Since shortly after the Nintendo Switch's launch, I've been on the hunt for new Switch controllers. It's a versatile little console, allowing for a wide range of different controller options, from playing with your PS4 and Xbox One controller to pads that resemble the classic controllers of the past. The Switch Pro controller is an obvious and great choice, but it's also expensive, and in my experience, the D-Pad leaves a lot to be desired.Thankfully, there are a ton of options from third-party companies like 8Bitdo and PDP that help account for personal preference while also introducing new features not found in first-party Nintendo Switch controllers. They aren't all winners, but I have tested and identified some solid options worth considering if you need something a little different at a more affordable price.We'll keep this article updated as we test new controllers, adapters, and more. In the meantime, read on for an overview of the best Nintendo Switch controllers we've tried … [Read more...] about The Best Nintendo Switch Controllers We’ve Tried So Far
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GAMING headsets are an easy way to improve your video gaming battlestation on the cheap, and they're a solid investment too. A good headset will help you hear enemies creeping up on you in Call of Duty multiplayer, or let you enjoy the stunning soundscapes of Horizon: Zero Dawn – so check out our list of the best gaming headsets for any budget. Best gaming headsets under £50 HyperX Cloud Stinger Xbox/PS4/PC (£39.99 at Amazon) – This lightweight headset boasts 90-degree rotating ear-cups, 50mm directional drivers, and a quirky swivel-to-mute noise-cancelling microphone. Great value, given the price. Turtle Beach XO Three Xbox/PS4 (£39.99 at Amazon) – Turtle Beach is a great budget headphone maker, and the XO Three is one of its best bargain buys. A thick robust frame means it should last for a while, and you've got all the usual trimmings – over-ear speakers, volume controls, and a built-in microphone. Best gaming headsets under £100 … [Read more...] about Best gaming headset 2018 – PS4, Xbox One and PC headsets for any budget
As E3 2018 wraps up and we all settle in for another wait before more details emerge on the games we’re excited for (it’s mostly Cyberpunk 2077, isn’t it?), we’ve got another roundup of this week’s very best gaming deals for you to check out. As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started. UK & US Deals The vast GOG Summer Sale comes to an end this Sunday but the lovely folks over there have gone and sent us a few hundred game keys to give away to folks just like you. To be in with a chance of winning (and there’s a fairly good chance you’ll get something), follow the link below and enter. Win one of 350 games from GOG’s Summer Sale Elsewhere on GOG’s site, to celebrate the proper unveiling of Cyberpunk 2077 with a celebration of the genre itself. A whole bunch of … [Read more...] about This week’s best gaming deals: Xbox Game Pass, Yakuza 0, Cyberpunk, and more
Following a leak earlier this week, Microsoft today officially announced a new Xbox controller designed for people with limited mobility. The Xbox Adaptive Controller, as it's called, will launch later this year priced at $100 US.In a blog post, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said the new Xbox One and PC controller takes into consideration the needs of gamers who may not be able to hold a controller for a long time or reach all the triggers and buttons. "On our journey of inclusive design, we have taken a wider view of our fans and a more inclusive approach to designing for them," Spencer said."By taking an inclusive design approach and considerations of gamers who might not be able to reach all the bumpers and triggers or hold a controller for an extended period of time, for example, we were able to design a controller that provides a way for more fans to enjoy gaming," Spencer added. "On our journey of inclusive design, we have taken a wider view of our fans and a more inclusive approach to … [Read more...] about New Xbox Adaptive Controller Announced
Last week, news emerged of Nintendo's immediate and longer term plans for the Switch, reported on the Wall Street Journal, no less. The headline made it clear that there'd be no Switch hardware revision this year, with Nintendo's emphasis shifting to USB-C peripherals and its fascinating Labo initiative. However, tucked away at the foot of the report is coverage of a February investor briefing, where Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima talks about his plans of extending Switch's lifespan beyond the five to six year console average, taking the lifespan of the console hybrid up to 2021 at least. To make this work, hardware revisions may be inevitable. The question of when the first of those updates is set to arrive will almost certainly be a matter of economics - specifically, the build cost of the Tegra X1 processor currently used by Nintendo. The chip is mass produced by Taiwainese semi-conductor giant TSMC, and it's based on their 20nm technology. A stepping stone between various 28nm … [Read more...] about In Theory: Can a Switch hardware revision extend its lifespan?