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Nacon’s New E-Sports Focused Controller Aims To Bring Precision To Players

Posted on May 21, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Competitive E-Sports are dominated by the use of the classic Keyboard and Mouse even at the highest levels of play. Naccon hopes to change this with their PC-centric, E-sports focused Nacon GC-400ES controller. A crowd funding campaign to make this peripheral a reality, a crowdfunding campaign will be launched on Indiegogo on Monday morning.

What will set the Naccon GC-400ES Alpha Pad aside from other top tier hardware like the Razer Sabretooth or the Xbox One Elite?  The Alpha Pad includes two different modes that can be selected before use – the industry standard “X-Input” method used by the Xbox 360 and other controllers. Its second mode is what sets it apart – the Naccon GC-400ES can emulate a keyboard & mouse by using the included software. Players are able to create profiles for AAA games like League of Legends and Counter-Strike.

In terms of hardware the Naccon Alpha Pad with built-in memory for up to 4 game profiles, allowing players to switch their game of choice on the fly. The weight of the controller can also be adjusted to make sure that it fits into player’s hands perfectly.

The Naccon Alpha Pad GC-400ES has been under development for the past 18 months at the small electronics company. By partnering with French E-sports Tekken champion Norman “Gen1us” Chatreir the developers of this controller can ensure that the needs of hardcode players are well met.

More information about the Naccon GC-400ES is available on their official website or by watching their YouTube promotional video below. No pricing information is available at this time – but we will update this story when the crowdfunding campaign launches.

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2016 and Gaming: A Year in Preview

Posted on December 28, 2015 by Kenny Keelan


As we’re closing in on the end of one year and getting ready to start the next, a lot of people are reflecting on the year that’s past and others are looking at the year to come. I’m one of those looking to the future and I’ll tell you why: 2016 and the coming years after are going to be an extremely exciting time for games. While gaming has always been a longtime passion of mine, I do have to admit that it has felt like, in the last couple generations, innovation and creativity had been been steadily decreasing while market saturation has been steadily increasing. It wasn’t looking good as the market was looking stale and things weren’t change. Sure, there were gimmicks that came and went but nothing really stuck. There were few real surprises and the things that jumped aboard the hype train were mostly games we’d been anticipating and asking for, for years. There was a lot of vaporware, a lot of E3s that came and went that left us wanting more and spending more time laughing at the flaws than celebrating the wonders. In my honest opinion, the fifth generation was the last generation that truly brought us wonders we never thought we’d see possible and all the last couple generations did was expand on that. We never saw anything truly groundbreaking and that’s part of why 2016 is going to be an exciting year: we are going to see a lot of broken ground and whether or not it will be truly successful, we finally see companies going out and taking risks and those are the kinds of moves that change gaming for the better. Follow the jump for our preview of the year to come and what to watch for!

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Welcome To Broken Joysticks

Posted on May 1, 2012 by Broken Joysticks

First off, welcome to Broken Joysticks. The secretive cabal behind this fine website is unified by a mutual love for videogames. We wish to spread the love as it were, blessing acolytes for their devotion to gaming. The people behind Broken Joysticks are not fresh faced newbies when it comes to the gaming industry. Many of us have worked in the industry for many years and have written for sites like TeamXbox, Voodoo Extreme and Gamespot. At the end of the day we are passionate gamers who enjoy the medium. To that end we’ve arranged a massive series of giveaways and contests to mark the month of May.Read More


Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Offers Players Full Control of The Field

Posted on April 25, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Konami announced the next entry in the Pro Evolution Soccer series for release this fall. The2013 edition of PES promises to include changes influenced by the series’ earlier games. In addition for the first time in the franchise’s history players will be able to have full control over their shorts.

PES 2013 is set to offer player’s unprecedented freedom using what Konami has coined Full Control.  The Full Control system allows you to control the ball upon first contact among other changes. Using the R2 button, for example, allows a player on the field to trap the ball. Konami has also tweaked ball physics in PES 2012 bringing the game in line with real world matches.

All of these additions sound like great enhancements to an already solid franchise. Check out the full list of enhancements & features that encompass the Full Control system. Read More


007 Legends Celebrates 50 Years of Shaken Martinis

Posted on April 18, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

After the successful port of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded to the Xbox 360 and PS3 this past fall Activision has announced 007 Legends for release this fall. The publisher is touting Legends as a celebration of the past 50 years of the Bond franchise.

Legends will span six different films concluding with the evens from the latest film, SKYFALL, which is also due out this fall.  Activision did not provide specific details surrounding which films will be included in 007 Legends. Hopefully they choose their choices wisely – we’ve already seen games based upon Goldeneye and From Russia With Love from Activision and The World is Not Enough from Electronic Arts during the early parts of the ’00s.Read More


Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls: Assassin’s Creed

Posted on April 17, 2012 by Matthew Regier

Okay, not really but that is what a lot of people are going to think when they watch the announcement trailer for Arkane Studio’s Dishonored, a first person sci-fi action game.

What we know about the story is that your main protagonist, Quartho,  an assassin framed for the murder of some Empress. And has he ever got a desire for a whole truck load of vengeance. The setting appears to be of the dystopian calibur showing imagery one would expect to see in a Half Life game, or in War of the Worlds. Showing a soldier on mechanical stilts shooting a flaming arrow into then street.

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Tekken Tag 2 Roundhouses Its Way To 360 and PS3 This Fall

Posted on April 11, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Fans of the Tekken series won’t have to wait long for the next entry in the franchise. The long in development Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be released for both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 this September the publisher has announced.

With the announcement of the release4 window Namco Bandai also highlighted two other features of the game.  The first is the character roster featuring an impressive 50 characters pulled from the six+ games in the Tekken canon. The second part of the announcement had to do with the various modes available to players.Read More


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