There’s no shortage of third-party controllers on the market from a wide variety of companies, some of which are reputable and some of which are just pushing out cheap tat. 8BitDo has managed to build a solid reputation, developing and releasing a variety of controllers across multiple platforms, including an arcade fight stick and some awesome retro-themed controllers. Today, I’m reviewing their so-called Ultimate controller, a reasonably priced piece of tech that punches well above its price bracket.
PB Tails CHOC2 Controller Review – Tiny And Stylish
Founded in 2020, it’s impressive that PB Tails, based in China, has already managed to produce two controllers. The original CHOC did quite well, it seems, and so here I am reviewing its follow-up, the CHOC2. “We want to explore the limits of design and innovation,” states the PB Tails website, and the CHOC2 certainly lives up to that statement. But just because something is unique does not mean it’s good. Let’s take a look at this intriguing little controller and see if its unique flair ends up being a strength or a weakness.
Weekend Whammy: Sony Reveals PS5 Controller & Half-Life: Alyx
It has been a bit since my last Weekend Whammy, but the simple truth is that there isn’t much to talk about when you’ve basically been hiding underneath a massive blanket for two weeks, only emerging to eat Haribo and hiss at the sun. Yup, being in lockdown is a bit on the boring side. It does, however, leave a lot of time for playing games, reading books and watching movies, so that’s cool. This week we’re going to chat about Half-Life: Alyx, the new PS5 controller and The Last of Us 2 being delayed!
Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition Controller Review – Not Starring Hugh Jackman
Regardless of whether you’re the type of person who is loyal to Microsoft or Sony, it’s pretty damn hard to deny that the first time you held an Xbox 360 controller it was a damn revelation. It sat in the hands like it was molded for your individual needs. The Xbox One controller is just as good if not better. So how do you improve on it? Well, according to Razer you give it more buttons, some RGB LED lighting, swap out the d-pad and then slap a big price tag on it. Enter the Wolverine Tournament Edition.
Drop The Controller, Pick Up Some Dice And Start Getting Into Board Games
Board games are in so many ways the spiritual precursors to videogames, the not-so-distant ancestor of our digital hobby. What is a videogame at its core; a set of interwoven mechanics that dictate the player can and cannot do, hopefully resulting in a positive, fun experience. Of course the formula has evolved over the…
Microsoft To Release Updated Xbox One Controller That Sports A 3.5mm Jack
It seems Microsoft may be intending on releasing a small update to their Xbox One controller in the form of a 3.5mm jack, allowing for a far greater range of headsets to be plugged in and used. The rumour stems from Microsoft’s very own Xbox Support Website which posted up a new diagram mentioning the…
MadCatz Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Pro Gamepad Controller – Review
Tech Specs: Cable Length: 13ft / 4m Xbox LIVE Communication Port: Yes Audio Input Type: Optical Speaker Diameter: 40mm Frequency Response: 25Hz–22kHz THD: -97dB SNR: 106 dB/V Magnet Type: Neodymium USB Powered: Yes Thanks to MadCatz for providing this controller for review I’m always wary about third-party controllers entering the market. As an avid Xbox…
Xtendplay – Review
Price: £15 via Amazon Type: Controller Accesory. Breaking a new product into the gaming market can be a challenge, and especially if it’s as odd-looking as Xtendplay, a new accessory designed to fit your Xbox 360 controller like a glove and combat the effects of “Gamers Claw” and make gaming for comfortable, therefore making you a better player….
The Razer Onza Controller Ships Soon.
A new controller is going to hit the Xbox market soon in the form of Razers new Onza Standard controller. The new controller will feature Razers Hyperesponse buttons along with a new d-pad design for extra precision (should be good for fighting game fans then) and also features two multi-function buttons that sit above the…