In an extensive report published Tuesday, Kotaku outlined the current state of GameCube controllers — as the years drag on, optimal controllers are becoming increasingly rare. With no stand-out alternative to the standard-issue GameCube controller, the competitive Melee scene is finding itself in a desperate spot.
There are two moves performed regularly by top-level Melee players that require extremely precise inputs: the back-dash and the shield drop. Even if players perform the joystick-flicking moves perfectly, not every GameCube controller reacts the same way, so players seek out specific controllers that read those moves well. Read more...More about Tech, Gaming, Nintendo, Esports, and Super Smash Bros Melee
Everyone's big shot to score a Super NES Classic came and went on Sept. 29, the day it came out. It's currently selling on eBay for around $130 to $160. That's the same basic range as NES Classic pricing on eBay right after launch, but don't forget: The NES also cost $30 less at retail than the SNES. This one's selling for less, comparatively.
All of that said: There's a good chance you're still looking for an SNES Classic at its $80 retail price. Read more...More about Tech, Entertainment, Gaming, Nintendo, and Snes Classic'>
The new model, unsexily called CUH-ZVR2, has a slightly updated design, integrated stereo headphone cables, and an updated Processor Unit with HDR passthrough, meaning you no longer have to disconnect the unit when you want to view HDR content on a TV. Read more...More about Entertainment, Gaming, Sony, Virtual Reality, and Vr'>