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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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PS5 DualSense thumbstick drift reports are worryingly common

PS5 DualSense thumbstick drift reports are worryingly common

For years now, we've been hearing Nintendo Switch owners register complaints about thumbstick drift on their Joy-Con controllers, and now it seems like PlayStation 5 owners will be joining them. The PlayStation 5 is only a few months old but there are already reports of thumbstick drift making the rounds, suggesting that PS5 buyers could be in for the same frustrations as Switch owners.

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Valve lawsuit loss means this Steam Controller cost $4-million

Valve lawsuit loss means this Steam Controller cost $4-million

The folks at SCUF and Ironburg Inventions sued Valve a few years ago for patent infringement. They claimed that Valve's "Steam Controller" was made without the proper paperwork, working with SCUF to license their patents for back-facing paddle controls. But wait, you might be saying, the Steam Controller isn't the only controller with back-facing paddles, right? You're right!

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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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