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Tag: Joystick

Apollo 15 Lunar Lander Joystick for Sale

Apollo 15 Lunar Lander Joystick for Sale
Long before we were using our joysticks to play Space Invaders and Galaga, they were using joysticks in the space program. In 1971, Apollo 15 became the fourth manned mission to land on the moon. Mission commander Dave Scott had to manually guide the Falcon lunar landing module back on course after it veered away from the intended landing site.

Titanfall Gets Limited-Edition Xbox One Controller

Titanfall Gets Limited-Edition Xbox One Controller
If there’s one game I’m really excited about that’s coming soon to the Xbox One, it’s Titanfall. I feel like it’s been way too long since I played a good game with mech battles, so I can’t wait to play it when it hits this March.

PlayStation 4 Controller Works with PS3 Console: Shared Buttons

PlayStation 4 Controller Works with PS3 Console: Shared Buttons
Good news for the PlayStation nation. It seems like the Dualshock 4 controller designed for the PlayStation 4 works with the PlayStation 3 console too. YouTuber Udetto, who writes for German gaming site Computer Bild Spiele, discovered the backwards compatibility while fiddling with a debug version of the PlayStation 4.

Valve Demos Steam Controller: Jack of All Games

Valve Demos Steam Controller: Jack of All Games
Yesterday Valve released a video showing a prototype of the Steam Controller – which is designed to be used with the company’s upcoming Steam Machines – being used to play a handful of games. The demo focused on the controller’s “legacy mode”, in which the controller emulates a mouse and a keyboard, letting you map keys and cursor movement to the controller’s buttons, triggers and trackpads.

Game Controller Cookies: Press A to eAt

Game Controller Cookies: Press A to eAt
I’ve really been trying to avoid carbs lately, but I keep falling off the wagon. Now that I’ve seen these cookies shaped like game controllers, I’m really screwed. I’m not only off the wagon, but under its wheels for these sugary treats.

Joystick Shift Lever: Now Change the Steering Wheel to a Keyboard

Joystick Shift Lever: Now Change the Steering Wheel to a Keyboard
Geek Greek was “looking for a fun mod” for his car. He turned to his love for flight simulators and ditched his car’s boring gear stick and replaced it with an old PC joystick. Now all that’s left is to turn his car into an airplane.

Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for the Xbox 360 Requires No Quarters to Play

Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for the Xbox 360 Requires No Quarters to Play
As a child of the 80s, I spent plenty of time in the arcade playing video games and continued that practice as long as there were arcades in the mall. One of the things that used to irritate me more than anything was when my favorite fighting game had a damaged joystick.

Xbox 360 Controller Wedding Band: At Least It’s Not a Red Ring

Xbox 360 Controller Wedding Band: At Least It’s Not a Red Ring
When I got married, most wedding rings were pretty ordinary. Sure, they might have some extra diamonds here and there, or some sort of ornate engraving, but thanks to the wide-world of online customization, we have so many more choices these days.

Game Controller Bracelet Puts Your Wrist in Control of 9 Tiny Consoles

Game Controller Bracelet Puts Your Wrist in Control of 9 Tiny Consoles
If you’re a gamer and want to express your fanaticism without resorting something as obvious as a Space Invaders sweater or Game Boy tube dress, here’s something a little more subtle. These nifty laser-cut bracelets feature tiny versions of some of gaming’s greatest controllers.

Retro Space Arcade Cabinets: Beautifully Retro, Crazy Expensive

Retro Space Arcade Cabinets: Beautifully Retro, Crazy Expensive
I know it’s a total luxury item that I have no business spending my hard-earned money on, but I’ve always wanted an arcade cabinet that I could load up with MAME and all of my favorite arcade games.

Xim Edge Pairs PC Keyboards & Mice with the Xbox 360 & PS3

Xim Edge Pairs PC Keyboards & Mice with the Xbox 360 & PS3
The Xim Edge is an adapter that lets console gamers borrow one of the strengths of the PC master race, letting you connect keyboards, mice, joysticks or other USB-based input peripherals to an Xbox 360 or a PS3.

PhoneJoy Play Controller Makes Your Mobile Device a Game Console

PhoneJoy Play Controller Makes Your Mobile Device a Game Console
Mobile gaming is big business today with a huge number of apps and games available for all manner of portable devices and computers. More and more people are turning away from traditional portable game consoles and meeting their mobile gaming needs using a smartphone or tablet.

ThinkGeek 8-bitty Mobile Gaming Controller Finally Ships

ThinkGeek 8-bitty Mobile Gaming Controller Finally Ships
The first time we talked about the 8-bitty controller for your mobile gaming device was back in February. Yeah, we never thought it would ship either. If you’ve been waiting for that little old school Nintendo-style controller to finally ship, today is the day.

Atari 2600 Joystick Earrings are a Joy to Wear

Atari 2600 Joystick Earrings are a Joy to Wear
Gamer girls with a taste for retro consoles will get a tiny thrill from these handmade earrings, done up to look like miniature Atari 2600 joysticks. I always loved the firm, digital feeling of the old 2600 joystick – it worked great for arcade style games.

Arcadie Adds Arcade Joystick to iPhone and iPod Touch on the Cheap

Arcadie Adds Arcade Joystick to iPhone and iPod Touch on the Cheap
There are already a couple of add-ons on the market or in the works to equip your iOS gadgets with a joystick. I actually have one of the original iCade units for my iPad and it’s pretty cool.

Analog Joystick for Mobile Devices Spares Touchscreen, Covers Cameras Instead

Analog Joystick for Mobile Devices Spares Touchscreen, Covers Cameras Instead
We have seen a handful of attempts to add analog control to touchscreen devices, but these solutions are either bulky or take up a significant amount of the screen. Precise control is nothing if you can’t see what you’re controlling.