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Of all the first-turn MFi game controllers, I preferred the original SteelSeries Stratus. Not only was it the only standalone control option at the time, but its analog sticks and and overall design seemed to work pretty much perfectly for me. That being said, it was extremely small, which is great...

December 15th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Amazon just revealed its $99 Fire TV game and video streaming device today, and unveiled a $40 Bluetooth game pad to go along with it. As it turns out, developers appear to have the option to make their Amazon Fire TV games compatible with other controllers. "I don't have the full data set, if any...

April 2nd 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Third-party peripheral manufacturer Evil Controllers is now offering customized PS4 and Xbox One controllers through its online store. The store currently holds 18 PS4 controllers, ranging in price from $84.99 to $109.99. Evil Controllers also has seven Xbox One game pads, priced from $89.99 to $10...

November 20th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Crowd control used to be a major feature of MMO gameplay, so much that CC, not DPS, was considered the third element of the MMO holy trinity until World of Warcraft swept into the market in 2004 without a dedicated crowd-control class. Before that, crowd-control characters enjoyed an almost godlike...

October 18th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The Xbox One supports eight wireless controllers simultaneously connected to the system, compared to four on the PlayStation 4. Microsoft's figure of eight came via new details on the Xbox One controller's product page, whereas Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida chimed in (via Twitter of co...

September 3rd 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Behold, the Sourcemod Entertainment System, a custom-made plugin for Counter-Strike: GO that allows players to play "Super Mareo Bruhs" inside cs_office. With real controllers, cartridges, and a working power switch, the SMES is just like the real thing. With more flashbangs.

April 16th 2013 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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One of the unusual perks of being a game journalist is that you acquire a set of branded and unique USB flash drives. Aside from the pictured Final Fantasy XIV drive (which is far and away the strangest flash drive I've ever seen), I also have a World of Tanks die-cast USB drive that I'm quite fo...

February 19th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The third quarter of fiscal 2013 wasn't especially awesome for Logitech, despite the fact that I personally spent 30 of my own dollars on a wireless keyboard within that time frame. Whereas the same period last year saw a net profit of $55 million, Logitech posted a net loss of $194.9 million in it...

January 26th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments