Game Controller

Samsung might have a gamepad for the Gear VR coming soon

Samsung might have a gamepad for the Gear VR coming soon

As fancy and entertaining virtual reality might sound, it has a few shortcomings, primary among which is input. VR delivers an illusion of a different kind of reality, but that illusion breaks down when you start having to manipulate things. Systems like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive use an approximation of our hands via control sticks. The Samsung Gear VR, however, isn't as lucky. Unless you want to always feel like Cyclops touching your visor repeatedly, you will eventually end up reaching out for a gamepad. Luckily, it seems that Samsung might have made especially for the Gear VR.

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Mi Cube is Xiaomi’s $10 smart wonder device

Mi Cube is Xiaomi’s $10 smart wonder device

Today Xiaomi have introduced a device by the name of Mi Cube Controller. This tiny cube device can be used for many things, and we want it. We want a bunch of them. This little thing is a 5cm square cube, right around the size of a Polaroid Cube, containing sensors that allow 6 different kinds of controls. These include 90-degree flip, 180-degree flip, "double knock", Rotate, Nudge, and Shake.

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Sony employee mods DualShock controller for disabled gamer

Sony employee mods DualShock controller for disabled gamer

There are some things in this world that we take for granted. Being able to sit down and play video games can be one of those things. For Peter Byrne, who has cerebral palsy, the PlayStation 4's touchpad was causing so many issues that it constantly interrupted his games. He reached out to Sony to let them know about his issues, and they didn't just send him a thoughtful response in the mail. They sent him a brand new controller.

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Odd Nintendo NX controller leaked, Internet goes bonkers

Odd Nintendo NX controller leaked, Internet goes bonkers

Given how mysterious Nintendo remains about its equally mysterious next gen console, it shouldn't be a surprise that, when what is allegedly the console's controller leaks out, the Internet is set ablaze. That is precisely the almost comical phenomenon that has taken place when Redditor perkele37 posted photos of what is supposed to be the Nintendo NX controller, revealing an extremely strange design unlike any game controller you've seen before. Naturally, netizens have gone out of their way to support or dispute the veracity of these photos.

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Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Microsoft has unveiled a couple of new wireless controllers, both with a faded color gradient finish, which is a first among Xbox One wireless controllers. The two controllers are dubbed “Copper Shadow” and “Dusk Shadow,” each hinting at the color of the controller as it fades to black. Colors aside, they come with all the usual Xbox One controller features.

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Fallout 4 Xbox One controller arrives next month

Fallout 4 Xbox One controller arrives next month

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.

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Satechi Wireless Gamepad for mobile devices now available

Satechi Wireless Gamepad for mobile devices now available

Satechi has introduced and formally launched its new Wireless Gamepad, a Bluetooth gaming controller that works with iOS, Android, and Windows devices. The controller can be used with both smartphones and tablets, featuring a spring holder for attaching phones. The controller brings with it a total of three gaming modes, each of which are tailored to a specific platform.

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3 things to know about the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

3 things to know about the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

Windows gaming fans and Xbox gaming fans might argue about whose platform is better, but they generally agree on Microsoft's controllers. Until now, though, if you've wanted to use an Xbox One gamepad with your Windows PC or tablet, you'll have had to plug in a microUSB cable.

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Nyko makes a keyboard for your Xbox One controller

Nyko makes a keyboard for your Xbox One controller

Accessories group Nyko have revealed a collection of peripherals for the Xbox One and PS4 this week at E3 2015. They've also revealed a nifty little game controller made for Android TV devices, one that looks like a crossbreed between the Xbox One wireless controller and the DualShock 4. Nyko's come to the party with some strange stuff for your game systems before. Today they've done it again, with a number of peripherals you're going to want to get your hands on immediately.

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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller detailed

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller detailed

Additional abilities and features announced with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, set for release this Fall. This device is made for the Xbox One owner that wants more. The Xbox One owner that seeks out the strangest - and best - pieces of equipment on the market. Those that want extra things to tap and pull, too, while they're at it. A textured rolling pad replaces the D-pad and two bumper pads sit underneath the grips of each side of the device - four in all!

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ScreenStick is a stick-on joystick for tablets

ScreenStick is a stick-on joystick for tablets

Mobile gaming has become a sophisticated hobby over the years, and anyone who enjoys it quickly grows tired of on-screen digital controls. The solution is a mobile gamepad, of which there is no shortage, but they all come with the same design: a clip in which a smartphone or tablet is slid, positioning it above a standard gaming controller. ScreenStick is different, putting physical joysticks on your device's display using suction cups for a more natural feel when holding the device.

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Throw Trucks With Your Mind hands-on (with brain control)

Throw Trucks With Your Mind hands-on (with brain control)

Finally we've gotten the opportunity to toss our enemies through space with only the power of our brain with the game "Throw Trucks With Your Mind." This is a game that's been in the making for a couple of years now, having been fully funded on Kickstarter back in march of 2013. Here in March of 2015 we're playing on a PC at GDC 2015 with a NeuroSky MindWave Mobile - a headset that makes use of your brainwaves to generate control functions for software. Here the headset makes use of this developers game, one where you're in an arena with other Force-sensitive fighters with their own, similar equipment.

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