I Wish GameCube Controllers Worked With More Wii U games

If you were looking forward to using the GameCube controller with any Wii U game other than the new Super Smash Bros., Nintendo had some bad news for you today: the forthcoming adapter will only be compatible with the new fighting game when the two come out next month. » 10/08/14 4:15pm 10/08/14 4:15pm

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… » 9/18/14 2:30pm 9/18/14 2:30pm

DualShock 4 for $40 and a Great PS4 Bundle

DualShock 4 Controllers can be had for $40 right now. No tax in most states. Free shipping. That's pretty much the lowest we've seen either of the new controllers go for, and with Diablo III out now, it's a good time to stock up. [DualShock 4] » 8/22/14 10:15am 8/22/14 10:15am

More Interesting Solutions For Charging Your New Controllers

If you're looking for more elegant ways to charge your DualShock 4s and Xbox One controllers, we've got some creative new spins for you. » 8/20/14 4:45pm 8/20/14 4:45pm

Princess Peach Gets Her Own Damn Wii Remote Plus

I've managed to resist picking up the Mario and Luigi themed Wii remotes thus far, but the addition of a Princess Peach motion controller at the end of the month has the game paraphernalia collector in me twitching. Dammit, Nintendo. » 4/15/14 9:00am 4/15/14 9:00am

A Look At How Some Custom Controllers Are Made

The new Xbox One and PS4 controllers are pretty solid in terms of their designs, but Evil Controllers is known for giving everything a bit more flair and personality. Ever wonder exactly how those custom controllers are made? » 2/03/14 10:02am 2/03/14 10:02am

Things Get Retro With An NES-Style Xbox One Controller

There's something that's just incredibly classy about the NES controller—so it should be no surprise that its color scheme meshes well with an Xbox One controller, too. It goes well with everything! » 1/22/14 1:30pm 1/22/14 1:30pm

Tomb Raider Makes An Excellent Argument For iOS Controllers

Last week, Square Enix quietly released the original Tomb Raider for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can almost see the game through the haze of virtual controls. Might be time for a gamepad. » 12/23/13 9:14am 12/23/13 9:14am

Joystick Mapper Makes Your Favorite Mac Gamepad Work with Any App

OS X: Some games have gamepad and joystick controls functional out of the box. Some don't. For the latter, a little app called Joystick Mapper can allow you to use any compatible controller with any game—whether it supports your gamepad/joystick or not. » 12/13/13 6:14pm 12/13/13 6:14pm

See PlayStation and Xbox Controllers Evolve Before Your Eyes

The first (by a hair) official iOS 7 controller for iPhone and iPod Touch is now ready to buy. Power A's MOGA Ace Power is available today for $99 at Apple Stores online and off, as well as the MOGAanywhere website, which also contains a handy list of more than 160 iOS games with controller support. » 11/20/13 9:20am 11/20/13 9:20am

The Logitech PowerShell Sure Beats Crappy iPhone Touch Controls

Fingers in the way. Missed or misunderstood inputs. Imprecise control. The problems with trying to play games on an iPhone are well-documented. But the iOS 7 era has ushered in controllers. Glorious plastic housings that will make oily, greasy screens of frustrations a thing of the past. I touched one of them this… » 11/20/13 4:00am 11/20/13 4:00am

The First Official iOS Game Controller Is Here. It's Okay.

The MOGA Ace Power is the first Apple certified, iOS 7 compliant video game controller on the market. No one can take that away from manufacturer Power A, even a mobile gaming hardware reviewer who thinks it feels like a child's toy. » 11/19/13 9:00am 11/19/13 9:00am

Rumored Moga iPhone Gaming Controller Has Thumbsticks (Updated)

According to @evleaks, what you're looking at here is a forthcoming iPhone gaming controller from mobile peripheral purveyor Moga. Like the simpler Logitech leak we saw before, the new controller mimics one of the reference designs released by Apple in the documentation for iOS 7. » 10/26/13 11:47am 10/26/13 11:47am

An N64 Controller That's Too Pretty To Use

Zoki64, the creator of this beauty, calls it the "Finger Print Magnet64"—and I'm sure it's obvious why. This thing is so glossy that you probably smudge it just by looking at it! » 9/05/13 9:00pm 9/05/13 9:00pm

Awesome, PS4 Controllers Also Come In Red and Blue

Black? Boring. Check out these color variations of the DualShock 4 controller; up above we've got red, and below, blue. Or, well, technically, they're Magma Red and Wave Blue. Same thing! » 8/20/13 5:00pm 8/20/13 5:00pm