Well, I never thought I would see this day—a SCUF controller review on TechPowerUp. I have been aware of the SCUF Gaming brand for a few years now, predominantly through console gamers and the more widespread gaming media. The company was known for their high-end controllers and eSport team involvement, which was such a weird concept to me back then, in the days before the Microsoft XBOX Elite was a thing. SCUF had these patented paddles on the back of their controller, which was just the coolest thing to me as a guy who loved peripherals of all kinds, allowing for customization beyond the typical D-pad, two joysticks, trigger/shoulder buttons, and face buttons, and the use of more fingers than just the thumb and index finger, and then there was the whole design customization on top! CORSAIR sending out a press release informing us of their acquisition of SCUF Gaming late last year brought back all these memories, so here we are covering the brand.
CORSAIR had brought out all their brands as part of their CES press event, and it kicked off with SCUF Gaming giving the PC media a brief introduction on who they are and what they do. At the end, every media personnel received a custom SCUF Impact PS4 controller to take back with them. There was no intention for anyone to do a review, but there was no way I was not going to. This was my first DualShock 4 controller too, having been a KB+M and XBOX controller guy to date, and it has been far too long since we last had an entry in the living room tech product category. Thanks to SCUF Gaming and CORSAIR for killing two birds with one controller-shaped stone!