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Give your gaming a Kiss with Gene Simmons guitar controller

A new guitar-shaped controller to rock your games.

The Gene Simmons guitar controller for PlayStation lets you relive '70s rock glory. If that's what you're into.Photo by Kobian USA

Personally, I'm more of a karaoke buff, but for those of you who aren't as secure about your voice as I am about mine, I got something you might want to check out.

It's a fully equipped, axe-shaped guitar controller for PlayStation Guitar Hero and Rock Band games. The controller is a three-quarter replica of Kiss bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons' signature bass guitar and is slightly larger than standard video game guitar controllers.

The Gene Simmons Axe controller is compatible with both PlayStation 2 and 3. It's customized with a replicated paint finish of the original Axe guitar. Both Simmons' autograph and famous Kiss face are painted onto the body of the controller.

The device offers wireless range up to 30 feet, and has five fret and narrow fret buttons with a fully functioning whammy bar and a durable strum bar. It is also USB-connect ready.

Distributed by Kobian USB, the new controller will be available at the end of the month, but you can preorder it now at Amazon.com. Face paint not included.

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