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PS3 Counter-Strike To Support Keyboard and Mouse 168

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RogueyWon writes "Eurogamer reports some encouraging news for console-bound fans of online shooters. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the new stand-alone version of the wildly successful Half-Life mod recently announced by Valve, will support mouse and keyboard controls on the PlayStation 3. This isn't entirely unprecedented; 2007's Unreal Tournament 3 had a similar feature, but the idea has never gained momentum. If the idea of allowing PC-style controls on a console does catch on, could this help remove some of the stigma associated with first-person shooters on consoles?" Players of the Xbox 360 version will still be required to use controllers, and they won't be able to participate in cross-platform play. Valve boss Gabe Newell has had a hard time convincing Microsoft to open up Xbox Live enough to integrate services like Steamworks.
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PS3 Counter-Strike To Support Keyboard and Mouse

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  • Re:Awesome. (Score:5, Informative)

    by Erioll (229536) on Friday August 26, 2011 @12:28PM (#37220164)

    There was a rumour a while back that the UT players on the PS3 using M+K were just destroying the controller players. Which is not a surprise to me in the least.

    I too hope this to become universal. It is the #1 reason I can't play FPSs on consoles, because I feel like I'm playing with one hand tied behind my back when using the controller.

  • Re:Awesome. (Score:4, Informative)

    by Baloroth (2370816) on Friday August 26, 2011 @12:44PM (#37220352)
    Nothing stops your from sitting on a couch with a keyboard/ mouse combo and playing games. I've done it before, and on a wired system too. It's not bad, actually, and I imagine a wireless setup would make it almost completely painless. Much better than using a controller, IMO

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