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There's already a pretty decent sale on the new Xbox controllers

The new Xbox One S controller just released last week, but there's already a pretty dang decent discount on it. While these controllers normally cost $60, they're going for $11 off the very first time they're on sale. Amazon has the white X...   read

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Xbox One S

This limited-edition Xbox One S is a bit much

I have no desire to get an Xbox One S -- not as a current Xbox owner and especially not with Microsoft's Project Scorpio coming down the line -- but I can't deny how sharp the system looks in white. This first limited-edition model themed a...   read


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Steam Controller

The Steam Controller's Activator Update makes it even more customisable

Valve has released a beta build for its newest Steam Controller update, and somehow it’s managed to cram even more customisation options into an already almost overloaded pad. The Activator Update’s patch notes are slightly conf...   read

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Xbox One Controllers
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Make your Xbox One controller look pretty with the Xbox Design Lab

In its E3 conference, Microsoft just announced a whole new scheme that will allow you to customise your Xbox One controller with a ton of different colours for every part of the pad. Dubbed the Xbox Design Lab, the scheme lets you buy your ...   read

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PS4 controllers

This transparent PS4 controller is a nice throwback

Sony has a new pair of variant PlayStation 4 controllers lined up for a summer release in the PAL region, and I hope they make it over to North America at some point. As a Nintendo-loving '90s kid, you know I'm all about that partially-tran...   read

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Stratus XL

Review: SteelSeries Stratus XL PC/Android controller

Before Microsoft rocked up with Games for Windows, PC controllers were like the Wild West: support was spotty, controllers were often low quality, and getting them set up involved a lot of faffing and jiggery-pokery. There was a high chance...   read

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Steam Controller and Steam Link on sale for 30% off at GameStop

If you didn't hear, Valve has sold over 500,000 units of Steam Controllers. GameStop now wants you to join in the hype because the retailer is discounting the Steam Controller (and Steam Link) at a big fat 30% off discount. This is the firs...   read

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Steam Controller

Valve has sold over 500K Steam Controllers

More than half a million Steam Controllers have been sold, according to Valve. The funky, big-eye-looking device has continued to improve since we reviewed it. Here are some of the recent enhancements for further customization and ease of u...   read

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Pokken Pad

An official Pikachu gamepad for Pokken Tournament is coming soon

Pokken Tournament still get some play in my house, and really turned out to be a fun little fighting game. It's a bummer that the new good gamepad can't be used for anything else, but for those of you that live and die by Pokken, you'l...   read

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The Steam Controller looks like the best way to play Dark Souls III

Now that Dark Souls III is out in the wild on Steam, Valve has released an official configuration setting for the Steam Controller to help you praise the sun in style. Now, I'm not the biggest fan of the controller -- unlike some writers a...   read

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A disabled gamer received a custom DualShock 4 controller from a Sony employee

A kind Sony employee has gone out of his way to build a custom DualShock 4 controller for a disabled player. Peter Byrne has Cerebral Palsy, a condition that affects an individual’s motor skills, and he, unfortunately, struggled with ...   read

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Space Dave

PSA: The Pokken controller works with Space Dave on Mac/PC

It's been a pretty wild month for Nintendo controllers. We not only discovered the rumored Nintendo NX contoller was a fake, but we also saw the release of Hori's Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad -- a comfortable, responsive controller...   read

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Steam Controller

Valve's letting us design and make our own Steam Controllers

As much as I love my Steam Controller, it’s difficult to deny that, for a lot of people, the ergonomics of it are incredibly weird. The buttons are in strange places, the grips are big and chunky, and there’s a big ol&rsquo...   read

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That weird ass Nintendo NX controller leak? Fake

If you approached the Hey Arnold!-head-shaped Nintendo NX controller leak with a pillar of salt, congratulations you correct, no-fun-having mother flubber. The "leak" was actually a fake drafted up for internet "lols" or what have you base...   read

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Review: Pokken Controller

Nintendo's history with peripherals that only support several games is nothing new. Raise your hand if you had a massive Four Swords party with four GBAs and a GameCube! The same thing goes for the Pokkén Controller, recently re...   read

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Xbox One

These new Xbox One controllers sure are slick

I've heard it's hard to use the Xbox One Elite Controller and go back to the system's still-good standard gamepads, but I wouldn't know. I haven't used one yet! I'm completely free to gawk at these new colors -- Copper Shadow and Dusk Shado...   read

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Hyperkin ProCube

Review: Hyperkin ProCube controller

When I first saw Hyperkin's ProCube controller, I wanted to give it a go. Most of us have been disappointed with the fact that the Super Smash Bros. GameCube adapter only works with that one game, even if I did get a whole lot of use o...   read

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FightStick review

Review: Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2+

Another fighting game, another fightstick. This month Mad Catz is unleashing several sticks into the market, including a sub $100 option, and a few $200+ models. Do you really need an expensive stick to play Street Fighter V? No, but a lot ...   read

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Hyperkin's 'ProCube' controller is literally a Wii U Pro in the GameCube style

It's a shame that the official GameCube controller adapter for Wii U doesn't work for anything outside of Super Smash Bros., but Hyperkin is aiming to fix that problem with its own proprietary option. It's called the "ProCube" controller, a...   read

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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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