By Chris Scott Barr
I’ve been a PC gamer for a long time. Sure, I have my consoles for certain games, but you just can’t beat the keyboard/mouse combination on the computer. Not long ago I finally picked up a copy of Modern Warfare 2 for my 360 for the simple reason that I have a number of friends playing on Xbox Live. I get by with the controller, but I still long for a mouse that can be used with a console. While at CES, SplitFish showed me their new Dual SFX Evolution, which is exactly what I need.
I got to sit down with not only the SplitFish crew, but Denis zDD Dozier (the #1 ranked COD player in the world) to check out this awesome controller for the PS3. Essentially what you have is half of a modified controller for one hand, and a fairly standard mouse for the other. The result is having the best of both the console and PC worlds together in one package.
Just being able to play with a mouse on the PS3 is enough to sell me on this controller. However, SplitFish has gone all-out on this thing. Every button is fully customizable. If you don’t like where a button is mapped, change it. If you need to hit multiple buttons at the same time, assign a macro. Yes, I said macro.
Macros are easy to setup on this controller; just hit the macro button, press the button you want it assigned to, then hit the buttons in the order you need them. Another tap on the macro button and you’re done. While this might not be all that useful in FPS, the true power of this feature was showcased in a game of Tekken. Just assign a macro for your character’s best combo’s and unleash the fury with a single button. Is it cheating? Well let’s just say your friends probably won’t want to play you unless they have one of these for themselves.
When it comes to FPS like Modern Warfare 2, this is really going to give you the edge you need. Nothing is more accurate than a mouse, which is exactly what this controller delivers. While I don’t usually get too excited about shelling out cash for fancy controllers, this one is well worth the $90 asking price.
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