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Hori's 3DS accessory gives one hand a second circle pad

One of the bigger issues with playing a Monster Hunter game on the 3DS is the hand cramping that accompanies the game's camera controls. As discussed in our Deja Review of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, the Circle Pad Pro add-on is essential for the 3DS version of the game, and now Hori is taking the c...

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Razer Junglecat gives your iPhone a slide-out gamepad

A new peripheral from Razer designed for Apple's iPhone 5 and 5S models will give customers a slide-out gamepad, complete with triggers, face buttons and a D-pad. The Junglecat - we assume so named because it folds in on itself and helps you play video games ... you know, like a cat - already ...

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Nintendo reveals GameCube controller adapter for Smash Bros. Wii U

An officially licensed adapter will allow Super Smash Bros. Melee veterans to play the upcoming Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. with GameCube controllers, Nintendo announced today. The peripheral allows players to connect up to four GameCube controllers to the Wii U via a USB dongle. Nintendo...

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Amazon Fire TV games work with other Bluetooth controllers

Amazon just revealed its $99 Fire TV game and video streaming device today, and unveiled a $40 Bluetooth game pad to go along with it. As it turns out, developers appear to have the option to make their Amazon Fire TV games compatible with other controllers. "I don't have the full data set, if a...

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New Kinect for Windows nixes Xbox logo, adds power supply

The second iteration of Kinect for Windows revealed by Microsoft this week features a few changes. While it looks nearly identical to the motion-sensitive camera for Xbox One, its glowing Xbox logo power indicator has been replaced by a simple dot, plus the word "Kinect" is now on the hardware's to...

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Behold: Valve's updated Steam Controller

Valve offered up a clearer side-by-side image of its updated Steam Controller today. The second iteration of the SteamOS gamepad was revealed in January, and peeled away the center touchscreen in favor of more traditional face buttons. The new buttons consist of a directional pad and standard A, B,...

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Google buys Android controller manufacturer Green Throttle Games

While the developer closed near the end of 2013, Google confirmed that it just acquired the "parts and labor" as well as two co-founders of Green Throttle Games this week. PandoDaily reported that Green Throttle Games may be an asset for Google in the set-top TV box business. Green Throttle Game...

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Xbox One Media Remote emerges from cushions, coming early March

The Xbox One Media Remote has been officially revealed by Microsoft's Major Nelson. The Media Remote will launch in early March for $24.99. The small remote looks just like the one leaked on a recent Amazon Canada listing, and all of its buttons glow in the dark, a true bonus for those that don'...

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Razer plans controller, arcade stick, other accessories for Xbox One

Razer, a company best known for its high-end PC peripherals, has announced plans for a line of Xbox One accessories, furthering a partnership with Microsoft that spawned the above-pictured controller as well as other devices for the Xbox 360. "Razer is dedicated to improving the overall experien...

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Wikipad bringing universal tablet controller to Android, Windows 8

Android tablet manufacturer Wikipad is developing a snap-on controller peripheral for Android and Windows 8 tablet devices, VentureBeat reports. The Gamevice accessory, shown above, features two analog sticks, a d-pad, four face buttons, four shoulder buttons, and a pair of option buttons. The p...

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