A superhero in your hands: SCUF teams with Ali-A to launch “Ali-A Game On” controller

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ATLANTA, GA., October 20, 2017 — Scuf Gaming, the maker of high-performance game controllers used by 90 percent of the world’s professional gamers, has teamed up with gaming influencer and celebrity Alastair “Ali-A” Aiken on a stylish new design, the “Ali-A Game On”. The new Game On controller is inspired by Ali-A’s new graphic novel “Ali-A Adventures: Game On”, which released October 19 in the United Kingdom by Puffin Books and on October 24 in the United States by Random House Books for Young Readers.

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“SCUF controllers are my go-to for every single gaming situation because they feel so comfortable in my hands, and everything is totally customizable,” Ali-A said. “It’s just so amazing they made the Ali-A Game On in that “Ali-A” blue, the same color as the hero’s uniform in “Game On”.”

In the book, Ali-A is depicted as a gaming icon who transforms into a superhero when merciless aliens crash the launch party for a hot new video game. The action takes readers from Ali’s transformation into the Liberator all the way to the final boss battle.

As an iconic member of the gaming community in real life, Ali-A has built two YouTube channels with over 13 million subscribers combined. He is also the host of Ali-A’s Superchargers on CBBC, in which kids give their parents’ tired old vehicles a hip new look.

“We’ve worked with Ali-A for about four years, and like SCUF, he’s passionate about video games and the gaming community” said Scuf Gaming CEO Duncan Ironmonger. “Ali-A instantly understood the SCUF layout, and how paddles on the underside of the controller, adjustable triggers, and interchangeable thumbsticks could make anyone a better gamer. Ali-A’s millions of fans will love the look and feel of this fully customizable and high performance controller. Anyone who wants to play like Ali-A will want to get their hands on this controller.”

The Ali-A Game On SCUF is available for PS4, Xbox, and PC at scufgaming.com starting at $169.95 for the SCUF IMPACT (£134.99, 169.95€); $159.95 for the Infinity4PS PRO (£127.99, 159.95€); and $159.95 for the Infinity1 (£127.99, 159.95€).

 

About Scuf Gaming

Scuf Gaming®, global leader and innovator of gaming peripherals and winner of eSports Industry Awards for “Best Hardware” in 2016, provides tactical gear for elite gamers where over 90% of the top professional gamers in the world use SCUF. Selling high-end accessories and customized gaming controllers for console and PC, SCUF offers a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. Built to specification, SCUF controllers cater to competitive and casual gamers who recognize that one size does not fit all. The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 36 granted patents, and another 69 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area.  For additional information about Scuf Gaming, please visit www.scufgaming.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Snapchat.

Scuf Gaming Designs Collector’s Edition, 911 GT2 RS-Inspired, SCUF FORZA ELITE Controller

Scuf Gaming partners with Porsche, Turn 10 Studios, and Microsoft Stores ahead of Forza Motorsport 7 launch

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ATLANTA, GA., September 26, 2017SCUF Gaming, the innovator and creator of high performance game controllers, has teamed up with Porsche and Turn 10 Studios to design the limited edition SCUF FORZA ELITE controller in celebration of the October release of Forza Motorsport 7.

Inspired by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, the cover car for Forza Motorsport 7, the SCUF FORZA ELITE’s front design is custom-crafted with an exclusive silver finish, red and black racing stripes, black carbon fiber accents, and the Forza logo. The luxurious controller handles are made of the same hand-stitched Alcantara leather found in the 911 Porsches.

“The SCUF FORZA ELITE features fine attention to detail, hand-built at our facilities in Atlanta where it is geared and tested for performance,” said Duncan Ironmonger, CEO and Co-Founder of SCUF Gaming. “In 2011, we challenged how controllers were built, creating a new market for high performance controllers by adding features to increase hand use and improve gameplay. This new limited edition controller continues that tradition. It’s a tribute to fans of Forza, Porsche, and SCUF. It could not have become a reality without these three premium brands coming together.”

This limited edition controller includes SCUF’s signature paddles, hair triggers, and other key functionality used by over 90% of professional gamers. The controller features the iconic Porsche Crest in a vivid color set and high quality metal fabrication SCUF paddles which transcend the back of the controller for optimal reach and use. Similar to racing car tires, SCUF ELITE premium thumbsticks offer gamers superior grip and comfort to achieve optimal driving performance in Forza Motorsport 7. A range of thumbsticks heights are included and can be customized to the gamer’s preference. Additional features include red volcano rings, SCUF Pro Grip handles, a custom case, certificate of authenticity, and replacement controller parts.

“In 2015, we worked with Microsoft to help bring our innovative, patented products to more gamers and consumers,” continued Ironmonger. “We are excited to continue working with Microsoft ahead of one of the most anticipated Xbox game launches this year.”

As part of SCUF’s licensing deal with Microsoft to become the exclusive 3rd party accessories partner for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller and through the partnership with Porsche, the limited edition SCUF FORZA ELITE controller is available for purchase in two options:

SCUF FORZA ELITE Controller

  • Custom Collector’s Edition Controller with dark grey Alcantara® leather handles with red stitching
  • Custom Collector’s Edition case housing interchangeable parts
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Sold at Microsoft Store
  • Limited Edition – Only 2000 available
  • Retails for $299.95
  • Begins shipping October

SCUF FORZA ELITE Controller Bundle

  • Custom Collector’s Edition Controller with dark grey Alcantara® leather handles with red stitching
  • Custom Collector’s Edition case housing interchangeable parts
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Scale Model with SCUF Gaming & Forza Motorsport 7 logo
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Sold at scufgaming.com
  • Limited Edition – Only 500 available
  • Retails for $369.95 
  • Begins shipping October

Forza Motorsport 7 lets everyone experience the thrill and beauty of competitive racing at the limit. As the premier 4K gaming experience on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, Forza Motorsport 7 will be a visual showcase for fans of every stripe.

The first 50 SCUF FORZA ELITE controllers will be available for sale on October 7 at a special Launch Event hosted by SCUF Gaming, Microsoft, and Porsche at the Microsoft Store flagship on Fifth Avenue. Beginning at 9 a.m. EST, the Launch Event will feature Porsche cars on-site, and attendees will be able to participate in time trial gaming competitions and be the first gamers to use the SCUF FORZA ELITE controllers. Pre-orders of the SCUF FORZA ELITE begin that day at scufgaming.com and Microsoft website and will ship late-October.

For more information, please visit www.scufgaming.com.

About SCUF Gaming

Scuf Gaming®, global leader and innovator of gaming peripherals and winner of eSports Industry Awards for “Best Hardware” in 2016, provides tactical gear for elite gamers where over 90% of the top professional gamers in the world use SCUF. Selling high-end accessories and customized gaming controllers for console and PC, SCUF offers a number of functional and design features custom built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. Built to specification, SCUF controllers cater to competitive and casual gamers who recognize that one size does not fit all. The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 36 granted patents, and another 69 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area.  For additional information about Scuf Gaming, please visit www.scufgaming.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Snapchat.

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Scuf Gaming announces the issuance of another US Patent

PRESS RELEASE July 24th 2013 – Scuf Gaming & Ironburg Inventions (Invention/ Patent subsidiary) announces the issuance of another US Patent; No 8,480,491 which relates to the adjustable trigger system for calibration or customized control of trigger action on a Gaming controller.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming/ Ironburg says; “We are delighted to have been issued another Patent by the USPTO which further protects the SCUF controller being copied. We have spent the last 30 months educating people on how to use the unique features of the SCUF controller so having the added protection for the Hair Trigger and Trigger stop mechanism we invented 3 years ago is great news! This patent will add to our Global Patent bank and Design rights which already covers the Rear Paddles on a Gaming controller.”

PRESS RELEASE 5th February 2014 – SCUF UTILITY PATENT ISSUED FOR CONTROLLER BACK FUNCTIONS/ PADDLES.

PRESS RELEASE 5th February 2014 – SCUF UTILITY PATENT ISSUED FOR CONTROLLER BACK FUNCTIONS/ PADDLES.

Scuf Gaming through Ironburg Inventions (Invention/ Patent subsidiary) is issued Gaming Controller Utility Patent; No 8,641,525 by USPTO, which relates to the activation of functions controlled on the reverse of a controller, named and referred to as Paddles by Scuf Gaming and now commonly known as such by the Gaming industry.

Duncan Ironmonger, CEO & Co-Founder Scuf Gaming/ Ironburg says; “Today is a very special day for all the SCUF Team, but especially myself and Simon Burgess who Co-Founded Scuf Gaming. We have been waiting several years for this Utility Patent to be issued and since the beginning we had the vision of Paddles becoming the de facto on a controller. We felt gamers needed to utilize more of their hand in a safe and ergonomic way, using only 2 fingers and thumbs to control 20+ functions makes little sense at the top level. Prior to SCUF paddles, the middle fingers of the hand were left redundant so we thought – lets use them! SCUF Paddles can increase the use of your hand by up to 100%. By using up to 4 paddles on the underside of your controller, you are able to improve your hand movement and perform move advanced moves.

“From our humble beginnings in early 2011, we have grown from grass routes into a Company which employs over 75 people and is respected and known by core gamers all over the World. We earned a very loyal Pro Gaming user base where over 85% of the Worlds Top Console gamers use SCUF for shooter games. We have invested millions of dollars into research and development and educating the Gaming World on safe ergonomic use of the controller at the top level. It is very rewarding to now be able to further protect that investment so we can continue to grow Scuf Gaming and create more innovative products.”

With over 4 patents issued and another 12 pending, Scuf Gaming/ Ironburg specialize in creating gaming accessories to help improve your gaming experience. Duncan Ironmonger continues “Our controller ethos is centered around designing accessories that increase hand use in a SAFE natural way while improving comfort and reducing latency in an intuitive and ergonomic way – we call it SCUFOLOGY! – I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL our partners, employees and customers – the people who have helped us get to where we are!”

About Scuf Gaming:
At Scuf Gaming, the primary focus for SCUF controllers are the functional features which go towards improving your game. Scuf Gaming offer many unique features which empower every gamer to personalize their controller to suit their gameplay. From paddles to trigger mechanisms to the shapes and sizes of thumbsticks, every part of a SCUF controller is about improving core performance so you can become the best gamer you can be! Scuf Gaming also offer many other accessories and products “TACTICAL GEAR FOR ELITE GAMER”.
Visit www.ScufGaming.com for more information

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