What's the best game controller for the new MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ronscottf, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. ronscottf macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    I'm a long-time Mac owner (this is my 4th) but new to Mac forums. I'm making the transition from playing action type games on a console system to playing games on my Mac (Madden, Call of Duty, etc). It sucks playing them without some kind of controller and I am looking hard at what's out there. I would appreciate any suggestions or places to research that you all may have.

    I have a MacBook Pro, 17", 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 processor, and 8 GB 1067MHz DDR3 memory.

    So what are the best controllers that are currently available? Or would I be better served to wait a couple of months for something due out any time? I don't want to wait forever and I know that there will always be something better coming out, but if there is something revolutionary coming soon, I'd wait.

    Thank you all in advance for your help.

    Scott
     
  2. rprebel macrumors 6502

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    I really like the Logitech playstation style controller. $20 at Best Buy, works with everything. Get USB Overdrive for max win.
     
  3. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    FPS are better played with keyboard and mouse, so you'll want to use them for COD.

    (It has been proven ;))
     
  4. ronscottf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What the hell is "max win"?

    But seriously, is the Logitech the best I can do? Or is it good enough for all that I am interested in?
     
  5. rprebel macrumors 6502

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    Maximum amounts of "win". It means USB Overdrive is a great utility for game controllers. No, the Logitech is not the best you can do. There are all manner of controllers out there that you can use, and if you're intent on spending a lot of money that's fine. I was just letting you know that there is a good controller out there that happens to be cheap.
     
  6. jbyun04 macrumors 6502a

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    i think there's a way to get the ps3 controller to work with the macbook pro via bluetooth

    i tried a long time ago but i don't think i was successful
     

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