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Top 10 Video Game Controllers

By Shack Staff, Feb 16, 2018 4:20pm PST

That's right. We are finally doing it for Shacknews. Here are our Staff's Top 10 Video Game Controllers.


"I'm sorry,but the GameCube controller is among one of the worst that I've ever played with. Not ..."

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Razer Cuts Into Your Savings With New Wolverine Ultimate Controller

By John Keefer, Aug 25, 2017 11:30am PDT

It is for Xbox One and PC, and has more buttons, more customization options and some pretty colors to go with the $160 price.


E3 2017: The Original 'Duke' Xbox Controller Is Coming Back

By John Keefer, Jun 12, 2017 9:35am PDT

Peripheral maker Hyperkin is recreating the original controller for all the variations of Xbox One


"A'ight. I didn't hate the Duke, and still have one that I occasionally use with my OG Xbox. But ..."

- .3NV7. see all 4 comments

Stickless Super Smash Bros. Controller by Hitbox Declared Legal For Tournament Use

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 29, 2016 11:35am PST

Genesis 4 Super Smash Bros. will see the debut of the stickless SmashBox controller.


"Yeah, I looked it up. I probably should have just posted the link myself, sorry."

- Conan see all 6 comments

Oculus Touch Review: Two Thumbs Up

By Asif Khan, Dec 05, 2016 7:00am PST

Shacknews has spent the last few weeks testing out the brand new Oculus Touch controllers for Oculus Rift. Oculus may have the best solution for hand presence in virtual reality. Our review.


"Just a heads up. For the 3rd sensor, USB 2.0 is fine, in fact the included extension cable is ..."

- MilkDud see all 52 comments

Horseshoes, Powergloves, and Other Weird Real-Life Controller Patents

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 28, 2016 3:00pm PDT

From wearable motion controls to breakable controllers, let's look at some of gaming's weirdest controller patents from the past few years. 


Mortal Kombat X Fight Pad Controller Review: Fear Me

By Daniel Perez, Apr 09, 2015 11:10am PDT

With the release of Mortal Kombat X taking place in just a few days, we take a look at the first fightpad controller made for current-gen consoles, the PDP Mortal Kombat X Fight Pad Controller.


"Thanks for sharing this review. I already have two pads pre-ordered, one for each console ..."

- RowjinZee see all 10 comments

Original Xbox controller may be revived for Halo remake

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 16, 2011 11:15am PDT

The original controller that shipped with the first Xbox console may be making a brief return, if Halo's 343 Industries gets their way.


"I thought they were being handmade for the event. Not a reproduction or anything."

- Dolemite see all 30 comments

Xbox 360 Controller Introduces 'Transforming' D-Pad, Hitting Stores November 9

By Xav de Matos, Aug 31, 2010 10:00am PDT

Xbox Live's Major Nelson has just revealed a new wireless controller model, which includes a "transforming" directional pad. Twisting the...


"Nice that they fixed the D-pad, but two major complaints: 1. Only available with the Play & ..."

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