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I've always liked the feel of Microsoft's Xbox controllers, and I'm not alone in that sentiment. That also applies to the controller for the Xbox One, which retains the same general design of previous versions while adding a bunch of fancy new features, though it's missing a 3.5mm audio jack. According to a support page on Microsoft's website, that's about to change.The support page provides an overview of the Xbox One controller, including a pair of diagrams that are labeled with 16 points of interest, plus the four X-Y-A-B buttons. On of the bottom of the controller is point number 16 for a 3.5mm... Read more...
Some Xbox One owners have been dealing with a controller issue that causes random disconnections. There are several support threads on the topic scattered throughout cyberspace, though no real solution that seems to work for everyone -- moving routers and other items that might interfere with the wireless signal doesn't solve the problem. What might do the trick, however, is new firmware for the Xbox One controller that's currently available to members of the Xbox Preview Program. The latest preview build, OS version 1502.150120, addresses two main issues, the first being a faster connection time.... Read more...
The SHIELD Tablet is only a few months old, but NVIDIA is already updating the device with a freshly minted OS, a refreshed SHIELD Hub (and other NVIDIA apps), and access to the company’s newly upgraded GRID Game Streaming service. A number of new Tegra K1 optimized games are arriving as well, as well as a new game bundle which includes one of the best reviewed PC games of all time. We’ve already mentioned that NVIDIA had an Android Lollipop update on the way for the SHIELD Tablet, but we have a few more details to share today. The SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop update will... Read more...
Last week, NVIDIA officially announced the SHIELD tablet (powered by the Tegra K1 SoC) and its companion SHIELD wireless controller. To quickly recap, the SHIELD tablet’s specifications include NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC (clocked at up to 2.2GHz), paired to 2GB of RAM and an 8”, full-HD IPS display, with a native resolution of 1920x1200. There are also a pair of 5MP cameras on the SHIELD tablet (front and rear), 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 MIMO WiFi configuration, GPS, a 9-axis motion sensor, and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. A few days after the initial announcement was made, we got our hands on a SHIELD tablet,... Read more...
Last week, NVIDIA officially announced the SHIELD tablet (powered by the Tegra K1 SoC) and its companion SHIELD wireless controller. Just in case you missed the initial announcement, we’ve got it posted for you all right here, along with some early hands-on video, the device’s full specifications, and a handful of pictures and additional info. To quickly recap, the SHIELD tablet’s specifications include NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC (clocked at up to 2.2GHz), paired to 2GB of RAM and an 8”, full-HD IPS display, with a native resolution of 1920x1200. There are also a pair of 5MP... Read more...
NVIDIA just officially announced the SHIELD tablet (powered by their Tegra K1 SoC) and SHIELD wireless controller. As the SHIELD branding implies, the new SHIELD tablet and wireless controller builds upon the previously-released, Android-based SHIELD portable to bring a true gaming-oriented tablet to consumers. In some ways, the SHIELD tablet and wireless controller are somewhat of mashup of the SHIELD portable and the Tegra Note 7, but featuring updated technology and better build materials. NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and Wireless Controller Hands-On Preview You could think of the SHIELD tablet and... Read more...
NVIDIA just officially announced the SHIELD tablet (powered by their Tegra K1 SoC) and SHIELD wireless controller. As the SHIELD branding implies, the new SHIELD tablet and wireless controller builds upon the previously-released, Android-based SHIELD portable to bring a true gaming-oriented tablet to consumers. In some ways, the SHIELD tablet and wireless controller are somewhat of mashup of the SHIELD portable and the Tegra Note 7, but featuring newer, updated technology and better materials. You could think of the SHIELD tablet and wireless controller as an upgraded SHIELD portable device,... Read more...
Here's a bit of good news if, for whatever reason, you're hoping to use your PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller wirelessly with your PlayStation 3 (PS3) console. Courtesy of a recent firmware update Sony rolled out, it's now possible to pair the new controller with the previous generation game system using Bluetooth technology. The functionality became public knowledge from a Reddit forum thread discussing the topic. Since it's through Bluetooth, you need to head into your PS3's Settings menu and have it search for devices. Here are the steps: Go to "Accessory Settings" and select "Manage Bluetooth... Read more...
Bust out those happy feet and get to dancing for joy, provided you're a PC gamer who happens to also be a fan of Microsoft's Xbox One controller. If you are, today is the day you've been waiting oh-so-patiently for. At long last, Microsoft has made available a driver download so that you can plug the Xbox One controller into your PC and use it for games you deem appropriate. As for myself and the majority of PC gamers, I prefer a mouse and keyboard combination for most games. However, there are titles where a console controller admittedly comes in handy -- mainly sports and racing games for me,... Read more...
Nintendo has decided to mix a bit of old school styling with a new generation video game. More specifically, Nintendo is releasing a four-port adapter for the Wii U that will allow gamers to plug in up to four GameCube controllers for its upcoming Super Smash Bros. title. It's not yet clear if the adapter will work with other titles or if it will support Nintendo's wireless Wavebird. "Get excited! The Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will be playable with GameCube controllers," Nintendo announced in a Twitter post. Nintendo also posted a video to YouTube teasing the release of both the game and... Read more...
Microsoft sure has been taking its sweet little time porting the wonderful Xbox One game pad over to Windows. Sure, we're still big fans of the mouse and keyboard combination -- nothing beats WSAD + mouse for moving and strafing as you gun down your enemies in a first person shooter -- but there are some titles that are simply better suited for a console controller, particularly sports games. According to Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Microsoft's Xbox Live Service and otherwise known as Major Nelson, the Xbox One controller is making its way to Windows in the not-too-distant future. "Soon.... Read more...
After being on the market for around four months, the Xbox One's controller still doesn't work natively with Windows-based PCs. The natives are growing restless and you may have heard rumors that support for the controller is never coming. Microsoft's Albert Penello caught wind of the rumors and took to a forum post to set the record straight. "This is 100 percent wrong. When the drivers become available, they will work with the existing controllers. There is no plan to do a new, separate controller that only works on Windows. It will be the same as it is on Xbox 360 - the Xbox One controller you... Read more...
The Internet is abuzz with speculation on Google's future plans following news that the search giant acquired certain assets of Green Throttle Games, a Santa Clara-based startup that crowdfunded the creation of an Android-based virtual gaming console and Atlas game controller. On the surface, it appears Google is collecting pieces that will be part of a bigger whole -- specifically, a multi-functional set-top box. Alternately, Google could decide to take on Ouya and other Android-based micro-consoles, though that hardly seems like something the company would spend its time and energy on. The more... Read more...
Those of you who lamented the rumor that Sony was ditching its dual-shock design for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller in favor of one that more closely resembles the Wii U's can breathe a sigh of relief. Based on a leaked photo of an early prototype, it appears the PS4's controller will retain the same overall design as every previous PS controller, but with some upgrades for the modern era. The PS4's controller will have a touchscreen, or at least an LCD screen of some type, though it doesn't dominate the design. A small display has been plopped into the middle, right above the analog sticks... Read more...
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