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Hey guys looking at buying an xbox 360 as walmart here has them on sale for 397 (CND) with GRAW and that acade game (thats the preium package with harddrive and that).

So I want to know the goods and bads of 360. Is it possible to easily play with keyboard and mouse for FPS games?

Also, iI know the controllers that are USB can be used on your computer, what if I have a bluetooth chip, will the controller work on my computer?

Let me know!
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For the price I wouldn't hesitate to buy a 360. That is an awesome deal. Since the wireless Xbox 360 controllers don't use bluetooth they would not be able to wirelessly connect to your computer through that. I am not even sure if you can get a wireless 360 controller to work on your computer. I bought mine for $400 with no games and I am happy with it. It all depends on how much you game and what games you want that aren't coming out on your current systems.
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no you can not use the wireless on your pc.. thats only wired version.. and yes the controller is as smooth on a fps as a kb/m combo you can also use an adapater to use your keyboard and what not on it.. and yes that is a great price and a great deal.. should grab it up quick
    
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You can use the wireless controllers for the PC now.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x...amingreceiver/

It doesn't use bluetooth as stated before. It uses a wireless frequency that is around 2.4GHz.
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no you can not use the wireless on your pc.. thats only wired version.. and yes the controller is as smooth on a fps as a kb/m combo you can also use an adapater to use your keyboard and what not on it.. and yes that is a great price and a great deal.. should grab it up quick
By 'using your keyboard and what not on it', do you mean to type things in, not use WASD, for example, to control your games? I think that's what the original question was aimed at. K&M gaming. I don't believe you can do that. (yet).
    
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By 'using your keyboard and what not on it', do you mean to type things in, not use WASD, for example, to control your games? I think that's what the original question was aimed at. K&M gaming. I don't believe you can do that. (yet).
you must not of seen the link for XFPS have you you can do both.. use it for input device like on FF11 or use it to play call of duty 3 http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...use-360-a.html

and thats a nice find did not know they made the adapter for the wireless to pc
    
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you must not of seen the link for XFPS have you you can do both.. use it for input device like on FF11 or use it to play call of duty 3 http://www.overclock.net/news-overcl...use-360-a.html

and thats a nice find did not know they made the adapter for the wireless to pc
The adapter has been in dev for some time now. Makes sense to help boost sales of the wireless controller across another platform.
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post #9 of 12
No you cannot use bluetooth, why? Because everything that the 360 uses is still on GHz. Sony and Nintendo use bluetooth though.
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Bluetooth uses the microwave radio frequency spectrum in the 2.4 GHz
The same amount of GHz as the xbox 360's wireless controller.

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Because everything that the 360 uses is still on GHz.
that makes no sense, your degrading GHz as if its old technology, its a scalar. So there basicly equell, but the Wii and PS3 controllers have to syncronize.
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