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12:10 PM on 09.27.2013

Valve introduces a new type of controller for Steam

The third and final of this week's Steam announcements is what many of us predicted: a new input method. It's funky looking, to say the least. The controller has dual trackpads, haptic feedback from dual linear resonant actua...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 09.25.2013

Just in case: Here's a third party iPhone/iPad controller

One cool tidbit out of iOS 7's release is its support for third party gaming controllers. Logitech teased one last week, but the GameCase is one you can look at with your eyes and probably heavily scrutinize.  It looks ...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 09.10.2013

The PS4 wins the next-gen battle thanks to dog petting

In Valiant Hearts, a new game about World War I from Ubisoft, you can pet a dog by using the touch pad on a PlayStation 4 controller. Just rub the touch pad while your dog companion is nearby and you'll pet it in the game. PLAYSTATION 4 WINS THE NEXT-GEN BATTLE THANKS TO DOG PETTING SIMULATION!

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 AM on 09.03.2013

Xboxtopus: Xbox One supports eight controllers

At One-ce. Some facts from the Xbox One product page, spotted by CVG, note that you can pair eight Xbox One controllers to a single console. This is an upgrade from the PlayStation 3's seven and the Xbox 360's four. No word y...

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 08.24.2013

Impressions: Digging into Hyperkin's Pixel Art Controller

Game accessory manufacturer Hyperkin recently announced the Pixel Art Controller line of PC / Mac gamepads. I took a look at the blocky SNES-inspired design and concluded that handling this hunk of plastic would have the same...

Tony Ponce

5:30 PM on 08.21.2013

Red and blue PlayStation 4 controllers revealed

You'll be able to pick up a blue or red colored DualShock 4 controller when the PlayStation 4 is released later this year. The Magma Red and Wave Blue color variations will be going for €59/£54/$59, and they'll be out alongside the PS4's launch in Europe, and sometime later this year in North and Latin America. This is without a doubt the most exciting thing you will read all day.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 PM on 08.13.2013

The DTOID Show: Xbox One, Kinect, and GTA V on PC!

Since Max is currently away in Los Angeles for a not-so-secret Call of Duty event, I got television's former darling Adam Sessler to join me on today's show to talk about the Wii U's dwindling software options and Microsoft'...

Tara Long

7:30 AM on 08.13.2013

Xbox One's $100M controller won't work with PCs yet

It took Microsoft two and a half years and over $100 million to develop the Xbox One's controller, according to CVG, talking to Xbox Accessories general manager Zulfi Alam. Were they lacquering them in truffle oil and ambergr...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 08.12.2013

What's new with the Xbox One controller

From a distance, the Xbox One controller may not look all that different from its Xbox 360 predecessor (or perhaps I'm just rapidly losing my eyesight). Sleeker, yes, but not radically different. There are actually some 40 i...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 08.10.2013

Hyperkin's Pixel Art Controller looks so uncomfortable

Videogame accessory maker Hyperkin must not like its customers very much. Why else would it design a controller that looks like it could shred the skin on your palms like grated Parmesan? This September, Hyperkin is releasin...

Tony Ponce

2:00 PM on 07.29.2013

Here's how much Xbox One controllers and headsets cost

The Microsoft Store has priced a few accessories for the Xbox One, including controllers, headsets, and charge kits. The standard wireless controller will be $59.99, or $74.99 with a play-and-charge kit included. The charge k...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 07.01.2013

Special edition Xbox 360 gold controller coming in August

Coming exclusively to GameStop and Microsoft stores, Microsoft will be releasing a gold-colored chrome controller not unlike the ones seen in the Star Wars Xbox 360 S bundle. Also, like all special edition controllers, this o...

Abel Girmay

2:00 AM on 06.26.2013

Yoga ball is the best way to play Katamari

I don't know if controllers will cut it after watching the unabashed joy on the faces of folk playing Katamari Damacy with a yoga ball turned controller while the screen is projected onto the side of a building. The video co...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 06.05.2013

Neat adapter allows GameCube controller use on the Wii U

If you're a fan of the GameCube controller and lament the lack of love on the Wii U, it appears as if this adapter is your answer. It appears as if this unofficial piece of hardware will allow you to utilize compatibility opt...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 06.04.2013

Peep this: The lovely evolution of Nintendo controllers

This short, sweet look at Nintendo's controller design over the last quarter century, by Chris Koelsch, is probably a better way to waste 30 seconds than whatever you are doing. Unless you're knitting or doing sick kick flip...

Steven Hansen

7:37 PM on 05.21.2013

Will the Xbox One controller work for PC gaming?

We spoke with Microsoft Studios' corporate vice president Phil Spencer today immediately after the Xbox One reveal presentation, and during our chat PC gaming came up. I took the opportunity to ask him if the lovely...

Dale North