The Hori Gem Pad May Just Make You a Better Fighting Gamer

Hori as a company has been making video game controllers for years. These have ranged from joysticks and FPS controllers to a mouse for console gaming. Their newest controller, the Gem Pad, is specifically designed for those who think fighting games are best played with a pad, and not a stick. » 11/08/13 8:00am 11/08/13 8:00am

Sorry Consoles, Apple's Controller Support Spells Trouble For You

The biggest news of E3 2013 was the battle between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a battle centered on consumer rejection of digital rights management and used game restrictions. Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Apple quietly fired a shot that could eventually neuter traditional game consoles. iOS controller support could … » 6/20/13 10:32am 6/20/13 10:32am

Monday Is The Perfect Day For Apple To Reveal A Game Controller

Monday marks the beginning of Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developer Conference, where the tech giant is expected to reveal some of the enhancements coming to the next iteration of iOS. What if one of those enhancements is support for external gamepads for its iDevices? Indeed, what if Apple, on the eve of the biggest game… » 6/07/13 7:30pm 6/07/13 7:30pm

Good News: You Won’t Have to Re-Sync Your Xbox One Controller As Much

We’ve already gotten a good look at some new features of the Xbox One controller, like the improved analog sticks, difference in grip texture and new trigger feedback. There’s even more info in a new post on the Xbox news site. But the thing that excites me the most is the fact that you won’t have to sync the damn… » 6/06/13 12:00pm 6/06/13 12:00pm

The Ouya Controller Will Change, Because Developers Complained About It

In a post on their website yesterday, the team behind open source console Ouya announced some changes to their controller based on repeated complaints they've received from developers. As one of the highest funded Kickstarter projects ever, the Ouya team has been insistent on working with their investors, and at least… » 1/25/13 11:00am 1/25/13 11:00am

Razer Sabertooth Elite Xbox 360 Controller: The Kotaku Review

In 2010 Razer introduced the Onza, an Xbox 360 controller with enough extra bells and whistles to get it banned from Major League Gaming tournament play. Expect the same treatment for the Sabertooth, a refinement of the Onza that adds even more bells while removing select whistles. » 1/03/13 12:00pm 1/03/13 12:00pm

The MOGA Will Change the Way You Play (Several) Android Games

On October 21 Power A makes a bid for the blossoming Android game controller market with the MOGA, the innovative game pad/phone dock I've been pretty excited about since its announcement earlier this year. Now that I've had a week alone with the MOGA I'm still enthusiastic, but the unit's success hinges on much more… » 10/17/12 12:55pm 10/17/12 12:55pm

The First Apple-Approved iPad, iPhone and iPod Game Pad is One Small…

While the race to create a universal game pad controller for Android devices is in full swing, Apple has time and time again refused to give a controller solution the go ahead, until now. The Duo Gamer is the first officially-sanctioned game pad for the iPod, iPad and iPhone, but there's a catch — it works exclusively… » 10/01/12 1:55pm 10/01/12 1:55pm

You Don't Need to Spend $200 on a Custom Xbox 360 Controller, But You…

Back in May I praised the looks of a custom Xbox 360 controller created especially for Kotaku by the folks at The Controller Shop, and the verdict was nearly unanimous — that's an ugly controller. Speaking as the man that selected the color scheme, everyone was wrong. » 7/06/12 10:00pm 7/06/12 10:00pm

It's an Xbox 360 Controller With a Cheat-Friendly Screen Built Right In

Datel, the UK-based video game peripheral manufacturer that loves to piss off Microsoft, takes controller cheating to the next level with the latest iteration of its TurboFire 360 controller, complete with built-in "Combat Command LCD interface". » 10/03/11 11:40am 10/03/11 11:40am