Thursday, January 19, 2006

G1 Light Gun for ANY TV

$50 at Fry's

- Tested on a regular CRT. I bought this in anticipation of a near future HDTV purchase.
- Works with all the new TV's like LCD, plasma, projection, etc.
- wireless. uses 2xAA
- works with ps2 and xbox. I tried house of the dead III and time crisis 3.
- it's a bit long but pretty light and well balanced. Unusual sight hole but works ok.
- You have to stand at least 5 ft from the TV otherwise you won't be in the visible cone projected by the little ball eye.
- it uses it's own software independent calibration process so there is no need to do the in game one. There is button to bypass the guncon calibration screen. What also works well is just leave it unplugged until you get to the title screen, then plug in the G1 ball.
- accuracy is acceptable but not near as good as a guncon 2.
- Overall the gun works pretty well. I still prefer the feel of the guncon 2 but this isn't a bad gun at all, and it is about the only choice if you have a HDTV.

UPDATE: 2/16/2005 - I found another similar device. LCD TopGun. If anybody had any experiences with this product I would love to hear about it.


ARogan said...

I personally haven't tried it but here are a few reviews:

AlanT said...

Did you ever use the gun on a FPS game?. Just wondering if it worked and how much fun it was.

ARogan said...

Alant, the G1 only works for games that specifically support light guns. Most FPS games don't have any support for light guns.