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Titan One review: Play Xbox One with Playstation controllers and much more.

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Titan One review by Paul Acevedo from WindowsCentral.com! We really appreciated your effort and time spent reviewing our product!

Titan-One-Saturn-Pad-Xbox-OneA couple of months ago, we reported on a unique accessory from ConsoleTuner that allows gamers to play any of the four big systems (Xbox One and 360, Playstation 3 and 4) with controllers designed for other systems. I could imagine numerous potential uses: enhanced comfort from using the controller you like best, the ability to use expensive accessories like arcade sticks and racing wheels you already own for older systems, and much more.

At last I’ve picked up a Titan One and put it through its paces on my Xbox One and 360. With the diminutive USB adapter, I managed to play Halo: the Master Chief Collection with Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 controllers, Forza Horizon 2 with a Playstation 4 DualShock 4 controller, and even Killer Instinct with a USB Sega Saturn Pad for PC. Some of the Titan One functions have a bit of a learning curve, but our detailed review and hands-on video will show you how to get started with this must-have peripheral.

The Titan One hardware

Inside the Titan One box, you’ll find the Titan One itself, a brief instruction manual, and a very short mini-USB cable. The cable can be used to connect the Titan One to a PC in order to load it with controller profiles and scripts, update its firmware, and more.

The Titan One is a black USB device measuring about 2.75 x .75 x .5 inches (70 x 19 x 11.5 mm). The top of the device bears its logo, a small LED panel, and a button.

The LED displays one character at a time while the device is powered, though the character can alternate to represent two-character status messages. For example, when you first plug it in to your console, it will flash “A” and then “U” for “Authenticate”.

In combination with the button, the LED can be used to switch control profiles. The profile starts on zero (no set profile) by default. Users can store up to nine customized profiles, which must be installed through the free Gtuner Pro software before use. Once you have some profiles set up, just press the button to switch to them on your console.

You’ll find a full-size female USB port on one end of the Titan One. There you’ll plug in controllers for authentication or for use. The side of the Titan One also has a female mini-USB port for PC connectivity. We’ll describe console authentication and PC connectivity shortly.

Next Gen Controller Mods Made Easy By Titan One!

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Titan One review by XPGameSaves.com! We really appreciate the effort and time you spent reviewing our product!

225x87x1301be22f65985807972ffe89eddf697.jpg.pagespeed.ic.guXzfcBlzIDo you miss all the controller mods that you could get on the old gen consoles on your Next gen Xbox One or PS4? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have controller mods without actually having to open up or send away your controller?

Well thanks to the guys over at ConsoleTuner you can do exactly that! You can have controller mods on a next gen console without actually having to open up or mod your controller. All the best controller mods right at your fingertips without actually voiding your warranty.

Who doesn’t want mods like “Rapid Fire, Anti-Recoil, Auto-Spot, Quick Shot, Drop Shot, Secondary Rapid Fire, Jump Shot, Auto Reload, and Easy Sprint”? Titan One is the perfect solution for no nonsense mods on Next gen consoles.

Another neat feature of this dongle is that it allows you to use virtually any controller on any video game console, for example you could use an Xbox 360 controller on a PS4, or an Xbox One controller on an Xbox 360. The Titan One even has support for keyboard and mouse for those who prefer that gaming style over console controllers.

Titan One Review by BitShiftTV and Win a Destiny PS4 Bundle!

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Why all the hoopla? There’s a feature update John is keen to celebrate:

ConsoleTuner is proud to announce 3 new features and 2 new GamePacks for the Titan One device. These new features are part of their continued development and support of the Titan One device released earlier this year.

In case you didn’t know, the Titan One is a hybrid controller adapter that allows gamers complete control over their input devices (game pads, steering wheels, etc) on their favorite video game console (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360). The Titan One allows gamers the ability to add mods (rapid fire, anti-recoil, auto reload, etc) to their OEM controller without voiding their warranty. CrossOver Controller Support, means you can use another console’s controller on your favorite console (Xbox 360 on Xbox One, PS4 on Xbox One, etc). Keyboard and Mouse, Button ReMapping, and Macro Support round out the basic features of this innovative, jack of all trades, device.

The new features released for Nov 2014 are as follows:

Visual Programming Interface – For the first time those who are not well suited to writing code can finally create their own custom mods and features for their controllers using a visual interface. By dragging and dropping blocks on to a blank canvas, the user can create simple and complex modifications visually without writing a single line of code. This code can also be tested and programmed on to one of the 9 Titan One memory slots for use in-game or shared with the community online with the click of a button.

Tournament Edition Firmware – This new firmware for the Titan One allows gamers the possibility to use their favorite controller in many local tournaments. This firmware disables all the available cheat (Macros, GamePacks, Scripts, etc) and only allows for CrossOver Controller Support and Button ReMapping. A “T” is prominently displayed on the LED readout to designate this firmware is being used.

Partial PS4 CrossOver Support – Until this feature was released the only way of using another controller on your PS4 console was to connect the Titan One to a PC or laptop. With this feature that is no longer necessary. Using this feature, you can now connect your controller directly to the Titan One and your console. There is a small limitation to this feature in that it requires the controller to be automatically reconnected every 10 minutes. This reconnection takes less than 1 second and will not interfere with most game play. When this occurs the game will pause and unpause on it’s own for less than 1 second while it reconnects. It’s this reason why it’s considered partial and not full support. Full support is being worked on and will be available as a free firmware update in the future.

Two New GamePacks have also been released:
  • Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
  • Blacklight Retribution

Both GamePacks are available now and of course are free to all Titan One owners.

Titan One Review: Boundaries Broken

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Titan One review by GimmeGimmeGames.com! We really appreciate the effort and time you spent reviewing our product, and we are grateful for your comments!

ps4xbox-650x365Ever wanted to play your Playstation with an Xbox controller? Or give your Xbox a go with one of Nintendo’s finer D-Pads? Well, you might want to check out the Titan One. It’s an accessory that costs as much as an extra controller for current-gen systems that allows you to use non-standard controllers on a variety of systems, wired or in some cases wirelessly.

This may sound like blasphemy but the Titan One really does what it advertises once you get through setup, which takes a little longer than what you’d initially believe. Titan One plugs into your PC or consoles (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, PC) and tricks whatever device its attached to into thinking its a first party controller. So you can play The Last of Us Remastered with an Xbox One controller or drift in Mario Kart 8 online with the Dual Shock 4.

As is, the Titan One is a really great accessory that is well worth the price of admission. It delivers on the promise of letting you use nearly whatever (recently made) controller of your preference on any console you want. So if you really hate the Dual Shock 3’s sticks and triggers now you can use an Xbox One controller to play all of your games. It would be nice if it supported multiple controllers for local play and the potential for online cheaters using the scripting engine doesn’t bode well for those who want to play on an even field. Still, its hard to argue with the price and core function of Titan One.

Its probably the best $60 you’ll spend on an accessory for years.

Titan One Review: Jack of all trades. 8.00 – Great!

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Titan One review by Ken McKown from ZTGD.com! Thank you for your time and effort in reviewing our product!

Just adding an useful information. The Titan One device is totally lag free, even when using Bluetooth technology. The Dualshock 3, Playstation Navigator, Wiimote, Wii U Pro will work without lag in wireless mode right out of the box. For Dualshock 4 we suggest enable the “InFrame Out“, “1ms Response” AND “BT DS4 Boost” settings for best results and no lag.

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Controller preference has been a deciding factor on which console I buy games for more often than I care to admit. The Xbox 360 controller was near perfection, then along came the Dual Shock 4 and it almost re-invented the wheel. Still, there are certain genres of games I prefer to play with Microsoft’s offset stick layout. So many choices, so little compatibility. That is until now. I got to play around with the Titan One, a USB device that lets players use just about any controller on the new machines, and it is glorious. Playing Killer Instinct with a DS4, or Killzone with a 360 controller really changes the landscape.

It all feels like sorcery, especially when the PS button also works as the Xbox button. It feels unnatural. The best part about this for someone like me is that I can use all those fight sticks I bought for Xbox 360 on both of my new consoles. Killer Instinct and Injustice are so much slicker with a proper arcade controller.

etup is simple for the most part. The Titan One looks like an oversized USB stick, and once plugged in, snapping any controller into its USB slot matches it up with the system. There are some exceptions, for example the Xbox One does not like to play nice out of the gate. Instead I had to log in with my actual controller to make the system recognize the Titan One as a valid controller, then I could switch over to whatever I wanted. It isn’t ideal, but it does work.

Also, keyboard and mouse support works for consoles. Again through some magic and setup though. The Titan One has to be routed through a PC in order for it to work. The interface is easy to use though, and for anyone wanting to go that route, it does work.

Not only does the Titan One let players use any controller on any system (yes I hooked up a Wii remote to the Xbox One, no I don’t recommend it) but it also allows for controller modification. Think of it as having your own programmable controller. This means I could set macros, enable things like rapid fire, or download one of many scripts from the growing library on the Console Tuner website. Now, I don’t advocate using hacks for controllers in online games as I feel it is a mild form of cheating, but for certain offline objectives or repetitive motions, I find it perfectly viable and effective.

Loading scripts and mods into the Titan One is simple. The dongle comes with a USB cable that plugs into the PC. From here there is a piece of software that is used to dump them into the device. Then, once the controller is synched to the Titan One, simply tap the button on the device to switch between the available scripts. Simple and effective.

The Titan One is a very cool device that lets me decide which controller I want to use for which games. Adding fight stick support for my older sticks is a definite bonus. Console Tuner has done what Sony and MS simply could not. The small setbacks are definitely troublesome, but overall this is a must-have for anyone looking for some controller variety.

Titan One Review: Play Xbox One with Playstation controllers and vice versa

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Titan One review by Paul Acevedo at WPCentral.com! Thank you for your time and effort in reviewing our product!

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You know, the Xbox One controller is pretty great. It features a much superior d-pad to that of the Xbox 360′s, and unparalleled rumble in the trigger buttons to boot. On the other hand, the bumper buttons are a step back from the 360′s, and will never be as responsive as you’d want in a game like Killer Instinct.

A company called Console Tuner is on the case. They have engineered a USB peripheral called the Titan One that lets you use Playstation 4 controllers with the Xbox One, and vice versa. In fact, you can even use Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and pretty much any USB controller on your modern consoles. You have to admit, that sounds like an especially useful accessory.

Swiss-army gaming peripheral

The Titan One works with five platforms: Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. It allows users to play games on those platforms with most major controllers from a wide array of other platforms, including the five I just listed, plus those of the Nintendo Wii and Wii U. Basically, if you’re more comfortable with a particular style of controller, you can get a Titan one and start using that controller with all of your modern gaming systems.

PC players can get some use out of the Titan One as well. The Xbox and Playstation controllers will work automatically when connected through the device, without the need for separate drivers. That’s good because Sony controllers tend to require some effort to get working on PC. Xbox controllers already have PC drivers, although it took quite some time for Microsoft to release Xbox One drivers.

Oh, but what if you’re one of those snotty guys who insists on playing everything with a mouse and keyboard? Well Mr. Superior, the Titan One also allows the use of mouse and keyboard on Xbox and Playstation systems. You have to connect your computer to the Titan one through its PC port while you play with your fancy typing and pointing devices, but at least it’s possible.

Could the mouse and keyboard option give Titan One users an unfair advantage in online console games? That remains to be seen.

Pick your profile

Naturally, using one system’s controller with another system could lead to issues in which the buttons aren’t mapped comfortably and things like that. Titan One lets players remap and save their buttons as custom configurations. You can save a configuration for just one game if you want, and switch to another for your other juegos. It saves up to nine configurations at one time.

It goes deeper than that. You can enable turbo functionality on any controller, allowing players to hold a button and cause it to be pressed repeatedly in-game. If you’re a little more inclined to cheat (or just need help with complex maneuvers), you can also create and use macros that will perform a series of button presses with a single touch. That would be handy for people who can’t pull off the super moves in Street Fighter or Killer Instinct.

Titan One has its own PC software that lets you set up those custom configurations and macros. I imagine it might be hard to create those things on your own. But the software lets players download other user-created configurations, so you can grab those instead of manually tinkering.

Cross-controller compatibility: rad or bad?

As a controller enthusiast, the idea of using one system’s controller on another system is very enticing. I’ve long wished I could use my USB Sega Saturn pads with my Xbox systems, but I’ve never been able to do that. And I know some people out there prefer Sony controllers, even though Xbox stick placement is actually more ergonomic.

Do you guys find this peripheral intriguing? I’ll try to get my hands on one so we can bring you a full review soon.

Titan One Review- “Mods without Soldering”

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Titan One review by herobyclicking at N4G.com! Thank you for your time and effort in reviewing our product!

530529_1_orgThe Titan One is available online for approximately $60 USD. A device was provided for review purposes. More information can be found at ConsoleTuner.com. A digital modding device for console controllers that both makes me giggle with glee and shiver at its application for online gaming, the Titan One is a curious device.

The Titan One really shows its colors by working as intended as a sort of Rosetta Stone for console controllers. The idea behind this feature is that you should be able to play just about any modern, popular controller on with just about any modern, popular console. Wired Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers work well with no issues on with the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Using wireless controllers requires a bit more attention with syncing and authenticating for Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PC (Steam) and Xbox 360. Using the crossover option, which is foremost listed on the box and features is easy enough, though not necessarily practical. Due to obvious restrictions between the four aforementioned consoles (Wii U is supposedly in the works, I would love to use my Xbox 360 controller for Mario Kart). Taking time to authenticate (PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One), following the slightly convoluted flow chart included with the device and confirming on with the documentation on the website took slightly more time than I was expecting. However, trying the different controller system combinations was actually a lot of fun. I grinned when I got my Wii U Pro controller to play Bioshock Infinite on my PC. Would I use the crossover function often? Was it practical? No and not really. It was just super freaking cool.

Once I figured out the different ins and outs of the controller functionality and crossover capabilities, I Iooked at the GamePack and the Plug-ins. I appreciated the ease of loading in a pre-designed GamePak. Modifying and adjusting these standard mods for the controllers took a little head scratching but the benefits were quickly realized. Quick scope control, super fast melee and rapid fire with adjustment for burst length was impressive. Loading different “classes” or weapon specific load-outs took a bit of wrapping my head around in the heat of battle, but with practice it could be mastered. Not that I did, but I could see how this could be so.

Likewise the plug-ins were especially easy to activate and implement. The UI is familiar and intuitive making core aspects of the Titan One glow with even more possibility. Long for the days of keyboard and mouse but want to play on your console for FPS? Easily remap your controller? Record combos to be unleashed at flick of stick (or button combo in this case)? You’ve found your device. I really wanted the device to also act much like the xpadder and joytokey software which allows the user to translate keyboard bindings and mouse movement to controllers. It just seemed like a natural fit. I had to hold on to my horses as this feature is not available. Yet.

While the GamePacks available are among some of the more popular titles, the current selection is limited. The community is growing and creating the new scripts to be used with the Titan One, though by and large they lack the same kind of polish that the GamePacks do. Each day I checked it seemed that a new script was created. This is perhaps the most interesting aspect of this device. The ingenuity of the dedicated user can create, and will create a healthy catalog of scripts. Scripts that will be used to modify any controller.

When we cut down deep beyond how clever and interesting this usb device is, it has a following of people who want to hack and mod their controllers without the need of ruining their controllers or to be detected online if used. The Titan One does that and will presumably continue to do this as long as the device is supported. It’s a sort of cloaking device merged with a performance enhancing drug. Gamers can unleash their GamePacks and scripts on unsuspecting opponents online. Sportsmanlike? Fair? Most likely no, but it works, and works pretty well.

If you have desire to use your PS3 controller on your Xbox 360 (or vice versa, or any other number of combinations, etc) and then want to mod the hell out of it (without cracking it open or dropping a ton of money on a modded controller), the Titan One is efficient device for such things. Though next time you get taken down in your favorite FPS online and didn’t seem “right”, it may be you got a little Titan One action.

Titan One Review by PSXTools.de

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Titan One review by our Germany friends at PSXTools.de! Thank you for your time and effort in reviewing our product! (Article translated from German with Google Translate)

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The Titan One is the official successor of GamepadProxy device, which made it possible to use any controller to any current console! The Titan One supports features such as next-gen controller support, Keyboard & Mouse Support, Game Pack’s completely self-created scripts, button mapping and other plug-ins and features! With the dongle itself was a short quick start guide and a mini USB programming cable to the Titan One and update.

The review sample came with firmware 2.05, where there is already the update 2.06 which the DualShock 4 can be completely mapped! To use the Titan One properly, it needs the software manufacturer, the “GTuner Pro”, which can be downloaded from the website for free download. In it there are countless recruitment and modification options for the Titan One. Especially for the DualShock 4 and its status LED’s there are extra functions, such as the dimming of the Status Bar and an exclusive Titan One Feature: A Status LED on the USB dongle itself, which communicates with the DualShock 4.

We come to the heart of the Titan One: The Controller Support! Supported are all original controller, and a whole lot of third-party controllers, such as Mad Catz, Logitech, Razer or Controller of GameStop and of course the mouse & keyboard. This includes steering wheels & Arcade Fight Sticks, for each game style is so worried! These can also be mapped completely free, absolutely every button is fully assignable, the same goes for the keyboard. To use the desired controller is wireless, it needed but usually one adapter, such as a Bluetooth dongle for the Playstation and Wii controller, or a wireless adapter Microsoft.

Another feature that for some reason a purchase can be: The Game Packs & plug-ins! For probably the most popular game genre, the shooter, are those “extras” probably more of a curse than a blessing, nevertheless many hope that through such tools an online advantage, such as a aimbot, or improved target skills. The Titan One offers exactly this Game Packs for the most popular shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield. New to the list are about The Last of Us and the brand new Destiny! There are also constantly new, mostly added by the community, but also even you can create such scripts! It also has useful plug-ins that you can do this directly from the console, how to record about certain key sequences and to play back on demand.

Finally can say the following: With the Titan One very good update of the GamepadProxy device has succeeded! There are constantly new features added and also the community is in specifically for the Titan One the intended active forum to the product to improve steadily. Also the support responds quickly and can also loose only if you are satisfied with the product itself again! I was betrayed also, that soon a new update appears: A Tournament firmware! Thus, the Titan One are also used in official tournaments! This feature was requested by “SCUF controller”, so no cheats, mods, scripts or the like are possible. Another update: The so-called “Visual Game Pack Creator”. This makes it easy to create your own mods and drop function drag and they should be better than ever before created mods of the community!

PRO:
  • Supports a variety of controllers
  • Supports Wireless Controller
  • Mod and script support
  • With all the latest consoles compatible & Future-proofed through updates
  • Ongoing support of the Titan One’s
  • Community content is very important perceived
Cons:
  • Not all third-party controllers are supported
  • It will be for wireless controller still requires additional adapter
  • Online “cheating” is so unrecognized possible (for some positive)

Titan One Review by NewGamerNation.com

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Titan One review by Joe Marchese from NewGamerNation.com! Thank you Joe for your time and effort in reviewing our product!

consoletunertitanone-720x400 One of the most hotly debated topics that gamers experience is their console of choice. Some people have sworn allegiance to one brand or another and things often get ugly shortly after the topic is mentioned. When you ask them why they prefer one console over an other, you’ll often hear that it is the controller layout they care about most. Peripheral companies have made millions of dollars making third-party controllers that mimic the competing system’s layout. However, those controllers seem like a great idea but almost always have a different feel to the hardware.

Now, there is a better solution for this problem and that lies with the company ConsoleTuner and their latest product; the Titan One. The Titan One is a simple piece of hardware that lies between your controller and the console itself. The Titan One will then allow you to use almost any controller you want with any console you want. This includes using an Xbox controller with your PlayStation 3, a PlayStation 4 controller with your PC, etc. The combinations are vast and it allows you to take your favorite controller with you no matter where you play. You maintain the original first party feel and still get the performance you require from gaming today.

The Titan One does a great job of supporting all the major consoles and giving gamers a great way to play what they want to play, the way they want to play it. The setup process is relatively easy and getting is started doesn’t require too much time or manipulation. This unit does require a PC to manage, but it doesn’t need a lot of processing power to run, just a USB port and the software itself. Simply install the software, plug-in the Titan One via the programming port, update to the latest software. After that, you are pretty much ready to go. Just plug-in your favorite controller, plug that in to your favorite console and within seconds you are ready to game.

In addition to controller compatibility, there are other functions that the unit can add to your gaming experience. The Titan One supports up to nine different scripts or plug-ins that can be downloaded and installed via the software tool. These plug-ins do all sorts of things including supporting a mouse and keyboard for consoles, recording and executing button combos, remapping the controller buttons, even adding turbo features to certain key presses. The level of flexibility is tremendous and it gives you a lot of tools to customize your gaming experience as you see fit

The Titan One also supports wireless applications when using wireless controllers. You simply plug-in the device to a computer first, link the two devices and that controller will now wirelessly link to the Titan One for all your wireless applications. The Titan One has also been updated to fully support the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Both controllers work perfectly with the Titan One and it is one of the few solutions for getting your next-gen controllers working on other systems.

Overall, the Titan One is a very simple device that gives you a ton of flexibility in your gaming habits. Whether you prefer an older controller or you want to take a mouse and keyboard on the go, all options are on the table. The Titan One was easy to use and within a few minutes you can get set up and ready to game. Best of all this device will not void your warranty, it isn’t going to flag you via online services and is a near perfect solution for those looking to expand your gaming horizons. If you’ve ever not played a game or a console because you didn’t like the controller, button layout or any other controller related issue, this device should be on your “must own” list. Once you realize the potential this device has, you’ll never need another controller solution again.