There are a million ways to play games, but the fact is that some controllers are better than others and it's not always the bells and whistles that make them great. Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica put some of the best game controllers under the microscope to find out why they are so effective. Plus, they dive into the world of niche controllers including the recently released Xbox Adaptive Controller that enables the physically disabled to create a gaming experience that works for their specific needs. Finally, they try on a few headsets to see how necessary they are for immersive gaming.
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- PS4: Scuf Vantage
- Xbox: Elite Controller
- Xbox Elite Wireless Controller by Microsoft
- Design Lab
- Switch: Pro Controller
- Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
- HORI Real Arcade Pro (fighting stick)
- HORI Real Arcade Pro.V Kai Fighting Stick for Xbox One, Xbox 360, & Windows PC
- Thrustmaster VG TS-XW (wheel)
- Thrustmaster VG Ts-Xw Racer Sparco P310 Competition Mod - Xbox One
- Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog (Flight Stick)
- HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick
- Thrustmaster 2960720 Hotas Warthog Flight Stick
- Xbox Adaptive Controller
- Razer Kraken Pro v2 analog gaming headset
- Razer - Kraken Pro V2 Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Mobile Devices - Black
- Predator Galea 500
- Predator Galea 500 Gaming Headset
- Steelseries Arctis Pro +Gamedac
- Arctis Pro + GameDAC Gaming Headset
- Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless
- Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset