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SFV legacy support

Street Fighter V will have legacy controller support after all

This is one case where I don't mind seeing a developer go back on something they've said. Spanish website MeriStation broke the news that Street Fighter V is going to come with a day-one patch to add in support to make PS3-era fightsticks w...   read

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XCOM 2 will be compatible with the Steam Controller at launch

While playing a review copy of a game that may or may not rhyme with Frying Dwight, a pop-up appeared to announce that Firaxis and Valve are implementing Steam Controller support for XCOM 2. If you have one of them fancy doohickey's, you ca...   read

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Steam Controller
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Make sweet, sweet, screeching music with the Steam Controller

There’s something really appealing about using things which sound just awful to make neat music. People have managed to get a tune out of disc drives, dot matrix printers, both together, and now the Steam Controller’s haptic fe...   read

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Oculus Touch

The Oculus Rift's Touch controllers need more time

The Oculus Rift's Touch controllers already weren't going to make it in time for the virtual reality headset's launch, but now they're even further off. Oculus VR expects to ship Touch in "the second half of 2016," noting that the final pro...   read

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Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2016
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Licking and sucking are just two ways you'll control games at GDC 2016

The games lineup for GDC 2016's Alt.Ctrl.GDC showcase has been announced, and the control schemes sound crazy as heck, if not tasty.  Hello, Operator! has players acting as a telephone switchboard operator in the 1930s by physical...   read

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Spice Orange sonnet
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Ode to the Spice Orange GameCube controller

The holidays are a magical time. Off work, spending time with family. Sometimes art happens. Sometimes an artist finds himself writing a traditional Shakespearean sonnet about the Spice Orange GameCube controller. Sometimes a bad video with...   read

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Star Wars

Power A's Xbox One Star Wars controllers are nifty looking

I was recently sent a pair of Power A wired Xbox One controllers for testing, and they happened to line up directly with the arrival of the new Star Wars film, set to debut next week. The feel of the controller is rather slick, and alt...   read

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Let's watch robots build Steam Controllers

Ever wonder how controllers are made? Valve has put out a fascinating behind-the-scenes video showing the hard-working Aperture robots (yes, really!) that assemble Steam Controllers. It lacks the minutia of something like How It's Made -- ...   read

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Xbox PC adapter

Windows 7 now supports the Xbox One wireless controller adapter

The Xbox One controller is terrific enough that I've considered dropping $25 on one of those wireless adapters for PC so I can use it beyond just Xbox gaming. But I haven't. Not yet! I'm still on Windows 7, despite Microsoft's continual pro...   read

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Nintendo NX
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Nintendo files patent for what might be the NX's controller

Nintendo has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for an oblong controller that features a full touchscreen. As rumors heat up surrounding the NX, Nintendo's next piece of hardware, we're left to wonder if this ...   read

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Xbox One

Controller remapping is now available on all Xbox One controllers

Good news for everyone who owns an Xbox One but didn't shell out for one of those ultra fancy premium Elite controllers, you can now remap the buttons on your standard Xbox One controllers too. Previously limited just to Elite controllers, ...   read

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PlayStation 4
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Check out this awesome Darth Vader PS4 controller

The Darth Vader-themed PlayStation 4 DualShock controller will be available in Europe from November 18, 2015, and November 19 in the UK. Sony confirmed the news on the official EU and UK PlayStation twitter accounts.   read

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Xbox One Elite

The Xbox One Elite controller will be in low supply this month

The more I use the Xbox One Elite controller, the more I'm stuck on it. It's been pretty great to me so far despite the insane $150 price tag, but it looks like people who own these things are going to be a bit more "elite" in other ways as...   read

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PS4 remote

Sony's PS4 media remote is a gigantic monolith of a device

I try not use too many remotes in my household. It's already bad enough having so many different controllers lying around, and having to juggle multiple devices beyond that gets pretty annoying. It's why I try to control most of my capable ...   read

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Pug Butts

Sniffing pug butts given an accessible controller for disabled gamers

Butt Sniffin Pugs is a game about exactly what you’d expect: walk around a park, sniff pug butts, get new abilities, sniff more pug butts. While that does sound wonderful, there are other people on this site who have more expertise in...   read

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Steam Controller
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Review: Steam Controller

PC gaming has come a long way since I first witnessed it in the '80s. There were hundreds of peripherals, from first- to third-party controllers, joysticks, proprietary flight sim devices, to full-on vibrating vests for games like Mech Warr...   read

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Elite controller
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What if your garbage kid throws your Elite controller parts down a storm drain?

I briefly tinkered with the Xbox One Elite controller at E3 as part of a larger platform demo about the direction of the system. I didn't play any games with it or mess with any high-level customization programming. Instead, I merely swappe...   read

Xbox One controller photo
Xbox One controller

Xbox One wireless controller capability comes to PC next week

At GDC this year, Phil Spencer announced that sometime in 2015 people would be able to use their Xbox One controllers wirelessly on their PC. It seems as if Windows 10 was a big part of those plans. Now that the operating system has had som...   read

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Your favorite stores?

Steam Controllers and Machines only available at select retailers this year

In a strange twist, it has been announced that Valve has partnered with GameStop in the USA, Game UK, and EB Games in Canada to be the exclusive non-digital retailers for Steam Controllers and Steam Machines through the holiday season. Thes...   read

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Elite controller
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Goodness gracious, the Xbox One Elite Controller can do a lot

The Xbox One Elite Controller was unveiled at E3, and it was kind of the sleeper-hit of Microsoft's showcase. The likes of game announcements and backward compatibility got the most attention, but damn -- that controller looks so good...   read

Xbox One Elite photo
Xbox One Elite

The Xbox One Elite controller's button mapping is coming to all pads soon

The $150 Xbox One Elite controller has a ton of new features, but one of the most interesting mechanics is easily the ability to remap every button on the controller. Responding to a fan, Xbox's director of program management Mike Ybar...   read

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Xbox One

Xbox One Elite controller coming October 27

Microsoft's Xbox One Elite controller seems to be targeting an October 27 release date, according to a number of retailers, including Amazon, GameStop, and Microsoft's own online storefront. That would mean the customizable gamepad wou...   read

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Apple TV

The first third-party controller has surfaced for Apple TV

Hey, do you want to play games on your Apple TV using a controller that has physical buttons and a more standardized video game controller layout? Well, good news, third-party controllers are starting to pop up for the device, and existing ...   read

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Xbox Elite App
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The Xbox Elite controller's app lets you customize everything

At around 38:33 in the video above, we get our first in-depth look at the Xbox Elite's controller app, and it looks awesome. The app allows you to configure your controller in basically every way imaginable from stick sensitivity curves, t...   read

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Xbox One chatpad

Lovely Xbox One controller gets an ugly chatpad

I mean, hey, it works. Anyone type enough on the Xbox One that they're picking this bad boy up when it launches in November?   read

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