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DualShock 4 in stores early: non-PS4 details emerge

DualShock 4 in stores early: non-PS4 details emerge

It would appear that one of the most advanced Bluetooth controllers on the market this year has hit some stores early: this is the PS4 DualShock 4, and it's been spotted at more than one store Up North. According to reports from DualShockers' varied collection of Tweets, at least seven individual customers have been allowed to purchase and take their DualShock 4 controllers home here in October. The actual release date for the PlayStation 4 itself is November 15th or the 29th depending on which side of the sea you live on, all in 2013.

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Xbox One controller to gain PC compatibility next year says Microsoft

Xbox One controller to gain PC compatibility next year says Microsoft

Microsoft has posted a video showing off the new Xbox One controller, detailing the changes that have been made to it and design differences gamers will find over the Xbox 360 controller. In addition to the video detailing the design changes, a spokesperson for the company discussed PC support with the controller to the folks over at Penny Arcade.

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Sony PS4 DualShock 4 controller lightbar cannot be shut off

Sony PS4 DualShock 4 controller lightbar cannot be shut off

The nifty lightbar that sits at the top of the new DualShock 4 controller and provides a nice glow actually can't be turned off, meaning that it stays on for as long as the controller is on. Sony's Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the lightbar can't be turned off in a response to a question about whether it could be disabled or not in order to conserve battery.

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iPhone game controller pad for iOS 7 leaks

iPhone game controller pad for iOS 7 leaks

Apple is adding physical game controller support in iOS7, and the first gamepad hardware for the iPhone has apparently been caught in the wild. The Logitech-made snap-on gadget is "large enough to fit an iPhone 5" Kotaku says, and indeed has a Lightning connector meaning those with older versions of Apple's handset will either have to upgrade or hope Logitech and others tipped to join in the hardware push will release versions with the older 30-pin connector.

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Sony unveils PlayStation 4 specs, Dualshock 4 controller and PlayStation 4 Eye camera

Sony unveils PlayStation 4 specs, Dualshock 4 controller and PlayStation 4 Eye camera

It has been an eventful day for Sony, which just wrapped up its PlayStation 4 event a bit ago. Although it didn't show off the game console, the company has released its specs, along with information about its Dualshock 4 controller and PlayStation 4 Eye camera. Check out a gallery of pics, as well as the specs and other details after the jump.

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Apple working on iOS game controller hardware

Apple working on iOS game controller hardware

Despite Apple's previous stance against physical buttons in favor of its all-touchscreen controls, the company may be coming around to the idea. According to AnandTech, which recently reviewed the new iPad, Apple has an internal project that is working on a physical game controller for its iOS devices.

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SteelSeries teases Ion Bluetooth game controller for smartphones, tablets

SteelSeries teases Ion Bluetooth game controller for smartphones, tablets

Gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries has outed a new device called the SteelSeries Ion Bluetooth controller that's designed to enhance the gaming experience on smartphones and tablets. There are increasingly more console quality games heading to mobile, but the touch controls on handsets and tablets don't provide the same feel of a physical game controller.

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Wii U To Support Only One Controller Per Console At Launch?

Wii U To Support Only One Controller Per Console At Launch?

Just wrapping up now is the E3 2011 gaming conference, which revealed Nintendo's next-generation console and controller called the Wii U. The new game controller with its own display brings a lot of new possibilities in game play. But now there are reports that the Wii U might only support one controller per console at launch.

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Nintendo Wii U Next-Gen Console Official [Video]

Nintendo Wii U Next-Gen Console Official [Video]

Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference has officially unveiled the much anticipated next-generation Wii game console. Nintendo's original Wii revolutionized gameplay and naturally its next offering would draw a lot of attention. What could the company come up with next? Well, its the Wii U and we've already brought you early details on it during our coverage of the press event, but here now is a video of the announcement plus trailer along with the official press release.

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Power A unveils new line of controllers at E3

Power A unveils new line of controllers at E3

Each year when E3 rolls around the software and games offered tends to grab lots of the headlines from the show. There is also a bunch of hardware and peripherals that are unveiled at E3. Power A has announced a new line of controllers at E3 with models for the PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii. "Our 2011 lineup at E3 is our best ever," said John Moore, vice president of product development and marketing, POWER A. "Coupled with a deep lineup of licensed Nintendo, LEGO, Pokémon, PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 video game accessories, this year's new Air Flo, Batarang and mini controllers offer something for every gamer to enjoy."

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Idiot arrested after trying to rob store with a game controller

Idiot arrested after trying to rob store with a game controller

Some people are just plain dumb. A man was arrested for trying to rob a small store using a Sony game controller. The man is 20-year-old Cameron Pittman and he is now facing charges of strong-arm robbery and violation of probation.

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PDP Tron: Legacy Inspired Controller is Licensed by Microsoft, Costs $50

PDP Tron: Legacy Inspired Controller is Licensed by Microsoft, Costs $50

The TRON: Legacy-themed accessories aren't going to stop showing up just because the movie is now available to watch in theaters. But, when they look as good as this new design from PDP, we can't really say that we're disappointed in that fact. Of course, this isn't the first controller with the TRON theme we've seen heading to the Xbox 360, but it is the first one we've seen that's actually licensed by Microsoft. It's up to you to decide whether or not that has anything to do with the fact that this controller looks so nice.

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