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Xbox 360 controllers by far are the best. They have high build quality, and probably the best driver support out there for any PC game controller bar none.
     
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The 360 controllers are bad, the analog sticks wear out too fast, unfortunately its hard to find much else that works as well as most games support the xbox controller, I use a logitech chillstream, but its missing the force feedback and the analog sticks weren't anything impressive in the first place, but it tricks the computer into thinking its a 360 controller so it works with all my games.
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Logitech F series are my favorite controllers. F310 is the basic one, F510 has vibration, and F710 is wireless. I have a pair of 710's for FIFA, some action games, and emulators, no complaints whatsoever.

And yes, they have Xinput support so they'll work in games which require an XBox 360 controller.
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post #14 of 21
I'd go with the 360. It's absurdly cheap atm (i got the wired one for £15 a few weeks ago). The game support is great and I've always liked the chunky design.

I'm with you mate, I'd never ever use the controller for FPS's like BC2, that's criminal.

But untill I can afford a wheel I'm using it on Dirt 3 and F1 2010 and it's so much easier than KB+M. Also kinda fun for ports like Dead Space.

Go for it, cheap and schimples.
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post #15 of 21
i see an xbox 360 controller as cheap and cheerful if it breaks there are hundreds out there and with a m$ wireless reciver i can use any of them to my liking including guitar hero but, yes after a while they are uncomfortable and id much prefer a ps3 controller but i found it less reliable and a pain to map out buttons
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They're the most uncomfortable gamepads I have EVER used. I don't see how people can use them unless they have small hands and/or short fingers. Cause there is just no room and the design is just plain uncomfortable compared to dualshock.
I have average sized hands and I get cramps after an hour of using the DS3. It's just a garbage controller and the design doesn't work anymore. To add onto that, my experience with them has always been terrible. If I play Call of Duty on PS3, whenever I attempt to sprint the character always switches to the sidearm and ends up throwing all of my grenades WITHOUT me pressing any of those buttons. And it's not just me, I searched for a fix on the internet and it turns out this is a common problem among these controllers. If that's how it operates on the PS3, then with 3rd party drivers are going to be much worse, I'd imagine.

The 360 controller on the other hand is wonderful. I can play for hours and hours at a time and not get any sort of cramps, and the stick placement is great. Also, it has concave triggers instead of those crappy convex triggers the DS3 has that slip off of your fingers. The analogs are concave as well, and have a nice amount of resistance to them, which I prefer, you may be different though. It's very ergonomic and pretty well priced. I would go with one of those over any controller any day.

Also, the DS3 is the only controller I've had to replace, ever. I still have my controller from my first 360 in 2007 and it works flawlessly. It doesn't even look worn out, but the tiny bumps on the analog sticks are the only thing that's gone. I don't know how rough you guys are on your peripherals that you need to keep replacing them because they break, you have to be doing something wrong.
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The 360 controllers are bad, the analog sticks wear out too fast, unfortunately its hard to find much else that works as well as most games support the xbox controller, I use a logitech chillstream, but its missing the force feedback and the analog sticks weren't anything impressive in the first place, but it tricks the computer into thinking its a 360 controller so it works with all my games.
i mod these controllers so the sticks dont matter as a replace them anyway.
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post #18 of 21
As a professional gamer playing a racing game, I've used many, many joypads and found subtle differences in them all. To be honest, my personal favourite would be the Razer Onza. As regards to looks, you really can't beat it. Plus, it has all the functionality of the xbox controller. The logitech F-series are very well built, nice and sturdy, but I hate the way that its basically a PS3 controller with functionality of an xbox controller, with A,B,X,Y buttons. Also, the trigger button is a pain in the arse.
Last time I checked I owned an F310 wired controller, but I also have a Rumblepad 2 controller, which as far as I know are discontinued, replaced by the f-series ones. Sad, since I think the Rumblepad 2 was a lot better.

I'll be sticking with my Onza purely because I like the analog stick positioning. So, I don't really want the other two logitech ones. If you decide to get a logitech controller, contact me first and I might be able to give you one for less that the retail price
    
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ive actually tried that and it didnt work. even if it did you have to be online, i would prefer a Xbox controller or designated gamepad.
It does work. You must have did something wrong. Probably so because it can be a pain to setup. You don't have to be online to use it, just to set it up the very first time. DS3_Tool.exe doesn't even need do be on in order to use the controller.

I was in the same boat as you and went with the Dual Shock because I had never used an X-Box controller but I heard the D-Pad sucked, even after the improvement they made to it. So I went with the DS3.

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Amazon.com: Frisby PC Computer Laptop USB 2.0 Game Controller Pad Dual- Shock: Video Games
Designed just like the DualShock controller. Best design I have ever seen IMO.
Cheaper than the DS3 and crappy too. Unless the controller is made by Sony, Microsoft, or Logitech, it is usually cheap and crappy.

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The 360 controllers are bad, the analog sticks wear out too fast, unfortunately its hard to find much else that works as well as most games support the xbox controller.
MotioninJoy has working Xinput. I've yet to use it for anything.

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I have average sized hands and I get cramps after an hour of using the DS3. It's just a garbage controller and the design doesn't work anymore. To add onto that, my experience with them has always been terrible. If I play Call of Duty on PS3, whenever I attempt to sprint the character always switches to the sidearm and ends up throwing all of my grenades WITHOUT me pressing any of those buttons. And it's not just me, I searched for a fix on the internet and it turns out this is a common problem among these controllers. If that's how it operates on the PS3, then with 3rd party drivers are going to be much worse, I'd imagine.
I have small hands. This has never happened to me while using it. The concave/convex issue has never bothered me. I use what the controller has. I also have a 3rd party PS3 controller with concave sticks and while gaming it feels the same to me. MotioninJoy has never given me a problem.

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To be honest, my personal favourite would be the Razer Onza.

Edited by Deverica Wolf - 8/3/11 at 8:00am
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+1 to the Logitech F510
 
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