Earlier this week, we covered the reveal of Arkade's upcoming Motion Blaster, a full 360-degree gun peripheral compatible with a wide variety of PC and mobile titles. Its Indiegogo campaign is now fully funded with 29 days to go, so it's clear to see there's a decent number of people interested.
Now, the team has put out a video of Doom Eternal being played with the Motion Blaster on a $30 Walmart phone. Miraculously, it looks – and seemingly plays – surprisingly well, though a super fast-paced game like Doom will no doubt take some getting used to when controlled using a gun peripheral.
Even if it's not the ideal way to play, I have no doubt that it'll still make for a good time. Personally, I'd be more interested in playing mobile games on it rather than streaming my PC library, but I like that the option is always there if I feel the need.
I think the last time I used an at-home gun peripheral of any kind was probably with The House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii, which, incredibly, launched over 11 years ago.
If you missed our initial coverage of the Motion Blaster, the idea is that you clip your phone onto it and play "hundreds of games including nearly all of today's top titles" using full 360-degree controls. There's also a 180-degree mode for when you're sitting down or don't fancy any sort of workout.
The device is priced at $99 and comes in a variety of designs. It looks like a fairly sturdy piece of kit, and I like that the LED lights can track your health, remaining ammo, etc.
The Arkade Motion Blaster's Indiegogo campaign is set to run until April 24th. So far, I've been pretty impressed by what I've seen of it.Searching for something decent to play with friends? Here are 25 of the best multiplayer games for iPhone and iPad