The Great Controller Showdown

So, pro gaming has grown immensely in recent years and while it typically doesn’t intersect with my normal day to day activities.  One thing that eventually drew my attention was the influx of controllers targeting the pro-gamer demographic.  Now, first-party controllers have typically been the “expensive” controllers while third-parties filled the budget gap with less expensive accessories.  This new pro-gamer angle however, seems to have reversed this arrangement.  Pro-controllers often go anywhere from $80-$100 at retail, compared to $50 or so for a standard first-party controller.  This was insane!  Given time and the power of the internet, I was able to take some of these controllers out for a spin and see why, if at all, these controllers were worth the premium.  I was able to get my hands on 4 controllers and have summed up my thoughts below. Continue reading The Great Controller Showdown