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Must Have Video Game Accessories

August 20, 2017

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By: Max Cannon

If you're lucky enough to have a fancy current generation console like a PlayStation 4 Pro or an Xbox One S you may think that your gaming couldn't get any better.  Here are some of our favorite accessories to really up your gaming sessions to the next level.

Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

Without question the best controller on the market, the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller is definitely on the pricier side but nowhere near as much as our final accessory. Setting you back $149.99 will definitely leave your wallet feeling much lighter but you'll soon be feeling the weight again as the Elite Controller is as dense as they come. 

With a similar design to the standard Xbox One controller, the Elite Controller is full of features that make sure every input from the player is as precise as ever. Are you a picky player who wants a different texture to your thumbsticks? Then swap them out with any of the included varieties. Or if you're looking for a little more precision from your D-pad for any fighting games you'll want to use the satellite disc looking substitution that you can see pictured below.

The awesome, but pricey, Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller.The awesome, but pricey, Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller.Courtesy of Xbox

Other features of the controller include paddles on the back that will give you another option to press a button. Dislike where a game places your jump button? Remap it to one of the paddles and really get in on some customization. And while it doesn't work on some games, the controller also allows for hairpin triggers which cut the amount of time it takes to press LT or RT in half.

Extra Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons

When I first ordered my Nintendo Switch I went with the gray Joy-Cons because I thought the neon/colored ones looked a little garish. I was happy with my decision until I took a look at my friend's neon Switch in person. What a goof, I made. It's been months since the Switch released and I still can't right my wrongs because of how quickly any Joy-Cons will fly off the shelves.

Those beautiful Blue and Red Joy-Cons.Those beautiful Blue and Red Joy-Cons.Courtesy of Polygon

If you have the chance to get yourself any Joy-Cons you can add a bit of flair onto your Nintendo Switch. On top of that, you'll also be able to get more players into a game. It's awesome that the Switch by default can give people 2 controllers for games like Mario Kart but another pair can bump you up to 4 players to really get the most out of your Kart-experience. In addition to being hard to find, Joy-Cons also go for a semi-steep price of $80.

PlayStation VR

I've talked a handful of times about how great PlayStation VR is but I really can't stress it enough. Of course, you'll also get great experiences out of the PC's Oculus Rift or HTC Vive but we're strictly talking consoles here and PSVR is our only option at the moment. I use my PSVR much less than I thought I would but showing it off to any guests I have come by always puts a smile on everyone's face.

It's impressive but man is it pricey.It's impressive but man is it pricey.Courtesy of PlayStation

If you have the wads of money to spend on this $500 peripheral you still should give it some thought as it's not for everyone. Motion sickness has definitely been a problem for me and I sometimes struggle to get everything perfectly in focus but it's worth it for all the good times I've had. If you can at least find a way to try out VR I really recommend it, it is a literal game changer.

Have Your Say!

Which of these have you tried out? Are you looking to get any new gaming accessories? Comment below!

 

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