Choosing gamepad controller: tips for beginners

Keyboard, mouse and smartphone sensors are not enough for all computer games. Yes, playamo’s real money games and board games do not require any additional equipment. But in action and fighting games, power and quick response give gamepads.

A gamepad is a gamepad, a kind of joy held in both hands. There are many such tools for sale, and they vary in quality, price, equipment compatibility, settings, and capabilities.

With high-quality battery and accessories

Players have popular games known for pc, which have been redeveloped for smartphones or updated on android cases for sega, dendy, and other “antique” consoles.

The actual emulation does not allow them to play fully with the sensor gadget. For this, there are gamepads with special attachments, which make the smartphone a full-fledged and independent game console.

Many gamepads are called standalone – this means they will work on all android, ios and pc game controller support devices. The option works, but it’s better to be on the safe side: to make sure that the gamepad really fits the apple gadget, you need to make sure that it is licensed under the mfi program – you can learn how to package it and ask the seller.

In order to feel control over the actions and accuracy of the game, especially in shooters, the gamepad should have several analog sticks – movable manipulator keys. There are gamepads with only an analog stick or no stick at all, but in my opinion, they are only suitable for vr games.

Usually, mobile game controllers are wireless and connect to them via bluetooth. The type is not important here, because the gadget and the gamepad are always close to each other, but the device due to the built-in battery will be heavier than wired.

Some models have a battery life of 35-40 hours. In order not to leave the game for a long time to come back, you can save the battery – for example, turn off the vibration response. This feature allows you to hear the events of the game before the sound or scene on the screen. Not all gamepads have this.

In order for the gamepad to be compatible with popular games, it is better to choose models from well-known manufacturers – manufacturers who develop high-quality games quickly.

With right input standard and ideal shape – for computer

Do not be blindly guided by the high price – first of all, the pc gamepad must fit the operating system of the computer. This information is on the packaging, the manufacturer’s website and the trusted seller.

The most important parameter is the api or input standard. The direct-input standard requires that each button be configured differently for a specific action in the game – an attractive feature for those who want to keep the process under control. With x-input standard, the control buttons are installed from the start – just plug and play.

Applications

Applications with all kinds of apps are convenient if you have to share a gamepad with someone: one player adjusts the joystick for each game in a special way, and the other prefers not to waste time on it.

With a wired gamepad, you don’t have to worry about charging as you do with your smartphone, but in this case, the only limitation is the length of the cable. With a wireless gamepad, you can stay away, but such a device is always heavy.

The point of the gamepad is ergonomics and compactness, so there is no need to choose an excessive number of buttons. The device should not be a second keyboard – 10-12 buttons are enough to satisfy all your gaming needs.

Movable manipulators in the form of analog sticks are the main and most important advantage of the gamepad. They create a sense of presence and help you keep the situation under control in shooters and other action games. You can easily feel the sticks with your fingers – they should be smooth and straight.

The gamepad should be comfortable because vid gamers play for hours. Models that are not comfortable enough after 2-3 hours of playing cause blisters. You should handle your device before buying – it should not fall out of your hands, be too heavy, and creak when you press the buttons. The rubber grips prevent the gamepad from slipping out of your hands at the most important moments, the hard surface is comfortable for your palms.

Usman Zaka
Author: Usman Zaka

I have been in the marketing industry for 5 years and have a good amount of experience working with companies to help them grow their social media presence. My expertise is content creation and management, as well as social media strategy. I'm also an expert at SEO, PPC, and email marketing.

About Usman Zaka

I have been in the marketing industry for 5 years and have a good amount of experience working with companies to help them grow their social media presence. My expertise is content creation and management, as well as social media strategy. I'm also an expert at SEO, PPC, and email marketing.

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