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Stadiatool lets you flash firmware on Google’s Stadia Controller without using Google’s web app

Google killed its Stadia game streaming service earlier this year. But the company also released a tool that allowed anyone with a Stadia Controller to convert it from a WiFi-only tool for cloud gaming to a Bluetooth controller that could be used with just about any device. At the time Google said its web-based tool […]

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Stadia is dead, but the Stadia controller lives on as a Bluetooth game controller

Google’s Stadia game streaming services will shut down after January 18, 2023. Since making that announcement a few months ago, Google has been issuing refunds to customers who spent money on Stadia games and hardware. But while it’s nice that folks who bought a Stadia controller will get a refund, what are you supposed to […]

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With Stadia shutting down, what else can you use the Stadia Controller for?

Google is shutting down its Stadia game streaming service in January. The move wasn’t entirely surprising for anyone familiar with Google’s history of killing off products. But the announcement was so sudden that even game developers were caught by surprise. While Google is promising refunds to folks who’ve spent money to purchase games and Stadia-compatible […]

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Valve discontinues the Steam Controller (with a $5 closeout sale)

Valve’s Steam Controller is a wireless handheld game controller designed for PC gaming… including PC games that you’d normally play with a mouse and keyboard. While it doesn’t have QWERTY keys, it does have two trackpads that you can use in lieu of a mouse, trackball, joystick, or steering wheel. First announced in 2013 and […]

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Razer’s new $100 Junglecat controller is like a Joy-con for Android phones

Gaming hardware company Razer has its own line of Android smartphones. But now the company is introducing a new accessory that lets you turn other Android phone into gaming phones. The new Razer Junglecat controller is a $100 Bluetooth controller that features two analog sticks, a D-Pad, and buttons. You can use it as a […]

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Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro is game console-in-a-controller (also usable as just a controller)

The folks at SNK tried to cash in on the retro gaming console craze last year with the launch of the Neo Geo Mini, an oddly-shaped portable device that looked like a tiny arcade cabinet. Now the company is trying something a little different. The upcoming Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro is basically a game […]

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Lilbits 355: Intel’s next-gen low-power chips coming in 2020, better graphics in tow

We already knew Intel’s follow up to the Gemini Lake line of cheap, low-power Celeron and Pentium processors would probably be code-named Elkhart Lake and that the new chips could pack way more performance, possibly by combining high-performance “Sunny Cove” CPU cores, lower-power “Tremont” cores, and Intel Gen11 graphics. Now, if a leaked product roadmap […]

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Microsoft starts rolling out Xbox One mouse and keyboard support

The Xbox One game console is basically a computer that runs a special version of Windows 10, but it’s clearly designed first and foremost for gaming and the main way you interact with it is by using handheld game controller. Still, some gamers prefer a keyboard and mouse… and soon they may be able to […]

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Amazon Fire TV Game Controller doesn’t support newest Fire TVs anymore

Good news for folks looking to play games on their Amazon Fire TV devices: the Amazon Fire TV Game Controller in on sale for $20, marked down from $50. That’s the lowest price ever on this wireless game controller. Bad news for folks that have recent Fire TV devices: Amazon’s official game controller only works […]