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PS4 DualShock 4 controller gains wireless support on PS3

PS4 DualShock 4 controller gains wireless support on PS3

The PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller just scored a bit of additional functionality, at least for those who own a PlayStation 3 -- wireless support on the older generation console. The news surfaced by way of Reddit user shafiggy16, who posted the update on the /r/PS3 subreddit.

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PDP multicolored Smash Bros GameCube controllers get cute

PDP multicolored Smash Bros GameCube controllers get cute

Nintendo has had a major impact on E3 this year, coming to the gaming scene with Super Smash Bros updates that’ve inspired companies such as PDP to make high-quality 3rd-party products. PDP have created a set of "Replica GameCube Controllers" officially licensed by Nintendo in a variety of colors. Each of these Wii U-ready controllers is made with a theme from Super Smash Bros Wii U, a game coming to the market this holiday season.

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SteelSeries Stratus XL is a larger wireless controller

SteelSeries Stratus XL is a larger wireless controller

SteelSeries has come out with a new game controller for iOS 7 devices, but this time it's thinking big. The SteelSeries Stratus XL is being billed as a full-sized wireless game controller that aims to deliver maximum control and comfort when playing any of those hundreds of compatible iOS games.

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Here’s how iOS 8 turns your iPhone into an iPad gamepad

Here’s how iOS 8 turns your iPhone into an iPad gamepad

Apple has detailed how its iOS 8 Controller Forwarding will work, turning an iPhone with a gamepad accessory into a wireless remote for iPad and Mac games. The new feature, which builds on iOS' existing support for third-party gaming controllers, is one of a number of tweaks and improvements to the Game Controller framework, revealed at WWDC 2014 this week.

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Wii U GameCube adapter coming for Smash Bros

Wii U GameCube adapter coming for Smash Bros

If there’s one release we did not see coming this year for gaming, it’s the accessory Nintendo has just announced today. This is the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter. This device allows you to plug in your old GameCube controllers into the Wii U for full functionality.

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Xbox One handheld out of the question

Xbox One handheld out of the question

Suggestion of a handheld gaming system made by Microsoft for the Xbox One ecosystem have swirled for years. There’ve even been renders made - devices with controls at their sides and a touchscreen in the center, all emblazoned with the XBOX logo front and center. Today those dreams have been doused.

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Phonejoy Android game controller ships to Kickstarter backers

Phonejoy Android game controller ships to Kickstarter backers

One of the things that many Android gamers have wanted is a game controller that will add physical controls to their smartphone or tablet for gaming. Playing games with the on screen touch controls isn’t ideal in many instances. Back in late 2012, a new Android gaming controller surfaced called Phonejoy.

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Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel supports Xbox One

Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel supports Xbox One

Fans of racing and driving games on the Xbox One have a new racing wheel to choose from. Thrustmaster has announced the new Ferrari 458 Spider Racing wheel that is officially licensed from Ferrari. The wheel is a replica of the one inside the actual Ferrari car.

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Xbox One controller Windows drivers “this year”: no new model

Xbox One controller Windows drivers “this year”: no new model

A rumor has been spreading over the past few days that a new Xbox One controller would be released with compatibility specifically for the PC running Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. This morning, these rumors have been doused by Microsoft’s director of product management Albert Penello. He suggests that not only will there be no new controller for this purpose, there will be driver support later this year.

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Amazon gamepad for media streamer leaks

Amazon gamepad for media streamer leaks

A Bluetooth gamepad and media controller for Amazon's media streamer has been spotted crossing through pre-launch testing, lending further weight to long-standing rumors of a set-top box from the retailer that would do multimedia and gaming duties. The Amazon-branded pad features two sticks, a D-pad, shoulder buttons and more, in addition to a row of media transport keys for navigating through media playback.

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Xbox One controller driver for PC MIA: fan creates solution

Xbox One controller driver for PC MIA: fan creates solution

There’s little in the software side of the equation out there that the user-mod universe hasn’t cooked up. If there’s a piece of hardware - like an Xbox One controller - that someone wants to use on a non-traditional piece of equipment - like a PC - then they’re going to figure out a way to do it. Since coder Lucas Assis didn’t want to buy a ControllerMAX like everyone else, he decided to whip up some code of his own.

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Xbox One update requires Controller update as well

Xbox One update requires Controller update as well

Supposing you’re in the mood for a full Xbox One update this week rather than just the basics, you’ll want to plug your controller into the console as well. As recounted by Major Nelson today, you’ll not be able to do certain things with the controller unless you update it separate from the system update. New features include using the new Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter once you’ve got your hands on one.

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