Target Box Turns Air Guns Into Light GunsBy Jared Newman
Fancy something a little more hardcore than a dedicated video game gun peripheral? The Target Box will supposedly mount onto any air pellet gun, turning it into a light gun for shooting games. And if you look at sites like Airgun Depot, you’ll see that the arsenal can get pretty crazy, with sniper rifles, submachine guns and revolvers.
GunCon 2 games, such as Time Crisis 2 and Dino Stalker, are supported on the Playstation 2 and Playstation 3, and the product pledges Xbox support, but I’m not sure what games would work. Otherwise, there’s PC support for some Flash games and MAME emulators, if you want to play arcade games like Area 51 and Police Trainer (here’s the full list).
The Target Box costs $49 by itself — no air gun included — before shipping, and pre-orders are supposed to ship at the end of this month. It has an auto-fire function and works wirelessly. How it knows when you’re pulling the trigger, I’m not sure, but that’s the risk you take when ordering unauthorized peripherals from obscure gaming importers. [via GameSetWatch]