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I've been looking online and noticing that there seem to be 4 different types of xbox 360 controllers out there.

The Xbox 360 Wired
The Xbox 360 Wireless
The Xbox 360 for windows Wired
The Xbox 360 for windows Wireless

I was wondering why it seems that the wireless ones receive poor reviews comparatively to the wired ones, and if I need to purchase a controller that is designated "for windows" in order to have it work easily with my PC.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 16
Neither, a mouse and keyboard.

That aside, i would say wired is almost always superior to wireless.
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post #3 of 16
I'd say wired purely because;

1. No batteries.
2. Cheaper.

They're both physically identical, the only difference being the fact that one is wired and one isn't.

Oh and for the record, it doesn't have to be "for Windows". The 360 controllers will work on PC fine. Mine does, anyway.
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How do you get wireless to work with pc? The wired ones you plug in and it automatically sets up.
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post #5 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mykah89 View Post
Neither, a mouse and keyboard.

That aside, i would say wired is almost always superior to wireless.
Don't get me wrong, I love a mouse and a keyboard just as much as the next guy. But the game that really frustrates me when using a mouse and a keyboard is Assasins Creed. It'd be MUCH easier for me to just use a controller so I'm trying to get the right choice here on which controller would work best
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post #6 of 16
Wired has less latency.
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone View Post
How do you get wireless to work with pc? The wired ones you plug in and it automatically sets up.
You have to use a Microsoft wireless reciever.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Gohan_Nightwing View Post
Don't get me wrong, I love a mouse and a keyboard just as much as the next guy. But the game that really frustrates me when using a mouse and a keyboard is Assasins Creed. It'd be MUCH easier for me to just use a controller so I'm trying to get the right choice here on which controller would work best
True dat. Some people don't understand that it's incredibly awkward to play some games with the mouse and keyboard. Driving sims, for example.
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post #8 of 16
AFAIK the only difference between the wired 360 controller and the wired "for windows" versions is the drivers disc, but you can download those online anyway.

I prefer wired because I always sit close to my PC and you don't have to bother with recharging batteries.
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post #9 of 16
I have wireless with the receiver I got for $15.

Couldn't stand playing games like Mirrors edge, Assassins Creed, racing games without it.
And Lego Star wars.
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post #10 of 16
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Awesome you guys, thanks for the quick feedback. So I've pretty much chosen wired now since clearly its cheaper, and the latency is nice to hear, thanks for that one justin. Now here's the final question, would I need to get the one that says its for windows, or can i get the one that doesn't say it is and have it still work.

Edit: hahaha thanks Xealot, you beat me to my next question. Which one would be the easiest to get to work off the bat?
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