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Sony finally reveals new PS5 covers with matching DualSense controllers

Sony finally reveals new PS5 covers with matching DualSense controllers

When it was first confirmed that the covers on a PlayStation 5 could be removed (and indeed needed to be removed to clean the console), most of us probably figured that custom PS5 covers were inevitable. While Sony was aggressive in stopping third-parties from selling custom PS5 covers, it didn't reveal covers of its own for the entire first year of PS5's existence. That all changed today, as Sony finally announced a new batch of PS5 covers in a range of colors.

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Can this PlayStation 5 controller really be worth $200?

Can this PlayStation 5 controller really be worth $200?

As it is, game controllers are expensive. Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are all charging a pretty penny for PS5, Xbox Series X, and Switch controllers to start, but beyond those base-level controllers, manufacturers are making even more expensive ones. We've seen Microsoft do that with its $180 Xbox Elite Controller, but now it looks like that expensive gamepad has an alternative on PlayStation 5 in the HexGaming Ultimate Controller - and it costs even more.

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Stadia Controller and Android TV will soon play nicer with each other

Stadia Controller and Android TV will soon play nicer with each other

Stadia has always been an odd duck among Google's myriad products. While it does have ties to the company's expertise in cloud computing and ML-based optimizations to network communications, it was Google's first major foray into the mainstream gaming industry. It also opted to use its Chromecast platform as the launching pad rather than its more mobile Android or even Chrome OS. Android TV support was also almost like an afterthought, but Google seems to be making up for lost time with a stream of new features, including better Stadia Controller support on Android TV.

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As Switch OLED launches, Nintendo talks improved Joy-Con thumbsticks

As Switch OLED launches, Nintendo talks improved Joy-Con thumbsticks

Today is a big day for Nintendo and its fans for more reasons than one. Not only is today release day for Metroid Dread - the first new 2D Metroid game in nearly 20 years - but it's also release day for the Switch OLED. With a new Switch on store shelves today, some are worried about thumbstick drift, a problem reported in Switch Joy-Cons from early on in the console's lifespan. Nintendo suggests that thumbstick construction has been improved just in time for the Switch OLED launch.

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Xbox 20th Anniversary drops continue: Transparent controller, Stereo Headset

Xbox 20th Anniversary drops continue: Transparent controller, Stereo Headset

Today Microsoft revealed two new pieces of gaming equipment that celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original Xbox. Today's launch is just one of a collection of products that'll either be available in giveaways or contests - or appearing as consumer products ready for purchase later this year. Both the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller and the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Stereo Headset will be available for purchase by the public.

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A mysterious new Nintendo Switch controller just appeared

A mysterious new Nintendo Switch controller just appeared

Nintendo, it seems, has something brewing behind the scenes. The company has filed an application with the FCC for a mysterious new device, but unfortunately, there are only some tiny details we can glean from the filing because of a Nintendo request for privacy. Still, the details that are obvious from this filing are more than enough to pique our interest.

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Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma gets wild for Xbox Series X, One, and PC

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma gets wild for Xbox Series X, One, and PC

The Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma was revealed this week in preparation for launch for Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC. This newest version of the original Wolverine works with a new design, a whole bunch of buttons, interchangeable thumbstick caps, and Chroma RGB lights aplenty. This new version of the controller will be made available direct rom Razer, at RazerStores, and at authorized retailers around the world.

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Update your Xbox controllers now, and spread the love

Update your Xbox controllers now, and spread the love

This week Microsoft released firmware updates to Xbox controllers of several sorts. This update affects Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controllers. In this update, users will get features that were only previously available on the newest in new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S controllers.

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SCUF wireless Instinct and Instinct Pro controllers debut for the Xbox Series X/S

SCUF wireless Instinct and Instinct Pro controllers debut for the Xbox Series X/S

SCUF Gaming has launched two new wireless performance controllers for Xbox gamers. The controllers have a patented paddle control system, which is the key feature for gamers. SCUF also promises the controller design will improve the performance of Xbox gamers.

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Is the McDonald’s PS5 controller legit, or just clowning? [UPDATE: Removed!]

Is the McDonald’s PS5 controller legit, or just clowning? [UPDATE: Removed!]

This week an apparent McDonald's Sony PlayStation collaboration surfaced in Australia. This collaboration appears to have resulted in a fancy new McDonalds Australia 50th birthday celebration PlayStation 5 controller. The odd bit about this situation isn't that the controller exists, but that it appears to exist without any promotional support from McDonald's Australia, Sony Australia, or any of the game streamers supposed to be taking part in the release.

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YouTuber fixes Switch Joy-Con drift issues with paper

YouTuber fixes Switch Joy-Con drift issues with paper

Any Nintendo Switch fans who have controllers suffering from the dreaded drift issue know how frustrating the problem is. The Joy-Con drift issue happens when characters on-screen move even when no pressure is applied to the analog joystick. The drift issue can make some games virtually impossible to play.

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Razer iPhone Kishi released with “free” Xbox Game Pass Ultimate trial

Razer iPhone Kishi released with “free” Xbox Game Pass Ultimate trial

There's a new Razer Kishi Universal Gaming Controller for iPhone (Xbox) out in the market this week. Right alongside the launch of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cloud streaming at Xbox (dot com), Razer's teamed up with Microsoft to deliver a controller that's made to work on this platform, top to bottom. Users will plug their iPhone in to this device, open Safari (the web browser), go to the official Xbox website, and log in.

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