8BitDo adapter adds wireless controller support to PlayStation Classic

The PlayStation Classic, Sony’s retro console that includes 20 PS1 games, arrived last week, and for those of us who prefer to play a little further away from the TV than wired controllers allow, a solution is on the way. Later this month, 8BitDo is releasing a USB adapter that lets you use its own […]

Nintendo joins the limited-mobility club with Xbox Adaptive Controller (unofficially)

Enlarge / All of those Xbox Adaptive Controller ports can now work with the Nintendo Switch… if you buy a $ 25-ish adapter. (credit: Sam Machkovech) The May unveil of the Xbox Adaptive Controller included a pledge from Microsoft: the company didn’t care if other gaming companies jumped on board, or even piggybacked on Microsoft’s […]

Scuf Vantage review — This is no Xbox One Elite Controller

REVIEW: Since Microsoft launched the Xbox One Elite Controller in 2015, PlayStation 4 owners have waited for something comparable. Many of those fans have pinned their hopes on Scuf Gaming’s new Vantage. This is a custom version of the PS4’s DualShock 4 that has many of the features of the Elite. It comes in a […]

Oculus talks the controller tracking limitation of Quest

Oculus Quest, the latest VR headset from Facebook, enables full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking for both head and hands using the company’s new inside-out system called Insight. This brings the standalone headset closer to Rift-quality tracking than ever before, but it’s still not perfect. Gabor Szauer, Developer Relations Engineer at the co…Read More

Hero air traffic controller dies helping last plane escape Indonesian earthquake and tsunami

A young Indonesian air traffic controller stayed on duty as the earthquake shook the building, to make sure one last aircraft escaped Friday’s deadly disaster. He was fatally injured fleeing afterwards. Anthonius Gunawan Agung was the last person remaining in the air traffic control tower at Mutiara Sis Al Jufri Airport in Palu when the […]

Xbox Adaptive Controller is now out—and we go hand, foot, fingers, and elbows-on

Enlarge / The brand-new Xbox Adaptive Controller, posing on top of its black-on-white gaming sibling, the Xbox One S console. (credit: Sam Machkovech) Microsoft’s newest game accessory, the Xbox Adaptive Controller, probably isn’t for you. That’s just an odds game, when counting the percentage of people who fall into the “limited mobility” camp that this […]

AUDIO emerges of conversation between Seattle hijacker & air traffic controller

An audio emerged online of a conversation between a man who hijacked a plane from the Seattle Airport and an air-traffic controller. On the clip the hijacker talks about running low on fuel and asks if he’ll get life in jail. The conversation between the man, addressed as Rich/Richard, and the air-traffic controller right before […]

You can now play Mario Kart 8 with Labo’s cardboard motorbike controller

In a surprise announcement this morning, Nintendo revealed a free downloadable update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that will allow the Switch game to be controlled using the Toy-Con Motorbike controller constructed with the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit. As shown in a brief preview video, the cardboard enclosure uses the Joy-Con’s gyroscopic motion sensing to […]

Valve’s Knuckles EV2 controller will let you squeeze things in VR

Valve originally introduced its vertical-grip “Knuckles” controllers for VR in 2016, and shipped working models to developers last year. Now the company sending game makers another version, the EV2, that has revamped buttons, straps and a slew of sensors that essentially translate finger motion and pressure to let you touch, grab and squeeze objects inside […]

Loupedeck makes welcome improvements to its photo-editing controller

When Loupedeck smashed its Indiegogo target in 2016, the media controller gave both aspiring photographers and professionals a chance to edit pictures on Adobe Lightroom more quickly and intuitively. That formula will be further refined in Loupedeck+, a freshly announced follow-up that introduces mechanical keys, a reworked design, and a custom dial control mode missing […]