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Tag: Controller

ConsoleTuner Titan One Controller Adapter: Mix, Match & Mod

ConsoleTuner Titan One Controller Adapter: Mix, Match & Mod
We’ve featured a few specialized hacks and adapters that let you use a different controller on one gaming platform. But ConsoleTuner’s Titan One adapter might be able to fulfill several of your controller needs at once – even the ones you never thought you had.

NES Controller Ring: 8-Bit Band

NES Controller Ring: 8-Bit Band
This NES controller ring is perfect for gamers who want to carry a piece of the classic Nintendo console with them. It has a classic brick background plus the A and B buttons each have tiny natural rubies set into them.

Cyber Gadget Adapter Lets You Use PS3 & PS4 Controllers on Wii & Wii U: QuadShock

Cyber Gadget Adapter Lets You Use PS3 & PS4 Controllers on Wii & Wii U: QuadShock
There are adapters that let you use the PS2’s DualShock 2 controller with the Wii and Wii U. It appears there will be a similar adapter that will connect the PS3, PS4 and other USB controllers to Nintendo’s consoles.

DIY GameCube Controller Adapter for Nintendo 3DS: Super Smash Bros. Bros

DIY GameCube Controller Adapter for Nintendo 3DS: Super Smash Bros. Bros
Earlier this year we featured modder dekuNukem’s custom made Nintendo 3DS peripheral that hatches eggs and finds shiny Pokémon in Pokémon X/Y. His latest hack lets you play on the 3DS using a GameCube controller, a perfect setup for Super Smash Bros.

Video Game Controller Silicone Molds: Six Player Mold ’em Up

Video Game Controller Silicone Molds: Six Player Mold ’em Up
You can play with your cakes and eat them too with ThinkGeek’s Classic Game Controller Silicone Mold. Each mold makes six 2.9″ controllers, a pair each of the NES, Sega Genesis and the PlayStation controllers. I bet the Xbox is blushing ’cause it’s not considered old yet.

At Last: A Nintendo 3DS XL That Looks Like An NES Controller

At Last: A Nintendo 3DS XL That Looks Like An NES Controller
Get ready to hand over even more money to Nintendo. That’s because Nintendo has announced a special edition 3DS XL that looks like a retro NES controller. Nintendo actually doing something right? It’s been a while.

NES30 Bluetooth Gamepad: U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R, B, A… X, Y?

NES30 Bluetooth Gamepad: U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R, B, A… X, Y?
A company called 8Bitdo is selling a gamepad that looks just like the NES controller, except it has additional buttons and can connect to desktop computers and mobile devices via Bluetooth or USB. The NES30 appears to be a reskin of 8Bitdo’s FC30 gamepad, which – you guessed it – looks like the Famicom controller.

PlayStation 3 Controller in Original PS1 Gray: Looks Just Like Grandpa

PlayStation 3 Controller in Original PS1 Gray: Looks Just Like Grandpa
The original PlayStation and its controllers were released before Sony fell in love with white and black hardware. I don’t know why it came in what I like to call obsolete gray, but it did, and that’s the color that reminds many gamers of countless hours spent on gaming Sony’s console.

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller Now Available

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller Now Available
Some games on the PC are best played with the mouse and keyboard. However, some games really need a game controller. Games that have flying or driving in them are best done with a gamepad. If you have an Xbox One game system, drivers have now launched that will let you use your controller on your Windows PC.

ANTVR Cross Platform Kit Wants to be the Only Virtual Reality Kit You Need

ANTVR Cross Platform Kit Wants to be the Only Virtual Reality Kit You Need
The Oculus Rift has seen great success even before it’s officially released. But this long interval before full production has given others the chance to survey the field and catch up. One of the more promising competitors is Beijing ANTVR Technology, whose eponymous virtual reality kit sets itself apart by being compatible not just with Windows computers but with anything that has an HDMI output.

Disabled Man Plays Minecraft with His Eyebrows

Disabled Man Plays Minecraft with His Eyebrows
The man you see here is Alex. He is a gamer who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. That means that he lacks the muscular control and therefore the precision to use standard controllers. Now stop for a second and imagine how frustrating that must be.

DIY Plush USB Game Controller: Hug and Play

DIY Plush USB Game Controller: Hug and Play
We’ve seen all kinds of game controller plushies, but I think this is the first time I’ve seen one that can actually be used to play video games. Adafruit’s Becky Stern built the soft controller using their Flora Arduino-compatible platform and some conductive thread and fabric.

FretPen: It’s a Pen. No, It’s a Tiny Guitar!

FretPen: It’s a Pen. No, It’s a Tiny Guitar!
The FretPen is a pen that doubles as a miniature guitar. Even if you can’t do much with one string and teensy frets, at least you can write and play a neat little tune with it.

PhoneJoy Android Gaming Controller Starts Shipping

PhoneJoy Android Gaming Controller Starts Shipping
Back at the end of 2012, I mentioned a company had created an interesting game controller for Android smartphones and small tablets called the PhoneJoy. The controller turned up on Kickstarter and raised about $70,000 within a few months to come to market.

Steam Controller Touchscreen Replaced with Buttons: Button Diamonds are Forever

Steam Controller Touchscreen Replaced with Buttons: Button Diamonds are Forever
When Valve unveiled its Steam Controller last year, I was quite skeptical about the value of its built-in touchscreen. It turns out many of Valve’s testers had the same opinion. This January, at the 2014 Steam Dev Days conference, the company announced that it was ditching the touchscreen for a more conventional button configuration.

Ben Heck Creates One-Handed PS4 Controller for Disabled

Ben Heck Creates One-Handed PS4 Controller for Disabled
Our favorite modder, Ben Heck, has come up with another cool creation. As he has done numerous times in the past, he has built a special controller to help the disabled to play video games. The modified gaming controller was requested by one of his viewers and as usual, he has delivered.