While the sometimes-show-floor sometimes-parking-lot that is Kentia Hall hasn’t been used for E3 in several years, the spirit of the vendors who used to set up shop there lives on. Check out Raptorfire Inc.’s controller modchips that add “rapid fire, “drop shot”, fast reload, and other popular modifications” to your existing Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 controllers. They also showed off “Cronus”, a device that, without actually having seen it, I can’t begin to understand. So here’s the copy and paste of it:
“This revolutionary tool will allow gamers to do what has never been done: cross-system controller interchangeability. Now you can have the best of both worlds by using the Playstation 3 controller on the Xbox 360 thanks to the innovative features of the “Cronus” device. Gamers can switch controllers between systems with ease using this ground-breaking product. The device is compatible with Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and the Wii.
Configuration of the “Cronus” can be done using any standard Windows-based PC. The device features nine customizable slots that can be loaded with configurations for any of your favorite games. Gamers can even download programmable mods to the device that will let you add functionality to the controller without the need to install a separate mod chip. This amazing product is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and opens up a whole new world of gaming.”
Coverage from the show floor has been pretty heavy on the AAA games so I’ll do my best to surface the kind of crazy, qwirky stuff you’ve come to expect from me as I dig through E3 assets.