Miyamoto striving to set a new standard
Nintendo has been a leader in video game controller design for the past 30 years. However, at its recent Shareholders Q&A, it stated how it is actively working on establishing a 'new standard' within the industry. When asked if he thought developers would continue making video games where players were...
Play in comfort and style
The Nintendo Switch is an incredibly versatile console, with many different controller options to suit your mood. When playing in handheld mode, nothing beats the convenience of the Joy-Con of course, but when docked on in tabletop mode there are a plethora of controller choices on the market these days for your...
If you are something of a retro gamer and like to dabble on the dark side with classic Sega consoles, then you might be interested to learn that Retro-bit is releasing a series of officially endorsed controllers which are compatible with the Sega Genesis and Sega Saturn. The Genesis / Mega Drive edition is a replica of the iconic 6...
Video game peripheral manufacturer Hyperkin has revealed that it will be releasing a "pro-style" wireless controller for use with your beloved Nintendo 64. Named the 'Admiral', this controller uses a Bluetooth dongle to wirelessly connect to your console. As you can immediately tell, the design sacrifices the famous trident...
Joypads to bring joy to your Switch experience
Now that the Nintendo Switch has been out for a while, we've got a few more controller options to consider. While the official Joy-Con are rather lovely for using docked on your Switch in handheld mode, or when using the motion controls in games like ARMS, they might not be the most comfortable for long...
From NES to Wii U
In over 25 years of home consoles, Nintendo's done more than just produce ever-improving gaming systems that give us more complex, better-looking games: it's also been a major influence on how we play our games. The company has often been responsible for bringing new control schemes to the mainstream, or adapting ideas from others...
Could this account for its delay?
We played FlingSmash in February of this year and quite enjoyed it, as our First Impressions show, but its projected release date of Summer 2010 has been and gone without the game hitting shelves. Now retailer Gamestop has released boxart of the game showing the game is set to be bundled with a Remote, seemingly...
No more plug-ins for you
If you're fed up of clicking that MotionPlus accessory into the bottom of your Wii Remote, you might want to consider picking up Nyko's new Wand+, which features the accessory built inside the controller itself. Arcane magic indeed. Here's what Nyko has to say about its new creation. By building the technology into the...
Nintendo releasing boyish blue and prim pink in Japan
We've only just reported on the news that the US is receiving a black Remote and Nunchuk on November 16th, but Japan is already bracing itself for another two colours in a few weeks. Yes, Japan will be receiving pink and blue Remotes on December 3rd, priced at ¥3,800, an equivalent of about $42...
They said it would never happen... well, sort of
We're all used to our white Remotes and Nunchuks nestling comfortably in our soft gamer's hands, pale plastic glinting in the sunlight, but those days are soon to be over - come November 16th you'll have the choice of a second colour, as Nintendo have announced black Remotes, MotionPlus attachments...
Is the first gun-shaped Wiimote a sharp-shooter or full of blanks? We put it to the test.
Thanks to the built-in pointer capabilities of the Wiimote, light gun games have seen a renaissance of sorts on Nintendo’s little white box. Connoisseurs of this genre have a load of accessory options in the shape of plastic shells a la Nyko’s lauded...
Nintendo's new Classic Controller spotted at E3.
A while ago, it was announced that Japan would be getting a new Classic Controller. This still hasn't happened - it'll be released in August, and they've already announced a differently coloured one for release on the same day - but it's apparently already clear that it will be released elsewhere as well. The Classic Controller Pro has been spotted..
A button press by any other name...
For some reason the fact that motion controls (or "gestures") are a major part of the Wii control interface bothers people; it is felt that this ruins the gaming experience and that the majority of such implementations would be better served by traditional digital button presses. Indeed some people go so...
If you can't beat them, join them
Ok, before we start let's get one thing clear - this is piece of news is still trapped in rumour-ville for the time being. With that out of the way, we can get down to business. We've heard word that Sony is set to reveal details of its own 'motion-sensing' controller for the PS3 at E3 this year. "But the PS3 already has that" I hear you cry - in the form..
Ever wanted to see how the various Nintendo Wii controllers started out?
Patent images have recently surfaced of some of Nintendo's various Wii controller designs. For those who want to see how these controllers took shape, you can check out the images below. The Wii Remote designs are probably the most interesting of the bunch. As you can see, one design features an analog stick where the D-pad is..
“I love the Power Glove. It’s so bad.”
When Lucas Barton uttered those immortal words in the 1989 movie The Wizard it made every single Nintendo fan on the face of the planet want one. The reality was a little less impressive, but thankfully modder Matt Mechtley is ensuring that this iconic peripheral isn’t forgotten; he’s tinkered around with it to add additional functionality, although..
At last, a little love for Nintendo’s delayed add-on
The Wii’s motion-sensing gameplay has opened up the market to people who wouldn’t normally play videogames, and in this respect it’s nothing short of revolutionary. However, critics will be quick to point out that the technology used isn’t all that accurate; who here hasn’t noticed that Wii Sports tennis can’t tell the difference..
Boo! Nintendo has 'no plans' for Western release
If you’re the kind of person who becomes unreasonably animated at the thought of new peripherals then you probably broke into a broad grin when you read about Nintendo’s new Classic Controller PRO the other day. A revision of the existing Classic Controller, this updated model is more of an ergonomic amendment than anything else; aside from the..
Nintendo of Japan's website has recently had an update which now includes an additional Wii controller, the Classic Controller PRO.
The new controller seems to be extremely similar to the existing Classic Controller but has the additional shoulder buttons (found on Gamecube) and a more Gamecube controller shape. The website states the controller will be available this summer and we'll take a guess..
Move over Wii Zapper, we're bringing in the cannons - SEGA whips out some special accessories for HOTD: OVERKILL.
Obviously SEGA are aware of how much I like HOTD, that's why they won't tell me the bad news about HOTD4 never coming to the consoles - damn you guys, make it happen, you know it makes sense. They've distracted me with OVERKILL for now, which let's face it, is a good sign for the..
Nintendo Life has four Snakebyte retro controllers to give away, one white wireless and three black wired controllers all up for grabs!
Our friends at Snakebyte accessories have kindly provided us with some fantastic Retro Controllers for Wii to give away to you, our faithful Nintendo Life readers. We have one main prize up for grabs a white...
Not quite sure about Nintendo's classic controller? Snakebyte are here to offer you an alternative, the Retro Controller and Wireless Retro Controllers.
Nintendo's Wii Console has more different controller types than any other system, offering the vast array of games, including retro titles from console history clearly needed something a little more...