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Tag: Controller

Nyko Miniboss for NES Classic Edition Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Wires

Nyko Miniboss for NES Classic Edition Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Wires
I lobbied all summer the year the first Nintendo Entertainment System hit the market to get one for Christmas. I remember the fancy version console with its little robot that moved stuff most of the time selling for about $250, which was a fortune back then.

Sony Pro-Gaming PS4 Controllers Coming

Sony Pro-Gaming PS4 Controllers Coming
Serious PS4 gamers are going to love this news. Sony has been lacking any pro-gaming “elite” controllers for the PS4, but now they are remedying this by licensing two separate companies to make pro-controllers: Razer and Nacon.

Playstation VR Aim Controller: Why Couldn’t It Look Like an NES Zapper?

Playstation VR Aim Controller: Why Couldn’t It Look Like an NES Zapper?
I’m gonna say right off the bat here, that yes, this Playstation VR aim controller is the ugliest peripheral you have ever seen. However, in VR you won’t even have to look at it, since you will be busy with the virtual world you’re playing in.

Xbox Design Lab Lets You Customize Your Controllers

Xbox Design Lab Lets You Customize Your Controllers
I never understood gamers who get want to deck out their controllers in fancy colors. You ask them why and they say they want to stand out from the crowd. Really? While playing games in your home in the dark?

Nintendo Power Glove Controls Drone

Nintendo Power Glove Controls Drone
One of the better video game controller that Mattel tried early on was the Nintendo Power Glove. It was very innovative for its time, but naturally it didn’t always function as well as we would have liked.

Wireless Controller Dongle for NES: Retro Receiver

Wireless Controller Dongle for NES: Retro Receiver
Analogue Interactive is known for its expensive retro consoles, but it’s reaching out to us common folk with its partnership with 8Bitdo. The companies collaborated to create the Retro Receiver, a Bluetooth dongle that lets you use a variety of controllers with the NES and its derivative systems, including Analogue’s Nt.

ColorWare DualShock 4 Ballistic Wrap: Kevlar Awaits

ColorWare DualShock 4 Ballistic Wrap: Kevlar Awaits
Gadget customizer ColorWare already offers custom colors for the Xbox One and PS4 controllers, but it’s also been releasing limited edition graphics for both current gen controllers. Its latest offering is the DualShock 4 Ballistic, an awesome glossy brown fiber graphic inspired by Kevlar.

Steam Controller’s Haptic Motors Used to Play Music: Shake It Off

Steam Controller’s Haptic Motors Used to Play Music: Shake It Off
Like most modern controllers, Valve’s Steam Controller has actuators that generate haptic feedback. But YouTuber pilatomic discovered that you can make its motors sing. In his Steam Community post, pilatomic says he found out how to gain full control of the actuators while looking at how the controller communicated with Steam.

Hyperkin ProCube Wii U Controller Smashes the Need for Wiimotes

Hyperkin ProCube Wii U Controller Smashes the Need for Wiimotes
Despite its unorthodox shape and button layout, the GameCube controller has earned a cult following, especially among Smash Bros. fans. Gaming peripheral makers such as Horii and PDP have released Wii U controllers that mimic the GameCube, but those are wired and need to be plugged into a Wii Remote.

8Bitdo NES-themed Bluetooth Speaker: Select Music, Start Party

8Bitdo NES-themed Bluetooth Speaker: Select Music, Start Party
8Bitdo started out by making Bluetooth controllers that imitated Nintendo’s classic gamepads. It appears to be branching out to other types of gadgets but still with the same gimmick, as you can see with its new Retro Cube Speaker.

Rail Gun Lets You Use Airsoft Guns to Play FPS Games: Gunception

Rail Gun Lets You Use Airsoft Guns to Play FPS Games: Gunception
For whatever reason, there are barely any realistic gun controllers for first-person shooters. A Korean company called Uzbrainnet may have come up with a great alternative with the Rail Gun, a wireless controller designed to be attached to airsoft guns.

Nissan Turns Crossover into a Video Game Controller

Nissan Turns Crossover into a Video Game Controller
You probably read that title and thought, oh Nissan made a car that can control a driving game. That would be a flawed assumption because why use a parked Qashqai crossover to control a driving game when you could use said car to control a soccer video game instead?

SNES Controller External Battery: Super Famicharge

SNES Controller External Battery: Super Famicharge
Last January, we checked out Columbus Circle’s external battery and microSD card reader that looks just like a Famicom controller, down to the clickable buttons. Turns out it’s called a Retcon Battery, meaning Retro Controller Battery.

Game Controller Wallpaper Murals Are Gamer Chic

Game Controller Wallpaper Murals Are Gamer Chic
Growing up, my uncle had a big wall mural in his room that had a little sliver of beach and palm trees on it. I always thought that was really cool, but not really my style.

Ford Le Mans Xbox One Controllers: 24 Hours of Gaming

Ford Le Mans Xbox One Controllers: 24 Hours of Gaming
This weekend, developer Turn 10 Studios unveiled three custom Xbox One controllers, in time with Ford’s announcement that it will compete in the 2016 Le Mans. The company behind the Xbox-exclusive Forza Motorsport games themed each controller after one of Ford’s Le Mans cars from the 60s.

Nintendo Controller Cufflinks: For Formal Gaming

Nintendo Controller Cufflinks: For Formal Gaming
You are going to look amazing wearing these Nintendo Controller Cufflinks. You’ll have a D-pad on one wrist and the A/B buttons on the other. These cufflinks are perfect any any old school Nintendo fan who wants to look great.