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Magma Red DS4

Magma Red DualShock 4 releases in the US this summer


Red, red, fine
May 15
The official PlayStation Twitter posted pictures of a Magma Red DualShock 4 controller for PlayStation 4 that will be available this summer in the US. Preorders are available now for those who want to ensure they receive one as soon as possible.  I remember having a multitude of different N64 controllers back in the day; man was I cool at the Mario Party parties I'd throw. read
Use any controller with any console with this cross-compatibility device
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Fabio Teixeira, Topken, and TroyFullbuster!] Destructoid has once again joined forces with our friends at ConsoleTuner to offer another awesome contest for the Dtoid community! This time aro... read feature

Steam Controller

Steam Controller and FPS: PAX East 2015 impressions


'A little rumbly'
Mar 10
One of what was seemingly the better-kept secrets at PAX East 2015, the Steam Controller, was available for hands on at the Alienware booth connected to the company's Steam Machines. I was able to test the previous iteration... read
Steam hardware

Steam now lists Steam Machines and other hardware


These things sure are pricey
Mar 05
In its push to expand the "Steam universe," Valve has added store listings for Steam Machines as well as the finalized Steam Controller and also Steam Link, a PC-to-TV streaming device. All of this stuff will become available... read
Xbox One PC adapter

Xbox One controller adapts, goes wireless on PC this year


No more cables!
Mar 04
At GDC 2015, Microsoft announced plans to release a wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers on Windows later this year. Great news, but we need dates, Phil Spencer. Specific dates! I had terrible luck with my wireless adapter for the Xbox 360 gamepad -- damn thing was spotty at best, non-functional at worst -- so here's hoping these new ones are an improvement. read
Steam Controller

Oh hey, this looks like the final Steam Controller


Available this November for $49.99
Mar 04
Weird as it might still look, you have to admit that Valve's Steam Controller has come far. Remember this photo? Or this more recent one? It's like leafing through your worst yearbooks. Given that I play PC-centric games with... read
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
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad


Suspicious, very suspicious
Feb 02
Well, maybe not exactly. It's certainly no fightstick, but it's also wider than your standard controller. Even still, the setups at the Pokkén Tournament location tests are giving me serious Wii U vibes. They may ... read
Gotta go fast

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






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