July 5, 2012 at 3:35 PM ET
It's nearly impossible to convince avid PC gamers that there is any gaming input more accurate and efficient than a good ol' keyboard and mouse.
But it seems maybe ... just maybe ... "StarCraft II" enthusiast and industrial design student Mauricio Romano has crafted a controller to win even the most devout PC enthusiast's heart.
Romano designed the controller -- which has 29 buttons and "joystick mouse" -- as part of the StarCraft II Stick Ultimate Build-Off challenge run by game blog Shoryuken. It tasked fans of real-time strategy games to build a controller inspired by the kind crafted for fighting games.
Oh, and check it out in action right here:
OK, so it has a few drawbacks.
"I can't actually type, because it doesn't have an enter button," Romano says as he takes it for a test drive.
Perhaps that keyboard and mouse are just fine after all.
(Via The Verge)
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