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  • New XP and Vista drivers allow you to use your PS3 controller on your PC

    New XP and Vista drivers allow you to use your PS3 controller on your PC

    This would be nice. I've been using this Logitech controller for so long that I'm starting to go crazy. Square enclosures for the analog sticks? Come on! I know that the 360 controller has been connectable with Windows for a while now, but the SIXAXIS and Dual Shock 3 have been strictly console only — until now. An enterprising (and PS3-lovin') hacker has made some custom drivers that let… Read More

  • Hori's Classic Controller for the Wii looks an awful lot like a GameCube controller

    Hori's Classic Controller for the Wii looks an awful lot like a GameCube controller

    Hori, the third-party video game accessory maker, will release its Wii Classic Controller on November 27. It resembles the old GameCube controller in size and shape, but the button layout mimics that of other Wii classic controllers, like that Nyko one. Those crazy switches in the middle control autofire, a relic of systems past. The $30 controller should work well with all those Virtual Console… Read More

  • Immersion and dreamGEAR work together to one-up Dual Shock

    Immersion and dreamGEAR work together to one-up Dual Shock

    Immersion is one of the primary companies behind force feedback and haptics. They’re working with a peripheral maker called dreamGEAR to put out a wireless Dual Shock alternative called the Shadow. It will feature “advanced vibro-tactile, spinning-mass technologies,” which is about as real-sounding as Master of Orion 2′s “black hole generator”* — although… Read More

  • Limited-edition red Xbox 360 controller for $64.99

    Limited-edition red Xbox 360 controller for $64.99

    Here’s an Xbox 360 controller – but wait! It’s red! It’ll be available on September 30th for $64.99. Wow, that’s a lot of dough for a controller. This is no ordinary controller, though. No, this controller is red. And it’s a “limited edition” controller, meaning that if you don’t buy it, you might have to use the standard white controller… Read More

  • Novint partnering with Valve to make freaky, awesome robo-peripheral useful

    Novint partnering with Valve to make freaky, awesome robo-peripheral useful

    A while ago I posted about how Novint, an innovative and ambitious peripheral company took their freaky-deaky Falcon controller straight to EA instead of standing around like some kind of techno-wallflower. Well, it worked out pretty well and they’re leveraging it into more deals: they’re teaming up with Valve to add Falcon support to a ton of their games. As befitting my skeptical… Read More

  • This is it: Guitar Hero for DS controller unveiled [Now with video]

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=191059 We’ve heard much romormongering about the Guitar Hero for DS controller, and now here it is. It’s, well, minimalist, comparatively speaking. It’s much like the Guitar Hero fretboard we have now, with the strum action taking place on the touch screen, which is cleaver, but this still looks unwieldely. I preferred the… Read More

  • BenHeck's one-handed Xbox 360 controller

    [photopress:benheck36000.jpg,full,right] World class modder Benjamin J. Heckendorn—BenHeck—has “dropped” a new Xbox 360 controller mod for us all to admire. It’s a one-handed controller that’s still powered by two AA batteries. You may recognize the D-Pad on the controller—that’s because it’s from the PlayStation. Mr. Heck is currently working… Read More

  • Nyko Zero Wireless controller for PS3 rumbles into stores

    Nyko Zero Wireless controller for PS3 rumbles into stores

    We first saw Nyko’s Zero controller at CES and now it’s in stores. The $60 controller is the first PS3 controller to hit the market with rumble capabilities (dual vibration motors). But it’s not a one trick pony. The Zero boasts up to 25 hours of continuous play and can be recharged via USB. Range on the Zero is up to 30 feet thanks to the utilization of the 2.4GHz wireless… Read More

  • Guitar Hero 3 controllers in March: $60 for Wii, $70 for the real game systems

    [photopress:guitarslash.jpg,full,center] You love Guitar Hero 3, admit it. It’s so much fun, especially after a few Sparks with your friends. But if you’re like me, you don’t have the game. You get to play when you go to your friend’s houses. But man, I really want my own axe, so I was glad when it was recently announced that Activision would be releasing controllers by… Read More

  • Wiimote, Nunchuck connection severed

    Wiimote, Nunchuck connection severed

    If I were forced to pick one thing I didn’t like about the Wii, other than it being a glorified GameCube, would have to be the wired Nunchuck. Let’s face it, we live in a wireless world and why shouldn’t that apply to everything else in life? I flail around when I box and many time have I lost control of the damn thing because it’s tethered to the Wiimote. Thank the tech… Read More