Back to home page. The Steam Controller bridges the gap between games with controller support and games better played on a mouse and keyboard. Once installed, this software will help you to set button mappings and startup scripts that launch games with particular settings applied. Wirecutter senior staff writer Kevin Purdy was hesitant to buy a third-party controller but has been pleasantly surprised by the AmazonBasics gamepad after a few months of use. All Macs and almost all Windows laptops include Bluetooth, but a gaming desktop might not.

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Configuration of the Xbox controller is possible using the xboxdrv package, which you should install with. It also allows for a ton of customization I love messing with the LED settings. It also has some nice extra features that few other controllers gamepaad, such as an internal rechargeable battery and a touchpad that can simulate a mouse cursor.

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. It has touchpads in place of a D-pad and right analog stick, and its dual-stage triggers and back buttons are designed to give you more control and customization gaepad traditional console controllers provide.

Learn more – opens in new window or tab Seller information boro. So with all of that explained, which controllers are really best for Linux gaming?


Games are coming to Linux. As long as it starts, you should have no problems from this point, which is to pair the mouse or keyboard with your computer. Image not available Photos not available for this variation. Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller Easier setup This is an easy-to-set-up alternative for people who prefer Xbox controllers or have large hands.


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The shoulder buttons also have just the right amount of give, whereas the Innext retro controllers we tested felt stiff and mushy. USB wired Cord length: Interact PiranhaPad Playstation Controller.

I’ve used each of its predecessors, the two current Logitech controllers, the Mad Catz C. Most wireless controllers connect to a PC using Bluetooth, just like a wireless keyboard or wireless headphones.

The buttons and sticks are all pretty close together, increasing the risk of cramping, and people with sweaty hands may have trouble holding on to it. The grips are huge, part of an intentional convex design meant to arch your thumbs over the touchpads comfortably. It doesn’t look as durable as the Xbox One controller, but it’s durable. Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller Budget pick: We use cookies and similar technologies to measure traffic, repeat visitors and site performance.

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Ultra Street Fighter IV is ridiculous with a keyboard. Once installed, this software will help you to set button mappings and startup scripts gamepa launch games with particular settings applied. Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. The mouse and keyboard will always be our first choice for playing games on PC, but some games are better suited to a controller.


This controller is my favorite if you’re on a tight budget—say, if you want two controllers for the price of one. Have one to sell?

All Macs and almost all Windows laptops include Bluetooth, but a gaming desktop might not. Hinesville, Georgia, United States. Unfortunately, while the software side of calibration does help you to find out how well your controller is responding to your movements—and even course correct for a faulty thumbstick to an extent—the only hardware fix when it starts to get worn down like this is to head down to the store and pick up a new controller altogether.

Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. This version of the controller came out in alongside the Xbox One S.

SteamOS also supports the ;iranha One controller. Get an immediate offer. Often, less ergonomic devices tend to be useful for some games and not so ideal for others.