Items tagged with controllers

We all have certain controller preferences, be it Sony's DualSense for the PlayStation 5 (my personal favorite), Microsoft's Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, or something else entirely. And speaking of something else entirely, someone has modded a Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Game & Learn Controller to play Elden... Read more...
It took a minute (and I don't mean a New York minute, more like a country minute) but you can finally update the firmware on Sony's DualSense controller using just a PC. Up until this point, you had to own a PlayStation 5 console to apply controller updates, and that was a major bummer for anyone who purchased the... Read more...
Microsoft has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to give away a custom Xbox Series S console themed after Sonic and Knuckles, and it looks pretty swank. The controllers, though? Well, you be the judge—it comes with two wireless Xbox controllers, both themed as well but not with a special paint job or graphics. Instead... Read more...
We hold the 8BitDo Pro 2 in high regard around these parts. Simply put, it's one of the best controllers for the money, in part because it can be used with so many different game systems. Nintendo Switch? Check. PC and Mac? Check and check again. Android and iOS? Raspberry Pi? Those get checks too. If ever you were... Read more...
Microsoft is testing firmware updates for a few of its Xbox controllers, to facilitate better cross-device connectivity and reduce latency. If you are a member of the Xbox Insider program, you can access the firmware right now. Otherwise, it probably will not be all that long before Microsoft makes the new firmware... Read more...
Controller drift can be highly frustrating, and according to an amended class-action lawsuit filed against Microsoft, the unwelcome issue affects both the company's first generation and second generation Xbox Elite Series luxury controllers. The amendment also outlines what the plaintiffs believe to be the cause of... Read more...
Fancy new features could be headed to next-generation game controllers. As it pertains to the DualShock 5 for the Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 console, biofeedback could be part of the package, allowing the controller to detect the player's heartbeat and even if their level of sweat. For what purpose? Increased... Read more...
Would you like to hear something controversial? Here goes—Microsoft's Elite Series 2 is the greatest game controller ever made! Not everyone feels that way, of course, particularly fans of Sony's DualShock design. Some may even consider the Dreamcast controller from yesteryear to be the greatest. Debate away if you... Read more...
Google's ambitious cloud gaming platform called Stadia is only a few days away from launching to the public, and there are still many questions that have yet to be answered. That said, Google did answer some of them during an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit yesterday. One of them was in regards to which... Read more...
Are you ready to take a short trip down memory lane? Microsoft has just released a video with stories about every Xbox One controller ever made. The video showcases popular designs, specialty controllers, and controllers that never reached the market. Xbox Industrial Designers Monique Chatterjee and Carl Ledbetter... Read more...
It's been a minute or two since the last time Microsoft overhauled its game controller for its Xbox consoles, or otherwise made any significant changes. Is a redesign coming? Perhaps so, according to new patents the company filed, which detail some alternations to the trigger design and other parts of the controller... Read more...
Gaming is where the money is at, and so it's no surprise that Microsoft is looking to make a gigantic play in the gaming sector with Project xCloud, an upcoming streaming service that allows people to play games anywhere on any device. The challenge for mobile, of course, is the control scheme. Apparently Microsoft is... Read more...
Nintendo's software engineers brought their collective A-game when developing the 4.0 firmware upgrade for the company's Switch console, which introduced video capture support and the ability to transfer saved games and profiles from one Switch to another. In addition, it appears the latest update also brought support for GameCube controllers, Read more...
Razer just lit up the gaming controller scene, and we mean that literally. The company's new Wolverine Ultimate is a "professional-grade" controller built for the Xbox One and PC in the style of an Xbox One controller, with an RGB lighting strip built in and support for Razer's Chroma illumination effects. Users can... Read more...
Once a relatively niche market, the gaming peripheral sector is now a big business that has attracted a bevy of hardware makers looking to cash in on the craze. It is not just third-party hardware partners that recognize the opportunity, either. Microsoft offers its own accessories, including customized controllers... Read more...
It still remains to be seen if virtual reality experiences are here to stay of if they're a passing fad, but in favor of the former, developers are stepping up and taking advantage of current hardware solutions. That includes the Oculus Rift and its upcoming Touch motion controllers, which are slated to release next... Read more...
PlayStation 4 players wishing for a controller that is shaped and design more like an Xbox One Elite gamepad are in luck. Sony announced two officially licensed pro controllers coming to the SIEE region for the PS4 this year, the Razer Raiju and Nacon Revolution, both of which sport a similar overall shape to an Xbox... Read more...
Wading through the Internet is a little similar to the movie Inception, in that you never truly know what's real. In case anyone needed reminding of that, what were purported to be leaked photos of an oval shaped controller for Nintendo's forthcoming NX console turned out to be fake. That's probably a good thing... Read more...