How to Fix the Valve Steam Machine controller

This week we got a look at a new revision to Valve’s Steam Machine controller. The addition of an analog stick stick is a step in the right direction, but Gabe and company are still getting it completely wrong. Valve has the right idea in general, but they keep completely missing the mark on the more »


The Vigatar creator doesn’t understand how games work

Every once and a while, a crowdfunding endeavor comes up that makes you squint your eyes, furrow your brow, and furiously shake your head. “No, uh uh, nope, we don’t want or need this.” This, my friends, is how I feel about the Vigatar. (Which rhymes with minotaur, another thing we definitely can live without.) more »


Alienware Steam Machines can be Successful

We all know that Valve’s Steam Machines, more commonly known as Steam Boxes, are coming later in 2014. However, some Steam Machine hardware developers, like Alienware, are already voicing doubts about whether or not they will be successful. Instead of questioning, Alienware should be confident in the Steam Machine. It can not only sell, but more »

PC support finally comes to Xbox One controllers

Put away those Xbox 360 controllers because you won’t be needing them anymore to play games on Windows. Microsoft released official x86 and x64 drivers that will enable Xbox One controllers to work on PC. Once you have those drivers installed, you’ll be able to play any Xbox 360 controller-supported game with the . You’ll more »

Smash Bros. for Wii U can be played with GameCube controllers

If you are still so familiar with a GameCube controller you can’t possibly imagine playing Super Smash Bros. without it, Nintendo has something just for you. It will make GameCube controllers compatible with the Wii U version of Smash Bros. There’s a catch though. You can’t just plug a GameCube controller into a Wii U more »

No Steam Controllers Until 2015

Valve has announced on their blog that their trend-bucking Steam Controllers will almost certainly not be reaching shelves in 2014. They’re instead “realistically looking at 2015″. This news comes on the heels of a statement by Alienware that they aren’t making much money on their Steam Machines. While the definition of a Steam Machine is more »

Chuck E. Cheese trying Oculus Rift Virtual Ticket Blaster Experience

Ever since the team got acquired by Facebook, it’s featured more prominently in mainstream news reports. Though, I don’t think any of us expected the latest big story on the virtual reality headset to involve Chuck E. Cheese. Yes, you read that right. Chuck E. Cheese wants in on the Oculus Rift experience. Select Chuck more »


The Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle is real

Sure enough, a Club Nintendo promotion wasn’t the only thing announced during today’s surprise Nintendo Direct. A Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle was too. Rather, the bundle was confirmed, because we’d already heard rumors that it was a thing and would be coming out alongside the game on May 30, 2014. The Mario Kart more »

Peach Wii Remote Plus is tickled pink

A trio has been completed. You may recall that, not long ago, Nintendo released Mario and Luigi-themed Wii Remote Plus controllers that people could use with their Wiis or Wii Us. Now, Princess Peach is joining in the fun with a Peach Wii Remote Plus. Yes, it’s her very own, themed controller and it’s pretty more »

Amazon Fire Game Controller has been placed on backorder

Amazon’s first try at the home console market appear to be going well so far. Last week, the company announced and shipped the . Fire TV is capable of playing games, but some can only be experienced with the $40 Amazon Fire Game Controller. It was questionable if customers would be interested enough in gaming more »


The Grush video game toothbrush is a terrible idea

Okay, let me set the scene. A company has created a video game toothbrush called the Grush. They expect parents to take their smartphone, stick it on the bathroom mirror, directly above the sink, so kids can play the Grush game while they brush, and then use the brushing stats acquired from the special Grush more »

Kinect for Windows looks familiar

Wow. That new Kinect for Windows unit looks so, so familiar. Seriously, I think I’ve got a case of the deja vus. I mean, that setup. That appearance. Where have I seen it before? Oh. Right. It looks just like the ‘s Kinect. Glad we figured that out. Only, it isn’t the exact same thing. more »