Looking for CHEAP gamepad for OnLive

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Mirsky, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Mirsky macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I never play video games, but I just purchased two "full passes" on OnLive for Major League Baseball 2K11 and NBA 2K11. They were on sale for $5 each.

    I quickly realized that playing them with a keyboard and mouse is too complicated.

    So, I'm interested in getting a USB gamepad but I want to pay as little as possible.

    OnLive has a short list of compatible gamepads:http://support.onlive.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/56/~/gamepads

    However, I'm wondering if any of the cheap, generic USB gamepads sold on ebay will work. Does anyone know? I'm not knowledgeable about what gamepads require drivers.

    Thanks a lot in advance for your help.

    Mirsky
     
  2. SlickShoes macrumors 6502a

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    Get wired USB Xbox 360 controller, you can pick them up second hand on ebay for about £10, they are well built and far superior to any third party brand controller.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Never ever get a second hand controller! I've opened up second hand PSPs, Xbox 360 controllers, PS3 controllers (replace the battery) and old N64 ones. Inside is a world you should never see. Don't even look into your own - or do, if so just keep reminding yourself that all that gunk came from you and not a stranger.

    But do get an Xbox 360 controller. It's the most widely supported controller and (dpad aside) pretty damn perfect. On the PC side you can get an app (MotioninJoy, I think it's called) that can emulate an Xbox controller with a PS3 one.
     
  4. Fraaaa macrumors 65816

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    XBOX Controller are trivial to make them work on OS X, I managed to make it work on Lion but overall I wouldn't suggest you to buy one on purpose. Logitech is a good choice for pc gaming.
     

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