10 Budget Gifts For Your Significant PC Gamer

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Gaming Controllers

Another great thing about being a PC gamer is the additional flexibility when it comes to user control options. While most games are playable and are often preferred to be played using a standard mouse and keyboard, some games are just designed to be played with a controller (Rocket League comes to mind). Lucky for us, PC players have options when it comes to controllers, both USB and wired.

An obvious choice is Microsoft Xbox controllers, as both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One are supported by Windows right out of the box. And if you’re willing to spend a little extra money, you can customize your own Xbox One controller too. Steam recently announced support for the PlayStation Dualshock 4 controller, which can work wirelessly with your PC via an official Sony USB adapter.

Another option is Valve’s Steam Controller, which use dual haptic feedback touch pads in lieu of joysticks. Valve also sells the Steam Link, which enables you to stream your Steam PC games to a TV. If your significant PC gamer likes to play older titles via emulators or prefers more classic controllers, you can get USB controllers from old consoles that include GameCube, N64, NES, and SNES. You could even get flight sticks or driving wheels for the PC for a more realistic simulation experience.