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Rumor: Sony's 'break apart' PS3 controller in the works

A little while back, we heard inklings of a Wii-like controller for the PS3 making its rounds in focus group testing. It seems those rumblings have been moved into the next stage: working units of said new remote may have already been delivered to some developer partners, sources say. The reasoning...

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Wii Fanboy Poll: Best control scheme for Mario Kart?

We've heard from a lot of you that Mario Kart Wii is awesome -- we completely agree. Some of you were even surprised to find out that you actually liked using the Wii Wheel. But now that you've had some time to play around with the game, you have to have a favorite control scheme. So, what is it?...

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Sony pulling plug on SIXAXIS

This shouldn't come as much of a ... shock, but Sony is discontinuing the Sixaxis in light of the DualShock 3's arrival, according to MTV. A Sony rep says that you can likely expect them to all be gone by summertime. The practical upshot is that if your hands have become so atrophied from a lack of...

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First impressions: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Update: Wii Fanboy has some impressions of our first friend-code-enabled Wi-Fi match. The result: Relatively lag-free. Yeah, we've given you the hands-on impressions before, but now that we've gotten the final retail version into our metaphorical Joystiq HQ, we thought we'd share some quick...

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Wireless 360 controller tops battery life test

According to a feature from the folks at GamePro, Xbox 360 owners can expect more gaming bang for their battery-life buck. Multiple tests on the Xbox 360 wireless controller, SIXAXIS and Wii Remote were conducted to see which one would last the longest. Scraping the bottom of the battery-life barrel...

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GamePro tests console controller battery life

GamePro got all scientific and decided to test the battery life of the current-gen wireless controllers. As we've learned over the last year, the hidden cost in this generation's consoles is the money spent on batteries and/or charge kits. For GamePro's testing it used only "out-of-the-box...

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Rock Band controllers priced and dated

While the foaming from the mouth may have subsided somewhat in the months since Rock Band's original release, we know that there's still a large number of you waiting for the instruments to finally become available individually. EA has today thrown you all a bone - but beware, it's a bit mouldy....

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Rumor: Microsoft looking to buy Logitech

Though there's not much evidence at the moment to back it up, Reuters is reporting on the rumor that Microsoft (you know, the Zune guys) is looking to buy peripheral maker Logitech, the shares of which have apparently gotten a boost from the speculation. On the gaming controller front, we can't see...

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Deal of the day: Logitech Precision controller for $10 at Amazon

Yeah, we know what you're saying to yourself, "This is a really great deal!" right? Well, it is, but you'll have to do a little more work than usual. To get the wireless Logitech Precision controller for $10, you have to buy it by today and submit a $20 mail-in rebate by the end of January. This...

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Mad Catz purrchases Saitek, Joystiq shoots headline author

And good riddance to that guy. We would have gone with a quip about angry Jazz musicians, but the headline's already gone down the RSS tube. Mad Catz, a name you'll frequently see on third-party console peripherals or sentences ending in "buyer's remorse," has announced its $30 million acquisition...

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