controllers

Xbox Design Lab is back: Still with these limits?

Xbox Design Lab is back: Still with these limits?

I've designed a custom Xbox controller before - back when they first released the program into the wild. Now, things are slightly better, but still not as wild and crazy as I'd like them to be. To Microsoft's credit, they're not going full "MySpace design non-limits" with official color options, but they're not restricting users to pre-made combinations of colors, either.

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Xbox Design Lab returns with Xbox Series X|S controllers, new customization options

Xbox Design Lab returns with Xbox Series X|S controllers, new customization options

Today is a pretty big day for Xbox Design Lab. The website, which allows customers to design and buy custom Xbox controllers, is coming back online after going dark around 9 months ago. It's making a pretty big comeback, too, as it now offers the redesigned Xbox Wireless Controller that launched alongside Xbox Series X|S along with several new customization options.

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Turtle Beach reveals VelocityOne Flight in time for Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Xbox debut

Turtle Beach reveals VelocityOne Flight in time for Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Xbox debut

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, flight sticks have been difficult to find for months now. While stock is slowly starting to recover, prices are still on the high side. Turtle Beach may have just revealed the antidote to those hard-to-find flight sticks and high prices, today introducing the VelocityOne Flight.

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OtterBox’s new Xbox controller battery pack prevents interrupted gameplay

OtterBox’s new Xbox controller battery pack prevents interrupted gameplay

OtterBox has a new accessory for the Xbox Wireless Controller that'll help players avoid interrupted gameplay when their batteries run low. Called the OtterBox Power Swap Controller Batteries, this new power pack features quick-release tech so that users can quickly pop the power pack out using one hand and then pop another into the controller in its place.

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PowerA’s modular pro controller promises Xbox Series X gamers an edge

PowerA’s modular pro controller promises Xbox Series X gamers an edge

PowerA is back with a new controller aimed at professional gamers who use the latest Xbox consoles. The newly announced PowerA Fusion Pro 2 is a wired controller designed specifically for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, offering everything from a customizable design to swappable parts, a physical volume dial, a mappable Pro Pack, and more.

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You can now buy PS5’s DualSense controller from an unexpected place

You can now buy PS5’s DualSense controller from an unexpected place

Even though it's still insanely difficult to find a PlayStation 5 pretty much anywhere, today you have another option when it comes to buying the console's DualSense controller. As it turns out, Apple is now selling the controller, which at first blush seems to be a strange retailer for something like the DualSense. There, is of course, good reason for Apple to start carrying the DualSense now, as many of the company's devices support it.

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HTC VIVE Pro 2 detailed with upgrade kit, full-kit prices

HTC VIVE Pro 2 detailed with upgrade kit, full-kit prices

HTC just revealed the HTC VIVE Pro 2, complete with options for upgrades. This new headset will be sold in at least two packages - one with the whole "full-kit" experience, the other with the headset alone. This should allow those users who already own a VIVE Pro (the first one) to avoid paying maximum cash for the parts they already own - and likely still already have installed at home.

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Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless Controllers are eye-catching in all the best ways

Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless Controllers are eye-catching in all the best ways

Throughout the Xbox One generation, Microsoft made a habit of releasing new controllers on a regular basis, and it looks like the company has plans to do the same thing in the Xbox Series X generation. Following the introductions of the Shock Red and Pulse Blue controllers, Microsoft today revealed the Electric Volt and Daystrike Camo controllers. Both controllers, it's safe to say, have designs that are pretty eye-catching.

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Xbox Wireless Controller unresponsiveness getting a fix soon

Xbox Wireless Controller unresponsiveness getting a fix soon

It seems that Microsoft is having some technical difficulties with the latest iteration of its Xbox Wireless Controllers that launched alongside the Xbox Series X|S consoles. Earlier this year, the number of gamers complaining about the controllers randomly losing their connections has risen high enough for the company to take notice. This time, it's randomly unresponsive buttons that are creating a clamor among Xbox gamers. The good news is that Microsoft has promised a fix. The bad news is that no one except Microsoft knows when it's coming.

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KeyMander 2 mobile adapter turns Apple TV, iPhone into gaming console

KeyMander 2 mobile adapter turns Apple TV, iPhone into gaming console

The folks at Kaliber Gaming, part of IOGear, revealed the Kaliber Gaming KeyMander 2 Mobile Keyboard/Mouse Adapter for Mobile Devices to the public today. This is just the latest in a line of "gaming control adapters" sold by the company. This piece of equipment allows you, the gamer, to use a keyboard and mouse on any iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV with Apple Arcade, Apple App Store games, and/or other game streaming services.

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iFixit PS5 DualSense deep dive figures out the thumbstick drift

iFixit PS5 DualSense deep dive figures out the thumbstick drift

PS5 owners and prospective buyers alike have probably found recent reports of thumbstick drift in the DualSense controller alarming. After all, the PlayStation 5 is barely three months old, so the idea that users are already experiencing thumbstick drift is cause for worry. Drift is also something that's becoming increasingly common in modern-day controllers, and now iFixit has set out to find why it's happening in the DualSense controller.

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PlayStation 5 DualSense drift lawsuit filed in court

PlayStation 5 DualSense drift lawsuit filed in court

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Sony DualSense controller owners VS Sony for alleged defectiveness of said controller. This case was effectively sparked by law firm Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith (CSK&D). In the case files viewed by SlashGear, it's suggested that "the DualSense Controller is defective," and that "this defect significantly interferes with gameplay and thus compromises the DualSense Controller's core functionality."

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