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OtterBox prepares Xbox controller for battle (and remote streaming)

OtterBox prepares Xbox controller for battle (and remote streaming)

This week OtterBox tricked out the Xbox Wireless Controller experience. If you've got a new Xbox Wireless Controller, OtterBox has for you an Easy Grip Controller Shell, a Mobile Gaming Clip, a Gaming Carry Case, an Easy Grip Gaming Case, and a Gaming Glass Privacy Guard for your associated phone. This full package is made for the Xbox gamer that also plays remotely via their smartphone, in style and with protection.

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The newest Xbox Series X controller is extremely red

The newest Xbox Series X controller is extremely red

With the Xbox Series X|S came a new Xbox Wireless Controller, and given that it's only a couple of months old, it doesn't have anywhere near the number of color or design options that the Xbox One controller has. Undoubtedly, Microsoft will be releasing new Xbox Wireless Controller variants over time, and today, one of the first was revealed. Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Wireless Controller will soon be available in Pulse Red.

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Latest Steam beta expands Xbox controller support in a big way

Latest Steam beta expands Xbox controller support in a big way

When it comes to using a controller on PC, there's no doubt that a lot of people use Xbox controllers of some persuasion. After all, since Xbox and Windows are made by the same company, Xbox controllers have plug-and-play functionality in Windows 10, making them particularly easy to use for PC games. If you use an Xbox controller on PC, here's some good news: Steam has rolled out a new beta that greatly expands support for your controller of choice.

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Xbox Series X controller disconnection fix promised to come soon

Xbox Series X controller disconnection fix promised to come soon

Getting your hands on the new-gen consoles has almost been like an epic quest for some players. The last thing they need is to find out that an important part of that new console experience turns out to be broken, even if just for them and a few others. Unfortunately, that is exactly what a good number of owners of the Xbox Series X have been complaining about after they discover their wireless controllers suddenly disconnecting without reason. Microsoft has now committed to fixing it but you'll have to wait for that day to come.

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PS2-themed PS5 – Better than the real thing?

PS2-themed PS5 – Better than the real thing?

The industrial design of the Sony PlayStation 5 is bold. The base hardware for the past few generations of Xbox and PlayStation have been relatively tame - in their base configuration, anyway. With the PlayStation 5, Sony decided to take a more daring approach, with an extreme bit of industrial design AND a color scheme that made sure every curve was highly apparent. Today a concept redesign of this console delivered an alternate reality - one in all-black.

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Mandalorian Xbox controllers verify Boba Fett chain code

Mandalorian Xbox controllers verify Boba Fett chain code

Two controllers appear in a single special Star Wars box. Both controllers per Xbox Principal Designer Elliott Hsu, the custom controllers "feature sketches of the now iconic Child wielding the Force and the steely Mandalorian's Beskar armored profile." These controllers are not going to be available for sale to the public - or at least they don't appear to be planning on selling them individually yet.

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iPad and iPhone Xbox Series X controller support promised in future update

iPad and iPhone Xbox Series X controller support promised in future update

The latest and greatest iPhone and iPad models are capable of high-end mobile gameplay, but you probably don't want to limit yourself to touchscreen controls. A number of third-party Bluetooth controllers with iOS and iPadOS support are available, but if you already own a gaming console, there's a good chance you can use the console's controller with Apple mobile devices. The Xbox Series X and Series S are currently an exception.

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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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PS5 DualSense Controller iFixit teardown sends mixed messages

PS5 DualSense Controller iFixit teardown sends mixed messages

Some might take for granted how sophisticated a game controller can be, especially when compared to a more complicated console it's paired with. Given how much more wear and tear it faces, however, it's even more crucial for these essential gaming accessories to be more modular and repairable. The DualSense controllers for the PlayStation 5 are definitely not your run of the mill gamepad and iFixit's teardown proves just how more complicated it has become in some ways while still being repairable in others.

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Nintendo announces long overdue price cut for single Switch Joy-Cons

Nintendo announces long overdue price cut for single Switch Joy-Cons

If there's one truth all Nintendo Switch fans know, it's that controllers for the console are expensive. A new pair of Joy-Cons will run you $79.99, which is the same price we normally see the Pro Controller at (though both the Joy-Cons and Pro Controller does frequently go on sale). For single Joy-Cons, the pricing is even more egregious, as they typically run $49.99 apiece.

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This hidden Xbox Series X feature is user-friendly genius

This hidden Xbox Series X feature is user-friendly genius

Another secret weapon of sorts appeared for the Xbox Series X this week. The device and its closest relative, Xbox Series S, both work with an IR receiver hidden in the industrial design of the front of the case. Because this receiver is included, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S console units both have the ability to work with Xbox One Media Remotes.

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This new PlayStation 5 controller reveal confirms a button surprise

This new PlayStation 5 controller reveal confirms a button surprise

The PlayStation 5 is nearly here, and when it arrives, Japanese players are going to have to contend with a change that seems simple on the surface but could be massive in reality. Apparently, Sony is changing the function of some of the PlayStation 5's controller buttons in Japan, swapping the functionality of the "X" and "O" buttons. That, as you might imagine, is going to be frustrating for Japanese players who are already used to the current functionality of the DualShock 4 and the controllers that came before it.

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