.

Well, I described how I do analog movement and mouselook above using a gyration remote.
hauton
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(08-07-2008, 03:21 AM)
This was announced awhile back at some trade show.

I'd know, I got banned in a thread about it. >_>
Iksenpets
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(08-07-2008, 03:21 AM)
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Exciting gaming enjoyment!
titiklabingapat
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(08-07-2008, 03:23 AM)
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It begins.

I mean, it technically began when Sony sloppily forced wagggle into the sixaxis, but the two handed copycats begin today!

Actually, it probably began with the Vii.
poppabk
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(08-07-2008, 03:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSonicRetard

Well, I described how I do analog movement and mouselook above using a gyration remote.

But holding half a 360 controller is not very natural. A nunchuck like device would work much better as far as I can tell. I'm saying that analog stick movement and mouse look could become the norm for PC games with a set up like this.
TheSonicRetard
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(08-07-2008, 03:26 AM)

Originally Posted by poppabk

But holding half a 360 controller is not very natural. A nunchuck like device would work much better as far as I can tell. I'm saying that analog stick movement and mouse look could become the norm for PC games with a set up like this.

oh, I absolutely agree. We're on the same page, actually.
Slavik81
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(08-07-2008, 03:29 AM)
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Cool. I really love the split nature of the Wii controller. This sounds decently useful.
Death_Born
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(08-07-2008, 03:50 AM)

Originally Posted by poppabk

Right its already coded into the game so would take no extra effort to support. But is there currently an easy way to combine analog movement with mouse look/aim? As far as I am aware there isn't, hence people switching in games like GTA between mouse and controller for shooting and driving sections. This would seem like a decent way to do it as long as you can add enough buttons on your mouse and nunchuck-like device.

Think about it....a keypad device in the front of the nunchuk with special rounded buttons, kind of like the Zboard. You could have a bunch of functions on the nunchuk itself.
Kadey
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(08-07-2008, 03:52 AM)
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For once Asus does something wrong.
Iced_Eagle
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(08-07-2008, 03:58 AM)
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Asus Revolution
Mojo
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(08-07-2008, 04:51 AM)
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With its HID connectivity, the Eee Stick can theoretically be used with all PCs. It will, however, function best with games specially developed for it. A number of such games will be bundled with each Eee Stick. The Eee Stick also works seamlessly with other PC gaming peripherals such as gamepads and keypads, enabling users to mix and match devices to yield their own unique playstyle.

I wonder if they'll eventually sell them on their own.
zoku88
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(08-07-2008, 04:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kadey

For once Asus does something wrong.

Well, it's more like the second thing. Whoring out the eeepc line was the first thing (sooo many models!)
lexi
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(08-07-2008, 04:57 AM)
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I personally like the strap idea. Asus continues to impress.
I AM JOHN!
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(08-07-2008, 05:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by bloodforge

Its REVOLUTIONARY!

I can't believe nobody thought of that before!

Fixed. :D
FromTheFuture
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(08-07-2008, 05:09 AM)
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Bet against this one and it will come back to bite you in the ass later on.

THROW ALL YOUR CASH AT ASUS STOCKS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Swifty
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(08-07-2008, 05:09 AM)
For PC analog solutions, I use this device: http://www.saitek.com/uk/prod/cyborgcommand.htm

Plenty of buttons for other commands while I map WASD/movement to the analog stick. Kinda looks ugly, especially the color scheme, but the functionality is great with a mouse on your other hand.
ciaossu
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(08-07-2008, 05:14 AM)
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Most of the time I think patent infringement claims on controllers are BS.
But come on...
shagg_187
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(08-07-2008, 05:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by agrajag

"Exciting Gaming Enjoyment"

What a feature!

Seriously :lol That doesn't even make sense :lol

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