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Xbox 720 controller largely unchanged; GameStop boss says new machine is "very hot"

The controller used with Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox is nearly identical to the model that ships with Xbox 360. That’s according to Kotaku, which has word from sources that both the new console and its controllers are currently in the hands of developers. The only noticeable difference is said to be …

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Apple to launch official iOS gamepad – report

Apple is to launch an official gamepad for iOS devices soon”, according to a report. As reported byPocketGamer, the dedicated controller is set to be formally announced at the mobile giant’s annual press event in April. A number of developers said although they have yet to see the gamepad first-hand, …

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PS4 controller prototype image leaked – report

An image reportedly showing a prototype controller for Sony’s next-gen console has leaked onto the net. Originally posted on Destructoid, the shot shows a controller designed similarly to Sony’s DualShock line – with influences clearly taken from the Vita handheld as well. The controller includes some major alterations, carrying what …

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PS4 to abandon DualShock design – report

Sony’s PlayStation 4 will be the first machine in the series to abandon the DualShock joypad design, according to online reports. CVG claims to have word from a studio source working on an unspecified Sony game who says that several designs have been tossed about, some of which are closer …

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Sony patents Move/Dualshock controller hybrid

Although patents don’t always point to final products, a freshly published Sony patent points to an interesting possible design for the PS4. As spotted by The Sixth Axis, the new hybrid design combines the traditional Dualshock controller with the Move motion controller. Diagrams show a fairly conventional joypad that has …

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Now Microsoft patents wearable controllers

A new Microsoft patent has added to the body of evidence suggesting Xbox 720 will be anything other than conventional. Back in June it was revealed that Microsoft included virtual reality headset technology in a leaked Xbox 720 roadmap document. Then last week a patent emerged based on an Environmental …

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Ouya: We feel a responsibility for those who backed us

Julie Uhrman, the CEO of Ouya, has told MCV that her company feels a burden of responsibility to deliver on all of its promises for its thousands of backers. The Ouya Kickstarter closed last week having raised an astonishing total of $8,596,475 from 63,416 separate backers. We’ve been stunned by …

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Epic’s Rein talks Surface’s Xbox gaming credentials

One of the world’s leading developers sees Microsoft’s new Surface tablet as a viable games platform for the years ahead. Epic co-founder Mark Rein has expressed his desire to get his company’s Unreal Engine – one of the cornerstones of modern games development – up and running on the device. …

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