Brandos optiwind mouse a godsend for sweaty palmed gamers

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334w ago - While I still wait, breath a-bated, for the arrival of the USB trouser press from either Thanko or Solid Alliance, the sheer genius of some USB products never fail to impress me – like this Optiwind mouse, from Brando. And those of you out there with sweaty palms through too much hot desktop action (or a recognized medical condition) will salute Brando's ingenious mouse-fan hybrid. Full specs and price below.

Optical sensor: 800dpi
Built in cooling fan
Cooling fan switchable
Ergonomic Design
USB interface
Support Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Cable Length: 1.2m
Dimension: 12 x 66 x 40 mm
Net Weight: 109g

Cooling Fan Specification:
Air Flow: 28 CFM
Speed: 1500 rpm
Noise Level: 25 dBA
Voltage: 5V DV (USB Power)
MTBF: 20,000 Hours
 

Dual Shock 3 dissected - First photos

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334w ago - Officially announced at this year's Tokyo Game show and due to hit the west next spring, Sony's long hoped-for rumble-enabled Sixaxis controller for the PlayStation 3 is now available in Japan. We've found some pictures on a Japanese Web site which show off both an exposed view of the controller's insides as well as the rumble effect of the motors. Click through for those latter ones.

As expected it's a similar twin-motor set-up to the previous Dual Shock 2, Sony having turned down Immersion's newer, more streamlined technology. Also on show is the ceramic white edition of the controller, which you can find on the third page. It's a sleek and sexy little thing indeed, but we can't help thinking that the black buttons kind of kill the effect.

The controllers are currently available from Playasia.com, but sadly the site isn't exporting to Europe. Fear of a similar legal whupping from SCEE to the one which saw Lik-Sang.com shut down for exporting PSPs to the region? We'd bet on it.
 

Happy Thanksgiving from Team PS3News!

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334w ago - Wow, it's like 60 degrees and nice not far from here.. but below 30 fahrenheit and snowy on this Thanksgiving Day here. Crazy weather indeed!

Anyway, those who remember last Thanksgiving may recall we shared some PS3 BREAKiNG NEWS with the world on dumping the first PS3 images. Although we don't have a definite timeframe yet, word from the resident PS3 Devs is that this year will be no exception.. and they plan to publically unveil some new PS3 development news very soon here!

Be sure to check back through the holiday weekend for updates as they become available, and we'd like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving Day today!
 

UK Weekly Store Update 22nd November

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334w ago - Here's the UK PSN update posted by one of the EU PS Forum Moderators:

[game] G - Police
[demo] Blazing Angels
[demo] Uncharted
[add-on] Folklore - The Alchemist Pack
[add-on] Motorstorm - Rascal & Governor
[video] Ratchet and Clank Launch Trailer
[video] Devil Weekend Trailer
[video] Uncharted Hunting El Dorado
[video] Uncharted Facial Animation
[video] PSN Showcase Trailer
[video] Bad Company Trailer
[video] Beowulf The Game Trailer
[video] Uncharted Introducing Naughty Dog
[wallpaper] Tekken Wood
[wallpaper] Tekken Field
[wallpaper] Tekken Cathedral
[wallpaper] Tekken Atrium

Don't forget, there is a full list of all available downloads here!
 

Lord of Vermilion: Web site opens, first screenshots surfaced

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334w ago - Square Enix has officially open the Web site of recently revealed Lord of Vermilion, and while nothing besides the Prologue is there, Famitsu posted the first screenshots and artwork of the game. They have been added to our gallery

View more screenshots, artwork, and the official Web site here.