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Razer Kishi controller is now available for iPhones

Razer Kishi controller is now available for iPhones

Its Apple's time to shine today, bringing a plethora of new devices and services with one notable absentee. The iPhone 12 is still nowhere to be seen but that isn't exactly a surprise. That does give some accessory makers more time to prepare for the big event but Razer isn't wasting time, at least not for existing iPhones. Three months after it first launched, the gaming company is finally bringing its Kishi universal gaming controller to iPhones, just in time for potential new Apple One subscribers.

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PlayStation 5 leak clues in on pre-orders and new (old) compatibility

PlayStation 5 leak clues in on pre-orders and new (old) compatibility

A bit of HTML code leaked today from Sony official showing a few key details on the near-future of PlayStation. The PlayStation 5 will launch in the holiday season, 2020, and today a few bits of info leaked on pre-orders through the official PlayStation Shop. This leak appeared via the PlayStation Direct Shop, showing references to PlayStation 5 console pre-orders for both the regular and digital-only version of the machine.

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SteelSeries Nimbus+ Apple MFi controller arrives with clickable joysticks

SteelSeries Nimbus+ Apple MFi controller arrives with clickable joysticks

SteelSeries has announced an updated version of the Nimbus controller for iOS devices that it launched in 2015. The new Nimbus Plus ("Nimbus+") model builds upon the original, adding new features like clickable joysticks, which will make the controller more useful for playing a number of games like Fortnite on iPad. The model is being sold by Apple initially and will arrive through SteelSeries soon.

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This Sony proto VR controller gets smarter as you use it

This Sony proto VR controller gets smarter as you use it

A video shared by Sony Interactive Entertainment shows a prototype controller that tracks the entire human hand. This controller was the subject of research done on overcoming the limits presented by gesture control systems and traditional controllers. With this new system, users would be able to utilize their hands and fingers without breaking the illusion that all of their digits are, indeed, being tracked in real time.

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Razer CES 2020 lineup includes 5G routers, racing simulators

Razer CES 2020 lineup includes 5G routers, racing simulators

Razer typically shows up to trade shows with a bunch of announcements to make, and it turns out CES 2020 was no different in that regard. Razer made a handful of announcements about upcoming products and concepts during the show today. The products it revealed include a new controller for mobile gaming, a compact desktop, and a new 5G router.

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Razer Kishi mobile controllers prepare for a cloud gaming future

Razer Kishi mobile controllers prepare for a cloud gaming future

With services like Google Stadia, GeForce NOW, and Project xCloud comes the promise of playing console or PC-quality games on a variety of devices that wouldn't normally be able to run them, particularly mobile devices. While there are a number of gamepads out there that are compatible with phones thanks to Bluetooth, there aren't a ton that are made specifically for mobile. Enter the Razer Kishi, which will come in configurations for iPhone and Android and turns your phone into something resembling a Nintendo Switch.

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PlayStation Controller patents are both innovative and ridiculous

PlayStation Controller patents are both innovative and ridiculous

The PlayStation 5 is coming really soon and yet there's still some uncertainty as to what it would look like. The "V" shaped console that was revealed in a patent and a subsequent photo may be interesting but there's also a slim chance that this PS5 was only meant to be seen and used by developers. It isn't just the console itself that is shrouded in mystery but the DUALSHOCK5 controllers as well. While rumors claim that the PS5 controller won't differ that much from its predecessor, at least two patents from Sony show how the company had ideas that could make the input device a lot more interesting.

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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 adds Bluetooth, built-in battery

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 adds Bluetooth, built-in battery

How many ways can you improve a gamepad? Apparently, quite a lot. Microsoft has just made available the shiny new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and while there are quite a few upgrades that are noteworthy, not one stands out in isolation of the others. Instead, the new controller is being defined by a host of small improvements that together try to level up the console gaming experience by delivering comfort and personalization to a part of gaming that's almost too easy to take for granted.

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Now the Apple Store will sell you an Xbox controller: Here’s why

Now the Apple Store will sell you an Xbox controller: Here’s why

Apple just revealed an Xbox One wireless controller in their online Apple Store - but why? Because just so long as you've got the latest version of iOS, iPad OS, or Apple TV, you can play games wirelessly with the Xbox One controller. This comes just after the launch of Apple Arcade, the brand's first game subscription service for multiple platforms.

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Android gaming gets a boost with Honor GamePad, Xbox USB controller support

Android gaming gets a boost with Honor GamePad, Xbox USB controller support

Before game streaming services like Google Stadia and Microsoft Project xCloud stole the spotlight, mobile gaming was the big thing in the tech industry, where anyone and everyone tries to make a big or at least quick buck from anyone will to pay for IAPs. Despite the proliferation of titles, mobile gaming, unlike their desktop or console counterparts, mobile gaming hasn't been big on accessories, especially controllers. That situation may be improving soon with Honor's launch of its own GamePad and upcoming support for Xbox's latest Elite controller.

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8BitDo SN30 Pro+ controller is super customizable

8BitDo SN30 Pro+ controller is super customizable

8BitDo is back with another controller today, but this one is a little different from the ones we've seen before. The SN30 Pro+ is arriving soon to fill that gamepad-sized hole in your device lineup, and it'll be launching alongside new software that allows you to customize pretty much every aspect of its functionality.

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Google Stadia controller now available for pre-order on its own

Google Stadia controller now available for pre-order on its own

Google's launch of Stadia was a big deal for the game streaming market. It put the focus back on the nascent technology and, in a way, confirmed that it was the direction that the big companies wanted to take gamers towards. But when Google launched the Stadia Founder's Edition, it decided that you could only get the Stadia controller once and only during that order. It has made a U-turn and now lets you order a controller separately but with on major word of warning.

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