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Your favorite stores?

Steam Controllers and Machines only available at select retailers this year

GameStop, EB Games, and Game UK
Oct 06
// Jed Whitaker
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 holid...
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Elite controller

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

It really goes whole hog
Oct 05
// Brett Makedonski
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 controlle...
Xbox One Elite photo
Xbox One Elite

One major feature from the Xbox One Elite controller is coming to all pads soon

Button mapping
Oct 05
// Chris Carter
The $150 Xbox One Elite controller has a ton of new features, but one of the most interesting mechanics is easily the ability to remap every button on the controller. Responding to a fan, Xbox's director of program manag...
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Xbox One

Xbox One Elite controller coming October 27

Hope you've been saving up
Sep 20
// Kyle MacGregor
Microsoft's Xbox One Elite controller seems to be targeting an October 27 release date, according to a number of retailers, including Amazon, GameStop, and Microsoft's own online storefront. That would mean the customiza...

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Apple TV

The first third-party controller has surfaced for Apple TV

First third-party is an odd phrase
Sep 10
// Laura Kate Dale
Hey, do you want to play games on your Apple TV using a controller that has physical buttons and a more standardized video game controller layout? Well, good news, third-party controllers are starting to pop up for the device...
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Xbox Elite App

The Xbox Elite controller's app lets you customize everything

But when will we get sexy colors?
Aug 06
// Jed Whitaker
At around 38:33 in the video above, we get our first in-depth look at the Xbox Elite's controller app, and it looks awesome. The app allows you to configure your controller in basically every way imaginable from stick sensit...
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Xbox One chatpad

Lovely Xbox One controller gets an ugly chatpad

Function, not form
Aug 04
// Steven Hansen
I mean, hey, it works. Anyone type enough on the Xbox One that they're picking this bad boy up when it launches in November?
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Xbox One Elite Controller gets a hefty discount - HURRY

Amazon UK offer knocks 42% off RRP
Aug 04
// Vikki Blake
[Update: And... they're gone! Hope everyone who wanted one got one!] If you've been hesitating to splash the cash and secure yourself a Xbox One Elite Controller, pay attention - Amazon UK is selling the things for "just" &po...
PS4 PC-style controller photo
PS4 PC-style controller

PlayStation 4 is getting a keyboard/mouse controller

Courtesy of Hori
Jul 27
// Jordan Devore
With a name like Tactical Assault Commander 4, you know shit's about to get real. Hori is creating another PC-style wired controller for consoles following its hybrid keyboard/mouse controller for PlayStation 3. This new one,...
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PS1 throwback

Standalone PS1-style DualShock 4 out this September

20th anniversary headset, too
Jun 23
// Jordan Devore
For most of us, that limited-edition 20th anniversary PlayStation 4 was something to look at and nothing more. Sony didn't produce enough of them to meet demand. But at least with the controller, we're getting a second chance...
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That fancy Xbox One controller is $150

The price of the high life
Jun 15
// Brett Makedonski
It may not have gotten a ton of attention this morning, but one of the more interesting reveals at Microsoft's press conference was the Xbox One Elite Controller. It's made for both Xbox One and PC, and the hook is that it's...
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Xbox One

Xbox One Elite Controller announced, lets you customise it

Button remapping is great news
Jun 15
// Joe Parlock
At the Microsoft expo at E3, Microsoft has unveiled its new Xbox One controller design, dubbed the “Elite.” Microsoft is claiming it will have increased precision, but more importantly it will also bring customis...
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Oculus Rift

These are the Oculus Rift's proper controllers

Played like a damn fiddle
Jun 11
// Jordan Devore
Virtual reality enthusiasts were not exactly enthused by the news that Oculus Rift would come with a wireless Xbox One controller as its default input method. The goal there is to give "developers something they can target," ...
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Xbox One

Xbox One price cut is permanent, gets new 1TB model

Yep, it comes with Halo
Jun 09
// Mike Cosimano
After an Amazon leak confirmed the existence of an Xbox One model with a 1TB hard drive, Microsoft has officially announced both the new SKU and a price drop for the 500GB model, along with the new Xbox One controller. The co...
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How the Steam Controller works as a keyboard

I'm not yet convinced
Jun 05
// Laura Kate Dale
So, Valve has been singing the praises of its upcoming Steam Controller for a while now as the herald of a new golden age of couch friendly PC gaming. Outside of issues like precise mouse controls and button layouts, one of t...
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Steam Machines

Steam Machines finally release soon, and pre-orders get them even earlier

Controller and Steam Link, too
Jun 04
// Brett Makedonski
In true Valve fashion, we've waited years to see if Steam Machines will ever actually see the light of day. They were revealed a long time ago, but then they just sort of never came out. Well, the first batch is definitely s...
Hot controller reads photo
Hot controller reads

Oops: An Austrian retailer leaked images of the new Xbox One controller

All but confirmed now
May 29
// Brett Makedonski
As if yesterday's rumor that Microsoft is set to reveal an improved Xbox One controller in June wasn't substantiated enough, we have an international retailer to help back everything up. Bless those international retailers; t...
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Xbox One

Xbox One looks like it's getting a better, newer controller after E3

Flood the streets with useless adapters
May 28
// Brett Makedonski
It seems as if there's a subtle but big change on the horizon for the Xbox One controller. The current model features a proprietary audio jack that requires an adapter (sold separately for $25) to use with normal headphones. ...
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Magma Red DS4

Magma Red DualShock 4 releases in the US this summer

Red, red, fine
May 15
// Jed Whitaker
The official PlayStation Twitter posted pictures of a Magma Red DualShock 4 controller for PlayStation 4 that will be available this summer in the US. Preorders are available now for those who want to ensure they receive one as soon as possible.  I remember having a multitude of different N64 controllers back in the day; man was I cool at the Mario Party parties I'd throw.

Contest: Win a Titan One and a controller of your choice!

Mar 24 // mrandydixon
*Controller choices limited to Xbox 360, Xbox One, DualShock 3, and DualShock 4
Titan One contest photo
Use any controller with any console with this cross-compatibility device
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Fabio Teixeira, Topken, and TroyFullbuster!] Destructoid has once again joined forces with our friends at ConsoleTuner to offer another awesome contest for the Dtoid community! This time aro...

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Steam Controller

Steam Controller and FPS: PAX East 2015 impressions

'A little rumbly'
Mar 10
// Jed Whitaker
One of what was seemingly the better-kept secrets at PAX East 2015, the Steam Controller, was available for hands on at the Alienware booth connected to the company's Steam Machines. I was able to test the previous iteration...
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Steam hardware

Steam now lists Steam Machines and other hardware

These things sure are pricey
Mar 05
// Jordan Devore
In its push to expand the "Steam universe," Valve has added store listings for Steam Machines as well as the finalized Steam Controller and also Steam Link, a PC-to-TV streaming device. All of this stuff will become available...
Xbox One PC adapter photo
Xbox One PC adapter

Xbox One controller adapts, goes wireless on PC this year

No more cables!
Mar 04
// Jordan Devore
At GDC 2015, Microsoft announced plans to release a wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers on Windows later this year. Great news, but we need dates, Phil Spencer. Specific dates! I had terrible luck with my wireless adapter for the Xbox 360 gamepad -- damn thing was spotty at best, non-functional at worst -- so here's hoping these new ones are an improvement.
Steam Controller photo
Steam Controller

Oh hey, this looks like the final Steam Controller

Available this November for $49.99
Mar 04
// Jordan Devore
Weird as it might still look, you have to admit that Valve's Steam Controller has come far. Remember this photo? Or this more recent one? It's like leafing through your worst yearbooks. Given that I play PC-centric games with...
Delta Six controller photo
Delta Six controller

Backers of crowdfunded Delta Six controller hit by friendly fire

It's all fun and games till someone shoots their eye out
Feb 21
// Jason Faulkner
The Delta Six controller is the latest entry in my inadvertent series on crowdfunding drama. Hot on the heels of news that The Stomping Land was abandoned by its development team, details have emerged of project mismana...
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Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad

Suspicious, very suspicious
Feb 02
// Kyle MacGregor
Well, maybe not exactly. It's certainly no fightstick, but it's also wider than your standard controller. Even still, the setups at the Pokkén Tournament location tests are giving me serious Wii U vibes. They may ...
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Gotta go fast

Xbox One controllers will kinect to the system *twice as fast*

Shaving seconds of its time
Jan 27
// Steven Hansen
Hoo boy. The Xbox One is a precision machine, baby. That $100 million controller, too. Not content with the two and half years it took to develop it, Microsoft is still tinkering. Members of the Xbox Preview Program can snag ...
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MKX controller

PDP's Mortal Kombat X pad looks like a SEGA Genesis controller

Decent looking fight stick alternative
Jan 09
// Steven Hansen
I've always wanted a fight stick more for arcade nostalgia than any legitimate fighting game purposes. This gamepad from PDP, specifically designed for Mortal Kombat X, elicits some nostalgia as well, as it's basically an as...
PSTV + Xbox One contest photo
Enjoy the latest Titan One firmware, free of charge
[Update: Contest over! Winner is theraden!] To celebrate the news that their Titan One cross-compatibility device now offers full support for Sony's PlayStation TV, our friends at ConsoleTuner are offering up a PlayStation TV...

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The Smash Bros. GameCube controller has a big ol' long cord

Fill in the blank: "Controller? ______"
Nov 07
// Brett Makedonski
Look, we know the reason that you keep coming back to Destructoid is for the hot updates on controller cord length. We're reasonable people here (except Jordan, he insists that Hamza refer to him as "King Xerxes"), so we'll g...

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