10 Gift Ideas For The WatchMojo Fan in Your Life

For this list, we’ll be looking at treasures, toys and trinkets that are begging your inner nerd to indulge in. We can hear it calling to you right now, enticing you like the One Ring to Smeagol, the Infinity Stones to The Collector or part of a Galaxy Map to Kylo Ren… These gift ideas are all top-rated on Amazon, the cream of the crop. 

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UNO Rick and Morty 

It’s never been established where exactly Rick Sanchez hails from, but given his surname, it seems reasonable to assume there’s an espanol element there. Which is why it’s somewhat fitting that the card game UNO, Spanish for “one” would tie-in to the franchise. OK, that was a tenuous link and “uno” is also Italian. But playing this game with your family will turn each and every one of you into an angry facsimile of Morty Smith’s Grandfather! The game has a full five star average out of over 1400 reviews, so clearly there’s much fun to be had. Just, play nice!

Deadpool Mug

You’re probably wondering why the red(ish) cup? Well, it’s NOT so bad guys can’t see us bleed. It’s to keep our coffee hot on cool winter mornings; or our drinks cold on summer days. And for that, you don’t get much better than the ol’ fashioned stainless steel tumbler cup. That is, of course, unless you have one that is endorsed by everyone’s favorite Merc with the mouth, Deadpool. Breaking the fourth wall in comics, movies and now drink receptacles, this Wade Wilson’s mug-adorning mug comes in a variety of sizes and types, with reviewers giving top marks.

Thor Stormbreaker Axe 

When you think of Thor, it’s hard to imagine him without his trusty hammer Mjolinir. Whilst it is not the source of his power, it is his trademark weapon that only the worthiest can lift. So it was a shock to see his sister Hela shatter it to smithereens in “Thor: Ragnarok”. Luckily, it wasn’t long until Thor got a new toy. With a blade made by Dwarves and the handle formed by Groot, Stormbreaker made an impressive debut in the fields of Wakanda, before withstanding the power of all five infinity stones AND separating Thanos’ head from his shoulders. We’re not saying this replica can do the same things, but it still looks as cool. 

SpongeBob SquarePants Deck 

Created in 2016, the “What Do You Meme” series follows in the spirit of other card games that buck traditional play-styles in favour of creativity and humor. It’s a game that’s intended for mature audiences, so it might seem odd that they partnered up with Nickelodeon for a SpongeBob themed deck. But it also kind of makes sense, since so many of us grew up with SpongeBob and are now old enough to enjoy “edgier” games. The SpongeBob deck is an addition to the core game that makes for a fun nostalgia trip. With an average score of 4.5 stars, after over three and a half thousand reviews, it’s a game that’s apparently won over many a fan!

“My Hero Academia” Gift Sets 

If you aren’t yet familiar with “My Hero Academia” then don’t worry, because we’re pretty sure you soon will be. It’s a relatively recent addition to the Japanese anime and manga world, debuting in the mid 2010s, but gaining instant acclaim. Set in a world where superpowers, known as “Quirks”, are common, the story follows a boy born without powers, who nonetheless aspires to become a superhero. While you can’t purchase a Quirk for yourself or a loved one, there are some pretty sweet gift sets that give plenty of bang for your buck. From useful face masks, to fun keychains, these gift sets have it all, wrapped up in a very tidy and reusable bag.

Top 100 Anime Scratch Off Poster

Another entry devoted to the otaku fanbase, the Top 100 Scratch-Off posters have expanded to include “100 anime”. The premise is very simple (and addictive), you simply scratch off a panel to reveal a picture or writing underneath. Dedicated anime fans are likely to recognise all one hundred panels, but there may still be a few surprises in store for the more casual viewer. As a result, this poster will point you in the direction of some hidden gems and stories you may never have considered watching before you scratched off the panel that covered it.

Marvel Iron Man Throw Blanket with Sleeves

Tony Stark’s suits are designed more for function than form, so we’re not sure how comfortable they actually feel on the inside. Wouldn’t it get a bit brisk flying so high in the sky? Ah who are we kidding, he probably installed heating and AC in there like it was nothing. Well, either way, if you want to wear Stark’s duds while also feeling comfortable and warm, check out The Northwest Company’s Iron Man throw blanket. They’re certainly lighter than the Stark tech, but just as vibrant in colours. The best part? They have sleeves, so you can be comfortable, but also ready for anything!

Minecraft Potion Bottle Light 

Even after all of these years, “Minecraft” remains hugely popular, with a passionate and dedicated fanbase. There’s a reason it’s the best-selling game of all time! It holds that title in part thanks to the fact that it appeals to all ages, young and old – and it’s not uncommon for generations to bond over the franchise. With that in mind, this bottle light makes a good gift for kids who want a handy nightlight. But it’s also a cool ornament to have on a desk for late nights at the office. 

Lightsaber

We all have memories of grabbing a stick or broom handle and pretending to be a Jedi Knight facing off against a Dark Lord of the Sith. Heck, for some of us, those memories are from last week. Back when the first Star Wars toys came out, lightsaber replicas were fragile and didn’t really capture the magic. But these days, you can get one that does it all. These sabers light up in whatever colour you want, meaning you can choose red if you’re feeling villainous, blue if you’re heroic, or purple if you’re Samuel L. Jackson. Plus, it makes the “vooom” sounds–though if you want to keep doing that yourself then we won’t tell anyone.

Replica Infinity Gauntlet

You’ve got to hand it to Tony Stark; his choice of wearable tech fits like a glove. While Thanos wore it well, something about Iron Man’s hot rod red version just clicks with us. Hasbro’s replica Power Gauntlet looks great, with a faithful design and intricate details. On top of that, it also has sound effects from “Endgame”, and the Infinity Stones light up! If you ever want to take it off, which we guess you will have to at times, it can be posed into a fist for display. Just make sure you’re ready for the consequences before you snap your fingers. 

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
https://www.businessinsider.com/sega-genesis-mini-game-list-2019-4

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.

All The Tiger King Merchandise You Never Wanted

Good morning to everyone (except that bitch Carole Baskin).

If you’re like me, shortly after binge watching a Netflix series as awesome as Tiger King, you might find yourself beginning to exhibit strange withdrawal symptoms. For me, this typically includes a general lack of interest in other shows for at least a week, watching hours of derivative videos on YouTube like Top 10 Cringiest Moments From Tiger King or digging into the main character’s backstories on Wikipedia. Spoiler alert, I didn’t find the smoking gun in the disappearance of Don Lewis on Carole Basikn’s page, but I did learn that Universal is developing an adaptation of Joe Exotic’s podcast for Television, tapping Kate McKinnon to play Baskin. Another withdrawal symptom I commonly experience, is the need to seek out and buy the most ridiculous merchandise related to the show I just watched. This time, while conducting my Tiger King search, I documented the best finds for all you Cool Cats and Kittens to enjoy!

Tiger King Novelty Beer Cozy

This gem is a best seller on Amazon and for good reason, no one likes warm beer and everyone likes Carole Baskin (just kidding).
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Joe Exotic Scented Candle

For those who prefer the fine aroma of bulk spoiled meats and gun powder.
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Joe Exotic Mullet For Men

It’s a party in the front and in the back when you’re wearing this Joe Exotic mullet wig for men.
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Multi-use Joe Exotic Face Covering

No global pandemic is complete without the multi-use Joe Exotic face covering. Especially if you’re on the front lines and can’t binge watch your new favorite show from the safety of your own home.
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Joe Exoitic Novelty Socks

Are you the black sheep in the family? Wanna be? Next time you have to attend a fancy event, try strapping on these bad boys. I can’t promise you’ll score any points with your in-laws. Well I guess that depends on your in-laws.
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Tiger King Joe Exotic 3″ X 5″ Flag

When they said “let your freak flag fly” this is exactly what they had in mind. Show your Big Cat pride in all it’s glory. Imagine this baby on the back of your pickup truck waving back and forth on the way to the Trump rally!
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Carole Definitely Used Sardine Oil Decal

Never trust anyone who owns a Big Cat rescue.
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Official Joe Exotic Store

Help Joe Exotic recover financially by making a purchase from the Official Joe Exotic Store. All profits from the store go towards paying Joe’s legal bills.
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The Ultimate Tiger King WTF Playlist

Still can’t get enough Tiger King, check out our video playlist below. Don’t worry, I won’t tell your kids this is what you watch after they go to bed.

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!

If you purchase an item through our affiliate links below, WatchMojo may earn a commission.

#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!

Welcome to MojoTV! All the stuff you can’t see on YouTube!

All the stuff you can’t see on YouTube!

Ever wonder what happens to all the videos we can’t show on our YouTube channel? Well…We’ve put it all in one place for your viewing pleasure! Introducing MojoTV… the new TV and mobile app that brings you all the classic WatchMojo videos that we had to take off YouTube, as well as a ton of other exclusive content! It’s easy to find at all of your favourite app stores:

You never know what you’ll see on MojoTV!

What can you find?

In depth horror lists, horrible histories, sexy videos and… other stuff! Lists like…

  • Top 10 Most Violent Celebrity Fights
  • Top 10 Horrific Movie Scenes You Can Never Unsee
  • Top 10 Body Horror Movies
  • Top 10 Crazy Craigslist Horror Stories
  • Top 10 Shocking HBO Scenes
  • Top 10 Games BANNED on Twitch

For all this and more check out the new MojoTV app on AppleTVs, Roku Devices, Amazon Fire Sticks, Android TV and all other iOS and Android mobile devices. 

WatchMojo’s Person of the Decade! In a new Bracket format!


We’ll be revealing the first round of each quadrant over the next 4 days!

How do you pick the Person of the Decade?

In honour of the end of the 2010’s, and as part of our BEST OF THE DECADE series, WatchMojo wanted to do something special to select our choice for Person of the Decade. We decided we’d create an NCAA style competition bracket to determine who had the best 10 year period. We weighed a lot of different factors in terms of their consistent success, overall success, versatility, personality and more. We also broke it down into 4 different quadrants: Movies, TV, Sports and Music.

This was not an easy process! Our internal teams argued endlessly over some of the matchups and we had to make some tough decisions. Ultimately, we won’t be able to please everyone, but there is no denying that the winners of each quadrant were at the top of their game for the past 10 years.

Tune in on Monday the 16th!

The full video will be available to watch on Monday, December 16th on our YouTube Channel and in the days leading up we will be revealing the individuals included in the first round by quadrant. So, tomorrow, we will update this post with the first round of the Movies category. Come check it out and let us know who you think should win each match up!

We’re excited about this new format and can’t wait to create more videos in this style. Please leave a comment if you have ideas for what to “bracketify” next! In the meantime, check out our Best of 2019 series for the best and worst of pop culture in 2019!

Doctor Sleep Review: A Worthy Addition to the Overlook Universe

Mike Flanagan’s adaptation pushes horror boundaries, while paying homage to “The Shining” and Stephen King’s celebrated source material

Just shy of 40 years since Stanley Kubrick’s original, modern horror master Mike Flanagan has taken on the daunting task of following up the iconic 1980 film The Shining while also adapting Stephen King’s ambitious source material. Confused yet?

While the film does have some great ideas when it comes to trying to tackle both these problems, Flanagan trying to pull off this difficult juggling act is where Doctor Sleep becomes the most muddled. Tonally the film ends up a little messy with offering audiences a punch in the face worth of nostalgia for the 1980 film, while also adding in some bizarre fantasy elements featured in the Doctor Sleep novel. On top of this, at a runtime of 152 minutes, the film could have benefitted from a bit of trimming, but by the end, Flanagan offers enough thrills and chills to make the journey worthwhile.

Apart from the slight pacing and tonal issues, Doctor Sleep proves to be one of the better Stephen King adaptations in recent years, due in large part to Flanagan’s knack for blending horror and drama. Backed up by a killer performance by Ewan McGregor and some set pieces that will stick with you long after the film closes, Doctor Sleep ends up having a lot to say about the effects that our parents have on our upbringings.

One other highlight of Doctor Sleep, is it’s willingness to push the boundaries, most notably when it comes to on screen violence. One scene in particular involving a young baseball player is sure to leave audiences a little queasy, while another scene involving a filing cabinet may remind viewers of another Stephen King classic in Gerald’s Game (also adapted by Flanagan).

Surely, Doctor Sleep won’t convince any Shining haters, but for diehard Stephen King fans, and fans of the abstract nightmare that is Stanley Kubrick’s original, Doctor Sleep is a worthy addition to the Overlook universe.

You Don’t Want to Miss What’s Coming to Netflix in October 2019

It’s Spooky Streaming Season

October is always a month to look forward to, between fall, pumpkin flavor mania, crunchy leaves, sweater weather, spooky season and of course, NEW NETFLIX TITLES! This month, Netflix is welcoming back favorites like Peaky Blinders, Big Mouth and Schitt’s Creek, with all new seasons, alongside the October 11th event that everyone (who watches Breaking Bad) has been anticipating: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie! The list of incoming titles is enough to hold you over until Halloween, so check it out!

October 1st

  • Carmen Sandiego: Season 2 (Netflix Family Series)
  • Nikki Glaser: Bangin’ (Netflix Original Series)
  • 93 days
  • A.M.I.
  • Along Came a Spider
  • Bad Boys
  • Bad Boys II
  • Blow
  • Bring It On, Ghost: Season 1
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
  • Cheese in the Trap: Season 1
  • Chicago Typewriter: Season 1
  • Crash
  • Exit Wounds
  • Good Burger
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Honey 2
  • House of the Witch
  • Lagos Real Fake Life
  • Men in Black II
  • Moms at War
  • No Reservations
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • One Direction: This Is Us
  • Payday
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
  • Scream 2
  • Senna
  • Signal: Season 1
  • Sin City
  • Sinister Circle
  • Supergirl
  • Superman Returns
  • Surf’s Up
  • The Bucket List
  • The Flintstones
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
  • The Island
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • The Rugrats Movie
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Tomorrow with You: Season 1
  • Trainspotting
  • Troy
  • Tunnel: Season 1
  • Unaccompanied Minors
  • Walking Out

October 2nd

  • Ready to Mingle / Solteras (Netflix Film)
  • Rotten: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Living Undocumented (Netflix Original Series)

October 3rd

  • Seis Manos (Netflix Anime)

October 4th

  • Creeped Out: Season 2 (Netflix Family Series)
  • Big Mouth: Season 3 (Netflix Original Series)
  • In the Tall Grass (Netflix Film)
  • Peaky Blinders: Season 5 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Raising Dion (Netflix Original Series)
  • Super Monsters: Season 3 (Netflix Family Series)
  • Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween (Netflix Family Film)

October 5th

  • Legend Quest: Masters of Myth (Netflix Family Series)

October 7th

  • The Water Diviner
  • Match! Tennis Juniors (Netflix Original Series)

October 8th

  • The Spooky Tales of Captain Underpants Hack-a-ween (Netflix Family Film)
  • Deon Cole: Cole Hearted (Netflix Comedy Special)

October 9th

  • After
  • Rhythm + Flow (Netflix Original Reality Series)

October 10th

  • Schitt’s Creek: Season 5
  • Ultramarine Magmell (Netflix Anime)

October 11th

  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix Film Event)
  • The Forest of Love (Netflix Film)
  • Fractured (Netflix Film)
  • Haunted: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Insatiable: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • La Influencia (Netflix Film)
  • Plan Coeur: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • The Awakenings of Motti Wolenbruch (Netflix Film)
  • YooHoo to the Rescue: Season 2 (Netflix Family Series)

October 12th

  • Banlieusards (Netflix Film)

October 15th

  • Dark Crimes

October 16th

  • Ghosts of Sugar Land (Netflix Original Series)
  • Sinister 2

October 17th

  • The Karate Kid
  • The Unlisted (Netflix Original Series)

October 18th

  • The Yard / Avlu (Netflix Original Series)
  • Baby: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Eli (Netflix Film)
  • Interior Design Masters (Netflix Original Reality Series)
  • The House of Flowers: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • The Laundromat (Netflix Film)
  • Living with  Yourself (Netflix Original Series)
  • MeatEater: Season 8 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Mighty Little Bheem: Diwali (Netflix Family)
  • Seventeen (Netflix Film)
  • Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales Collection 2 (Netflix Family Series)
  • Tell Me Who I Am (Netflix Original Series)
  • Toon: Season 1-2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Unnatural Selection (Netflix Original Series)
  • Upstarts (Netflix Film)

October 19th

  • Men in Black

October 21st

  • Echo in the Canyon
  • Free Fire

October 22nd

  • Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (Netflix Original Comedy Special)

October 23rd

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (Netflix Original Reality Show)
  • Dancing with the Birds (Netflix Original Documentary)
  • Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy

October 24th

  • Daybreak (Netflix Original Series)
  • Revenge of Pontianak

October 25th

  • A Tale of Love and Darkness
  • Assimilate
  • Brigada Costa del Sol (Netflix Original Series)
  • Brotherhood (Netflix Original Series)
  • Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix Film)
  • Greenhouse Academy: Season 3 (Netflix Family Series)
  • The Kominsky Method: Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)
  • Monzon (Netflix Original Series)
  • Nailed It! France (Netflix Original Series)
  • Nailed It! Spain (Netflix Original Series)
  • Prank Encounters (Netflix Original Reality Series)
  • Rattlesnake (Netflix Film)
  • It Takes a Lunatic (Netflix Original Documentary)

October 28th

  • A 3 Minute Hug (Netflix Original Documentary)
  • Little Miss Sumo (Netflix Original Documentary)
  • Shine On with Reese: Season 1

October 29th

  • Arsenio Hall: Smart & Classy (Netflix Original Comedy Special)

October 30th

  • Flavorful Origins: Yunnan Cuisine (Netflix Original)

October 31st

  • Kengan Ashura: Part II (Netflix Anime)
  • Nowhere Man (Netflix Original Series)
  • Raging Bull

October TBD

  • My Next Guest with David Letterman and Shah Rukh Khan

To find out if your favorite show or movie will be leaving Netflix this month, make sure to check out our list below of the Top 10 Releases Coming to and Leaving Netflix in October!

Emmy Awards 2019: Winners, Surprises & Twitter Reactions

No Host, No Problem?

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night and if you decided against sitting through the entire live show, don’t worry, all you missed was the show running unconventionally short, no host, comedian Thomas Lennon throwing in questionable voice-over commentary, and surprisingly no awards for “Veep” and “Game of Thrones” being humbled by their unusually low on-screen trophy count.

Now, let’s skip ahead to everyone’s primary concern: WHO WON?!…and who was snubbed? Although they didn’t dominate the screen last night, “Game of Thrones” picked up the majority of their awards last week and did still walk away with the award for outstanding drama series. There were also some pleasant surprises, like “Fleabag” and HBO’s “Chernobyl” taking home multiple awards. Julia Garner from “Ozark” also beat out the powerhouse of female “Game of Thrones” supporting actress nominees including Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Masie Williams and Gwendoline Christie, which fuelled a few Twitter fires. To find out who took home the remaining awards, here is the complete list of the 2019 Emmy Awards winners!

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series

Fleabag (Amazon Prime)

Outstanding Limited Series

Chernobyl (HBO)

Outstanding Television Movie

“Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” (Netflix Original Series)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Billy Porter (Pose)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Bill Hader (Barry)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) 

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)

Competition Program

RuPaul’s Drag Race  (VH1)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Julia Garner (Ozark)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Patricia Arquette (The Act)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Lynch (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Structured Reality Program

Queer Eye (Netflix)

Outstanding Competition Program

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Who were you rooting for last night? Were you disappointed or supportive of the Academy’s decisions? Let us know in the comments and check out these hilarious and heart warming Twitter reactions:

After last night’s big wins, “Fleabag” and “Chernobyl” are a must-watch. But if you’re short on time, just check out our lists below instead!

The Latest News from TIFF – WatchMojo @ TIFF

After a busy first weekend at TIFF we’ve got a whole bunch of cool stuff to share and this article will showcase a variety of videos and reactions from the Festival. Our Host Phoebe is on location and has attended a variety of premieres, events and red carpets to bring you closer to the action.

Below find some of the highlights and stay tuned for more coverage as we will update this page!

Interview with O’Shea Jackson Jr., star of “Just Mercy” – P.s. he’s a huge WatchMojo fan!

Toni Collette on whether or not she’s a scream queen:

Musician Sean Paul reacts to a video of Jake Gyllenhaal dancing to one of his songs:

Katherine Langford on her the movie Knives Out from Rian Johnson:

And here is some first reactions to the films Phoebe has seen so far!

Jojo Rabbit (dir. Taika Waititi) –

The Lighthouse (dir. Robert Eggers)

A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood (dir. Marielle Heller)


Stay tuned for more highlights from TIFF!