'Authentic' gun peripheral will make you look like a psycho while playing COD, we still want one

Have you ever been sat in front of Modern Warfare or Battlefield thinking: “Gee, I wish I could shoot these make believe terrorists with a shitty looking plastic rifle.” Then rejoice, friend. Because today is a fortuitous 24 hours for that little peripheral whore in you.

According to the product description for CTA’s Assualt Rifle Controller, it allows gamers to ‘get down on the floor in full sniper pose and wreak havoc in their favourite shooters.’ Who knew lying prone stomach-first on the floor improved your aim in frantic FPS’? Once we’ve vacuumed up all the lice in our shag carpets, we’re so trying out that shit tonight.

Above: Just think how impressed your friends will be when you get this bad boy out of the box. Plastic PS3 guns are definitely still cool, yeah?

The controller also comes with all the buttons you’d get on your DualShock, with the trigger acting as an R1 button. And look! Absolutely, positively, probably authentic gun noises coming from a crap little speaker. Alright, so we know it’s essentially an abomination of technology. Still, we kinda want one.

Can you think of any other rubbish peripherals you've bought/seen and secretly loved/wanted to own? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below. Give them to us! We need them to feed our imaginary children.

July 27, 2010


  • FVHound - July 27, 2010 9:40 a.m.

    Oh, you know that would be so awesome and all, Except you know, your still Aiming with an analogue stick.. Fail peripheral is Fail...
  • parthy - July 27, 2010 9:43 a.m.

    I can see this rising to powerglove status...Also does anyone else think that the sales guy is hilarious
  • sean_renz - July 27, 2010 9:44 a.m.

    Look all you PS3 fanboys you got something before Xbox. And you fail.
  • GuyBrush_ThreepWood - July 27, 2010 9:45 a.m.

    If this had actual six-axis or laser aiming type of function i.e point the gun at the screen and aim by moving the gun.. then yes.. possibly a decent idea.. instead it's a piece of crappy plastic that is in fact an elongated novelty game pad... and that speaker is just embarrassing... almost as much as the actual guy in the advert
  • Hypermonkey262 - July 27, 2010 10:11 a.m.

    I kinda want it just to put on display. I'd never actually use it
  • Mexicutioner - July 27, 2010 10:20 a.m.

    Gah, this looks worse than the Time Crisis 4 gun!
  • EsotericFerret - July 27, 2010 11:13 a.m.

    Couldn't people just use the new Move controllers and actually aim at the screen instead of merely holding a piece of plastic that looks like a gun?
  • reverandglass - July 27, 2010 11:25 a.m.

    This has to be a joke right? An awful xbox anti advert or something?! I think a piece of me died watching that video. :(
  • IChooseUAntistaMON - July 27, 2010 11:25 a.m.

    If the Trigger is on R1 what happens when you put the controls to flipped which puts it on R2?
  • JayBeat - July 27, 2010 12:04 p.m.

    So how do you shoot and run at the same time?..
  • Cyberninja - July 27, 2010 12:19 p.m.

    that thing sucks i dont think its worth the money
  • 12quad - July 27, 2010 12:29 p.m.

    I lost him once he said "dongle".
  • TheSilentPenguin - July 27, 2010 1:33 p.m.

    @sean_renz lol so true, we've been getting all the good stuff first, now when they finally set something before us, it fails epicly.
  • WickedSid - July 27, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    Time to paint this black and go rob a Gamestop.
  • Patius - July 27, 2010 1:48 p.m.

    Somehow, the Wii Zapper just doesn't seem that bad anymore.....
  • shinyscizor93 - July 27, 2010 2:12 p.m.

    If I had one of those I would so play other games with it, like Final Fantasy XIII, Batman Arkham Asylum, and LittleBigPlanet, just for the heck of it.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - July 27, 2010 3:14 p.m.

    A gun shaped controller that isn't even used like a gun. Honestly, what's the point? They could have at least waited for Move and made it work like that...
  • drock1467 - July 27, 2010 3:21 p.m.

    very stupid idea. whats the point of it being a gun if you cant aim by looking down the sights? laaaaaaaaaaaaame
  • Tygerclaws - July 27, 2010 3:26 p.m.

    I'm reminded of Yuna's FFX-2 gun controllers...
  • Moe77 - July 27, 2010 3:36 p.m.

    well i think its cool...

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