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DIY twin-stick Xbox 360 Virtual On controller

DIY twin-stick Xbox 360 Virtual On controller

It's not pretty but it's certainly clever: tired of trying to play Virtual On on the Xbox 360's standard controller, one nifty modder crafted his own dual-joystick interface out of candy packaging.  Of course, there's more to the controls than just upright 'sticks, so a spot of wiring moved the control buttons too.

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LG Versa Game Controller on sale: $29.99

LG Versa Game Controller on sale: $29.99

The Game Controller accessory for the Verizon LG Versa cellphone has gone on sale, the first alternative to the standard snap-on QWERTY keyboard.  According to the description, the Game Controller slides out from the rear of the handset when needed.

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XCM Cross Fire Adapter for Xbox 360 shipping now

XCM Cross Fire Adapter for Xbox 360 shipping now

XCM just revealed their Cross Fire Adapter for the Xbox 360 and let me tell you, this gizmo makes it possible to use your PlayStation 3 controller with your beloved Xbox 360 for compatibility unlike any you've experienced before.

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Powerfake: DIY Griffin PowerMate tutorial

Powerfake: DIY Griffin PowerMate tutorial

Griffin's PowerMate USB controller may be a few years old, but it still manages to pull in buyers.  Anyone not willing to spend $45 on a glorified volume knob, though, might find something to occupy them in MAKE's weekend project, the Powerfake. 

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Stanton SCS.3m touch-sensitive DJ mixer

Stanton SCS.3m touch-sensitive DJ mixer

Stanton have launched a new portable MIDI controller, using the layout of a traditional two-channel mixer but fully touch-sensitive.  The Stanton SCS.3m Mixer Controller has touch-sensitive sliders, a multitouch-crossfader, colored programmable buttons to trigger loops, EQ kills or effects, and is peppered with LED indicators.

 

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NES Advantage modded into Xbox 360 controller

NES Advantage modded into Xbox 360 controller

There's something about taking retro hardware and hiding modern gadgets inside that appeals to a certain type of mod-happy geek.  Today's example takes the venerable NES Advantage arcade controller and stuffs the guts of an Xbox 360 wireless controller inside.

Video demo after the cut

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Gametrak Freedom Wiimote-style Xbox 360 controller coming Q4

Gametrak Freedom Wiimote-style Xbox 360 controller coming Q4

Xbox 360 owners will have a chance to gesticulate just as wildly at their console as Wii gamers as of this Fall, after Gametrak finally launch their Freedom motion-controller.  First spotted back in September last year, the latest redesign of the Gametrak Freedom gives it 360-coloring and more streamlined controls; unlike other Wiimote-clones we've seen, it uses ultrasonic 3D positioning for increased accuracy.

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Nintendo facing delay on Wii MotionPlus?

Nintendo facing delay on Wii MotionPlus?

Nintendo's MotionPlus accessory for the Wii's Wiimote controller may be facing a delay, with the company rumored to be "trying to figure out a few hiccups" before the attachment launches.  That's the word from the IGN Wii podcast, which suggests the Wii MotionPlus is causing engineers inside Nintendo unexpected amounts of trouble.

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Nintendo Classic Controller PRO for Wii announced

Nintendo Classic Controller PRO for Wii announced

Nintendo Japan have unveiled a new controller for the Wii, an update of the classic controller design that they're calling the Classic Controller PRO.  The new design adds hand-grips and increases the space between the joysticks; it also throws a few more shoulder buttons into the mix.

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DIY punchable controller for classic NES gaming

DIY punchable controller for classic NES gaming

Sometimes it's just nice to punch something, and since we in no way advocate attacking people in the street dressed as hotdogs handing out leaflets, why not punch a big DIY gaming controller instead.  Over at Instructables there's a great guide to making your own squishy impact-sensitive controller, used with classic title Punch Out on the NES.

Video demo after the cut

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Hori Real Arcade Pro EX SE stick with authentic arcade components

Hori Real Arcade Pro EX SE stick with authentic arcade components

Hori are already known for their arcade controllers, and now they can be known for an expensive arcade controller.  The Hori Real Arcade Pro EX SE for Xbox 360 takes the company's standard arcade stick, tosses out the regular stick and buttons, and replaces them with components made by Japanese firm Seimitsu who supply the controls for real arcade cabinets.

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iControlPad iPhone gaming controller gets video demo

iControlPad iPhone gaming controller gets video demo

The iControlPad project first showed off their joypad accessory intentions back in August, promising a combination case and gaming controller for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch.  Now developer ZodTTD is back with a video of the joypad in action (playing quake4iphone, no less), together with an update on how exactly the project is progressing.  Find both after the cut.

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