Should I buy a USB controller to begin gaming on my new PB?

Discussion in 'Games' started by settledown, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. settledown macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    pittsburgh
    #1
    I have never played any REAL (bugdom doesn't count) games on my Macs. I am thinking of buying a game for my new 1.5Ghz PB. With Halo and Half Life and WoW and some of the others, I thought it was as good a time as any to get a game and start.

    1st timers questions:
    Have you all bought a USB controller for these games?
    If so, which ones are good and which ones suck?
     
  2. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

    DavidLeblond

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    #2
    Half Life doesn't exist for the Mac, last I checked Halo for the Mac didn't support gamepads and (correct me if I'm wrong) WoW is more of a mouse click game.

    1st person shooters are best played with a mouse and keyboard anyway. I say save your money.
     
  3. settledown thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    pittsburgh
    #3
    See I told you I was brand new to this.

    Do most people just use the mouse/keyboard to play games on a Mac? Or does it depend on the game?

    What are some of your favorite games?
    Where should I start?
     
  4. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

    1macker1

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2003
    Location:
    A Higher Level
    #4
    WarCraft III is a older game, but it looks and plays like a new game. This is my fav. PC game of all time.
     
  5. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

    FelixDerKater

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2002
    #5
    Whatever you do, don't try using the trackpad for gaming.
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Location:
    sitting on your shoulder
    #6
    Yeah, trackpads and FPS (or anything require quick reactions) don't really work that well on a trackpad. Of course, I have managed to lay down some ownings while on a trackpad before... ;)

    Oh, and I got a Nostromo n52 for half price after Macworld. It's great! :D
     
  7. settledown thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    pittsburgh
    #7
    so use a two button mouse and the keyboard...got it.

    Now, Which game do i choose to start with?
    some i have looked at are:

    Splinter Cell
    Tomb Raider:Angel of Darkness
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

    Any others to consider?

    remember I am not going to be the fastest with the fingers at first, so...
     
  8. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #8
    Never been much into games but had to buy one for my new G5 iMac. I have 3 words for you, Call of Duty. Just f@#$%^& awesome.
     
  9. brap macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Location:
    Nottingham
    #9
    I got one of these for use with Emulators. Fully Mac compatible, though very few vendors bother to tell you...
     
  10. Converted2Truth macrumors 6502a

    Converted2Truth

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Location:
    Hell@HighAltitude
    #10
    Belkin Nostromo n52 all the way. It has countless uses, and it's cheap. you can create profiles for any app. Generally speaking, the only type of controller you need might be a flight stick. just about everything is better on keyboard and mouse. ..although some of my friends run flight sims w/keyboard and swear by it...
     

Share This Page