You can now play mobile games with a Steam Controller via Bluetooth

After announcing the upcoming launch of Steam Link and Steam Video apps for Android and iOS, Valve has decided to enable Bluetooth connectivity for the Steam Controller, thus allowing owners to connect it to a smartphone or tablet.

The move is a necessary step before the launch of Steam Link app that’s supposed to allow users to play their Steam games library on almost any Android or iOS device. The only requirement would be that your phone or tablet (or TV) is on the same 5GHz network as the host PC or it’s connected to the computer via Ethernet cable.

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The game must go on: Get a PS4 controller charging station on sale for $14

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Between your obsession with Monster Hunter: World and your mounting excitement for the upcoming God of War, it’s no secret that your PS4 controllers get quite a workout. Make sure they’re always running with this charging station for PS4 controllers on sale today for less than $14.

If you’re the type who likes to turn off their console completely instead of using Standby Mode, this charging station is great for keeping your controllers juiced up without using the console. Part of the AmazonBasics line of products, it can charge two controllers simultaneously, reaching a full charge in three hours. The indicator lights change from red to green when they’re done so you can get back to harvesting monster parts for armor as soon as they’re ready.  Read more…

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No controller support for Fortnite and PUBG? No problem! Use this lifehack to add trigger buttons to your phone!

Playing any type of shooter game on mobile has always been troublesome. Having to walk, strafe, aim, and shoot with nothing but your two thumbs over a glass screen is less than optimal. It’s the main reason why a lot of people give up on shooters on phone altogether. But now, with the super-popular titles Fortnite and PUBG hitting mobile, a lot of people are going to be trying to get into it once again.

Well, you needn’t torture yourself! There is a way to turn your phone into a controller-like contraption by adding trigger “buttons” over its frame. That way, you will be able to scope in …

Deal: Samsung Gear VR (2017) headset and controller are down to $54, the lowest price to date!

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If you’re an owner of a Samsung phone who wants to enter the trendy VR niche, you might want to check out Daily Steals’ latest offer for the 2017 Samsung Gear VR and controller combo.

The e-commerce site has the bundle on sale for just $54.99. Amazon has also discounted the set, but prices for …

Huawei's Daydream VR headset very close to unveiling, here are some pictures of its controller

Google kind of jumped the gun on Huawei’s Daydream VR back in January, but the year is almost over and the accessory is nowhere to be seen. Although the Chinese company doesn’t have too many Daydream-ready smartphones available on the market, its VR headset will most likely work with other brands as well.

Currently, Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9 are the only smartphones that have been certified to support Daydream VR. Also, the newly launched Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro could soon be certified as well.

Well, it appears that Huawei’s Daydream VR …

Deal: NVIDIA Shield TV with game controller drops to $170 at Best Buy and Amazon

NVIDIA announced less than two months ago that its Shield TV price will be permanently dropped to $179, so customers would be able to save $20. We’re talking about the 16GB model that comes with a remote but does not include the game controller.

In order to add the game controller, customers would have to pay another $50 or buy another bundle for $200 that includes it by default. Well, that’s no longer required since Amazon and Best Buy are now selling the NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB bundle that includes both the remote and game controller for just $170, the lower price …

Deal: Grab the Oculus Rift, Touch wireless controller, and EVE: Valkyrie for 33% off at Best Buy!

ProductLocationCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresOculus Rift, Touch wireless controller, EVE: Valkyrie BundleBest Buy$399 ($599.98)
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Looking to enter the trendy VR niche? Well, if that’s the case, you might be happy to know that Oculus has decided to put its Rift headset and Touch wireless controller bundle on sale. The manufacturer is offering the set for $399, a 33% discount compared to the price tag that the device was carrying barely a few days ago.
While you will find a similar discount for the bundle …

New type of magnetic controller for VR headsets detailed in Samsung patent application

Samsung is already a major player in the developing mobile VR space, as the tech giant has sold more than 5 million units of its Gear VR headsets. The popularity of the gadget can be attributed to the fact that it’s relatively affordable and Samsung’s love for bundling it alongside its flagship smartphones. 
Although a solid product, the Gear VR currently lacks positional tracking and its controller is nowhere as advanced as some of its popular competitors such as the HTC Vive, PSVR, and Occulus Rift. 
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Here's a closer look at the new Gear VR controller

When Google introduced the Daydream View, the biggest thing that stood out to us was its dedicated controller – a simple device that could be used as both a playback remote and a game controller, thanks to its built-in motion sensing capabilities. We found it to be a much better solution for interacting with virtual interfaces than other then-current solutions (e.g., stare at something until it registers your input or use a cumbersome d-pad-like thing on the side of the headset).

In a bid to keep up with the competition, Samsung and Oculus announced a new version …

Samsung will soon offer a Gear VR controller

Samsung will start selling a new bundle of its Gear VR headset, bundled with a brand-new controller. The bundle will include the 2016 version of the Gear VR, co-developed together with Oculus, which was released together with the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7, with the only notable difference being the addition of a new strap designed to also hold the controller.

As for the controller itself, it’s more reminiscent of the HTC Vive’s, rather than Oculus’ own Rift controller, as it features a circular touch pad with only a few physical buttons. It was …