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  • Blog Post: Amazon Announces Amazon Fire TV Media Device

    At an event today in New York City, Amazon announced its long anticipated media device. The Amazon Fire TV is a small box featuring a quad-core processor and a dedicated GPU similar to those found in smartphones. The Amazon Fire TV also includes 2 GB of RAM, dual-band WiFi, and comes with its own remote... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Images Of Amazon Bluetooth Controller Appear

    Last year, we reported on Amazon’s plans to develop its own Android-based set-top box for games and media. In that report, we indicated the company was in the process of developing its own controller. Images, obtained from Brazil's FCC-equivalent organization , show a controller with Android... More
  • Blog Post: Console Modder Creates One-Handed PS4 And Xbox One Controllers

    Ben Heck of element14 , who takes requests and creates videos for assorted console modifications, recently created one-handed PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers. The full walkthrough of Heck's PlayStation 4 controller creation will premiere on element14 on Friday, but you can check out a video... More
  • Blog Post: Here’s How To Update Your Xbox One Controller Firmware

    The March Xbox One update is rolling out to all users soon, bringing with it improved social support and Dolby Digital output over digital optical (for surround sound headsets). It also includes an update protocol for controllers , which should improve performance, especially in first-person shooters... More
  • Blog Post: Respawn And Microsoft Are Refining The Xbox One Controller

    Whether you’re planning on getting the limited edition Titanfall controller or will be using one you already have, your experience is about to get an upgrade. Respawn and Microsoft have been working together to improve controller responsiveness. When we were previewing Titanfall recently, we heard... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Steam Controller Gaining Buttons, Losing Touchscreen

    Update : More details have emerged regarding the controller. Apart from the removal of the center touchscreen that debuted with the early iterations of the controller last year, Valve says that it uses AA batteries (including rechargeables), the machines will support 16-players at once, and that Valve... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Special Edition Titanfall Xbox One Controller

    Microsoft has revealed that alongside the launch of Titanfall, a special-edition controller based on the game will be available for purchase. According to Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment lead artist Joel Emslie, the goal behind the controller was, “to create a controller that feels as... More
  • Blog Post: SteelSeries Stratus Mobile Controller Is Small Enough To Swallow

    We don't often cover mobile controllers, but this one is unique enough to grab our attention, and small enough to slide into your back pocket. Using MFi-certified Bluetooth, the SteelSeries Stratus connects to your mobile device and let's you play mobile games with a more traditional control... More
  • Blog Post: Hands On With Valve's Steam Machine Controller

    I remember people laughing when Valve first announced its new controller for the upcoming Steam Machine, but now that I've gotten my hands on the unit, I'm eager to take one home. For decades the two analog stick controller has been a staple of the gaming landscape, but is it really the ideal... More
  • Blog Post: New Accessory Allows Keyboard & Mouse, 360 Controller Use On Xbox One

    CronusMax, a new accessory, will let you use a keyboard and mouse or an Xbox 360 controller with the Xbox One. If you're particularly daring, it will even let you use Sony controllers. According to Eurogamer, the CronusMax opens up the Xbox One to use of the DualShock 3, DualShock 4, Wii Pro Controller... More
  • Blog Post: DualShock 4 Also Works With Mac

    We already knew that Sony's new controller would have "limited functionality" with PCs, now it appears that the Apple crowd will be able to game with the new controller as well. Vine user Chris Gallizzi posted this brief video of himself using a DualShock 4 to play Hotline Miami on his... More
  • Blog Post: Scuf Gaming Is Building A Better Controller With The One You Already Have

    Controller technology has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a pair of Pong paddles. Atari gave us the joystick-and-button, and Nintendo added precision to the mix with a directional pad and second button. Since then, ergonomics and functionality have increased giving us the Xbox 360 controller... More
  • Blog Post: Free Halo: Spartan Assault Operation Hydra Update Adds Xbox 360 Controller Support

    Halo: Spartan Assault is getting a free add-on and update with Operation Hydra, and Xbox 360 controller support is coming with it. The add-on will be available for free on August 29 and it will add five new missions, new achievements, make certain weapons that were only available through micro-transactions... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Closer Look At The Xbox One Controller

    Microsoft is proud of its Xbox One controller, and rightly so. We're fans of the new input device, and Microsoft put together a video and an infographic to showcase all the work that went into its creation. You can check out the video below, where Microsoft's controller designer break down all... More
  • Blog Post: Take An In-Depth Look At The Xbox One Controller's New Features

    In a new video, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb goes in-depth with the Xbox One controller . In the short clip, Hryb is joined by Zulfi Alam, president of the Xbox accessory business, to see what makes the new controller different than the ones we've been using... More
  • Blog Post: New Xbox One Videos Detail The Console's Hardware Accessories

    In these new promotional videos videos from Microsoft, you will see close up shots and details about the Xbox One's controller, headset, and play and charge kit. The videos also reveal small interesting details, like how the play and charge kit has an LED charge status indicator, and the headset... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Controller And Headset Prices Revealed

    Microsoft has posted the prices for some the Xbox One's accessories, including the upcoming console's controller, headset, and charge kit. The official Microsoft Store lists the price for a standalone Xbox One wireless controller at $59.99, just $10 more than what the company charges for a wireless... More
  • Blog Post: Dualshock 4 Light To Remain Always On

    In a tweet to a follower, Shuhei Yoshida revealed that the PlayStation 4 controller's light cannot be turned off – even to save battery. The light sensor is used in conjunction with the PlayStation 4 camera to detect movement. Some developers also plan to use the sensor for game mechanics.... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Reveals More Xbox One Controller Tech

    Some of the features of the Xbox One's new controller are obvious to Xbox 360 users, such as the redesigned d-pad, bolder text treatment on the face buttons, and textured analog sticks. Microsoft has also talked about some of the under-the-hood additions, including new trigger-mounted rumble motors... More
  • Blog Post: Meet The New Xbox One Controller

    The new Xbox One controller looks familiar, yet different. The most notable change is that Microsoft is finally going with a standard plus-style d-pad. The analog sticks now have ridged edges. The face buttons are still colored, but only on the letters themselves. The triggers now include something called... More
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