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Logitech PowerShell iPhone gamepad hands-on

Logitech PowerShell iPhone gamepad hands-on

The iPhone has already propelled casual gaming into one of the biggest app segments in the industry: now, with iOS 7 and the Logitech PowerShell gamepad, those apps are getting the controller they've been crying out for. Building on the new MFI ("Made For iPhone") controller profile that's part of iOS 7, the $99.99 pad offers a familiar set of controls to clip around an iPhone or iPod touch, as well as a backup battery good for roughly a full charge. We grabbed some hands-on time ahead of the launch; read on for our first impressions.

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PS4 DualShock 4 compatibility testing hands-on: Steam to Android

PS4 DualShock 4 compatibility testing hands-on: Steam to Android

Just weeks before the release of the PlayStation 4 we're taking the time to dive in with the most important piece of equipment outside the console itself: the DualShock 4. This handheld wireless (or wired) device is made by Sony itself, returning to the market to re-claim the throne as the highest-quality controller on the planet. What we're doing this week is testing the device as it functions outside of the PlayStation 4 gaming console itself.

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MOGA Hero Power and MOGA Power Pro controllers for Android hit retail stores

MOGA Hero Power and MOGA Power Pro controllers for Android hit retail stores

MOGA has offered gaming controllers designed for mobile gamers using Android devices for a while now. We reviewed the MOGA Pro controller back in April when it launched. The company has announced new controllers including the MOGA Hero Power and Pro Power. The Hero Power controller is slim and designed to be portable while the Pro Power is a full-size controller featuring MOGA Boost Technology.

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DualShock 4 in stores early: non-PS4 details emerge

DualShock 4 in stores early: non-PS4 details emerge

It would appear that one of the most advanced Bluetooth controllers on the market this year has hit some stores early: this is the PS4 DualShock 4, and it's been spotted at more than one store Up North. According to reports from DualShockers' varied collection of Tweets, at least seven individual customers have been allowed to purchase and take their DualShock 4 controllers home here in October. The actual release date for the PlayStation 4 itself is November 15th or the 29th depending on which side of the sea you live on, all in 2013.

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Xbox One controller to gain PC compatibility next year says Microsoft

Xbox One controller to gain PC compatibility next year says Microsoft

Microsoft has posted a video showing off the new Xbox One controller, detailing the changes that have been made to it and design differences gamers will find over the Xbox 360 controller. In addition to the video detailing the design changes, a spokesperson for the company discussed PC support with the controller to the folks over at Penny Arcade.

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Sony PS4 DualShock 4 controller lightbar cannot be shut off

Sony PS4 DualShock 4 controller lightbar cannot be shut off

The nifty lightbar that sits at the top of the new DualShock 4 controller and provides a nice glow actually can't be turned off, meaning that it stays on for as long as the controller is on. Sony's Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the lightbar can't be turned off in a response to a question about whether it could be disabled or not in order to conserve battery.

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iPhone game controller pad for iOS 7 leaks

iPhone game controller pad for iOS 7 leaks

Apple is adding physical game controller support in iOS7, and the first gamepad hardware for the iPhone has apparently been caught in the wild. The Logitech-made snap-on gadget is "large enough to fit an iPhone 5" Kotaku says, and indeed has a Lightning connector meaning those with older versions of Apple's handset will either have to upgrade or hope Logitech and others tipped to join in the hardware push will release versions with the older 30-pin connector.

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Sony unveils PlayStation 4 specs, Dualshock 4 controller and PlayStation 4 Eye camera

Sony unveils PlayStation 4 specs, Dualshock 4 controller and PlayStation 4 Eye camera

It has been an eventful day for Sony, which just wrapped up its PlayStation 4 event a bit ago. Although it didn't show off the game console, the company has released its specs, along with information about its Dualshock 4 controller and PlayStation 4 Eye camera. Check out a gallery of pics, as well as the specs and other details after the jump.

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Apple working on iOS game controller hardware

Apple working on iOS game controller hardware

Despite Apple's previous stance against physical buttons in favor of its all-touchscreen controls, the company may be coming around to the idea. According to AnandTech, which recently reviewed the new iPad, Apple has an internal project that is working on a physical game controller for its iOS devices.

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SteelSeries teases Ion Bluetooth game controller for smartphones, tablets

SteelSeries teases Ion Bluetooth game controller for smartphones, tablets

Gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries has outed a new device called the SteelSeries Ion Bluetooth controller that's designed to enhance the gaming experience on smartphones and tablets. There are increasingly more console quality games heading to mobile, but the touch controls on handsets and tablets don't provide the same feel of a physical game controller.

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Wii U To Support Only One Controller Per Console At Launch?

Wii U To Support Only One Controller Per Console At Launch?

Just wrapping up now is the E3 2011 gaming conference, which revealed Nintendo's next-generation console and controller called the Wii U. The new game controller with its own display brings a lot of new possibilities in game play. But now there are reports that the Wii U might only support one controller per console at launch.

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Nintendo Wii U Next-Gen Console Official [Video]

Nintendo Wii U Next-Gen Console Official [Video]

Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference has officially unveiled the much anticipated next-generation Wii game console. Nintendo's original Wii revolutionized gameplay and naturally its next offering would draw a lot of attention. What could the company come up with next? Well, its the Wii U and we've already brought you early details on it during our coverage of the press event, but here now is a video of the announcement plus trailer along with the official press release.

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