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One of the things that separates PC gamers from console gamers is the notion that using a mouse and keyboard is far cooler or more precise or more complicated (sort of a tongue-in-cheek way of saying "cooler") than a clunky controller. What if that wall were to be destroyed? What if a console, say t...

January 29th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Believe it or not, it's been over a year since Team Xtender's XFPS for Xbox 360 was released and lambasted for its sketchy handling of mice inputs. Thankfully, it seems the crew got the message, and has attempted to remedy the issue on its latest contraption, the XFPS RateUp for PS3. According to I...

January 28th 2008 at 11:01pm 0 Comments
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An adventurous and skillful modder has managed to turn a Wii remote into an Xbox 360 controller with middleware help from the PS2 control scheme -- it's as if all the console makers are working in harmony for this one hack. Try humming this to the tune of "Dem Bones" (actually, don't, because we're...

August 7th 2007 at 5:25pm 0 Comments
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You're fairly aware by now of how Team Xtender's XFPS was all set to shake up the FPS realm on the Xbox 360 by giving gamers the ability to use the undisputed king of controls (that'd be the keyboard / mouse tandem) -- or Sony's widely adored Dual Shock controller -- instead of Microsoft's own rendi...

December 30th 2006 at 11:55pm 0 Comments
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Our lovably biased cousins at Xbox 360 Fanboy tried the XFPS keyboard-and-mouse adapter in a few Xbox 360 games. The verdict: the $80 device works well as a PS2 gamepad adapter, but its keyboard-and-mouse input played worse than a standard Xbox controller. The review reminds us that Xbox games were...

December 30th 2006 at 5:09pm 0 Comments
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digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/gaming_news/Mouse_and_KB_on_360_not_all_it_s_cracked_up_to_be'; Allowing the use of a keyboard and mouse (or a Dual Shock) on the Xbox 360, the XFPS has created quite a stir here at 360 Fanboy. Hailed by PC using FPS fans as a godsend and decried by proponents of an...

December 30th 2006 at 2:10pm 0 Comments
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The XFPS -- a nifty adapter that allows keyboard and mouse controls on 360 -- showed up on our front step today. We have to admit the UPS guy was crazy good at evading our automated Nerf turrets. Naturally we tore right into the package, revealing an ordinary cardboard box. Inside of that was the XF...

December 29th 2006 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Today's most-watched YouTube game video showcases the XFPS adapter on the Xbox 360. This dongle lets you use USB or PS/2 mice and keyboards to control Xbox 360 games. (It also works with a PS2 controller, but we don't see the draw to use that gamepad over the standard Xbox 360 controller.) Many of u...

December 23rd 2006 at 12:00am 0 Comments

We ran a story about Team Xtender's XFPS the other day and received some pretty strong reactions. People have mixed feelings about these adapters, which allow the use of a keyboard and mouse on the Xbox 360. On the one hand, you have PC faithful who would love to recreate their favorite control sc...

December 22nd 2006 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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You may recall us telling you about TeamXtender's XFPS 360 last month. The XFPS 360 is an adapter that allows you to use mouse and keyboard controls on the Xbox 360. For those of you who've been longing to get one for yourself (or that special someone as a present) look no further. The XFPS is now a...

December 19th 2006 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Despite the popularity of online-enabled console FPSs like Halo 2, some people have never been able to effectively make the jump from keyboard and mouse to gamepad; whatever 1337 skillz they once had are rendered inert in the smooth, ergonomic grips of a gamepad. 360 modders, XCM, recently unveiled...

November 27th 2006 at 9:35am 0 Comments