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i'm a multiplatform gamer so i can use either. with a controller, i can still handle FPS games, i'm not especially good with them, but i'm fine. i'm way better with mouse and keyboard, but for games like, say, halo or killzone, its all you can really use.
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last night i tried playing the crysis 2 mp demo using controller to move + mouse to aim/fire

i think this combination has major potential.. but first must figure out a good RB-button (cloak toggle) remap
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Learn to go keyboard and mouse, especially with FPS games. You'll thank yourself in the future.
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last night i tried playing the crysis 2 mp demo using controller to move + mouse to aim/fire

i think this combination has major potential.. but first must figure out a good RB-button (cloak toggle) remap
lol that seems like it would be harder to me.
post #45 of 50
LOL yea i suck @ WASD as i never ever got into PC FPSs

i was holding my own with just the 360 controller... but the real advantage to PC controls is mouse aiming, not so much the keyboard, imo.

i was pleasantly surprised controller+mouse actually worked so nicely
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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.
I agree, having a mouse with more functions can and does balance what each hand is supposed to do, rather than have one hand carry the full load of functions.

Now, I'm an average typer, but being able to type didn't exactly help me with game key striking. Depending on the game and of course toggle settings and how each configures functions, you rarely have to multi-task in typing as you do gaming. (Meaning, Holding down shift or ctrl while moving with WASD, and possibly having to strike F,R,C,Z,X or what have you all that the same time and quickly.) Sometimes it seemed like brain overload. Allowing myself to learn how to play properly with a common mouse was rough, but really paid off for me. I now game with a G700 which honestly has more buttons than I actually have use for and was almost a pointless purchase because striking keys had become a habit to break.

But which ever path the OP takes, make sure it's with a K&M and take the as5 whipping in strides. It's just how it's gonna be in the beginning.
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I used to be strictly mouse and KB guy. But I got a 360 controller and even use it to play l4d2. I still pawn people, headshots and all. It just took a while getting used to is all and there are some drawbacks. For example, its really hard to get the hunter to combo jumps. Now that I have a decent mouse and mech KB I may try to go back, but I am not too fond on the KB and mouse. All personal preference really.
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Mouse all the way. It kind of sucks that i can own at a FPS on the computer and then get on a Xbox in front of all my friends and shoot nothing but air.
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Definitely keyboard + mouse for virtually everything. I do prefer a controller for emulation or platformer games, but it's more about comfort than precision. And since we're talking about precision, even in a platformer keyboard offers more precision than a gamepad. All these people who say "I can't play X on a keyboard" are simply used to gamepad controls.
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