1. Josiah23's Avatar
    Does anyone out there in the never returning void prefer a keyboard and mouse over a Controller? Or vice versa?

    If you prefer a controller, maybe you could share which controller you use.

    Same with the keyboard and mouse.

    Does anyone use anything else? If there really is anything else, lol.

    Any Steam Controller users out there? Just curious. I haven't seen any users with a Steam Controller yet.

    For the past few months I've been using the PDP Afterglow Prismatic Xbox One Controller (long name), I found it on eBay for about $30-$35 so it wasn't too expensive. I'm a fan of the variety of custom colors you can choose! I also like the feel of the controller itself, it feels nice in the hands but... I do run into a short circuit cable problem every once in a while... I'm just glad that the cable is removable and replaceable and fairly cheap to find!
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    04-03-2017 08:51 AM
  2. TheDarkSide1's Avatar
    I use an Afterglow Xbox 360 USB controller. I seen that Afterglow Xbox One and it looks COOL! Lol. Mine just has red LEDs which is still good for me as red gods good with my build.

    I can't really get into keyboard and mouse gaming on a lot of games. It's kinda weird feeling to me, lol.

    I did want to try out that Steam Controller when it was on Sale a while ago but in never got the chance to get it.
    04-03-2017 05:02 PM
  3. Josiah23's Avatar
    I use an Afterglow Xbox 360 USB controller. I seen that Afterglow Xbox One and it looks COOL! Lol. Mine just has red LEDs which is still good for me as red gods good with my build.

    I can't really get into keyboard and mouse gaming on a lot of games. It's kinda weird feeling to me, lol.

    I did want to try out that Steam Controller when it was on Sale a while ago but in never got the chance to get it.
    Nice! I actually had one but the "A" button jammed pretty bad and the LT button was unresponsive so I tossed it.

    I can't really get into keyboard and mode either, I'll only use it for certain games that feel better using it or for games that can only use it.

    Same here! I think it'll be kinda odd to use he Steam Controller but I was looking at it when it was on a crazy Steam sale.
    04-03-2017 06:43 PM
  4. meattray's Avatar
    When I used to game it had to be with a keyboard and mouse. Not sure why but it's just what felt right. For consoles I've only really played sports games and those have to be with a controller.
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    04-03-2017 06:49 PM
  5. Josiah23's Avatar
    When I used to game it had to be with a keyboard and mouse. Not sure why but it's just what felt right. For consoles I've only really played sports games and those have to be with a controller.
    I use to strictly only game with Keyboard and Mouse, no matter what game it was, it felt right!

    I started using controllers about 2 years or so ago, and after that I can only really use controllers, it feels nicer in the hands. Lol.
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    04-03-2017 06:53 PM
  6. meattray's Avatar
    I tried a few games with controllers and I'm assuming if I played a lot more it would get easier but I just never felt the precision with it like I did with a mouse and keyboard.
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    04-03-2017 07:26 PM
  7. davidhk129's Avatar
    Hi,
    I am NOT a gamer.
    I do play games on my Windows 10 laptop. Sometimes, but rarely, games from PlayStation 2.

    Games I play are usually from the Store. I don't even know how to "stream" games. That how out-dated I am.
    I have some "shooter" games installed from the Store but find it hard to play with the mouse.
    ex. Modern Combat 5 :Blackout.

    Recommendation required :
    A game controller to play games I mentioned above.
    It can't be more than $40 Canadian.
    Last edited by davidhk129; 04-08-2017 at 06:53 PM.
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    04-08-2017 03:22 PM
  8. Josiah23's Avatar
    Hi,
    I am NOT a gamer.
    I do play games on my Windows 10 laptop. Sometimes, but rarely, games from PlayStation 2.

    Games I play are usually from the Store. I don't even know how to "steam" games. That how out-dated I am.
    I have some "shooter" games installed from the Store but find it hard to play with the mouse.
    ex. Modern Combat 5 :Blackout.

    Recommendation required :
    A game controller to play games I mentioned above.
    It can't be more than $40 Canadian.

    I recommend using an Xbox 360 controller from Newegg, Amazon, Bestbuy etc... They should work right out of the box and isn't too expensive. The Xbox One controllers can be a bit more expensive compared to the 360 controllers.
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=_E6r9O3K

    Or

    https://www.amazon.com/?tag=wpcentra...pUvbUpU3648408
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    04-08-2017 03:31 PM
  9. davidhk129's Avatar
    I thought those controllers with the name "Xbox" were only for Xbox games.

    They can be used for Windows PC games too ?
    04-08-2017 03:43 PM
  10. Josiah23's Avatar
    I thought those controllers with the name "Xbox" were only for Xbox games.

    They can be used for Windows PC games too ?
    Yes they work for PC as well, you just have to get the USB Xbox controller. Usually called "Xbox 360 Controller for Windows" I have two Xbox controllers for my PC.
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    04-08-2017 06:19 PM
  11. davidhk129's Avatar
    Yes they work for PC as well, you just have to get the USB Xbox controller. Usually called "Xbox 360 Controller for Windows" I have two Xbox controllers for my PC.
    They can be wireless too, I suppose ?
    04-08-2017 06:35 PM
  12. Josiah23's Avatar
    They can be wireless too, I suppose ?
    Yes, but you would need some extra accessory... I think it's called a game receiver or something like that but yeah wireless controllers work too.
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    04-08-2017 06:37 PM
  13. davidhk129's Avatar
    Yes, but you would need some extra accessory... I think it's called a game receiver or something like that but yeah wireless controllers work too.
    OK. Thanks for the time.
    04-08-2017 06:38 PM
  14. Josiah23's Avatar
    No problem

    And Microsoft has drivers for both wired and wireless controllers on their website under "downloads" just in case it doesn't work out of the box
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    04-08-2017 06:38 PM
  15. davidhk129's Avatar
    No problem

    And Microsoft has drivers for both wired and wireless controllers on their website under "downloads" just in case it doesn't work out of the box
    Do you think this one from eBay.ca will work ?
    It includes the receiver.
    It does not say compatible with Win 10.

    Wireless USB Game Controller Gamepad Joystick Anti-skid for PC Laptop Windows CA | eBay
    04-08-2017 07:03 PM
  16. Josiah23's Avatar
    Do you think this one from eBay.ca will work ?
    It includes the receiver.
    It does not say compatible with Win 10.

    Wireless USB Game Controller Gamepad Joystick Anti-skid for PC Laptop Windows CA | eBay

    It should work with Windows 10! You might need to find some drivers for it online but it should work.

    I also trust that EBay seller, very reliable!

    But.... some controllers that aren't setup like an Xbox controller won't always work with some games. So I can't guarantee that controller would work for some games.

    Receivers are for Wireless controllers so you'll usually find them in a bundle.
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    04-08-2017 07:07 PM
  17. Josiah23's Avatar
    It's a gamble. It could possibly work 100% fine, but I had bad experiences with controllers not setup a certain way like Microsoft's controllers.
    04-08-2017 07:14 PM
  18. badelhas's Avatar
    Since I've never had a console I've always played with a keyboard and mouse and it
    feels like the right way to do it, for the kind of of games I play at least.
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    04-09-2017 02:00 AM
  19. Trigati's Avatar
    I play with both, but I prefer using an Xbox One Elite controller. If a game doesn't support controllers or for games like MMOs, I use a mouse and Logitech G13 gameboard.
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    04-09-2017 10:13 AM
  20. Josiah23's Avatar
    Since I've never had a console I've always played with a keyboard and mouse and it
    feels like the right way to do it, for the kind of of games I play at least.
    @badelhas
    Nice!

    I feel like I'm cramped up after a while of using a keyboard and mouse, but that's just me. Lol

    Any particular games you play?


    I play with both, but I prefer using an Xbox One Elite controller. If a game doesn't support controllers or for games like MMOs, I use a mouse and Logitech G13 gameboard.
    @Trigati

    Nice

    I was going to get one not too long ago I but prefer my current controller

    And for some games I use my MSI mouse and MSI keyboard (I can't remember the name or model number at the moment)
    04-09-2017 10:46 AM
  21. badelhas's Avatar
    @badelhas
    Nice!

    I feel like I'm cramped up after a while of using a keyboard and mouse, but that's just me. Lol

    Any particular games you play?



    @Trigati

    Nice

    I was going to get one not too long ago I but prefer my current controller

    And for some games I use my MSI mouse and MSI keyboard (I can't remember the name or model number at the moment)
    I play mostly fps games. I've also been playing games in VR, with the HTC but that as special controllers ;)
    Cheers
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    04-10-2017 01:54 AM
  22. Trigati's Avatar
    Nice

    I was going to get one not too long ago I but prefer my current controller

    And for some games I use my MSI mouse and MSI keyboard (I can't remember the name or model number at the moment)
    The Elite is really solid, plus the customizability with three different thumb stick styles, two different D-Pad choices and the paddle triggers underneath just make it a joy to use. Another nice touch is that that the case is designed to hold all the optional parts including having the optional XBox chat pad accessory connected.

    The G13 is also a really nice accessory. It has 21 easy to use keys, plus a thumb stick and a couple of thumb keys. It's great along with a mouse for MMOs and RPGs like Mass Effect. I also use the set-up for FPS games like BioShock.
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    04-13-2017 07:41 AM
  23. Josiah23's Avatar
    The Elite is really solid, plus the customizability with three different thumb stick styles, two different D-Pad choices and the paddle triggers underneath just make it a joy to use. Another nice touch is that that the case is designed to hold all the optional parts including having the optional XBox chat pad accessory connected.

    The G13 is also a really nice accessory. It has 21 easy to use keys, plus a thumb stick and a couple of thumb keys. It's great along with a mouse for MMOs and RPGs like Mass Effect. I also use the set-up for FPS games like BioShock.

    Nice!

    I now need a new controller, I somehow broke the LT button on my controller

    Bioshock is my favorite game series of all time! Lol. I can always go back and keep replaying it.
    04-13-2017 09:37 AM
  24. Josiah23's Avatar
    I've been recently using a keyboard since my new controller is in it's way (from eBay), and I've been getting use to keyboards now and I'm loving it! Lol

    I guess it takes a broken controller to get use to a keyboard.
    04-17-2017 01:10 PM

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