What Would You Like To See In A New PC Gamepad?

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 would be… » 9/18/14 2:45pm 9/18/14 2:45pm

Google's Chrome Browser Will Soon be Controlled by Gamepads

A lot of you read Giz using Google Chrome — which means a good percentage of you should be interested in the news that Chrome will soon have plug-and-play gamepad support added. It'll work on any computer (or Chromebook) running the Chrome browser, and according to Google, will be a seamless experience. » 11/25/11 9:30am 11/25/11 9:30am

Completely Superfluous NES Controller Bike Light

Listen up, fanboy modders. There's absolutely no reason to strap an NES gamepad to your bike. None.We get it, you love Nintendo. But it's OK. You can take a break everyone once in a while. Having fond memories of a system that launched over two decades ago doesn't mean you have to hot glue a bunch of LEDs to the… » 11/25/08 12:45pm 11/25/08 12:45pm

iPhone Game Pads Are Coming To Enhance Gameplay Tenfold

TouchArcade has found evidence of two upcoming iPhone control pads that add, at the very least, an SNES amount of buttons to the iPhone. iControl pad is the first, and has four face buttons, a D pad, Start/Select and an LED to show when it's in use. It may be ugly now, but it's just a prototype.Another game pad design… » 8/25/08 3:56pm 8/25/08 3:56pm

Evergreen Genius Navigator 365: It's a Mouse! It's a Gamepad! It's a…

Evergreen's new Genius Navigator 365 is described by the English translation of Impress as "a USB gamepad deformed laser mouse", and we couldn't agree more. The mouse is 1600dpi, the gamepad has eight buttons and a D-pad, and it sells for $33 (¥3,499). Be warned, of course, that you get what you pay for. [Impress]
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Buffalo Micro USB Gamepad for when Size Matters

Really, does size even matter to gamers? Personally, I think the smaller the joystick...the better...right? Yeah, it allows for quicker and easer thumb...action. Regardless, Buffalo has released a gamepad that is probably the smallest functional gamepad out there. It folds in half for portability and also include a… » 9/06/06 11:19am 9/06/06 11:19am

Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit Reviewed (Verdict: Nothing Special)

Saitek is the third company to release one of these keyboard game controllers. The company must have lacked research skills when developing its Pro Gamer Command Unit (PGCU) because this product has the same problems of its predecessors. There are 21 keys total, including an awkwardly-placed "shift" key that gives a… » 12/10/05 11:48am 12/10/05 11:48am