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Microsoft Launching a New and Improved Xbox 360 Controller This Holiday Season [Updated]

Microsoft Launching a New and Improved Xbox 360 Controller This Holiday Season [Updated]

If you have a favorite console, one aspect of that favoritism usually has something to do with the controller you have to use every day. People love their PS3 controllers, Wii remotes, or Xbox 360 controllers. If you're a fan of the latter, but find yourself playing a lot of the 2D fighting games that are available in Microsoft's LIVE Arcade, then you've probably noticed that the D-pad could still use a little bit of work. According to a reliable source talking to Joystiq, apparently you're about to get your wish.

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PlayStation controller buttons explained (by the man who designed them)

PlayStation controller buttons explained (by the man who designed them)

The origins of the PlayStation controller's triangle, circle, square and cross buttons can't exactly be described as a mystery on a par with the disappearance of the Mayans, but we've always been pretty curious about where the four symbols came from.  Now we know, thanks to a Famitsu magazine interview with Teiyu Goto, the man responsible for the external design of PlayStation consoles, their peripherals and accessories, for the last 17 years.  In among detailing the distinctive dual-grip design, Goto says the four symbols were actually an attempt to keep things straightforward while rivals were using letters.

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iControlPad for iPhone production parts now shipping [Updated]

iControlPad for iPhone production parts now shipping [Updated]

It's been a while since the iControlPad team told us the release of the snap-on iPhone gaming controller peripheral was imminent, but general availability looks like it could be fast approaching.  Team member Craig Rothwell has been tweeting photos of the first mass produced sections, and while he's yet to show the central control panel it's obvious how everything will come together.

Update: More photos and availability information after the cut

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Gioteck reveals the HF-1 PS3 controller for FPS players

Gioteck reveals the HF-1 PS3 controller for FPS players

My favorite video game genre is the first person shooter. I started playing them on the PC years and years ago back when you couldn't get a FPS title on a console. Now that pretty much all FPS games are on the console, I still prefer the PC. Mostly I prefer the PC because I am so used to the mouse and keyboard and can't play as smoothly with a game controller.

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Dragon Quest Battle Road Victory controller is most bizarre Wii peripheral yet

Dragon Quest Battle Road Victory controller is most bizarre Wii peripheral yet

We've seen bizarre gaming controllers for the Wii before - the football-shaped Wiimote dock looked practically normal in comparison to the inflatable horse controller - but the Dragon Quest Battle Road Victory controller takes things to another level.  Basically replicating the arcade controls for the Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road II Legend machines the Wii game is based on, the most obvious (and unusual) part of the hardware is the great big sword hilt.

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Nintendo Wii Classic Controller Pro Available Right Now

Nintendo Wii Classic Controller Pro Available Right Now

It's been over a year since Nintendo announced the Nintendo Wii's Classic Controller Pro, and since then, it's been only sold over in Japan. But, those in the United States got a glimpse of hope back in January, when Nintendo announced that the Controller Pro would be available in April, 2010. Well, sure enough, Nintendo has indeed kept their word, and the Wii Classic Controller Pro is now officially available.

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EVE multiboxing rig skirts gaming rules with complex controllers

EVE multiboxing rig skirts gaming rules with complex controllers

Naively we thought multiplayer gaming meant you and lots of other people all over the world coming together to play simultaneously, but Zhek Kromtor's multiboxing rig takes a slightly different approach.  Intended to allow him to log into the EVE virtual world as twelve separate characters, the convoluted system - which has multiple mice and keyboards, all stuck together with dowels - is intended to get around EVE's block on so-called software multiboxing, where keyboard/mouse sharing apps are used to speedily control multiple characters.

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Apple iPhone game-controller dock patent spotted

Apple iPhone game-controller dock patent spotted

Coincidentally published on the same day as we fell for the ThinkGeek iCade, Apple have applied for a patent describing a portable gaming controller into which a touchscreen device - like an iPhone or iPod touch - could dock into.  Apple reckon such a controller could have anything from game-specific controls, like D-pads and joysticks, through microphones and cameras, rumble packs, motion detection or even a second display.

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