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Taiko no Tatsujin

New pics surface of the Taiko no Tatsujin drum controller


And it was never ever localized, the end!
Aug 21
// Brittany Vincent
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 ...
Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN photo
Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN

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


It works on PS3 too
Aug 19
// Chris Carter
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...
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Anthony Carboni explains it all
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 m...

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Okay, this Advanced Warfare Xbox One controller looks rad


$64.99
Aug 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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.
Wii U photo
Wii U

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


Yoshi's my favorite
Aug 12
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
3DS controller mod photo
3DS controller mod

Someone made a custom GameCube controller adapter for 3DS


Well, 2DS, if you want to be exact
Aug 06
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Valve

The Steam Controller looks different, again


D-pad out, thumbstick in
Jul 23
// Jordan Devore
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 ...
Titan One contest photo
Plug one console's controller into another like MAGIC
[Update: Contest over! Winners are SCndZ, Turbokill, and three Huge members.] Our friends at ConsoleTuner have given us five of their new Titan One cross-compatibility devices to hand out to the Destructoid community! These t...

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Xbox One

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


Same goes for the headset
Jul 16
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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PERSONA

Check out this rad Persona 4 Arena Ultimax arcade stick


Atlus and Mad Catz want all your money
Jul 01
// Kyle MacGregor
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...
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Wave BlazBlue

Wave Blue PS4 controller finally coming this fall


Wave BlazBlue
Jun 24
// Steven Hansen
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, ...
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Nintendo

The GameCube controller adapter for Wii U will cost $19.99


'Retro' GameCube controllers to be sold for $29.99
Jun 10
// Jordan Devore
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...
Xbox One controller photo
Xbox One controller

PC drivers now available to support Xbox One controllers


Just need a micro USB cable
Jun 05
// Brett Makedonski
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...
GameCube controller photo
Oh, happy day!
[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 optiona...

Steam Machine delay photo
Delayed to make the "best gaming experience possible."
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 conduc...

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Wii U getting a GameCube-inspired fighting controller


Just in time for Super Smash Bros!
May 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
[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...
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360 controller

Stay hidden from absolutely nobody with this arctic camouflage Xbox 360 controller


The face buttons will give you away
May 19
// Brett Makedonski
Have you ever wondered what controller Marky Mark would've used if 2007's Shooter were about him playing videogames instead of about him blowing fools' heads off in the snow? Wonder no longer, because it's definitely thi...
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These make the Wii balance board look downright boring. Er, more boring.
There was a wonderful spread of strange and interesting indie games at GDC, including a special exhibit called Alt.Ctrl, focusing on projects that made use of unusual controllers. Bill Zoeker screwed around with these for a ...

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Indie controller exhibit

The amazing alternative controllers of the ALT.CTRL.GDC exhibit


ROFLPILLAR
Mar 20
// Dale North
A new alternative controller exhibit made its debut at GDC this year. Amazing selections from 14 independent teams were shown at ALT.CTRL.GDC on the GDC show floor yesterday, and every one of them had my imagination running. ...
Steam Controller photo
Steam Controller

Valve shows off its redesigned Steam Controller


It would look right at home in The Brave Little Toaster
Mar 14
// Jordan Devore
Yes, it's still weird-looking but the Steam Controller is coming along. Particularly when compared with its original, intimidating version which you can see side-by-side below. We knew a redesign was in the works, but this it...
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Amazon

Amazon's controller isn't much of a looker


I'm sure it's lovely on the inside
Mar 14
// Jordan Devore
Blogger Dave Zatz has seemingly come across photos of the game controller for Amazon's long-rumored media streaming device by way of a Brazilian regulatory agency. The controller will reportedly ship separately, which has me ...
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Google buys Android controller company Green Throttle Games


The mobile gaming arms race continues
Mar 12
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Green Throttle Games was part of the whole Android-based gaming arms race alongside Ouya, GameStick, and others. What made GTG unique was their Atlas controller, which paired with the company's Arena software, allowed for mul...
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Controllers

Xbox 360 is getting two new limited-edition controllers


That's Xbox 360, not Xbox One
Feb 10
// Jordan Devore
With the exception of the Nintendo 64 era, I have never gone too wild with owning differently-colored controllers. Generally speaking, the default one (or two) styles are good enough for me. That's looking to be the case with...
Steam Controller photo
Steam Controller

Steam Controllers are getting a redesign


Here's the new prototype
Jan 15
// Jordan Devore
Developers attending Valve's Steam Dev Days event have been tweeting like crazy. One of the more notable reports to come out of this developer-only conference is that the divisive Steam Controller will undergo serious changes...
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Titanfall

Titanfall Xbox One controller is kind of cool, I guess


These posts are the worst
Jan 15
// Brett Makedonski
Yep, it's a "look at this new controller" post. It sure is white, black, and orange, huh? I guess it probably looks like something that someone that controls mechs would use. Maybe. I don't know; I've never seen a mech, let a...
iOS controller photo
iOS controller

This new iOS controller from Signal looks familiar


It's like the Dualshock and the Xbox controller had a kid
Jan 09
// Chris Carter
So far there have been three iOS controllers -- the MOGA Ace Power, the Logitech Powershell, and the SteelSeries Stratus. All three of them have their own advantages, but one common flaw -- they're all $99. Competition i...
Dota 2 on controller photo
Dota 2 on controller

Valve aiming to make Dota 2 viable with Steam Controller


Hey, I'd try it
Jan 09
// Chris Carter
When Valve introduced their Steam Controller, we knew that their ultimate goal was to have it work with nearly every game in the Steam library -- which includes Dota 2 -- a hardcore MOBA that traditionally is played with a mo...

Review: SteelSeries Stratus iOS controller

Jan 06 // Chris Carter
Product: SteelSeries StratusManufacturer: SteelSeriesSupported devices: iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPod touch (5th gen)MSRP: $99.99 The controller has an extremely simplistic look and feel that should be familiar to anyone who has touched a Dualshock controller before. It has all of the essentials, including a d-pad, two analog sticks, a pause button, four triggers and four face buttons. Since it's Bluetooth based it has a convenient on and off switch on the side, and comes with a charging cable (sadly, it can't be used while charging, which is a bummer). In terms of battery life the Stratus lasted me quite a while (hours upon hours), and the simplistic LED lights on the face show you how much juice it has left.  You should note, though, that this controller is tiny. Take a look at the comparison pictures and see just how tiny it is, as it may result in hand cramping after prolonged use. The face buttons feel perfect, and are just sensitive enough to ease into without accidentally triggering them. The same goes for the pause button, which is far enough away where you won't hit it automatically. The d-pad is pretty much on-point and precise, and doesn't have a "sticky" feeling to it -- although I wouldn't put it on the same level as a Dualshock pad. While the L1 and R1 buttons work perfectly, the L2 and R2 are strangely shaped, and are actually pretty small -- they don't work nearly as well as full-on triggers. Everything else works great though, and even though my thumbs were pretty close together with the two analog sticks I still didn't have too much trouble. [embed]268158:52103:0[/embed] My tests with nearly every game I tried it with came out positive, mostly because of the addition of the two analog sticks. If a game didn't support either option, much like the MOGA Ace Power I could easily just switch between the directional inputs, and the face buttons work like a charm. I have no real complaints with the d-pad or sticks throughout my sessions, and the only minor problem I ran into was constantly "finding" R2 to accelerate in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It's far from unplayable, though. So what really sets the Stratus apart from its competitors? Wireless support. Simply put, the ability to go wireless and play via Bluetooth allows for the use of the Stratus on older model iPhones, iPods, and of course, iPads -- which the other controllers can't fit into. Bluetooth syncing could be better though, since the only indicator you have of a successful sync process are the cheap LED lights, and sometimes it can get pretty ambiguous. I've also had the signal drop a few times (this isn't normal though), and had to re-sync. But the minor inconvenience of sync ambiguity is far outweighed by the ability to play on any device, and it also frees up the lightning port for the Lighting Digital AV Adapter for HDMI based Airplay on your TV, or any other accessory you might plug in there. As an added bonus, multiple controllers inherently support multiplayer sessions like any ol' console would. Sure, it isn't going to function as a backup battery for your phone like the Powershell or Ace Power, but since most people are probably going to buy a controller to control things, I don't see that being a problem. SteelSeries really knocked it out of the park with this one with a solid controller that opens up more play control options. There's just one elephant in the room -- the $99 pricepoint. I'm sure SteelSeries was just running with the pack and not overextending on this one, pricing themselves against the other two competitors, but with the limited library on iOS, it's still a tough sell. Having said that, iOS controller support is getting stronger every day, and eventually, you may want a wireless option -- the Stratus would be a good bet whenever that day comes.
iOS controller review photo
Wireless support allows for iPhone and iPad play
MFi controllers really have the ability to be a game changer for iOS devices. But they're in their infancy, and not only are a select amount of games supported, but they also have some limitations. So far, I've reviewed the L...

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Wikipad to produce Gamevice mobile gaming controller


Detachable accessory designed to fit wide range of tablets
Jan 03
// Conrad Zimmerman
The manufacturers of the Wikipad gaming tablet have announced plans to release a controller accessory compatible with other brands of mobile devices, Gamevice. The controller, which can expand or contract to fit various table...






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