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Nintendo Switch keyboard accessory docks with Joy-Con controllers

Nintendo Switch keyboard accessory docks with Joy-Con controllers

The idea of using a keyboard with your Nintendo Switch may seem like a silly one, but as the new console gets more titles with in-game chat features, such as the upcoming release of Dragon Quest X, such an accessory can become very useful indeed. Japanese accessory makers are well aware of this and seem to be getting a jump on the situation; third-party peripheral maker Hori recently announced their own Switch-compatible keyboard, and now Cyber Gadget has one too.

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This humongous PS4 controller is thankfully a one-time thing

This humongous PS4 controller is thankfully a one-time thing

Some things are never meant to be and this probably one of them. We've seen our fair share of gaming devices and peripherals magnified a hundred times their size, but almost all of those have been fan-made. This one, however, is as official as it gets. Sony has made a gigantic PS4 controller to celebrate the remaster of Parappa the Rapper, which is celebrating its 20th year. And what better way to make a big party than by having a big controller?

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Nintendo Switch gets Neon Yellow Joy-con, standalone dock

Nintendo Switch gets Neon Yellow Joy-con, standalone dock

Nintendo's recently held Direct live stream was unsurprisingly brimming with new games, or at least dates for those games. That said, there was plenty of room for some hardware surprises too. And, also unsurprisingly, they revolve around the new Nintendo Switch. Splashing a bit more color on the handheld/console hybrid, Nintendo has announced a Neon Yellow Joy-con that will be up for grabs in June. Before that happens, though, Nintendo will be selling limited quantities of its standalone Switch Dock starting next month.

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Elgato’s Stream Deck is a game streamer’s studio controller with LCD buttons

Elgato’s Stream Deck is a game streamer’s studio controller with LCD buttons

Game streaming on platforms like Twitch are increasingly popular, and Elgato is expanding beyond just capturing your play and helping streamers look more professional with a new studio controller. The Elgato Stream Deck promises an end to keyboard shortcuts and juggling different windows to handle precut media, social networking, graphic overlays, and more, with a set of customizable LCD buttons.

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Nintendo Switch Joy-con woes fixed with tiny conductive foam

Nintendo Switch Joy-con woes fixed with tiny conductive foam

The Nintendo Switch might not have gained a perfect score, but reception has mostly been positive. The most glaring problem, perhaps, is the connectivity issue that plagued some Joy-con controllers. Nintendo has so far demonstrated it skills at downplaying the problem but it might silently already have a fix ready, as well as new Joy-con SKUs. And apparently, that fix is nothing but sticking in a small piece of metal-coated foam to reduce interference from outside forces.

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Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new lineup of Xbox One controllers, the ‘Tech Series.’ The first controllers launched under this series will arrive next month bearing the name ‘Recon Tech Special Edition,’ and as that name suggests, the controller has a distinct military style. This new product line arrives ahead of the Project Scorpio console slated to launch this upcoming holiday season, giving Xbox fans the ‘most powerful console ever,’ according to Microsoft.

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Xbox controllers now supported by Steam Controller Configurator

Xbox controllers now supported by Steam Controller Configurator

Valve's own Steam Controller may be one of the most interesting hardware peripherals for PC gaming, but it comes with a steep learning curve. The trade-off to this, however, is that it's deeply customizable, thanks to its software that allows any game's controls to be reassigned and mapped to buttons of a user's preference. A few months ago, Valve began opening up this software and making it compatible with the PS4's DualShock 4 pad, but now it's doing the same for Xbox controllers.

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SCUF Elite custom Xbox Elite Wireless controller debut

SCUF Elite custom Xbox Elite Wireless controller debut

SCUF and Microsoft have teamed up to allow Xbox gamers to order a highly customized Elite controller that suits their style and gaming tastes. Under the new customization program buyers can create custom Xbox Elite wireless controllers via the SCUF Elite Customization Program with controllers starting at $149.95.

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Yuneec Breeze First-Person View Controller lets you be onboard your drone

Yuneec Breeze First-Person View Controller lets you be onboard your drone

The problem for many people who want to fly drones is that they can be a bit hard to pilot when they are coming towards you. Anyone who has ever found one knows the challenges controls making the drone move in the opposite direction pose. Yuneec has a controller that will take that challenge away and lets the pilot see what the drone sees as if they were on-board the drone. The controller is called the Breeze First-Person View Controller.

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Oculus Touch launch game lineup: Fruit Ninja VR, Surgeon Simulator, and more

Oculus Touch launch game lineup: Fruit Ninja VR, Surgeon Simulator, and more

Oculus has detailed the full roster of games that will be available when the Oculus Touch motion controllers launch. The list is comprised of 53 titles in total, all of them made specifically for virtual reality. The games will all be available on December 6 when the controllers arrive, and they cover a range of topics and themes, some of them -- like Surgeon Simulator -- being better suited for VR than regular consoles.

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Google Daydream Controller Teardown : Red Flags

Google Daydream Controller Teardown : Red Flags

Our teardown of the Google Daydream controller shows how simple it is to control the virtual realm. What we expected was something similar to what the HTC Vive presents, in a slightly smaller form. What we've found is an interesting combination of chips, battery, and metal. While the outside might be fully ABS plastic in makeup, the internal structure has one piece of metal right where we did not expect it.

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PS4 DualShock 4 green camo controller arrives in December

PS4 DualShock 4 green camo controller arrives in December

Sony dropped a fun, if not brief, announcement on its PlayStation Twitter account earlier today: there's a new DualShock 4 controller inbound, and it has a traditional green camouflage design. The controller will be available to purchase starting some time next month (an exact date was not provided save for 'late' in December). The model will be available alongside the new upcoming Silver color.

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