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Top 10 Best Video Game Recorders (Capture Devices)

Elgato Game Capture HD

Gamers have taken to YouTube and game streaming sites such as Twitch.tv these days. This is due in part to the rise of video game livestreaming and the many “Let’s Play!” video walkthroughs for any and all games.

If you’re interested in moving into that world of video game livestreaming, then you’ll need to select from this group of top-notch video game recorders/capture devices. Tech companies such as Elgato, Diamond Multimedia and Hauppauge are known to produce a line of awesome devices that gamers will no doubt be pleased with purchasing.

Here are the top 10 video game recording devices you’ll need for your streaming needs!


10. Diamond Multimedia USB 2.0 HD

Video Game Capture Devices

The 1st video game recorder on this list is a good pick for gamers who want to sample the video game streaming life. As a starter device, Diamond Multimedia’s USB 2.0 HD is great for gamers who want to test out their “Let’s Play!” walkthroughs via YouTube. Cop this one if you want to buy a capture device that’s pretty cheap.

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9. Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket Portable Stand Alone HD

Video Game Capture Devices

This portable version of Hauppauge’s video game capture devices comes with a USB device, which means there’s not a ton of cables to hook up to your HD TV’s and consoles. It’s small enough to haul around, plus it records in perfect 1080p for high quality gameplay visuals. The extra built-in microphone is also great for gamers who are down for doing some live commentary.

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8. Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR HD

Best Video Game Recorders

Now we go from a mini version of Hauppauge’s video game capture device to a set top box edition. It’s capable of recording in 720p, 1080p and 1080i fidelity. The Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR HD also has the ability to also record any shows from your cable/satellite feeds. This one’s a bigger piece of recording software, bu you definitely get what you pay for here.

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7. Blackmagic Design Intensity Extreme HDMI and Analog Capture & Playback Device – Thunderbolt

Video Game Recorders

Now here’s one piece of video game recording software that will set you back a few extra bucks. This device comes with some hardcore video editor software that may be difficult to decipher at first, but it’s many options will make you a video editing master soon enough. This device is capable of capturing SD/HD footage in 720 or 1080 HD with a max video rate of 60Mbps.

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6. AverMedia Game Recorder – C285 Capture HD II

Video Game Recorders

AverMedia’s C285 video game recorder model practically works with all current and past-gen consoles. You can record up to 1080p and have your gameplay move at a clip of 30fps, but there is a lack of HDD quality recording. That may be the one feature you’ll frown at, but you’ll be thankful for the mobile app that’s good for checking the statues of your recorded playthroughs.

Buy it here.

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