Razer's Hydra Controller Now Supports Major Valve Games

Razer recently added a new product to its line of keyboards, mice, and other PC peripherals, but the product is far different any mouse or keyboard you’ve ever gamed on.  The Razer Hyrda is a motion sensing pair of Wii-like controllers with a central hub to communicate with the controllers.

The Hydra supports major games such as Civilization V, Minecraft, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and a long list of other games.  Now Valve games such as Team Fortress 2, Half Life 2 and even games that have not been released, such as Counter Strike: GO, were added to support.

Hopefully, with far greater game support, this device will find an audience with the hardcore gamer and not the Facebook farmer.

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  • amuffin
    I would still take a mouse and keyboard over this any day. Having the idea to "feel" the game isn't as important as having the quick reflexes of winning in a gun fight against your enemy, especially in a game such as call of duty.
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  • alidan
    amuffinI would still take a mouse and keyboard over this any day. Having the idea to "feel" the game isn't as important as having the quick reflexes of winning in a gun fight against your enemy, especially in a game such as call of duty.


    i have to disagree, let me put it in another perspective, if i want to play a building game, lets say mine craft, if there was a 100x100 button layout, think a simple keyboard like device that would only have the game put a thing there, i would get it. it would make building more fun, and would add a lot to the game if i didn't have to run around and drop blocks everywhere.

    lets say there is a first person shooter, given a keyboard and mouse, OR a handgun/smg/assult like prepherial, and a head mount display, and where ever you pointed the gun, it pointed in the game, and the guns had realistically strong recoil effects, you move your head and it move in game, and they work a system out for movement without needing a wasd like setup, and if i duck, in real life i duck in game... i would pick the experience WAY over the better controls.

    but this just may be me, i HATE being the best in the games i play, and i usually am the best sadly, i love getting killed and losing, because i know someone is better than me. i hate games with luck being a factor because than its not about skill its about luck. i LOVE losing in games and i hate being the top 3 of a 32 player match. for me the fun comes from either the experience, or climbing the ladder, and sense the ladder is easy for me, i chose experience...

    granted i cant see how these would add to any game without at least a head mount display... but from my understanding, they are far better than the wii nunchuk, just without the games based around those controls.
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  • aznguy0028
    alidan i LOVE losing in games and i hate being the top 3 of a 32 player match. for me the fun comes from either the experience, or climbing the ladder, and sense the ladder is easy for me, i chose experience...

    lol i dunno how much that applies to most gamers. i play games and it's usually most fun for me when i am on top and pwning noobs. i don't get a kick of having a 1/3 kd ratio on battlefield or coming in last in a racing game. regardless of if you or any of us are the "best", there will always be someone better. in everything u do in life, there is always someone better, so i take that fact, live with it and pwn in the games that i can and worry about staying alive when that someone better does come along.
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