Game Controller

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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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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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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Power A unveils new line of controllers at E3

Power A unveils new line of controllers at E3

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."

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PDP Tron: Legacy Inspired Controller is Licensed by Microsoft, Costs $50

PDP Tron: Legacy Inspired Controller is Licensed by Microsoft, Costs $50

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.

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