Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Dec 2010 23:27 UTC
Games Sometimes, it's good to reminisce. To look back upon what came before us, in order to better understand what lies ahead. Last week, I bought a piece of computing history I missed out on, a piece I've desperately been wanting to have for a long time now. I bought what is most likely the best selling computer of all time.
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Keyboard and Mouse
by dbolgheroni on Wed 8th Dec 2010 01:01 UTC
dbolgheroni
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2007-01-18

One of the reasons I didn't buy a videogame after a long time was that, after I came to know FPS games on PC, with keyboard and mouse, it's hard to come back to videogames to play this kind of game with a... controller.

Recently, I've been looking for an Xbox 360 with some kind of adapter to plug in a keyboard and mouse, like Xfps 360 (http://www.amazon.com/Xfps-360-Keyboard-Mouse-Adapter-Xbox/dp/B0010...), but I don't know how is the playability of this in comparison with a PC.

It's really boring to get a game and have to solve all kind of problems it may have, like download new video drivers, setting configurations to get a good FPS rate, download patches, etc, etc, etc. And since most good games are released to every plataform, I'm really considering getting a videogame with this kind of accessory.

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RE: Keyboard and Mouse
by Morgan on Wed 8th Dec 2010 09:11 in reply to "Keyboard and Mouse"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

That's one of the things I absolutely LOVED about the Dreamcast: Keyboard and mouse as standard accessories. Many a round of Unreal Tournament and Q3A were played on that beast.

Sadly, my wife is keeping it in the divorce, though actually I'm happy my (former) stepchildren will get to have it. They love playing it as much as I did.

Dammit, now I'm going to end up trolling eBay for another Dreamcast all morning. And I don't even own a TV anymore. VGA cable added to the trolling list...

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RE[2]: Keyboard and Mouse
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 09:13 in reply to "RE: Keyboard and Mouse"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yes, a Dreamcast is on my wish-list as well. Little harder to come by, though.

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RE: Keyboard and Mouse
by zima on Sun 12th Dec 2010 13:40 in reply to "Keyboard and Mouse"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

What you refer to is mere a small subset of not only "games", but also "FPS games" - the "pointing at stuff" game mechanics...

There are other types just among FPS, for example Descent style. Which is fabulous with Dualshock-like controller. Sadly, a type largely forgotten - probably also because mouse+WASD doesn't work for such FPS very well.

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