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Dust 514 Update Adds Eve Online Integration, Keyboard and Mouse

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110w ago - Dust 514 Executive Producer Brandon Laurino has announced today that their new PS3 update a dds Eve Online integration, keyboard and mouse controls as outlined below.

To quote: Greetings from Shanghai and the DUST 514 development team!

I'm Brandon Laurino, Executive Producer for DUST 514, here to let you know what's going on in development, and bring you a sneak preview of the improvements coming to the DUST 514 Closed Beta with our "Precursor" release on August 21st.

Whether you're a hardcore beta tester or just casually interested in the game, next week's update marks another significant milestone as the game moves towards Open Beta.

The first live DUST 514 / EVE Online integration
Linking the intense front-line combat of DUST 514 with the galactic ship warfare of EVE Online has always been our keystone to building a vibrant community, and now that keystone is coming into place.

With the Precursor release, we move DUST 514 from its standalone testing server over to the long-standing EVE Online test server, Singularity (aka "Sisi"). This means DUST 514 on PlayStation 3 and EVE Online on PC/Mac will be officially running on the same server.

When the Precursor Closed Beta build goes live, players on the Sisi server in DUST 514 and EVE Online...
 

PlayStation Branded PS3 Keyboard and Mouse Controller Incoming

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152w ago - Today Sony has announced news of a PlayStation branded PS3 keyboard and mouse controller slated for release on November 2, 2011.

Manufactured by HORI, the Tactical Assault Commander 3 peripheral set will sells for 9800 ($127 US) and is officially licensed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

To quote: "The Tactical Commander 3 consists of an optical right-handed mouse and a keypad for the left hand with WASD-style keys. The pad also includes an easy-access D-Pad comes attached with a palm rest.

Tracking resolution on the optical mouse is unclear, but it's doubtful that the mouse can match the capabilities of a true gaming mouse for the PC. However, the mouse will come equipped with a DPI/sensitivity toggle for more precise aiming.

Sony has not yet announced what games it plans to support with the peripherals at this time. It's curious to see if the company plans to offer mouse and keyboard support for first person shooters like Killzone 3 and Resistance 3, which would undoubtedly benefit from the precision offered by the peripherals."
 

Video: OOSK - OpenOSK PS3 Open On-Screen Keyboard Arrives

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158w ago - This weekend Spanish PlayStation 3 developer blipi has shared some videos demonstrating a PS3 open on-screen keyboard based on Tiny3D and libfont from Hermes that other developers can incorporate into their homebrew releases.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

To quote, roughly translated: Well, I thought that maybe someone of interest. It is designed for programmers and a framework in C++.

This is an OSK (On-Screen Keyboard) for the development of homebrews. Since I did not get to show the PS3 by psl1ght OSK decided to make one. Thinking about thinking I decided that maybe someone else saw this, so I decided to share my work: [Register or Login to view links]

It is released under GNU GPL, under which you can freely use the code, but any modification is above code should be released or before uploading it to the repository or enviandomela to me for the climb.

Is still in development, so has a lot of functionality to be added yet.

I hope to serve you,
Blipi









 

Video: Sixaxis Emulator Plays PS3 Games with Keyboard & Mouse

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172w ago - Today Matlo has updated his PlayStation 3 project which allows users to identify (spoof) a PC as a PS3 controller in order to use PC peripherals to control a PS3 and shared some videos followed by version 0.23 and v0.24 updates.

Based on the early work of [Register or Login to view links], the application emulates the PS3's Sixaxis controller and sends commands via Bluetooth dongle plugged into a Linux computer allowing you to play all PS3 Games with keyboard and mouse.

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Features:

  • up to 7 controllers - requires 1 bt dongle or 1 usb converter for each controller
  • up to 8 configurations per controller
  • on-the-fly configuration switch with switch back mode
  • supported devices: mice, keyboards, joysticks (gamepads, wheels, ...)
  • multiple joysticks
  • multiple mice
  • multiple keyboards
  • configuration GUI with automatic event & device detection

 

Video: BlueputDroid - Android Phone as a PS3 Bluetooth Keyboard

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185w ago - Today berserker_devel at the [Register or Login to view links] site has shared some videos (below) on BlueputDroid, which is an application that allows Android phones to control a PS3 acting as a PS3 Bluetooth keyboard remote control.

To quote from GamesRadar.com (linked above): "The independent developer has tested it out on the Nexus One, HTC Wildfire, and LG Optimus One - all with rooted firmwares. He was not able to get it working on the Optimus One.

BlueputDroid is the first app to allow a smartphone to pair up with the PS3 as an input device. There have been other Bluetooth apps for Android that more flexibility in syncing the phone to a computer, but this is the first working app for PS3 connectivity."

From the video's caption: "This is a work in progress of my last Android application "BlueputDroid". With this app you will be able to use your device as a bluetooth keyboard for your PS3.

Nexus One Tested on a rooted Nexus One running a "clean" Cyanogen 6.1.1 (root is required to make it work). A beta version will be released soon on the Android Market, stay tuned!"

Finally, the list of currently supported and unsupported devices is below:

BlueputDroid Supported devices:
 
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