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Xbox Black Friday deals cut prices on Game Pass Ultimate and controllers

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It wouldn’t be Black Friday if console makers weren’t offering deals, and Microsoft is certainly eager to court buyers now that the Xbox Series X and Series S are available. The company has revealed its Xbox Black Friday sales, and the focuses…

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Razer’s first Xbox Series X/S controller promises ‘superior ergonomics’

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If the regular Xbox Controller isn’t quite your cup of tea, perhaps Razer’s latest offering is what you’ve been waiting for. Just a couple of weeks after unveiling its latest Xbox headsets, the company revealed the first controller it has designed fo…

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Microsoft extends Xbox Elite Controller warranty amid hardware problems

By controller, engadget, gamepad, gaming, gear, lawsuit, Lawsuits, Microsoft, News, warranty, xbox, xbox elite wireless controller, xbox elite wireless controller series 2, xbox one, xbox wireless controller

You might want to talk to Microsoft if you’ve had to get repairs for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 in recent months. Microsoft has extended the warranty for its current Xbox Elite Wireless Controller (via Windows Central) from 90…

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Where do you stand on the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller?

By calltoaction, controller, controllers, engadget, feature, gamepad, gamepads, gaming, gear, nintendo, nintendo switch, nintendo switch pro controller, pro controller, thebuyersguide

If you’re serious about Nintendo Switch gaming, chances are you probably own a Pro Controller. It’s been our favorite Switch controller here at Engadget pretty much from the start, with senior editor Devindra Hardawar calling it “a solid alter…

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Amazon discounts the Xbox One controller to its lowest price in months

By commerce, controller, engadget, engadgetdeals, gamepad, gaming, gear, News, peripheral, thebuyersguide, xbox one, xbox one controller

If you’ve had an Xbox One for a while, you might have put your controller through its paces by this point. If that’s the case, or you’re in the market for a new controller for another reason, you might be interested to learn it’s on sale on Am…

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Modder makes the GameCube Joy-Cons you’ve always wanted for your Switch

By av, console, controller, diy, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gamecube, gamepad, games, gaming, gear, joy-con, mod, mods, nintendo, switch, video, video games, wavebird

If you’re a veteran Nintendo gamer, you’ve likely dreamed of using a GameCube controller with the Switch — if just to recreate that 2001 vibe of playing Super Smash Bros. Melee in the family den. For mod creator Shank, that’s now a practical realit…

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Sony’s DualShock 4 attachment adds customizable buttons around back

By av, back button attachment, controller, dualshock 4, dualshock 4 back button attachment, engadget, gamepad, games, gaming, gear, playstation, playstation 4, ps4, Sony, video, video games

Sony is getting into the controller customization game late into the PS4’s lifespan. The company has unveiled a DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment that, as the name implies, lets you map two of the gamepad’s buttons to easier-to-reach locations on th…

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Valve’s Steam Controller is dead

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Four years after Valve released its oddball Steam Controller, it’s not making any more. The controller is on sale today for $5 — that’s 90 percent off its list price of $49.99 — and a note in the Steam Store warns that there’s a limited quantity re…

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Valve’s Steam Controller is dead

By controller, discontinued, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, personal computing, personalcomputing, price drop, sale, steam, steam controller, steam store, thebuyersguide, valve, video games

Four years after Valve released its oddball Steam Controller, it’s not making any more. The controller is on sale today for $5 — that’s 90 percent off its list price of $49.99 — and a note in the Steam Store warns that there’s a limited quantity re…

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8BitDo turns the NES gamepad into a mouse

By 8bitdo, console, controller, daniel jansson, engadget, famicom, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, mouse, nes, nintendo, nintendo entertainment system, tcshenzhen2019, TechCrunch Shenzhen

Many moons ago, Swedish designer Daniel Jansson brought us a cute concept mouse that took cues from the classic NES console, featuring its iconic red circular buttons, black D-pad and grey body. There was nothing ergonomic about this periphera…

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Apple is selling Microsoft’s Xbox controller in its online store

By apple, apple tv, av, controller, engadget, gamepad, gaming, gear, ios 13, iPadOS, Microsoft, Mobile, tvos 13, xbox one, xbox wireless controller

Now that Apple’s mobile and living room devices support console game controllers, the company is doing something that would have been unimaginable even a few years ago — it’s selling the Xbox Wireless Controller through its online store. Spend $60…

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8BitDo’s latest Switch controller ditches thumbsticks for dual D-pads

By 2d, 8bitdo, android, controller, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, games, gaming, macos, nintendo, nintendo switch, nintendoswitch, peripheral, peripherals, switch, windows

The latest controller from 8BitDo might pique your interest if you play a lot of 2D games on Nintendo Switch. The Lite for Switch peripheral has a striking look thanks to its dual D-pads. According to 8BitDo, it has full functionality for Swit…

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Neo Geo retro stick console includes ‘King of Fighters,’ ‘Samurai Shodown’

By arcade stick pro, av, console, controller, engadget, fatal fury, games, gaming, gear, king of fighters, neo geo, samurai shodown, snk, video games

SNK has detailed the full 20-game lineup for its Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro, and it’s mixed news for fans of the classic platform. The retro console and controller hybrid will focus on the best-known brawlers with six The King of Fighters games (’95 t…

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Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox will prioritize high frame rates and fast loading

By av, backwards compatibility, Business, controller, engadget, frame rate, gaming, Microsoft, personal computing, personalcomputing, project scarlett, services, xbox

Microsoft has slowly been dropping more hints about its plans for its next-gen Xbox, codenamed Project Scarlett. Now, head of Xbox Phil Spencer has revealed even more about what’s in store for the console, which Microsoft says will be four times as p…

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Atari shows off joystick and controller for its retro VCS console

By atari, atari vcs, classic joystick, console, controller, design, device, engadget, ergonomic, fire button, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, hardware, joystick, modern controller, paddle controller, personal computing, personalcomputing, rumble, Wireless

When the Atari VCS team decided to remake the retro console, it knew the controllers would be just as important as the box itself. After all, there’s no gaming accessory quite as iconic as the Atari CX40 joystick. Earlier this spring, we got a glimps…

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Microsoft designs an Xbox controller with Braille

By accessibility, adaptive controller, braille, controller, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, haptic, Microsoft, patent, personal computing, personalcomputing, tomorrow, xbox, xbox adaptive controller

Microsoft is clearly invested in adaptive gaming controllers. Its Xbox Adaptive Controller for Xbox One and PC was the star of its latest Super Bowl ad. The company spent more than a year designing accessible packaging, and it recently teamed …

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Xbox Adaptive Controllers will be used for veteran therapy

By accessibility, av, controller, department of veterans affairs, engadget, games, gaming, gear, medicine, Microsoft, rehabilitation, therapy, veterans, veterans affairs, video games, xbox adaptive controller, xbox one

The Xbox Adaptive Controller might just become an important tool for some US military veterans. Microsoft and the Department of Veterans Affairs have formed a partnership that will donate controllers, consoles, games and adaptive gear to 22 Ve…

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FL Studio gets its own dedicated music-making hardware

By akai, akaiprofessionalfire, art, controller, daw, engadget, fire, flstudio, fruityloops, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, midi, music, musicproduction, personal computing, personalcomputing, video

The favorite DAW (digital audio workstation) of producers like Metro Boomin and Mike Will Made It finally has a piece of hardware to call its own. Ableton got its first dedicated hardware controller way back in 2009. And Pro Tools has had them…

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‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ bundle includes a GameCube controller (updated)

By av, controller, engadget, gamecube, gamecubecontroller, gaming, nintendo, nintendoswitch, smashbros, supersmashbrosultimate, switch

Nintendo has been dribbling out more info on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ahead of its release this December. Aside from new characters, the company announced — unsurprisingly — that the title will be compatible with GameCube controllers, whic…

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What we’re buying: An official third-party PS4 controller for Xbox converts

By buyersguide, controller, dualshock, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, hardwareirl, hori, horionyx, newirl, playstation, ps4, Sony

This week’s hardware IRL keeps us indoors and out of the sun. UK Bureau Chief Mat Smith replaced his elderly in-box PS4 DualShock with Hori’s Onyx, the first licensed third-party wireless controller to land, though it’s no longer the only one. After…

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8BitDo put a handy home button on its NES Classic wireless controller

By 8bitdo, controller, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gamepad, gaming, gear, n302.4gwirelesscontrollerfornesclassicedition, nes, nesclassicedition, nintendo

To celebrate Nintendo re-issuing the NES Classic Edition, 8Bitdo has revamped its wireless retro controller to match. The new version — dubbed "N30 2.4G Wireless Controller for NES Classic Edition" — boasts a different button layou…

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The Sensel Morph trackpad is a digital creative’s dream

By controller, controlsurface, design, engadget, gaming, gear, Internet, keyboard, loupedeck, musicproduction, palettegear, personal computing, personalcomputing, premiereprocc, review, sensel, senselmorph, touchpad, video

Our computers have become indispensable creation tools, but let’s face it: The decades-old keyboard-and-mouse combo aren’t the best way to edit video, draw or play music. That’s where the Sensel Morph comes in. It’s a pressure-sensitive touchpad…

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