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Git Gud Newbs

The Steam Controller looks like the best way to play Dark Souls III

Now that Dark Souls III is out in the wild on Steam, Valve has released an official configuration setting for the Steam Controller to help you praise the sun in style. Now, I'm not the biggest fan of the controller -- unlike some writers a...

 
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Accessibility

A disabled gamer received a custom DualShock 4 controller from a Sony employee

A kind Sony employee has gone out of his way to build a custom DualShock 4 controller for a disabled player. Peter Byrne has Cerebral Palsy, a condition that affects an individual’s motor skills, and he, unfortunately, struggled with ...

 
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Space Dave

PSA: The Pokken controller works with Space Dave on Mac/PC

It's been a pretty wild month for Nintendo controllers. We not only discovered the rumored Nintendo NX contoller was a fake, but we also saw the release of Hori's Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad -- a comfortable, responsive controller...

 
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Steam Controller

Valve's letting us design and make our own Steam Controllers

As much as I love my Steam Controller, it’s difficult to deny that, for a lot of people, the ergonomics of it are incredibly weird. The buttons are in strange places, the grips are big and chunky, and there’s a big ol&rsquo...

 
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Fake Nintendo controller

That weird ass Nintendo NX controller leak? Fake

If you approached the Hey Arnold!-head-shaped Nintendo NX controller leak with a pillar of salt, congratulations you correct, no-fun-having mother flubber. The "leak" was actually a fake drafted up for internet "lols" or what have you base...

 
Pokken
Nintendo's history with peripherals that only support several games is nothing new. Raise your hand if you had a massive Four Swords party with four GBAs and a GameCube! The same thing goes for the Pokkén Controll...   read

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Xbox One

These new Xbox One controllers sure are slick

I've heard it's hard to use the Xbox One Elite Controller and go back to the system's still-good standard gamepads, but I wouldn't know. I haven't used one yet! I'm completely free to gawk at these new colors -- Copper Shadow and Dusk Shado...

 
Hyperkin ProCube
When I first saw Hyperkin's ProCube controller, I wanted to give it a go. Most of us have been disappointed with the fact that the Super Smash Bros. GameCube adapter only works with that one game, even if I did get a whole lot of use out of it. So I managed to get my hands on one, and I have to say, it's a near perfect recreation.   read

FightStick review
Another fighting game, another fightstick. This month Mad Catz is unleashing several sticks into the market, including a sub $100 option, and a few $200+ models. Do you really need an expensive stick to play Street Fighter V? No, but a lot of you are going to buy it anyway.   read

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Hyperkin

Hyperkin's 'ProCube' controller is literally a Wii U Pro in the GameCube style

It's a shame that the official GameCube controller adapter for Wii U doesn't work for anything outside of Super Smash Bros., but Hyperkin is aiming to fix that problem with its own proprietary option. It's called the "ProCube" controller, a...

 
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SFV legacy support

Street Fighter V will have legacy controller support after all

This is one case where I don't mind seeing a developer go back on something they've said. Spanish website MeriStation broke the news that Street Fighter V is going to come with a day-one patch to add in support to make PS3-era fightsticks w...

 
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XCOM 2

XCOM 2 will be compatible with the Steam Controller at launch

While playing a review copy of a game that may or may not rhyme with Frying Dwight, a pop-up appeared to announce that Firaxis and Valve are implementing Steam Controller support for XCOM 2. If you have one of them fancy doohickey's, you ca...

 
Steam Controller photo
Steam Controller

Make sweet, sweet, screeching music with the Steam Controller

There’s something really appealing about using things which sound just awful to make neat music. People have managed to get a tune out of disc drives, dot matrix printers, both together, and now the Steam Controller’s haptic fe...

 
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Oculus Touch

The Oculus Rift's Touch controllers need more time

The Oculus Rift's Touch controllers already weren't going to make it in time for the virtual reality headset's launch, but now they're even further off. Oculus VR expects to ship Touch in "the second half of 2016," noting that the final pro...

 
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Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2016

Licking and sucking are just two ways you'll control games at GDC 2016

The games lineup for GDC 2016's Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase has been announced, and the control schemes sound crazy as heck, if not tasty.  Hello, Operator! has players acting as a telephone switchboard operator in the 1930s by physical...

 
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Spice Orange sonnet

Ode to the Spice Orange GameCube controller

The holidays are a magical time. Off work, spending time with family. Sometimes art happens. Sometimes an artist finds himself writing a traditional Shakespearean sonnet about the Spice Orange GameCube controller. Sometimes a bad video with...

 
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Star Wars

Power A's Xbox One Star Wars controllers are nifty looking

I was recently sent a pair of Power A wired Xbox One controllers for testing, and they happened to line up directly with the arrival of the new Star Wars film, set to debut next week. The feel of the controller is rather slick, and alt...

 
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Valve

Let's watch robots build Steam Controllers

Ever wonder how controllers are made? Valve has put out a fascinating behind-the-scenes video showing the hard-working Aperture robots (yes, really!) that assemble Steam Controllers. It lacks the minutia of something like How It's Made -- ...

 
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Xbox PC adapter

Windows 7 now supports the Xbox One wireless controller adapter

The Xbox One controller is terrific enough that I've considered dropping $25 on one of those wireless adapters for PC so I can use it beyond just Xbox gaming. But I haven't. Not yet! I'm still on Windows 7, despite Microsoft's continual pro...

 
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Nintendo NX

Nintendo files patent for what might be the NX's controller

Nintendo has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for an oblong controller that features a full touchscreen. As rumors heat up surrounding the NX, Nintendo's next piece of hardware, we're left to wonder if this ...

 
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Xbox One

Controller remapping is now available on all Xbox One controllers

Good news for everyone who owns an Xbox One but didn't shell out for one of those ultra fancy premium Elite controllers, you can now remap the buttons on your standard Xbox One controllers too. Previously limited just to Elite controllers, ...

 
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PlayStation 4

Check out this awesome Darth Vader PS4 controller

The Darth Vader-themed PlayStation 4 DualShock controller will be available in Europe from November 18, 2015, and November 19 in the UK. Sony confirmed the news on the official EU and UK PlayStation twitter accounts.

 
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Xbox One Elite

The Xbox One Elite controller will be in low supply this month

The more I use the Xbox One Elite controller, the more I'm stuck on it. It's been pretty great to me so far despite the insane $150 price tag, but it looks like people who own these things are going to be a bit more "elite" in other ways as...

 
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PS4 remote

Sony's PS4 media remote is a gigantic monolith of a device

I try not use too many remotes in my household. It's already bad enough having so many different controllers lying around, and having to juggle multiple devices beyond that gets pretty annoying. It's why I try to control most of my capable ...

 
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Pug Butts

Sniffing pug butts given an accessible controller for disabled gamers

Butt Sniffin Pugs is a game about exactly what you’d expect: walk around a park, sniff pug butts, get new abilities, sniff more pug butts. While that does sound wonderful, there are other people on this site who have more expertise in...

 
Steam Controller
PC gaming has come a long way since I first witnessed it in the '80s. There were hundreds of peripherals, from first- to third-party controllers, joysticks, proprietary flight sim devices, to full-on vibrating vests for games...   read

Elite controller photo
Elite controller

What if your garbage kid throws your Elite controller parts down a storm drain?

I briefly tinkered with the Xbox One Elite controller at E3 as part of a larger platform demo about the direction of the system. I didn't play any games with it or mess with any high-level customization programming. Instead, I merely swappe...

 
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Xbox One controller

Xbox One wireless controller capability comes to PC next week

At GDC this year, Phil Spencer announced that sometime in 2015 people would be able to use their Xbox One controllers wirelessly on their PC. It seems as if Windows 10 was a big part of those plans. Now that the operating system has had som...

 
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Your favorite stores?

Steam Controllers and Machines only available at select retailers this year

In a strange twist, it has been announced that Valve has partnered with GameStop in the USA, Game UK, and EB Games in Canada to be the exclusive non-digital retailers for Steam Controllers and Steam Machines through the holiday season. Thes...

 
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Elite controller

Goodness gracious, the Xbox One Elite Controller can do a lot

The Xbox One Elite Controller was unveiled at E3, and it was kind of the sleeper-hit of Microsoft's showcase. The likes of game announcements and backward compatibility got the most attention, but damn -- that controller looks so good...

 

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EdgyDude

PSA: Only 48 hours left in GOGs sale, go check it and grab whatever you like before its over

 
Torchman

500 Fuck Now how to celebrate this milestone of glory?

 
hlarge4

My last day of gaming before baby arrives and power is out while construction is being Le sigh

 
BlazeWii

Oh hewro! I write animu blog 4

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Cant we just admit that ALL catgirls are clawsome!?

 
KnickKnackMyWack

For NX I can see Nintendo charging a premium like PSN+ during the PS3 days, but my gut tells me they wont lock online multiplayer behind a I think the service would be a little cheaper

 
SpielerDad

I just dropped my Persol sunglasses into a public I should just burn them now, right?

 
jake oti

You guys could stand to listen to more people talk about the NX/Zelda news, right?

 
Torchman

We interrupt your stream of catgirls to show you a mech turning into a giant That is

 
Lex

As someone else Catgirls are not always just fun and Sometimes they are also a fetish one could and possibly should die

 
Vadicta

A whole day of cat girls goes by, and no one mentioned the actual only and truly best one there is? This is true

 
EdgyDude

All this talk about catgirls and no one has mentioned the best one there is? you disappoint me Dtoid

 
ShadeOfLight

I just opened a temple door by reflecting sunlight off the bare midriffs of beach-going girls, who I convinced to take their clothes off by filling a pool with the saliva of a giant Also, ham was Video games!

 
JDelwynn

Need for Speed is bad at making first First it crashes in the very first race, and after I choose Play Alone, it boots me back to the main menu because it cant connect to a The future of gaming is here folks!

 
Sir Shenanigans

Well campers its 4/30, were a third of the way through That means lists! Top three games of the year so far, and three youre giddy To the comments!

 
Nekrosys

Playing Dark Souls III using the Vitas Remote Play it wasnt my smartest idea

 
RiffRaff

Bought YoKai Watch yesterday and planned on playing it for an hour or so before 4 hours later and I am utterly The music is especially I really hope it sells like gangbusters and more of them come

 
ObliqueZombie

I may not like Ubisoft, but by god, the voice actors they pick for Far Cry

 
Jinx 01

Of course Im on my phone and about to be driving 4 hours on Catgirl But whats it matter, every day is Catgirl Day on Dtoid,

 
Jinx 01

You never forget your Voodoo Banshee

 
hlarge4

So happy to hear From is fixing those covenants that are too You know the

 
ZoePapillon

The Jungle Book was no Zootopia but it was still rather

 
TheAngriestCarp

Just found out that a new Gamera film is in the works, and that Godzilla Resurgence releases in This is a good

 
Dr Mel

What kind of world is this, I ask you, when a man can come home from a hard days labor only to find a SPIDER in his coffee pot on the drainboard?! A spider he very nearly did not notice before making the coffee! How does life persist under such

 
drmcscott

That Nioh demo was a surprise, wasnt

 
The Dyslexic Laywer

Ive been playing Rhythm Thief and its a very charming game but i swear to God if it forces me to do another god awful motion control

 
Nekrosys

The more I think about it, the more I realise that I actually prefer Dark Souls 3 over It just feels that much less grindy, and having the ability to respec means I can keep fine-tuning my character when I find weapons I have a preference

 
OverlordZetta

And no one was

 
Rico the Penguin

NG++ Dancer has a number of I nearmy got angry before she ultimately Then went on to massacre the next twould bosses to cleanse my certain thing that shall remain nameless will be interesting

 

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