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All Xbox One controllers will soon be remappable

Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One Elite controller has a lot of cool benefits, like higher quality build materials, extra trigger switches on the back and replacement thumbsticks and buttons, but perhaps the most exciting feature is that users can remap the gamepad’s functions. The only real downside is that it’s much …

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Microsoft’s Elite controller finally has a release date

Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Elite controller finally has a release date. The new peripheral, which was announced back at E3 and is touted as one of the most customizable controllers currently available, was announced back at E3 and was previously scheduled to launch in September, though that has now been pushed …

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Aerocool prepares new range of controllers

When we caught up with Aerocool’s Vanessa Chen at Computex 2014, the star of the show was the DS200. For 2015, the focus was split between gaming peripherals and system controllers. In this article we focus on the product line that made Aerocool famous in the first place. With almost every …

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New Xbox One controller image leaks

Update: Just a few days ago we got word of a new Xbox One controller, for announcement at E3, likely alongside some new Xbox One bundles for the holiday season this year. While before we only got a small look at an instruction manual image of the controller, we now …

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Microsoft is going to be launching a new Xbox One controller

It looks like Microsoft has a new Xbox One controller planned for launch next month following its E3 press conference. The design is mostly the same, except for one fundamental difference, the controller will finally have a proper headset port, rather than Microsoft’s proprietary connector. Up until now, the Xbox …

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Microsoft not honouring Xbox One controller warranties?

When you buy yourself a controller, especially if it’s an official one, you expect it to have a fair amount of life in it, even if you’re a heavy gamer. However that’s not been the experience of KitGuru reader Michael Allred, who recently contacted Microsoft support to make use of …

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Xbox One controller update reduces connection times

Microsoft is in the process of testing a new Xbox One controller firmware update, which will halve the time it takes for the gamepad to connect to Xbox One consoles. The current controllers currently take around five seconds to sync up with the main console. However, the new update will shrink …

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Steam Machines are dead according to Origin PC CEO

During an interview with GameSpot today at the Consumer Electronics Show Origin PC CEO Kevin Wasielewski revealed his thoughts on the state of Steam Machines and they are not great. He did however have some positive news about Valve’s Steam Controller though, in that it has now been finalized after several iterations and …

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New Steam controller mockup revealed in client update

Valve’s Steam controller has gone through several changes since its reveal last year and it looks like the company hasn’t quite settled on a final design just yet as a brand new mockup was found in the latest Steam beta client update. While the track pads still remain, the left …

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Microsoft release PC drivers for Xbox One controller

Microsoft has been promising to up its PC support recently but many were surprised to find that the Xbox One controller didn’t support the PC on or even near release despite the success of the Xbox 360 controller on the platform. However, Microsoft has now released the PC drivers for …

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Xbox One controllers are compatible with PC

A lot of PC gamers still like to use a controller from time to time and with the Xbox 360 controller being incredibly popular amongst gamers, many were disappointed when a rumour suggested that the Xbox One controller was going to be incompatible with the PC. Fortunately though, the rumours …

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Forget Kinect, here’s a real next-gen motion controller

While the Wii’s controllers and nunchuks might have introduced us to the idea of motion controlled gaming, it’s only in recent years that we’ve really got to a level where it’s beginning to be a useful and practical way of interacting with games. However, that development hasn’t come from Microsoft’s …

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PS4 could be released in August

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PS4 component makers are suggesting the next console from Sony could ship worldwide as early as August, because Sony wants to try and push a huge number of systems by the end of the year – 16 million if it can help it. This all comes from Digitimes sources, who are …

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New PS4 controller has a touchpad

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The new controller for the PS4 has now been unveiled and it incorporates a few new features as well as improving on old ones. The controller latency has been improved and shortened, as well as a strengthening of its rumble abilities. The new additions are a little more exciting however, including a …

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iControlPad Kickstarter is going well

The Kickstarter funding campaign for the second version of the iControlPad, named the same with a simple “2” added to the end, is going very well, chocking up almost a third of its goal money in less than four days. At the time of writing, it sits at $41,623 with …

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How little money is there in games hardware?

We keep a pretty good eye on the way the channel operates. Specifically, looking for the deals that are being offered into stores – against what we know the stores sell the products for to customers (i.e. KitGuru readers). One offer in the trade press got us wondering, so we …

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Apple has not patented a game controller

Apple Controller

While quite a few sites have been reporting that Apple has patented the design for a traditionally PlayStation like video game controller, it looks like that’s not exactly true. In reality, Apple has been investigating turning other devices, like the iPhone and iPad into controllers for systems like Apple TV …

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Working around Sandy Bridge problem

But how safe is it? Intel doesn’t really do ‘Total Recalls’ like this. It’s scary stuff. The company that effectively made the global market for microprocessors is such a galactically huge corporation, with advanced R&D the like of which has never been seen before, that no one ever really expected …

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