Video games have continued to enthrall entire generations and it is not going to change in a hurry. Todays video games have grown bigger, better and more exciting. This also means that they have become more complex, and it might not be enough to play them using conventional methods. In the case of consoles, there is the age-old joystick, which is getting some competition with new-age remotes and motion detectors. Coming over to the PC gaming arena, the keyboard-mouse combo is no longer enough to satisfy the hunger of todays gamers. They need more, a lot more.
Gaming hardware is specially designed for power-intensive games which require special input from the users. These games may or may not be played using the more conventional keyboard-mouse combo, but they tend to be more exciting when they are played with these specially designed hardware. In fact some games ship out along with these hardware enabling the gamers to get their hands on the game and the hardware at the same time. But there have been a few questions posed about the need for such hardware. Guns, racing wheels, airplane joysticks are all examples of hardware for playing games that can be played using the traditional methods. So what exactly is the need for such gaming hardware?