Fans of smartphone and tablet games, rejoice: the only gaming accessory you'll ever need is in the works.
The Delta Six is a gun controller that promises to make first-person shooters a whole lot more literal. Joining Kickstarter on Friday, the gun controller will be compatible with current consoles (sub the Wii U in for the Wii) and even the Ouya. An $89 pledge will net you your very own Delta Six.
If you've been checking out the Sony PS Vita as a way to scratch your portable gaming itch but are put off by the $250 price tag, here's a way to get similar results for just a few bucks.
Are you a huge Starcraft II fan? Do you spend way too many hours playing real-time strategy games with your fingers curled over the keyboard? Then, this custom Starcraft II arcade stick with its 29 buttons and giant mouse ball is the RTS controller you should lust over.
The D-pad on the PS Vita is really nice. It's miles ahead of the PSP's and Dual Shock 3's island-style design. But to do a fighting game like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 justice, you have to use an arcade fighting stick. This Japanese modder spares no expense at doing just that.
As tech junkies and gamers, we've seen a fair amount of crazy controllers — mostly lookers, but not really functional ones — but we've never seen a controller like Mad Catz's Pro Circuit for Xbox 360 and PS3. The Pro Circuit is modular controller that lets you rip all the analogs and D-pad off and interchange them in any position.
Designing gaming hardware is hard. The end-product can swing both ways — either pleasing fans, or ticking them all off. Razer's plan is to build the best Xbox 360 arcade fighting stick on the planet and it's recruiting everyday gamers like you and I, to help with the design process.
Gameplay on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance is good fun as long as your fingers resemble knitting needles so they can hit the tiny buttons. This large table top controller aims to fix that problem by adding a real arcade style joystick and buttons.
Yesterday, we highlighted the 23 most innovative controllers to ever hit home consoles, but today, we've got what appears to arguably be one of the most unergonomic controllers ever created. Just look at it!
From Pong to Super Mario Bros. to Halo to Call of Duty, video games have pulled players into virtual worlds for over 30 years and even though the video game consoles of today can render worlds and characters with such incredible detail, how we interact with those games has evolved to a great extent. In light of the new Wii U controller that Nintendo unveiled at this year's E3, we've put together this guide that highlights all of the significant innovations that have led to the creation of today's modern home console controllers. Follow on through for 23 controller innovations that changed gaming — most of the time for better, but sometimes for worse.