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You know its funny, my friend used to play Halo on the xbox and at my house instead of using the keyboard and mouse he used a logitech gamepad I had to play. He thought he would be better with it b/c that is what he was used to.

In the end it was obviously waaay harder to him to move and aim then it is for me with a keyboard and mouse, and if he had used a keyboard and mouse he would have done much better.

The lesson is, don't get stuck in the trap of just doing what you are used to.
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post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA View Post
I much prefer controllers for sim-type games (flying, driving, etc).

I wouldn't play a FPS with a controller if you paid me...
i would
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i would
Me too. I play with one without being paid so being paid would be a bonus, lol.
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post #34 of 50
The only thing I use my controller for is racing games. I have a joystick for flightsims.
post #35 of 50
It takes a while to get used to either, but I'd add to subliminally incorrect's list with some form of controller for racing games. Arrow keys kinda suck, if you're really into racing games I'd suggest even a cheep wheel or a controller.
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post #36 of 50
Controller for racing, flight, and action games, along with misc games like Assassin's Creed.

For all else, esp FPS, keyboard + mouse all the way.

A while back, MS did a beta for an Xbox Live/Windows Live crossover that was quickly shelved because the PC players massacred the Xbox players. Long story short, mouse + keyboard is a superior interface for FPS games.
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I myself just made the switch to PC gaming.

Let me tell ya, it was a rough road getting used to the keyboard and mouse, but so satisfying once you get out of the woods. As it's been said, K&M is the way to go.

From my personal and most recent experience, if I may suggest. Stay away from a gaming mouse or a mouse with more than left/right click and (no ratchet) scroll wheel.
Give your left hand the work out it needs on the keyboard. Quick finger reflexes and nimble fingers are really important and if you baby yourself with a mouse that has crazy amounts of buttons and customizations, you're not doing yourself any favors.

If I never looked at my hand, I would never miss my pinky....but damn, does the keyboard let you know it's important to have.....
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When I first started gaming on pc, I had been a console gamer for years and was used to a controller and was horrible with mouse and keyboard. Now, if i try to use a controller, I am major fail, but if you give me a mouse and keyboard I'm great. You just have to get used to it, and then it will feel natural to you. But, if you try it out for a while and still don't like it, you can always go out and get a controller to use with your computer.
    
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
A while back, MS did a beta for an Xbox Live/Windows Live crossover that was quickly shelved because the PC players massacred the Xbox players. Long story short, mouse + keyboard is a superior interface for FPS games.
It wasn't a beta it was a full game, and is still going now as far as I know.

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...important and if you baby yourself with a mouse that has crazy amounts of buttons and customizations, you're not doing yourself any favors.
Maybe it is because I am just now starting to use the WASD keys instead of the arrow keys, but I love having everything on my mouse. This is talking mainly about TF2, however, where I basically ONLY use the keyboard to jump, crouch and move (and medic call, which I wish I could have on my mouse).

Having my melee, weapon switch and voice comm mousebound make me much more efficient. Maybe because I can't use the keyboard well enough though, but I consider myself pretty dexterous when it comes to key tapping.
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