PS3 Gun Game Controllers
Most of us have all played Time Crisis or House of the Dead shooting type games in the arcades and enjoyed how much MORE fun it is because you are using a gun controller. How can this be copied at home? Well you can no longer use the classic type of light guns as they are no longer compatible with modern TV's (see my other guide: Light Guns on LCD TVs ) so what options do you have?
Well Time Crisis 4 has been released with 2 options of gun controller for the PS3 - outlined below.
Time Crisis 4 Gun Pack as shown below:
This has a wired gun that connects to your PS3 but as it cant work like the old light guns it also has to have a sensor bar (like the Wii sensor) which needs to sit on top of your TV.
Not ideal but it works!
Time Crisis Move Edition
This uses the PS3 Move controller as the gun (you will need to buy the gun attachment). So if you have a Move controller already this is the better option for you.
If you dont have the PS3 Move controller already you can buy it as a starter pack which includes the PS3 Eye (USB camera shown below) and a Move Controller.
Once you have the basic PS3 Move set up it opens up other games you can buy such as Eyepet Move Edition, Darts, Golf and many of the more interactive games like fitness and sports games.
You can also get an optional Navigation Controller - shown below in the Move charger with the standard Move controller. This can also be used in conjunction with the Move controller in some shooting games like Killzone 3 and Resident Evil 5.
Sony have made their own gun attachment called the Sharpshooter. This is based on the Move technology and will house your Move and Navigation controllers as shown below:
This can be used for most if not all Move controllable shooting games like Time Crisis 4, Killzone 3, SOCOM 4 and Dead Space Extraction. As the PlayStation Move sharp shooter houses both the motion controller and navigation controller it gives you complete control over aiming, movement and interaction within the game. It will truly offer the most intuitive and immersive control experience ever found in a shooter game. It was designed for both comfort and precision, including easily accessible buttons, a responsive digital trigger, adjustable shoulder stock and convenient access to the navigation controller. In addition, the sharp shooter has incorporated a firing mode selector, realistic pump-action and a reload button that allow for new ways of engagement.
Games To Note
Various games have already been mentioned but some good move shooting games to note are:
* Time Crisis Razing Storm (includes Time Crisis 4 and Deadstorm Pirate games)
* House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut (3D compatible)
* Killzone 3 (3D compatible)
* Resistance 3 (3D Compatible)
* Heavy Rain (free Move update via download)
If you have a 3D TV then its EVEN better to play these immersive games - try not to get too carried away by diving over the sofa shouting "man down...'
Top Shot Elite Gun
This gun was specifically developed for Cabelas hunting games and is a self contained gun controller (you dont need to use a Move or other controller). Again this uses its own separete 'sensor bar' which you have to have on top of your TV.
As Cabelas hunting games arent officially launched in the UK these will be harded to come by. I dont know if they will work properly with other shooting games. The newest Cabela games now also support Move controllers (and thus Move guns) so again if you already have the Move controller or are planning to get one it will save you having to buy the Top Shot Elite gin controller.