Good deal on a new Xbox One controller

There is a pretty good deal running on my favorite gaming controller.

I use this with my Xbox, Nintendo Switch and MacBook Pro. It is more durable than the more expensive 'pro controllers' and works just as well.

If you've been waiting for a replacement this is a pretty good price.

Microsoft 4N6-00001 Xbox Controller + Cable for Windows via Amazon


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Wireless SNES controller for modern machines

The 8bitdo SN30 is a replica SNES controller that's both wireless and compatible with Windows, MacOS, Nintendo Switch and Android, all via USB-C or Bluetooth. In addition to the classic digital controls are two analog sticks, neatly designed into the otherwise accurate recreation of the original pad. But there's more! It also has two annoying modern perks—rumble and motion controls—ready to be disabled and forgotten the moment they interfere with play.

The SN30 is $50 on Amazon and comes in US and EU/JP color schemes; note that it won't ship until December.

(The key shortcoming appears to be that it doesn't work with iOS).

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Watch a brief history of video game controllers

"A Brief History of Video Game Controllers," starting with Tennis for Two (1958). My favorite is the pioneering Nintendo Power Glove (1989). (Super Deluxe)

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This SNES bluetooth game controller lets you play the latest games you love, retro-style

Remember the glory days of playing Super Nintendo on that classic gray controller with its signature purple push buttons? Yeah, we do too.

8Bitdo is bringing the 8-bit gaming vibe back with the SNES30, a 1:1 original design that supports both Bluetooth and USB connections. Read the rest