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6:00 PM on 03.24.2015

Contest: Win a Titan One and a controller of your choice!

[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...

mrandydixon

12:00 PM on 03.10.2015

Steam Controller and FPS: PAX East 2015 impressions

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...

Jed Whitaker

2:00 PM on 03.05.2015

Steam now lists Steam Machines and other hardware

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...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 03.04.2015

Xbox One controller adapts, goes wireless on PC this year

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.

Jordan Devore


1:15 PM on 03.04.2015

Oh hey, this looks like the final Steam Controller

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...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 02.21.2015

Backers of crowdfunded Delta Six controller hit by friendly fire

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...

Jason Faulkner

11:00 AM on 02.02.2015

Pokkén arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad

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 ...

Kyle MacGregor

11:30 AM on 01.27.2015

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

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 ...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 01.09.2015

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

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...

Steven Hansen



Contest: Win a PlayStation TV and an Xbox One controller courtesy of Titan One! photo
Contest: Win a PlayStation TV and an Xbox One controller courtesy of Titan One!
by mrandydixon

[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, Xbox One controller, and Titan One adapter to one lucky Dtoider!

The PS TV is just the latest in the long line of devices supported by the Titan One, which allows cross-play between your favorite consoles and controllers, controller modding, and more! That means you can, for example, plug a Microsoft controller into a piece of Sony hardware (or vice versa) and have it work seamlessly, right out of the box. It's pretty awesome!

For a chance to try this out for yourself, just leave a comment in the thread below! Limit one entry per person, and you have until next Wednesday, December 31 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter. Contest is open to anyone with a US mailing address (unless you're a HUGE member, of course).

Good luck! And remember, our Huge Members get automatic entry into all contests (and double entries if you enter one manually), exclusive beta code giveaways for upcoming games, ad-free browsing, and more! And most of all, your $3 a month helps directly support the site you love. Try us out!

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9:00 AM on 11.07.2014

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

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...

Brett Makedonski





7:30 PM on 11.03.2014

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

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 ...

mrandydixon



Some of us are controller throwers around here photo
Some of us are controller throwers around here
by Brett Makedonski

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 complete sadists to even include this. Bastards.

Then, like magic, the stars align for what looks to be one glorious run to put an end to this tedium. This is it! This is the one!

No, it's not. You've come up short yet again. There are two ways to deal with abject failure of this magnitude -- calmly deal with it in a rational manner like an adult, or smash the closest thing to you. Some of us resort to the latter.

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1:30 PM on 08.21.2014

New pics surface of the Taiko no Tatsujin drum controller

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 ...

Brittany Vincent

11:30 AM on 08.19.2014

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

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...

Chris Carter



Think a game has bad controls? Maybe it's your fault photo
Think a game has bad controls? Maybe it's your fault
by Jonathan Holmes

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 much their idea of what the game should provide them with, and not their responsibility to adapt to how the game handles.

Number 78 on my master list of 798 "Reasons I love about videogames" is that the interaction between the player and the game adds up to something that's more than the sum of its parts. Both parties are bringing something active to the table. When the game and the player don't fit well together, it's usually neither one's fault. It's a mutual lack of fit. This is especially true when it comes to a game's controls, though it's fairly rare to find a game reviewer who looks at it that way. The game almost always gets all the blame.

Thanks to my old pal Anthony Carboni, we've finally got some science to back up that claim. So the next time you play a round of Rhythm Heaven Fever and think "The controls must be jank cause I can't make these monkeys happy," maybe it's time to check yourself

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