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Super Nintendo Classic Controller Length longer than NES Classic

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Nintendo has confirmed the cord for the Super Nintendo Classic. The NES Classic’s controller and this the SNES Classic’s is stated to be ” about 2 ft. longer than the cord on the NES Classic Controller.” The controller length was a huge issue for most people last time, seems that Nintendo has learned the lesson from the first time around.

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Samsung Announces Price for Gear VR Controller, along with Availability

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Samsung held it’s Unpacked event in New York and London, showing investors and consumers what to expect in the near future from the tech giant. The Galaxy S8 was of course announced, but they also shared some big news about their plans for VR. The new VR controller will launch on April 21st of this year at $39 price point. It can also be purchased with a Samsung Gear VR for $129 so you can have the full set. The plan is to have the VR controller widely available for consumers at launch, and throughout the year.

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KontrolFreek Ultra (PS4 / Xbox One) Next Gen Controller Accessory Mini Review

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Kontrol Freek has become almost a common household name at this point in the gaming community, or at least it should be. Don’t invite me to your house if it isn’t yet. They are known for their many different analog stick accessories that help gamers win, but they also help with general accuracy for the everyday player. KontrolFreek accessories essentially plug into the top of an analog stick controller extending the stick and causing more precise movement to become possible. KontrolFreek will elevate the total length of the analog stick and add a higher spot to put your thumbs giving the user a better range of motion and allowing them to pull of more accurate shots in game.

Using the next-generation versions of this tech I found gameplay enhancements are not just for shooters. During my tests with the KontrolFreek FPSFreek Ultra several games were tested including: Battlefield 4, Call of Duty Ghosts, Need for Speed Rivals, Killzone Shadow Fall, Trials Fusion, and more. The KontrolFreek Ultra really seems to make the controller for the PS4 more comfortable to use especially with me having bigger hands. Thanks to KontrolFreek the sticks flowed a lot easier.

Using this product I honestly did notice myself aiming a lot faster on games. Now there’s definitely some downsides to these they do tend to fall off your controller from time to time and this can be really annoying especially if you’re in a huge streak on a game. Also tested the FPSFreek CQC which don’t elevate as high and they were better for a more accurate feel of the sticks mainly for more precise shots in game.

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Final Verdict:

In all, the KontrolFreek sticks for both the Xbox One and the PS4 are improving on what are great items from the previous console generation. Many pro gamers are familiar in and out of the MLG scene with these and some even swear by them. They provide better accuracy in game and a more precise feel when playing games they are at a competitive price so they aren’t hard to get a hold of and try out, perhaps you’ll end up adding them to your controller line as well.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9 / 10

RGN Rating: Gold Accessory

Manufacturer: Kontrol Freek

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Review Copy Info: 4 sample units were provided to RealGamerNewz by the Manufacturer on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers for the purpose of this review.

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Broforce Tactical Update + Steam Early Access Now Available – April 2014

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If you don’t buy Broforce, you’re not a bro. Broforce has become available for Steam Early Access today and Devolver Digital has released the following Tactical Update video to the public. Windows PC and Mac OS X versions of this title are available with local and online co-op, single player, multiplayer, controller support, and level editor. The game is developed by Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital. The latest version introduces Ripbro as the first female member of Broforce.

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“Download the beta version of Broforce and provide invaluable feedback to the Free Lives team in the creation of new bros and new features during development. Updated builds will be delivered each month on the way to a targeted late Summer 2014 launch as players are encouraged to provide feedback on Broforce via the official forums and help shape Broforce into its final, explosive form.”

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Amazon Fire TV Released For $99 (1080P HD, 60FPS) w/ Over 100 Games Including Minecraft: Pocket Edition

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Oculus Rift won’t be getting any support from Minecraft, but the Amazon Fire TV has been announced today and released for $99.99 with the Fire Game Controller running $39.99 and over 100 games already existing on the device (starting at 99 cents a piece, averaging at $1.85 each, and obviously we’re talking digital games here).

Finally, an Android-based device that you can plug into your TV and do Gaming properly without worrying about garbage controllers or a brand that will fade and leave you with a paperweight some time later. The Amazon Fire TV is capable of starting videos immediately without buffering and has 3X PROCESSING POWER of the Apple TV as well as 2GB of memory making it 4X MORE MEMORY than the AppleTV. Amazon Fire TV is going to be streaming movies and television shows at Full 1080P High Definition with 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound Audio through either of its HDMI or Optical outputs.

Amazon has also announced that some games will end up exclusive to the Amazon Store and Amazon family of devices in the future, though the Amazon Fire TV will support thousands of games “soon” with over 100 available for the device now. In addition to the video game offerings the device has debuted with the Amazon Fire TV also has the following features:

Included w/ Purchase: WIFI (Internal b/g/n), Remote Control (no line of sight required), Ethernet (wired port), Certified Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound, HDMI Video Output (1080P HD), Voice Search Functionality, Optical Output, Quad Core Processor, 2GB Memory, USB Input, Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 AAA batteries (for remote), 1 Year Limited Warranty.

Movie / TV / Music Support:

Hollywood Ticker
Kino Lorber
RealPlayer Cloud
Tastytrade
Bloomberg TV
DailyBurn
FitYou
Vevo
Pandora
iHeartRadio
TuneIn Radio
Qello
HuffPost Live
Post TV
NowThis News
Magisto TV
Watch ESPN
NBA Game Time
Thuuz Sports
ACC Digital Network

Look & Cook
iFood.tv
YouTube
Revision3
Crackle
Netflix
AOL On
Vimeo
Hulu Plus
Frequency
Flixster
Showtime Anytime
Smithsonian Channel
Plex
Docurama
Red Bull TV
Redux TV
Tubi TV
Film Movement
Hasbro Studios
All Fitness TV
Classic TV
Manga
MBC On Demand

Coming Soon: HBO GO, Amazon MP3 Library Support

Amazon FreeTime: Kids mode for letting non-adults enjoy television and movies without any inappropriate content getting in the way. Simplified controls are also used in this mode and lock the kids out of things that aren’t for them. Daily Time Limits and Custom Restrictions can also be used in this Parental Protection setup.

RealGamerNewz will have more on this device soon, check out our new dedicated Amazon Fire TV Section once the device has time to settle in and make its mark!

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Body Controller / VR GFX Headset ‘PrioVR’ Successfully Kickstarted w/ $322,103 Funding

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While one PR headset hits its peak moment of crucial liquidity in momentum and purpose (Oculus Rift / FB) another emerges from myth and rumor to our prototype hands-on leaked info, and now a GDC 2014 Reveal (Sony PS4 Morpheus). Now, thanks to a successful Kickstarter program and some great viral marketing, another Virtual Reality venture has been brought to the industry by sheer demand for such technology in the gaming space. PrioVR has been successfully ‘Kickstarted’ with $322,103 of funding after only asking for $75,000 but taking the Internet by storm with their campaign to bring Virtual Reality to gamers worldwide. Take a look at some of the notable features we are particularly excited for below as well as the Official Kickstarter Pitch Video that brought this new device from a fantasy to a tangible production in progress.

Some of PrioVR’s Noteworthy Features:

  • Custom Hand Controllers: Control the game with your body, this VR headset isn’t just for your eyes.
  • Multiplayer Games: The team behind the device provided Demos of games using PrioVR, those will now be turned into MP games.
  • 3 Price Tiers To Choose From: 8, 12, or 17 sensors depending on which price point you choose to enter at.
  • +100 Troll Points: For offering to buy out Oculus / FB if the Stretch Goal of $2,000,000,001.00 was achieved.

Official Pitch Video of Work-In-Progress

PrioVR Technology (Coming Soon):

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Titanfall Xbox ONE Limited Edition Controller Unboxing

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The Titanfall Xbox ONE controller will be in stores in the US and Europe alongside Titanfall when it launches on March 11 (US), March 12 (Europe) and March 13 (UK) 2014 with a US recommended retail price of $64.99 excluding taxes (around £40 excluding VAT).

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Xbox Support Tells Customer Who Received Unfinished X1 Controller To Commit Return Fraud

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GameFront has reported on a very interesting developing story out of the UK, where Microsoft has already had users pay $621 for replacement consoles and now have refused to refund an Xbox ONE controller that arrived unfinished unless the user paid for the shipping himself. On top of that, this was during the holiday season while MS was claiming to be sending console replacements in under 3 days for American customers, and telling UK customers they’d have to give up a security deposit of $621 while MS waited to receive their broken machine (which in many cases was forced to be shipped at the cost of the user). Beyond that, MS Support publicly took a strange turn for the worst when it actually suggested that this customer “just” buy a new X1 controller while waiting for the replacement to arrive (on top of paying for their own shipping) and then they were told to “just” return it and say it didn’t work – thereby committing return fraud.

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Titanfall Xbox ONE Controller Revealed

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The first limited edition Xbox One controller is themed in Titanfall. It looks very very cool (in my opinion), and makes us wonder if they will make a Titanfall Edition Xbox ONE Console with custom graphics as well.

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Imports: Lightning Returns – Final Fantasy XIII DualShock 3 Controller

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Check out the official Lightning Returns – Final Fantasy XIII custom graphic DualShock 3 controller pictured above which you can soon order for import on PlayAsia by clicking here.

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DualShock 4’s Light Bar Gets Dimmer to Indicate How Hidden You Are in THIEF

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DualShock 4 is a controller that will add to the experiences of PlayStation 4 games. Stephane Roy, The Producer of the new game THIEF (which revives a well received franchise by the same name) indicated some of the ways that this controller will be used in the game today. One way THIEF uses the DualShock 4 which is expected to be seen in many games is that the touch pad at the top / center of the controller will allow players to navigate menus in a more intuitive way.

However, a not-so-common way the game will integrate the DualShock 4 is to make the light bar at the top of it get brighter and darker based on how stealth you are at any given time. For example, if you duck and pin to the wall against the shadows, the amount of illumination on the controller will decrease and you’ll be able to get a good feel for how hidden you really are from the enemies before it’s too late. Motion control will be used for the bow and arrow action and you can catch a lot more next-gen information regarding the PlayStation 4 version of the title at the Full Interview on PlayStation Blog here.

Thief 4 aka THIEF is expected to release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox ONE, and Windows PC on February 25, 2014 in North America and on February 28, 2014 in Europe and Japan. The game is being published by Square Enix and developed by Eidos Montreal.

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DualShock 4’s Light Sensor Cannot Be Shut Off

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It’s been confirmed by Sony Computer Entertainment that the new DualShock 4 controller launching for the upcoming Sony PS4 (PlayStation 4) which launches this Holiday 2013 season will not feature an ability to shut the light sensor on the controller off. Similar to how the PS3 works, the light bar sits at the top of your controller and indicates which player it is (player one, player two, etc.).

However, the DualShock 4 also incorporates PlayStation Move technology and uses the light bar to also communicate with the (sold separately) PS4 Eye. This may be part of the reason why the feature is permanent at the time of this writing.

This is a very minor detail of a great looking next-generation launch for both Microsoft and Sony, but as the saying goes “haters gonna hate” and this is likely going to end up a detail in someone’s console war/fan-boy checklist.

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Sony’s “The PlayRoom” Exclusive to PS4 Uses PS Eye 4 + DualShock 4 Together

PlayStation 4 uses an exclusive technology known as PS Eye 4 in combination with the DualShock 4 in order to present the following project. The PlayRoom will launch exclusively for PlayStation 4. It is unclear the entire scope of this video game / entertainment software hybride, check out the trailer below to get a feel for the concept and technology at work. This video also gives an insight finally to a few different ways developers may plan on implementing the DualShock 4’s touchpad.

PlayStation 4 is a next-generation game console that will launch Holiday 2013 and is already being pre-ordered around the world. Some more Sony PS4 exclusives shown so far include Killzone Shadow Fall, Infamous: Second Son, DriveClub, Knack, in addition to multi-platform next-gen games like Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, Destiny, and more.

The PlayStation 4 Eye Camera will be available separately from the Sony PS4 next-generation game console for a currently speculated price of $59.99 according to retailers such as Amazon and Gamestop. The DualShock 4 controller which comes with the Sony PS4 console features new touchpad control in the center of the device as well as motion sensor technology similar to what is seen in the PlayStation Sixaxis and Move currently on PS3. This game fuses those two technologies together to combine them into this:

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RGN Daily News #28: Mad Catz Debuting Nex-Gen Android Console at E3 2013

In the following RGN Daily News #28 Mad Catz will be debuting a next-generation Android Console at E3 2013. The specs are pretty impressive and will be capable of pulling off some extreme gameplay experiences, most of all you’ll be able to use existing headsets, controllers, and even Android games you already on on the machine which features HDMI Output. The device specs are listed below. Check out our reactions and detailed analysis in today’s Daily News segment. Keep it gaming and keep it real.

Project Mojo Specs:

-Available Q4 2013

-Games Shown: Angry Birds, Grand Theft Auto III

-Runs On Android 4.1 Operating System

NVidia Tegra 4 Processor

-16GB Internal Storage with expandable Micro-SD Storage

HDMI output

Google Play Store Games, and Amazon App Store Games you already own Work On It Too

MLG Licensed Controllers

-Blue Tooth Smart 4.0

-USB Ports for wired game pads

-Works with existing Mad Catz (and otherwise) peripherals such as Gaming Mouse, Keyboard, Headsets, Controllers, etc.

Wifi capability

-Headphones output

[Sources: Mad Catz Press Release, IGN]

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Xbox ONE (Microsoft XO) Controller Specs

The XO controller specs have been revealed to what it can fully do. It does pretty much the same exact thing which is not a bad thing. But it has gone under a huge redesign as we can tell. It seems it will be much easier to grip and may be slightly larger than before. There will be little to no lag between the controller and the Xbox One itself. The controller will also be fitted with a light at the top similar to how the DualShock 4 is which will aid the Kinect in tracking of where your controller is in the world at all times (for games that will use augmented reality and player tracking).

The controller also has a picture-in-picture style button in place of where the select button used to be. It is widely expected that this button will be used to transfer between Skype Calls, Television Shows, Music, and Gameplay in your picture-in-picture Xbox One display system since you can now chat or watch tv while playing video games with a video box at the top right of the screen. There is also what appears to be a Share button similar to what was announced for DualShock 4.

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