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User Info: darkhouse999

darkhouse999
4 months ago#11
Having used both the Xbone Controller and 360 controller, I prefer the 360 controller. But that is just personal preference. If the 360 controller suddenly disappeared from the market the Xbone controller would be perfectly fine.
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User Info: LeFeverBeaver

LeFeverBeaver
4 months ago#12
Xbox One Elite

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User Info: wentzelot

wentzelot
4 months ago#13
HeliosMagi posted...
I'm still waiting for someone to build the perfect PC controller:

Nintendo-style D-Pad.
Xbox-style Analog Sticks & Form Factor.
PS4-Style Shoulder Buttons & Layout.
Native support without need for 3rd party software.
Toggle between Xinput and Direct Input.
Works both Wired and Wirelessly, and can seamlessly switch between both modes.

Call me when someone makes a controller like that.


nintendo dpad have sucked recently .. even the snes which is their best imo the ds4 is just as good as

User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
4 months ago#14
Is the GameSir G3w any good?
https://www.amazon.com/GameSir-G3w-Controller-Windows-Gamepad/dp/B074NWW8JS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516149235&sr=8-1&keywords=gamesir+g3w
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
4 months ago#15
CourtofOwls posted...
the elite comes with the needed cable for wired PC playing and i hear it's the best...but i'm not paying $150 for a controller to find out

Ya I would rather invest in that $150 XIM device or whatever is called so I can use the KB/M on my PS4.
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User Info: gideond

gideond
4 months ago#16
The Elite is a good controller. It's not $150 good. There are a bunch of custom controllers out too, but you start getting into insane prices. $250 and up. They are also very good, but also not really worth what they are charging. I've got a 360 and two XBONE controllers. I definitely prefer the XBONE now that I've played on it for a while. The buttons are just generally better and the D-pad is definitely better than the 360.
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User Info: thelocalhentai

thelocalhentai
4 months ago#17
Depends on the game you are playing, preference, and hand size, they all kinda have their ups and downs.

While the DS4 feels comfortable, has great triggers, and Dpad, it's iffy working outside the box and even if you do, most games have the xbox prompts (which can be modded on most games). If you know where all your xbox controller buttons are, then it's a solid bet, especially since there's more input with the middle pad (swipes, splits, extra button).

The Steam controller is absolutely amazing for some games traditional controllers aren't and if you can set it up properly (gyro) then aiming/pointing is the middle ground between mouse and analog sticks. Face buttons are, unfortunately, subpar though since they are where the right stick is on the other controllers.

As for the xbox controllers, the dpad, face buttons, analogs, and shoulder buttons are better on the X1 than the 360 but I have fairly large hands and the grip is too short, where my pinky fingers eventually get numb for not having anything to grip onto like the 360 controller. The shoulder buttons are garbage though and makes some games feel weird (like dark souls) and the trigger vibration might be cool but eventually loses its appeal after using it for awhile.

User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
4 months ago#18
wentzelot posted...
HeliosMagi posted...
I'm still waiting for someone to build the perfect PC controller:

Nintendo-style D-Pad.
Xbox-style Analog Sticks & Form Factor.
PS4-Style Shoulder Buttons & Layout.
Native support without need for 3rd party software.
Toggle between Xinput and Direct Input.
Works both Wired and Wirelessly, and can seamlessly switch between both modes.

Call me when someone makes a controller like that.


nintendo dpad have sucked recently .. even the snes which is their best imo the ds4 is just as good as

I imagine that retro 8bit controller has the best Dpad.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
4 months ago#19
thelocalhentai posted...
Depends on the game you are playing, preference, and hand size, they all kinda have their ups and downs.

While the DS4 feels comfortable, has great triggers, and Dpad, it's iffy working outside the box and even if you do, most games have the xbox prompts (which can be modded on most games). If you know where all your xbox controller buttons are, then it's a solid bet, especially since there's more input with the middle pad (swipes, splits, extra button).

The Steam controller is absolutely amazing for some games traditional controllers aren't and if you can set it up properly (gyro) then aiming/pointing is the middle ground between mouse and analog sticks. Face buttons are, unfortunately, subpar though since they are where the right stick is on the other controllers.

As for the xbox controllers, the dpad, face buttons, analogs, and shoulder buttons are better on the X1 than the 360 but I have fairly large hands and the grip is too short, where my pinky fingers eventually get numb for not having anything to grip onto like the 360 controller. The shoulder buttons are garbage though and makes some games feel weird (like dark souls) and the trigger vibration might be cool but eventually loses its appeal after using it for awhile.

I only get issues with the face buttons at times. Especially when in a heated moment.
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User Info: red_robin

red_robin
4 months ago#20
I absolutely couldn't game as much as i do without a steam controller as I use my tv and keyboard and mouse suck from the couch. It works great for non competitive strategy games, counterstrike and almost anything I've tried.

Xbox one controller is good to have for local multi so I have a couple.
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