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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...

 
Xbox One controller photo
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...

 
Elite controller photo
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...

 
Xbox One Elite photo
Xbox One Elite

The Xbox One Elite controller's button mapping is coming to all pads soon

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 management Mike Ybar...

 
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Xbox One Elite controller coming October 27

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 customizable gamepad wou...

 
Apple TV photo
Apple TV

The first third-party controller has surfaced for Apple TV

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, and existing ...

 
Xbox Elite App photo
Xbox Elite App

The Xbox Elite controller's app lets you customize everything

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 sensitivity curves, t...

 
Xbox One chatpad photo
Xbox One chatpad

Lovely Xbox One controller gets an ugly chatpad

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?

 
Xbox photo
Xbox

Xbox One Elite Controller gets a hefty discount - HURRY

[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" £75 - a gobs...

 
PS4 PC-style controller photo
PS4 PC-style controller

PlayStation 4 is getting a keyboard/mouse controller

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, the TAC4, rele...

 
PS1 throwback photo
PS1 throwback

Standalone PS1-style DualShock 4 out this September

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. Sort of. A st...

 
Controller photo
Controller

That fancy Xbox One controller is $150

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 highly customi...

 
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

Xbox One Elite Controller announced, lets you customise it

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 customisation options s...

 
Oculus Rift photo
Oculus Rift

These are the Oculus Rift's proper controllers

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," according to fo...

 
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

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

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 controller is alm...

 
Valve photo
Valve

How the Steam Controller works as a keyboard

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 the big question...

 
Steam Machines photo
Steam Machines

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

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 set to hit store...

 
Hot controller reads photo
Hot controller reads

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

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; they inadvertent...

 
Xbox One photo
Xbox One

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

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. Microsoft looks...

 
Magma Red DS4 photo
Magma Red DS4

Magma Red DualShock 4 releases in the US this summer

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 poss...

 
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[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...   read

Steam Controller photo
Steam Controller

Steam Controller and FPS: PAX East 2015 impressions

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 of the control...

 
Steam hardware photo
Steam hardware

Steam now lists Steam Machines and other hardware

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 in November. T...

 
Xbox One PC adapter photo
Xbox One PC adapter

Xbox One controller adapts, goes wireless on PC this year

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...

 
Steam Controller photo
Steam Controller

Oh hey, this looks like the final Steam Controller

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 a mouse and ke...

 
Delta Six controller photo
Delta Six controller

Backers of crowdfunded Delta Six controller hit by friendly fire

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 mismanagement, unfulfi...

 
Pokkn Tournament photo
Pokkn Tournament

Pokkn arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad

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 be bereft of an...

 
Gotta go fast photo
Gotta go fast

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

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 a firmware upda...

 
MKX controller photo
MKX controller

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

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 asymmetrical Gene...

 

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Time to drink some really good beer, get really drunk, and scratch some really large lottery Happy Star Wars Day!

 
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People might disagree with this, but I admire this guys straightforward honesty in this I do agree that RE6 gets way more hate than it deserves, but I dunno if I can call it

 
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Can I just say that takes alot of balls to offer day one dlc after all the delays?

 
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