Black Friday 2020 is here, and while this year’s shopping event linked up with the launch of the new PS5 console, there won’t be much in the way of major console gaming hardware deals. It’s been hard enough for many shoppers to even track down a PS5, with the next-gen consoles selling out in minutes after each restock. If you haven’t managed to order one already, Walmart’s big Black Friday sale is already out of stock, so the only other opportunity may be picking up a PS5 at GameStop stores on Black Friday itself, but that means risking a potentially crowded in-person visit–if you do decide to go, please wear a mask to protect your fellow shoppers! If you did manage to secure a PS5 this holiday season, you’ll surely want some accessories to go with it. PS4 and PS5 gaming headsets, controllers, and other accessories are all on sale
According to Apple, you will be able to use Xbox Series X controllers on iPads, iPhones, Apple TVs, and Macs. Apple’s support page updated with a sentence, stating, “Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update.”
Apple currently supports Xbox Wireless controller, Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 controller, Xbox Adaptive controller, and PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless controller.
Getting Xbox Series X controllers to work on Apple devices will make it easier for Microsoft’s xCloud service–a feature that allows Xbox players to stream games to a screen of their choice–to gain greater traction. While xCloud only works on Android devices currently, Microsoft plans to extend the function to Apple devices in 2021. According to The Verge, Microsoft is working on getting xCloud on Apple products by creating a “direct browser-based solution.” xCloud is integrated with Xbox Game Pass
Steam’s latest client beta update added more support for Sony’s new DualSense controller. You could use the DualSense with Steam before this update, but most of its features weren’t included when you synced the new controller up with your PC.
“Added additional support for the PS5 DualSense controller including LED, trackpad, rumble, and gyro functionality,” read the notes from the update. Support for the directional swipe feature was also included.
This is the Steam Client Beta, where Valve tests new additions to their platform, so it’s not available to Steam users who haven’t opted into the beta. We could see official support come to all users soon based off how quickly they’ve added support for the DualSense. Hopefully we’ll see support for the adaptive triggers soon as well.
You can connect a DualSense controller to your PC with either Bluetooth or the USB cable that comes packaged with the PS5.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars has added a much-requested feature in its new update. The version of Super Mario Sunshine featured in the collection now supports the use of GameCube controllers. This means that players nostalgic for the analogue shoulder buttons of Nintendo’s older system can now recreate their early-2000s memories by playing Sunshine with the older controller.
To do so, players will need a GameCube Controller Adapter, which was released alongside Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This will allow you to play the game with the classic controls, meaning that you can use the right shoulder button to control the stream of your FLUDD. A light press will shoot a light stream of water; a full press gives you more control over your direction, while Mario is planted firm.
This wasn’t possible with the Joy-Cons or Pro Controller, so it’s a welcome addition. Unfortunately, it’ll only work with the Switch in