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Revolution knock-off for PS2

Freeload rather than freestyle.

Dark blue icons of video game controllers on a light blue background
Image credit: Eurogamer

Neither PlayStation 3 or Revolution made a serious appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, so there was no sign of the now-legendary PS3 boomerang controller or the Revolution's freestyle. However, a company called SplitFish GameWare appears intent on uniting the pair - in a manner of speaking.

According to CNet, SplitFish had a peculiar PS2 device on display that bore an uncanny resemblance to the Revolution controller Satoru Iwata debuted at the Tokyo Game Show last September. Looking a bit like a regular Dual Shock split in half, the DualFX Controller put an analog stick, d-pad and shoulders on the left side and saddled the right with face buttons, shoulders and a gunlike design complete with a laser pointer to track its movement and allow for aiming in first-person shooters.

CNet reports that the DualFX was "very inconsistent in hands-on tests". Apparently it's due out in March for around $60. Those curious about its looks can find a picture as part of CNet's piece. To our eyes it appears quite small, and not entirely unlike the Dreamcast's fishing rod. Which, come to think of it, is high praise.

You can read more about SplitFish on the company's big, noisy, Flash-based website where most of the clickable stuff doesn't work.

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