Tagged: Peripherals

Last month Microsoft announced an expansion to their wireless line-up and now we have some firm details as to what that actually means: The new Xbox One wireless controller will be compatible with controller-enabled games on the Samsung Gear VR. That collaboration all kicks off with Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, which they’ve premiered at this year’s MINECON, letting players try out the virtual reality game using the Bluetooth-equipped controller. According to Microsoft: Players can get right inside the world of Minecraft and build, explore and battle mobs – all with a fresh perspective. Following a game update in October to … Read More »

Fans of the Xbox One S have, so far, been limited to playing their games with a white controller, or having their own unique ones created by Microsoft’s Design Labs. Tomorrow, though, that all changes, with the release of the Xbox One S black controller. The black Xbox One S controller features all the same features as its white cousin, including double the wireless range and Bluetooth technology, which allows gamers to hook up the wireless pad to Windows 10 devices. While the pad may be coming to Amazon US customers, there’s no word yet on if, or more likely … Read More »

Racers, on your marks. Gamers who have been playing backwards-compatible titles Grid 2, Dirt 3 and Dirt Showdown have, so far, been stuck inelegantly taking control of their sick rides with traditional Xbox One controllers. Since these games were first announced, fans have been crying out for wheel support, and while we always knew that Microsoft have been working on adding it, there was never any hint of when it would be unveiled. But all that changes with today’s update. According to Xbox’s community manager, Major Nelson: Racing Fans: We’ve updated Xbox One Back Compat titles Dirt 3, Dirt Showdown & Grid 2 to … Read More »

If you don’t own Xbox One’s Elite controller, there are a few more good reasons to pick one up: Scuf Gaming, who create custom accessories and controllers to ensure you can ‘play like a pro’, have announced a new line of accessories specifically crafted for the Elite. Frequently cited as the best controller in the world ever by some sections of the industry, the Elite controller features tons of upgrades built for hardcore gamers. This includes different stick types for ultimate control and mappable paddles that make sure players quickest on the draw. If their past work is anything to … Read More »

Remember how we cooed over those incredible custom controllers that Microsoft showcased during their E3 2016 press conference? All those options, all those colours. With 8 million different combos available, destroying the opposition will never feel more personal. While America is likely to get their hands on the Xbox Design Lab’s customised controllers at the start of September, which is when orders placed before the end of August will ship. The new controllers can also be engraved for, in the US, $9.99 more. If you live in the UK and Europe, though, you’ll be waiting until at least next year. … Read More »

Bad news for Overwatch fans hoping to play the Blizzard FPS with those on other systems – Jeffrey Kaplan, the game’s director, has put the absolute kybosh on it. For now. Overwatch was already listed as a definite no for cross-platforming back in November 2015. Then Microsoft popped up earlier this year to say they’ve figured out how it could be done, suddenly it seemed like the perfect game to join Rocket League as a cross-platform-ready title. During those heady, golden hours, anything seemed possible. But while excited gamers gasped, the reception from those in the industry was if not … Read More »

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