Oh to be a farmer. There’s nothing quite like getting up at the crack of dawn to milk the cows, till some soil, and walk those sheep. Eating off the land? Best decision I ever made. Also, I have no idea what I’m talking about. A bout of Farming Simulator would fix that for sure! The game has always appealed to me*, I just never saw the experience being authentic with a keyboard and mouse. Thankfully, I’m not the only one who feels that way.
Asking me which console to recommend these days is the equivalent of quizzing me as to which testicle I’d like to keep in a life or death situation. I love all three two of very much you see. What I will admit however, is that the Xbox One has a superior controller in my humble opinion. Sure, the PS4 controller may have more features, but they’re barely used and the damn thing has the battery lifespan of a Mayfly which has gotten rather drunk and hasn’t buckled its seatbelt on before driving off. But to make the Xbox One controller, the design team behind it went through tons of design iterations.
As a predominantly PC gamer, I am the biggest fan of a good keyboard and mouse setup. Having the odd console here and there though has cultured a softness in me for handheld controllers. There have been loads over the years, some great, some not so much. Watch how they have changed in this 30 second clip.
Oculus are the pioneers of Virtual Reality technology in the industry today. It started with the Rift, but since then the company has partnered with Samsung for a smartphone VR solution, and things just keep looking better and better. Is a virtual controller next on the list?
Dark Souls, the strategic hack-and-slasher from FROM software is notoriously difficult. Truth is, it’s not really all that punishing once you understand it, and is so perfectly balanced that any of the inevitable deaths you face will all be entirely your fault. Of course, you could make it artificially difficult – which this guy has done… by playing through it with a Rock Band controller.
The Xbox One controller is a magnificent. It’s a little more angular than rounded 360 controller, but it’s incredibly comfortable, and sports those undeniably sexy rumbling triggers. Though the controller has a little micro USB port on the top if it, the thing is just not compatible with PC. That has changed; Microsoft has released a PC driver for the Xbox One controller.
It wasn’t all great hardware and games that arrived with the PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 generation of gaming. There were a few misfires along the way, such as Sony trying so hard to get some of that Wii pie that their Move controller was just one step away from being known as the Sony Pii. But their next bit of potential hardware looks far more original.
After several years of playing console games, the sensation of using a kouse and keyboard again has become pretty damn alien to me. Fortunately, most controllers these days work on a Windows platform. And it looks like the Playstation 4 Dual Shock controller will also boast some connectivity. But there’s a catch.
I believe that everything in life comes in threes, from sneezes through to marriages. Valve has had two announcements so far this week. First, they announced their new operating system, SteamOS. Second, they hit back with some new hardware. And for their third announcement, Valve just revealed a unique controller that is bucking design trends.
You’re going to have two choices in life soon. Either you’re getting an Xbox One, or a Playstation 4 console for some next-gen gaming. While I see Playstation 4 easily dominating because of several reasons, I still want to grab myself an Xbox One console next year. Because if I’m going to be fondling any controller for the next couple of years, I want it to be Microsoft-branded. Like my left buttock.
At E3 this year, I got my greasy hands on the Xbox One controller, much to the dismay of the staff who only then noticed that I had been snacking on some greasy pick me-up food. One sanitary hand wipe later and I was jamming some games with the new input device. It may not look all that different from the current Xbox 360 controller, but trust me, this device is something else underneath that plastic.
Hey Hey it’s Monday… yeah it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it does it? Oh well let’s start off today with the breaking news that the Xbox One controller is going to be shipping with not one, but two whole AA batteries.
I won’t deny this one criticism of the Xbox One: It’s going to be expensive. That’s because the console is packed with a stack of technology, whether you want it or not. But one piece of tech that I do want in the console, is that superb controller. And it looks like it’ll have more than just some face buttons built into it.
Look at you. You want to be a pro gamer, but your reaction speed is slower than a snail that has just puffed away the fattest spliff possible. Your current Xbox 360 controller is holding you back man! You need something better, faster and more in line with your ambitions!
…Well, in gaming terms of forever at least. We’ve spoken before about how we kind of dig the Xbox One controller, one of the few aspects of the console that Microsoft has gotten right so far. I’d gladly keep a controller like that around. Especially when it has the lifespan of a decade of hard gaming.