• With The Game D, Techdy Hopes To Fund And Build An Open-Source Game Controller Case For iPad Mini

    With The Game D, Techdy Hopes To Fund And Build An Open-Source Game Controller Case For iPad Mini

    The iPad mini is a unique device in that it offers much more portability than the standard iPad, while still providing a much bigger screen than the iPhone for more enjoyable gaming. Techdy has recognized that as an opportunity to build a game controller specifically for Apple’s smaller tablet, which aims to turn it into a much more capable gaming rig. Read More

  • Apple’s Long-Rumored Game Controller May Soon See The Light Of Day

    Apple’s Long-Rumored Game Controller May Soon See The Light Of Day

    I’ve long believed that touchscreens leave a certain something to be desired when it comes to playing games, and if a new (and very curious) report holds true, Apple may feel the same way. According to’s Jon Jordan, Apple has been meeting with developers on-site at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to talk about a forthcoming Apple… Read More

  • Hackable Atari Controller For Your MAME Pleasure

    While I wouldn’t say that the Atari controller is particularly ergonomic, it’s a classic of the form and brings back all sorts of happy, fuzzy memories. This $25 controller connects to a Mac or PC via USB and supports all major game emulators including Stella and MAME. You can even pop it open and hack in two new buttons, just in case. Read More

  • Microsoft Updating Xbox 360 Controller

    There’s a rumor making it’s way around the internet this morning, it seems that Microsoft may be launching an updated Xbox 360 controller this coming holiday season. Again, this isn’t official, however Joystiq seems to think that their source is pretty reliable. What are they updating? Well, apparently the D-Pad needs some refreshing. The plan is apparently to rotate the D-Pad… Read More

  • DIY: The One-Handed Gamecube Controller

    Here’s an interesting hack to start your day. Modder Hasse has a brother with a disability; he’s only able to use one hand. The brother also likes to play video games, and with the way joysticks or controllers are set up now, you pretty much have to use both hands. Hasse wanted to help his brother out, so he designed and hacked a N64 Gamecube controller into one-handed use… Read More

  • New Sharp LCD controller allows dual displays on mobile devices with half-XGA resolution

    Mobile devices that feature dual displays with half-XGA (480 x 1,024) resolution each? According to Sharp, we can get cell phones, portable gaming consoles, and eBook readers with that feature soon, thanks to their new LR388G9 controller [press release in English]. The company says it boosted image processing speeds and built-in video memory from 16Mbits to 32Mbits with the new controller. Read More

  • TRON controllers will be available for purchase

    Rejoice user! Devin won’t be keeling over from auto-erotic asphyxiation after all. The TRON controllers that he saw at E3 and threatened to hold his breath over? Well, they are going to be for sale. To be honest, I haven’t considered replacing my stock Xbox 360 controllers until this point, but now I’m afraid I have no choice. Read More

  • Wii Classic Pro controller showing up at GameStop

    Here’s some retro gaming goodness, GameStop has all but confirmed the White Classic Controller Pro for the Wii, with a ship date of April 1st. This is of course patterned off of the GameCube controller and has been clamored for by gamers ever since the Wii came out. Hopefully it’ll be worth the wait. Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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

    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. Read More