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post #11 of 15
If you play a FPS online you Will get owned bad, Get used to the KB&Mouse ASAP

Controllers are only good for racing, and 3rd person shooters (because theres little difference unless its a 3ps like star wars battlefront 2) And about the same as K&M if it were on platformers.
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post #12 of 15
Some games are just better with controllers, but don't make the mistake of assuming they all are. FPS's specifically are just plain better with mouse and keyboard, no competition, whereas some specific games like Assassin's Creed 2 and Batman:Arkham Asylum are better with controllers.

And yes, if you have a wireless 360 controller, get the wireless receiver (pretty cheap on eBay, where I got mine) and hook it up. Might need to install drivers to get it to work, but that's not too much trouble.
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post #13 of 15
I use mouse/keyboard for FPS and hack/slash type games like Titan Quest or Diablo (games where you might have to click anywhere on the screen). I use my wired 360 controller for pretty much anything else (AC2, JC2, Fallout games, etc). It's nice to have both options for sure. I like the 360 controller because it's just plug/play w/so many games. Re-mapping is for the birds, IMHO.
    
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post #14 of 15
The reason controllers work on consoles, for FPS's. Is because there is certain amount of auto aim with every console shooter. This means the crosshair will follow and latch on to whoever you are aiming at. Its more subtle in certain games, but it is common to every console shooter.

Even if PC shooter had this feature when using a controller, there is still no way you would be competitive against people using mouse+keyboard. Initially it may take some time getting used to using mouse+keyboard, but it really is worth sticking with.
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Thanks for all the input! I think i will just find a game that i want and then decide what will work best for that game.
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