The Best Ethernet Cables for Gaming

The Best Ethernet Cables for Gaming

If you’re an avid gamer, you know how the quality of your setup influences your gaming. Nothing galls a gamer—no matter how serious or casual they are—more than copious buffering and connectivity glitches. While some gaming software performs fine with a Wi-Fi network, plenty of potential interferences can negatively impact the connection. When it comes to gaming, wired networks are the optimal choice. Since Ethernet cables are key components of wired networks, let’s look at the best Ethernet cables for gaming.

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Your Ethernet Options

Ethernet cables are commonly divvied into three categories: Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6a. The differences between Cat cables should be considered when configuring the ideal wired setup. While each cable is sure to provide greater security, flexibility, and internet speed than a wireless system, some are better suited for gaming networks than others.

Since Cat6a cables typically support a different header connection than most gaming hardware, they’re not the top Ethernet choice by the majority of gamers. The decision between Ethernet cables often comes down between Cat5e and Cat6 cables.

Cat5e Cables or Cat6 Cords: Which Are Best for Gaming?

Both Cat5e and Cat6 wires are reliable options for gaming with Ethernet. However, Cat6 comes out on top because of its greater resistance to interference than Cat5e. Cables in the Cat6 category have stricter manufacturing standards which better protects them from irritating crosstalk.

Splines

The difference in crosstalk resistance lies in the construction of the cables. Cat5e uses twisted pairs to reduce interference, while Cat6e enlists the help of a “spline.” A spline can be found within the cable itself. Its purpose is to separate the copper wires of the twisted pair. A spline produces a more stable and speedy connection because the division between wires greatly diminishes the opportunity for interference.

Bandwidth

Gamers usually default to Cat6 cables as the best Ethernet cables for gaming because of their better bandwidth. Cat6 wires provide 10Gbps bandwidths over the Cat5e’s 1Gbps. Though not necessary for at-home gaming setups, Cat6 can span up to 100 meters (offering the same speed as Cat5e cables at more extreme distances).

How To Improve Your Gaming Experience

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If you’re newer to PC gaming, you may play without thinking too much about your setup. As you spend more hours immersing yourself in various engaging storylines and competing with other players online, though, you’ll probably run into some inconveniences or even major disruptions. These can occur because of tech limitations and your physical gaming arrangement. Find out how to improve your gaming experience with the adjustments we recommend here.

Consider Desk Ergonomics

When you’re only sitting at your desk for short periods of time, ergonomics doesn’t matter much. But for gamers, ergonomics is vital to keep in mind. If you don’t create a fitting setup, you’ll quickly start to develop aches and pains from sitting in awkward positions. For this reason, you should invest in a cushioned and adjustable chair that will provide you with enough back and arm support. It should help you sit up straight, so your neck doesn’t hurt from hunching over. In addition, your monitor should be at a height where your eyes are level with the top edge of the screen. You should keep your arms bent at about 90-degree angles as you use your keyboard and mouse as well. This will keep you comfortable while gaming.

Use a Solid-State Drive

A solid-state drive, or SSD, is a device that stores your games’ data. You can choose to replace your PC’s default hard disk drive (HDD) with an SSD to improve your gaming experience. SSDs can access their stored data faster than HDDs. This reduces the time you’ll spend waiting for your games to boot up and shortens loading screens. Sometimes, you may also have moments where your game freezes or does not load completely because your computer needs more time to generate in-game assets. With an SSD, this will no longer occur or hurt your play.

Bolster Your Network Setup

To interact with others online, you need to have a strong network connection at home. Otherwise, you’ll frequently deal with lagging and even complete halts while gaming. Therefore, you should find ways to bolster your network’s speed and reliability. Simpler options could be to update your operating system or move the position of the router closer to your computer to minimize interference. You could also upgrade to a better gaming router or use ethernet cables instead of relying on wi-fi. With ethernet’s direct wired network connections, you’ll attain the responsiveness and consistency you need. If you’re worried about the cables becoming messy, you can also learn how to terminate ethernet cables and select the correct ethernet connector heads to get the exact lengths you want for your setup.

Top 5 Best Gaming Chairs (2020)

Welcome to GetMojo, we do the research so you don’t have to! In this video, we’re offering our picks for the 5 best gaming chairs on the market.

There are many ways to get in the zone when gaming – and having the right chair certainly helps. But what makes a gaming chair? And if you’re looking to buy one, which one should you buy? Well, to help you decide, we’ve sifted through numerous website and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products.

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The Front Runner: Secretlab Titan Gaming Chair

As far as gaming chairs go, the go-to design tends to be the racing car-inspired bucket seat – and this Secretlab Titan model does it in style. Available in both PU leather and soft weave fabric, this chair offers excellent support all-round and superb build-quality. We also love the fact that it comes accompanied with handy tools to make all the adjustments you’ll need and a memory foam pillow which can be mounted on the headrest.

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The Comparable: noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair

Another racing seat-style gaming chair, this noblechairs model has something the Secretlab chair only imitates – real leather. If you’re after something slightly plusher that will stand the test of time, then this Epic Gaming Chair is a great choice. As well as being easy to recline, by up to 135 degrees in fact, it boasts a breathable cold foam underneath its leather, for added comfort. Be advised however, this chair is on the bigger side, great if you want a chair for long-hours gaming sessions, not so much for a small home office.  

The Fabric One: Corsair T3 Rush 

The majority of gaming chairs tend to come in some form of leather, which is great. However, that makes finding a decent fabric model a little tough. Although the aforementioned Secretlab Titan comes available in a great fabric trim, we’ve chosen this Corsair model as our number one fabric pick. As well as offering tons of adjustment in both the back and armrests – with its armrests in particular offering virtually endless configurations – this Corsair model also tends to be more affordable than the fabric option offered by Secretlab. 

The Deluxe: Vertagear Triigger 350 Special Edition Gaming Chair 

This may look like your average office chair, due to its mesh-heavy design, but it is in fact one of the most sought-after gaming chairs on the market. Just like an ergonomic office chair, this Triigger 350 model is incredibly adjustable, and breathable, thanks to its mesh back and base. However, with its stylish calfskin leather trim, it’s clear that this chair has a bit more to it. Sure, it’s on the pricier side, but TechRadar summarised it by saying that this chair will attract those who “can’t stand to have anything less than the best.”

Before we reveal our final pick, here are a few other great gaming chairs we wanted to give a shout out:

Arozzi Verona Junior Gaming Chair

Vertagear S-Line 4000 Gaming Chair

Corsair T2 Road Warrior Gaming Chair  

The Value Option: GT OMEGA PRO Racing Gaming Chair

Gaming chairs can fluctuate massively when it comes to price – but we like this model because of the excellent value for money it offers. Not only does this chair tick all the important ergonomic boxes, with excellent back support and up to 160 degrees of recline, but it also looks cool, is available in a ton of colours and even comes with a headrest and lumbar support pillow right out of the box. It may only be wrapped in PVC Leather, but it’s a pretty rounded package regardless – so if you’re looking to get bang for your buck, look no further.

So which gaming chair should you choose? Well, as we mentioned, pricing can be a little all over the place when it comes to choosing a gaming throne, and it can be pretty easy to get carried away and spend a lot. Our advice is to look for a reasonably priced model that offers just as much style as it does support – which is why something like the GT OMEGA PRO Racing chair is such a great choice as you get a bit of everything, without breaking the bank.

Stay tuned to GetMojo for the most complete video product reviews! 

Top 5 VR Headsets (2020)

Welcome to GetMojo, we do the research so you don’t have to! In this video, we’re offering our picks for the 5 best VR headsets on the market.

Technology is moving fast, and VR headsets allow us to immerse ourselves in the world of movies, gaming – and, well, pretty much anything. If you’re in the market for one then we’ve got you covered. We’ve searched through websites and consumer reviews to present our 5 recommended products.

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The Front Runner: Oculus Quest

While it may be one of the most expensive VR systems out there at just under $600, it’s also one of the most comprehensive. This all-in-one system boasts a powerful Snapdragon 835 processor, dual motion controls and 6DOF motion tracking. Techradar said that it “signals a new age for virtual reality.” And unlike some other systems, it doesn’t solely rely on smartphones or a PC to deliver VR experiences.

The Other Front Runner: Oculus Go 

Okay, so you don’t want to spend $600 on the Quest or $400 on the Rift S. For under $200, the Oculus Go is a standalone, wire-free headset that makes use of 3DOF motion tracking and a Snapdragon 821 processor. Given, this processor is starting to show its age, but the huge advantage of the Oculus Go is its vast smartphone compatibility and its huge library of games. 

The Wildcard: PlayStation VR

Speaking of gaming, if that’s your number one priority, then the PlayStation VR is likely the system for you. Praised by Tomsguide.com for its “ease of use,” the PlayStation VR has excellent motion controls and an impressive library of games, including many exclusive titles. Assuming you already have a PS4 console, PlayStation VR will cost you just under $300. Just be sure to buy the right bundle that includes the key accessories needed. 

The Budget Option: BNEXT VR Headset

If you’re purely after a cheap VR headset to get you started, then this BNEXT option could be yours on Amazon for under $40. Compatible with smartphones ranging from 4-6.3 inches in size, Amazon consumers complemented its simplicity and flexible fit. And many of them gave the headset a 5 star rating after buying it for their young sons and daughters.

The Comparable: HTC Vive Cosmos

Priced somewhere between the Vive and Vive Pro at around $700, the HTC Vive Cosmos doesn’t require external sensors, has a large software library and impressive motion controllers, and is Oculus’ key competitor. Although acting as an upgrade to both the Vive and Vive Pro, it does suffer from a somewhat clunky tether cable. So wire haters, take note.

So which VR headset should you choose? Although they all offer a similar experience, a key difference is whether you need other tech to experience them – such as smartphones or a PC – how smooth they run, and whether or not they are tethered or untethered. So keep an eye on this criteria when shopping. 

Stay tuned to GetMojo for the most complete video product reviews! 

The Amazing Evolution of Video Game Controllers

The controller; synonymous with gaming, and as self-descriptive as a piece of hardware gets. Thumbsticks, buttons, paddles, bongo drums, hand gestures… It’s how we connect directly with the actions and characters in a game and without a controller we would be condemned to just stare at the start screen. 

Recently, we sat down with Adam Coe, the CEO and founder of Evil Controllers, a group of dedicated developers and professionals who give your controllers an evil touch. 

And together, we’re going to bring you the complete history of gaming’s most important and memorable video game peripheral – the controller.

Adam Coe, Founder and CEO of Evil Controllers.

“It started back in 2007, in my dorm room at the university of Arizona. At the time I was an avid Halo 2 player, playing my 5, 6, 7 hours a day and I simply wanted to improve my play style” said Adam.

Image courtesy of Evil Controllers.

Chapter 1 – The Origin

The very first game controller dates back to the late 50’s when American physicist William A. Higinbotham used an oscilloscope to create the world’s first video game – “Tennis for Two”. This simple game was played with only a knob and a button. The whole thing only took a few weeks for Higinbotham and a technician to assemble. Despite a successful showing at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Expo, Higinbotham would not pursue further into developing games. Little did he know this would spark an entire industry.

It wasn’t until the 1970’s when we started seeing more diverse (and awkward) controllers. Many retained the idea of knobs, dials, and buttons, but some went a little too over-the-top. The RCA Studio II, for example, looked like an oversized calculator. Then, you had controllers like the Coleco Telstar Arcade’s, which attempted to incorporate three different controllers with one peripheral – one with knobs, one with a steering wheel, and one with a plastic handgun. (Yeah, we can’t make stuff like THAT these days…) Shockingly enough, a handful of these controllers did support eight-way directional inputs such as the Fair Channel F console.

Coleco Telstar Arcade with gun and steering wheel.

We didn’t start seeing the joystick we’ve come to know until 1977 when Atari introduced the Atari 2600. With its simplistic design, featuring four-way directional input and a single button, the 2600’s controller made playing games feel much more intuitive than the more complex nature of their competitors.

Atari 2600

So, why did it take us so long to get to the point between 1958 when Higinbotham developed “Tennis for Two” and 1977 when the Atari 2600 debuted? It is important to know that video games were still brand new, and we were still trying to figure out how games should be played. Adam points out that delayed communication between developers and consumers hindered progress. 

“I sympathized with the developers from back in the 70s, 80s and 90s because of the resources and structure of the world at the time, you know without having the internet and the consumer feedback everything is so delayed. You created a product, it releases, you hope it does well, you get that feedback and you have to implement that feedback. And this is all with significant delays in communication” remarked Adam.

Enter Nintendo in 1980. After spending years creating playing cards and toys, the House that Mario would soon build sought after other business ventures. Originally hired as a technician, Gunpei Yokoi was brought on to help Nintendo with the expansion. While the company would see success with Yokoi’s “Ultra Hand” toy and the Color TV Game systems, Nintendo wanted Yokoi and his team to do something that wasn’t the hundredth variation of “Pong”. In 1980, Yokoi and Nintendo would introduce a miniature device known as the “Game & Watch” series. The games started out with two buttons to move characters – one to move the player character right, and one to move them left. It wouldn’t be long before these handheld games would implement four buttons, but they would be a little uncomfortable to press. To fix this, Yokoi traded the buttons for a small, cross-shaped lever that could be programmed for eight directions. This was what we now know as the “D-pad”.

Gunpei Yokoi – Nintendo

The controller’s next milestone would occur a few years after the events of the “Game & Watch” series when Nintendo had their eyes on the home console market. The only problem was that they also wanted their product to be more accessible unlike the obscenely priced machines from their competitors. Deciding to get rid of the keyboard entirely, Nintendo found that they would need to create a new way for players to communicate with games. Introducing the Nintendo Entertainment System, which came with the already revolutionary D-pad dedicated to one side. Of course, this wasn’t the only reason why the NES succeeded with its controller. 

“I would imagine at the time, in that age they found it very simple to use as they were playing Mario with just a few buttons and so from that perspective I thought it was a perfect starting point to a video game controller” said Adam.

And how did Nintendo’s competitors handle this success? Well, Atari certainly wasn’t turning heads with its odd, remote control hybrid, and the Jaguar’s controller wasn’t any better, causing the manufacturer to dip out of the console market entirely. The Commodore 64 Games System, on the other hand, would try to bring joysticks back and keep keyboards with home consoles. Alas, the system never caught on. SEGA, Sony, and SNK would attempt their own formats while still using Nintendo’s blueprint of “d-pad on left, face buttons on right”.

Sega Genesis
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Adam states “The only thing I really think that could make an improvement to the controllers back then is kinda obvious now, but simply being wireless.”

Chapter 2 – Improving The Standard

Back in the early years of video games, durability wasn’t much of a thought. The 1962 game “Spacewar!” required users to be extremely careful with the machine as it was easy for someone to accidentally flip the power off. However, controllers wouldn’t be so fragile as to cause accidental shutdowns. Adam recalls controllers, even back then, being pretty sturdy. 

“As a kid, controllers were really durable and I remember the cartridges of course needing to be blown in but the controllers themselves seemed like they could withstand anything with how durable they were.”

Original PS2 with stand vs. the slim version.
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As we entered the sixth generation of home consoles with the Nintendo GameCube, SEGA Dreamcast, Sony PlayStation 2, and Microsoft’s original Xbox, one can notice where durability was becoming more of a priority. The GameCube, Xbox, and Dreamcast utilized rather bulky controllers. One could feel how compact their parts were. Clearly, the gaming giants were wanting players comfortable and unable to smash controllers easily.

“Games and controllers go hand in hand with influencing each other. It just depends on the current times, of the type of game and the current available hardware.”

Although, before we got our grubby hands on these consoles, controllers had reached another milestone. In 1996 Nintendo released the Nintendo 64 console with an analog stick to allow for smoother movement in a 3D environment. A year later, Sony introduced a reworked version of the original PlayStation controller – the first DualShock.

Original Nintendo N64 console

“And to improve the game they created, you know, analog thumbsticks that allows you to have more control so you know it took a little bit of back and forth and now its a standard but without those thumbsticks you’re unable to enjoy the game as well as you could and therefore they are a direct impact on each other.”

Not only did this prevent blisters from that incredibly rough D-pad by offering dual analog sticks, but it gave developers more ways to let players control the game’s camera and make it easier to navigate through games. Indeed, analog sticks were quite the innovation back then.

“I mean, I think we can all say that we remember first trying those going into a game and looking up at the sky, turning around and not even being able to play. And to think that that didn’t exist previously whereas now it’s a necessity.”

A player in GTA 5 Online uses their analog sticks to move the camera around 360 degrees.

Adam cites another innovation, one that is often overlooked or easily dismissed – rumble. A few months before Sony launched the first DualShock, Nintendo introduced the Rumble Pak. What’s so special about making a controller vibrate? Well, there’s more to it than just shaking the controller. This has now become a way for developers to effectively communicate errors to the player in addition to immersing them in the game world. We’ve scoffed at things like the Nintendo Switch’s HD Rumble, but this aspect of game design is just as important as thumb sticks.

We take thumbsticks and rumble for granted these days. However, if it wasn’t for these innovations, we wouldn’t be enjoying shooters and fighting games as often as do now. Because of these, our shots are more accurate, our combos can be pulled off quicker, and we can execute complex inputs without straining our hands. Now that we’ve reached this achievement, we’ve caught ourselves at a crossroads.

Chapter 3 – Perfection: The Impossible Goal

The eighth generation may not have accomplished anything too outstanding, but it defines our impossible goal of making things perfect. Adam says the most challenging demand right now is making a controller that meets every demand for every particular play style. 

“And making it a great experience, creating your own controller on a controller creator and really engaging in all the different features that we offer.”

Evil Controller’s Controller Creator Tool

Sony’s DualShock 4 and Xbox’s new controller for the Xbox One have included sensitive triggers and improved rumble features, giving players more feedback than ever before. Their controller plating has gotten tougher, too! As for the Plumber’s Palace, Nintendo has managed to include several control schemes in a single console with the Switch.

However, as gaming has grown and become more popular, we’re finding new problems with our standard controller. How can we make gaming more accessible to those with limited mobility? How can those suffering from muscular dystrophy or have gone through amputation get in on the fun and feel included? While Xbox has introduced their own adaptive controller in 2018, other companies like Evil Controllers are offering to develop special controllers for disabled players.

Microsoft Xbox adaptive controller

“Successful gaming is the ability to allow gamers with limitations to game. So this is something that I’m extremely passionate about. We offer products for these gamers that are so customized that it’s unique to their exact playing style and whether it’s muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy, an amputee, we’re able to design controllers for these gamers.”

With these ambitions in place for the industry, where can controllers go from here? We’ve already gotten glimpses of where Sony and Microsoft are wanting to take things. With their Elite series, Xbox is looking to bring customization so players can play games with the best control scheme possible. As for Sony’s new DualSense controller, the gaming giant is planning to incorporate adaptive feedback in its triggers and vibration as well as a built-in microphone to allow easier communication between players.

Xbox Elite Controller

One thing companies need to recognize is that the controller is the connection between you and the character.

“I think they’ve identified the controller is what connects you to the game and by integrating things like haptic feedback and even audio into the controller, it’s really bringing a focus back to the controller from not just the functionality standpoint but from the hardware and feature standpoint.”

It’s also important that the next wave of controllers keeps both casual gamers and hardcore gamers in mind as Adam points out.

“Hardcore gamers have different playing styles right, than a casual gamer. A casual gamer may play 10 to 15 hours a week where a hardcore gamer might be 50, 60 or even more. And with that there comes wear and tear on your controller, so we have to create controllers that can withstand that wear and tear. It’s expected with this equipment.”

So, where would be without all of these innovations? Would we still be able to detect hits more easily without rumble? Would we still be using D-pads had Sony not launched the DualShock or if Nintendo never went forward with “Game & Watch”? Would we be enjoying the many games we’re spoiled with today had we not incorporated some of these features? The controller is much more important than we realize. It’s something we take for granted, something that gets more beatings for frustrating gameplay than it rightfully deserves. So, keep them clean, and don’t rage so much. Who knows how much longer we’ll have with them before they’re discontinued? …Or when we make the giant leap to hands-free controls like the Kinect. That was ugly to imagine!

“The next generation controllers probably are gonna have significant improvement to the thumbsticks and that’s something that I would like to see being that it’s been 9 years since the last release I would expect from a hardware standpoint that we would see a tremendous improvement.”

And on that note, we’ll leave you with some Microsoft Kinect memes!

If you want a more in-depth look at the evolution of video game controllers, you can watch the video here.

Top 10 PlayStation 4 Controllers

Looking to up your game with a new controller? We got you covered!

For this list from WatchMojo, we’re looking at some of the best controllers you can nab for your PlayStation 4!

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#10 – HORI Mini Wired Gamepad

As we’ll see throughout the list, controllers can get really expensive, and if you’re raising a family, your kids may find standard controllers a little hard to use for their small hands. Luckily, Sony and HORI have designed a controller to make their gaming experience easier. The Mini Wired Gamepad features a more rounded structure, allowing your kids to reach buttons easier without straining their hands. Heck, you may even want to try it out for easier, less intense games. It may tether you to your console, but if you’re trying to introduce your kids to gaming while looking to save a few bucks, this is a good choice.

#9 – Horipad FPS Plus

When playing intense shooters like Overwatch or Call of Duty, it’s important to keep your thumbs comfortable or you may leave marks from your thumbsticks. If you’re the kind of player that loves playing shooters, you may want to look into the Horipad FPS Plus. While it does look a little more bloated than most PS4 controllers, the FPS Plus boasts great support in its thumbsticks, making it easier and comfortable to use. On top of that, it features a button that allows you to quickly adjust your camera’s sensitivity! Nifty!

#8 – Nacon Revolution Pro Controller 3

If you’re a PS4 owner but would rather be playing first person shooters with an XBox One controller then the Nacon Asymmetric Controller might be exactly what you’re looking for. The major changes from the typical PS4 Dual Shock is the placement of the left analogue stick, which is swapped with the D-Pad, and the trigger buttons, which are larger, deeper and angled off to the sides. The Revolution Pro 3 one of the most comfortable controllers we’re ever held and it comes with a long USB cable that should satisfy most setups.

#7 – Nacon Asymmetric Wireless Controller

Another Nacon controller, with a similar design to the Revolution in terms of asymmetry and button placement. This wireless option comes at a significant discount Unfortunately connecting the Nacon Asymmetric controller wirelessly isn’t as seamless as you might expect, and it comes with a USB dongle. It has a longer than average battery life, but this comes at the cost of motion controls, so only pick this guy up if you play predominantly shooters.

#6 – Thrustmaster eSwap Pro Controller

Branded as the most versatile controller on the market, the eSwap Pro Controller lets gamers swap out entire modules of the controller for variants, and allowing anyone to easily create a fully customized control system. This controller is definitely heavier than most other PS4 controllers but honestly we like the extra heft. The price point will also set you back more than its competitors, so only pick this one up if you expect to take full advantage of the interchangeable parts.

#5 – Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

Sony hasn’t done much to change the design of their signature DualShock controllers, but when it comes to the DualShock 4, the company has put a bigger emphasis on style than they did in the past. In addition to standard colors and patterns – blue, red, white, camo, etc., Sony has launched more vibrant styles like Rose Gold, Berry Blue, Alpine Green, and Goku Or—I MEAN “Sunset Orange”! BUUUUT, if you got a little extra cash lying around you may be on the hunt for something a little more special like the PlayStation 20th Anniversary controller.

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#4 – Razer Raiju Tournament Edition

This controller is a fantastic mix of high-end build quality and pro features. You can use the controller both wired and wireless via bluetooth but the real feature here is the easy to use button mapping software. Install the Razer app on your iOS or Android phone and you can easily remap the button and triggers, including their sensitivity and functionality. This can be really useful in games like Fortnite or Destiny 2 where you have multiple abilities or functions and want to give the ones you use just that much more accessible. Overall the Razer Raiju Tournament Edition has that heft we love and is more well suited to adults and adult sized hands.

#3 – Astro C40 TR

Not every game utilizes a decent control scheme, and for some players, that can be a real problem. If you’re one of these players, there’s no need for dismay as the folks at Astro Gaming have developed a controller to make your life easier! The Astro C40 TR offers plenty of options so you may control your games better. Along with mappable back paddles, users can swap out thumbsticks and D-pads, giving you more ways to play with a layout that suits you. And if that isn’t enough to sweeten the deal, it holds a whopping twelve-hour battery life! Just save up a little before you go dropping money for it.

#2 – Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller

Some players have a hard time grasping the analog stick, forcing them to use the D-pad, and D-pads aren’t always the most comfortable buttons. But fear not, D-pad users – there’s a controller for you, too! Behold, the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro! Yes, it’s a mouthful and a bit chunky in design, but this controller is perfect for those who can’t get away from the D-pad. Not only is it easy on the thumbs, but it is omnidirectional, too, making it easier for players to make inputs. This might be a good option for those of you who spend a lot of time playing fighting games, but struggle with analog sticks.

#1 – SCUF Vantage 2

We’re not gonna sugarcoat this one boys and girls; if you want the best, you gotta pay for it. The SCUF Vantage 2 has everything you need, high performance grip, customizable trigger buttons, control remapping and the highest quality build on the market. Optional rear paddles give extra access to the main buttons if you feel the need to keep both fingers on the analogue sticks while pulling off additional maneuvers and this is especially good for fighting games with complex combos. You can even open it up and take out the vibration modules to lighten the load if you don’t use the feedback and plan on playing for a longer session. These guys retail for about 150 – 200 bucks US, but if you’ve got the coin, this is our absolute recommendation.

For a more in-depth look at the Top 10 Playstation 4 Controllers, watch the video!

WatchMojo’s Best of the Decade! Help us rank the last 10 years!

WatchMojo loves the number 10. What better way to celebrate that than to look back at the last 10 years and rank the 10 best (and worst!) of all the things we love. Movies, Video Games, TV/Streaming, Anime! So much has been created and released in the past decade that it’s hard to nail down the perfect rank. That’s where you come in! WatchMojo has always been about audience involvement as well, and for this Best of the Decade special feature, we need you more than ever to help us rank a whole bunch of new lists.

Below you will find links to all the brand new voting pages that we have created specifically for this series. You can vote right away on these lists!

Movies

Video Games

TV/Streaming

Anime


Thanks for voting! We’ll be publishing these topics with the final, official WatchMojo rank in November, so keep an eye out for videos and don’t hesitate to suggest more Best of the Decade ideas at http://www.WatchMojo.com/suggest!

Stranger Things’ Steve and Nancy Join the Dead by Daylight Roster!

Will you Take on the role of a Demogorgon killer or try to escape as Nancy and Steve this Fall?

First, Stranger Things 3 : The Game arrived in July, then Fortnite had a Stranger Things tie-in, and now Stranger things is coming to Dead by Daylight this September!

The video game’s preview features a Demogorgon killer, along with the survivors Nancy Wheeler and Steve Harrington.

Dead by Daylight’s collaboration with Netflix’s Stranger Things brings to you a multiplayer horror game where one player controls the killer and up to four players control the survivors.

Will Nancy and Steve escape the enclosed area or die at the hands of the Demogorgon? Make sure to get your hands on the video game this fall to find out this September.

Top 10 Best Prime Day Deals 2019

Amazon Prime Day is in full swing today and tomorrow, which means too many unbelievable deals in too little time, so we just made your life way easier by narrowing down the top 10 must- buy products! From tech necessities, to beauty finds and home organizers, look no further than the links below!

Note: We hope you like the products we recommend! Just so you know, WatchMojo may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.

#10: Amazon’s ultrasonic Aromatherapy diffuser

the perfect housewarming gift. Or maybe you just need to give yourself the gift of zen after a stressful day. Either way, you can’t go wrong by treating yourself and others to this present.

#9: Copper cocktail shaker

This Copper cocktail shaker is what you are missing for your bar cart this summer!

#8: Yoga Matt

Whether you are an aspiring Yogi or just need a mat for your workouts, look no further: This mat is a protects your knees and comes with a carrying strap so you can carry it around with you without toting a bag.

#7: Nintendo Switch + $35 Nintendo eShop Gift Card

Two for the reduced price of one! Amazon is offering this bundle that includes: the Nintendo Switch console, Nintendo Switch dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), Two Joy-Con strap accessories, One Joy-Con grip, HDMI cable, and Nintendo Switch AC adapter, as well as a digital eShop gift card of $35 that can be redeemed on the Nintendo eShop!

#6: Premium Adult Weighted Blanket 

Sometimes, after a long day at work, you want to wrap yourself in a warm hug. On those days, this blanket will be there for you; it’s comforting, warm, and comes with a removable soft cover! These Weighted blankets have become such a trend; especially for anyone with stress or anxiety.

#5: Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

Looking for a way to listen to news on your morning commute? Or are you looking for a running companion? These wireless headphones are the perfect solution.

#4: The Echo Dot

The Echo dot, amazon’s most popular speaker is the perfect purchase for your next party. It is also the solution to filling your room a richer louder sound while listening to your favorite albums or audiobooks from audible! The possibilities are endless with this smart speaker. 

#3: Apple 13″ MacBook Air

Quick! MacBooks rarely go on sale and right now the 2017 MacBook Air is $300 off its usual price, i.e. only $699! With 8GB memory and a 1.8 GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, this item will undoubtedly sell out quicker than it’s “fast SSD storage”. But don’t worry, there will be a waiting list all day today, so get on it!

#2: PlayStation Classic

Prime day calls for treating yourself to a new Playstation. Have you taken a look at Amazon’s playstation classic? It comes with 20 preloaded games including Final Fantasy Vll, Jumping Flash, and Ridge Racer Type 4 and includes two wired Controllers, a virtual memory card and an HDMI cable. 

#1: Pixel 3 XL with 64GB Memory Cell Phone

Have you been considering getting a new cell phone? Before it’s too late, get your hands on the Pixel 3 XL with 64GB Memory Cell Phone. Not only does this phone work with all major carriers but its camera allows you to capture the perfect shot every time! 

What was the best Prime Day deal you saw this year?! Let us know in the comments and for more strangely useful Amazon finds, check out our pick of the Top 20 Shark Tank Inventions Popular on Amazon!


Twitter Reacts to the New “Sonic The Hedgehog” Trailer

There May Be A Silver Lining for This Harshly Received Trailer

A new trailer for the upcoming video game franchise, turned live-action film, “Sonic The Hedgehog” dropped today and with the amount of negativity or at least, uncertainty, surrounding the movie, the only accurate way to portray the general consensus is through a good old fashion roundup of Twitter reactions. But before reading everyone else’s opinions, check out the trailer for yourself!

Based on the trailer alone, the plot seems straightforward and fairly action-packed, with local policeman Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) teaming up with Sonic to defeat his long-standing enemy, Dr. “Eggman” Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Robotnik on the other hand has plans of his own to take down Sonic, in curious connection with the United States military.

Now in terms of the reactions, many were quick to call out the trailer’s flaws like Sonic’s CG design and Jim Carey’s initial reveal as the series and film’s main antagonist, Dr. Robotnik.

While others weren’t quite as offended:

But the primary consensus is that there is one silver lining in the last 2 seconds of the trailer: Jim Carrey’s final reveal as a more convincing Eggman.

What did you think of the trailer? Whether you’re planning on seeing the movie or not, check out our video below where MojoPlays’ biggest Sonic fans break down the leaked presentation deck from “Sonic The Hedgehog” and give you their reaction and impressions!