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Delta Six controller

Backers of crowdfunded Delta Six controller hit by friendly fire


It's all fun and games till someone shoots their eye out
Feb 21
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 mismana... read
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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... read feature

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Xbox One

There's going to be a Fruit Ninja Kinect 2


Sure, why not?
Jul 11
A ratings board listing has outed the existence of Fruit Ninja Kinect 2. You cool with that? Fruit Ninja was one of the rare titles for Xbox 360 that made decent use of the motion-sensing device, so it makes sense that the ne... read
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Myo is a hands-free alternative for the Oculus Rift


Uses your muscles to determine your motions
Mar 15
The Oculus Rift is a great piece of equipment, and up until now you needed to use motion--based controllers to simulate your own arms in some Rift games. Myo looks to take things one step further by freeing up your hands, th... read
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Apple buys Kinect company

Apple definitely bought the original Kinect company


Optimus-PrimeSense
Nov 25
Apple confirmed that they bought PrimeSense, the company behind the original Kinect, for $360 million dollars. A spokesmen told the BBC that "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not ... read
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Kinect

Kinect 2.0 tech demos showcase a more responsive system


No really, it's better this time
Oct 03
Ever dedicated to evangelizing the usefulness of Kinect 2.0, Microsoft has released two tech demos showcasing the camera's improvements over its predecessor. The first video focuses on how the Kinect 2.0 interacts with your ... read
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Kinect

Xbox One's Kinect won't work anywhere but on Xbox One


That's not terribly surprising
Jun 28
When Kinect launched for Xbox 360, it was immediately compatible with Windows PCs. When Xbox One's Kinect launches, that won't be the case. Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One's Kinect sensor was built specifically with the... read
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Double Fine

This is what Double Fine's Leap Motion game looks like


First images of Dropchord
Mar 07
Following the release schedule for the Leap Motion Controller and tease that Double Fine would have a game of its own for the device, more details have come out. This new title, "a music driven score challenge game" designed ... read
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Kinect

Microsoft is interested in using Kinect tech for tablets


Easier said than done
Mar 06
Some of us aren't so keen on using Kinect for playing most types of games, but that's not to say the technology doesn't have its applications elsewhere. Can you imagine Microsoft integrating Kinect with laptops or tablets? Ch... read
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Witcher 3 gets horses and fire, Beyond gets Willem Dafoe


The Destructoid Show's 420th Episode Takes The High Road
Mar 01
As we do every Friday (except for sometimes) we did a live Destructoid Show. CD Projekt Red announced some stuff about The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, and then dropped some new screens. Some stuff is being released in May... read
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Science

Study shows videogames can help create better surgeons


Trauma Center, eat your heart out
Mar 01
This isn't the first time that a scientific study has come up demonstrating the benefits that videogames can have on budding surgeons, and it surely won't be the last. It makes sense: spend time developing hand-eye coordinati... read
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Myo

Play videogames with a gesture control armband


Interact with the digital world in a whole new way
Feb 28
Controllers and keyboards are standard tools in every gamer's repertoire, but what if I told you that a high-tech armband could be the next step in control interface evolution? Built by Canadian start-up firm Thalmic Labs, th... read
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Leap Motion

Finger-tracking Leap Motion all set for a May release


New motion controller for computers
Feb 28
The Leap Motion Controller is one of those devices that looks cool enough to buy even if it ends getting used, at best, infrequently. Thankfully, in this case, the device is $79.99 which is reasonable enough for promising yet... read
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DualShock 4

Sony reveals DualShock 4


It's pretty much what we showed you last week
Feb 20
Sony has just officially revealed the DualShock 4 controller, which is pretty close to the photo we published last week. Mark Cerny, PS4 Lead System Architect, showed the controller during today's live stream event ... read
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Resident Evil Revelations

Resident Evil: Revelations lacks Wiimote pointer controls


Only the GamePad is being focused on at this time
Feb 12
I hate to be the one to crush the hopes and dreams of the affable Jonathan Holmes, but it looks like the Wii U version of Resident Evil: Revelations will not offer a Wii Remote + Nunchuk option. Oh yes, we'll get lovely off-T... read
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Many embarassing Facebook images later
If current estimations are to be believed, the current console generation will be the longest we’ve seen in the history of gaming. As of right now, just a little less than one-third of my life fits between November 16, ... read feature

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Kinect 2 dev kits?

Rumor: Motion control kits for next Xbox 'in circulation'


I hope they come up with a better name than Kinect 2
Jan 17
For all of Microsoft's commercial success with Kinect, the device still seems to draw a lot of criticism for its lack of compelling supported games, and rightfully so. Perhaps things will be different with the successor to th... read
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CES: MAG II gun controller needs no sensor bar


Works with any display
Jan 09
I sprayed virtual bullets all over the CES game section today trying out the MAG II gyroscopic gun controller. This "wireless magneton induction" controller uses a gyroscope and on-the-fly calibration to let you aim in first-... read
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J.S. Joust designer on art, failures, and motion control


"Game design is like black magic"
Dec 06
Last week's Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) was a real instant friendship time. Douglas Wilson is probably the most down-to-earth, PhD-educated videogame developer I've met all year. There was no subject he wasn't willing to roll... read
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The DTOID Show: Sony's New Controller, God of War & THQ


Also: The Wii U is awesome now.
Nov 30
We were live earlier today for The Destructoid Show, and if you missed it... Shame on you. But here's a recording anyway. Sony patented a new controller that's kinda cool, but also stupid-looking. THQ's in the latest Humble ... read
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Sony patents DualShock/Move hybrid that breaks in two


Something about how it looks like testicles
Nov 30
A new patent from Sony has revealed a unique little idea that potentially hints at future PlayStation plans -- a hybridized controller that blends both the DualShock and PlayStation Move into one gestalt beast.  The quir... read
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CVG looks back on the origins of the Wii


Fascinating send-off for Nintendo's most successful home console
Nov 17
On the eve of the Wii U's launch, it's time to pay our final respects to the console its replacing, because unlike the PS2, no company is going to be supporting the Wii from here on out. The Wii was a treasure trove of potent... read
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Jimquisition: Touch Waggle Touch Waggle Swipe


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Nov 12
Over half a decade of frustration is about to be unleashed with glorious fury. It's been six years, the tech has been demonstrated, yet still the tech demos come. So few games have found a way to implement new interfaces gra... read
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Describing Johann Sebastian Joust is arguably one of the most difficult things I've had to do since I saw the game back at E3. The best I've managed to come up with is: "It's kind of like tag... But it's also got some elemen... read feature

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Skid to victory in this Wii U Sports Connection trailer


Sep 13
No, I didn't come up with that hilariously horrid pun in the title. That one was courtesy of Nintendo themselves in this new trailer for Ubisoft's Sports Connection on Wii U. Oh, you think they'd stop there, but no,&nbs... read
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The DTOID Show: Tony Hawk, Sleeping Dogs & Metro's Spider


Jul 18
The big news today is the newly announced voice cast for Sleeping Dogs, which includes Lucy Liu, Tim Wilkinson, Robin Shou, and oddly enough, Emma Stone. A video walkthrough of the E3 demo of Metro: Last Light is now online,... read
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DTOID Extra: LEAP's motion-control makes Kinect look dumb


Jul 18
The LEAP is essentially a precision Kinect that senses various types of gestures in a 3D space, and can be used for a whole ton of stuff besides Fruit Ninja and dance games. The video on the LEAP's website makes it look... read
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I owe everyone an apology. This past March, I stated that "Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor validates owning a Kinect." As it turns out, I was so, so wrong. We went as far as having the Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor review pass th... read feature

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Rumor: Wii U controller trades its nubs for sticks


May 19
E3 is just a few weeks away. Everything that is going to be at the show already exists somewhere, right at this very moment. It's just a matter of time before wee see it all.  It looks like one surprise of the show may h... read
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DNA sync completed with Assassin's Creed: Kinect


Apr 01
It was bound to happen. We're finally seeing the full capabilities of the Kinect motion sensor, and it looks like they've announced the ultimate in immersive gaming. Assassin's Creed: Kinect puts gamers back in the shoes of Ezio in what looks to be a motion-controlled remake of Revelations. Check out the trailer. Obviously, another joke trailer. But wow, well done! read
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Freddie W reveals an 'inconvenient truth' to himself


Mar 25
Freddie Wong has once again captured the current video game culture and applied it to one of his regular videos on YouTube. This time, Freddie is a time traveler who jumps back in time to let his younger self know about how awesome gaming could have been. Oh, and Cheetos. read
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Study: Wii doesn't make fat kids not fat


Feb 27
Nintendo's Wii and the motion control trend that followed gave seemed like the game industry's answer to inactive youth. As games have grown in popularity, kids have spent less and less time outside and, logically, "active" g... read






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