If the original NES was your first crush, the Super Nintendo was the console you wanted to spend the rest of your life with. Its rounded controller was a masterful work of industrial design, but it still had a wire. Wires suck. With this new adapter, however, your beloved 16-bit console can finally cut the controller…
Any aspect of the controller, from the buttons, to the sticks, can now be modified to look however you want. Heck, you can now engrave controllers with text of your choice.
I love my PC. I use it for gaming, and have a spare home theater PC in my living room for everything else I could ever want. The one problem I’ve had is finding a good way to control my HTPC from the couch. The Steam Controller has finally solved this for me—and not just for gaming.
This is Xbox’s $150 Elite controller. $150! Sounds crazy, right? I thought so too when Microsoft alerted the world of its existence. But yeah, I was wrong.
Even if you haven’t touched a Super Nintendo in 20 years, you probably still remember the first time you held its near flawless controller. So why not indulge in a little nostalgia with this $87 portable charger that looks like an SNES controller, minus all the Doritos stains.
If you’ve been playing video games since the original NES hit North America over 30 years ago, your tastes have probably refined over the years. So why muck up your living room coffee table with plastic controller monstrosities when this gorgeous walnut and aluminum alternative perfectly complements all your furniture?
“$150 for a gamepad? Hell nah.” When Microsoft announced the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, those were my first thoughts. Then, like a fool, I decided to try it. You can probably see where this is going.
Last week, the company that (literally) kickstarted the new virtual reality industry announced a groundbreaking new controller that lets you reach out and touch things in virtual worlds. I just gave it a spin. It’s good. Damn good.
The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver is one of the hidden gems of PC gaming—it lets you play loads of Windows PC games from the couch with controllers you already own. This fall, a $25 dongle will let you do the same with your Xbox One gamepads, too!
Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo will do their damnest to sell you on PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii. But maybe, you’ll have already spent your money on an alternative game console: a Steam Machine. Today, you can pre-order the fabled Steam Controller, the Steam Link streamer, and one of two different Linux-based gaming PCs.
A few weeks ago I found a crazy idea on Kickstarter: A gamepad that basically lets you touch your television without leaving your couch. It promises to track your fingers and display their location on the TV before they touch down. Now I've tried it. It's promising, but needs work.
Video games are pretty simple: there's a TV, a handheld controller and some buttons, right? Not at the Alt.Ctrl gallery at this year's Game Developer Conference. It's a handmade arcade filled with bizarre, custom game controllers that defy convention.
Even if you're the most well-mannered human being the rest of the time, your inner raging Hulk probably comes out whenever there's a video game controller in your hand. And the next time you're sniped by a cowardly camper, or put that straight Tetris piece in the wrong place, try throwing this soft Gamer Pillow at the…
Despite their games being incredibly outdated by today's standards, anyone who grew up in the '80s has a perpetual soft spot for their first video game console, which, depending on where you're from, is either Nintendo's NES or Famicom. So while this card-reading portable charger from Datel isn't particularly…
Video game worlds are littered with health packs, energy potions, even random piles of food that your character can take advantage of for a quick energy boost. At most offices, though, the only power-up you're going to find is a pot of coffee—and even when it's stale and awful that shot of caffeine can revive you…
Back in 2013, Lifehacker asked its readers what the Best PC Gamepad was, and predictably, console controllers took over 80% of the vote, with the Xbox 360 Controller getting the lion's share. If we ran the same poll now, the DualShock 4 and Xbox One Controller would take a chunk of the votes, but the result…
When Valve first announced its controller for the Steambox, it was a weird little dude with strange, small buttons and a touchscreen. And for as weird as it was, it was kind of great. Then it lost the touchscreen for standard buttons and a D-pad. And now it's getting a thumbstick.
It's no small feat translating a user's wishes into computer commands. Controlling massive robots in chaotic, fast-paced action of modern console games like Titanfall—and yet even children are able to intuitively tear through AI fodder in their digital mechs. How? Using dual analog thumbstick controllers. And they're…
SteelSeries' original Stratus—a compact game controller designed to complement pocket-friendly iOS devices like the iPhone—was revealed just a few months ago at CES. But the company is already rolling out an updated version that will appeal to anyone who felt cramped using the tiny original.