questions about 360 controllers on pc

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Post » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:53 am

What about Braid? Did Braid on the Pc work with any game controller or did you have to use an Xbox 360 controller if you want to play it with a controller?

In all honesty though, I think the X360 Controller is one of the best controllers out there (except for Beat em Ups, because the digipad is a piece of shit), so everyone should get one of em. You can use em for your PC and for your Xbox - quite awesome.
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Post » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:45 am

[quote="thomasmahler":i6gl7vzw]In all honesty though, I think the X360 Controller is one of the best controllers out there (except for Beat em Ups, because the digipad is a piece of s**t), so everyone should get one of em. You can use em for your PC and for your Xbox - quite awesome.[/quote:i6gl7vzw]

Ill go right out and spend 40 - 70 dollars on a 360 controller/ wireless adapter when I have a perfectly good mouse and keyboard. </sarcasm>
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Post » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:51 pm

I'm a Logitech fan.
They're rather cheap and are pretty solid and light.
And they're supported for more than 2 years ;)
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Post » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:26 pm

Yeah, I'm a logitech fan too, but knowing how good the 360 controllers were from using them the last 4 years, I was glad to finally get the PC dongle and 360 pad for my computer.

So using the 2 pads I have with my 360, I now have 3 pads connected to my PC through the one dongle, which is perfect for multiplayer MAME games. :)

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Post » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:06 pm

[quote="Aeal5566":keowqext]Ill go right out and spend 40 - 70 dollars on a 360 controller/ wireless adapter when I have a perfectly good mouse and keyboard. </sarcasm>[/quote:keowqext]

And how does that make sense?

Like... if you have a fork, does that mean that you'll never buy a spoon?

If you're an avid gamer and use your PC for gaming, a controller can be a really cool thing. And in todays world, if you have one of the consoles, you can reuse your controller without a problem on your PC anyway.

@Sponge: See? The dongle is fucking awesome and the 360 controller is really worth it.
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Post » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:30 pm

[quote:2ri7xfhp]Like... if you have a fork, does that mean that you'll never buy a spoon?[/quote:2ri7xfhp]

Im more worried withe the fact that if I dont own an xbox it should mean I should never have to buy an xbox controller.

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Post » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:14 pm

I have to agree that as far as a gamepad for the PC goes, as much as I LOVE Logitech... the 360 pad is easily the best. Unless you play fighting games like SF4, because the p-pad is terrible :P

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Post » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:55 pm

[quote="thomasmahler":3saculho]And how does that make sense?

Like... if you have a fork, does that mean that you'll never buy a spoon?[/quote:3saculho]

Your comparison makes no sense. A better saying would be if I had a spork(the mouse and keyboard) would I not buy a fork(the controller)? and hell no I would not buy the fork I got a perfectly good spork that does other things (like lets me eat soup) and stab my food with it. The fork would be a waste of money and only let me do one thing while the spork has more options open to it.


[quote="thomasmahler":3saculho]If you're an avid gamer and use your PC for gaming, a controller can be a really cool thing. And in todays world, if you have one of the consoles, you can reuse your controller without a problem on your PC anyway.[/quote:3saculho]

Yeah they might be cool to play with but they should never be necessary to play a game. You would alienate a bunch of possible players just be requires that they use a controller. And what if i dont have a console to use them with? Im supposed to spend a bunch of money (probably more money than I paid for the game) so that I can play it Fuck that.
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Post » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:13 pm

[quote="Aeal5566":vnjubev3]
Yeah they might be cool to play with but they should never be necessary to play a game. You would alienate a bunch of possible players just be requires that they use a controller. And what if i dont have a console to use them with? Im supposed to spend a bunch of money (probably more money than I paid for the game) so that I can play it fsck that.[/quote:vnjubev3]
I disagree kinda
there are certain games, for consoles, that you see none of for pc, until recently
or just crappy toned down versions, because everyone has a keyboard and a mouse
I think that's made pc gaming lame in some ways

most tripleA pc games for a long time now have been fps's
I bought a ps3 to play games like little big, god of war, metal gear, superbomberman, fighting games
developers have hesitated to bring these to pc because 'no one' has controllers

that's lame, I've always wanted to see what those style games would look like if they were MADE for pc, instead of direct crappy ports. although I disagree with the stupid greedy way MSoft went about it
I think the whole xinput/360 controller thing will eventually end up being good for pc gaming
as more and more developers start realizing they can release a game that's not an fps on the pc

but yeah, I think the 360 controller is fairly nice, but it's alot of friggin money
and I'll probably end up going with an xinput clone with a good dpad, and a slightly lower price tag
if such a thing exists. so yeah, I think you should make keyboard an option on your game
but I see nothing wrong with designing a game with controllers in mind as the best way to play
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Post » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:28 am

I've been playing with a dualshock with an USB adapter for AGES.

that's what I like about PC: choice. Choice in video card, choice in CPU, choice in everything. All custom made. You can't whine about your hardware because you chose it.
Bad hardware makers start losing business real quick (unless they sell dirt cheap, which happens).

So... software has to go with this. PC is not a closed platform.
I'm not saying that the 360 controller is bad... (or that NVidia are bad videocards, as I'm an ATI user right now), I'm saying as we're on PC, there HAS to be choice.
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