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  • Puyocon: Ball-shaped, squeezable input interface (videos)

    Puyocon: Ball-shaped, squeezable input interface (videos)

    The Puyocon wants to be for PCs what the Wiimote became for game consoles: An alternative input interface that doesn't require pressing buttons but arm movements from users in order to control what's going on on the screen. The small device is the brainchild of the so-called Entertainment Computing Laboratory [JP] at Japan's Tsukuba University. The Puyocon is a ball-shaped, soft and wireless… Read More

  • T-Freestyle NW snowboarding controller coming to Wii

    T-Freestyle NW snowboarding controller coming to Wii

    So you live in Kansas, and you want to learn how to snowboard before that big trip to the mountains. What do you do? Well, you can always wait to get up the hill to buy some lessons, or you can pick up a Thrustmaster T-Freestyle NW controller, and you'll be carving down a half-pipe in no time. Read More

  • Old-timey grenade-shaped Atari controller brings us back

    Old-timey grenade-shaped Atari controller brings us back

    If the action couldn't happen on screen then it surely could happen off screen. This odd, made-in-Denmark controller was called the Terminator and was shaped like a very realistic grenade - complete with pin. I remember the old style "stick" controllers with the triangular head so I guess this is similar. You'd hold this in your hand and move the top with your thumb. Sadly you'd also probably… Read More

  • Akai unleashes the APC40 for Ableton Live

    Akai unleashes the APC40 for Ableton Live

    It's hard to find good controllers for Ableton Live. The APC40 from Akai Pro could change that. The controller talks to Live and vice versa so you get feedback on the led rings around the knobs. That allows you to see the state of each function that is controlled. That is way too cool because setting up a midi controller with Live usually makes me have a heart attack. Read More

  • Improved XBOX 360 controller coming

    Improved XBOX 360 controller coming

    The gaming news keeps on rolling with word of an improved XBOX 360 controller. It seems the boys over at Microsoft have outfitted a larger rocker underneath the d-pad, thus improving control. The new controller looks the same as the current model so don’t expect anything from that department as the change is inside. Time will tell if many gamers will ditch their current controllers though… Read More

  • Upcoming two-part controller from Sony sounds nothing like wiimote

    Upcoming two-part controller from Sony sounds nothing like wiimote

    Sure, motion detection is in the future for games on all platforms. It was expected after the success of the Wii that there would be belated follow-ups by Microsoft and Sony (we won’t count the Sixaxis). Of course, they will say how they’ve been thinking of it all along, and their approach is totally unique. I wonder if Sony is even going to try the usual lines when it comes out with a… Read More

  • Shady 360 controller mod enables programmable actions

    Shady 360 controller mod enables programmable actions

    Macros and scripts have been a part of gaming since Doom, at the very latest Quake (probably waaay earlier, I’m pretty ignorant), when the console and "bind" commands made their debut. For the best examples of scripts, see the insane game wizards at Quake Done Quick. Now imagine those types of lightning-quick actions applied to a game of Halo or Gears. This mod allows for that kind… Read More

  • Sweet arcade stick for the Wii – time to get your Samurai Shodown on!

    Sweet arcade stick for the Wii – time to get your Samurai Shodown on!

    Having trouble with that →↓↘SHORYUKEN? We all have these problems now and again, usually because of the fact that almost every arcade game gets played with a joystick, then gets ported to your SNES or whatever and you have to use a weak little D-pad. Nobody every won a Street Fighter competition with a D-pad, and it’s so much easier to play stuff like Metal Slug in the arcade with the… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Pix of the DualShock 3 PS3 controller in white [Update]

    CrunchArcade: Pix of the DualShock 3 PS3 controller in white [Update]

    Reader Jay J sent in these pics of his white PS3 DualShock 3 controller. My main pet peeve with the PS3 was the lack of controller feedback and I think this controller improves the equation considerably in my eyes. Jay is testing it out right now and will be back with us with a report. Update: Jay is telling us that he purchased the controller from a game store in lower Manhattan and that… Read More

  • Crazy classic XBox controller

    Crazy classic XBox controller

    I just watched King of Kong and marvelled at how ergonomic the original ball controllers used to be. Now, thankfully joystick maker ShaolinDrunkard has created this homebrew controller with all of the standard XBox buttons along with a glowing stick for your mashing pleasure. I discourage you from trying to play CoD 4 with this but Pac Man must kick ass. Flickr via Technabob Read More