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The Best Video Game Controllers
The Best Video Game Controllers
From some of the controllers that defined gaming for decades to come to some of the newest available, here are our picks for the best game controllers ever.
Hardware Review: 8BitDo Pro 2 - The Best Switch Pro Controller Rival Has Evolved
Hardware Review: 8BitDo Pro 2 - The Best Switch Pro Controller Rival Has Evolved
Play like a pro. 8BitDo has a long and enviable reputation when it comes to third-party accessories, having produced some of the best controllers we've seen in the past few years.
Random: Fan Builds Program That Lets Switch Joy-Con Play Music Using HD Rumble
Random: Fan Builds Program That Lets Switch Joy-Con Play Music Using HD Rumble
Hear the Mario theme in action. Who knew the Joy-Con was so talented? Your new, shiny, expensive Switch controllers may well suffer from the dreaded Joy-Con drift at some point, but boy can they hold a tune. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Hori's Launching New Mario And Zelda-Themed GameCube-Style Controllers For Switch
Hori's Launching New Mario And Zelda-Themed GameCube-Style Controllers For Switch
Pre-orders now open. Prolific accessory maker Hori is back at it again with new Super Mario and Legend of Zelda-themed controllers for your Nintendo Switch. Officially called the Nintendo Switch Wireless Battle Pad, these are GameCube-style controllers that can wirelessly connect to your Switch.
Microsoft making its latest special edition Xbox Wireless Controllers more eco-friendly
Microsoft making its latest special edition Xbox Wireless Controllers more eco-friendly
Microsoft has unveiled a number of new special edition Xbox Wireless Controllers, which it says marks another step toward more eco-friendly hardware for the company. The newly revealed Xbox controllers come in two varieties.
Two New Xbox Series Controller Colours Revealed
Two New Xbox Series Controller Colours Revealed
Microsoft has revealed two new Xbox Series controllers in Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo colours.
Xbox Controllers Now Come In Tasty Limeade And Cherry Camo
Xbox Controllers Now Come In Tasty Limeade And Cherry Camo
Microsoft calls them Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo, but that’s not important.
Make a Statement with the New Xbox Wireless Controllers: Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo Special Edition
Make a Statement with the New Xbox Wireless Controllers: Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo Special Edition
As we continue to expand our collection of Xbox Wireless Controllers, we aim to bring new controller designs to our fans to expand their own.
PowerA Is Releasing Another Wireless Animal Crossing Controller For Switch
PowerA Is Releasing Another Wireless Animal Crossing Controller For Switch
Pre-orders are now live. PowerA has already released a range of Animal Crossing-themed controllers, and its next one appears to be based on Nook Inc.
Sony reveals first look at PlayStation 5 VR controllers
Sony reveals first look at PlayStation 5 VR controllers
Sony has revealed its next-generation PlayStation VR controllers designed for use with its upcoming, under-wraps PS5 VR headset. The orb-like controllers wrap around each hand, with a design similar to Oculus Touch and a feature set akin to the standard PS5 DualSense.
Sony unveils PS5 VR controllers
Sony unveils PS5 VR controllers
Separate left- and right-hand controllers will have adaptive triggers, finger sensors, and inside-out tracking
PS5’s Next-Gen PSVR Controllers Revealed, Includes Adaptive Triggers and Finger Touch Detection
PS5’s Next-Gen PSVR Controllers Revealed, Includes Adaptive Triggers and Finger Touch Detection
The controllers utilize an orb-like design for less constraints on hand movement.
PlayStation VR 2: New Controllers Revealed
PlayStation VR 2: New Controllers Revealed
Sony has revealed the new controllers that will be part of the PlayStation VR 2 package, which include finger tracking, adaptive triggers, and more.
PS5 VR Controllers Ditch The Magic Wand Look
PS5 VR Controllers Ditch The Magic Wand Look
Sony shared a glimpse of the new controllers that will be apart of its next-gen VR add-on for the PS5 and they look nothing like the glowing wands used for the company’s existing PSVR. Read more...
Nintendo Switch Is Getting Official Fortnite Joy-Con
Nintendo Switch Is Getting Official Fortnite Joy-Con
Separate to last year's special edition console. Nintendo has announced plans to launch a new set of official Joy-Con inspired by Fortnite. The new controllers are planned to launch on 4th June and come in a pack that includes 500 V-Bucks (Fortnite's in-game currency) and a download code for additional in-game cosmetics.
Best PC controller – the top gamepads for PC in 2021
Best PC controller – the top gamepads for PC in 2021
Whether you’re wanting to tear up the mud and asphalt in the new Dirt 5, stroll through the forestry in the best RPG games, soar above your local city in Microsoft Flight Simulator, or you just prefer using a pad over mouse and keyboard, owning one of the best PC controllers is the way to ensure the perfect gaming experience.
The PS2 Turns 21, The Future Of Twitch, Doom 3 VR Comes To PS4, Valve Kills Artifact And More
The PS2 Turns 21, The Future Of Twitch, Doom 3 VR Comes To PS4, Valve Kills Artifact And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we remember the launch of the PS2, make bananas into controllers, discuss the future of Twitch, check out what’s happening with Hitman 3 this month, find out what game died this week, and stop buying movies on the PlayStation Store. Read more...
Microsoft is aware of unresponsiveness issues on new Xbox controllers, fix in the works
48 million players use controllers on Steam
48 million players use controllers on Steam
Ten percent of daily sessions are now on a pad of some kind.
Sony Imagines A Future Where A Banana Is A Video Game Controller
Sony Imagines A Future Where A Banana Is A Video Game Controller
Gamers love making weird shit into controllers, including but not limited to pomegranates, light sabers, bananas, and bread.
Sony wants to turn bananas into controllers
Sony wants to turn bananas into controllers
I don't know if someone at Sony was inspired by that Hades run with a pomegranate, but it seems the obsession with fruity controllers has now resulted in a patent application, as Sony has devised a way to turn everyday items into working controllers.
Sony Patents a Way of Turning Bananas, Mugs and More Into PlayStation Controllers
Sony Patents a Way of Turning Bananas, Mugs and More Into PlayStation Controllers
Sony has patented a piece of technology that would allow users to use household objects like bananas as controllers with virtual inputs.
Hardware Review: Despite The Delays And Drama, Polymega Is The Ultimate All-In-One Retro Machine
Hardware Review: Despite The Delays And Drama, Polymega Is The Ultimate All-In-One Retro Machine
Now updated with impressions of the final retail firmware. This review was originally published on August 11th 2020 and has been updated to factor in our impressions of the SNES, Mega Drive and TG-16 Element Modules, as well as their respective controllers.
PS5 DualSense teardown reveals potential causes of controller drift
PS5 DualSense teardown reveals potential causes of controller drift
A new PlayStation 5 DualSense teardown has revealed the potential causes of controller drift. The YouTube video, below, from iFixit looks inside the DualSense to find out what is causing the drift that some users have reported. According to iFixit, the DualSense as well as the DualShock 4, the Xbox One and Xbox One Elite controllers all use off the shelf joystick hardware "with a long history of predictable, preventable issues". Read more
Random: WandaVision's Latest Episode Sneaks In Some Nintendo References
Random: WandaVision's Latest Episode Sneaks In Some Nintendo References
A trip back in time. We've seen a Nintendo Switch in the new Karate Kid series Cobra Kai, and now we've got GameCube controllers and Wii Remotes in Marvel's new show WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Random: Streamer Tries To Beat Hades Using A Pomegranate As A Controller
Random: Streamer Tries To Beat Hades Using A Pomegranate As A Controller
Welcome to 2021. Just in case you thought the trend of playing games with weird and whacky homemade controllers was a thing of the past, Twitch streamer Rudeism is here to remind you that the sport(?) is very much alive and well. Just like that time someone played Super Smash Bros.
Law firm investigates potential PS5 DualSense drift class action lawsuit
Law firm investigates potential PS5 DualSense drift class action lawsuit
A US law firm is investigating a potential class action over PlayStation 5 DualSense drift. Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith (CSK&D), the firm behind the ongoing class action lawsuit against Nintendo over Joy-Con drift, asked affected customers to get in touch via an online form. "CSK&D is investigating a potential class action based upon reports that Sony PS5 DualSense controllers for the PlayStation 5 console can experience drift issues and/or fail prematurely," the firm said. Read more
Sony Patent Could Hint at Upgraded DualSense Controller Plans
Sony Patent Could Hint at Upgraded DualSense Controller Plans
A Sony patent has hinted at the potential future implementation of Wi-Fi transceivers in PlayStation controllers.
Microsoft has Xbox controller drift lawsuit moved to arbitration
Microsoft has Xbox controller drift lawsuit moved to arbitration
Judge says customers upset about defective controllers had agreed to Microsoft terms of service requiring arbitration
Valve to pay $4 million in Steam Controller patent infringement case
Valve to pay $4 million in Steam Controller patent infringement case
SCUF Gaming holds the patent for the gamepad's rear controllers.
Destiny 2 – Weapon Recoil Changes on PC, Sword Nerfs and More Incoming
Destiny 2 – Weapon Recoil Changes on PC, Sword Nerfs and More Incoming
With crossplay coming this year, mouse and keyboard recoil is being adjusted to be closer to controllers.
Destiny 2 targeting
Destiny 2 targeting "discrepancies" between PC and console weapons ahead of crossplay
Destiny 2 will be making changes to certain weapon stats ahead of crossplay support later this year. In the game's weekly update, at present the Recoil stat on several weapon types is reduced by 40 per cent when using mouse and keyboard compared to a controller, leading to players "able to largely ignore the stability weapon stat", Bungie has said. This has created "unintended discrepancies in weapon performance between controllers and mouse and keyboard", and so the difference in recoil will be halved - to around a 20 per cent reduction - across several weapon types, including auto, scout and pulse rifles, submachine guns, machine guns and hand cannons. Read more
Nvidia is looking to bring trackball tech for controllers
Nvidia is looking to bring trackball tech for controllers
Some of our older readers may remember gaming on PCs with CRT monitors — and the horror that was mice with trackballs.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers and more are discounted at Currys/PC World
Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers and more are discounted at Currys/PC World
Currys/PC World have lowered the price of Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers to those who enter the code GAMINGFND1 at checkout, taking a little extra off the price of a high-demand Switch accessory. Not only that, but there's a few other items that have discounts and free offers attached (though the codes differ in some cases).
Surprise Valorant patch overhauls Split, balances Controllers, and more
Surprise Valorant patch overhauls Split, balances Controllers, and more
It’s only been a week since Valorant Episode 2 Act I launched, but Riot Games has already rolled out a new patch to improve the player experience for the new season.
Québec law firm files latest Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift lawsuit
Québec law firm files latest Nintendo Switch Joy-Con drift lawsuit
Lambert Avocat seeking compensation for all Québec consumers who bought Switch controllers since August 2017
Nvidia Shield Adds Support For PS5 And Xbox Series X/S Controllers
Nvidia Shield Adds Support For PS5 And Xbox Series X/S Controllers
The latest controllers on the market can now be used on the media player.
Nvidia Shield devices are now Xbox Series X/S and DualSense controller friendly
Nvidia Shield devices are now Xbox Series X/S and DualSense controller friendly
The brand new controllers are gaining support thick and fast.
PowerA Is Releasing Two New Animal Crossing Controllers For Switch
PowerA Is Releasing Two New Animal Crossing Controllers For Switch
They're officially licensed! The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch is extremely beautiful, but if you own it, you might be a little peeved that there's no matching Pro Controller.
Steam adds improved support for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S controllers
Steam adds improved support for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S controllers
Valve's support for Sony and Microsoft's new next-gen controllers on Steam has been further enhanced courtesy of a new update to the platform's beta client. Those wielding an Xbox Series X/S controller, for instance, now have the option to bind the device's share button; additionally, more than four controllers can be used simultaneously on Steam, should you have that particular need, and trigger rumble is now supported in games using the Windows.Gaming.Input API. Valve has also been tweaking its support for the Xbox Elite controller, with users now able to bind the rear paddles as they see fit.
No, Xbox Doesn't Have a Deal With Duracell Meaning It Has to Use AA Batteries in Controllers
No, Xbox Doesn't Have a Deal With Duracell Meaning It Has to Use AA Batteries in Controllers
Amid new speculation caused by comments from a Duracell spokesperson, IGN understands that there is no deal forcing Xbox to use AA batteries in its controllers.
No, Microsoft isn't forced to use batteries in Xbox controllers because of a deal with Duracell
No, Microsoft isn't forced to use batteries in Xbox controllers because of a deal with Duracell
You may have read reports which suggested Microsoft is forced to use AA batteries in Xbox controllers because of a long-standing agreement with Duracell.
Steam client beta adds extended support for PS5 and Xbox controllers
Duracell spokesman says Xbox controllers use AA batteries because of a 'constant agreement' with the battery maker [Updated]
Duracell spokesman says Xbox controllers use AA batteries because of a 'constant agreement' with the battery maker [Updated]
An agreement appears to be the reason Microsoft still isn't using lithium-ion batteries.
These Nintendo Switch Wireless Controllers are discounted on Amazon
These Nintendo Switch Wireless Controllers are discounted on Amazon
For those who got Nintendo Switch consoles and games over the holidays, then there's possible good news! Amazon is discounting multiple variations of the Nintendo Switch controller, including multiple Pokemon Sword and Shield-themed options.
Monday's Best Deals: Surface Laptop 2, Baby Yoda Holiday Tumbler, Switch GameCube Controllers, Sleep Philosophy Weighted Blanket, White Mountain Booties, and More
Wonder Woman 1984 and Xbox to Surprise Children’s Hospitals Across the Country
Wonder Woman 1984 and Xbox to Surprise Children’s Hospitals Across the Country
This holiday season, the action-adventure film “Wonder Woman 1984” is teaming up with Xbox and Gamers Outreach to create 10 unique Gamers Outreach (GO) Karts, featuring the new Xbox Series S along with two custom Xbox Wireless Controllers inspired by the movie.
Minecraft Dungeons Chills and Thrills Event Starts Today
Minecraft Dungeons Chills and Thrills Event Starts Today
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PS5 DualSense Wireless Controllers are £5 less on Currys/PC World
PS5 DualSense Wireless Controllers are £5 less on Currys/PC World
For the few of you who managed to find PS5 console stock and buy one successfully, there's good news.
Xbox Unveils Two Custom Controllers Inspired by Hit Disney+ Series, The Mandalorian
Xbox Unveils Two Custom Controllers Inspired by Hit Disney+ Series, The Mandalorian
To celebrate the finale of “The Mandalorian” Season 2 on Disney+, Xbox teamed up with Lucasfilm Games to create two new epic Mandalorian-themed Xbox Wireless Controllers, giving Star Wars fans and gamers alike the chance to win a set of the exclusive galactic designs.
Nintendo Of America's President Doug Bowser Talks About Switch Joy-Con Issues
Nintendo Of America's President Doug Bowser Talks About Switch Joy-Con Issues
"we’ve been working very closely with consumers". The drift issues associated with Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers are still obviously a problem for many Switch users, so does the company have any hardware redesigns planned to combat this? In a recent interview with Polygon, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser was asked this exact question. In response, Doug explained how Nintendo was "always" closely inspecting what was being sent in and for what reasons in order to get a better understanding of what's going on with its hardware - so it can then make the necessary improvements going forward.
Nintendo's Doug Bowser Talks About Switch Joy-Con Drift
Nintendo's Doug Bowser Talks About Switch Joy-Con Drift
"we’ve been working very closely with consumers". The drift issues associated with the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers is still obviously an issue, so does Nintendo have any hardware redesigns planned to combat this? In a recent interview with Polygon, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser was asked this exact question. In response, Bowser explained how Nintendo was "always" closely inspecting what was being sent in and for what reasons in order to get a better understanding of what's going on with its hardware - so it can then make the necessary improvements going forward. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Scuf Gaming Is Making Headsets Now
Scuf Gaming Is Making Headsets Now
Atlanta-based Scuf Gaming makes some of the best high-end controllers for the Xbox and PlayStation 4.
Nintendo reportedly sends cease and desist to custom Joy-Con charity campaign
Nintendo reportedly sends cease and desist to custom Joy-Con charity campaign
Controllers were in memory of Desmond "Etika" Amofah; but included Switch logo and copyright
Custom-Made Etika Joy-Con Which Raised $10k For Charity Fell Foul Of Copyright Claim, Creator Reveals
Custom-Made Etika Joy-Con Which Raised $10k For Charity Fell Foul Of Copyright Claim, Creator Reveals
"Controller modification isn’t the issue, use of copyright is". Last year, popular YouTuber Desmond “Etika” Amofah tragically took his own life, so artist and content creator CptnAlex – who produces a wide range of customised shells and other items relating to Nintendo – decided to produce the ‘Etikon’ to raise money for JED Foundation, a mental health and suicide prevention charity. While an initial crowdfunding campaign to create the controllers was unsuccessful, CptnAlex ran a second, smaller campaign which was.
Bring Back Colorful Consoles & Controllers
Bring Back Colorful Consoles & Controllers
This week we learn how much it sucks to have Covid-19, yell objection in a “courtroom,” hangout with Kratos in Fortnite, check out Cyberpunk 2077's photo mode, sit on a Pokemon and reminisce about the old days, when consoles came in many colors. Read more...
Scientists Are Trying To Work Out Why You Weirdos Invert Your Controls
Scientists Are Trying To Work Out Why You Weirdos Invert Your Controls
After The Guardian ran a story earlier this year on gamers inverting their controls, a group of scientists—who have shifted their studies into online stuff during Covid—are now going to do a little research and try to find out why some people play video games the normal way while others try and play them backwards. Read more...
Nintendo Shares Tips On How To Keep Your Switch And Joy-Con Germ-Free
Nintendo Shares Tips On How To Keep Your Switch And Joy-Con Germ-Free
And here's what you also shouldn't do... The Switch might be all about sharing the joy, but it's also important to keep your system clean to help prevent the spread of germs and ensure your device and controllers stay in the best condition possible. With this in mind, Nintendo suggests using alcohol-based products to disinfect its hybrid system and Joy-Con, provided you're careful about it. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Battle royale's mix of mouse and controllers is a good thing for gaming
Nintendo Switch Online Members Can Now Get 50% Off The Switch NES Controllers (Europe)
Nintendo Switch Online Members Can Now Get 50% Off The Switch NES Controllers (Europe)
A Cyber Deals special. As an additional treat in Nintendo of Europe's Cyber Deals offerings, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can now pick up a pair of NES controllers for Switch at half price. The offer will be live for Nintendo Switch Online members from now up until 3rd December, taking the usual £49.99 asking price down to just £24.99.
Controller usage on Steam has doubled over the past 2 years
Controller usage on Steam has doubled over the past 2 years
There's a reason Valve is putting so much effort into supporting controllers in Steam.
Xbox wireless controllers are on sale… everywhere, actually
Xbox wireless controllers are on sale… everywhere, actually
Bad news first: you'll not find any great deals on the Xbox Series X or S this Black Friday.
Xbox Series X controllers are already $20 off for Black Friday
Xbox Series X controllers are already $20 off for Black Friday
The Xbox Series X may have only just come out, but Best Buy have already shaved $20 off its new controller for , bringing prices for Microsoft’s new game pad down to just $40.
Microsoft announces Black Friday deals on Xbox consoles, controllers, games and more
Microsoft announces Black Friday deals on Xbox consoles, controllers, games and more
Microsoft has announced numerous Xbox Black Friday deals across the next week, with discounts on games, subscriptions, consoles and controllers alike.
PS5 Dualsense controllers already (mostly) work on Steam
PS5 Dualsense controllers already (mostly) work on Steam
The best thing about new console launches is that we get new controllers to play around with on the PC.
What do the new generation's controllers mean for accessibility?
What do the new generation's controllers mean for accessibility?
It's an exhilarating time to play games.
PS5 DualSense Controller Haptics Can be Turned Off
PS5 DualSense Controller Haptics Can be Turned Off
The haptics in the PS5 DualSense controllers can be turned off for players who may have injuries in their hands or joints.
PS5’s Patent Leaks Revealed Secrets Years Ago
PS5’s Patent Leaks Revealed Secrets Years Ago
From empathetic robot companions to sweat-detecting controllers, Sony's patents explored some unconventional next-gen tech on the road to PS5.
On The Eve Of PlayStation 5 Season, Let’s Remember My PlayStation 2
On The Eve Of PlayStation 5 Season, Let’s Remember My PlayStation 2
Today, a handful of my colleagues have published PlayStation 5 impressions, detailing where the power button is, how it fits in various spaces, and how those slick-ass Dual Sense controllers feel.
PowerA Continues Mario's 35th Anniversary Celebrations With Three New Switch Controllers
PowerA Continues Mario's 35th Anniversary Celebrations With Three New Switch Controllers
Arriving later this month. Following on from PowerA's new Switch controller designs in September, it's now got three more officially licensed Mario themed ones on the way.
Phil Spencer:
Phil Spencer: "You're going to see lower-priced hardware as part of our ecosystem"
Xbox head suggests future tech could include streaming sticks, TV controllers for xCloud access
Nintendo drops price of single Joy-Cons in the US
Nintendo drops price of single Joy-Cons in the US
Controllers get $10 price cut, as well as another color option for individual purchase
Nintendo to Cut Price of Single Joy-Con Controllers
Nintendo to Cut Price of Single Joy-Con Controllers
Nintendo has permanently reduced the price of a single Joy-Con in the US from $49.99 to $39.99.
Cheaper PCIe 4.0 SSDs could be on the way thanks to Silicon Motion's new controllers
Cheaper PCIe 4.0 SSDs could be on the way thanks to Silicon Motion's new controllers
Ultra-fast SSDs don't necessarily have to be ultra-expensive.
Monday's Best Deals: Fenty Beauty Friends & Family Sale, Xbox Wireless Controllers, Brach's Halloween Candy, Razer BlackWidow Lite Keyboard, and More
Monday's Best Deals: Fenty Beauty Friends & Family Sale, Xbox Wireless Controllers, Brach's Halloween Candy, Razer BlackWidow Lite Keyboard, and More
The Fenty Beauty Friends & Family sale and Xbox Wireless Controllers lead Monday’s best deals. Read more...
Someone built a PC gaming handheld with a 3D printer, Raspberry Pi Zero, and some old controllers
Someone built a PC gaming handheld with a 3D printer, Raspberry Pi Zero, and some old controllers
The Lemonlight v2 is garish, but a shining example of engineering.
Give PC gaming a classic flavour with these retro controller Prime Day Lightning Deals
Give PC gaming a classic flavour with these retro controller Prime Day Lightning Deals
Nintendo has some of the biggest mascots in videogames, from classics like Mario and The Legend of Zelda's Link to new ones like the Octolings from Splatoon, but the real characters have always been the company's signature controllers.
Nintendo Is Permanently Reducing The Price Of Switch Joy-Con In Japan
Nintendo Is Permanently Reducing The Price Of Switch Joy-Con In Japan
Will we see similar in the west? Nintendo has revealed that it will be permanently reducing the price of its Switch Joy-Con controllers in Japan, starting from next month. From 6th November, the price of a single Joy-Con controller will be revised from 4,480 yen + tax to 3,740 yen + tax, which is a drop of about 16.5%.
Grab the Fam and Save $20 on a Three-Pack of PowerA GameCube-Style Switch Wireless Controllers
Grab the Fam and Save $20 on a Three-Pack of PowerA GameCube-Style Switch Wireless Controllers
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Class-action lawsuit against Microsoft for alleged Xbox One controller
Class-action lawsuit against Microsoft for alleged Xbox One controller "stick drift" now includes the Elite Series 2
An ongoing class-action lawsuit against Microsoft for "stick drift" has been amended to include specific reference to the company's most recent Elite controllers, the Elite Series 2. As spotted by our pals at VGC, the updated paperwork now adds seven additional plaintiffs and asks that the case goes before a jury, as well as appending more detail about the alleged defect. The lawsuit further alleges that Microsoft "failed to disclose the defect and routinely refuses to repair the controllers without charge when the defect manifests" even though "a large volume of consumers have been complaining about stick drift on Xbox One controllers since at least 2014". Read more
Hori Reveals Huge Wave Of Pokémon Controllers And Accessories For Nintendo Switch
Hori Reveals Huge Wave Of Pokémon Controllers And Accessories For Nintendo Switch
Pre-orders coming soon! Accessory maker Hori has revealed a new range of officially licensed Pokémon peripherals and accessories for Switch and Switch Lite, including controllers, cases, protectors, and more. Set to be available across North America, Europe, South America, Australia, and New Zealand starting November 2020, these products are all officially licensed.
These PS4 controllers are down to £40 at Amazon
These PS4 controllers are down to £40 at Amazon
A number of PS4 controllers are now available for £40 or less over at Amazon UK. Four colours have been reduced, with the Instagram-ready Amazon-exclusive Rose Gold edition seeing the biggest drop from its usual £50 price tag.
Should You Buy PS5 or Xbox Series X / Series S? (Part 5 – Form Factor, Connectivity, and More)
Should You Buy PS5 or Xbox Series X / Series S? (Part 5 – Form Factor, Connectivity, and More)
After having spoken about games, specs, controllers, and more, now let's talk about the upcoming consoles' dimensions and miscellaneous features.
Sony Patent Suggests Next PSVR Could Have Oculus-Like Inside-Out Tracking
Sony Patent Suggests Next PSVR Could Have Oculus-Like Inside-Out Tracking
The patent offers images of new PSVR controllers which feature analogue sticks on both hands.
Brawler64 Aims To Be The Ultimate Wireless N64 Controller
Brawler64 Aims To Be The Ultimate Wireless N64 Controller
Retro fighter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1247448559/n64-nintendo-64-wireless-controller-next-gen We've seen lots of third party controllers pop up for retro systems over the years, including the excellent Hyperkin Admiral for the N64, but we could always use another one, couldn't we? Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Nintendo sued for planned obsolescence over Joy-Con drift
Nintendo sued for planned obsolescence over Joy-Con drift
French organisation found controllers suffer from premature wear of the electronic circuits and an airtightness defect
Microsoft Adding Dynamic Latency Input to Xbox One Controllers for Xbox Series X / S Usage – Rumour
Microsoft Adding Dynamic Latency Input to Xbox One Controllers for Xbox Series X / S Usage – Rumour
The Verge's Tom Warren claims Microsoft is adding a feature from its next-gen gamepad to existing Xbox One controllers.
Hardware Review: That Animal Crossing Pad That Looks Like Tom Nook's Face? It's Pretty Good
Hardware Review: That Animal Crossing Pad That Looks Like Tom Nook's Face? It's Pretty Good
"I'll be there with bells on!". Peripheral maker Stoga has released a series of Animal Crossing: New Horizons-inspired wireless controllers for the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch SNES Controllers Are Back In Stock In
Nintendo Switch SNES Controllers Are Back In Stock In "Limited Quantity" (Europe)
Get on it quick! Update (10th Sep, 2020 15:05 BST): The SNES controllers for Nintendo Switch are available once again in Europe.
Alternate controllers in a world we can't touch
Alternate controllers in a world we can't touch
With Covid-19's devastating effects on travel, public movement, and basic physicality, video games have become a much-needed outlet for people to maintain a sense of connection and creativity.
Nintendo Patent Shows a New Standalone Joy-Con Style Controller
Nintendo Patent Shows a New Standalone Joy-Con Style Controller
Nintendo might be looking to release individual Joy-Con-style controllers.
Super Mario Galaxy's Motion Controls on Switch Are More Confusing Than Ever
Super Mario Galaxy's Motion Controls on Switch Are More Confusing Than Ever
Fans have been wondering how Super Mario Galaxy's motion controls will work on the Nintendo Switch Lite, which doesn't feature undockable controllers.
Xbox Gamers Assemble: Marvel’s Avengers is Available Now on Xbox One
Xbox Gamers Assemble: Marvel’s Avengers is Available Now on Xbox One
We’ve been waiting all year to say this: Marvel’s Avengers is now available on Xbox One! With an epic single-player campaign, online co-op, and tons of post-game features that will be rolling out for years to come, today’s the day we can grab our controllers and live out our superhero backyard battles as our favorite […]
PowerA's New Switch Controllers Can Be Pre-Ordered Now
PowerA's New Switch Controllers Can Be Pre-Ordered Now
Animal Crossing, Pikachu Lightning, Hylian Shield and the big M. If you are in the market for a third-party controller for your Switch, then these offerings from PowerA look like they will fit the bill. Available from 30th September, these new designs feature Animal Crossing, Pikachu Lightning, Hylian Shield and several Mario themes. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
8BitDo's New Arcade Stick Is Quite Charming
8BitDo's New Arcade Stick Is Quite Charming
The fine folks at 8BitDo sure know how to put together attractive controllers.