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Game on the go with these phone mounts for game controllers

Smartphones are more powerful today than they ever have been, with some devices offering a better gaming experience than even your desktop computer. On top of that, the mobile gaming platform has expanded so much that the library of games is incredible, so you’ll want to use a controller to get the best experience. If you’re not tied to a specific ecosystem, the best option for most people is the Razer Raiju Mobile, which works with both Windows  [Read More…]

Are PS5 DualSense controllers rechargeable?

Best answer: Yes. The DualSense has an internal battery that can recharged via USB-C. It is unknown what type of battery this is or if it is easily replaceable should it start to degrade.

Current-gen: DualShock 4 ($ 60 at Best Buy)

How can we recharge the DualSense?

The PS5 DualSense controller can be recharged via USB-C. Similar to how you can charge a DualShock 4, just attach the cable between the controller and your  [Read More…]

I’ve always hated DualShock controllers, but the DualSense seems different

Xbox has always had the superior controller, in my opinion, but then the DualSense shows up and makes me question my beliefs.

Sony revealed the PlayStation 5‘s DualSense controller last week and quickly proved it was going for revolution instead of evolution with this generation. I’m going to say something I never thought I’d say in my life when it comes to PlayStation controllers: I love it. That’s not to say I don’t have my complaints —  [Read More…]

Let’s take a look at the PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers

Revolution PS5 DualSense controller

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Pros Light bars moved Adaptive triggers Haptic feedback USB-C charging Built-in microphone Create button Cons Symmetrical thumbstick layout Triggers are not as ergonomic Light bars might drain battery

The DualSense doesn’t completely revolutionize the DualShock lineup, but it is Sony’s biggest departure in design in well over a decade. The hand grips are more ergonomic than the DualShock 4’s and it adds haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to  [Read More…]

No need for controllers with these awesome Oculus Quest games

With version 13 of the Oculus software, the Oculus Quest now automatically tracks your hands when it can’t find any Oculus Touch controllers in range. While it’s a novelty to browse through the Oculus menus with just your fingers, playing games is way more fun. To get started, sideload apps to your Oculus Quest using Sidequest before you begin. Also, for the best results, always play in a well-lit room for optimal hand-tracking performance. The brighter, the better.

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The Oculus Quest can now differentiate Christmas Lights from controllers

You can now safely Griswold your home.

What you need to know The Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest use a visual tracking system called the Oculus Insight that sees LEDs in the Oculus controllers. Some types of Christmas lights were tricking the Insight system into thinking the controller was moving when it wasn’t. Oculus Insight now tracks lights in 3D space and will no longer be confused by small LEDs like Christmas lights.

If you’ve been  [Read More…]

What controllers are compatible with the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro (2019)?

The NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) and Shield TV Pro may have radical new tube designs, but it still holds the crown as the best streaming device running Android TV. It’s also a capable gaming console that can access games from the Google Play Store or from NVIDA’s GeForce NOW game streaming device. For all of that, you’ll need a controller. Luckily, NVIDIA offers solid support for Bluetooth controllers, which means that you’ve got a slew of options to  [Read More…]

Can you use older Shield Controllers with the new NVIDIA Shield TV (2019)?

Best answer: Yes! The NVIDIA Shield TV 2019 is based on Android TV, which natively supports all major Bluetooth game controllers, including the Shield Controller. You can easily pair the Shield Controller to the Shield TV 2019 and play your favorite games on the streaming box.

Designed for gamers: NVIDIA Shield TV 2019 ($ 150 at Amazon) A great controller: NVIDIA Shield Controller ($ 42 at Amazon) The NVIDIA Shield TV 2019 works flawlessly with your Shield  [Read More…]

Colorful PlayStation 4 controllers you may be interested in

PlayStation supports a wide variety of accessories, but none are as crucial as the DualShock 4 controller, which is a necessity if you want to game at all. Since its standard black color is rather dull and people always want options, thankfully there are over a dozen variants to spice up players’ collections. Here are several choices you may be interested in.

Cool & Complimentary

Staff pick

Berry Blue

There’s a reason I like to call  [Read More…]

Four more DualShock 4 controllers are coming in September

You can pick up four new DualShock 4 controllers starting in September.

What you need to know PlayStation Blog has revealed four more DualShock 4 color variations. The four new controllers are Electric Purple, Red Camouflage, Titanium Blue and Rose Gold. These four controllers don’t have an exact release date but will be available sometime in September. Each controller will be $ 64.99 USD/$ 74.99 CAD. Preorders are not yet live.

Not enough  [Read More…]