TwinCube speakers also on the way
Look at the shiny shiny
The Switch's Pro Controller is a thing of beauty, but what isn't so beautiful is the price tag. It may be filled to the brim with gizmos and gadgets but it's still a tough pill to swallow. At a lower cost, however, you can invest in a more compact alternative from 8Bitdo, the first manufacturer to stick out a third-party...
TwinCube speakers also on the way
Accessory maker 8Bitdo has unveiled three new products at E3 this year, primarily aimed at Switch gamers. First up is the SNES30 Pro, which is billed as "the ultimate retro gaming controller." It showcases bluetooth, USB-C, rumble vibration, motion controls and player indicator LED’s, and is expected...
Putting the 'firm' back in 'firmware'
In case you missed it, 8Bitdo's line of third party controllers are now compatible with the Nintendo Switch thanks to a firmware update, meaning you can take out your opponents as intended on Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, grab a perfect score on Puyo Puyo
Even more control options
Peripheral maker 8Bitdo has released a new firmware update for its controllers which enables support for the Nintendo Switch. The range of pads - which includes the NES30 and SNES30 controllers - are based on classic Nintendo products and boast an exceptional build quality. While there are obvious
8Bitdo Retro Receiver adds Joy-Con and Switch Pro Controller support
The 8Bitdo Retro Receiver for the NES Classic Mini is an essential purchase as it allows you to game on your console without being tethered by annoying short wires. The device has just become that little bit more desirable thanks to a
8Bitdo NES30 Vs Nyko Miniboss
The NES Classic Edition is a wonderful micro-sized retro-gaming machine; availability issues aside its hard to find much fault with, it apart from the rather short controller cable which comes with the otherwise excellent replica of the original NES controller. At just 30 inches the cable that joins the pad to the...
Three pronged thriller?
8Bitdo's replica controllers have gained quite a reputation with retro gamers who are keen to get that authentic feel but also wish to benefit from modern conveniences such as the absence of annoying wires and the ability to recharge the internal battery. We've already seen excellent variants on the NES and SNES...
$39.99, and it ships before Christmas
Fed up of the stupidly short controller cable on the NES Classic Mini? Fear not, because peripheral maker 8bitdo has confirmed today that it is bringing its own wireless control option to the NES Classic Mini. 8Bitdo has already performed the same trick with the standard
Everything old is new again
https://youtu.be/MiQNSO9-aJg https://youtu.be/QSS4LfNtN8w When it comes to retro gaming there are few who would disagree with the notion that playing on original hardware is the most faithful way to play the classics, even if it's not necessarily the most convenient. Well one of the biggest pet peeves of older hardware...
Look Ma, no wires!
The removal of the pesky joypad cable has to rank as one of the most important advances in video game tech. For far too long were we resigned to dealing with tangled wires that shackled us to our games consoles, forcing us to sit within a range dictated by the length of the cable itself (Super Famicom owners will feel this pain...
Now you're playing with current-gen power
Quite often nowadays talk of playing retro games drifts to emulators - and arguments over them - and services like the Virtual Console. Plenty still dust off their original (and surprisingly functional) systems, however, and there's a sub-industry of gadgets to help these retro gamers get the most out of...
Clones 25 years in the making
Chinese firm 8bitdo is on a roll when it comes to making Bluetooth controllers which look and feel like classic Nintendo pads. We've already had the NES30 and the FC30 Pro - the former taking inspiration from the classic 8-bit console and the latter sporting design cues lifted from the Japanese edition of the NES, the...
A familiar friend, reinvented
If you're an Android user then you'll already be well aware of the operating system's native connectivity with wireless Bluetooth peripherals, including dedicated game pad controllers. Apple has recently introduced a similar protocol for its iOS platform, and Android-based micro-consoles like the Ouya, M.O.J.O. and
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