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SplitFish Announcement

Peripheral Customized for Sony’s Home Virtual World Navigation

Edmonton Mar 20, 2007 Innovative peripheral maker SplitFish GameWare,
Inc today officially announced the company’s upcoming FragFX game
controller for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The
patent pending FragFX features a separate right hand mouse controller
and detachable left hand grip controller, ideal for experiencing the
traditional PC mouse and keyboard style gameplay of shooter games in a
console environment. Key FragFX controller features include:

* The right hand mouse controller has the complete set of
PlayStation 3 controller buttons. The mouse is used during game
play to shoot, look left, right, up and down for that same PC
style game play experience on the PlayStation 3.
* The mouse is optimized for navigation within the recently
announced PlayStation Home virtual world.
* A menu mode on the mouse allows it to double as a regular mouse
during menu selections. A lap mouse pad and left hand grip cradle
is included with the FragFX to allow for comfortable play in a
living room setting.
* The left hand re-programmable grip (nicknamed the “FragChuck” by
G4TV) has the full range of 6-axis motion control providing
Wii-like motion sensitivity for the PlayStation 3. In games like
Resistance:Fall of Man, to reload a weapon or to rifle butt an
opponent, the user can swing the FragChuck.
* The FragChuck also offers a game speed dial and frag button. When
the frag button is pressed it slows the mouse down to incremental
movement for smooth sniper shots. The speed dial allows for
instant fast or slow overall game play. These two additional
features let the user get out of battles as fast as they get into

Already SplitFish is generating buzz among gamers with their
groundbreaking controller technology for PlayStation consoles. During
the first hands-on preview IGN called the control the FragFX serves up
“far superior to the alternatives.”
SplitFish CEO Cisco Schipperheijn remarked, “For years, first person
shooter players have had less than an optimum experience when playing on
a console. SplitFish’s FragFX brings PC-like movement, precision and
performance to the console FPS. The mouse in combination with the
FragChuck is a huge advancement in pushing the limits of immersive
game play.”

SplitFish’s FragFX provides universal game support and is expected to
ship next month, with a wired version retailing for $59.99 and later a
Bluetooth wireless version for $69.99. A limited amount of units will be
reserved for European customers. The company previously released an
award-winning FPS control system for the PlayStation®2 computer
entertainment system, called EdgeFX.

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About SplitFish

SplitFish is a developer of original patented video game hardware
technologies that include the theme park quality EyeFX 3D Adapter, the
EdgeFX Competition Controller, the MotionFX Tilt-sensing Adapter, the
GlideFX Trackball Controller, and the DualFX Laser Gun. For further
details email us at info@splitfish.com or visit our web site at

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