Tag Archives: controllers

  • ‘History of Game Controllers’ in 76 Seconds (Video)

    ‘History of Game Controllers’ in 76 Seconds (Video)

    Last week I watched a short film by French filmmaker Alain Resnais, which traced the making of a red plastic bowl all the way back to the origins of Earth minerals. I’m reminded of Le chant du Styrène because a recent video simply called History of Game Controllers takes a similar, if much less ambitious, backwards approach to […]

  • ALL Controller: “The World’s First Universal Gamepad” (Video)

    ALL Controller: “The World’s First Universal Gamepad” (Video)

    A universal video game controller is kind of like a perpetual motion device or a completely clean fuel source – a holy grail thought by some to be unattainable by science. But now it has been achieved – the ALL Controller, billed as “the world’s first universal gamepad” by its creators at Digital Depth. The […]

  • ColorWare Joy Con Classic: Inspired by Original NES Controller

    ColorWare Joy Con Classic: Inspired by Original NES Controller

    If you’re lucky and so inclined, you’re getting to play a little video games this July 4th. It’s too bad that you’re just now finding out about these cool Nintendo Switch controllers from ColorWare, inspired as they are by the original rectangles used to control the NES back in the 80s – the ColorWare Joy […]

  • Goofy Foot NES Controller for Left-Handed Players

    Goofy Foot NES Controller for Left-Handed Players

    Since the dawn of time, left-handed video game players have been what’s commonly referred to as SOL. In more enlightened times, a special controller for the left-handed would have been standard procedure, but it’s taken until relatively recently for it to be a consideration.  Now, a historical wrong has been righted with the Goofy Foot […]

  • Shift: The Drone You Control With Your Thumb (Video)

    Shift: The Drone You Control With Your Thumb (Video)

    Drones are fun and all, but sometimes it seems like you need to be some kind of a technological wizard to use one. Shift is a new kind of drone designed to be controlled with just one hand—even more precisely, just your thumb.  And it’s so easy to use that it’s purported to be the […]

  • Gamevice: Play Smartphone Games With an Actual Controller

    Gamevice: Play Smartphone Games With an Actual Controller

    Smartphone games are great and all, but they’re missing a crucial tactile element that the video games of our youths and today have in their favor. But with Gamevice, you can equip your smartphone with all the buttons, d-pads, joysticks, and so on that you could ever want, and use them to play the games […]

  • ‘A Brief History of Video Game Controllers’ (Video)

    ‘A Brief History of Video Game Controllers’ (Video)

    If you were to take a video gamer from 1983, pluck him from his comfortable sofa and drop him onto a comparable sofa in 2016, he may have a hard time wrapping his mind around what video game controllers are like today. It’s that evolution that is the subject of A Brief History of Video Game […]

  • Xbox Design Lab Lets Users Create Custom Controllers

    Xbox Design Lab Lets Users Create Custom Controllers

    Back in the old days, video game controller customization consisted of a few stickers and maybe some choice grease stains. But it’s 2016 now, and Microsoft has finally given gamers a chance to create a controller as precious and unique as they are, through the Xbox Design Lab. The Xbox Design Lab offers (deep breath), […]

  • ColorWare Custom Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

    ColorWare Custom Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

    In the competitive world of online video gaming, you need to use everything at your disposal to gain an edge. With a ColorWare Custom Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, not only will you have the advantage that comes with the Elite controller, but it will look really nice too. That’s because a ColorWare Custom Xbox […]

  • Kem Studio S1: Game Controller Made From Wood and Aluminum (Video)

    Kem Studio S1: Game Controller Made From Wood and Aluminum (Video)

    I remember an old article in The Onion about a father painstakingly making an Xbox out wood for his son because he couldn’t afford to buy one at the store. The joke there was that handcrafted video game controllers were an absurdity, but now Kem Studio has unveiled the Kem Studio S1, a video game […]