Best xbox 360 controllers according to redditors

We found 704 Reddit comments discussing the best xbox 360 controllers. We ranked the 126 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Xbox 360 Controllers:

u/Trazac · 1304 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I spent way too much time on this, but let's see how your claim plays out.

2. Akai MPK249 $400
2. Yamaha P71 $415
3. 21.5 inch iMac $1100 (although this is the base model, probably a good estimate)
3. Edifier R1280T Near Field Monitors $99
5. Asus 24" monitor $130x5=$650
4. Logitech G27 I'm going to say around $300, even though Amazon has it listed for nearly $1000. Seems like the MSRP a few years ago was $300-$400.

  1. Logitech G Saitek X52 Flight Control System $150
  2. Logitech C600 $30
  3. Opolar F401 $12
  4. Logitech G610 $90, although some versions on amazon are closer to $60
  5. (I couldn't figure out what the other keyboard is, but it's probably junk that the OP didn't spend a lot of money on.)
  6. Logitech Z623 $100 (I think these are right)
  7. HTC Vive $500
  8. Logitech Z-2300 $180 MSRP, I'm fairly certain that I'm wrong about this one though
  9. Wireless Xbox Controller $42

    Add in like $1000 for each desk and $2000 for each computer we don't see (assuming there are two), that gets us to a total of $11,068.

    There is a laptop bag stashed on the left side of the frame, so maybe it's a $9000 laptop.
u/Go_Away_Masturbating · 103 pointsr/gaming

Not really for D-pad reliant games, though. Despite having the best overall controller, the 360's D-pad is a mushy POS. For modern games that focus on analog sticks, a 360 controller is perfect, but for older games that rely on a D-pad I use an SNES controller with one of these.

EDIT: MS did release a pro controller with a twist-out better D-pad, but it is $50 separately and can't really be considered the official 360 controller when it's not packed in with the system.

u/Sharrakor · 51 pointsr/gaming
u/DonkeyManda · 27 pointsr/gaming

Haha, sorry, they're pretty much available where games are sold, I got mine from JB Hi-Fi in Aus, but they should be available wherever. No idea if they have a different name, sorry I can't be more help! Amazon Link

u/TransitionalTime · 21 pointsr/buildapc

It's a Xbox 360 controller made with fighting games in mind.

u/MetalBeerSolid · 19 pointsr/gaming
u/sunflower_snail · 15 pointsr/skyrim

I use the afterglow Xbox 360 controller! It's a USB controller compatible with most games on pc (you don't even need to do setup) and you can just plug it into your laptop.

Edit: Pretty sure it's this controller

u/[deleted] · 14 pointsr/xbox360

Alan Wake



Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City

BioShock (and Infinite)

Borderlands 2

Castle Crashers

Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

Fallout 3 and New Vegas



Mass Effect

Portal 2

Red Dead Redemption

Shadow Complex

The Orange Box

The Walking Dead

Those are some of my favorites from this gen.

360 controller

Also, look into getting a 12 month subscription of Xbox Gold (or maybe 3 or 6 months depending on your financial situation). Right now Microsoft is giving away 2 games for gold subscribers a month. Right now we can download Assassin's Creed 2 for free. You can usually find a 12 month subscription for $35 if you scour the internet hard enough.

And not mods (well, you may be able to mod it depending on the model; some are easier than others), but if you sign up for bing rewards, you can earn free Microsoft points. I've cashed out over $100 since the start of the year. I pretty much don't have to buy games any more.

u/Mutericator · 12 pointsr/Games

Dunno why you'd pay $24 for a converter when you can just pay $32 plus shipping for a new wired one that you can also use on the 360:

EDIT: Also note the "New from $23.99" as well, so there ya go.

u/turtlesAlltheWaydwn · 11 pointsr/gaming

Afterglow Controllers

My roommates and I each own one for our rigs, they are the same shape and contours and are technically a Microsoft brand. Also they have a toggle light-up feature. $25 at Target

u/zackogenic · 10 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Wireless controller, $40 bucks on amazon.

u/videogameexpert · 10 pointsr/darksouls

While there will probably be rudimentary mouse and keyboard controls just like other xbox ports, I highly recommend buying a wired xbox (or xbox knock-off) controller for your PC. There are so many games that just play better on controller and as an avid PC gamer I believe this is one of them.

this controller is what I use for example.

u/pansensuppe · 10 pointsr/PS4

While the Xbox One controller is a great evolution to the 360 controller, the PS4 controller is a real revolution if you compare it with the DS3. It feels so great in your hand. The size is perfect and the buttons and the D-Pad are by far the best compared to any other controller. The new surface feels really good, especially with sweaty hands like mine. Even the triggers are now better than the ones on the Xbox One controller (despite the nice rumble feature).

There is only one thing where the Xbox One controller is still superior and that are those great new thumbsticks with the slip-proof rim. But guess what... you can replace the PS4 with those original X1 sticks pretty easily or even get some fancy 3rd party plastic or metal sticks in any color for a couple bucks to create the ultimate controller: DS4 with X1-sticks!

u/samcuu · 9 pointsr/buildapc

It's much better, but also more expensive. If you are willing to expand your budget that much, go for it.

Here's one I put together. Still bigger than your budget, but not as much.

No need for a CPU cooler, the stock one will work just fine. Cheaper RAM, cheaper GPU (that would still be able to play those games).

Also the controller like in the Alienware link isn't $150. Amazon has it for $35.

u/AuldM · 9 pointsr/aww

Correct, that would be the matte silver controller. source

And that kitten is adorables!

u/Narrative_Causality · 9 pointsr/gaming

The 360 has a new D-pad for it's silver version:

It's VERY nice. It has a strong click when you press the directions.

u/No1s_On_Meth · 8 pointsr/Rockband
u/jacobchapman · 7 pointsr/gaming

It is a little counter-intuitive at first to not have the game be the forefront of the gaming console dashboard, but I understand why the design team placed it the way they did.

Microsoft has been trying to pitch the Xbox as an all-around entertainment device, rather than just a gaming console for eons. Back when the original black box played DVD movies, that was cutting edge for its time. Now with all of the video and music apps and things (not to mention Kinect where you don't even have to use a controller) the 360 has developed into a full-fledged one box media center. Stick that thing in your entertainment system under your tv and grab yourself one of those sweet remotes and you don't even need games.

HBOGo. Netflix. Hulu. ESPN. YouTube. Facebook... need I go on?

To make the "play game" button the main focus would be going against their whole strategy. The Xbox becomes just another gaming console.

u/MaGna720 · 7 pointsr/Rockband

I'll paste what I've posted in a similar thread about this:

I'd recommend the Alesis Nitro Kit:

I purchased this about two months ago and have been using it in RB3 in preparation for RB4, and couldn't be happier with it in terms of sensitivity, accuracy, feel, etc.

To get it to work in RB4, you'll need:

A MIDI cable (connects drum kit to MIDI adapter): ~$6

The MIDI adapter (connects drum kit to PDP Adapter): ~$30

The PDP adapter (connects MIDI adapter to console) that just started shipping: ~$30

u/jbigboote · 7 pointsr/xbox360

have you seen the newer OEM controller, that has the "transforming" D-pad?

u/Sylux102 · 7 pointsr/emulation

I think there was a madcatz controller that did this. Lemme look it up.

EDIT: Something like the MadCatz MLG Pro controller, but with moveable face buttons as well in a module type setting.

u/treyguad · 7 pointsr/PS4

I just bought the xbone thumb sticks and installed them on my DS4. This was the best decision ever! At first I was skeptical but all the people over at r/ps4mods highly recommended it! Just be sure to watch a few how to install videos and then you'll be golden. I bought these ...

They fit perfectly and if you have ever used a xbone controller you know they have wonderful grip. Good luck bud!

u/Slanderpanic · 6 pointsr/Steam

Protip: You can get one for $25 from Amazon. The only downside to the 360 controller, in my experience, is that the D-pad sucks. Newer models have a better D-pad, but they'll also run you about sixty Earthican buckazoids.

I also have one of these. Games don't tend to discover and auto-configure to it as well as they do with the 360 controller, but it's good, solid hardware. The buttons and analog sticks are precise and it's got a good hand-feel. Most importantly, the left analog stick and D-pad are on what's called a "Cyborg" module. That means you can pop it out and turn it around based on your preference. For instance, if you prefer a Playstation-style layout, you can have it. Hell, for 12 buckazoids and free shipping, it's worth trying.

u/lrv94 · 6 pointsr/gaming

I used it at a small nvidia event thing before it was released, but using the final retail model. I didn't really like it too much, I found the screen was a bit too small for some decent gaming, it was heavier than I expected it to be, the controller doesn't feel like it'd be comfortable for long term use and I overall didn't really get the point of it, as without the use of a VPN and always having a strong 4G LTE connection, you can only use it in your house, you know, the place where your PC is, and it's not like you can stream it from your PC, play on shield, do other stuff on pc (such as another user), overall, there's much cheaper solutions to this, if you have a gameklip and a wireless xbox controller with the dongle and some software called splashtop.

Also, shield requires a minimum of a GTX 660, the DIY version works with anything, except it does only stream at 800x600 (stable) and it only works on games that have borderless windowed (or just windowed, if you can deal with start menus etc), but it's a solution if you only play a few games and have a smartphone.

TL;DR: Screen too small, bit too heavy, uncomfortable to use for long periods of time, cheaper alternative if you don't mind some setbacks

EDIT: Word fail

u/friendofrobots · 5 pointsr/Games

I highly recommend picking up a wired xbox 360 controller:

I've saved a significant amount of money by buying games like AC2, Arkham Asylum, GTA IV, and Just Cause 2 on Steam sales instead of waiting for the console version to go on sale. It has definitely paid for itself in that respect.

u/Drakel101 · 5 pointsr/gaming will let you map the controller's buttons to whatever you want.

If you want to invest in a better controller then the Xbox 360 wired controller is the way to go. Most Games for Windows titles have built in support and it's also reasonably durable and comfortable.

u/epik · 5 pointsr/soccer

It's just plug n' play with windows. You gotta use a controller for this game.

FIFA 11 is not the same game on PC as it is on the consoles. It is the generation previous engine.

FIFA 12 will be exactly the same. Or so they say.

u/SyncOne · 5 pointsr/GameDeals

Just curious, why not buy the xbox 360 wired controller for $30 and save yourself a few bucks not having to buy the wireless receiver/charging kit? In my experience, I'm never more than 9 feet (length of the cord) away from the computer when gaming.

u/aftli · 5 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

Keep in mind that the one which comes with the dongle ($42) is only slightly more costly than the one that doesn't ($36). Not $20 more. So if you don't have a controller at all, it's not worth buying them separately.

u/sirjimithy · 5 pointsr/Rockband

Unfortunately not. E-drums can't be used on Xbox one until PDP's wired legacy adapter comes out his fall. And then it can only work with ION kits, or via the RB3 MIDI Pro adapter with kits that have MIDI out (won't work with USB out). Since your kit only has USB out, you may not be able to use it. (I heard about one way that involves running it through your computer, and then MIDI from your computer to the xbox, but that is impractical for most people.)

Based on this sub's recommendation, I bought an Alesis Nitro kit about 2 months ago for $300 on Amazon. It has MIDI out and is a terrific kit for that price. I can't recommend it enough. I've been using it with Rock Band 3, and can't wait to use it in RB4 when my adapter comes in.

u/Easy_fan · 5 pointsr/Rockband

I have my doubts that the one you linked would work. The PDP wired legacy adapter seems to be coming in and out of stock the last few weeks, so its not discontinued yet. Even then, the PDP adapter only works with 3 devices, the midi pro adapter, ion drums, and the rockband stage kit (do note that while the PDP adapter will hook up the stage kit to the xbox one, there is no coding in RB4 to use it at this time). So even if you could get one of the PDP adapters it would not work with your GH2 explorer.

u/GL4MURR · 5 pointsr/Rockband

It has to pass through the midi interface before it can pass through usb. For that you need the xbox one legacy adapter and xbox 360 midi adapter. (Xbox one legacy adapters were made and sold in short supply and they probably won't come back. If you don't already have one then you should try playing your kit on rock band 3. You can get custom drum songs there too.)

Then you have to set your kit's pads and cymbals to the correct midi notes (using the drum brain), which is how Rock Band knows what gem you're trying to hit. Those numbers are in the manual for the midi adapter

u/jimbonics · 5 pointsr/Rockband

Step one:

Find a PDP Wired Legacy Adapter for a reasonable price and buy it. You cannot use eKits on the XB1 without it and it's a fairly scarce item. It's a very sobering state of affairs.

Step two:

Buy this now.

Also required.

Step three:

Since you're still in the early stages of drumming, the Alesis Nitro kit for $300 $254 is a nice starting point.


If you can spring 200 more, absolutely for SURE get the new Alesis Surge kit, which is mesh drum heads instead of rubber. Feels more like the real thing, more responsive, and waay quieter.

u/hdrive1335 · 5 pointsr/SF4

Hori VX-SA Kai is what I currently use. It is an excellent stick that comes in a square gate (as with most). Retails for $130-140 USD although sales happen quite often.

Pros include coming stock with full high quality Sanwa parts, as well as a large area to play on. Also comes with a rubbery bottom that reduces the chance that your stick will move while you use it. The cord is VERY long, and is plug and play compatible with the PC as well as the Xbox 360.

The only con I have for the stick is that the buttons are VERY sensitive. It registers a button press as soon as the button is depressed (1/5th of the way down) and while others may prefer these very sensitive buttons I would prefer if they would activate a little further down the button press, personally speaking.

u/Sevrek · 5 pointsr/MvC3

It's really up to you as far as which one is better, because no one can say for sure that stick>pad or pad>stick. As far as being dual compatible yes you can find sticks that work for PC/XBOX/PS3. Best brands is also another matter of opinion. I paid $120 for my stick and I think it was well worth the price. Most Eightarc sticks are dual compatible, not sure of any other brands that are. Here are some amazon links for some reasonably prices arcade sticks from Madcatz, Hori and Eightarc.

My arcade stick:

Dual Compatible:


u/fartingboobs · 5 pointsr/pcgaming

Unfortunately, this method doesn't work - at least to my knowledge. I wanted to do the same thing, but it didn't work. Ended up buying a wired 360 controller, and that works like a charm. They're pretty cheap on Amazon right now.

u/NekoLas90 · 5 pointsr/darksouls

Well, this is what I used if you can figure out how to scrounge up the dough. Dark Souls is a lot of fun but I don't think you'll enjoy it as much with a kb/m, it was designed around a controller.

u/LovableContrarian · 4 pointsr/gaming

$25 for a dumpster controller of unknown origins? I think I'll take the hit and buy a brand new one for $35.

Tip: Your brother is going to ruin his awesome gift if he get's greedy and keeps asking for too much money. Some free money >>>> nothing because you think you deserved $25 for each one.

u/cjt09 · 4 pointsr/truegaming

For single player games, consider picking up a wired Xbox 360 controller to play with. That way you get the control scheme that your prefer as well as the bonus of a higher resolution/better graphics/mods/etc. I wouldn't recommend it for multiplayer though--for obvious reasons.

u/cyberjedi · 4 pointsr/gaming

This is pretty cool but too small and costs more than an X-box 360 controller which will work for Windows based gaming

u/NoAirBanding · 4 pointsr/Games

Since it's shaped like a 360 controller anyway, why not just get a real 360 controller? He's playing on a computer.

u/snake4851 · 4 pointsr/GameDeals

This is around normal price for the one without the receiver. This is the one without it

u/TightAustinite · 4 pointsr/Rockband

Pretty much any ekit will work, provided the brain has a MIDI out, which they almost all do.

What you need to get, RIGHT NOW, is a Mad Katz MIDI Pro adapter.

And a MIDI cable. The e-kit can come later, but you absolutely must have that adapter. 20 bucks used, because they aren't made anymore, and they will disappear entirely at some point.

But as for kits, The Nitro Surge is really dope for the price point.

u/BaddDadd2010 · 4 pointsr/Rockband

Amazon, only $20. It says it's used, but it's actually new. It just has a manufacturing defect that makes the plastic shell sticky. Clean it with rubbing alcohol or goo-gone.

u/Hypobasis · 4 pointsr/Games

Couple more reasons for the 360 controller:

Most games support it out of the box, and most will replace the UI elements with their respective buttons. So, instead of saying "Press TAB to view the score", it will say "Press (BACK) to view the score" or "Right trigger to shot web" and such.

Off the top of my head I know that Skyrim and NFS: Hot Pursuit support it, along with RFG and just about every GFWL game.

You can also pick up a wired controller if that floats your boat, they work great as well and are slightly more hardy than the wireless FOB.

There's also a couple of variants of the 360 controller, the Onza and the Adjustable D-Pad one that fixes the shitty dpad a little bit.

u/CharlestonChewbacca · 4 pointsr/NintendoNX

I mean, honestly, I would like something like this that allows you to hotswap the layout of all 4 components.

In the current gen, I think the PS4 controller is the most comfortable and has the best buttons, but the XB1 has the best control sticks and the most practical layout, but I love the WiiU pro for classic games because using the DPad and the buttons makes it feel like a SNES controller.

u/n0837 · 4 pointsr/Skullgirls

I was eyeing the Q4 as well. The position of the start button was kind of a downside for me. Do you accidentally press it a lot? Is it a nuisance? Or is it more out of the way from the buttons?

edit: here's the one I was looking at.

u/desirelife · 4 pointsr/PS4

I got these:

Love em, fit perfect and everything works but with much better grip.

u/NoSkillManiac · 3 pointsr/buildapc

I run with an Afterglow LED Wired Xbox controller. It's awesome, and you can toggle the glow between glow-on, glow-off, and a glow-on-vibration setting

u/Adayatatime · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Most games are compatible with controllers. A xbox 360 controller will work with no extra drivers since the drivers are already in Windows. Although, you need an adapter to make a wireless controller work. My suggestion is to get a wired controller which plugs in over USB and requires nothing special to work. A PS4 controller, Xbox One controller, and even PS3 controller will work but you have to use special software to make them work. For ease of use, just get a wired xbox 360 controller.

u/MrBokbagok · 3 pointsr/gaming

I did this


I preferred getting the wired one to get the actual controller instead of a wireless knockoff that might not work well

u/muskieratboi · 3 pointsr/gaming

of course it'd be daunting if you're playing a SNES game on a freaking JOYSTICK.

Get this. Be Happy.

u/jmf145 · 3 pointsr/gaming
u/foamed · 3 pointsr/gamingsuggestions

I'd personally just purchase a Wired Xbox 360 controller and also an USB extension cord on the side. No need for batteries, the controller is great, it's cheap and it's more or less the easiest solution

u/juaquin · 3 pointsr/Steam

I haven't tried the Steam version of GTA4, but yeah, when I played the PC version in the past it was completely painless. The 360 controller is supported by default:

You'd need something like this if you don't already have a controller. It contains both the controller and the USB wireless adapter. You can also get a normal wired one but for the small price difference, I would go wireless. Just personal preference.

u/AgentDonut · 3 pointsr/gaming

I just bought one the other day. If it's not available in stores, online is a pretty good option.

u/Pielikey · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

the wired xbox 360 controller is almost always the go-to reccomendation because:

1 it'll last a long time

2 it needs no drivers on windows computers (but if it does they are easy drivers to get)

3 it's comfortable to hold

you can buy a wireless controller too if you want but you also have to buy a reciever for it (which costs around 15 bucks or so)

u/EthanBB · 3 pointsr/Games
u/unforgiven91 · 3 pointsr/Steam

A standard wired controller

should work as a simple plug and play. Mine does.

u/boxsterguy · 3 pointsr/htpc

> I hear Xbox controllers work great, but they are so expensive comparatively.

How many controllers do you need? How often are you buying new controllers? The "Xbox 360 Controller for Windows" (includes the wireless dongle, does not include a rechargeable battery but does include 2 AAs) is currently about $50. Adding a Quick Charge Kit and spare battery is an optional ~$45 that you can spend later. Also, I believe that the wireless dongle allows multiple controllers to connect to it (I haven't verified this, though), so you can buy "regular" Xbox 360 wireless controllers for players 2-4.

Or you can get a wired controller for $34 and skip all the battery stuff.

I guess that's kind of expensive, but they Just Work^tm so you don't have to keep messing around with them or replacing them.

u/admiralnorman · 3 pointsr/htpc


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor | $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | MSI A68HI AC Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard | $81.98 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory | $39.88 @ OutletPC
Storage | Seagate Pipeline HD 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive | $52.90 @ Amazon
Case | Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case | $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $24.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive | LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer | $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $382.72
| Mail-in rebates | -$35.00
| Total | $347.72
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-09 13:59 EST-0500 |

CPU and GPU - It comes with what is close to an R7 240 GPU. Should be competent in new stuff at 720p, and maybe even 1080p with the settings turned down.

Mobo - has the form factor you want, but also built in WiFi

RAM - These APU's like high speed memory. Make sure to manually share 2gb to it and set the correct xmp profile.

HDD - What you asked for. Although splurging a little to also add an SSD for the OS will make it feel a lot faster.

Case - One of the smaller ones that will take a normal sized Optical drive.

PSU - Whatever it'll work.

Optical Drive - Blu-Ray reader.

For Peripherals:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Keyboard | Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad | $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Game Pad| Xbox 360 Wireless Controller - Glossy Black| $34.95 @ Amazon
Game Pad Wireless Adapter| Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows| $22.96 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $87.90
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-09 14:09 EST-0500 |

Keyboard - Love it. Range is great. Batteries last forever. Has a really cool left mouse button on the upper left hand corner.

Game Pad - Best cost/value product out there.

Game Pad Wireless Receiver - Needed for the controller.

u/nyef · 3 pointsr/lifeisstrange

Easiest thing to do would be to buy a wired 360 controller.

The game works perfectly with the 360 controller, no setup required.

If you go the wireless route you do need to purchase a wireless receiver. I bought a cheap knock-off receiver (was a lot cheaper than the official one) but windows doesn't automatically detect it as a 360 controller wireless receiver. You have to do the whole device manager dance to get the correct driver loaded. After that it worked perfectly. I imagine the official wireless receiver will be plug-and-play with windows 10.

u/iffy9096 · 3 pointsr/gaming

Love how the description is a lie.

>New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See the seller's listing for full details.

Also that's no where near $75 value,

Controller $38

Shell kit (You didn't even use a full shell kit either) - $8.50

So what you're saying is $31.50 is in labor? I modded three controllers in less than an hour.


Go rip people off elsewhere.

Edit: Maybe OP paid $18 for the combo deal on this.

u/StoicReflection · 3 pointsr/xbox

Any third party controller is going to be terrible.

Thats about the best you'll get online.

You might be able to snipe 12 controllers on ebay.

u/Zzzlol94 · 3 pointsr/Rockband

I bought mine for PS3 on Amazon. Here's to the page for the 360 adapter.

There aren't that many alternatives for buying one new.

u/Matthew4194 · 3 pointsr/drums

If you're talking about Xbox 360, is all you need.

u/frowstrikes · 3 pointsr/Rockband

>1 dude they are 20 bucks used on Amazon, don't be ridiculous. Unless VAT is 100%, which it is not... Amazon is a better deal.

u/DanTup · 3 pointsr/Rockband

This is correct. I bought these two from Amazon US:

And this cable from UK:

The MIDI adapter came all sticky like it was covered in glue (despite being packaged as new), which seems common in the reviews which is a bit annoying, but since it came from the US( I'm in the UK) I couldn't be bothered returning it; works perfectly!

u/ThisKidErrt · 3 pointsr/Rockband

No problem! I hope you enjoy the drum set, setting it up shouldn't be that difficult but if you need any help at all feel free to PM me.

I myself use the 360 MIDI Adapter and it works like a charm. I bought it off of Amazon and it delivered fairly quick.

Here's the link:

u/JaggedyEaredJack · 3 pointsr/cade

I have an X-Arcade Tank Stick and I'm mostly satisfied with it, but that's not to say I don't have issues with it.

The joysticks are a bit flaky. I've had to open the case up a couple of times to adjust the throw angle of the switch rods so that I wasn't getting misfired directions. The quality of the sticks also feel much less than my Neo-Geo MVS.

My other issue is that playing more than 10-15 minutes, my right hand will cramp from the layout of the buttons.

A couple months ago, I bought an arcade stick for my Xbox 360:

This has been my first exposure to Japanese-style arcade controls and it's an amazing difference. I don't get hand cramps from the buttons because their layout is contoured to match the curve of your hand. The joystick feels very obviously superior to the X-Arcade's and I feel like I play better using it. The buttons are extremely responsive and take very little pressure to activate.

I'm sure it's diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks as far as control layouts go, but when you buy the X-Arcade product, you're pretty locked down in the experience you're going to get from it, from the look of the whole product to the controls to their positioning. That's a benefit in some ways, because it allows products like the Xtension Arcade Pedestal (which I use) to exist for those of us without any woodworking skills:

What would be great is if X-Arcade sold a controller that used panels like the MadCatz Fightsticks so that there would be some real customization options. (see )

u/OkidoShigeru · 3 pointsr/wiiu

PDP have yet to produce a controller that doesn't suck - just read reviews for controllers like this. Definitely go with the Hori option, they have almost always produced controllers that are on par with first-party offerings, if not surpassing them.

EDIT: I should probably mention that above both of those options I would still recommend using the wired GC controller adaptor that Nintendo are releasing, along with an official GC controller, as obviously I can say with 100% certainty that the controllers are comfortable and well-made. But if you have your heart set on one of the Mario-themed controllers, definitely go with Hori, I am willing to bet that it will at least be of passable quality.

u/ThatsSciencetastic · 3 pointsr/gamingnews

Yeah, I know I prefer the D-pad.

For what it's worth, it looks like this is a carbon copy of a controller by PDP that's already on the market.

u/cheeseynacho42 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I need this

Bartartabart - Being so nervous you can only speak nonsense.

u/andywade84 · 3 pointsr/gaming

[These] ( are meant to be quite good and are 15% smaller than a regular 360 controller and should work fine with PC

u/darthjammer224 · 3 pointsr/techsupportgore

got it at wally world for 35$, its smaller than a normal controller, barely best controller ive ever used and ive had the tourny kind and the afterglow, still beats them

u/DoopHQ · 3 pointsr/GameDeals

Are you sure it was an official one though? this one looks like an official one but it's a knockoff.

I still have 2 day one controllers that work, maybe you just got unlucky.

u/SamMee514 · 3 pointsr/GameDeals

Not silly at all! I frequent the skullgirls reddit a lot, and the general consensus is that this stick is one of the better ones out there. Although pricey, according to multiple users on the sub (I don't own it) it's very worth the investment.

u/tyler2k · 3 pointsr/Tekken

Depends what you're in the market for, cost wise. I currently have an HRAP 3 SA and a TE Round 2 but I've used pretty much everything out there by osmosis (being a part of the FGC and all).

Let me do a break down of all brands (and sticks of theirs I'd recommend) by increasing cost:

Qanba's inexpensive line is really good but overall I'm not a fan of the Q2s, stick to the Q1/4s or Eightarc Fusion line.

$79 - Qanba Q1
$149 - Qanba Q4 (price direct from Eightarc)
$184 - Eightarc Fusion - Dual mod (price direct from Eightarc)

Hori is a great brand because they tend to take more risks, unfortunately they're also one of the more expensive brands.

$149 - HRAP V4SA (looks like a refresh of their incredible V3SA line for PS4)
[$199 - Hori Fighting Edge] (

It's possible to find the HRAP 3 SAs still, like I have, but they're really old school in their size. Namely it's a pretty bulky stick and it's not really designed to played on a normal sized person's lap (usually on the ground, OG status, or on a table). The HRAP V3SA is really good, but with the price of the V4SA, I'd pre-order that instead. In my experience, stay away from the N3-SA, good reviews but I've personally heard nothing but headache.

Madcatz is a mixed bag, I haven't tried their latest TE2s but the line before the TE2 wasn't super great, but maybe it's because I'm used to heavier sticks.

$99 - Fightstick Pro (just be aware this is plastic body)
$?? - TE Round 2

That's pretty much it for the Madcatz camp, the TE Round 2 is really their only stick currently worth mentioning and it looks like it's hard to find nowadays. If you could find one in good shape for about $100, it'd probably be worth picking up.

Also obviously these are the bigger names out there. My friend has a custom stick and I've used a couple that work fine. Just be aware that custom sticks come with custom costs, but the good news is that you'd be able to fully pick your components.

Looking at all the brands together, I'd recommend (by increasing cost):

$79 - Qanba Q1
$99 - Fightstick Pro (just be aware this is plastic body)
$149 - HRAP V4SA (looks like a refresh of their incredible V3SA line for PS4)
$184 - Eightarc Fusion - Dual mod (price direct from Eightarc)

Hope this helps

u/HiHaterslol · 3 pointsr/SF4

This sexy bitch right here, but I for sure didn't pay $160 for it. I'm sure I bought it for $120 on amazon in March.

Don't see a lot of people using it, but I really love it. The stick and buttons are about double the distance apart from each other compared to other sticks, and that's really helpful for me because I have big clunky hands.

I also ordered one of these when they were on sale, but I haven't received it yet. These are probably the most used sticks ever. Also super comfortable, but I still like the RAP better.

u/tonyz723 · 3 pointsr/Skullgirls

I'm not sure how much it would cost to ship from the US to Canada, but the Hori HRAP VXSA Kai meets all of your criteria pretty much perfectly. I've got one of the older model, so the non-"kai" version, which just has the turbo switches set up in a different place, but they're basically the same stick. I've been using mine for more than a year, and even though the housing is plastic, it feels super solid, and like I said, I've got one, so I can vouch for its quality. It's also one of cheaper sticks out there, with all of the quality. Check it out:

u/whythreekay · 3 pointsr/PS4


2x 100% Original Black New XBOX ONE Controller analogue Thumbsticks thumb stick by Microsoft

u/mq999 · 3 pointsr/PS4

These are a good swap instead of the PS4 default ones.

u/10fttall · 3 pointsr/PS4

I bought the Xbox ones off Amazon and it's the best $10 I've ever spent... Seriously, the difference is huge and they feel so much more durable.

u/CroissanwichDiarrhea · 3 pointsr/PS4

Exactly this. I've been conflicted for a while, like OP, but realized that while XBONE exclusives are okay now, PS4 is about to blow them out of the water with their future lineup. I'm also much more invested in platinum trophies than 1,000 Achievement Points (stupid, I know). My XBONE is literally collecting dust at the moment because I'm much more of a PS guy, no matter how much I try other things.

OP, you can also easily order XBONE Thumbsticks from this Amazon seller and use this video to replace the PS4 thumbsticks for the best of both worlds. I did this after losing the rubber on my original sticks and am really happy with the results.

u/TemptCiderFan · 2 pointsr/gaming

The PDP Afterglow is a solid bet. It's a cabled Xbox 360 controller that I personally find to have better ergonomics than the traditional 360 controller. D-pad on it is a damned sight better than the regular Xbox 360 controller's as well.

The Hori Gempad is another cheap option, and I can personally attest that the D-pad on the controller is fantastic for 2D fighters like SFV or Arc System Works games.

That said, corded official Xbox 360 controllers are like $15-$20 on Amazon. They're fine for 3D games but the D-pad is garbage.

u/brintnall12 · 2 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

I only have one controller and it's this. I would play with the controller and my girlfriend would play with the keyboard. But, I know you can play with all controllers because when you play local co-op you have to go into a menu and choose which player uses which controller.

u/Allisonaxe · 2 pointsr/Steam

what MrJDMTyte said is true: most pc games released today will have 360 controller support. Third party 360 controllers work too. I personally use one of these because its about as good as a stock 360 controller (better in some ways actually: the dpad is nicer) and also its probably one of the cheapest xbox specific controllers you can find. the light is annoying but it does turn off.

u/archontruth · 2 pointsr/ffxiv

I use an X-Box 360 controller, and have no problem with the d-pad. It works very well, and since it's a Microsoft product, the drivers download automatically, it's plug(-configure)-and-play. Just make sure you get one with a USB connector, like the Afterglow

u/Jwood013 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Wired Xbox 360 controller. You can also get a wireless controller but you'll need a wireless dongle for it.

u/TheSlayer703 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Fake balls :D

And I need a freaking wired xbox controller >.>
one of these if i win e.e

edit: i didnt see i took someones idea, back to the drawing board :D

u/HumanistGeek · 2 pointsr/watch_dogs

A quick google search tells me that it's possible to use a PlayStation controller with a PC, but I don't know how well that works. I got myself a Xbox 360 controller for PC (it's an ordinary wired Xbox 360 controller with a USB adapter) so I could better play certain games on my PC, and as someone who grew up playing PS1 and PS2 along with a little PS3 I think it works excellently.

Just curious, why are you building a gaming PC if you would rather play on a console?

u/EChondo · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

This it?

You could always buy a wired Xbox 360 controller.

*Edit, Nevermind, I read the reviews. You would think they would get rid of the "Microsoft" link under the title. Well it looks like your only alternative is getting a wired controller or a knock off, sorry mate. I can't find anything official, unless you want to go find one used.

u/Skunkwourk · 2 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

It's also on sale at newegg right now for $29.99, slightly cheaper than Amazon's $34.99 although you can get it for a little less from a 3rd party vendor.

u/BreatheLife · 2 pointsr/gaming
u/nanowerx · 2 pointsr/battlefield3

Basically a wireless 360 or PS3 controller needs some sort of wireless receiver connected to your PC to work. The wired 360 ones are plug and play, however.

Your best bet is to suck it up and get a wired 360 controller as that and the wireless receiver are pretty close in price, and you would have an extra controller.

u/Pufflekun · 2 pointsr/gaming

If you don't already have one, I recommend picking up a 360 controller for $29 on Amazon.

u/Ed-Zero · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

Just to show you guys what the controllers you're talking about actually look like:

Razer Onza: - 39.99$

Hori: - 30.00$

Microsoft xbox controller: - 30.00$

There's a couple more types of controllers but these are the main ones. Hope this helps!

u/magicpostit · 2 pointsr/gaming

I bought it back in 2006 and it played fairly well with just mouse+keyboard. Fast forward to last week, when I finally buy a wired xbox 360 controller, and it's so much better.

So, it does support controllers, and do yourself a favor (if you're on a pc) and pick up one of these:

Best PC gamepad I've ever tried, unfortunately, if you're on an Apple with the most up-to-date OS (I have a 4-year old Macbook, it's my portable SMB/Braid/Machinarium machine) finding a driver that will make it work is a pain in the ass. Tattiebogie does not work.

Also, it's cheaper to buy it on Steam and get a wired controller than any of the copies I've seen for sale for Xbox. And you now have a controller for any other platformers you may have.

u/UnworthyPie · 2 pointsr/gaming

The Wired Xbox Controllers are in my opinion the best you can get.
They're the best for any RPG or FPS. This is all coming from a bias point of view because before I was PC gaming I was an Xbox gamer.
As for the price I don't see how $30 is much of a problem. I am aware that there are various MadCatz controllers that are dirt cheap but of course you are then sacrificing quality.
However if we're talking about simulation or sport games that is not my Forté so I can't help you out too much there.

u/squidthesid · 2 pointsr/gaming

The Razer Onza and the official first party Microsoft Xbox360 wired controllers are the best ones you can go with. Nearly every game that supports a gamepad supports a 360 controller and its keys.

u/darkstar3333 · 2 pointsr/gaming

You can find them packaged at places like Amazon or BestBuy under Xbox Controller for Windows.

This is the controller + USB adapter



There are wired variations but the USB adapter lets you use 4 standard 360 controllers at the same time.

If you have a PS3 there are some 3rd party applications you can install that allows you to use that controller.

u/FoxxyRin · 2 pointsr/gaming

Just get a USB 360 controller? My boyfriend and I used a MadCatz until he finally broke it from spin-sticking way too hard. We have the official Microsoft one now, and it's super high quality feeling and stuff.

As for customization, I'm pretty sure you can map the keys however you want so long as the game you're playing allows it. If it doesn't allow it, look into software like Xpadder, which allows you to set any button as any key/key combination on your keyboard.

EDIT: Also, a LOT of controller compatible games (4/5, maybe?) have a default Xbox layout, making Xbox 360 controllers instantly compatible with the game.

u/rideoutthetide · 2 pointsr/gameswap

The one I bought. Don't bother getting the wireless PC version. Much more expensive and who sits that far away from a PC monitor anyways?

u/Shadoom01 · 2 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

How it goes with the xbox 360 controllers, is that there is only two ways of connecting to the PC:

1.) Directly connected with a controller with the cable built in, not any of the controllers with batteries or battery packs. The Play and Charge cable is only for charging your controller(s)' and/or playing directly connected to a xbox360. But not supported for PC play.

2.) A specific wireless dongle that will allow your wireless controllers to connect wirelessly to your computer.

The links are only to Amazon, and there will definitely be better deals to be found. Hopefully this helps out.
Good Luck, Have Fun.

u/ZodeNine · 2 pointsr/DIY

Well, my understanding is you currently can use an xbox controller, so I just wanted to toss it out there ( because it might fit your needs and is pretty cheap) that you can buy a wired xbox controller and use it for PC gaming.

Here is the support article for setup, and here are links for the controllers themselves from Best Buy, GameStop, and Amazon. As I recall (a friend of mine has a similar setup for her pc gaming) you fine-tune the controls through the individual game settings.

If that wouldn't work for you, or if you think a customized keyboard would be better, I hope someone can provide some help. (The potential driver patching for such a project is probably above my own abilities)

u/ZapActions-dower · 2 pointsr/GirlGamers

If you like the Xbox controller, there are three easily solutions for you, by increasing price:

I use the middle option, as I prefer not having any more cables than necessary, plus any Xbox 360 controller can connect to the wireless dongle, meaning you can buy extra, new model controllers (not Xbox One) or use any controllers you can borrow. The Xbox One controller must remain plugged in via Micro-USB (included,) and the wired Xbox 360 controller obviously is wired. Microsoft has released drivers for all three and they should install automatically. For right now, there is no way to connect an Xbox One controller wirelessly.

For PS3, you will have to find a driver package. I used motioninjoy so I could use my PS3 controller for emulating SNES games, but it messed up other drivers and I ended up uninstalling it and using my 360 controller exclusively. Once the drivers are installed, you can use a Bluetooth dongle to connect the PS3 controller to the PC wirelessly.

A PS4 controller can also be used via Bluetooth, but requires DS4Tool which maps the buttons on the DS4 controller to their corresponding Xbox 360 buttons.

u/gelftheelf · 2 pointsr/ouya

Grab a wired (USB) Xbox 360 controller.

Or check ebay

u/SakenFor · 2 pointsr/gaming

wired xbox 360 controller
plugs into usb works like a charm

u/MalevolentDragon · 2 pointsr/gaming

It turns out that the wired 360 controller is just standard USB, and (obviously) has native drivers that work well.

u/reddit_is_cruel · 2 pointsr/gaming

On PC the same button on the same controller will start Steam in Big Screen mode.

u/sfrazer · 2 pointsr/gaming

A wired xbox 360 controller should be about $10-$15 cheaper than the Logitech you listed. It's the correct answer.

u/BrianAllred · 2 pointsr/Lubbock

Xbox 360 Wired Controller works flawlessly for everything. Bought this without even owning a 360. Other third-party (and cheaper) controller certified for the 360 should work similarly well. My buddy has a cheaper Mad Catz one that works. It just uses a different driver, but Windows 7 should be able to find it automatically. Only hassle is having to separately set up the controller profiles for different games/emulators.

u/I_WANT_PRIVACY · 2 pointsr/gaming

You can just buy a wired Xbox 360 controller from Microsoft.

u/malic3 · 2 pointsr/battlefield3

EGAD!!!, no, logitech just cant get controllers right, id get a regular wired 360 controller for computer/xbox

u/fm87 · 2 pointsr/Games


You can get one off Newegg or Amazon for around that cheap. Both wired and wireless are around the same price, and they go on sale quite often. I bought one not long ago for $18.99 off Newegg.

u/MrFluffyThing · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

I know it's not the same for those who prefer the PS3 controller, but the Xbox 360 controller is plug-and-play with Windows 7/8, and is generally cheaper(Goes on sale a LOT) if you don't already own one.

u/DiabolicallyRandom · 2 pointsr/Borderlands

Correction: It is not a bluetooth device. There are USB adapters, however, to connect wireless 360 controllers to a PC. At retail, they are only available packaged with a controller - however, they can be found on EBay without the included controller. You can also sometimes find on amazon just the receiver.

I just picked up a set on amazon earlier this week for 39.99 on sale, complete with controller. Newegg also had a deal yesterday for the same.

The package you would look for is here:

Or, just the adapter:

Otherwise, you can just use a "wired" 360 controller, here:

Finally, note that a "play and charge" cable does not allow you to connect to the PC. it must be a real, native, wired controller, or you must have the windows wireless adapter.

u/velocirapetor3 · 2 pointsr/buildapcforme

I took /u/walterchen2's build and modified it.

Obviously sub CPU and MoBo for the Haswell equivalents when the time comes.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU | Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor | $194.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard | $90.52 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $55.25 @ Newegg
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $67.24 @ Amazon
Video Card | PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card | $249.99 @ NCIX US
Case | Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case | $74.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply | Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply | $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive | Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer | $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) | $89.94 @ Outlet PC
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $887.90
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-28 21:30 EDT-0400 |

As for keyboard try this and since you're using Big Picture Mode use an Xbox Controller

u/Amatsuo · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Yeah that is what I am hoping to stay away from. If I cant find a good XBOne controller, then I might just have to break open the wallet for This along with a Chronos stick.

u/Craquehead · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

> I've seen several games where it's as simple as clicking on "use xbox 360 controller", so I thought I would just do that.

Not only do many games support it "out of the box", requiring no setup or re-mapping, they will often change the UI for you, showing button prompts correctly with the icons for the 360 controls. This is why I normally recommend the 360 controller over the PS3 controller.

360 controller also works natively with Steam's big picture mode.

That said, don't get a off brand. they're terrible. I guess you could save a couple bucks and get one used, but, eww. The real deal is 34$ on Amazon right now.

u/stevoism · 2 pointsr/gaming


This one claims new on amazon, and is from Microsoft.

The last photo is how I recall the packaging looking like if you still rather use eBay.

u/a_haar · 2 pointsr/YELLOWLEAGUE

You can buy a wireless controller for 36 bucks on Amazon.

u/GlakeBriffin · 2 pointsr/mw3

I bought mine off Amazon for like $30 using Amazon Prime.

edit: they apparently increased the price to $37 now.

u/jjnich · 2 pointsr/gaming

Double reverse lawyered. Not all controllers come with play and charge kits.

u/MrMaxPowers247 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite / thing I want most is the Intel Nuc but an xbox control is what I need most (I keep accidentally knifing when playing bf4, very frustrating)

u/tonekinfarct · 2 pointsr/Steam

Fair enough.

The wireless one is 37.and change

u/TriumphantBass · 2 pointsr/Rockband

Since you're on X1, you'll need one of these: for 360 coupled with the adapter they're releasing this fall for X1.

u/HMXJosh · 2 pointsr/Rockband

PDP is releasing a Wired Legacy Adapter, which will let you use your e-kit with Rock Band 4!

You'll go from your drums -> Midi PRO-Adapter -> PDP Wired Legacy Adapter -> Xbox One.

u/They_Are_Listening · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

It goes both ways. With this nifty little unit you can use any "real" electronic midi drumset as rockband drums.

u/VinTheRighteous · 2 pointsr/Games

If you want to get really out there, you can technically buy any electric drum kit and plug it in to this to play pro drums.

I used it for some time, and while my e-drum kit wasn't the best, the adapter worked great.

u/CaptainGreezy · 2 pointsr/starcitizen

What came to mind is the MIDI-to-USB adapter used for the Rock Band 3 Pro real guitar. I'd imagine it requires some hacking and a custom driver or something but it seems to solve part of the problem.

u/EverGlow89 · 2 pointsr/gaming

I have good news for you.

You'll still have to make your guitar midi capable, which is kind of expensive to do. But you can use any guitar if you're willing.

u/zleek · 2 pointsr/xbox360

If you have a midi drumset, buy one of these:

I have one and for the price it's fucking awesome and let's you use your actual set. As for guitar, Les Paul from GH3 is the best but it's hard to find a good one for cheap. I'd recommend creeping on craigslist as sometimes people will sell them without the intention of screwing you over.

u/BravoGangUS · 2 pointsr/Rockband

All you will need is a RB3 Midi Pro Adapter and a midi cable to go from your e-kit's midi-out to the adapter.

u/Sleipniiir · 2 pointsr/MLPtunes

Rock band instruments are MIDI compatible. My irl band actually recorded a demo with a rockband drum kit.
With this

u/pandaax92 · 2 pointsr/drums

Right person! You can buy a midi brain for your selected system from amazon.

Here is for Xbox 360:

Just need a midi cable going from your "midi out" on your actual drum brain going into the rockband brain. The rockband brain then works VIA USB. Works like a charm.

Source: Avid RB3 player.

Need anymore help? Just let me know!

u/Reedalini · 2 pointsr/Steam

I found the controller at my local Gamestop, this is the closest I could find: (didn't come with Play and Charge)

I use an adapter from Newegg to use it on my computer:

u/BlueBrat · 2 pointsr/emulation

Yeah it's not well advertised. I own 4 of these Silver models when they first came out:

Check out the reviews. Not everyone likes it.

u/atmosbreak · 2 pointsr/SF4

Real Arcade Pro VX SA

These are the sticks I have. About the same look as the 3rd one you linked but only 120$ instead. It works great on PC and 360.

u/huenchu · 2 pointsr/SF4

well i'd recomend you, since you want something under 100€, to go and buy a hori Real arcade Pro from amazon spain or amazon uk it's the stick I have now, it works flawlessly and it's perfect for a long term usage (sanwa FTW). my experience with a cheap stick (tatsunoko vs capcom fightstick for wii) was not good because Standard editions don't have good parts so these don't last long and a year later you end up buying another one...and that's not good (for me at least). if you want something cheaper you can get a brawl stick or mayflash stick (I don't really recomend these but there are really good players that use them :P). at the end it depends on how much you take care of your stick (my wii stick still works with a re-soldered cable and a few new buttons, but my bluetooth adapter doesn't so I bought a wired stick for pc :P)

u/GLHFScan · 2 pointsr/ShouldIbuythisgame

I'd wait for the Madcatz deal. That stick doesn't look bad and the price isn't too bad either but (this is just personal opinion) it has a bat-top stick and the button layout is arched, which I dislike. If both of those issues are fine with you, go ahead and get it. $90 is not bad at all for a stick, considering even a typical Hori stick will cost you $40-50 more. Again, I have no first hand experience with the Injustice fight stick, so it may well be solid, but I've never had a problem with Hori or Madcatz.

u/wisdom_and_frivolity · 2 pointsr/SF4

I used the PDP fightpads from gamestop. They work flawlessly. Super cheap though, I broke two of them relatively quickly.

this guy:

If you can get that shipped, you might as well buy 2 of them for $12 each. That's a steal. They're normally $20

u/DaIronchef · 2 pointsr/MvC3

I basically roll from forward to down and have kind've trained where the diagonal is to execute. I probably have a 95% hit rate (I've beaten Haggar, Morrigan, and Chris Missions with the analog).

The big thing I like about it compared with the PS3 pad is that you feel an "edge". On the pad if I were to hold a diagonal I can't really tell if I'm holding the forward and down. That being said I have a hard time hitting diagonals on a stick, but it's more the comfort of being able to roll the edge.

This "pad" would seem ideal for people like me. I got to feel one at the store and it's actually an analog stick with switches on the side for precision, so it "clicks" when you hit a direction. While it seems awesome, reviews are that it breaks easy =/ Maybe someday someone will get it right.

u/p0wderedtoastman · 2 pointsr/MvC3

Why not try out a fightpad? You won't have to re-learn how to use your controller, and they are very durable!
Here's one I found after a quick amazon search!

I have had a number of friends use them and like them a lot!

I hope this helps bud. Stick in there! FGs are worth it

u/idkwhattoputhere00 · 2 pointsr/Gamingcirclejerk

So I've had this third party xbox 360 controller for a while, and the right stick has this weird issue where no matter how you control the stick, in game the camera can only move diagonally, so basically when you move the right stick to the right, the x-axis and the y-axis increase at the same time. Anyone have any pointers on trying to fix this? I've done multiple driver resets across multiple pcs, but it has not worked properly once. And incase its unfixable, whats a cheap xbox controller I can get thats wireless and works perfectly?

u/Fortehlulz33 · 2 pointsr/gaming

Boom. Not Logitech, but similar concept.

u/TalkingRaccoon · 2 pointsr/SteamController

I would like to hotswap the joystick for a real dpad so I could have both. Like this thing

u/MrMosinMan89 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

This thing costs $90!. And they say PC gaming is too expensive...

u/argnoth · 2 pointsr/Fighters
u/kupaa · 2 pointsr/SF4

You could get a Soul Calibur stick for $70 or a SFxT stick for $80.

Having a stick is not necessary to play Street Fighter. You could also get a fightpad for $15.

u/FDFreaK · 2 pointsr/SF4

While I can't vouch for the quality of either stick, the Qanba Q1 also looks like a fair option for a good entry-level stick. However, for less money than it would cost to buy replacement Sanwa parts, you could get a MadCatz TE which is pretty much the gold standard of fight sticks.

u/tachikara · 2 pointsr/SF4

Or you can just go with Amazon, $100 for a brand new stick (albeit the buttons are placed slightly different from standard sf4 layout)

u/Bakamoichigei · 2 pointsr/Steam

Ch-RIST! I didn't even know Razer made an arcade stick, but I'm certainly not surprised they'd try to sell it for 2x what the competition does.

My suggestion would be to get a Mad Catz stick. Same Japanese parts, and it's what almost all the top fighting game players use. You get an Xbox 360 one, it'll be PC compatible, but as a 360 controller. Costs $99. Like this one:

Then at some point, if you want multi-console compatibility, you drop another $40 on a Phreakmodz Cerberus PCB... That's a drop-in modification that'll make it PC(Native)/PS3 compatible as well.

u/b4kedpie · 2 pointsr/Fighters

When I first switched to stick, I lost so many matches that I knew I could win if I had used a pad. I just didn't have the muscles in my left hand (wrist and fingers) to coordinate smooth movement. And when executing special moves, I would always push the button with my right hand before motion is complete with my left, so I'd be doing down, down-forward+punch, forward and led no special. The push buttons will be easy to learn. You'll just have to get used keeping your right hand raised above the buttons because the buttons are very, very sensitive. Like the weight of my sleeve would make the buttons activate.

When you first start practicing special motions like qcf+p go slow then gradually speed up. You want to keep your left and right hands in-sync. But also don't be afraid to mash and jerk the shit out of it. It's a tank and can take the abuse. Also, stick with the square-gate, you'll get used to it.

Get any stick with full sanwa parts. These are generally the Tournament Edtion sticks from Madcatz or Hori.

Recently, the Madcatz Soul Calibur V TE has been the cheapest.
It's at $100 now. Has dropped to $70 a few times like during Evo week. $100 is an awesome deal, because it'll last. After 5 years, mine still works great.

u/deific_ · 2 pointsr/Injusticegame

It's all down to preference man. I am terrible with pads, so I got a fightstick, it feels more natural to me. Some are crazy good with pad.

If you are going to get a fightstick, I have two recommendations. Ebay and amazon. I got a sf4 madcatz TE on ebay for little under 100$. Also, check out the soul calibur stick on amazon, that thing is always on sale... I bought one of them for 60$. It is a madcatz stick with sanwa parts, but the buttons are wired different than most sticks. Its easy to open it up and swap the button arrangement though.

If you ever play on ps3 also, and are interested in a dual modded stick, you will have to put up some money. Arc8 and qanba sticks are dual modded out the box I believe, if not all of them, some models are. You can dual mod any stick, just gotta buy the parts and make it happen.

Edit: the soul calibur soul edition stick is 99$ brand new on amazon. It is the same as a madcatz TE. It might interest you.

Here is a link to the stick. Soul Calibur stick

Just to give you an idea, this is what I did with my soul calibur stick because I didn't like the look of the stick itself. I'm not into soul calibur. My ex-soul calibur stick

As for the weird button mapping that this stick has compared to other sticks, it is easily fixable in 5 minutes with a phillips screwdriver. Just open the top, pull off the connecters from the buttons and remap them to where you want by plugging them back in. It really is a non issue. If you want a problem free, brand new, quality stick, this is the route to go IMO. Having been that you have never even used a fightstick, the weird button mapping will probably not even be noticed by you because you won't know the actual TE button layout. I'll assist you if it is something that bothers you and we can get it fixed in 5 minutes.

u/Rustysporkman · 2 pointsr/KerbalSpaceProgram

$15, looks like. You could also buy your son one as a "Christmas Present."

u/BlueFalcon3725 · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

You can get them pretty cheap nowadays. There's always ebay and craigslist if $13 is too much. Or you could check out /r/hardwareswap or even /r/pcmasterrace, I'm sure they could help you get away from consoles.

u/d6__ · 2 pointsr/Gaming4Gamers

I didn't! Such a piece of garbage, as soon as I started using it everything was way harder and I found myself jumping all the time when I was trying to walk or dash... This is the one that lasted 20 minutes...

Once I got my hands on [these] ( I immediately felt like I had more control. There are also [ones] ( that work with both consoles with the same buttons and joysticks.

Though the whole "next-gen" thing kinda makes it look like you're wasting a lot of cash for an antiquated console(I have [2 agetec fight sticks] ( for the dreamcast as well) I read somewhere that like the people behind Skullgirls made a driver for the ps4 so ps3 fightsticks would work on it.

They ALL work on PC so MAME and stuff like that becomes just that much more awesome.

u/Bromog · 2 pointsr/MvC3

This stick is probably your best bet for your price range. Eightarc makes good sticks with all genuine Sanwa parts and it's dual modded for 360 and ps3 (and pc as well). Switched to a Qanba Q4 Ivory after about 8 months with my Hori stick and man I love it so much.

u/ARuiz1110 · 2 pointsr/Megaman

It's a Qanba Q4RAF (X360, PS3, PC) just with custom art, buttons and a Bat top stick.

Here's a link to the stick pre customized:

u/Basta_Abuela_Baby · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Those have excellent d-pads when they're raised, and I believe the "transforming d-pad" gimmick was a ruse by Microsoft to circumvent the d-pad patent. I've never found a situation where you'd want the less accurate d-pad mode. ;)

u/tr1ppn · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have a bunch of items listed as highest priority. It was a guitar up until I bought one for myself at guitar center. Now I need things like a stand, picks, a strap, etc.

My highest priority item is probably this toolkit which has been on my WL since I joined RAOA. I have no idea why I still haven't just gotten it for myself considering I could have many times over. We have basically no tools in our apartment, so I'm even more useless than normal when it comes to fixing things.

I REALLY need a new 360 controller. I may or may not have shattered mine a while back, and I'm currently playing with it held together by tape, and sometimes a button or two doesn't work. It's really frustrating.

I also have GT6 listed as highest, because it is honestly my favorite gaming franchise of all time, and I love every one of the GT games.

This thing is listed as highest because I would really like to listen to my own music in the car, but don't have an aux cable. I can get one, but I need a special part (because my car stereo is set up REALLY stupid), and it's $120 and comes from the UK. That item is listed as highest priority too, but it's not on amazon.

By the way, you are awesome :D :D

u/Antabaka · 2 pointsr/gaming

Yes, as opposed to that. That is an Xbox controller that is both wired and wireless, but would not work with an adapter like that.

u/Big_Metal_Unit · 2 pointsr/dragonage

If money isn't a problem, I'm happy with this setup though it's a bit more expensive than is necessary:

  • 360 rechargable controller with transforming D-pad
  • Wireless connecter for PC (needed if you go with a wireless controller)
  • Squidgrip (comfort)

    The more expensive "play and charge" version doesn't require swapping batteries, you just plug it in to recharge (where it becomes a regular Wired controller so you can still use it), and that's worth the extra $20 to me. The squid-grips, when applied properly, make holding the controller more comfortable.
u/DJMattB241 · 2 pointsr/gaming

One of these guys:

With one of these guys:

Microsoft-branded wireless adapters require almost zero setup on Win 7+. Plug it in, give it a few seconds to find/install the hardware, sync controller, done. (and then you're ready to add up to 3 more controllers, easy peasy)

EDIT: If you're going with wired, get the Xbox One controller. Plugs in with the included microUSB charging cable, detects instantly, bam.

u/the_masked_cabana · 2 pointsr/nes

I never liked the original dpad on the 360 controller. It pretty much ruined fighting games on the Xbox for me. I've always found the best way to test a dpad on an emulator is to boot up Contra and try and hold right/down so your character runs to the right while aiming diagonally down in front of him. If he lays down or just runs to the right, the controller isn't going to work. If you're looking for another Xbox controller you could spend another $40-$50 on an 8-way dpad. I recommend a dualshock 3 (Sony) controller if you have one, as the dpad is far more responsive.

u/DisgruntledBadger · 2 pointsr/StreetFighter

Back to the original point....

The stick can be used on PC fine but you will need to use a 3rd party app like X360CE to map the buttons, alternatively if you are going to just use it on PC, you can buy any xbox 360 stick and it will work out the box.

The problem with the small ones is because they are so light they can just move around and dont give an acurate experience of the full size ones.

If you can stretch to it this Razer Atrox is a bargain at $80.00 as it comes with full sanwa parts the same as the TE2 sticks by Madcatz

u/Lamat · 2 pointsr/Fighters

Are you going to be playing on PC? If so, the Razer Atrox is on sale for 100 dollars right now. It has Sanwa parts (brand name, high quality), easy to mod. It also lets you play on xbox 360, unlike that Carbon.

u/LostRapture · 2 pointsr/thedivision

I use Xbox 360 controller. It works amazing. Most games have it already setup and the keys map as soon as you plug the controller in.
The controller I use. I honestly hate the keyboard/mouse. (will probably get hate for that) but I cant stand them. I have played on consoles only except for the last year or so and I still love the controller.

u/Destillat · 2 pointsr/RocketLeague

If you're doing KBM out of necessity but think you'd be happier playing with a controller, I'd say go controller.

I am 100% on board w/ keyboard but that's because it's how I play games, especially games with driving, unless I absolutely can't for some reason (Super Meatboy was just impossible at some parts for me without a controller, I can play emulators with a keyboard but when you start getting into the Playstation era it gets a bit difficult and less fun).

I choose to not use a controller because I know that A) I will be objectively worse and B) I just like how KBM feels.

It sounds like you might be happier with a controller. I don't know much about the steam controller so I can't really give specific recommendations, but back in the day I bought one of these:

Relatively cheap. This was probably around 2010 and it's still kicking today (admittedly I use mine a lot less than others would).

If you're interested in some of the features that the steam controller can offer via steamplay or whatever its called, I'd say hold out for that.

If you decide to go the keyboard route, mechanical KBs exist for cheaper than what you see on sale from the standard selection RAZER BLACKWIDOW XXX DEATH RGB SLICER TURBOv2 OWNAGE . I use a razer at home and a Rosewill for work, the Razer is nice but it was really indulgent and doesn't add much that the Rosewill doesn't have other than macro keys.

I've also just played on regular old keyboards and they work fine, so barring a mechanism failing (like you've described in your setup) really any keyboard should be about as good as the next.

u/PsychoBoyBlue · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

What are your thoughts on the Xbox One controller and where can you get one that looks that amazing?

I play a lot of twin stick shooters and platformers and my Afterglow 360 controller I got for $20 2 years ago just isn't cutting it anymore.

u/RemoteSenses · 2 pointsr/PS4

I bought these, and replaced them myself. All you need is a small screwdriver and some patience. Carefully take the DS4 apart, get to the joysticks, swap them out, then put it back together - it really is easy.

Just search it on Youtube and you'll get 100 tutorial videos.

u/toekneeg · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Here are replacements. Don't know how to replace them though.

Or I use these grips for my XB1. Had them since day one and my thumb sticks are still new.

u/guinos66 · 2 pointsr/PS4

I ordered some from Amazon. Looks like they'll take a while to get here but I think they are no matter where you get them from. Unless you were talking about Amazon Prime?

u/Recalesce · 2 pointsr/gaming

You can do a few things.

u/wildtypemetroid · 2 pointsr/PS4
u/neubourn · 2 pointsr/PS4

Must be in high demand, only $5 when i bought em. Amazon link ($9). Ebay Links (various prices)

Video showing how to replace them. (Its really simple)

u/SupeDupeCoop · 2 pointsr/PS4Mods

I got mine from Amazon.

u/HellsNels · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Really easy. Tons of youtube tutorials on the subject too. Entire time takes about less than 10 minutes. Scariest part is after removing the back screws, prying the two pieces apart to get to the guts. After that it's two unplugs of ribbon cables, lifting battery, one more PH00 screw, lift board, remove sticks, install new sticks, then reverse process.

Swapped out all my ds4 sticks for Xbox one sticks, and waiting on 2 2000 mAh batteries from Hong Kong to replace the stock batteries. Gonna be sweet.

u/thai_mish · 2 pointsr/PS4

check with /r/ps4mods for any further advice. I switched mine to the OEM Xbox One sticks and love them. They have more grip and feel more sturdy/rigid than the ps4 sticks. I got mine off amazon HERE.

u/Justice_Network · 2 pointsr/Kappa

Neat fact, the thumb sticks on the xbox one and PS4 are the exact same size. You can pull them out and swap them.

In case you want to swap them:

u/BigFletch · 2 pointsr/IAmA
u/Talutha · 2 pointsr/skyrimmods

Getting the touchpad to work with Skyrim is actually really easy. You can use to remap the touchpad to various keyboard inputs. Then I used this mod to change the button mapping to where all of my favorites are on the Dpad with the left bumper as a modifier so you get all 8 favorites accessable. After that, you follow the direction on the mod you linked to allow the keyboard and controller to be usable at the same time. You can't use both mods at the same time because they both edit the same file so you'll need to take the first mod and edit its file with the directions on the second mods page.

What I ended up with is all 8 favorites on the Dpad and I bound the various swipes/actions on the touchpad to keyboard commands.

  • Swipe Up - Perks
  • Swipe Down - Map
  • Swipe Left - Magic
  • Swipe Right - Inventory
  • Left side press - Realistic Needs and Disease status
  • Right Side Press - Frostfall menu
  • Top Press - Weathersense
  • Two finger press - Quicksave(I use this mod for better quick saves)

    After that, I set DS4Windows to use the PS button as a modifier key adding even more buttons to the controller.

  • Swipe Up - Drink from streams
  • Swipe Down - Turn Wearable Lanterns on/off
  • Swipe Left - Skyrim Tycoon Influence
  • Swipe Right - Skyrim Tycoon Supply
  • Left Press - Wearable Lantern Fuel
  • X - ENB Screenshot
  • Square - Uses a macro to open console, Toggle the menus and free cam
  • Triangle - Same as square but pauses the game world with TFC 1
  • Circle - Turns my ENB on and off.

    Works perfectly! The only thing you really have to do is when you are rebinding keys in the DS4Windows program is make sure that the 'Scan Code' box is checked otherwise they don't work in the game for some reason. Also, when you are binding keyboard keys ingame to various mods, your controller still has to be off otherwise the game doesn't pick them up.

    The versatility of the touchpad alone makes the DS4 hands down waaaaay better than the XB1 controller. The only thing I'm missing now is a mod to change all the buttons in SkyUI to the PS4 buttons. The mod on the workshop unfortunately doesn't work anymore. That or a mod for the controller itself to change the buttons to Xbox buttons since I don't use my PS4 all that much.

    Also, I suggest modding your PS4 controller to use Xbox One thumbsticks. They are by far superior and it is actually really easy to do. Both controllers get their thumbsticks from the same manufacturer so they are interchangeable. Here are the thumbsticks I bought off Amazon. And here is a really awesome video showing you how easy it is to do.

    Good luck buddy! If you have any questions feel free to ask and I'll do what I can to help!
u/Bjlewis24 · 2 pointsr/PS4

I ordered these!

Then took the controller apart and then it's just a matter of taking the sticks off and putting the Xbox Ones on! There's several guides on YouTube for how to take apart a ps4 controller and it's a pretty easy process, so if you want to give them a try you should have no trouble!

u/HodorsCousin · 2 pointsr/NHLHUT

I've installed Xbox One thumbsticks on all my controllers and it has made a world of difference! They only take like ~6 min to install!

u/Dmaster223 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Exactly. I've owned it and I think it feels a lot better than the PS4 controller but it's just a matter of preference. I think I am going to get these and fix the dumb thumbsticks on this PS4 controller.

u/iCeCoCaCoLa64 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Dude, my friend plays the shit out of Paragon and he'd love this. Entering.

u/from_the_sidelines · 1 pointr/xbox360

FYI - This remote kind of sucks compared to the original 360 Media Remote. The old one had a dedicated Media Center button and actually had light-up buttons which really came in handy when in a dark room. My old remote is worn out since I use the 360 for all TV and movie watching, so I held out a bit because this new one looked like it might be good. Only good thing about it is that it is sleeker and the buttons are "clicky" with very short travel.

In short, I'd suggest trying to find the old remote at a Gamestop or something since you'll probably be able to get them cheap now. I haven't used any 3rd-party remotes so unfortunately I'm unable to compare in that regard.

u/gefahr · 1 pointr/DoesAnybodyElse

if you don't have one of these, you should consider it.. is a programmable tv/home theater remote too.

u/ender4171 · 1 pointr/pics

Yes the game controller does, but if you get the DVD controller it uses IR and must have line of sight. Why I ask, WHY?

u/leniz · 1 pointr/htpc

I've been using the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote (backlit version) along with the Microsoft IR receiver and it has never failed me. I do remember having to tweak a registry setting to get it to work without installing any other software. Other than that though, it's a perfect HTPC remote for me.

edit:added registry tweak link

u/GTAStunting · 1 pointr/RocketLeague

I'm glad more people know about this, I don't use Playstation controllers but the issue is the same with Xbox One controllers as well and a few 360 controllers. I don't play Rocket League either haha, I actually found about the issue when playing GTA V on PC, and I noticed that I could spin faster on a bike after switching from my Xbox One controller to my 360 controller. If anyone has any information on how to edit the settings for the Xbox One controller to make the range higher I'd really appreciate, because my only option is to use other controllers.

Anyways hopefully I can help you guys out a bit who are looking for a better controller, I've bought both of these 360 controllers and I've noticed the range of motion is a lot higher than the PS4/XB1 controllers. For some reason it seems like 3rd party controllers have a higher range of motion.

Xbox 360 Afterglow Controller

Xbox 360 MadCatz Pro

The Afterglow Controller I have has a higher range than the Madcatz controller but the Madcatz controller is still pretty high. Also keep in mind I've had the Afterglow for about 5 years now, so I doubt they would have made any design changes to mess with the range but it's always possible.

One more thing, I don't really expect an answer from this but does anyone know anything about this controller? I've been wondering how the range is compared to the original Xbox One controller.

u/AH64 · 1 pointr/battlefield3

You're having troulbe turning because you're not supposed to use a mouse to fly. (Even though flying helicopters with a mouse was wonderful in Desert Combat). I've been using this and it's done wonders to my flying.

u/Rhymes03 · 1 pointr/RocketLeague

I've heard nothing but awful things about the steam controllers. Other than that its a personal preference. Im using an afterglow xbox 360 controller and its the best. Plus its only $20 on amazon. As long as you dont mind a wired controller. Here is a link to amazon if its something your interested in. Plus you can chose LED colors.

u/talenklaive · 1 pointr/Steam

I don't know about Playstation controllers, but I use a 3rd party Xbox 360 controller that works well:

If you prefer the feel of the Xbox one controller, they make it as well:

I personally like the Afterglow controllers because they're well built, proportioned correctly, and feel good in the hands. Also, the annoying glow effect can be disabled...there's a button on the back side that changes modes from on constantly, flashing /w rumble, or off completely.

u/FlyingRock · 1 pointr/Games

I play both console and PC, there's serious positives and negatives to both but I want to set a few things straight.

controllers, keep in mind this is the equivalent of buying a mouse and keyboard for PC gaming and Alot of PC gamers own $50+ mice/keyboards.

Yes first party Wireless controllers are $50 new, but they're usually on sale for $40 or less wired are $40 new but again usually on sale, I got mine a few months ago for $25

Also there's some decent enough third party controllers that cost less such as afterglow And some that cost a little more This is Xbox prices mind you, they're the more expensive of the two and there's considerably less third party support on the Xbox


The best (in my opinion) mono set for the Xbox is $10 But usable ones are as cheap as [$5] ( Stereo headsets cost a bit more at $30 and up but thats the same on the PC too.

Also console games drop in price relatively quickly with one exception, the COD series.

Otherwise I agree with you.

u/EasternYugo · 1 pointr/Surface

I was just going to post a question about that. a lot of the controllers are saying Windows XP VISTA and 7 no mention of 8, can it work with 8?

u/clarque_ · 1 pointr/Gaming4Gamers

I own an Afterglow for Xbox 360. It's a pretty good controller, but I don't like the fact that it's smooth plastic. I get sweaty palms when I game a lot and that makes for a slippery controller.

Now I'm using a Steam Controller for all of my PC gaming. I like it, but it definitely took some getting used to.

I'd recommend just buying a wired brand name controller. Everything is plug and play these days, so you'll have no problem setting it up.

u/panxzz · 1 pointr/gaming

Thats the one I picked up for almost half the price of an official microsoft one

u/Merglyn · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Here's a link to the one I use

You do have to manually install the drivers though, so you have to download the regular Xbox controller drivers,

then go into devices on control panel, select the controller, find drivers, then manually find drivers, then you can select from a list of installed drivers (which the Xbox drivers should be included in).

The controller feels like a normal Xbox controller, which is what I'm used to, so I approve.

Hope that helps!

u/Toke_On_420 · 1 pointr/amazon

From what I understand, an exchange has to be for a different version of the same item.

For examp'e, if you bought this xbox controller in black, wireless, you can exchange it for a different color, or a wired one, or a different colored wired one.

I don't have any help pages to back this up, but I am like 90% sure.

u/thao0209 · 1 pointr/pcgamingtechsupport

My coworker uses this one, no battery need. hes a kinda of a tinfoil guy.

u/taylortob · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Do you have a preference for Playstation or Xbox controllers?

For Xbox:

u/theknyte · 1 pointr/pchelp

Xbox 360 wireless controllers don't work that way. The USB port on them are strictly for charging, and not for linking to a console/PC. (Yeah, pretty dumb.) To get a X360 controller to work on PC you need either a real wired controller, or buy the wireless dongle for your PC.

The Xbox One Wireless controllers DO work on PC, by simply plugging a USB cable in.

u/Sieberella · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Very neat contest! Thanks and good luck!

u/ComboBr34k3r · 1 pointr/gaming

Yeah, anything like this will work, just has to be an actual wired controller. Wireless controllers with charge and play cables don't work without the wireless receiver.

u/probablyabadperson · 1 pointr/AskReddit

You just need a wired XBox360 controller.

Check GameStop. I found a used one for $20.

Google: [XBox360 controller driver] once you have it... You are good to go. Many games recognize the controller and even give you tutorials using the gamepad layout. (Dungeon Defenders, On Live games, and more.)

For everything else, get Xpadder (old version free - newest version ~$15) ... you can map any buttons to your gamepad. Really useful for flash games.

u/ferjero989 · 1 pointr/pcgaming

if you want an xbox looking controller.. get an xbox controller. (wired for PC

u/nomemehere · 1 pointr/gaming

Amazon sells a black wired controller for $29.96. I would rather spend a little more for a new controller instead of buying a used, greasy one.

u/SpikeX · 1 pointr/Games

Buy one of these, or one of these with one of these. Nothing beats an Xbox controller.

u/moldyredditor · 1 pointr/badcompany2

Don't know if you knew this or not, but you can get a USB connector to link with a 360 controller, or a controller with a USB cord built in, so that you can play your PC games with a 360 controller.... a buddy of mine does this, can't get used to the kb/mouse combo, but he wants the raw grafical power available on the PC...

Edit: Found This on Amazon

u/flakman · 1 pointr/gaming

Buy one of these. Super Meat Boy plays a lot better on it and it's compatible with lots of other games like the Assassin's Creed series and Arkham Asylum. Easily worth the purchase.

u/takua108 · 1 pointr/gamedev

Dude, just get yourself a wired Xbox 360 controller for thirty bones and play around and see if you can get the controls to work well with it (even if you don't end up doing so, you should probably have a 360 controller if you want to get into XNA development) (I'm thinking some kind of dual-joystick scheme, maybe?). I'll be glad to help you test and make sure it works on a 360 if you do :)

u/CidO807 · 1 pointr/ffxiv

I go with the official microsoft xbox controller. It just works. I tried using drivers/usb/ps3 controller, and I hear the ps4 controller can work over a bluetooth module. However, the 360 controller just works, native, no drivers/software needed.

u/ChemicalArsonist · 1 pointr/funny

Its up to $23 now, but it says its microsoft.


u/Strangledclown · 1 pointr/assassinscreed

My Favorites are the Xbox 360 controller and the Xbox One. Those two work with every game and the buttons show up correctly since both Windows and Xbox are made by Microsoft.

u/TheAppleFreak · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/meeyore · 1 pointr/Bioshock


  • is the xbox360 controller your plugging in a WIRED controller in that it is not battery powered at all? see here. As far as I know a wireless controller plugged into a computer using a battery charger will not work and it must be a wired xbox 360 controller.

  • have you installed the controller driver? see here. From what I remember I had to install a driver before my controller would run.
u/mudo2000 · 1 pointr/PixelBook

This adapter

This controller

Works with any of the GTAs I have (all of them in Play Store -- I'm a sucker for GTA < 4). Also allows you to navigate on the home screen of the Nexus 6p/9 and Pixel phone.

Something like this should work too.

u/mepcotterell · 1 pointr/gaming

Yeah, looks the Amazon price for the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver is $33.99 USD.

Also, Xbox 360 Wired Controller is only $29.99 USD on Amazon.

I know this isn't what you wanted to hear, but it's relevant.

u/eddie0715 · 1 pointr/Nexus7

Well I have heard this true of trying to connect a wireless controller to a PC because microsoft uses proprietary wireless instead of bluetooth. There is an adapter but then you have such a cable mess.

Here is the controller for <$30 on amazon. I am just getting a PS3 controller because of the bluetooth feature.

u/CosmicEngender · 1 pointr/gaming

Personally I thought they were great. Even though I have a 360 controller, I prefer keyboard + mouse for first-person games. Normally I wouldn't think of playing a platformer without a controller, but I found the default controls on PC to work perfectly and I never had a problem with them. That being said, according to this article you can use a 360 controller with the game. Since you have a PS3 I'm not sure you have a 360 controller lying around but if not I heartily recommend picking one up. If you play a lot of PC games, it's the best $30 you'll ever spend.

u/Dmystic · 1 pointr/gaming

Joysticks are actually very responsive.

You get all the same customization options you would have now.
And I've never seen a FPS game that didn't allow you to adjust sensitivity.
The key downside of the Pad is you have less buttons than the keyboard. Usually in an FPS game this means you can't directly select your weapon(like using 1-9 on keyboard)

Honestly the only way to see if you like it is to try it out for yourself.

I recommend getting a 360(wired) pad

Amazon has em cheap it's 30 -40 dollars which shouldn't break your bank too badly and will let you get a feel for pad without the money investment.

the 360 Wired pads work with PC directly(all you need is a driver) and are fairly high quality (except the DPAD) for a relatively low cost.

u/Karmeretrix · 1 pointr/gaming

Well, you can always use this.

u/Pr0xyWash0r · 1 pointr/gaming

how about a 360 controller

u/danielwb · 1 pointr/AskBattlestations


Ripper XXL, it is huge and cheap. Plus, looks good!

>2.0 speakers

KRK Rokit, huge battlestation favorite.


The wired Xbox 360 controller is the best, it's also only $30. I am going to get one eventually.

u/Jack_of_Shadows · 1 pointr/darksouls

If you buy the 'normal' xbox 360 controller (meaning product title does not say 'for windows') you can usually save a couple dollars, and the products are identical. I recommend ordering from amazon

u/PankyDaKing · 1 pointr/MortalKombat

Well yeah just a normal USB xbox controller I use. I think it has to be USB tho, not wireless. Just something like this is fine but I wouldn't buy that exact one because there's probably cheaper

u/DeltaSolly · 1 pointr/darksouls

Alright then. I despise fighting with uncooperative software, so I'll pony up for a new/mostly new wired X360 controller.

Would you say either of these would work? Is one better than the other? I'd be getting the second offer on the one only available from third parties so there wouldn't be a big difference in price.

Really appreciate the help either way.

u/SereneWisdom · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would like to get this from my wishlist. It's not strictly a PC thing but as I don't own a Xbox 360 and I am trying to get into PC gaming, this controller would be helpful. And I'll still be able to use it once I get a new computer next year.

Hello, Goodbye~. And thank you very much!

u/squazify · 1 pointr/pcgaming

This is what I use and it works lovely. It's not third party, so you have that. It works with every game I've tried it on. I use it for platformers and racing games. You mentioned Assassin's Creed which I use it for quite a bit, but you also mentioned cod and BF3. Cod and BF3 shouldn't be used. You won't have a very good response time or accuracy. Chances are you will get trashed by KBM setups on those games.

u/Gammaj4 · 1 pointr/Games

Bam. I just bought this one a few days ago. It works beautifully. It will not auto install, you have to google the drivers, but it's very easy to do, and it'll save you a few bucks over the one with the drivers preloaded. Played Shank, Beat Hazard, Bastion, Jamestown, etc., controller works great, and was autodetected every time.

u/Aemulus · 1 pointr/gamingpc

Ordered this one right here. Thanks for the confirmations, guys. :)

u/gankless · 1 pointr/gaming

I got one this morning here for $15.99. They're out of stock now, and the price has gone up, but you can get some good deals on official Microsoft controllers from Amazon if you're willing to go wired.

u/DJGMac · 1 pointr/xbox360
  1. the screw driver to open the controller, most likely will only be available in a kit: Which can cost from anywhere from $10-$25

  2. The recplacement bumper can be ordered online+ shipping is probably another $5-$10

  3. If you unexperienced with opening technology its going to take another 30 min-1hr of your time (Give or take $5-$10 of minimum wage time depending where you live I guess)

    So that rings up anywhere from $20-$45 (Approximately of course) in Total.


    You could just buy a new controller and save yourself the time...

    Controller Option 1: Pay Retail

    Controller Option 2: ($24.99)

    Controller option 3: (Mixed Prices)

    Controller Option 4: Craiglist

u/The_Classy_Pirate · 1 pointr/AskReddit

No problem man, if you remember the ocean marketing debacle it had to do with the company that ran PR for the Avenger controller. Nothing to do with the Avenger company though.

Found a link for an adapter that should let you use an Xbox controller for ps3

You will have to get a corded 360 controller found here

And if course the Avenger found on their website.

Sorry I couldn't format links, I'm on mobile.

And I almost forgot. Tell your friend good luck on the road to recovery, and to be glad he has a buddy like johngoodmansanus!

u/AdmiralSkippy · 1 pointr/gaming

I do but that doesn't matter since here's which gives me American pricing ( gives Canadian). The controller is $37 on sale from $50. There's some that are less than $30 but they're all on sale. Regular price they're no less than $40 unless you're looking at off brand controllers which are $30 regular price.

u/DTMaster · 1 pointr/GameDeals

I think the better deal is the silver one with charge and play. Here.

u/TankorSmash · 1 pointr/GameDeals

I've had mine since launch, don't use it whatsoever. I plug in my 360 controller to my PC, and I don't use my Steamlink because a) I don't need it at all and b) the minor delay is unbearable for me.

If you don't have a x360 controller, you can get one for 30$ on amazon, but you lose the configuration options you'd get with Steam and it's not wireless.

u/Titan285k · 1 pointr/hardwareswap
u/A_Neaunimes · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace
u/awesome-face · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

How much can your budget stretch? You could cut corners a few places if really wanted to, but let me explain why I chose what I did.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor | $189.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard | $74.99 @ Amazon
Memory | PNY XLR8 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $68.12 @ Amazon
Storage | Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $109.97 @ SuperBiiz
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $53.99 @ B&H
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card | $293.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case | Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case | $44.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $64.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive | Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer | $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) | Purchased For $0.00
Monitor | Acer G237HLbi 60Hz 23.0" Monitor | $129.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard | Logitech K750 Wireless Slim Keyboard | $39.99 @ Amazon
Headphones | Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset | $79.99 @ Amazon
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1167.96
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-01 00:34 EDT-0400 |


The basic standard for a higher end gaming pc these days is a modern i5. Intel’s i5-4440 is the base i5 of their latest CPU release, and will perform excellently.


Gigabyte makes quality pc parts and this mother board has a modern chip set, onboard USB 3.0 headers and six sata 6 Gb/s ports. Besides the sata 6 ports this motherboard isn’t that feature rich, but it is more affordable board and you will be unlikely to use those extra features anyway.


A basic set of 1 x 8GB RAM stick. Nothing to fancy but it should do the job well.


Once you experience a SSD you just can’t bring yourself to continue to let others suffer. The Curial MX100 is a well-reviewed modern SSD that has very good performance. It will make your boot up times super-fast, your OS will feel snappier and anything installed on it will open so much quicker.


1TB should be plenty of space for a good amount of games. But if you find it is not enough, you will have three open sata 6 ports for plenty of expandability.


The R9 290 is the best high end “bang for your buck” card right now. Now you could go with a cheaper R9 290 but it might not have as nice of a cooler on it. Sapphire makes some of the best coolers for AMD cards and should perform great while staying cool and silent.


Corsair knows how to make a good case and the 200R is a great case at a great price.


A well trusted power supply that will be enough to power the thirsty R9 290, plus as an added bonus, it is semi modular!

Optical Drive

Technically it is entirely possible to go without a disk drive now a days, but I think they are nice to have.


I understand that you already have access to an OS so I did not include it in the price.


For 1080p 23” really seems to be the sweet spot, big enough you can see it easily, but small enough that the pixel density isn't to noticeable. One thing to note is that this monitor doesn't have built in speakers, so you would have to use the headphones to hear any audio coming from your pc.


More of a basic keyboard but it is decent (especially for its price)


A solid pair of head phones with a balanced sound signature. They should do well for music and games.

Additional thoughts

The only thing I would really consider "missing" is speakers and some sort of game controller. I especially recommend a game controller if you plan on playing either of the dark souls games. If you happen to have a wired xbox 360 controller you can just download some software and simply plug it into a USB port. Or if you have a wireless receiver you can use wireless controllers as well. If you need speakers and a controller (at this budget) let me know and I will tweak some things. Just so you know a wired controller costs a little over $30 a wired is around $35 but the wireless reciever you will need runs around $11.

Let me know if you have any questions!

u/AndCockGoesTheGun · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

You bought this for $70? Looks like Amazon's selling them new for just under $40. Amazon Canada sells them for $45 CAD (about $32 US)

Do you still want to sell this? Considering the price you paid for it, not sure if you'd want to keep it.

u/Atom_Bomb · 1 pointr/xbox360

not really that great of a deal

  • Controller - $37.34

  • Remote - $16.50

  • HDMI Cable - $4.41

  • 3 Months Gold - $14.98

    Total Cost - $73.72

    Also I didn't look that hard but on most of those I'm sure even better deals could be found. I do see the merit in paying a little extra to get it all in one package and also have the convenience of buying from a store and avoiding the wait for shipping.
u/Symbiocide · 1 pointr/xbox

Wireless is $37.99.


u/MifengNoMai · 1 pointr/Borderlands
Get yourself one of those, you can plug it in to your pc and use it.

As to how you can get used to keyboard and mouse, it's all about practice, you'll get better and better

u/verrius · 1 pointr/Games

Looks like the list price is $50, but Amazon has them for $37

u/SimplePizza · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Destroy the mind of your foes! Crush their dreams and hopes, and ruin their chances at an achievement! :D

Edit: That would be for a gaming contest, I figured I'd put something gaming related up for my link. xD

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/Steam


^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/ProN00b · 1 pointr/gaming

That is only counting Amazon. Lets see what the used controllers are going for at lowest 23$. And as a customer I now have virtually no reason to shop at gamestop because why waste my money when I can use Amazon who is a much better middleman than gamestop? You would go out of business because the competition is making a better offer than you. It only works for gamestop because of low customer knowledge, laziness, and a good chunk of gamers are minors. Though on occasion gamestop will have the better price or close enough to be worth the extra for convenience, but that's rare in my experience.

You don't have to believe, source here It's not as absurd as others said but it's still shows how much Gamestop relies on used games sales.

The video game market is very different from other markets.

u/CheapNuggets · 1 pointr/Rockband

Do I not need the midi adapter I keep seeing listed? It looks like it's for the 360, but I see it posted in the context of xbox one posts.

This one, specifically:

u/HarryPotterRevisited · 1 pointr/GuitarHero

This might be what you're looking for, not sure about the compatibility on guitar hero games though.

u/Flame48 · 1 pointr/Rockband

Just wanna ask since I have no experience with any of this stuff, I would need to buy this + the midi-pro adapter for xbox360 in order to connect an actual electronic drum set to rb4 for xbox one? Or am I not understanding correctly?

u/Ruiner46 · 1 pointr/Rockband

Any legit electronic drum set will come with it's own "brain" with a MIDI output. You can then hook it up to a Rock Band MIDI adapter, the same one used for pro guitar ( I actually built an electronic drumset from used acoustic drums that I found at a pawn shop, and built a Megadrum DIY drum module for it and I have it hooked up to the rock band MIDI adapter. Works great for pro drums and is amazingly fun to play. It's still pretty expensive compared to something like the Ion. If you can piece together an electronic drumset and don't want to shell out the money for a nice brain and aren't able to build something like Megadrum, you can look for a cheaper trigger to MIDI interface to hook up your drum pads.

u/Pandos636 · 1 pointr/Rockband

I'm not on RB4 yet, so someone correct me if my info is outdated. That drum should work just fine. The connector you need is the Rockband MIDI Pro-Adapter found Here for X-box and Here for Playstation. It's pretty much impossible to find the adapter other than online. In addition you will need to purchase a short MIDI to MIDI cable as seen here (these are pretty easy to find at any music store, but you'll pay the usual 400% markup). Total cost is somewhere around $25-$45 to get you up and running.

u/oglopez · 1 pointr/GuitarHero

Whoa! Right on! Thank you! The E-Drums sounds so cool, I'm not sure I'm ready to invest on a whole separate electric kit just yet. I thought I was gonna tinker with the toy set it came with. By any chance, do you know if there are any drum triggers I can apply to an acoustic drum set that can work with the midi controller you mentioned? Or if it can even work this way? Seems a little unorthodox but I also have an acoustic set laying around.

and is this the adapter?

u/fork_paper_plate · 1 pointr/Rockband

for the xbox 360 you can find a ion drum rocker brain on ebay

it would take the input from the intruments like a brain and convert it to an xbox 360 controller.

if your drumset has a midiout then

my drumset doesnt actually have a midiout but has a printer like cable out

but i think it requires a drum brain to work. Like most kits would need, the ion one is a brain of its own and connects directly to the pads.

as I said before i had an ion drum rocker at some point so i just used that brain for my good kit up until i started just playing phase shift on pc.


look at this kit btw

fucking godlike for the price

u/FarticusMaximus · 1 pointr/xboxone

Unfortunately this doesnt:

This was the only way to use a MIDI drumkit (I have a Roland TD9K set) with RockBand. There was an official ION drumkit, but it wasn't great.

u/MrStruggleSnuggle · 1 pointr/xboxone

Yeh would be good. I assume that's what the next game will allow as well as the usual plastic instruments. They already let you plug any midi electric drum kit into the 360 (using an adapter) and use that for the pro drums, which is awesome -

u/Gamesrock22 · 1 pointr/gaming

It's a Yamaha DTXPlorer. I've had this for 5 years, and it's discontinued now. When looking for an E-Kit, be sure to get one that has MIDI out, not just USB-MIDI, for the MIDI Pro Adapter.

u/DDRguy133 · 1 pointr/Rockband

Just want to toss this in here in case you get sick of the project or have issues getting it to work correctly.

Edit: Just remembered that this was wired. Damn.

u/ninjastarz808 · 1 pointr/drums

To get that to work, you need this and this so it only works on the Xbox One version. You can also use a second bass pedal with the stock kit if you want, though none of the current supported songs have fully charted double bass.

u/Vorral · 1 pointr/Rockband

Look for this bad boy, if you’re XB360.
XBox 360 MIDI Adapter

If you’re on PS3, hit this fella up.
PS3 MIDI Adapter

u/suburbiaa · 1 pointr/Rockband

I was excited to order that version (I'm in canada) but I cannot have it shipped to me so I'm stuck with the 100+ version it seems unfortunately. Unless there is another means of purchasing it.

This is what I see btw

u/rudenewb · 1 pointr/Rockband

You need the Rock Band 3 MIDI Pro Adapter plus the PDP Wired Legacy Adapter to use your drum kit with Rock Band on an Xbox One. You also need a MIDI Cable to connect your DM7X drum brain to the the MIDI Pro Adapter.

Here is the MIDI Pro Adapter:

And here is a MIDI Cable you would need:

u/tbonanno · 1 pointr/Rockband

Does this Xbox 360 adapter not work with Xbox One?

u/mdrsharp · 1 pointr/synthesizers

Mad Catz makes a Rockband 3 keyboard controller for the Wii, PS3, XB360.

You can connect any MIDI keyboard or controller to your XB360 with this

u/Vextin · 1 pointr/Rockband

Drum MIDI out to RB3 PRO-adapter to RB4 Legacy Adapter. Or, alternatively, if you have the Rockband IONs, you only need the Legacy Adapter.

u/gamerkim28 · 1 pointr/MvC3

The easiest (and probably cheapest) option would be to get the new 360 controller

If you didn't know, the d-pad can actually transforms from the disc into a traditional plus d-pad. Probably your easiest and cheaper option. If you know who Fanatiq is (a pad player of MvC2 fame), he uses this pad when playing MvC3 and said that he loves it.

If all else fails, I suggest you hit up Tech Talk on SRK. I'm sure someone will have an answer for you there.

u/Zibber · 1 pointr/gaming

I have it and love it. The morphing d-pad isn't that helpful because it is still just a disk that moves the exact same as the normal controller. The main reason I wanted it was for the sticks; instead of the bumps that wear out for grip it has an entire ridge around. They don't wear out and feel much better on my thumbs.

Those worried about price; you can get it on amazon for $45.

u/cybrian · 1 pointr/gamecollecting

Unfortunately this was one of the less attractive official colors, and it was one of the few that came with the upgraded twistable d-pad. Fortunately, a $2 AliExpress shell would make it not look so bad.

I have a silver chrome one myself. Definitely not my favorite controller. I prefer my matte silver with monochrome buttons.

u/jgclark · 1 pointr/gaming

This is the newer model with the improved D-Pad (and the description claims improved shoulder buttons, as well).

I don't think this has a wired variant.

u/step1makeart · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

there is a version with a new dpad, but It's not going to be this cheap

u/Honda_TypeR · 1 pointr/GameDeals

Here is link to the silver one.. you linked black one there

u/Sciar · 1 pointr/SF4

I'm not sure about what you're looking for but I just got that TE within the last week. I know you can get them in stock from Madcatz since that's what I just ordered (Although shipping times take a bit of time, use coupon code CROSSCOUNTER or SRKDOTCOM to save another 10% on their products.

Madcatz official store

Or if you want the RAP I got mine off of Amazon and they're in stock of both models PS3 and Xbox. Free shipping and <$150 price tags.

Other places that seem to be sold out but are worth checking out from time to time.

Canada Joysticks

As I said in the show though, FS's/arcade stick/joysticks aren't necessary. I'll get some footage of the controller player out there to show that it truly is possible.

u/ewic · 1 pointr/gaming

HRAP VX: link

Mad Cats TE. PS3's are in stock, 360's are not. You can also get them from the Mad Catz store online. Link

Finally, if you want both ps3 and 360 capability, you're out of luck for mass-produced sticks. There is the Qanba QRAF, link. They are very nice, and I've seen and played with a couple. I like them.

Finally, there's customs, but those can be upwards of 300 dollars.

u/LamanamanumiReborn · 1 pointr/GameSale

i got one of these

that I'm looking to move.

Let me know if interested and if you are, let me know your zip code so I can come up with a price shipped

u/moo422 · 1 pointr/SF4

I picked on up at an EB Games -- PDP MVC3 Fightpad Pro ($20 for a returned unit). I think the XBOX/Microsoft store also carried them, at around $35 each, wired.

So it's not a d-pad -- it actually has actuators to sense when the analog-like stick has gone past certain activation points (with a click) -- it's actually digital inputs.

I prefer dpads, having played on SNES controllers back on the day -- things like dashing (F,F) motions are harder on this pad, and would be easier on a dpad.

u/Ovis_Cantus · 1 pointr/killerinstinct

HORI Fighting Commander

Mortal Kombat X Pad

PDP Versus (this one isn't actually that good, but it's cheap and easily replaced)

Pad options are fairly limited. You can also just stick with an Xbone/360 pad, which work just as well.

u/Goins2754 · 1 pointr/SF4

Pad recommendations?

I've tried the MadCatz fight pad when I was on PS3 and didn't really like the D-pad. I tried the XBox 360 Versus controller now that I'm on PC and I don't like the joystick on that one, either. I tried the Logitech F310, but I prefer having all 6 face buttons.

The only pad I really like is the Sabrent 12-button controller, but man is the construction on that thing trash! I've gone through two of them in about two months! I can't buy a controller every month. LOL.

I'm looking for a good 6-face button controller for PC. Any help would be much appreciated.

u/Gargenville · 1 pointr/Fighters

This one.

Apparently they only made them for the 360/PS3 though.

u/dafzor · 1 pointr/patientgamers

Be mindful that Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games expect this layout so a SNES controller will not be ideal.

A Sega Saturn Replica Controller or a versus controller might be a better option overall if you want a single controller that's more flexible.

Note: I have never used any of the controllers linked and cannot attest to their quality.

u/swordNbored · 1 pointr/MortalKombat

You can find similar products available for purchase currently. Find something like this in-store and check out the feel of the buttons to see if you like it. If you don't like the left stick, don't worry. The MKX ones are actual Dpads, so as long as you enjoy the feel of the buttons you'll be good to go.

u/DivinityCycle · 1 pointr/emulation

This is the controller you're talking about?

What OS are you using and what driver are you using for the controller?

u/Terazilla · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

XBox controller all the way. 360 or One, doesn't really matter much between them.

Don't go PS4, support is more pain in the assy, and while tons of games have real support for the XBox controller with proper button prompts and stuff, that is not the case for a Playstation controller.

I actually bizarrely like a third party 360 controller made by PowerA called the Pro EX Mini, since it has a post-patent dpad and a nice feel. People probably will think I'm crazy though.

u/NotSoSlenderMan · 1 pointr/xbox360

I bought this controller and I have not had that much play time with it, but so far it seems to be reliable. I wanted a wired controller and could not find a Microsoft one anywhere locally, so I opted for this. Hated doing it at first but it really does feel well made. My only complaint is due to it being slightly smaller, it takes some time to get in the groove. It killed my shooting ability in Call of Duty. For games like Bioshock and Minecraft I didn't really expect anything different. I would always recommend Microsoft controllers first but for an aftermarket it is beyond expectations. Although, due to experience with MadKatz shit, they were very low expectations.

u/Saintwalker · 1 pointr/GirlGamers

I'm not a girl, but a quick google search found me this

u/ForTrading22 · 1 pointr/RocketLeague

This is my 20 second Google clicking the first link. I'm sure there are also better ones

u/trip354 · 1 pointr/darksouls

I just got a controller with a fan in it off amazon, and love it. I was planning on getting a controller just for Dark Souls, but then the Steam summer sale happened...

u/PassionateL0ver · 1 pointr/PS2Cobalt

Best sniper EU.

I recommend this for even better results.

u/ixireveng3ixi · 1 pointr/gaming
u/killfixx · 1 pointr/gaming

I've had both and prefer the xbox controller. I have a musculoskeletal disorder that prevents me from using controllers like the PS4 style with the analog in the middle on the left side.

This is literally the only reason I didn't keep my Steam controller.

I'm still hoping for a new Steam controller that has interchangeable controls, like this from MadCatz.

Unfortunately, they don't. :(

u/Djnuggets · 1 pointr/PS3

I don't know about the quality of these but there are definitely options out there is you search. Here are a few I found.
This one is by Rocketfish
One from Gamestop
A more expesive, but MLG endorsed one. I think I saw this at Gamestop for cheaper too though.
Edit: Fixed the 3rd link.

u/Effex · 1 pointr/SF4

I got this a few days ago and I am very, very satisfied with my purchase.

These are an absolute steal for $100 (even more so if you can find it locally for cheaper as I did) because they use the same components as they do in the TE sticks, which are upwards of $200 on some of them.

The button layout took no more than 15 minutes to get used to, so don't be put off by it if you were used to the American style layout.

u/Cynfidel · 1 pointr/Skullgirls

I can't recommend this stick enough. The art may be terrible (a little time and effort can fix that), and the hardware may not be as good as Sanwa parts, but its definately worth $40.

I'm really hard on mine, and I finally managed to make a button stop working after almost a year of owning it. The best part about it is that you can drop in high-quality Sanwa parts when the stock stuff wears out.

And I have absolutely no idea why the Xbox 360 version is $100. You can get a Soul Calibur V stick (I believe that's the TE) on Amazon for that much.

u/Pvtmiller · 1 pointr/Fighters

This seem like a good thread to mention it that the Madcatz SCV stick is currently on sale for 70$ on amazon. It seems like an absolute steal to me considering it has full sanwa parts.

u/DrStephenFalken · 1 pointr/xbox360

okay thanks for finally explaining that.

With that said you're better off buying a 3rd party controller for the 360 they run the same price as a random USB controller. Often around $15 Another usb controller will have it's own issue. You buy a 3rd party 360 controller you'll be able to use it without an issue on 360 and play PC games with it as well.

u/aidanhoofe · 1 pointr/xbox360

The chances of getting a fake unintentionally are quite low, if you directly from Amazon and check that it says under brand "Microsoft", but id also check the reviews.

There is a good guide on eBay on how to spot the more convincing fakes.

Here are some fakes if you are looking to intentionally buy one: 1 2 3

Amazon US manage to keep sellers from using misleading language in the title, and usually require the seller to put a brand name other than Microsoft at the beginning of the title, unfortunately on the UK site it is more common, as you can see here.

Many modified controllers use fake parts, because the fakes usually have test points that can be used, making it much easier. Often the seller will use a genuine case and a fake circuit board, meaning there is no way to be 100% certain without opening the controller.

Fakes should always feel lighter than a genuine controller, however I once purchased one, where the seller had ripped out the rumble motors and put a ziplock bag of sand in each handle.

u/stupidandroid · 1 pointr/Reds

Most likely will have to go online. this one is a generic one, the actual microsoft ones are a little more expensive. Mine's actually a generic gamestop brand one but it does the trick.

u/venikk · 1 pointr/motorcycles

I've used it in a few other PC games too. Like SBK. Not a big investment really, esp if you have an xbox. I imagine a ps3 controller might work, if those are usb.

u/markowalski · 1 pointr/gaming

PC controller: $10-$20


Or you can splurge and get an official 360 controller

Steam: Great games for under $20

There are also many awesome free games on Steam (TF2, Blacklight, Race Room, Tribes)

u/LemmeBeOnyx · 1 pointr/gaming

Wired Xbox controllers are like $20 (

So thats like $35 which is still less than a brand new controller for either side.

u/ThisdudeisEH · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You can get a 360 knock off for $15

Dragonpad Wired USB Controller (Black) for PC & Xbox 360

u/RummyTummy · 1 pointr/DarkSouls2

Another option is to pick up a generic controller for $15

u/at8mistakes · 1 pointr/gaming

I use one of those for my emulators and some controller games. Mine is actually a better model than that, but they don't seem to carry mine anymore. It's good, not great, but still one of the better handheld controllers available.

u/PepticBurrito · 1 pointr/pcgaming

The 360 wireless adapter made by Microsoft is $20. A brand new 360 wired controller is $25. Maybe $5 is a lot of money to you, but for $5 more you can have another controller that will work with your PC and your XBOX.

u/TBCMLwacki · 1 pointr/blackops2

You do know they sell these?

u/ChuckieFister · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

I've only really had experience with a couple of Hori sticks and the latest Madcatz te, as well as some custom ones I modded. You have a lot more options on PC, but as for quality I'm not really sure. I know there are some Qanba PC sticks for around $80, but I can't vouch for the quality, although the ratings are pretty good on [Amazon] (

The buttons and stick might not be of the greatest quality, but it's a good start and I assume some of the high ratings come from being [easy to mod] ( but for that you'd need to buy new buttons and new stick.

If I were in your position, I'd opt for getting something of decent quality now with the intent to mod it later when you really get a feel for using a stick and get your execution down. And if I didn't want to mod, I'd wait a bit longer or mow a couple lawns and opt for a nice [Hori] [ or a better quality [Qanba] (
Either way, there's still a learning curve when switching peripherals so keep that in mind

u/Intergalactic_Camel · 1 pointr/gameswap

Don't get one of those, those are rather cheap. It will break on you pretty quickly, so save up for something that can take a beating.

That's a good stick, and you can connect to the PS3 & PC as well. Just sell your 3DS and games on craigslist or something. It will get you that much closer.

u/Chounard · 1 pointr/SF4

I bought the Qanba Q4 and I'm really happy with it. (It'll work for PS3 or 360.) Info:

I got mine through Amazon:

u/GeekKingCloud · 1 pointr/ouya

I have a Qanba Q4, which works on PS3, PC, XBox 360 and even the OUYA. It might be a bit too pricey though, if you only want it to play classic games and aren't really into fighting games competitively.

u/PARANOiA_300 · 1 pointr/Skullgirls

as a person who is terrible at fighters as well, I highly recommend getting a stick. It really is a game changer once you figure it out. I can actually combo past 10 hits on a regular basis now!

I use the same one that he does Qanba Q4RAF. I purchased it at the beginning of the month and fell in love with it. It is a little investment, but totally worth it!

u/Holtreich · 1 pointr/SF4

The Hori Real Arcade Pro V3 SA KAI is usually pretty cheap. I own one myself and have seen many tournament players using them in videos. I believe it's all Sanwa parts, just like the Mad Catz TE (which I also own.)

I've started to prefer it over my TE stick, mostly because the foam on the bottom is much more comfortable for people like myself who play with the stick on our laps.

Xbox 360 version on Amazon:

u/Shin_Rekkoha · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

Do any of you guys used the HORI VX-SA Kai as it came out of the box, square gate and all? I had a really cheap 6 button HORI stick as my entry one when I first started using them on 360, then got this one almost immediately after it came out and haven't felt a need to upgrade. I'm considering swapping the buttons out for all black ones but have never even opened it up: I assume it's not hard and hopefully there's no soldering to do.

I see a lot of the fashion flare super sweg m8 ultra TES style w/e sticks and custom art ones... but I'm just a casual over here.

u/Reverend179 · 1 pointr/Fighters

This is what I would suggest. Vewlix style button layout, all sanwa parts, solid and wider than other sticks.

u/Player808 · 1 pointr/StreetFighter
u/GreninjaStar · 1 pointr/dragonballfighterz

The first controller that comes to mind for good D Pads on PC would be the Xbox 360 controller with a transforming D Pad. It's a metal D Pad that has a much better design than the original 360 D Pad (the cross part is a lot more concaved and your thumb more easily slides over it). Also you can twist the D Pad itself to have the corner bits drop away so you just have the cross part of the D Pad that your thumb touches.

At some point I plan on modding my Switch Pro controller like this guy did:

u/mkontrov · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

Thanks for the info! Would be decent? Sadly I live in a pretty small community and I doubt there's much of an FGC presence.

u/SkeptikalAnus · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

whats making you come from pad to stick?

The Hori rap4 is an great choice, the sony venom is good but you may want to mod it a little, some places have been having razor atroxes for sales for around 80-90 and u can buy a converter for 40

u/TweetPoster · 1 pointr/MundoGeek

>2016-07-11 17:33:23 UTC

>Razer Atrox Arcade Stick - XBox 360 ($99.99/50% off)


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u/auggis · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

For PS4 users looking for a higher quality stick but can spend more there is the HORI and for PC and much cheaper is the razer atrox.
PS4: HORI Pro 4 for 239.99
For PC: Razor Atrox Arcade stick for 79.99

u/Firkraag8 · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

Also if you're only playing on PC you probably can't get a better price than this for a premium stick (no, the issues with PS4 prototypes didn't suddenly make this stick bad):

u/AutoModerator · 1 pointr/GameDeals

Charity links:

u/apartofhim · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

I bought a used Madcatz SFIV stick on eBay. It works OK -- I've since bought a second used one and between the two have one that works.

However, not too long ago, Amazon had the Atrox Razer for Xbox 360/PC for just $89.

I've found that my Atrox arcade stick is leaps and bounds a far better product than the Madcatz ones. The Madcatz one just feels cheap: the buttons, the stick, event the base, it just feels cheap.

Compared to the Madcatz, the Atrox is heavier, on all accounts. It's much bigger, the buttons are heavier, and have more push in their depression (albeit much more sensitive than the Madcatz). Just my experience, but I'm always looking for deals on the Atrox to pick up another one.

u/street_fight4r · 1 pointr/StreetFighter

Are you sure? Some people are saying that even the 360 version has a problem: RT and LT buttons don't work. I think that means right trigger and left trigger, so PPP and KKK.

u/RipWitch · 1 pointr/Steam

Most people use TeamSpeak, Skype, or Discord when playing with others

I would get a Xbox controller as most games use it as a base (I use the Xbox 360 Afterglow controller)

Here are the free games I've played. I highly recommend Spooky's Jump Scare Mansion, but all of them are pretty good

If you want to see games I recommend (but aren't free) just tell me =)

u/ZappaKappa · 1 pointr/buildapc

I don't think that PCSX2 and SCPServer are related, since PCSX2 is a PlayStation 2 emulator and SCPServer is a DS4 connector. However, I've read a lot about the usefulness of the PS4 controller for gaming and from what I've read, you're better of using a Xbox controller because microsoft acually supports that. I find it kinda strange that this sub recommended you the PS4 controller since steam doesn't fully support it, while is does support a Xbox controller for most games.

You might want to sell your PS4 controller on Ebay and check if there are any cheap Xbox controllers for sale, or look at some aftermarket controllers like this one

I myself bought the console because I was a peasant and now I just use it for some exclusives and now and then to use the controllers on my pc.

u/OfficialXhil · 1 pointr/gameswap

I have an Afterglow(Blue) Wired Xbox 360 controller that I'd be willing to trade.

Looks like this one

u/newtoday · 1 pointr/PS4

not sure what could be considered non-gaming. but I picked these up and they work great

u/FriendlyLincoln · 1 pointr/PS4Mods

Well I cant promise theyre original, but here is a link.

u/Th4Freak · 1 pointr/vita

Are you talking about these?

u/tehkeemo · 1 pointr/bloodborne

I tried many grips but I wasnt happy with them, so I decided to get these instead - they fit DS4 perfectly fine and I can't recommend them more! They don't slip even in long gaming sessions.

Please be warned, to actually change them for the original ones you need to disassemble the controller first - which causes to loose the warranty.

u/thecolemanation · 1 pointr/PS4

I was reading somewhere that the thumbsticks are the same. You can replace the ones on the PS4 with aftermarket sticks for the XB1.

u/Craysh · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

One of mine has covers. (I just got a second with the Duracell charger)

I actually bought the sticks from amazon:

u/Ajdomo · 1 pointr/PS4Mods

These are the ones i purchased and have been more than pleased.

u/marlow2689 · 1 pointr/PS4

Got them from Amazon, though the particular set is no longer available:

Pretty easy to install. I used to be a computer technician though, so I'm pretty used to taking things apart and putting them back together, so I don't want to encourage it too much if you're new to that. Check videos on youtube.

u/martyjannetty · 1 pointr/PS4

I had the same problem and ordered the Xbox One joysticks off of amazon. It was fairly easy to swap them out, and it has a made a world of difference.

u/Zarile · 1 pointr/PS4

I just purchased these

They are great. Found a good tutorial on youtube and was able to replace them easily. Took about 45 minutes. They fit perfectly for me (others have said they need WD40 to make them feel better).

u/arkangelshadow007 · 1 pointr/diablo3

do you think this unnoficial wired one will work? or the one for xbox one, if im buying originals?

u/kinyutaka · 1 pointr/gaming

How would a battery pack and wireless adapter be cheaper than picking up a RockCandy Wired 360 Controller

u/beyphy · 1 pointr/RocketLeague

I got this on Amazon for around $11. I eventually switched to a much nicer official Xbox controller. But I still have the controller and I used it for a long time.

u/notacute · 0 pointsr/firstworldproblems

Solution: buy an X-Box remote.

u/Wrightboy · 0 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you're after 360 controllers, be sure to use this link instead ಠ_ಠ

u/ImNotATexan · 0 pointsr/gaming
  1. Steam Controller - might be able to maintain some continuity in letting you play mouse-needed games from a controller, but otherwise is a pretty good hybrid that will work for everything and has robust support through Steam, and totally customizable configurations on a per game basis. Also if you have a modern Samsung UHD tv, the Steam Link beta is free (works wonderfully) and the Steam Controller is one of the two controller types it currently supports. $49.99, includes everything needed.

  2. Xbox 360 Controller - Will work on basically every game, but some games - even those with 360 pad support - will be retarded and not recognize it, like Dead Rising 2 Off the Record. Not much to say, it's a great controller. You have to buy the wireless dongle separately, it's usually like $30 for the dongle and at this point I'd say $30 or $40 for the controller.

  3. Xbox One Controller - better than the 360 controller, but, despite natively having drivers in Windows 8 and 10, it has a lot of driver related problems. Does not include accessories - if you have an S type or newer controller, they have Bluetooth support. You can only pair one XB1 controller via Blue Tooth at a time to your PC. Wireless adapter accessory is somewhat unreliable - it may not ever work for you, period, might work fine. Controller - $40 if lucky to $70+. I have 3, got one for free, one with console, paid $60 or so for my Gears 4 limited ed version. Also the battery life is kind of terrible, I'd say 30 hours if you're lucky.

  4. Dual Shock 4 - I have no experience whatsoever with this controller on PC but it does require a separate adapter for wireless. Personally I don't like the feel of it, it's too lightweight when I have used it and the sensor bar seems pointless. It seems like it's probably solid though.

  5. Logitech F310 - Wired but absolutely solid controller, no input delay. The layout is PS2 Dual Shock 2, with Xbox face buttons and PS2 style sticks, but the actual thumbgrips are more like XB360 if I remember right. D-pad is one solid piece like the 360 controller. It will work with literally everything, flawlessly, except games that have hardcoded controls like KOF98 / 2000 etc. The only annoying thing is the xinput/directinput switch is in the place where you would expect the Select button to be on a Dual Shock 2, and the select / start are above that. This can often lead to you changing the input on accident, which will basically screw you in any third person game because both camera and character control will stop working. Also the back of the controller is more angled than the DualShock 2. You should be able to grab one for cheap - they've been around for at least 6 years. Despite the 1 piece d-pad I actually think it does fairly well for fighting games, too. It's well made and can survive a lot of abuse. I've dropped mine, stood on it, dropped it, tossed it, thrown it, yanked it from the USB port on purpose and on accident, and it's in perfect shape still 6 years later.

  6. Logitech F710 - everything above but wireless, maybe a slight input delay, and it also has a vibration switch across from the input select. Different color, 2.4ghz band. $50

    I personally would recommend the F310, if near the PC but the cord is not very long, so more likely the F710, or the 360 controller. I like the XB1 controller but it's battery life is simply unacceptable, and I don't use it enough that I'm willing to consider the sync problems acceptable when I do.
u/Mrsigb · 0 pointsr/Rockband

Rock Band 4 - Legacy Game...

Xbox 360 Rock Band 3 Midi...

These are the two items I have. I have a midi in and out cable connected to the pro adapter. No luck on turning it on though.

u/BoatsandJoes · 0 pointsr/Fighters

I know it sounds crazy, but I've been using the keyboard on PC and it's actually working pretty well. ASD for movement, space for jump, attacks on numpad. It's like a free hitbox alternative, basically.

For console I just bought one of these. It's not that great but they're only 10 dollars. The buttons are great, the stick takes a bit of getting used to and after about a year my last one started flaking out a tiny bit. I can't justify spending $150 for a stick, though. A regular controller isn't that awkward.

u/DuckTapeHero · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Never mind I looked for it and apparently I was smoking crack. The design is different, but there's no mention of the dpad being improved in any way.

And never mind. It looks like this

It doesn't swivel anymore it's straight cardinal direction inputs.

u/GGSkeletor · 0 pointsr/xboxone

Amazon listing

I did the same thing to my DS4. Makes the thing dam near perfect if you ask me.

u/muazcatalyst · 0 pointsr/PS4

If I were you, I'd buy Grip-iT. Though I don't own it, it's a pretty well known thumbstick and serves it purposes.

But if you thought the thumbstick looks like shit, you're not alone. If you know how to, you can buy Xbone's thumbstick, it costs twice as much and you'll have to put in on manually but hot damn it feels, looks and lasts good.

u/RockHardRetard · -1 pointsr/GameDeals
u/brlito · -1 pointsr/toronto, I know people can't go one day without sucking some indie shop's dick but has new for $43+tax and free shipping and sellers starting at $36. Check around your local stores see what the prices are and go from there.

Also doesn't hurt to check a Zellers in your area, they always have super old shit that should have been phased out a long time ago, my girlfriend found a pair of those really nice PSP branded headphones (the new SKU comes with a memory card for $40, fuck that shit), something that's been out of stock everywhere for a long time.

u/hobovision · -1 pointsr/battlefield3

This one.

If you are going to play any flight sims, this one is well rated and looks like it has all the buttons.

u/Fizzwidgy · -1 pointsr/gaming

They make controllers that are flipped anyway, fuck they make them interchangeable now too.

u/bcr0821 · -2 pointsr/TwoBestFriendsPlay

What kind of fight stick do you use? I personally use a Qanba Q4

u/ultimanium · -3 pointsr/gaming

Here is a good one for 30

Bad one for 20

Again, console quality. Consoles are dx9. It's defidently viable. Otherwise, college discounts make windows dirt cheap, and if you get lucky, you may find a windows 7 guy.
Xp is certainly dated, but, this is a 235 dollar build.

u/Crysalim · -3 pointsr/Kappa

The fuck? Why would they do this?

M2K and Armada have seriously lost my respect for letting this happen. They needed to hit up a new sponsor, who then could be properly supported, and their influence in the community would educate other Smash players about what is going on.

It's like everyone is such a goddamn pussy when it comes to leaving EMP. I don't get it.

I bought one of these at Evo: Was a really dinky pad, but fun to mess around with. Pisses me off seeing their name remotely associated with EMP.