As much as we love playing PC games with a keyboard and mouse, there are certain games where a controller just makes things easier, especially sports games. So, it's not surprising that more than 30 million players have registered at least one controller on Steam, and more than 15 million have registered more than one. What is surprising, however, is that the Xbox 360 controller is the most popular option, and it's not even close.Valve released data that breaks down controller usage on Steam, in part to pat itself on the back for supporting different controller types."Controller compatibility in PC games used to be managed only by the individual game developers, meaning a game supported a predetermined set of hardware and players selected from these prescribed input options. In 2015 we began an experiment to find out what happens when the community is less constrained. We shipped tools that allow Steam users to map controls from various devices (e.g. Steam Controller, PlayStation … [Read more...] about Xbox 360 controller is by far the most popular controller on Steam
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Fans of Sword Art Online video game crossovers are in luck. Sword Art Online Lost Song has officially been announced for the PC. Like all the other SAO games that have since crossed the river from console to PC, SAO Lost Song was originally released a couple of years ago – check out our review of it if you like. It’ll be enjoying a second lease of life on the PC at some point, and while the official release date hasn’t been announced yet, there aren’t that many months left in 2018 so it may be that the earliest it comes out is next year. SAO Lost Song has you follow in the footsteps of the formula that made Kirito a household name when it came to anime protagonists. While you’re not in control of the master himself, Lost Song has a large roster compared to other games like Accel World vs Sword Art Online and will gift you with almost 20 playable characters. Instead of necessarily taking down an … [Read more...] about Sword Art Online Lost Song to Be Released on PC
Diablo 3 on Switch is just that – Diablo 3 on Switch, and that’s pretty damn cool. Potentially 150+ hours of dungeon-crawling, loot-’em-up goodness at your fingertips is a difficult proposition to pass up, especially if you’re yet to delve into the Diablo universe. Like most prestige ports making their way to Switch, Blizzard has made surprisingly few concessions to squeeze everything onto the tiny cartridge. Diablo 3 might’ve first come out six years ago – and it wasn’t the most visually stunning game when it did – but the Switch makes light work of what is still a demanding game when things get hectic. In terms of performance, you’re looking at a resolution of 900p docked, and 720p in handheld mode, with a target of 60fps. That means you can expect some choppiness when the hordes really start to descend, but for the most part it’s a smooth ride – even with four players in the same game. This Nintendo version is … [Read more...] about “All we really did was add more” – The Eternal Collection is a true Diablo 3 experience on Switch
PCG Q&ACheck out past editions of the PCG Q&A:What's the most disappointed you've been by a game's ending?When was the exact moment you fell out of love with a game?What's the first game you really loved?Earlier this week, we asked you to tell us the last physical copy of a PC game you bought, while sharing our own choices. Today, as a kind of sequel to that question, we ask, what was the first downloadable game you bought on PC? In the PC Gamer Q&A, we ask the global PC Gamer team for their thoughts on a particular subject, then invite you to add your thoughts in the comments below. We'll also feature a few answers from the PC Gamer Club Discord, accessible to anyone who's a part of our membership program.You'll find our answers below, and we'd love to hear what your first paid downloadable game was too. Jarred Walton: Half-Life 2I'll take the easy route on this one, because it's also true: Half-Life 2 was the first downloadable game I bought. I also played … [Read more...] about What was the first downloadable game you bought on PC?
The Playstation 4's Dualshock 4 controller is the best controller for PC gaming. It's well-made, feels great in your hands, and offers superb feedback where it matters most, especially in the analogue sticks, triggers and bumpers. And while it's not quite as plug-and-play as the Xbox 360 controller, it's relatively easy to get working on PC thanks to an official (but optional) Bluetooth dongle and native Steam support. Here's the best way to get your PS4 controller working on PC using an open source tool called DS4Windows. What you need Hardware Dualshock 4 and micro-USB cable Optional: Dualshock 4 USB wireless Bluetooth adapter Software DS4Windows Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Xbox 360 controller driver (only needs to be installed on Windows 7) Installation guide 1. Download the software linked above, starting with the Microsoft .NET Framework. If you're running Windows 7, install the Xbox 360 controller … [Read more...] about How to use a PS4 controller on PC