Gamer makes iPad an instrument for DCS A-10C sim
A gamer in the past few weeks has started up a project to turn the iPad into a unique peripheral for the combat flight sim DCS A-10C. The homebrew iControl DCS app uses the iPad to replace multiple instruments that would otherwise require moving the in-game camera away from the outside world. Shacknews member Boarder2's implementation uses Wi-Fi but transmits enough data to show live information from the Multi Function Control Displays (MFCDs) while still providing real-time control of buttons. Users tap to switch between different sections of the cockpit.
Mad Catz shows Saitek-branded amBX keyboard
Philips' amBX lighting technology, promised for the PS3 gaming console, has made an appearance in a new Mad Catz keyboard. The lights on the keyboard match gaming effects, and they were meant to make for a more immersive gaming experience by also blowing air into a gamer's face at key points during a battle or race.
Saitek outs three pro-level flight sim controls
Gaming peripherals maker Saitek, owned by Mad Catz, has introduced three new add-ons to make PC flight simulator game experiences a lot more realistic. The controllers include the Throttle/Prop/Mixture axis TPM control panel, Backlit Information Panel (BIP, and the Combat Rudder Pedals. The pedals are made of alloy and plastic for durability, and center on a self-centering rudder axis that works with an adjustable dampener. The pedal angle is also adjustable.