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I prefer using a controller, even on PC. I'm more used to it.
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I find it harder to aim with a mouse than a control pad, lol.
My console gamer friend is like this. However, he only tried it on my gaming PC for a few minutes. Literally he couldn't even run straight when playing COD with a mouse.

I think you just need to get used to it for about half an hour to properly get the feel of it. Also, your preferred sensitivity is key. After figuring that out, it's like clicking icons on your desktop. But instead they are peoples' heads.
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post #13 of 28
I think a gamepad would be better just because of the amount of buttons you can map. 10+ (I think it's closer to 13 with the D-pad and clickable left and right analog sticks) on the 360 controller. Only 7 or 8 on my G500.
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I think a gamepad would be better just because of the amount of buttons you can map. 10+ (I think it's closer to 13 with the D-pad and clickable left and right analog sticks) on the 360 controller. Only 7 or 8 on my G500.
... and 100 more on your keyboard
 
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Well I don't see how it is still any different. You WILL suck more using a controller than a keyboard and mouse unless you have some defect or something I guess.
It is different because PC gamers don't have the privelage of autoaim like consoles gamers do. While it is in some games, it is nearly always removed from multiplayer. Unreal Tournament 3 is a good example. It is in no way implemented in the same way as it is on consoles with bullet magnetism and auto (sticky) aim.

Even on console I turn auto aim off where possible. It screws with your aiming in a way that is just plain annoying. Not every console player is within the Halo generation of auto aim and "sticky nade kills". I actually find it harder to play with auto aim on because I'm so used to playing on PC without assistance.

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My console gamer friend is like this. However, he only tried it on my gaming PC for a few minutes. Literally he couldn't even run straight when playing COD with a mouse.

I think you just need to get used to it for about half an hour to properly get the feel of it. Also, your preferred sensitivity is key. After figuring that out, it's like clicking icons on your desktop. But instead they are peoples' heads.
I own a Microsoft Windows Control Pad, a Sidewinder X4, and a Razer Copperhead. I play much better with a control pad in a majority of games, including FPS. It's more comfortable, it feels more natural, and I can relax more and enjoy the game I'm playing at a much higher sensual level than with a mouse and keyboard, which improves my gameplay. The only game I've ever played seriously, at a high competitive level, with a keyboard and mouse is Guild Wars GvG, which I played for near 4 years. Not that I have never used a keyboard and mouse in other games, the original Unreal Tournament springs to mind here. Just to show that it's hardly anything to do with only "using a keyboard and mouse for five minutes".

I'm not blind to the advantages and disadvantages of using either periphirals. I am however competent enough to hold my own and have fun. That's all that matters to me.

In general, and aimed at no one in particular...

Stop generalising guys. If you play great with a mouse and keyboard, honestly that's great. It's not for everyone, neither is it a neccessity for people to enjoy a game (even those that don't support them), and even play online on PC. People should stop acting like it is.

With that said I would love to see keyboard and mouse implemented on consoles in a much better fashion than it currently is. It would help control pad users to adapt and narrow the gap between the two groups. I honestly think that if they were subjected to each other more it would be less of an issue as they evolve.
Edited by Lifeshield - 3/17/11 at 5:40pm
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post #16 of 28
You just cannot achieve the precision of movement you get with a mouse, on a gamepad.

Period.

And I'm not being a PC fanboy either. It's all in your body. With a mouse, you get to use the palm of your hand, along with your fingers and wrist to control movement and press buttons. You have much more sensory information delivered to the brain by using a mouse, which allows for unmatched precision.

With a gamepad, you can only use your thumb for aiming.
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I agree. Having the palm control a semi-rounded device (this being the mouse) allows optimum control. However, there are certain games that I will never play with a mouse + keyboard, such as sport games like 2k11 NBA and Madden 08.
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I agree. Having the palm control a semi-rounded device (this being the mouse) allows optimum control. However, there are certain games that I will never play with a mouse + keyboard, such as sport games like 2k11 NBA and Madden 08.
Those are 3rd person point of view games, they're generally better with a controller.
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Somebody link one of those old school Quake 3 frag videos and end this thread already.
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I'm a "mouse" kind of guy, however I own a PS3 and Play with the Fragnstein Mouse (dont hate :B) to kick it with my co-workers and friends from school online.

To me the mouse is more accurate. I played on the controller and I do fine with it, I'm just not quicker with it. I tend to hip-fire a lot in games on the controller.

As for the mouse, I feel more in sync with it between my mind and movement.
    
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