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Limited Edition PUBG Controller Announced at Gamescom, Plus Expanded Design Lab Options
9 months ago

Limited Edition PUBG Controller Announced at Gamescom, Plus Expanded Design Lab Options

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During the Inside Xbox show today, August 21st, at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Xbox announced a new limited edition controller, plus expanded the customisation options available with their Design Lab …
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Titanfall 2 branded controller and headsets drop in
3 years ago

Titanfall 2 branded controller and headsets drop in

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For those Titanfall pilots who want as much giant robot in their lives as possible, PDP has just the products for you. Retail sites show an Xbox One / PC controller …
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Microsoft confirms Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller release date
4 years ago

Microsoft confirms Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller release date

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Xbox gamers looking for additional, finer control options than offered by the standard Xbox One pad will find them on store shelves next month. Microsoft’s Major Nelson has confirmed that …
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Microsoft went through 200 Xbox One controller prototypes
4 years ago

Microsoft went through 200 Xbox One controller prototypes

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Xbox One Controller

On the surface, the Xbox One controller isn’t too different from its Xbox 360 predecessor: four face buttons, two triggers, a pair of bumpers, a couple of analog sticks, a d-pad, the Xbox Guide button and start and back button facsimiles. So designing it was probably a fairly simple task for Microsoft, right? Not exactly.

Carl Ledbetter is the man who led the team of 35 responsible for designing the Xbox One and its controller over a three-year period. In an interview with MCV, Ledbetter revealed that the console’s gamepad went through 200 prototypes that were tested by 1,100 people over a period of 500 hours.

“Nobody says anything about the little things on the hardware,” Ledbetter said. “If somebody is using the controller and after 30 minutes is saying ‘my hands are starting to hurt,’ then that’s a fail. But if after 30 minutes all they’re thinking about is the game, then we’re doing okay.”

Though most gamers and reporters have named rival Sony’s DualShock 4 as the new gold standard for gamepads, Microsoft’s Xbox One controller has been warmly received as well. Small but important changes from the 360 pad have resulted in an already comfortable design feeling even more satisfying in gamers’ hands. Complaints about aches and pains after 30 minutes of playing time have been virtually non-existent, making the design a success by Ledbetter’s standards.

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Camouflage Xbox One controller and headset available for pre-order
5 years ago

Camouflage Xbox One controller and headset available for pre-order

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Fans of custom painted controllers and headsets will rejoice at the announcement of a “modern camouflage pattern and military look” Xbox One controller and headset.  This paint job will certainly …
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Xbox One controller now compatible with PC
5 years ago

Xbox One controller now compatible with PC

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Despite the PC being the domain of mouse and keyboard, controller gaming has its place on the platform, especially within certain genres.  And to this end, the Xbox …
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Get your hands on the Chrome Gold Xbox 360 controller
6 years ago

Get your hands on the Chrome Gold Xbox 360 controller

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The next acquisition for the gamer of discerning taste will arrive this August in the form of the Xbox 360 Special Edition Chrome Series Gold Wireless Controller, according to Xbox …
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The new Xbox One Controller buttons
6 years ago

The new Xbox One Controller buttons

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At a quick glance, the new Xbox One controller looks a lot like its predecessor, but look closer and you’ll notice some significant design changes. One such change is …
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Three examples of great uses for a turbo controller
7 years ago

Three examples of great uses for a turbo controller

By  •  Features

Recently I posted my love for my turbo controller on Twitter and I received a ton of questions asking how a controller can make you a more efficient gamer. Over the years, my Blue Hori Turbo Controller has saved me hundreds if not thousands of hours of gameplay that I simply did not want to be a part of. As of right now, that same controller is no longer available but luckily the Black Hori EX2 controller has made some improvements and replaced my now ancient turbo controller at retail stores. What this controller does that makes it so special is that it allows you to flip a switch that presses certain buttons 13 or 27 times a second for you. So if you are serious about Gamerscore but not into the idea of achievements like “play [X] amount of games” or “play for [X] amount of hours”, then check out a few examples below showing how this magical piece of equipment has bailed me out many terrible games and saved me a fair amount of time while maintaining a high Gamerscore completion percentage. Read More

Mad Catz brings us a FPS designed controller
8 years ago

Mad Catz brings us a FPS designed controller

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Mad Catz has dropped a new controller on us this year at E3, and it’s first person shooter focused. This thing is packed with all kinds of goodness: mapped buttons, special grips, even custom glow lighting. Check out all the pictures and the actual press release after the jump.
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