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Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus drops next week

Princess Peach Wii remote plus

Hey Wii U owners, if you're looking to round out your Mario-themed Wii Remote collection, the new Princess Peach Wii Remote Plus is set to hit stores next week. As you can see, the Peach Wiimote is pink on the front, with a darker pink on back, with a gold D-pad, white A button, and blue accents with the Peach logo. It matches up nicely with the Mario and Luigi Wii Remotes that were previously released, and has us wondering where the heck the Toad version is. You can grab the Peach Wii Remote Plus on April 24th for $40.


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The Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at a time

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Microsoft, Video Games

Xbox One Controllers

Microsoft just revealed an interesting tidbit about its upcoming Xbox One console: it can support up to either controllers at once. The Xbox One controller has a 30-foot range, and the console can recognize up to eight players at a time. Of course, developers will need to code the functionality into their games for up to eight players, but hey--at least now we aren't relegated to the typical four-player games anymore with the new Xbox. Interestingly, today Sony confirmed that the Playstation 4 will support up to 4 controllers at once.

If you haven't yet locked in your Xbox One console, you can pre-order on Amazon or The Microsoft Store now--or, if you're an Xbox employee, you get an exclusive white Xbox One for free!


Top 10 Tech Deals of the Day

gears of war 3 controller sale

We've got your latest list of items that fall under the best tech Deals of the Day for you, separated out into laptops, desktops, monitors, gaming, and home entertainment. The laptop deals are right here, but be sure to click through to get a look at all the rest of what we determined to be today's top 10 deals in tech, including that limited edition Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 controller up there!

Laptops

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.

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XIM3 brings precise mouse and keyboard control to Xbox 360

XIM3

PC gamers have always had a leg up on us console shooters as far as precision goes. There's no match for a mouse and keyboard, even though the Xbox 360 controller managaes to get the job done quite well. Previous mouse/keyboard translators failed to mimic the true PC control feel through console because of the unique levels of "aim-assist" that console shooters incorporated. However, the Xbox Input Machine (XIM3) boasts what they call "Smart Translator" technology that manages to override the console aim schemes and reproduce true precision aiming just like true PC shooters. XIM3 includes a touch-screen display that is much more sophisticated than previous models, and can also connect with any Xbox 360 controller. Hopefully this will mean that the XIM3 is both easier to configure and cheaper than past XIMs.

XIM3 is configured to run with such popular FPS console shooters as Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Check out the video of how it works on Halo: Reach below.

  • Game on your Xbox 360 using your favorite PC gaming-grade hardware
  • Mice, Keyboards, Joysticks, and Gameboard compatibility
  • Unsurpassed in-game feel thanks to advanced Smart Translator technology
  • Simple configuration through an on-board full-color LCD screen
  • Firmware upgradable
  • Active community forum

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Limited Edition Xbox 360 TRON controller

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Accessories, Hardware, Xbox 360

xbox 360 tron controller

This Collector's Edition TRON wired controller for the Xbox 360 represents Clu, dictator of the Tron world, and The Black Guard, Clu's elite fighting force. Features include orange light accents, performance enhancing design, and rubber grips. 

Only 250 of these controllers are being made at $49.99, so expect them to sell out before the end of the month.

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2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Wii Remote Plus

wii remote plus holiday gift

When Nintendo announced Wii Sports Resort at E3 a couple years back, it was in conjunction with the Wii Motion Plus add-on, a Wii Remote attachment that sent  much more precise data about how you were moving the remote to the Wii console. It took them a while, but now you can finally ditch that dongle and go with a Wii Remote Plus controller instead. It's the same Wii Remote that you know and (maybe) love, but with the Motion Plus technology built-in, and that's worthy enough of being included in our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. You can get them from Amazon for $38.99, a 3% savings.

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Sony cautions gamers that their controllers may explode

exploding controller

is warning consumers of knock-off controllers that look identical to the first party controllers, as they may be prone to exploding or igniting.

“SCEA advises consumers to be cautious when buying PlayStation 3 wireless controllers from uncertain sources as the quality, reliability and safety of counterfeit products is uncertain, and in some cases, may be dangerous. It is possible that some counterfeit product may ignite or explode, resulting in injury or damage to the user, your computer entertainment system, or other property,” warned Sony. 

Whoever is manufacturing these counterfeits has brought new meaning to controller vibration. Al Qaeda, is that you?

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Official Final Fantasy XIV PC Controller

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: MMORPG, PC, Role Playing Games

FFXIV

Sunflex created this official Final Fantasy XIV controller licensed by Sqaure Enix for use by PC aficionados. It is definitely inspired from the same aesthetic as Sony’s PlayStation controllers, albeit it has a bit of a boomerang look to it. However, while you could just as easily play with a less awkwardly designed Xbox 360 controller, the PlayStation look is definitely more traditionally acceptable for a Final Fantasy game, no? you can pick up the controller alongside the release of the game, which happens on September 30th.

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Xbox 360 wireless controller with transforming D-Pad coming November 9th

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hardware, Release Dates, Xbox 360

Xbox 360 D-Pad redesign, button down side

Microsoft is set to release a newly redesigned wireless controller with a transforming D-Pad this November. It’s no secret that the D-Pad on the Xbox 360 isn’t exactly popular with gamers, so the company supposedly went back to the drawing board, and came up with a D-Pad can be changed from disc-form to “plus” form just by turning the D-Pad itself. In addition to that change, the controller also has concave analog sticks, matte silver color, and gray A, B, X, Y buttons as well.

The catch? While the controller seems like it would be awesome, you can only get it as part of the new Play & Charge Kit which will be available on November 9th for $64.99. Yeah, even if you don’t need another Play & Charge Kit, that’s the only way you’ll be getting this controller, as Microsoft won’t be making it available as a standalone product. $64.99. Microsoft is definitely doing all they can to get more money out of Xbox users these days.

Gallery: Xbox 360 wireless controller with transforming D-Pad coming November 9th


Wii Classic Controller Pro now shipping

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Nintendo, Wii

Wii Classic Controller Pro

If the original Classic Controller was a bit too small for your meaty hands, you’ll be pleased to know that Nintendo has stayed true to their promise to ship the new, larger Classic Controller Pro by April. You can get in on the action now, as Amazon has both the black and white models in stock and ready to ship at a cost of $19.99 each.

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