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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... read feature

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... read feature

Wii U getting a GameCube-inspired fighting controller


Just in time for Super Smash Bros!
May 21
[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... read
360 controller

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


The face buttons will give you away
May 19
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... read
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 ... read feature

Indie controller exhibit

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


ROFLPILLAR
Mar 20
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. ... read
Steam Controller

Valve shows off its redesigned Steam Controller


It would look right at home in The Brave Little Toaster
Mar 14
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... read
Amazon

Amazon's controller isn't much of a looker


I'm sure it's lovely on the inside
Mar 14
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 ... read

Google buys Android controller company Green Throttle Games


The mobile gaming arms race continues
Mar 12
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... read
Controllers

Xbox 360 is getting two new limited-edition controllers


That's Xbox 360, not Xbox One
Feb 10
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... read
Steam Controller

Steam Controllers are getting a redesign


Here's the new prototype
Jan 15
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... read
Titanfall

Titanfall Xbox One controller is kind of cool, I guess


These posts are the worst
Jan 15
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... read
iOS controller

This new iOS controller from Signal looks familiar


It's like the Dualshock and the Xbox controller had a kid
Jan 09
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... read
Dota 2 on controller

Valve aiming to make Dota 2 viable with Steam Controller


Hey, I'd try it
Jan 09
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... read
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... read feature

Wikipad to produce Gamevice mobile gaming controller


Detachable accessory designed to fit wide range of tablets
Jan 03
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... read
A lack of analog sticks hurts this decent option
The time has finally come for iOS gaming to shine with those of you who hate touch controls. For years mobile gaming has alienated those who can't stand playing things without tactile feedback, so iOS 7 and various peripheral manufacturers have answered the call. I already gave the MOGA Ace Power a pretty positive review, so how does the Logitech Powershell fare? read feature

The second stick makes a difference
As you may have heard, MFi (Made for iPhone) controllers have started to roll out. In a nutshell, they work with a limited amount of games, but they allow you to use real, physical buttons for titles that may not work as well... read feature

Xbox One controller adapt

Use a DualShock, mouse/keyboard, and more on Xbox One


Mod-ern romance
Dec 11
Thanks to the ChronusMAX, Xbox One owners aren't limited to the console's default controller. As the video shows, you can get DualShock 3, DualShock 4, Wii U Pro Controllers, PS3/360 fight sticks, and even mouse and keyboard... read
iOS 7 controllers

These are the games that work with iOS MFi controllers


iOS 7 hardware is starting to transform and roll out
Dec 11
With the advent of iOS 7, support for controller add-ons was born -- it just took a while for them to actually come out. They're officially known as MFis (made for iPhone), and they basically allow you to snap your devic... read
Review Round-up: Week ending 12/7
Oh December! You are by far my favorite month of the year, and not just because it's Christmas and my birthday. Your winter slumber in the games department allows me the leisure of checking my backlog list twice and knocking ... read feature

Weird controls

Tongue and butt controllers created by Valve engineer


Control games with your butt!
Dec 05
Here is something I have never thought while playing a game, "Gee! I wish I could use my butt to control this!" Even if it's something you have never thought of, an engineer at Valve, Ben Krasnow, put together two very inter... read
Logitech iPhone controler

Logitech unveils iPhone 5 gaming controller & battery


Assuming control
Nov 20
Logitech has revealed its entry into the iPhone controller market, hinted at earlier this year, with the Powershell Controller + Battery. Now that iOS 7 comes with native support for gaming controllers, Logitech is stepping u... read
PS4 controller for the PC

The DualShock 4 can be made to work on the PC


You just gotta grab some software
Nov 19
Thanks to some software created by InhexSTER, the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 can be used with a PC. The guys over at PC Gamer have tested it out, and they explain how you can get it working. Right now the wireless functions ... read
Xbox One

There's a prototype Xbox One controller that emits scents


The future is scary
Nov 18
In the first of a series of behind-the-scenes articles on the development of the Xbox One controller, GamesBeat covers the work that went into the new and improved gamepad. "When we started this program, I went and said, 'Hey... read
PS4

Jimmy Fallon and Ice-T play with the PS4's AR games


Ice-T is terrible at Pong
Nov 14
During last night's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Sony's head of special projects, Dr. Richard Marks, came by to demonstrate the abilities of the PS4's camera and motion-controlled gameplay. Both Jimmy Fallon and ... read
Steam Controller

Valve will be making Steam controllers themselves


No third-party manufacturers for now
Nov 11
It's often said that if you want something done right, do it yourself. In an interview with IGN, Valve's Greg Coomer confirmed that the new Steam controllers will (for the time being at least) be produced by Valve, rather tha... read

Moga releases new controllers for Android phones, tablets


Perfect for your emulators!
Nov 05
Just in time for the holiday is the perfect new controller for all of you Android users that just play Super Nintendo games on your emulators. What? Don't look at me like that. You know it's true. The full-sized Moga Pro Powe... read
PS4

Yep, the DualShock 4 works with Mac games


Hotline Miami tested
Oct 25
Today is DualShock 4 day, apparently. Sony's new gamepads are starting to become available at brick-and-mortar stores; we know they'll work for PC gaming; and there's even support for some but not all PlayStation 3 games. Add... read
PS4 controller arrives fashionably early
The PlayStation 4 is still three weeks away from release, but that hasn't stopped its controller from sneaking onto store shelves well ahead of launch.  Shipments of the DualShock 4 have already materialized at certain r... read feature

PS4

The DualShock 4 could've looked like an Xbox 360 gamepad


Sony talks prototype controllers
Oct 22
On the surface, the DualShock 4 we're familiar with may not appear radically different from its predecessor, but that's only where designers ended up. Along the way, the PlayStation 4 controller took some strange forms. "At t... read
PS4 controller on PS3

PS4 controller kind of works with PS3


Neat!
Oct 22
YouTuber Udetto had an idea. Sitting with a debug PS4 he cannot show off, in the name of science and Barbara Steele he decided to try and get the PS4 controller working on the PS3. It's like when I put a PS1 disc in a CD pla... read






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