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New Nintendo Switch controller reveal: Mystery clues matching up

New Nintendo Switch controller reveal: Mystery clues matching up

Last week, we told you about a mysterious Nintendo filing with the FCC. The filing was almost entirely devoid of details thanks to a confidentiality request Nintendo filed along with it, but the listing did reveal that the device in question is a new game controller. Now, we know when the confidentiality request will be lifted on that controller, which tells us when it's likely to be revealed.

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Halo Infinite custom Xbox Series X and controller revealed

Halo Infinite custom Xbox Series X and controller revealed

Microsoft today dropped a bomb at Gamescom 2021's Opening Night Live event by announcing Halo Infinite's release date, but as it turns out, that wasn't the only major announcement the company had up its sleeve. Microsoft also confirmed that the Xbox Series X will be getting a limited edition makeover to celebrate Halo's 20th anniversary. For those who don't want to spend quite so much but still want to commemorate the occasion, there will also be a limited edition Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller.

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Steam is stepping up its controller support game for developers

Steam is stepping up its controller support game for developers

Once upon a time, Steam envisioned homes with a Steam Machine gaming box in their living rooms. The idea of playing PC games on such a large screen and on the comfort of your couch would have gone well if not for the fact that most PC games are designed with keyboard and mouse in mind. That may no longer be true today, with a variety of games across genres advertising support for game controllers. With Steam's latest dashboard feature, the PC gaming market's biggest distributor is telling developers to start caring about controller support.

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Xbox Series X controller Razer Wolverine V2 vs TE vs Ultimate

Xbox Series X controller Razer Wolverine V2 vs TE vs Ultimate

A new version of the Razer Xbox controller was revealed today for Xbox Series X and S. Razer Wolverine V2 is one of three Razer Wolverine controllers available from Razer right now, the lot of which work with Xbox Series X and S. Razer Wolverine V2 is the least expensive of the three, with the Tournament Edition adding on another $20, and the Ultimate adding another $30 on top of that.

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PlayStation 5 DualSense teardown shows off new controller tech

PlayStation 5 DualSense teardown shows off new controller tech

We've already seen an official teardown of the PlayStation 5, and today, it's time to take a look inside the console's new DualSense controller. Generally speaking, controllers are something of known quantity - we wouldn't necessarily expect the inside of an Xbox Series X controller to look a whole lot different from an Xbox One controller, for instance. However, the DualSense controller has some new tech inside it, which makes a teardown well worth it.

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Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 owners just got a nice warranty surprise

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 owners just got a nice warranty surprise

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 owners received a nice surprise today, as Microsoft announced that it's extending the warranty on the controller. This move comes amid user reports of drifting joysticks and as Microsoft faces a class action lawsuit for these issues. If you own an Xbox Elite Controller Series 2, your warranty has just gone from 90 days to a full year, which is a huge increase.

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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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