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Hi
So my steam Library is getting quite big because i always seem to jump on those weekend and daily deals especially when they are small simple fun games, most of them saying controller enabled, and im sure those little platform games are much more fun with a controller (thinking about my ps1, ps2 and mega Drive years)

I got my pc hooked up to my TV in the living room via a 15Meter HDMI cable.
So id like to get a wireless or BT controller so i can play these games from the comfort of my sofa.

I thought about a XBOX360 controller, but they are kind of expensive, so i would like to be sure im getting the best out of my € and not go blindly get that.

any recommendations?

sofa is about 5 to 8 meters away from my pc.

and id prefer rechargeable than having to pollute the world with batteries.
Edited by XiZeL - 8/14/11 at 1:24pm
    
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I recently picked up an xbox controller for my pc, and it's great for platformers, much more fun. It's also great for games that have aweful keyboard controls - Assasins Creed, Just Cause 2, etc.

What's nice about the xbox controllers is that they're for "Games for Windows Live", so a lot of games are automatically mapped for them.

For batteries I just use a set of duracell rechargables.
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and how is the range on that?
    
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As long as there's nothing blocking the line of sight, you should be fine.
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As long as there's nothing blocking the line of sight, you should be fine.
the pc is behind the sofa.

and do i need some sort of adapter to connect it to the pc?
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I use the xbox controller for some games, its pretty good all you need is one of these

if you already have a controller. If not just pickup a controller second hand for cheap and use it.
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I picked up a Gamestop brand 360 controller, slightly different shape and feel but I don't mind it, and it was only $25. Friend of mine got the Afterglow one, also good.
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I use my PS3 controller with a bluetooth adapter (asus bt211) with motioninjoy (to emulate a xbox 360 controller), and it work fine.
    
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the xbox 360 controller is going to be your best bet, most solid and guaranteed controller.
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