A game controller, gaming controller, or simply controller, is an input device used with video games or entertainment systems to provide input to a video game, typically to control an object or character in the game. Before the seventh generation of video game consoles, plugging in a controller into one of a console's controller ports were the primary means of using a game controller, although since then they have been replaced by wireless controllers, which do not require controller ports on the console but are battery-powered. USB game controllers could also be connected to a computer with a USB port. Input devices that have been classified as game controllers include keyboards, mouses, gamepads, joysticks, etc. Special purpose devices, such as steering wheels for driving games and light guns for shooting games, are also game controllers.
Game controllers have been designed and improved over the years to be as user friendly as possible. The Microsoft Xbox controller, with its shoulder triggers that mimic actual triggers such as those found on guns, has become popular for shooting games. Some controllers are designed to be best for one type of game, such as steering wheels for driving games, or dance pads for dancing games.
One of the first video game controllers was a simple dial and single button, used to control the game Tennis for Two. Controllers have since evolved to include directional pads, multiple buttons, analog sticks, joysticks, motion detection, touch screens and a plethora of other features.
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Although gamepads are generally developed for use with consoles, they can and often are used for PC gaming and mobile gaming. Modern controllers, such as Sony's DualShock 4 and Nintendo's Switch Pro Controller, support USB and Bluetooth, allowing them to be directly connected to most PCs. Older gamepads can be connected through the use of official or third-party adapters. Controllers typically require the installation of device drivers to be used on contemporary personal computers. The device may be directly supported, or it may require the use of a specialized program which maps controller inputs to mouse and keyboard inputs. Examples of this kind of software include JoyToKey, Xpadder, and antimicro, which is free, open-source, and cross-platform.
Some controllers are specially designed for usage outside of consoles. In this case, support for mapping to different devices is built into the controller itself, such as with the Nostromo SpeedPad n52, which can act as either a keyboard, mouse, or joystick; or with the Samsung Android GamePad, designed for use with Android mobile phones.
The usage of gamepads over the mouse and keyboard has been referred to as a "debate," with players of MMORPGs, RTS games, and first-person shooters tending to prefer the mouse and keyboard due to the wider variety of inputs and the high precision of the mouse when compared to an analog stick.
Keep in mind these modded controllers do not instantly make you a pro player who is gonna start smashing his competition up right away. But what they can do is help you in certain areas where you lack or find it difficult to get used to or even use. With the help of these controllers you can Re-map your controller's buttons to your choice which will help you a lot in games and if you want you can go for the different types of mods that these come with which help with many things which we will discuss below :
Rapid Fire Mod: This was one of the first mods that was made for xbox and ps3 users which gave them auto firing options for the players who were a bit slow to firing and basically did the pressing of the firing buttons and stopping on the users behalf. You need to understand that this does not gave the users who use them extra firing power or extra bullets, these did not interfere with the game's codes as these were not hacks. These mods were particularly helpful for the guns which were semi-automatic and single shot, and these come with a option to set the speed and shots per second commands that users can set themselves or just use the pre programmed ones. This particular feature comes in the firing category and other mods go in non firing mods of which the most popular ones are, Akimbo- with which the use of dual wielded guns was more easy and effective as it shoots from both guns using just a single button.
Dropshotting- This allows the users to drop their game character down and keep shooting at the same time, Quick-Scope- Which allowed for a better sniping experience for the users.
Controllers Paddle system : This feature allows the users to change and remap the buttons according to their preference, these come in few forms like paddles, buttons (Mostly 1,2,3,4 buttons), for most users the number of paddles or buttons that they were most comfortable with are 2 or 4, having more than this amount just complicates the whole thing.
Games that fit best for the mods:
The important thing to remember when buying these mods is that they only work effectively and are made for first person shooter games. Call of Duty, Battlefield for example are some of the most popular games that the users use these mods mostly on, as these are very competitive first person online multiplayer games. To determine whether the mods are gonna work on your desired games is to see and compare your desired game button layout functions to COD as this is the game which is the most compatible with the mods. The more the similarity of COD to your desired game the more likely is that the mods will work on your desired game as well .
Edited: 2021-06-18 19:01:00