OS Neutral Your Favorite Game Controller

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  1. Huntn macrumors G5

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    What's yours?

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    I've been using a Nostromo for years on my PC/Mac, first from Belkin, then taken over by Razor and now discontinued.
    I noticed an outrageous price online for a new one, $310 at Amazon, unbelievable. There are some reasonably priced Nostromo's to be found online at places like eBay. Or there is the Razer Tartarus ($69 discontinued?), or the more expensive Razer Orbweaver ($100). Links Perishable.
     
  2. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still a fan of the Xbox 360 controller, but the PS4 controller is growing on me. I've been switching back and forth between them on my Mac.
     
  3. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    For a game like Heroes of the Storm which relies on QWERD, 1, 2, and designates movement by right clicking on targets or the ground, I'd have to see how that works with a controller. Any experience in this area?
     
  4. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    I've never played that game -- I don't even know what kind of game it is aside from it being made my Blizzard (I think). Then again, I didn't think Diablo 3 would really work with a controller, but I've heard it does fine on consoles.
     
  5. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    It's a MOBA like Dota. I much prefer HOTS.

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    I used the G13 from Logictech with WoW and it worked all right. Just bot Shadow of Mordor Steam/Feral and was thinking about the upcoming Steam controller. Any thots?
     
  7. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502

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    For FPS its keyboard and mouse for sure, otherwise if I do use a controller for say third person games or platformers it is a PS3 controller
     
  8. Huntn thread starter macrumors G5

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    The Nostromo acts as a comfortable keyboard with programming options, and additional control accessibility. But for a simple FPS, if I don't need it, I can get by with a real keyboard.
     
  9. backinblack875 macrumors 6502a

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    like the ps3 controller honestly. real simple but feels great. I'm excited to try the steam controller as well^, looks like it could be great!
     
  10. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    My favorite is the N64 controller. Of course, you can feel it is old technology now, but a modern version of it would be awesome.
     
  11. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    It has to be the Xbox one controller for me. I still stick to keyboard and mouse for first person games, but anything third person I go with the XB1 controller.
     
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    Thrustmaster Cougar Hotas with FSSB2 mod. It's freaking metal, weighs about 15lbs, feels cold and solid to the touch. Makes you feel manly when you press against the force sensors.
     

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