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


Shaving seconds of its time
Jan 27
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 ... read
MKX controller

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


Decent looking fight stick alternative
Jan 09
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... read
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... read feature

Smash

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


Fill in the blank: "Controller? ______"
Nov 07
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... read
Titan One

ConsoleTuner's Titan One adapter lets you plug your 360 controller into a PS3


Or vice versa, if you're crazy
Nov 03
Incoming bias! Prior to the DualShock 4, I've never been a fan of Sony's controllers. My thumbs always bumped against each other when I circle-strafed, my fingers slipped off the convex triggers and thumbsticks, etc. We just ... read
Rage against the machine
We've all been there before -- a maddeningly difficult part of a videogame; you've been trying for hours to best it. You just can't. Maybe you never will. This might be impossible, actually. The developers must've been comple... read feature

Taiko no Tatsujin

New pics surface of the Taiko no Tatsujin drum controller


And it was never ever localized, the end!
Aug 21
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 ... read
Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN

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


It works on PS3 too
Aug 19
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... read
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... read feature

Okay, this Advanced Warfare Xbox One controller looks rad


$64.99
Aug 12
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. read
Wii U

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


Yoshi's my favorite
Aug 12
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 ... read
3DS controller mod

Someone made a custom GameCube controller adapter for 3DS


Well, 2DS, if you want to be exact
Aug 06
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... read
Valve

The Steam Controller looks different, again


D-pad out, thumbstick in
Jul 23
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 ... read
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... read feature

Xbox One

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


Same goes for the headset
Jul 16
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... read
PERSONA

Check out this rad Persona 4 Arena Ultimax arcade stick


Atlus and Mad Catz want all your money
Jul 01
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... read
Wave BlazBlue

Wave Blue PS4 controller finally coming this fall


Wave BlazBlue
Jun 24
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, ... read
Nintendo

The GameCube controller adapter for Wii U will cost $19.99


'Retro' GameCube controllers to be sold for $29.99
Jun 10
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... read
Xbox One controller

PC drivers now available to support Xbox One controllers


Just need a micro USB cable
Jun 05
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... read
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






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