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RaceRoom Driving Controller

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Bram, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Bram

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    Bram Hengeveld submitted a new blog post:

    RaceRoom Driving Controller

    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
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  2. Alex Ball

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    April the 1st already...?

    You know what we don't need? Another bad controller. Give us GTR3.
     
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  3. Howard

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    This trailer reminds me of that scene from Men in Black, where a playstation controller pops out of the dash.
     
  4. Kjell Eilertsen

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    Awesome! Somebody make a adapter to mount this on a G27 for FFB NOW!!!
    The fact that this is connected to SimBin in any way, shape or form is a major letdown to me, seriously, rather not put something on the market than this............. Rather point people to the competitor and say "go buy a SRW-S1" than this, this is just sad... :(
     
  5. Warren Dawes

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    "The Real Racing Controller" :rolleyes:

    Clever marketing and looks like a good redesign for those using Gamepads, but the video title is stretching things enormously.
     
  6. Rupe Wilson

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    I think it absolutely brilliant, i wish I had this when i had my xbox and a controller for driving games,
    And if this little gizmo gets more people interested in making the next step into sim racing and buying a wheel all I can say is good on you Simbin, oops mistake *(RaceRoom)
    Just hope the price makes it affordable for the right market.
    and there will be a version that will work on microsoft controller (xbox)

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    thanks Peter
     
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  7. Hiroshi Awazu

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    I doubt that this controller is going to be cheap. I'm guessing that it will cost around $50/$60 U.S and if that is the case you'd be better off with a good used DFGT or a new entry level Thrustmaster wheel which sells for around $50.
     
  8. Birddogg66

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    It's actually a great idea for a game pad to use in a driving game. No I will not be buying one though.
     
  9. Melphiz

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    Nice fail, Sorry but the triggers are aweful, basing this controller on a DS is a joke. Should've taken a 360 controller as base, maybe could've been something good.
    The DS has already its let down with both sticks being at the bottom and now there's a tiny wheel on it ... I really can't imagine driving 12 hours with that thing, must start to hurt after a while.
     
  10. Peter

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  11. Richard Hessels

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    Why not a controller that looks more like a RC car controller?
    This movie probably cost 10x more than the money they will ever make on these controllers.
    Better to have invested it in the controller technology.
     
  12. Luzzifus

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    I actually think it's a nice idea. Not for when I'm racing at home, there I have my wheel and pedals and so on.
    But sometimes I'm not at home and still wanna do a quick race in a not so demanding racing game/sim. So when I only have my laptop and light baggage with me I think a controller like this would be nice. I would buy one!
     
  13. magicfr

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    /facepalm
     
  14. Paul Bennett

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    Good concept but I think it would feel a bit awkward in your hands, but the button bashing generation will love it
     
  15. Alex Ball

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    Those already exist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOHWg9XmZdo
     
  16. Kennett Ylitalo

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    Here's money, gimme gimme gimme!
     
  17. Birddogg66

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  18. Terry Evers

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    I can see them selling quite a few of these tbh. Way back in the days I used to have a simulair controller for GT on the PS1 .. Wich was actually quite fun to play with.

    And I wouldent be surprised if one day we will see a console port for this game iether..
     
  19. Rupe Wilson

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    Still remember Race Pro for the Xbox
    A sim on a box:)
     
  20. Sk3ptik0n

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    Back in the late 90's, when there was no compatible wheel to sony's GTR on the playstation, I found a controller that had a mini wheel and it worked quite well. It even had some sort of feedback but very rudimentary.
    That was in 1999 or so. 13 years later I would expect something a bit better. even a very entry level wheel and pedals would be better than a hand held controller with a tiny wheel. I'll bet the cost will be similar too.

    I guess Simbin is really trying to keep simracers as far from their games as possible these days. If they make more money, I can't blame them, but then they should not appeal for our endorsement of their new games and act as they still want to cater to us. It's clear they don't and it is time we forget about GTR3. It will never happen.