I’m tempted to purchase a console because of the buggy, bloated, and damaged PC gaming peripheral software.

You build a solid gaming PC, with a Corsair CPU cooler and a GPU that (hopefully) cost less than your rent. You pick up a feature-packed keyboard from SteelSeries and the most comfortable mouse Razer has ever made. You need to programme a few keyboard macros, check the battery life of the mouse, and see if the cooler’s lighting can be changed.

Does this seem like a task that requires a program that constantly runs 20+ background processes, uses 72% of your GPU, and secretly hoards 10GB of space on your hard drive? No? It doesn’t? Well, that’s technically correct — you don’t need a program; you need three of them, each of which eats up a lot of system resources and has its own unique set of issues.

But I’m sure you already knew this, if you’ve ever had to install any software for any gaming peripheral, ever. However, since you need to buy into at least one of these software suite-supported ecosystems (assuming you want one of the best gaming mice, gaming keyboards, gaming headsets, etc.) it seems worth exploring which company has the best software ecosystem to keep your rig running as smoothly as possible.

Well, the answer is: none of them.

Yes. Believe it or not, I initially envisioned writing an article ranking the utilities from best to worst. , But then I started doing some research and it ended up taking me two weeks to write this story because every time I tried to go in and look at the software, I found some new, unexpected weird or terrible thing — and then my system would immediately crash, multiple times in a row.

I should probably just admit that right now, I’m not the biggest fan of gaming peripheral software. The good news is that while various programmes have unique problems, they all share the title of having the worst problems, so it’s acceptable to choose your brands solely based on hardware.

You might be wondering why these brands make such universally terrible software — when, for the most part, they make very good hardware. I can’t say for sure, but it does seem like it would be challenging to maintain efficient, stable software while also having to constantly add on support for every round of peripheral and component drops. Or perhaps the companies are just trying to highlight how good their hardware is by giving us terrible software in comparison.


Kundan Goyal has 6+ years of experience in news editing and market research. He has helped businesses of all sizes make strategic decisions and predict future trends. Kundan only publishes content that will help them grow their sales and revenue. He publishes business news in many different categories to help industry’s learn more about any product.In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and listening music .