A couple of days ago I mentioned that I deleted Windows 10 completely from my desktop computer and installed Xubuntu across the SSD (boot and root partition) and hard drive (/home folder). The hard drive I formatted a little bit differently, I chose to use the XFS file system. There are a number of articles and discussions floating about the Internet that hint that XFS is better at handling large files (this arstechnica thread is one such example).
While it's nice to have a wireless game controller like the XBox 360 controller to wirelessly control games, if you're on a really tight budget there are a lot of inexpensive USB game pads ($5-$10 range) can be found all over the place these days. Recently our refurbishing project had an old Radio Shack 26-8010 controller dropped off to us. As it turns out the RS 26-8010 works on Xubuntu/Ubuntu 16.04 without a whole lot of effort.