LinuxWorld.com.au: Unleashing the CLAW [first person shooter control]Oct 28, 2000, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)
"Like the best and worst of us all, the LinuxWorld.com.au team enjoys a good bout of network gaming. The skill set of LinuxWorld.com.au in first person shooter games like Quake however is pretty limited -- until now."
"That's right. The next generation in first person shooter control technology - the CLAW - can turn your average player into a champion and offer the Ubergamer unparalleled control. The CLAW (www.claw.com.au) is an ingenious device, ergonomically shaped to fit the users hand, that plugs into your computer's DIN5 or PS2 (not USB) keyboard port. It has nine programmable buttons made to emulate keyboard functions. Having its own embedded control system, the CLAW does not require any device drivers (or other software) for it to work. Therefore it is operating system independent - crossing seemlessly into any gaming platform you like."
"The motivation for the CLAW development was simple. A keyboard is meant for typing and not for controlling a first person action in a game. Therefore, taking the keyboard functions and translating them to a device that fits neatly into your hand aims to improve functionality and control."