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5 Reasons Why Every Self-Proclaimed Best Pro Gaming Controller Should Make Everyone Feel Better About Competitive Console Gaming

5 Reasons Why Every Self-Proclaimed Best Pro Gaming Controller Should Make Everyone Feel Better About Competitive Console Gaming

February 2, 2017, marked the day that Blizzard (the people behind award-winning game franchises like Warcraft and Diablo, but you already knew that) brought the proverbial hammer down on the usage of keyboard and mouse peripherals and input converters on console versions of its 2016 Game of The Year Winner, Overwatch. Citing the unfair advantage players can receive from this type of input by virtue of being more precise for movement and especially aiming, the folks behind the game have actively reached out...
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What Are The Best Arcade Sticks Right Now And What Makes Them The Best? Here Are 4 Factors That Separate These Products From The Rest Of The Pack

What Are The Best Arcade Sticks Right Now And What Makes Them The Best? Here Are 4 Factors That Separate These Products From The Rest Of The Pack

I love fighting games, and I have written time and again about the fun of playing fighting games on an arcade stick. It is absolutely great is that with a steady stream of titles and season updates, brands that specialize in gaming controllers have provided us with the most formidable lineup of fight sticks to choose from… which poses a familiar question.. What are the best arcade sticks in the market? As consumers, we can be extremely picky when it comes to investing in a new...
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2 Surprisingly Effective Video Game Controller Accessories That Have Nothing To Do With Your Controller – It’s Genius, I Tell You!

2 Surprisingly Effective Video Game Controller Accessories That Have Nothing To Do With Your Controller – It’s Genius, I Tell You!

So if you are a regular visitor to this site, you may have already bought in to the concept that video game controller accessories do add extra value to your gaming enjoyment and performance (if you have, then GOOD FOR YOU! so proud). Your controller may already have some trigger extenders, or gameplay-specific grips for your analog stick.. or probably when the full mile and either slapped on an Avenger Reflex or hooked them all up to your “pro style” gaming controller,...
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If You’re Still Excited About Sony’s Recent Controller Tieups, Here 2 Absolutely Awesome Pro Gaming PS4 Controllers That Could Tie You In While You Wait

If You’re Still Excited About Sony’s Recent Controller Tieups, Here 2 Absolutely Awesome Pro Gaming PS4 Controllers That Could Tie You In While You Wait

So when I recently talked about the new Dual Shock 4 controller making its way to the market, I was very much convinced that Sony would be true to its word when they said that they would not be creating a pro gaming PS4 controller in the similar vein as the Xbox One’s Elite. Little did I know that there was this little loophole that could forever change the game for the entertainment powerhouse. With its recent launch of the PlayStation...
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Happily Reminisce Some Throwback Gaming, Because Modernizing A Console For Retro Games Can Be Done In Different Ways.

Happily Reminisce Some Throwback Gaming, Because Modernizing A Console For Retro Games Can Be Done In Different Ways.

If you readers grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, you probably may have heard of Atari, Nintendo and, at a later point of those eras, Sega. Three console giants ruled the gaming industry with memorable titles like Pac-Man, Super Mario and Sonic just to name a few. Ahh, those indeed were the good old days when the graphics were easy to comprehend and game mechanics were both simple and multi-layered. And the spoils of those great days may still be functional,...
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New to fighting games? Here are 4 cheap arcade sticks to help you get started.

New to fighting games? Here are 4 cheap arcade sticks to help you get started.

Fighting games have, over the past 10+ years, seen a rise in consumer interest and acceptance – and for gamers who are looking to really immerse themselves into playing fighting games will often consider getting an arcade stick for reasons like “familiarity with the arcade”, “more fluid and natural motion for fighting games” and even “because serious players use arcade sticks”. The problem, however, is that these products are very expensive and is quite an investment when you look at the +$250 pricepoint....
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An Xbox One controller charging dock saves energy, effort, and money.. here’s how.

An Xbox One controller charging dock saves energy, effort, and money.. here’s how.

The shift from wired to wireless controllers has had its benefits in console gaming in the past 10 years. Thanks to technology, we have been given the ability to execute immediate in-game response through a self-powered, wireless protocol (that also does away with tripping around your gaming area due to dangling cords everywhere). The longevity and availability of a controller’s battery level is always a good thing to have, which is why, in recent months, there has been an influx of controller-charging stations (like in...
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A very quick guide to your own hydro dipped Xbox 360 controller shell (or any controller shell, for that matter)

A very quick guide to your own hydro dipped Xbox 360 controller shell (or any controller shell, for that matter)

Every now and then, I like to read back on previous posts to see if there are any notable additions to those pieces – in the case of what I wrote about controller customization, I thought it would be nice to look at another design approach – like a hydro dipped Xbox 360 controller shell, for instance. Now while previous posts have mentioned that you can buy custom controller shells that have been hydro dipped, nothing really would discourage anyone from doing the same thing on their own. Other...
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