8BitDo Controllers now work with iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple TV. Here are all the details on this.
SteelSeries has just announced Nimbus Plus MFi game controller with 50 hours of battery life, clickable joysticks, and more. Here are the details.
Images for new Xbox One Elite Controller 2 have popped up on the web while the PlayStation 4 gets its first third-party wireless controller, which takes a leaf out of the Xbox One design.
8Bitdo's NES30 is not going to win any prizes or any fans based purely on its name, but let's be honest, no-one is really going to care about what this thing is called. It is however likely to garner a lot of attention and immediate love from hardcore old-school gamers who absolutely loved the look and feel of Nintendo's NES gaming controllers from back in the day. This particular gadget may have been built with the modern world and mobile gaming in mind, but it stays true to the original design by offering that "same NES touch, same NES feeling".
Mobile gaming is slowly but surely moving away from dedicated gaming devices and towards multipurpose ones like tablets and smartphones, which is born out by the fact that the top apps across stores like the App Store and Google Play tend to be of the gaming variety. There's only one problem with playing what some would call 'proper' games on a small, touch-based device though and that's the fact that there's not tactile feel or more simply, no buttons. Depending on the kind of game being played, that may or may not be an issue.
With mobile gaming, what was once the market that the likes of Sega, Sony and Nintendo dominated is now wide open for the taking. With its huge collection of games and devices selling like the proverbial hotcakes, it's safe to say that Apple is a real mobile gaming player at this point, if you pardon the rather heavy-handed pun.
Many of you, I imagine, partake in a little casual PC gaming, and as any once-a-week gamer will know all-too well, using the keyboard as a controller can be a rather cumbersome process. The incorporation of a mouse or touchpad can make things worse still, but since you only play on the odd occasion, going out and purchasing a physical control pad is pretty much out of the question. If you like your driving games, are frustrated with your current control setup yet do not see a physical controller as a worthwhile investment, a nifty little app for Android will help turn your device into a makeshift controller for your virtual racing needs.
The iPad mini is, by and large, deemed to be a consumption device, and although it surely has some productive qualities, it's definitely seen as more of an entertainment package than its larger sibling. With this in mind, a group of creative individuals have started a Techdy campaign to gather support for their rather beautiful gaming controller for the fledgling slate, and as well as doubling up as a smart cover when not in use, it also looks robust enough to keep your iPad mini securely in place when it is.