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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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, ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


Nintendo faces lawsuit over Switch Joy-Con design

Mobile accessory manufacturer Gamevice is filing suit against Nintendo over the design of the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con, which Gamevice claims violates the patent they hold on their "Wikipad" tablet and its accessories.Gamevice believe that...

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Random-ass thoughts about controllers

[Mr. Bradshaw takes us back in time to the distant past, before the Nintendo Switch released, in order to compare the pros and cons of the modern controller design. The year was 2016 and there were three major consoles locked in an ete...


8Bitdo's NES30 arcade stick is worth a look for Switch owners

That lovely-looking NES30 arcade stick from 8Bitdo is up for pre-order ahead of an August 20, 2017 release. It's $80 on Amazon and supports wireless play via Bluetooth, USB, D-Input and X-Input functionality, and easy modding. The company c...


This limited-edition Destiny 2 controller sure is tacky

I can't remember where we stand on that glacier white PlayStation 4 Pro. For it? Against it? Sony is bringing that console variant to Europe as part of a Destiny 2 bundle on September 6, along with a few jet black PS4 bundles and a limited-...


The Retro AVS Wireless NES Gamepad is out and worth a look

While sitting around killing time with Kingsway (best thing ever go buy it) and staving off what I can only assume to be a deadly parasite after drinking so much delicious ocean water while on vacation, the doorbell rang. I answered in my t...


Wireless gamepads available soon for the Retro AVS

Retro USB is a great little company. Specializing mainly in producing homebrew games and accessories for the Nintendo Entertainment System, they are also responsible for the Retro AVS; a simulated NES console using FPGA technology that has ...


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