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Nacon is creating an eSports focused gamepad

Peripheral maker Nacon’s latest product is a gamepad for the PC, which is being targeted at the eSports market. Known as the GC-400ES Alpha Pad, which is a catchy name if you ask me, the controller has been designed with PC gamers and eSports pros in mind, and apparently caters …

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New Xbox One controller in the works

A new version of Microsoft’s Xbox One controller might just have been leaked. According a page on Xbox’s Support website, this new game pad will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack – with the page noting that this will ‘only be available on controllers released after June 2015′. Other than that, …

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New Steam Controller design features thumbstick

It seems that Valve has redesigned the Steam Controller once again. A user on Facepunch’s forums was digging through a Steam client beta and stumbled across what appears to be a new design for Valve’s gamepad. This new one features an analogue stick on the left hand side in place …

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Dual-GamePad gameplay looking unlikely for Wii U

Nintendo has backtracked on previous plans to introduce dual-GamePad support for Wii U titles. The functionality was once promised for 2013 but is yet to be implemented in any of the console’s titles. That now doesn’t look likely to change anytime soon. "Certainly as we’ve been working on Wii U, …

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Xbox One controller gets PC drivers

PC gamers can now use the Xbox One controller on their humble rig. Microsoft has released official PC drivers for the gamepad, which enables it for use in a long list of games and applications that already support the Xbox 360 controller. The firm has also said the drivers will …

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze shuns Wii U GamePad display

Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U title Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze could be a sign of things to come on the console. As noted by NintendoWorldReport, when playing the game on a TV screen the screen on the Wii U GamePad is left completely blank. The game supports off-screen play, meaning …

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Microsoft: $100m spent on Xbox One gamepad R&D

A whopping $100m was spent on research and development for Xbox One’s controller, Microsoft has revealed. Speaking with VentureBeat, Xbox GM for accessories Zulfi Alam explained that the company went through a variety of prototypes before settling on a design similar to the Xbox 360 peripheral. "I don’t want to …

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