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Review: Retro-Bit NES Power Stick

When I first opened the Power Stick by Retro-Bit, nostalgic memories came flooding back. Images from my childhood of playing games in front of the glow of the television screen in the middle of the night cuddled up under a blanket, and toss...

 
 
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Review: Playbudz Grip Extenders

Official controllers come in one shape, and one size. Most of us either aren't bothered by the fact, or have learned to work around it over the years. Being in the former camp, I've never really considered the need to help extend the grip o...

 
 
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Well, guess I'm horny for a hard drive

First a motherboard and now an external hard drive. Against all odds, 2018 is shaping up to be the year that I'm extremely into the aesthetic of certain hardware. Accompanying the recent reveal of the Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller...

 
 
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Look for these two new DualShock 4 colors in March

I'll admit it: I'm a total sucker for alternate controller colors. Not to the point where I unnecessarily stock up on gamepads to "collect" them -- that'd get way too expensive even with just one console -- but if I'm in need of a replaceme...

 
 
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Sony patent suggests new PlayStation VR controller

One of the biggest pitfalls holding back PlayStation VR is its reliance on PlayStation Move controllers. They usually get the job done, but getting them to consistently track your movement is a struggle. I've learned to live with their limi...

 
 
 
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Xbox One is getting a new 'Duke' controller for $70

It's still hard to believe the original Xbox controller is mounting a comeback in 2018. Xbox designer Seamus Blackley and Hyperkin have updated "the Duke" for Xbox One and PC players who (for one reason or another) have fond memories of the...

 
 
 
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The Ouya is back, in Switch controller form

When it comes to the Ouya, all I can think about is that horrendous, embarrassing "60 BUCKS?!" commercial. Not all of the work that went into its Kickstarter, its promises, the several good exclusives in its early days -- but that damn mark...

 
 
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This special Sea of Thieves Xbox controller is the best loot

Controllers: Sometimes they're ugly. But, sometimes they're the opposite of ugly. Sometimes they're spectacular nods to video games, with such brilliant designs that they end up as a special and impressive piece of memorabilia. In case you ...

 
 
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Three games that ditch standard controllers

Last week, I went to the PLAY creative gaming festival, which takes place every year in Hamburg, Germany. PLAY17 was both entertaining and educational, with something for people of all ages, including workshops, talks and even a game-t...

 
 
 
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Put your NFL team on your Xbox One controller for $95

Statistically speaking, your favorite football team probably sucks. In a season overwashed by mediocrity, there is no team without a glaring fatal flaw. Maybe, maybe, the Eagles are the exception, but Philly fans know better than to let the...

 
 
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Review: Retro-Bit Dual Link SNES/Genesis Controller

The SNES Classic has been out a while now and my daughter and I have been enjoying it quite a bit. The best thing about it is the controllers. Having played with a Raspberry Pi, it was tough to find a suitable controller to use in the third...

 
 
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Those mini PS4 controllers are coming to North America

We touched on Hori's upcoming Mini Wired Gamepad for PlayStation 4 and a number of you fine folks expressed interest in the device for either yourself or your little loved ones. While these controllers were originally announced for Europe, ...

 
 
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8Bitdo is making wireless controllers for the SNES Classic

I hope SNES Classic day is treating you well, especially those of you who had to wake up early to even stand a chance of finding a spot in line at a brick-and-mortar store. These systems come with two controllers, thank goodness, but simila...

 
 
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The Navy is using Xbox controllers to make life easier

In some rather bizarre news, the Navy will be adding Xbox 360 controllers to Virginia-class submarines to make controlling the vessels' periscopes easier.  The Xbox controllers will be replacing a $38,000 joystick system designed by Lo...

 
 
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The Xbox's original 'Duke' controller is making a comeback

The original Xbox's original controller, the Duke, frightened me at the time. It kinda still does! There's been talk of bringing the gamepad back for Xbox One and Windows 10 and that initiative -- led by Xbox designer Seamus Blackley -- is ...

 
 
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8Bitdo's SNES-style controller is up for pre-order

I've yet to spring for an 8Bitdo gamepad but this one might prove too tempting to pass up. The company has opened pre-orders for its Windows, Mac, Android, and Nintendo Switch compatible SN30 Pro Controller on Amazon, and I'm loving its for...

 
 
 
 
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New DualShock 4 controllers announced

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that a new line of DualShock 4 color variants will be rolling out this fall. In particular, the fan-favorite translucent variants will be returning once again, showing off the internals of the ...

 
 
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Review: Retro-Bit Dual Link NES Controllers

There is nothing I hate more than a shit controller. I am probably more serious about my controllers than I am games themselves; I spend an unreasonable amount of time researching input solutions for my retro gaming habit. And just a few ye...

 
 
 
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Peripheral enables one-handed use of the Joy-Con

[Images by AbleGamers Charity] An engineer has crafted a set of peripherals that allows the Joy-Con of the Nintendo Switch to be operated with just one hand.The first devices, created by Mechatronics' Julio Vazquez, surrounds both...

 
 




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Hypno

Community Post: what is your favorite game console (handhelds included) and what about the console itself or what games exclusive to the system make it your favorite?

 
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Apparently 2018 will see less headphone jacks on Show of hands: is the headphone jack important to you?

 
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Czar Kazem

Lets try and actually add the picture this time!

 
Seymour

Happy 8th (US release) birthday to Deadly Premonition! Easily the best Twin Peaks has ever

 
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Home and ready to watch Duncan Jones’ Mute, some Bowie music for good Good weekend!

 
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Yeah so far Leather Teeth is a thing Im rather Carpenter Bruts probably my favorite muscian of his genre and this ones keeping him in his top

 
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