Many gamers prefer to use a controller instead of a keyboard and mouse if their PC game supports it. That gives them an experience more similar to a video game console and in some titles, it’s the only way to enjoy them, Mortal Kombat 11, for example.
Astro is a peripheral company purchased by Logitech that focuses on gamers. The company is most notable for its excellent A40 gaming headphones. Its latest product, the Astro Gaming C40 TR, is a controller for PlayStation 4 and PC that is modular and fully customizable. The acronym TR stands for “Tournament Ready”. This model is, in fact, produced for professional gamers or those training to become one.
The Joy-Con is truly innovative, but Nintendo had to provide also a more efficient and more conventional gamepad for Switch users. The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller copies the design of Xbox gamepads to provide a complete and enjoyable experience. However, there are some drawbacks that do not justify the premium price that Nintendo asks for his product.
The Microsoft Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 has been completely rebuilt from the ground up for optimum performance. It offers more customization and should last longer. It also comes equipped with an internal battery that ensures forty hours of continuous play!
The 8Bitdo SN30 Pro controller is a true success, in that it has retained the main features of its inspiration while making enough changes to remain competitive with modern controllers. Classy, wireless, easy to transport, and effective in managing controls, the SN30 Pro will be an ideal companion for nomadic players, or for sedentary ones wishing to add a touch of nostalgia to their setup.
I like to see long-time conventions being shattered by technological advances. I loved the Wii and was struck by the use of the Kinect although the end result was disastrous. Lately, I love to read about the “Netflix” of video games. The Valve Steam Controller had also piqued my interest.
The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is one of the best controllers in the market for Xbox One and PC and is designed for a more competitive game that adapts perfectly to any genre. Professional gamers who are looking for the ultimate performance will certainly love it.
The Logitech F310 resembles a PlayStation controller but brings additional features for those who want to enjoy their games on different platforms. The versatility of the controller is perhaps its best feature, especially for the more casual gamers looking for the best possible performance and versatility with different devices.
The Microsoft Xbox One Elite is certainly in a class of its own: one of the most customizable, comfortable and luxurious gamepads we have ever tried… with a premium price.
Apart from the eternal debate concerning symmetrical vs asymmetrical analog sticks, we cannot deny that the Sony DualShock 4 is as functional as possible: it features an excellent D-pad solid buttons, a touchpad, motion sensors, wired and wireless connections while maintaining a very reasonable price. It just lacks some autonomy and is otherwise a great gamepad.