Nintendo Patent May Show NX’s Removable Controllers

This image here, taken from a patent filed by Nintendo with the US authorities, appears to confirm the Nintendo NX removable controller rumour we've heard previously, with the paperwork showing a handheld device with, yes, a controller coming away from it. Read More >>

Oculus Doesn’t Know How to Build a VR Game Controller Yet

Some of the biggest brains behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset have been on stage chatting about the future of VR, and they've got some bittersweet news. They just don't see any way to build a proper controller for virtual reality yet. Read More >>

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Smell-o-Vision, Screens and Speakers Among Rejected Xbox One Controller Technologies

Microsoft's Xbox One controller may have had the ability to generate the smell of burning rubber and spent bullet casings, had it not been for worries about other family members complaining about gamers stinking up the lounge even more than usual. Read More >>

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Microsoft Men Enthuse About Xbox One’s Controller for Seven Action-Packed Minutes

Microsoft's willing house servant Major Nelson has recorded a comprehensive video about the Xbox One's controller, joining Xbox general manager Zulfi Alam for an informal marketing presentation chat all about the new console's pad. Read More >>

Sony’s DualShock 4 Sensor Light Bar Can’t be Turned Off

The little backside sensor on the PS4's new controller that hooks it into Sony's PlayStation Eye camera can't be turned off. So that's one more slightly annoying light source you'll have to worry about reflecting on the screen or bury under a cushion when firing up a film. Read More >>

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The Xbox One Requiring Kinect Is a Great Thing for Controllers

Gamers who think their core is hard have always thought of Kinect as just some gimmick Wii-successor that they'd never use, because true gamers use analogue sticks or fight pads or morse code or something. And maybe the first Kinect was like that. The Kinect 2 on Xbox One? Completely different. It's truly an extension of the controller without the constraints of a controller. Read More >>

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Xbox One Controller is Wired, Wireless, Never Turns Off and Kinect Can See it

As well as clarifying its next-generation software systems and always-on requirement, Microsoft's also taken time to give us a more thorough look at its Xbox One controller. There's only one version, and you can ditch the batteries completely if you can find a USB cable long enough to plug it in with. Read More >>

Rumour: Xbox 720 “Aligned” With PS4, Controller Almost Entirely Unchanged

Developers close to Microsoft have claimed the next-gen console's hardware is currently being tweaked, as hardware boffins work to "align" the new home machine with the power offered by Sony's recently revealed PlayStation4. Read More >>

Samsung Hints at 6.3″ Future Phone, Probably the Galaxy Note III

Samsung's new listing for its Bluetooth Game Pad has one very interesting tech spec, with the controller claiming to be compatible with phones containing displays of up to 6.3 inches. That's a rather specific size, leading some to postulate that's how large the forthcoming Galaxy Note III's screen might be. Read More >>

Samsung Preparing Docking Bluetooth Game Pad for Galaxy Range

While we didn't see anything particular thrilling or innovative in Samsung's safe Galaxy S4 launch last night, it did have an interesting piece of hardware to show off backstage -- an official Samsung wireless game controller. So Samsung can crush Ouya, Game Stick and the rest of them in an instant. Read More >>

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Is This the Real PS4 Controller?

This is apparently a photo of a real PS4 controller prototype hooked up to a developer unit. The snap, which seemingly appeared on Destructoid, looks convincing, and matches up with previous leaks, but is it the real deal? Read More >>

PS4 Controller “More or Less” the Same, but with Front Touchpad

Development sources who claim to be holding Sony's next-generation PlayStation4 controller in their hands right now say it does indeed come with the rumoured front touchpad that's been mooted for quite some time. Read More >>

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This Is Probably the Best Looking Keyboard/Gamepad You’ll Ever See For the iPhone 5

Magnets? Check. 2mm thin? Check. Keyboard and gaming controller? Check. Bluetooth, with '40 hours' battery life? Yep, this thing sounds awesome. Meet the Ex-Hybrid controller from China -- lord knows if it's actually any good or not, but it certainly looks slick. Read More >>

MOGA Controller Review: Android Gaming Just Got Way Better

Games on Android have gotten really, really good. With phones regularly packing in 1.5GHz quad-core processors and 2GB of RAM, the games are fast approaching console-quality. The one thing holding them back? Touchscreen controls aren't nearly as good as a handheld controller. The MOGA Mobile Gaming System aims to kill that. With a head-shot. Read More >>