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What is this insane new mecha-like gamepad contraption?

by • May 2, 2016 • No Comments

Gamers have long debated the magnificent performance of the keyboard/mouse discovered on a PC versus the additional “casual” gamepad of consoles for competitive gaming purposes. The use of WASD keyboard configuration and a mouse has long been victor, and thus shaped the current focus of competitive First Person Shooters (FPS) and Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (MOBAs) on the PC, while casual or arcade based games typically go to gamepads.

One Shapeways developer is working to close the innovation gap. Looking like a futuristic contraption straight out of a Neill Blomkamp movie
like Elysium, the Immortal Mechanical Gamepad Paddles is a rad solution to turn a gamepad of casual to hardcore.


What’s been holding back gamepads is that
you can just use your thumbs for movement and your index finger for the rest of your buttons. The developer Solodus solves this by 3D printing mechanical triggers you can use to hustle the buttons on the tops of the controller. He explains via a forum thread:

“The main problem with first-party gamepads is the difficulty to perform two actions at the same time. For example, you can’t activate a bomb, and defend by yourself
at the same time. Your thumb is occupied pressing the activation button, and you can’t aim. (You may use the claw technique, that is via your index finger to press the face buttons, but this is quite uncomfortable for many, and may outcome in injuries).

With this accessory, you can never have to take your thumbs off the joysticks, enabling you to perform additional than one action at the same time, and comfortably.

One other introduced benefit of this accessory, is the reduced reaction time. Because, the distance of your fingers to the paddles is less than the distance of your thumbs to the buttons, it takes less time to press a button. This is excellent for First Person Shooter games, where reaction time is significant. “

Check out the video at a lower place to see the outcomes for by yourself
. This looks like the ideal
accessory to acquire a little bit of an edge in Trials of Osiris and other highly competitive FPS’. You can check out Solodus’ shop and follow them here.

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