Ever since Atari unveiled its simple table-tennis game, Pong, in the 1970s, video gaming has become a staple of contemporary leisure life. From action thrillers to world-building and role-playing, there are seemingly unlimited ways to enter the modern matrix. Among this ever-expanding landscape of game choices, one thing that hasn’t changed is the need for some sort of interface to engage with digital characters and their environment. From VR headsets to motion sensors, the ways to play are as variable as the games themselves, and one of the most common is still the traditional console featuring some array of buttons, toggles, or joy sticks. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a device.