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Xbox One optical output only delivers stereo at launch


Software update will add Dolby surround later
Nov 22
This all started with a good find by the folks at Kotaku in their Xbox One review. They found that the optical digital output port of the Xbox One was only passing stereo signals. This led to a  NeoGAF thread, ... read
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Taiko Drum Master

This bluetooth Taiko: Drum Master drum is adorable


Huddle around your iPad or iPhone!
Nov 14
I have Taiko: Drum Master on PS2, but no drum, so I only get to play when I head down to Japantown and use the wonderfully giant arcade cabinet. Apparently, Japan even gets the series on its phones and tablets, hence this tin... read
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Kinect

Privacy Cover for Xbox One covers Kinect's camera


Proving once more where there's a need, there's a product
Nov 13
Are you among one those who harbor deep reservations about what the Kinect camera will be capturing in your living room? Afraid that Microsoft will gather tons of personal data and sell it to the highest bidder? And would usi... read
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Moga releases new controllers for Android phones, tablets


Perfect for your emulators!
Nov 05
Just in time for the holiday is the perfect new controller for all of you Android users that just play Super Nintendo games on your emulators. What? Don't look at me like that. You know it's true. The full-sized Moga Pro Powe... read
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Japan gets new translucent PS3 controllers


Yep, PS3
Nov 01
Hey, the PS4 is almost out, so how about some new PS3 controllers? Yay? Yes? No? When you consider backwards compatibility and the upcoming PS Vita TV, PS3 controllers are still relevant. Sony says that a new "Crystal" translucent DualShock 3 controller will come to Japan on December 19th, priced at 5,500 yen. This is a limited release product, they say.   read
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I hope you like these new Xbox One racing wheels...


Because your Xbox 360 ones won't work with Xbox One
Oct 16
There's big talk of "equation language" for new kinds of force feedback in this Xbox One racing accessories video, and that sounds neat and all, but I think Microsoft is going to find that racing fans are going to push back o... read
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Mad Catz' Killer Instinct TE 2 fightstick is $200


Pre-orders now open
Oct 11
The Mad Catz Killer Instinct TE 2 fightstick pre-orders are now open. It's going to run you $199.99, and will be available on the Xbox One's launch day, November 22, 2013.  The fight stick features Japanese-style Sanwa j... read
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Goron Tablet Cushion brings lazy to a whole new level


Most useful/useless TGS find so far
Sep 21
A small booth tucked against the wall on the Tokyo Game Show floor has regular demonstrations for their only product here, named Goron. This "tablet cushion" is essentially a head pillow with an arm mount for tablets or smart... read
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Ambidextrous!
I've been playing PC games with Razer's Ouroboros wired/wireless ambidextrous gaming mouse for a bit now, trying out everything from MMOs to FPS to casual games. This is one really nice mouse, but it had better be for its asking price of $149.99.  read feature

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Pixel Art Controller

Impressions: Digging into Hyperkin's Pixel Art Controller


Did my palms survive!?
Aug 24
Game accessory manufacturer Hyperkin recently announced the Pixel Art Controller line of PC / Mac gamepads. I took a look at the blocky SNES-inspired design and concluded that handling this hunk of plastic would have the same... read
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Pixel Art Controller

Hyperkin's Pixel Art Controller looks so uncomfortable


Shredding hands this September
Aug 10
Videogame accessory maker Hyperkin must not like its customers very much. Why else would it design a controller that looks like it could shred the skin on your palms like grated Parmesan? This September, Hyperkin is releasin... read
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Turtle Beach acquires Parametric Sound Corporation


Sound tech to benefit gaming products
Aug 06
Turtle Beach, makers of fine gaming headsets, has just announced plans to acquire Parametric Sound Corporation in a reverse merger. The transaction is scheduled to close before the end of the year. This small San Diego-bawed ... read
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Xbox 360 controller

Special edition Xbox 360 gold controller coming in August


Sure, why not?
Jul 01
Coming exclusively to GameStop and Microsoft stores, Microsoft will be releasing a gold-colored chrome controller not unlike the ones seen in the Star Wars Xbox 360 S bundle. Also, like all special edition controllers, this o... read
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Xbox One

Xbox One to ship without headsets


But there's always Kinect!
Jun 25
It's been nearly a week since Microsoft announced its decision to scrap their DRM policy -- a decision met with some mixed, albeit mostly-positive reactions. In light of this, many gamers are now prepared to give the Xbox One a second chance, while others may find the $499 price tag a bit too steep. For that price, you'd feel it safe to assume Microsoft would toss in a headset. You'd be wrong. read
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GameCube on Wii U

Neat adapter allows GameCube controller use on the Wii U


Bust out your WaveBirds!
Jun 05
If you're a fan of the GameCube controller and lament the lack of love on the Wii U, it appears as if this adapter is your answer. It appears as if this unofficial piece of hardware will allow you to utilize compatibility opt... read
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Poor Rush

Mega Man's robo-dog Rush, now in tissue box form


Little buddy, what have they done to you?
Jun 05
Amidst Capcom's schemes to appease us with Mega Man-themed paraphernalia in the absence of an actual game announcement, I've more or less remained as reserved as could be. When Mega Man Xbox Avatars appeared, I kept my mouth ... read
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Wii U

Japan is getting a new Wii U GamePad battery pack


White Wii U Premium bundle is coming soon as well
May 30
If you're a Wii U owner that's frustrated with the battery life on your GamePad, then there might be some relief on the horizon. A new Wii U enhanced battery pack will be released in Japan in July, promising between "5-8 hour... read
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Club Nintendo

Green Mario accessory box up on Club Nintendo


700-coin reward is only available for a limited time
May 29
I received my Club Nintendo Hanafuda card set in the mail this week. With that acquisition, I've finally obtained all the 800-coin-and-up rewards on Club Nintendo -- the Hanafuda cards, Game & Watch Collection 1 and 2, th... read
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Turtle Beach headsets in the works for Xbox One


Full reveal and details at E3
May 23
With this generation's meteoric rise of Call of Duty came a similar interest in gaming headsets. It's not surprising to hear then that Turtle Beach is at work on a line of Xbox One headsets. There's not a whole lot of details... read
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It's a royal price point, that's for sure
Furniture can get pretty expensive. Sometimes, you'll go into a store ready to buy a replacement chair, and before you know it, you and your wife are picking out a five-piece sofa set. Comfort, price, and aesthetics all come ... read feature

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How about a dedicated sports controller for PS3


May 08
Do you play a lot of sports games? If so, have you ever wished for a dedicated sports game controller? Gioteck's SC-1 PS3 controller is exactly that. This controller features four levels of sensitivity to let sports games pla... read
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Mega Man 3DS Case

Mega Man 3DS cases celebrate Virtual Console release


Will be available by San Diego Comic-Con
May 01
Capcom will release special edition Mega Man 25th anniversary 3DS and 3DS XL cases to commemorate the series' release on the 3DS eShop, community manager Brett Elston announced on Capcom-Unity.  The two-piece case featur... read
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PS3 controller

PS3 gets limited edition Metallic Grey controller


Coming this June
Apr 24
Sony seems to release a new controller color every time my current ones are looking a bit rough. Judging from a Twitter post that popped up earlier but has since disappeared, the newest offering in their DualShock 3 controlle... read
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Scent of a woman

Senran Kagura cell phone charms smell like breasts


Because of course
Apr 23
The marketing of booby ninja school girl brawler series Senran Kagura is simply outrageous. Branded tissue boxes? Facepalm worthy. Themed desserts? Fairly creative. Cell phone charms? Well, that doesn't sound so bad... ... oh... read
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Circle Pad Pro mods

Check these 3DS Circle Pad Pro mods from Japan


Because monster hunting is serious gosh darn business
Apr 22
Anybody test out the 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro yet? Is it the cat's knees and the bee's pajamas? How does it stack up to the original Circle Pad Pro? For a certain set of Japanese gamers, the stock devices are hella weaksauce. Mo... read
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Grab and go
Are you an on-the-go console gamer? If so, taking your gaming rig with you usually requires a television to be waiting at your destination, which is not ideal. While bringing a smaller television or monitor with you... read feature

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Ace Attorney 5

Ace Attorney 5 bundles include finger-pointing statue


Also included is a nifty pouch themed after Wright's pimpin' suit
Apr 18
For Phoenix Wright's grand return to the courtroom in Japan this summer, Capcom has put together a number of limited edition bundles to sell on the e-Capcom store. For ¥9990 (~$102), you get a copy of the game, three alte... read
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The first crowd-sourced headphones
I realize that the percentage of our readers that are legitimately in the market for a $300 set of headphones is fairly small, and honestly if you don’t think dropping that much cheddar is ever worth it, then I probably... read feature

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Xbox 360

New Xbox 360 320GB HD will include three full games


Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Pinball FX, and Ms. Splosion Man
Feb 21
There's going to be a new Xbox 360 320GB hard drive on sale this March for $129.99, and it's going to include three full games with it. The included titles are Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Ms. Splosion Man, and Pinball FX2 wi... read
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DualShock 4

Sony reveals DualShock 4


It's pretty much what we showed you last week
Feb 20
Sony has just officially revealed the DualShock 4 controller, which is pretty close to the photo we published last week. Mark Cerny, PS4 Lead System Architect, showed the controller during today's live stream event ... read
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Dead Space 3

Dead Space 3's Kinect command cheat sheet


The game's 40+ verbal instructions on one easy page
Feb 05
Say what you will about Kinect's general usefulness as a gaming peripheral, but I genuinely like to issue voice commands to my games and that's the thing it seems to work best for. Fact is, I'm already yelling at the screen h... read
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Logitech to stop making console gaming peripherals


Nooooooo!
Jan 24
PC and mobile accessories company Logitech is not doing so hot these days. Financials show that they lost some $180 million last quarter, and that sales are down 14 percent. They've got to tighten up somewhere, so they've dec... read






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