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What is the best lightgun for playing lightgun games in 2019?

First up - I'm not going to get into the debate about what the all time best lightgun is. There are loads of great contenders from the Namco Gcon guns to some of the Sega releases and some people prefer the old NES Zapper. They all have good ...

DIY Light Guns

I have always enjoyed playing with lightguns, but until recently, they have always been something that someone else made. Probably in a factory and I imagine by magic! I have been getting back into them more and more recently though. The ...

Trigger switch Mods for Lightguns

These 3D printed kits replace the stock trigger button of video game light guns, with extremely responsive and pleasantly feeling arcade microswitches. I include 50-gram force 'light touch' switches with all of my kits. They allow for ...

The best WII Lightgun games to play on Dolphin

Dolphin is one of my favorite emulators. It is incredibly easy to set up and run, it produces really nice up-scaled versions of Wii games on modest hardware meaning that you get some of the best looking light gun games around. Most importantly ...

Gcon3

The Gcon3 (or GunCon3) from Namco was the third version of the popular Gcon series released for the PlayStation consoles. This version was released for the PS3 and allowed you to play games such as Time Crisis 4 and Razing Storm. This was ...

RPCS3

RPCS3 is an awesome project/emulator that emulates the PS3. Its constantly in development and no games are perfect yet, but there is a huge library of games that's totally playable right now. Emulating the PS3 was and is a big challenge ...

Time Crisis – How to play Every Time Crisis Game.

The time crisis series of games is one of the biggest and most influential of the light gun games. I think that the first Time crisis was the first light gun game that I ever played in an arcade and I distinctly remember buying a psx along with ...

How to Build your own Lightgun

Untill fairly recently, building somethgn bespoke like your own lightgun would have been a huge task. You would have had to source al the parts yourself, somehoe get pcbs made and then you would have needed custom chips to actually do what you ...

House of the Dead 4

House of the Dead 4 was a new one to me. It only ever came out in the arcades and not to any other consoles. Correction: House of the Dead 4 was also released on ps3. It may become playable on RPCS3 at some point and I will put up a guide for ...

DemulShooter

DemulShooter is an invaluable utility for lightgun gaming on the PC. I think it was inspired by the earlier TroubleShooter program which did a similar thing. What DemulShooter does is take the lightgun inputs that you generate and it inserts ...