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truantx
06-27-2010, 02:47 PM
I like my current controller just fine, but if what I hear is true and the 360 controller has become such the standard that all modern games coming out already pre-configured with no button remapping required, that does sound pretty tempting.

Is this convenience worth $50?

General Jameson
06-27-2010, 02:55 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105082
I would have a hard time paying $50 for a wireless controller just get a wired, less $ no batteries to replace.

Baron_Fel
06-27-2010, 02:56 PM
Not to me. I dont know how seamless it is though, havent tried it.

I do need a controller or wheel, NFS Shift is pretty much unplayable with a mouse and keyboard.

truantx
06-27-2010, 03:08 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105082
I would have a hard time paying $50 for a wireless controller just get a wired, less $ no batteries to replace.

Yeah, I meant the wired. Plus there's less compatibility issues I hear.

Washell
06-27-2010, 03:20 PM
Is this convenience worth $50?

I had no gamepad, wanted one for years (decades to be exact) but the various stories of poor support in PC games and such put me off. The cheap plastic look and feel of the average controller for PC didn't help much either.

Like you, I heard the stories of the 360 controller becoming the standard and as I had a handful of games that were 360 friendly (Batman:AA, Braid, Prince of Persia, Tomb Raiders, Grid) I decided to take the plunge and buy one (wired).

Haven't regretted it for a second and yes, it's worth every cent of the €36 I paid. Plug&Play at it's finest.

Dragunovhun
06-27-2010, 10:31 PM
Yes many modern games support it natively, and plus it's a freaking sweet controller.

Hellicus99
06-27-2010, 10:52 PM
Yes, it's the best controller for PC.
Also, quite cheap ~$30

borg_7_of_9
06-27-2010, 10:54 PM
I have the wireless 360 for pc and its the best I use rechargeable AA batteries and they last about 1 month between charges! I use it for GRID and all the NFS games + a few other's!

nicholson101
06-28-2010, 04:46 AM
I use the 360 controller and its just so much easier. Games like Batman AA, Tomb raider Underworld, GRID, Just Cause 2, Lost Planet 1+2 etc.. all register the controller when you press start at the main menu. Then everything is set to Y,B,A,X etc...

Be warned to unplug the controller if you wish to not use it on certain compatible games... the rumble went off on a game for me once when using the mouse + Keyboard and made me jump out of my bloody skin!

UltimateTobi
06-28-2010, 04:49 AM
I say go for the Xbox 360 Controller, because it has more compatiblity. I have one, wired, too.