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8:00 PM on 04.02.2013

New game helps improve navigational skills for the blind

In a cooperative effort between Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, researchers have produced a new way to help the blind get around better: videogames. You may be scratching your head, as the ...

Taylor Stein


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2:30 PM on 05.09.2012

More Persona 4 gear than you can shake a stick at

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the Persona 4 merchandise that's been stacking up on Japanese shelves? Well, Hori has figured out another way to drain your MegaTen loving wallet in August with a new arcad...

Hiroko Yamamura



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Review: SOL: Exodus
by Josh Tolentino

Space sims aren't where they used to be. Once the peak of triple-A development, today the genre's torch is carried mostly by outfits catering to hardcore, nostalgia-seeped joystick-grippers. And while that approach has proved profitable for independents and niche publishers (and gamers still willing to consult printed control reference charts), it hasn't exactly lit up the lasers of the main stream.

Seamless Entertainment has attempted to change that with SOL: Exodus, trying to translate the thrill of space-based shooting for a generation steeped in more ground-bound warfare.

While it's still too early to tell whether or not their efforts will pay off, I am happy to report that they've succeeded in creating the accessible, exciting spacefighter sim they aimed to deliver.

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10:30 PM on 09.07.2011

The DTOID Show: A Kiss From The Nubs & New Vita Games

[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook....

Max Scoville

8:30 PM on 05.31.2011

Mad Catz forms flight simulator MMO development studio

Wait what? You read that correctly, Mad Catz -- grown into the biggest peripheral maker in recent years -- has announced the formation of ThunderHawk Studios, a studio focused on developing a series of MMO flight simulator ga...

Maurice Tan

5:20 PM on 04.05.2010

Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 VLX Edition will eat your soul

Despite many thinking that Japan only produces rape games, there was once another product that would shock and awe western gamers: the Hori Real Arcade Pro series of joysticks. Having recently had their supremacy challenged b...

50ft. Samurai

5:00 PM on 11.15.2009

Get MechWarrior 4 for free maybe around Thanksgiving

PC gamers, get ready to bust out your old joystick...y'know, the one you've secretly kept in good condition, waiting on the announcement of Freespace 3, that joystick. MekTek.net may be rereleasing MechWarrior 4 and all its e...

Josh Tolentino

7:20 PM on 02.05.2009

Roll your own: 3 badass custom joysticks

I've always wanted to make my own joystick. I'll be at an event or convention, and I'll see some guy who has his own handmade rig, and I'll think to myself damn, that guy is for real. And while it's always gratifying to lay t...

Dale North

12:40 PM on 01.19.2009

XCM Dominator Joystick does all the work for you

Well, not all. But it does have some shortcut buttons that you can load up with complex combos and retrigger at a touch.Check out the video above of the XCM Dominator Joystick for PS3, from TotalConsole. It shows how easy it...

Dale North

10:01 PM on 03.18.2008

Undeniable failure: An open letter to Microsoft on the Xbox 360 Dpad

Following our controller episode of RetroforceGO!, I have received a surprising number of emails and messages regarding the Xbox 360 Dpad and the countless mods, DIY fixes, and third-party alternatives that exist to solve the...

Topher Cantler

4:38 PM on 03.16.2008

RetroforceGO! recording episode 41 tonight: Hardware special #1: Controllers

After 30 years or so of videogame history, we've seen any number of ways to connect ourselves with the virtual worlds we love to visit. Dials, knobs, sticks, button pads; we've seen it all. As the games we play have changed a...

Topher Cantler





4:07 PM on 02.11.2008

Phallic product names continue with the Wii Shaft

While some gaming product names are unintentionally pervy, you'd have to wonder about something named the Wii Shaft.     Gametrailers has this video of a arcade-style controller for the Nintendo Wii. The joyst...

Dale North

9:11 AM on 12.03.2007

Gerstmann still likes videogame journalism: Speaks with Joystiq

Joystiq has finally coaxed some words out of Jeff Gerstmann, the now notorious Gamespot editor who found himself fired after angering Eidos with the "tone" used to review Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. While he is stil...

Jim Sterling

12:39 PM on 05.06.2007

Wiimotes need more color, plastic pokers

Ah, good old retro mods inspired by the Famicom. That joystick remain dear to my heart. Everything about it was revolutionary -- it had three times as many buttons, it was curved, and the buttons and logo were as brightly col...

Niero Gonzalez

7:45 PM on 05.02.2007

Densha de Go! The train simulator game in yawntastic action

Remember that train simulator game we mentioned for the Wii that would require a special controller? Well, Densha De Go! came out a couple of months ago and it's everything you'd expect a train sim game to be. Boring....

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:02 PM on 05.02.2007

The DIY no-sew NES controller wallet

Want to impress the ladies by walking around with a giant brick in your pants? Have a sacrificial NES controller lying around? Solution: the NES controller wallet. The construction of this fashinable piece of geekery requires...

Niero Gonzalez