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i see you live in SoCal...have you tried hitting up Gamestop or local video game stores like Play N Trade to see if they have some used wired xbox 360 controllers? i believe they are like 20$ and you can sometimes find ones in really good condition sometimes even new if they store takes in a lot of "fell off the truck" merchandise
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Originally Posted by T3chAdd1ct View Post
Seems cool but the reviews are lower than that of the original. BTW whats the difference between the Tournament and Standard Edition? Does it also use the same drivers as the orignal 360 controller?

Lol @ reviews. You can believe me or not but I personally think it's a massive upgrade over the M$ controller. Also, the difference between the standard and tournament is that the tournament has a rubberized grip and adjustable resistance control sticks. They have little things on the sticks that you twist left or right to increase the resistance, meaning you have to use more force with your thumbs to move the stick. I only recommended the tournament because I am quite an avid Halo player, and I treasure the adjustable resistance sticks, that's all. Maybe the standard edition would be better for you, since you want to play ports and racing games. As for the drivers, yes I would assume they use the same drivers, which would be automatically installed by Windows.
Edited by theSpacec0wboy - 7/22/11 at 12:13am
post #23 of 29
I simply bought a wireless one that has the sticker "Made for Windows" so it works with the 360 and PC, comes with a receiver. This way I don't need 2 controllers, or battery packs, or chargers.

Switching what you want the controller to work for is literally as simple as hitting the button on the receiver or the 360 and then the button on the controller.

It's not cheap though, and you have to buy it with the receiver, total package costs $60, but, it was worth every penny.
post #24 of 29
Also to note, the reason most people prefer wired controllers is because they're more lightweight and have more vibration range. For example, when you feel subtle vibrations on the wired version, you wouldn't feel anything on the wireless one.

I own a black wireless though and it's served me well. I have it connected when not in use so it's recharging and only take it off when I play. I would never buy a fake or "OEM" controller no matter how cheap though.
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i see you live in SoCal...have you tried hitting up Gamestop or local video game stores like Play N Trade to see if they have some used wired xbox 360 controllers? i believe they are like 20$ and you can sometimes find ones in really good condition sometimes even new if they store takes in a lot of "fell off the truck" merchandise
I'm probably gonna do this when I have the chance. All the USED wired 360 controllers on amazon are the same price as new LOL. Now I have to decide if I want the wireless or the wired version.

BTW thanks for all the help so far everyone
Edited by T3chAdd1ct - 7/22/11 at 1:04am
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in my local asda/walmart,madkatz wired pads are £17 new,which seems fair-so i picked up a pair for streetfighter 4 goodness
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If you live near a microcenter you can probably pick up a refurbed wired controller to the tune of about $20 USD +tax. I picked up a couple wireless Xbox 360 controllers refurbed on ebay for $26 bucks each shipped so I'm sure that same price is available on there too.
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If you live near a microcenter you can probably pick up a refurbed wired controller to the tune of about $20 USD +tax. I picked up a couple wireless Xbox 360 controllers refurbed on ebay for $26 bucks each shipped so I'm sure that same price is available on there too.
Thanks, although the wireless ones are at least 50 from what I've seen so far. Maybe I'll just get the wired one.
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post #29 of 29
I got one of these at a local store for $30. W7 immediately recognized it as a 360 controller, and it's been working perfectly for me on any game I try.
And, if you want, it will emit a hellishly bright glow; constantly, only during vibration, or not at all.
Comes in green, red, and blue.
I got it mainly for racing games like Dirt2-3, but find I am using it for stuff like Alice and Dead Space 2 as well.
Edited by Nixuz - 7/22/11 at 5:34am
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