Last week we brought you the news that Bandai Namco was making a special controller with a single game in mind. Specifically, this controller was designed for Pokken Tournament, a Pokemon arcade fighter. While it was interesting to see a controller specifically designed for a fighting game, there was one disappointing part to the news: It was only to be released in Japan.
The controller you see in the image above may not look like it, but it's actually for the Wii U. The thing is, it's meant to be used with one game in particular: Pokken Tournament, the Pokemon arcade fighting game that is headed to Nintendo's home console next year. It's a wired controller and is notably missing any analog sticks, but those are unnecessary when it comes to dedicated fighting game fans, who prize smooth directional pads and zero latency button presses above all else.
A recent patent filed by five Nintendo employees has been discovered, revealing a unique game controller that possibly reveals what the company has in store for its upcoming "NX" console. Patent filings should always be taken with a grain of salt, and this one is no different, however some of the controller's features are in line with a previous Nintendo patent, as well as circling rumors about how the NX will function.
While the teardown experts iFixit have been busy lately with a number of new Apple products, they've found time to open up and offer a peek inside the Steam Controller, Valve's new gaming accessory that offers a completely different experience with its dual trackpads. iFixit found that at first glance the internal components weren't that different from what in other standard gaming controllers these days, but they came away very pleased with how little glue was used and how easy it could be repaired.
The Steam Controller, as well as the new Xbox One Elite controller from Microsoft, are truly revolutionary for disabled gamers in that they allow complete button re-mapping and customization, letting those who don't have full use of their hands reach and use the controls necessary to play a game. The Steam Controller especially allows levels of customization never seen before, and one user demonstrates this by creating a layout for playing the hit game Skyrim with one hand, fulfilling a request from another disabled player.
You’ve been preparing for it — maybe you’ve even shelled out for the special beer — and now it is nearly upon us: Fallout 4 arrives next month for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Those playing it on the Xbox console will have a special controller option thanks to Bethesda, which is teasing gamers with a bright blue controller up for pre-sale in its online store. The controller is only offered for Xbox One, and it’ll arrive alongside the game.
Those looking forward to playing games on the new Apple TV will be happy to hear they won't be restricted to using the motion sensing Siri Remote that comes included. Gaming accessories maker SteelSeries has just announced Nimbus, a wireless Bluetooth console-style controller that's compatible with the new Apple TV. Echoing the design of the Xbox One controller, the Nimbus features standard layout of twin analog sticks, a D-pad, four face buttons, and four shoulder buttons.
Anyone who prefers the mouse and keyboard controls of a PC for some game types has found a game they like on a game console and wished it had mouse and keyboard controls. I always felt that way before Halo landed on the PC. If there are games on the PS4 that you think would be much better if you had a mouse and keyboard, Hori has the controller for you called the Tactical Assault Commander 4.
One of the biggest challenges to playing some Android games on your mobile device is that on-screen controls or tilt controls often leave a lot to be desired. Thankfully, there are bunches of different gaming controllers that will connect to your Android device and allow you to use a controller for your favorite games. A new Bluetooth Android gaming controller has landed on the Google Play store from Razer called the Serval.
Back at E3 this year, Microsoft announced a fancy new Xbox One controller that will let users modify it by swapping out the analog sticks and D-pad, and even remapping buttons to new paddles on the bottom. That controller is going to be priced at a steep $150. But they also announced a new Xbox One game titled Rare Replay, a collection of 30 games from developer Rare's last 30 years, including several hits that were originally on the Nintendo 64. So what's going to be the best way to play those games? Why, with a modded N64 controller, of course!