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    Xbox 360 users could use keyboard & mouse on Halo 3

    TeamXtender have developed the prototype XCM 360 XFPS which will allow Xbox 360 gamers to use a keyboard and mouse.

    Check out the Headline for more info.

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    This brings us back to the resent thread in the general games section, I hope this doesn't work because at the moment its nice to know everyone is using the same controls and the people that do get these will have a large advantage over controller users. You will find more and more people getting them becuase they are tired of being owned

    I have a console so I can get away from the computer and desk and sit back in the living room

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    I hope this doesn't work because at the moment its nice to know everyone is using the same controls and the people that do get these will have a large advantage over controller users.
    That's terribly selfish of you. What's wrong with creating a better gaming experience for some people? It's not like anyone is cheating by turning off textures or something. This is an input method that some people will find more accessible and enjoyable, and there's nothing stopping you doing the same - next thing you'll be suggesting we ban people from using steering wheels in car games or something

    I have a console so I can get away from the computer and desk and sit back in the living room
    And how would this stop you from being able to do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    This brings us back to the resent thread in the general games section, I hope this doesn't work because at the moment its nice to know everyone is using the same controls and the people that do get these will have a large advantage over controller users. You will find more and more people getting them becuase they are tired of being owned

    I have a console so I can get away from the computer and desk and sit back in the living room
    Agree with you 100%

    Its far better that we are all on a level playing field imo.

    I have no problem using either control method due to having played loads of console and pc games but the last thing we need is some 13yr old knobber typing in L0L5 n00b 1 0wnz0r3d j00 every 5 minutes

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    I can see why people feel the need for keyboard and mouse for games like halo, I used to be one of those people, but I gave the controler a chance and now I love it.

    A part of a consoles characteristics are the handheld controlers, give it a keyboard and mouse and it becomes a cheap, limited PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    And how would this stop you from being able to do that?
    The fact that you need to sit at a desk to use a keyboard and mouse comfortably, like a computer desk perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digerati View Post
    A part of a consoles characteristics are the handheld controlers, give it a keyboard and mouse and it becomes a cheap, limited PC.
    I fail to see how a keyboard and/or mouse make that distinction.

    Todays consoles are nothing but restricted PCs, so you might as well add a keyboard and mouse and do away with the clumsy controllers....

    I think Nintendo have done the right thing, now waiting on Sony and MS to copy them........
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I fail to see how a keyboard and/or mouse make that distinction.

    Todays consoles are nothing but restricted PCs, so you might as well add a keyboard and mouse and do away with the clumsy controllers....

    I think Nintendo have done the right thing, now waiting on Sony and MS to copy them........
    I think the option should have been there from the outset. Ever played a footy sim on the Xbox 360 using the pad? It's horrible. Keyboard and mouse would allow them to produce us to have more options in any 360 RPGs as well.

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    the optimus keyboard would be a nice addition

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    nonono. no kb+mice thank you. automatically means everyone using a pad may as well just give up
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    I'd myself like to see a device either produced by microsoft or a third party to allow xbox controllers to be hooked up. I don't see why I should have to now shell out for the new controllers for the sake of my mates having to play. This keyboard attachment will hopefully not take off, as it ruins the playing field. Could be compared with macro ing etc on the PC. Gives the person using it an unfair advantage.

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    I believe like many have said, that everyone should be in the same situation. Some people having a keyboard will give them a huge advantage over those who don't and then the game becomes less about skill and tactics but what you are using to play the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpfoster View Post
    I believe like many have said, that everyone should be in the same situation. Some people having a keyboard will give them a huge advantage over those who don't and then the game becomes less about skill and tactics but what you are using to play the game.
    I agree with that. I think keyboard and mouse purely for those games where buttons are just not enough. I.e. Final Fantasy, Champ Manager.

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    All of a sudden a noob will eb able to defeat a pro just because he has a keyboard and mouse, unfair perhaps... but it's been waiting to happen for so damned long!!
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    why cant you do this without any mods?

    it has USB ports and microsoft themselves make quality hardware..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    clumsy controllers....


    Try playing a platformer/racer/beat em up with a keyboard and mouse.. good luck with that.

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    ^^ agreed, a controller for some games, and a keyboard and mouse for others.

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