Figured I'd start a thread for those that could share recommendations on good controllers and peripherals (such as mice, joysticks, etc) for PC. Searched and didn't see such a thread, if there is feel free to smash this one into the other.
So I've had SF4 on steam for a while as well as SF X Tekken. I'd been meaning to pick up a good USB controller, but I've no idea what to get. I want to be able to use it for fighting games but also for the occasional PC games that are better with a controller.
Feel free to shoot ideas this way.
It's a matter of preference, but for fighting games 360 controller is pretty bad its generally agreed on. The people who do well with it are exceptions.
PS3 controller+motion-joy, or PS2 controller + http://etokki.com/Xtokki360
Last edited by Celestein; 04-04-2013 at 07:52 PM.
In my opinion the best game controller are the playstation 3 controllers. Im currently using those after market xbox enhanced gaming ones and honestly they arent that great. They were like 40 bucks each but they just dont have a good feel.
Also the play station 2 controllers are great too its just you need to pick up an adapter. They are a couple bucks off amazon.
On the topic of controllers, is there any trick to getting a PS3 controller's battery working again? I hardly use my PS3, and I must have let one of them sit with a low charge for too long, because now it won't charge. It works if I plug it in as a controller, but no matter how long it's plugged in for it won't take a charge. It says it is charging on the screen, but it isn't. Sucks.
Ok see that's the thing, glad I started this topic.
I want one I can also play non-fighting game with too, like in the MMO topics some of the guys are saying some are better with controllers.
So the PS3 controller it is, which is kind of cool since I got a friend that'd sell me one. Just need the adapter.
Kind of figured by now there'd be a PC USB controller with like fully programmable buttons and stuff. Back in the day I used to have full Thrustmaster HOTAS setups with throttles and rudder controls, fully programmable. Man it's been more than 12 years since I used anything other than mouse+keyboard.
For MMOs and even for PC FPS multiplayer I love my Logitech G13 game pad.
MotioninJoy windows drivers. With that you can make your PC think the controller is a standard 360 controller.
a cheap $5-$10 bluetooth adapter works as well(or if your PC already has one...you're set).
Personally I like using the bluetooth better, but my PC is like 30ft away from my TV, so YMMV.
trying to decide on a wireless mouse for gaming, mostly RPG, RTS and MMO, I use my 360 controller for everything that would be better with a controller but my current mouse/keyboard are just your standard every day use models. I was looking at the Logitech G700s but thought I would check on here to see if anyone had any suggestions.
goto best buy, "touch" all the mice they have out on display, figure out what type you are.
palm or claw
do you grip the mouse with your entire hand over it, or just with your fingertips
if you have just "basic" mice the level of control you're gonna get is gonna be intense, but first imo, figure out if you're a palm/claw guy,
then figure out if you really care about which "sensor" you like and/or
if you really want tons of micro switches on your mouse or not.
Can't beat the razer deathadder for Fps games and MMOs/RTS (I use it in SC2). It is fucking great, nice weight and good dpi
Additionally, the PS4 DualShock 4 is instantly recognizable as a USB controller. Works really well.
Last edited by Noodleface; 12-09-2013 at 04:57 AM.
plz nigga I have been using a Death Adder for like 5 or 6 years now and haven't had to replace it.. and I am talking marathon weekends of Counterstrike and SC2.
To be honest I've never used a Logitech, but since I liked the Death Adder so much I figured if it wasn't broke don't fix it.
I had 2 deathadders (both laptop and desktop) and they both went to shit in less than 2 years. One just died, the other doesn't "click" anymore when you press the button (no feedback). Used the G9 for like 5 years without issues.
Razer sabertooth is amazing....for regular games. Would pay double for this controller if I had to. Fighting I would actually recommend its younger brother's dpad (Razer ONZA), although you may still like this one.
In terms of regular gameplay though, for things such as Dark Souls, Darksiders, Batman, even casual FPS'ing (if you're the type who likes to play in Big Picture mode on the couch) whatever, this is by far the best. Has two extra buttons up top, and two VERY well placed paddles on the back, that are removable as well. The paddles are extremely easy to press too, which is a big deal I think. All of the buttons are mechanical, I might add, instead of membrane. What these extra 4 buttons do, is enable you to play without ever making you move your thumbs off of the analog sticks. I got this due to Gears of War, and my inability to play claw on a controller. This enabled me to wall bounce like crazy.
Also, the ONZA tournament edition is VERY nice in that, it allows you to tighten or loosen the torque on the analog sticks themselves. For me I like more resistance. It gives more control when aiming. Its dpad is nice, but I think could give you blisters for your thumbs if you play fighters for hours upon hours.
As Sean said, if you plan on playing seriously, just get an arcade stick.
RAT 7 on sale for $60 anyone have any experiance with this mouse reviews seem mixed on slickdeals.
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