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1:30 PM on 08.21.2014

New pics surface of the Taiko no Tatsujin drum controller

More pics have surfaced of the sweet Taiko no Tatsujin controller compatible with the Wii and Wii U. Unfortunately there hasn't been a Taiko no Tatsujin game available in the West since the PlayStation 2's heyday, but rhythm ...

Brittany Vincent


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




11:30 AM on 08.19.2014

Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN is getting a six button pad for PS4

If you're a fan of six-button fight pads and find yourself wanting a new one for your PS4, you're in luck -- Arc System Works is releasing a pad for Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN. It features a full layout with the R1 and R2 keys as f...

Chris Carter



Think a game has bad controls? Maybe it's your fault photo
Think a game has bad controls? Maybe it's your fault
by Jonathan Holmes

Number 56 on the master list of 235 "Things that I say that sometimes annoy people who play videogames" is that it's very rare for a game to have "bad" controls. Most of the time when people say that, they are focusing too much their idea of what the game should provide them with, and not their responsibility to adapt to how the game handles.

Number 78 on my master list of 798 "Reasons I love about videogames" is that the interaction between the player and the game adds up to something that's more than the sum of its parts. Both parties are bringing something active to the table. When the game and the player don't fit well together, it's usually neither one's fault. It's a mutual lack of fit. This is especially true when it comes to a game's controls, though it's fairly rare to find a game reviewer who looks at it that way. The game almost always gets all the blame.

Thanks to my old pal Anthony Carboni, we've finally got some science to back up that claim. So the next time you play a round of Rhythm Heaven Fever and think "The controls must be jank cause I can't make these monkeys happy," maybe it's time to check yourself

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11:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Okay, this Advanced Warfare Xbox One controller looks rad

Catch that Call of Duty: Advance Warfare Xbox One bundle earlier today? It's a custom system that includes the game and a 1TB HDD for $499.99. The controller is also custom designed, and if you were like me wishing it was available separately well good news! It is. Amazon has it for $64.99.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Take a closer look at PDP's GameCube-style controllers for Wii U

I think I'll be perfectly set with the GameCube controller adapter for Wii U, but PDP's line of GameCube-inspired controllers (known officially as "Wired Fight Pads") are another valid option. Courtesy of Amazon, we now have ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 08.06.2014

Someone made a custom GameCube controller adapter for 3DS

A guy by the name of Loopy previously came out with video capture boards for 3DS, and now he's back with another cool project: a GameCube controller adapter. Why? Because he can. Here's a demonstration of Super Street Fighte...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 07.23.2014

The Steam Controller looks different, again

It seems every time we check in with Valve's Steam Controller, it's undergone another significant change. The last design, which added a D-pad of sorts and A/B/X/Y buttons, was more in line with traditional gamepads. Now, if ...

Jordan Devore



Contest: Win a Titan One cross-compatibility gaming device! photo
Contest: Win a Titan One cross-compatibility gaming device!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners will be announced soon.]

Our friends at ConsoleTuner have given us five of their new Titan One cross-compatibility devices to hand out to the Destructoid community!

These things are incredibly awesome. Compatible with the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, they are the ultimate solution for the problem of not being able to use your favorite controller on every console. And because of the ability to swap button layouts, gamers can use this to adjust their controllers to their personal tastes (something especially important to you southpaw gamers). Plus, there's the GamePack feature: with a GamePack loaded, you get all the cool features that modded controllers can provide, without having to modify your controller and void your warranty.

For a chance to win one of these cool devices for yourself, just leave a comment below! Limit one entry per person, and you have until this Friday at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone with a US shipping address.

Good luck! And don't forget, our Huge members get automatic entry into all contests (as well as a bunch of other awesome perks). Try us out!

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4:00 AM on 07.16.2014

Buy this camo Xbox One controller and risk never finding it again

As the Xbox One is relatively new in the grand scheme of its estimated lifespan, we haven't gotten a chance to see many special edition controllers come out yet. This Titanfall one was significant as it marked an importa...

Brett Makedonski

12:00 AM on 07.01.2014

Check out this rad Persona 4 Arena Ultimax arcade stick

Atlus and Mad Catz are joining forces to create an fightstick for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and she's a real looker. Designed in collaboration with members of the Persona development team, the controller is said to be easily c...

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 AM on 06.24.2014

Wave Blue PS4 controller finally coming this fall

Remember when Sony announced those Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire Wave Blue and Magma Red controllers a year ago? They were supposed to be available with the PS4 launch and then were not. Well, now one will be. The blue one, ...

Steven Hansen





12:52 PM on 06.10.2014

The GameCube controller adapter for Wii U will cost $19.99

As you know, Nintendo is releasing an adapter for Wii U that'll let you play Super Smash Bros. with four original Nintendo GameCube or WaveBird controllers. Now we have the price: $19.99. The company will also sell "retro" Ga...

Jordan Devore

10:22 AM on 06.05.2014

PC drivers now available to support Xbox One controllers

The Xbox 360 controller is a favorite among many in the PC community that prefer a gamepad. Now, Microsoft has provided support for its newest console's controller to assume the throne. As announced on Major Nelson's site, dr...

Brett Makedonski



Super Smash Bros. on Wii U will be playable with GameCube controller photo
Super Smash Bros. on Wii U will be playable with GameCube controller
by Brett Makedonski

[Update: Nintendo isn't sharing any other details about the adapter other than what we know below. Hopefully more details are shared at E3.]

When Super Smash Bros. on Wii U releases later this year, it'll include optional support for one of the most beloved controllers of all time. That's right, Nintendo's found a way to bring the GameCube controller to the party.

Nintendo of America tweeted the news, along with a picture of the adapter that'll make it all possible. There's no news yet as to how much it'll cost or when it'll release. We've reached out to Nintendo for more details.

A hot topic of discussion around our office is whether or not this adapter will include Wavebird support. Apparently we all like to do our smashin' from the kitchen.

@NintendoAmerica [Twitter]

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Valve's Steam Machine program and controller pushed back into 2015 photo
Valve's Steam Machine program and controller pushed back into 2015
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Valve's Eric Hope took to the Steam forums today and announced that they're delaying the release of the Steam Machine program and the Steam controller into 2015.

"We’re now using wireless prototype controllers to conduct live playtests, with everyone from industry professionals to die-hard gamers to casual gamers. It's generating a ton of useful feedback, and it means we'll be able to make the controller a lot better. Of course, it's also keeping us pretty busy making all those improvements. Realistically, we're now looking at a release window of 2015, not 2014."

Hope noted that they're eager to get Steam Machines out there, but their number one priority is making sure they create the "best gaming experience possible."

How this will exactly impact the release of the SteamOS or all of the Steam Machines various PC makers are working on is unclear at this time. 

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7:00 PM on 05.21.2014

Wii U getting a GameCube-inspired fighting controller

[Update: Note original image was for PDP's Wii aftermarket controller, not their upcoming design.] The Wii U doesn't really have a good controller for fighting games, so enter PDP with their Wired Fight Pad as they're calling...

Hamza CTZ Aziz