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And what better place to ask other than the sub-forum where my fellow gamers lurk thumb.gif Nothing too fancy , 30 euros tops!
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An Xbox 360 controller would be the best you can get.
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An Xbox 360 controller would be the best you can get.

Are they compatible with the majority of windows games? smile.gif
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Are they compatible with the majority of windows games? smile.gif
Yeah, and also for many steam games. A XBOX controller should be just fine.
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Yeah, and also for many steam games. A XBOX controller should be just fine.

Cool thx , found a new one wired for 20 euros ^^
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You can get a PC wireless adapter for Xbox controllers, that's what I use, works well with most games these days.
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Personally I say that it depends on what kind of games you are playing. If you're going to play games where analog triggers are beneficial (racing games for throttle threshold for example) then I like the xbox360 controller. If you're going to be playing action games where L2 and R2 don't have variable functions (either you press them or you don't) then I actually like the Playstation 2 Dualshock (since it has L2 and R2 buttons instead of analog triggers) with a mayflash PS2 to PC adapter. If you're going to be playing fighting games, I personally like fight sticks from Hori and Madcatz that use Sanwa buttons and sticks, or if you play on pad I think that the originally SEGA Saturn2 (Saturn JP) 8 button controller is the best.

Not a straight forward answer, I know. I am a big proponent of using the right tool for the job though, and different games benefit from different input devices. It's one of the benefits of being a PC gamers. So many options. Look at what you play, and pick your poison from there imo.
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Personally I say that it depends on what kind of games you are playing. If you're going to play games where analog triggers are beneficial (racing games for throttle threshold for example) then I like the xbox360 controller. If you're going to be playing action games where L2 and R2 don't have variable functions (either you press them or you don't) then I actually like the Playstation 2 Dualshock (since it has L2 and R2 buttons instead of analog triggers) with a mayflash PS2 to PC adapter. If you're going to be playing fighting games, I personally like fight sticks from Hori and Madcatz that use Sanwa buttons and sticks, or if you play on pad I think that the originally SEGA Saturn2 (Saturn JP) 8 button controller is the best.

Not a straight forward answer, I know. I am a big proponent of using the right tool for the job though, and different games benefit from different input devices. It's one of the benefits of being a PC gamers. So many options. Look at what you play, and pick your poison from there imo.

I will be needing it for games like : Assassins Creed , Devil May Cry , Prince of persia and such smile.gif
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Most PC games now are set up for the Xbox 360 controller. Button configurations are already set up. On screen displays of which button to press match the controller buttons.
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Definitely follow the advice given and get a 360 controller... most games are pre-programmed to work with the 360 controller with no button assignments needed. Also, lots of games are console ports nowadays and I prefer to play many of those with the 360 controller because ports often have bad mouse input/controls IMO. If it's a port, your experience will be just like that of an xbox (with far superior graphics, of course) because the on screen tutorials will show the buttons to hit on the controller (ie. Tap "A" quickly).

Wireless receivers are available to connect the wireless controllers to your PC; but I prefer wired because my brother has had issues with two different brands of wireless receivers ranging anywhere from lost signals to lost button mapping in some games every time they were launched. A wired controller will be the most pain-free and bug-free experience, it will be cheaper as well, and you'll never be fumbling for batteries or paying for a rechargeable dock. I can understand why some people insist on wireless still, and most have an issue free experience with the wireless receivers.

Go with whichever suits you, but I'd definitely stick with the 360 controllers - they're excellent.
     
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