Splitfish makes their TGS debut

by: Sean Colleli -
Hardware designer SplitFish will make their first appearance at the Tokyo Game Show this year, showing off their new line of FragFX controllers for the PS3.  The PS3 has gotten more high profile first person shooters than the PS2, and SplitFish's controllers are specifically designed for FPS gameplay.  I'm glad third parties are stepping up--the Playstation family of controllers have never been very comfortable for FPS gaming.

Splitfish Announces First Appearance at Tokyo Game Show 2008

Edmonton/Zurich Sep 16, 2008 SplitFish AG (SplitFish), the world's premiere designer of PlayStation®3 first-person-shooter (FPS) console controllers, announced that it will be showing off its award-winning FragFX v.2 at the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2008, October 9th-12th, 2008 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan. On hand to put the FragFX v.2 through its paces will be one of the top FPS players in the world. Members of the media and other visitors to the Splitfish booth will be able to test their skill and get game playing tips from this pro.

The Splitfish AG / Living Picture AG booth will be located in the Business Area, Booth 2N-21, and is inviting wholesalers, members of the press and other attendees to schedule appointments with them during the show. Wholesalers are welcome at the Splitfish booth to pre-order the latest version of the FragFX v. 2. the first in a new range of SplitFish products.

Responding to customer and Pro-gamer suggestions, the FragFX v.2, while visually similar, will be incorporating a larger bundled mouse pad with no slip backing, a macro programmable rapid fire feature for R1 and R2 buttons, and some changes to the D- pad, right thumb-stick, and mouse buttons for more responsive gaming performance.
SplitFish`s popular Playstation 3 controller, the FragFX, has a huge backlog of orders worldwide but will be shipping to major customers in time for Christmas 2008.

Since its initial launch in August 2007, SplitFish's FragFX for the PS3 has received rave reviews from the media and consumers. The FragFX is a patent- pending two-piece combination motion stick and mouse, that provides gamers with pinpoint accuracy and unmatched control in action games, The FragFX controller received one of the highest review scores (9.1) to date from IGN Gear who called the FragFX "the best controller we have tested on the PS3". SplitFish game team members later substantiated the FragFX superior performance abilities by gaining the #1 spot in the global leaderboards of the popular Playstation 3 game "Call of Duty 4".

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