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Sega releases Phantasy Star-branded texting gadget for PS2, Xbox 360

Sega has just announced a Phantasy Star-branded Blue Orb Texter for sale through its online store. The gadget is plugged in between the controller and console -- available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 -- and the player can use an analog stick to kind of jab in the text. (Note: Xbox 360 owners must...

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Chatpad seen in Chicago at GSB Road Tour stop

Charles Huseman over at Gaming Nexus attended GamerscoreBlog's Road Tour event in Chicago, and got some hands-on time with the Chatpad, although not the retail version that'll hit shelves this summer. Charles said the Chatpad doesn't get in the way at all or messes up the weight balance of the...

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360 TID officially dubbed the Chatpad

Formerly known as the TID (text input device), the thumb board, and "that thingy," the Xbox 360 controller keyboard has received an official name. In the Spring Update help document (found by clicking the "Learn More" ad block on the Marketplace blade) the device is referred to as the Chatpad. Now...

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FYI Xbox 360 TID named 'Chatpad' kthxbai

Hi followin da 360's spring upd8t and da console's new instant msging trix the use of a qwerty keyboard is all the mor necesary neccesssary rad! previously given a placeholder name of TID (4 txt input device), the upcoming txting peripheral is referred to as da "Chatpad" in da update's help doc. 2...

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Texting harms are English

First the bees and now our ability to write -- mobile phones are destroying us all. Ireland's State Examination Commission says that texting terse messages keeps kids from learning to spell, causing the world to go all Idiocracy on us. While our gaming habits may not be destroying the planet, unless...

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PCMag's 10 weird controllers ... yup, 360's keyboard is there

PC Magazine just published a fun list of 10 weird game controllers. Note, they didn't say these were the weirdest controllers ever, so hold off on those comments about the Run'N' Drive. Included on the list are fan favorites like the bizarre $1700 Dream Machine, the thought-powered Project Epoc,...

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Hands-on pics of the Xbox 360 QWERTY keyboard

Don't worry. Even though it doesn't have a price, a release date, or even a name, the QWERTY thumb keyboard that Microsoft has taken to calling the "text input device" is very much real (not just a rendering), as evidenced by these shots posted at Microsoft's Gamerscore Blog. It wraps around the...

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IM coming to Xbox 360, keyboard accessory this summer

Alright, so Gamespot's leakier than a colander full of swiss cheese, but now we've got the official details (from Microsoft this time) on what's included in the upcoming Xbox 360 Spring Dashboard update, due in one month beginning the week of May 7th. Integrating the 6 million Xbox Live users with...

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Leaked Xbox 360 keyboard controller attachment, Voltron jealous

[Update: It's official. More information and higher resolution pics of the rendering here.] With Gamespot and other sites leaking details about the upcoming Dashboard updates to the 360, you've gotta wonder how text messaging between the 360 and Windows users will work. Typing out even the...

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Xbox 360 gonna have a qwerty controller?

We don't know what the deal is with the source of where image was supposedly snapped from, but apparently during a really janky lookin' Espanol Xbox 360 presentation, one slide showed off a qwerty keyboard-equipped controller. The translation, friends, is utterly shocking: QWERTY keyboard ...

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