Looking for good gaming controller

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by mgpg89, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2008
    Looking for a good controller, mainly for use with Windows games, but Mac functionality would be nice too.

    USB or Wireless doesn't really matter. (I guess they both take up a USB port, right? If so, I assume a controller with a cable is more reliable in terms of speed?)

    Price is not an issue.

    For use with games like Far Cry 2, Assassin's Creed etc ...
  2. lostless macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    the xbox 360 controller works very well. Either the wired or wireless with the usb wireless adaptor. Works with windows out of the box and OSX with a 3rd party driver.
  3. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2008
    OK, thanks for the heads up!

    Is the difference (wired/wireless) noticeable?
  4. rikoshay macrumors member


    Mar 28, 2006
    No. California (in the Redwoods)
    I recently purchased a Razer DeathAdder mouse, mainly for better control in games, replacing the Kensington Expert Mouse (trackball) that I'd been using. Now, I can understand all of the glowing reviews I'd read. For example, see: http://insidemacgames.com/reviews/view.php?ID=958.

    Numerous programmable features, along with instantaneous sensitivity control, on-the-fly. I'm now using it all of the time, for all of my mousing needs. Check it out.
  5. bmb012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2006
    None whatsoever.
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    I go with the 360 controller. I bought my first 360 controller for my PC before I owned a 360. It is just a good game controller for computers.
  7. txa1265 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2002
    Corning, NY
    Another vote for the X360 controller, and wireless just because it's, um, wireless, like my Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse. I have no interest in the X360 (or consoles in general), but the 'Games for Windows' thing means that many games work great with the controller without having to do any fiddling around at all. Fallout 3, for example ... I could just plug and play ... and recall why I play keyboard & mouse for FPS-style games :D
  8. aki macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2004
    vote for xbox360 wireless controller

    wireless works with no problem at all and its convenient

    the controller itself is just really well made strong and right shape and size probably the best ive used ever

    works with all new pc stuff and many older games - bit case by case

    there is also a driver for osx but its not very compatible for me i usually use bootcamp for games anyway
  9. priller macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2007
    I prefer the ps3 controller, works fine with windows wired or bluetooth.

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