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.
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.
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.
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.
Each year when E3 rolls around the software and games offered tends to grab lots of the headlines from the show. There is also a bunch of hardware and peripherals that are unveiled at E3. Power A has announced a new line of controllers at E3 with models for the PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii. "Our 2011 lineup at E3 is our best ever," said John Moore, vice president of product development and marketing, POWER A. "Coupled with a deep lineup of licensed Nintendo, LEGO, Pokémon, PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 video game accessories, this year's new Air Flo, Batarang and mini controllers offer something for every gamer to enjoy."
Some people are just plain dumb. A man was arrested for trying to rob a small store using a Sony game controller. The man is 20-year-old Cameron Pittman and he is now facing charges of strong-arm robbery and violation of probation.
The TRON: Legacy-themed accessories aren't going to stop showing up just because the movie is now available to watch in theaters. But, when they look as good as this new design from PDP, we can't really say that we're disappointed in that fact. Of course, this isn't the first controller with the TRON theme we've seen heading to the Xbox 360, but it is the first one we've seen that's actually licensed by Microsoft. It's up to you to decide whether or not that has anything to do with the fact that this controller looks so nice.
A new controller accessory has surfaced for gamers on the Xbox 360 that is aimed directly at gamers who play FPS titles. The controller is called the Avenger by N-Control and the thing looks like a gamepad for the Xbox 360 that was assimilated by the Borg.
We had already heard that the next peripheral for Nintendo's Wii, the Wii Remote Plus, would be landing in Japan on November 11th, but it looks like Nintendo has plans to launch the controller in Europe first. The company has just announced that the remote will be launched in Europe almost a full week ahead of the launch in Japan, but it doesn't look like Nintendo's including any kind of console bundle with this launch.
There's plenty of video game controllers shaped like a gun, which are all designed to help the player experience their favorite First Person Shooter (FPS) title in a whole new way. With Activision's Top Shot Elite Controller, which recently passed through the FCC, they're making sure that you have plenty of options console wise to pick up the accessory.