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u/mr_roo · 6 pointsr/Games

I wouldn't recommend any traditional gaming headsets, you would do better to get a good pair of headphones and a separate mic. Gaming headsets have good mics, but the speakers are almost always lacking compared to similarly priced headphones.

I've used many headsets from Logitech, Steelseries, Razer, Turtle Beach, and a few other companies, and anything from Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Beyerdynamic, Denon, AKG, or the multitude of quality audiophile manufacturers, will give you far better audio.

Sennheiser makes the only really good headsets in my opinion, the PC350 and PC360, but they are expensive at around $200, and don't sound as good as the HD598's for about the same price.

Steelseries makes okay headsets, but are over priced for the audio quality. The 5Hv2 and 7H are incredibly comfortable, and the Siberia v2 are quite comfy as well (not if you have a large head though, I have 7 7/8 hat size and was fatigued in an hour). Also their build quality is very good. They produce very accurate locational noise, but be warned as Steelseries headsets have no bass at all at the cost of having very clear footstep identification.

I wouldn't even consider Razer products as their build quality is sub-optimal.

Check out: and for all the info you want on good headphones.

Also is a good place to start.

For gaming I use Audio Technica ATH-AD700 and Zalman Zm-Mic1. The AD700's don't have a large bass presence, so bass thumps don't interfere with footsteps and important locational noise (which they produce very accurately). These are by far the most comfortable headphones I have ever had on. The ModMic is also a very good mic option for any headphone.

Do a little research on the audio sub-reddits and you will find the perfect solution for your needs.

u/jojotmagnifficent · 1 pointr/Games

Senheisser is one of the best brands of headphones out there, and HD555's are probably the best bang for buck model they make. The HD595's are better obviously, but the only actual difference is that the 555's have foam inside the cups which muffles the sound a little bit, pull that out and you now have 595's :D The only downside to them is that they don't have an integrated mic. Thats where this little fellow comes in. I've heard it's really good for gaming, not sure if it still holds up well enough for recording though sorry. You should probably read up some reviews to be sure.

Also, don't fall for all that 5.1 and 7.1 headset BS, it's just a gimmick and if anything makes the headset heavier and less comfortable. You hear perfect 3D with only 2 ear holes after all don't you? ;)

Another suggestion is that, unless you are live streaming, it may be better to do any commentary after the fact with a good quality pro mic. Record a rough version as you play and then re-do it afterwards when you have an opportunity to do re-takes and edit stuff.

u/badsectoracula · 8 pointsr/Games

I highly recommend Masters of Doom, it covers the story of John Carmack and John Romero from their pre-id years up until around 2002 or so and goes over the development of early id games like Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake as well as other companies at the time like Apogee/3D Realms and Softdisk and of course Ion Storm, Daikatana and the issues with its development.

If you find that interesting i also recommend Jordan Mechner's Making of Karateka and Making of Prince of Persia. These are unique in that they are the journal that Jordan Mechner kept while making these games (start with the Karateka one, the PoP one continues more or less where the Karateka one ends) back in the 80s and early 90s up until he started working on The Last Express and give a unique look not only at how development was done at the time, but also how a very known at the time publisher - Brøderbund - was running during their later years (which sadly ended up collapsing in the midlate 90s just when The Last Express was released, which ended up with TLE becoming a commercial failure despite the critical praise it had, in large part because the marketing team left the company weeks before the game's release and nobody was around to market it :-P). Also there are several bits about Mechner's attempts on movie writing since that is another passion of his, although that wasn't as successful (he did write the Prince of Persia movie though and was a moderate success).

Another interesting book is Hackers. This is an older book, written in early 80s about the "computer hackers" that influenced modern computing. A large part of the book is about the earlier communities, like those at MIT from where the free software and open source movement began, but there is also a sizeable part about the early days of gaming companies that would later become powerhouses like Sierra and - again - Brøderbund. This last one is very interesting because you can see the shift from the early Brøderbund days in Hackers towards the more boureaucratic and sterile environment in their later days as shown in Mechner's journals. This also makes me curious about their last days and i'd like to see Mechner writing about the development of The Last Express if for no other reason than that.

Finally a book that i also liked a lot, although this one focuses more on a single genre and the games that make it up, is Dungeons and Desktops which focuses on the development of CRPGs from the early attempts at mainframes down to modern RPG games.

Computer and computer gaming history are favorite topics of mine and i tend to buy books about them (and i really like finding common pieces in different books).

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Games

>Stop making shit up. $30 is the high end price for gamepads, you can find them for much cheaper. $60 is the cost of a gaming keyboard or mouse. Not a gamepad.

Less making shit up and more estimating given the range of prices I have seen. I've never seen an xbox-360 or PS3 controller for less than $30.

Wired, new, $49.99 at FutureShop

Refurbished, wired, $34.99 at FutureShop

Wired, $49.60 on sale ($49.99 normal) at

Wired, $39.95 at

Wired, $39.95 at

>Plenty is a bit vague and meaningless. I would posit that the vast majority of PC gamers either have a dedicated gamepad for their PC or swap in a 360 controller (or a PS3 controller with a bit of tweaking).

I would have said the majority, but since there are no actual statistics about it I went with plenty instead because I am not in the business of relying upon anecdotal evidence and lying.

>I personally don't know a single one that doesn't. I was the last adopter of my circle of friends and I became a sworn defender of the gamepad immediately afterwards.

None of my friends have hooked up their xbox controller to their PC. The ones who do have a controller also have a console and just buy console games on that. Few of my online friends have a controller sitting next to their PC. It does depend on what games they buy on PC too though, most of them try to avoid buying bad console ports.

> I couldn't even imagine playing a game like Darksiders with a keyboard + mouse and it's one of the best games I played this generation.

I couldn't couldn't care less about Darksiders to be honest, it doesn't interest me at all. Although it is good to hear that you really enjoyed it :)

>It's incredibly whiny and pathetic to bitch about buying a cheap peripheral to get a quality experience on hundreds of games

Have you ever read your own posts?

>(yes, there are literally hundreds of PC games that have dramatically superior experiences with a gamepad).

There are literally thousands of PC games that don't support controllers and are good games (and quite often are deeper and more complex than most console games).

While there may be hundreds of console ports available, those I have played I've had very few issues with. Some of them have worked extremely well with a keyboard and mouse because the developers actually put some time and effort into the PC port (Mafia II, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Call of Juarez, Borderlands, Bioshock, Hitman: Blood Money, etc).

u/learningcomputer · 21 pointsr/Games

Honestly I think the anger at paying for PS+/XBL Gold is overblown. Compared to the other bills I pay, less than $4/month (or $4.17 for PS+) is practically nothing. If somebody can afford a $300-500 entertainment device, they can afford to pay 1% of that cost once a month.
Sure, it's a cash-grabbing move on the part of MS/Sony, but I want the gaming industry to be profitable for them because I want them to stay in it. I want their investors to look favorably upon Playstation/Xbox and prioritize them. I can afford it, I receive good service in return for my money, and we get new features like "free" games and dedicated cloud servers to keep the paid premium enticing.

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/AtomsAndVoid · 1 pointr/Games

The best recommendation is to go to a store where you can listen to some headphones first-hand.

However, to provide at least a little guidance, you might want to check out the well reviewed Sennheiser 518 headphones. (I'd probably get these myself if I was looking for a good set of headphones under $150).

Also, the Grado SR80i headphones get a lot of recommendations and are in your price range, though some people complain that they're "too bright" (which is an unclear, metaphorical description, but it usually means that there is an emphasis in the high frequencies that can induce auditory fatigue, but others think it's a mark of precision).

Neither of these have microphones. So, you might want to pair them with a Zalman Zm-Mic1, which is cheap and gets pretty good reviews. As an added benefit, using a separate mic will also increase the options you have when considering headphones.

u/Pumatyger · 1 pointr/Games

Travel is a strong motivator to bring some kinda of travel gaming device and I can see a case to be made for the Switch on the go. However, allow me to suggest an alternative...

For 75ish$ you can get a complete Raspberry Pi kit and you could put Retro Pie (/r/RetroPie) on it and play your favorite old games with a bit of DIY?

I carry mine with me and hook it up to hotel TVs all the time. Carry a controller or your favorite fightstick and you are good to roll.

If you want to get crazy with it, you can put a screen on the Pi itself and play on the go with a bit of work.

It's not the most elegant solution, but play a ton of retro games on the go and waiting to see what Nintendo does seems like the better option in my eyes.

u/a_monkie · 0 pointsr/Games

I hope so too. They make many great points in this video too.

personally i think that Playstation has put a large quantity of their resources into streaming, and as soon as they fix the prices they will be the best option in this field. My only problem with it is that we know they will not offer PS4 games on PSNow(although i cant really blame them because that would essentially make the PS4 obsolete) and so as soon as i get my fill of past gen games i will probably unsubscribe.

The thing that i think is being overlooked about this whole streaming situation is the potential the Playstation TV. The potential it shows is huge, yet i never find anyone talking about it. It is a PS Vita that connects to the TV, so you can play Vita games on the TV, it can Remote Play the PS4 and those PS4 games fantastically, and it can also access PSNow. So what you have in the PSTV is a Vita, PS4(provided one is owned and near the PSTV), and it can be a PS1, 2, and 3 all through PSNow. Realle the pomise for the device is really strong.

Oh, and the main reason i want the PS4 streaming part is for the fact that the PS4 can be in one room(for example and office in the basement), and you can stream it's games to the PSTV which can be is, say, the living room. So if you have friends over who want to play PS4 but you dont want to have to move it, just use the PSTV! Also, Sometimes guests might want to play an old game, so you can use the PSTV for that too. Hell, the regular Vita can be remote play the PS4 from an entirely different network, so instead of taking the whole PS4 and shit over to a friends house, you can just take along the little PSTV and have the whole PS4 there. Boom!

Additionally, PSNow is going to work on Sony Bravia TV's, and some other devices as well in the future(here's hoping for phones and tablets as well(where you can connect a controller and use the device as a monitor))

u/Calimariae · 28 pointsr/Games

If you enjoyed this you should read Masters of Doom, or listen to Wil Wheaton's very good reading of it (that's what I did).

It's a very interesting and entertaining book.

You still get a free audiobook when signing up to Audible, right?

u/Noctis_Fox · 6 pointsr/Games

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection


-Metal Gear (1995)
-Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1999)
-Metal Gear Solid (2005)
-Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Substance Edition / HD) (2007 - 2009)
-Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (Subsistence Edition / HD) (1964)
-Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3 Exclusive) (2014)
-Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (1974)

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes / The Phantom Pain are sold separately but aren't PS3 exclusive.

The games here range from 1987 to 2010, sorted by release order. Guns of the Patriots is the finale to the franchise even though Revengeance takes place in 2018 but that title isn't canon.

It took me roughly ~2 weeks to get through all of them. On average, a Metal Gear Solid game takes ~8-12 hours to beat on your first ever run. The first 2 are a bit shorter.


The franchise is a must play. These games started, revolutionized, and essentially built the stealth franchise, with Ground Zeroes being the closest thing we have to a stealth simulator. Also Kojima wrote one of the greatest stories in gaming history.

u/rube · 5 pointsr/Games

Just finished this book, fun, interesting read for a fan of id's games.

I'd also highly recommend the same authors book about Rockstar Games and GTA called Jacked:

For me the GTA book was even more interesting, but it may be because I have such a huge love for their games even today, where as id hasn't been a top developer for me for a while now.

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/Retsam19 · 109 pointsr/Games

As someone who wanted to play PS Vita games but didn't really want to buy a Vita, a Playstation TV turned out to be a good option: it costs like $80 (EDIT: /u/MrRatt points out that it's on sale for $45 on Amazon), and plays Vita games on the TV (using a PS4 controller).

$80 is a bit much if P4G is the only Vita game you want to play, but there are a few other decent Vita games.

EDIT 2: /u/BokuNoPickle rightly points out that the VitaTV doesn't support all PSVita games (particularly those that require the touch screen); /r/VitaTV have a post with resources for figuring out which games will work.

u/SpookyMelon · 2 pointsr/Games

Not USB, but I use a Zalman microphone that just clips onto the headphone cord. It's cheap, and you can use whatever headphones you'd like with it. The sound quality isn't fantastic, but if you aren't doing anything more than talking to people on Skype or something like that, then you're definitely good with this. If you are going to record audio for Youtube/podcast/other, than you'll probably have to invest in a higher quality microphone though.

u/shadowofashadow · 7 pointsr/Games

You should either check out this book or go on youtube and find the short documentary about how ID got started and what they went through to go from Commander Keen all the way up to Quake. They were like the rockstars of software development. It's such a cool story. At one point Carmack gave away a Ferrari he owned at a deathmatch tournament. The guy who won it couldn't afford to get it home so Carmack fronted the bill in cash. This was all money from the shareware model with "extra levels you could buy by faxing in orders and sending in by mail!

I suggest the book for sure though, because it goes into way more detail than you can get from a youtube video.

u/0mni0mni0mni · 1 pointr/Games

I see the logitech one below, but I'll give you another option. I got one of these (although mine is black), and it's worked perfectly and I've had no issues. Search around with those keywords and I'm sure you can find one on sale for <$15.

Edit: To be specific, I got the genuine one, which has the word Microsoft across the top, not Xbox 360. The model # is 1086 if that helps.

u/jasonschreier · 5 pointsr/Games

Thanks. If you liked that story, you'll love the book - it's essentially 10 stories like that, about 10 different games.

Also, assuming based on your username that you're also both a Nets and a Jets fan, I share your misery.

u/OscarExplosion · 5 pointsr/Games

Get the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection for ps3. I'm pretty sure it has every single Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid game within it. I've skipped Metal Gear 1 and 2 (The msx games) and have play Metal Gear Solid 1-4. Play them by order of release.


u/believingunbeliever · 2 pointsr/Games

There's actually 2 games before Metal Gear Solid itself, titled Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2.

I assume that what you're saying is you can source for the other metal gear titles individually and haven't actually bought or played them yet.

You can still find the original PC game on amazon used here

However you're in luck that the legacy edition for PS3 has been announced and is coming in July which collects the original Metal Gear up to Peacewalker Here

There's more in the series that you can find under the metal gear wikipedia article (metal gear acid, rising and some versions that came out on handheld devices)

u/5afe4w0rk · 13 pointsr/Games

Guys, if you're interested in the making of Destiny, or stories like this in general, i encourage you to read Blood, Sweat, and Pixels. It is really good.

u/thomasfrank09 · 2 pointsr/Games

I'm using this controller to play the game, and the experience is fantastic (though it's quite a bit more expensive here than in Japan where I got it).

I have to say - this game is amazing. Very hard, at least for me, but amazing.

u/goldwynnx · 2 pointsr/Games

Have you heard of the Playstation TV yet? While it doesn't have 100% of all the Vita games on there, it is going to be supporting some of the big ones that people want to play (Persona 4).

Full list of games that are supported here. Includes PS1, PSP, and Vita games.

It also has remote play with the PS4, and it's Playstation Now compatible.

For $100, can't really go wrong with all the things it does.

EDIT: I just read the the TLDR part, it sounds like you want it for the portable purposes, so that kind of makes my part pointless, but I'll leave it none the less for people that might be interested.

u/Apollo748 · 6 pointsr/Games

If you're using an emulated wiimote, you need nothing.

If you are using a real, physical wiimote, you will need a sensor bar and a bluetooth dongle.

Most of us recommend the Mayflash Dolphinbar as it combines both into one device.

Update that to the latest firmware to alleviate a burn out problem.

We also support official GC controller adapters (From nintendo) and can emulate those for the most accurate GC controller input (surprisingly enough, we get better analog stick input).

This is also effectively the same as the official GC adapter.

We also support pretty much any GC -> USB adapter as long as it gives some sort of controller interface, but for obvious reasons we try to recommend one or two.

u/kitsovereign · 8 pointsr/Games

There are a few options right now - The Mayflash adapter lets you connect a GCN controller to a Wii remote and have it spoof a Classic Controller. Additionally, the PDP Wired Fight Pad and HORI Battle Pad are Classic Controllers, but modeled after the classic Gamecube controller shape.

There's always the chance that Nintendo will make the GCN adapter work for things other than SSB for Wii U, but I'm not sure I'd hold my breath. Honestly if they just made it work in Wii mode it'd be amazing.

u/SparkyPantsMcGee · -1 pointsr/Games

MGS has always come out on PlayStation platforms first. I know the first one is on PC, and there is a remake made specifically for the GameCube but it started first on PlayStation. Xbox didn't get a version of MGS2 until the Substance releases a year or so later. Until the HD collection 3 was also exclusive to PlayStation I believe.

Back when MGS4 was announced, there were technical reasons why the game was exclusive to the PS3, and I think that still holds true today considering there is an "ultimate" HD collection for PS3 that includes MGS4 and just the normal HD collection for 360 and Vita.

Edit: For those of you curious about what collection I'm talking about, it's this one:

u/driscoll42 · 3 pointsr/Games

I'm not completely sure about mapping the Xbox One controller, the 360 worked very well so I expect the One will work similarly so follow their guide for configuring controllers to set up the inputs for GCN games. For Wii games, you can map all the Wiimote buttons and actions to controllers, however it's really best to buy a DolphinBar and use a real Wiimote to play Wii games.

u/johnnyrd · 3 pointsr/Games

You could emulate them im sure. Or you could get this and run them natively for cheap. I do know P3 emulates almost perfectly with ppsspp if you want to play it on a phone or pc.

u/Kaos047 · 0 pointsr/Games


I just bought this off of amazon:

There are cheaper controllers, but that one comes very highly rated.

That contains everything you need. Just look on the sidebar of the subreddit I linked and it will have step by step instructions on how to load RetroPie on your Raspberry Pi. You will just need to find the Roms, which shouldn't be to difficult if you know where to look.


Edit: Something to note, you can save ~10$ if you want to buy the pieces that come in that kit individually and you dont need something like the HDMI cable, or the micro SD to USB adapter.

u/headphonehalo · 8 pointsr/Games

None, 5.1 and 7.1 headphones are a scam.. or at the very least redundant.

If you have to go for a traditional headset, Sennheiser's usually a good bet.

Otherwise you can just buy a pair of high quality headphones and a clip-on mic like this one:

As long as you avoid koss, bose, logitech, turtlebeach, beats, skullcandy, steelseries, razor and creative, you should be fine. USB headphones are usually pretty bad, as well.

(As for which of these you can use on consoles, I guess that depends on the console.)

u/ido · 1 pointr/Games

> I'd LOVE for someone to write a book about all the dirt from inside that place.

It's your lucky day!

I read it a couple years ago so I don't remember the exact details, but it was a good read.

u/LLJKCicero · 2 pointsr/Games

Buffalo (yes, the router company Buffalo) makes SNES-style controllers for PC, I have four of them and they're extremely high quality. Button action is great, and I'm pretty picky about that.

u/Chalupaca_Bruh · 1 pointr/Games

Okay, so I'm looking at a couple of them on Amazon. This one in particular looks to cover all the basics, but I'm questioning if I should buy the parts all separately. I for sure want the black case. Don't necessarily need the HDMI cable. Everything else looks to be essential. This bundle also looks similar, except with a Samsung MicroSD (which I would think is better).

I'm hoping 32GB would be enough, but again, not entirely sure and I can't speak to the quality of that specific microSD in the bundle. My main concern is not having enough space for N64/PS1 games. I'd use my PS3 controller to start off and eventually buy the Buffalo SNES controller.

u/MartyrXLR · 2 pointsr/Games

I think this is the one I've got.

However, I noticed something weird. When playing it using emulators, the triggers worked. When playing Dead Pixels, the triggers worked.

However, when playing FEAR, the triggers did not work, but all the other buttons did. So. Beats me.

Regardless, it's been a faithful receiver for me and it's been sitting on my desktop for months now with no end in sight. Pretty good purchase.

u/SwinkyMalinky · 1 pointr/Games

I imagine most people would buy something like [this] ( which connects the wiimotes through bluetooth, and emulates the sensor bar.

Other than that, there's configurations for using standard controllers with games like [Super Mario Galaxy] ( Hope that kinda answers that for you...

u/zbludgeon · 9 pointsr/Games

A wired xbox 360 controller works simply by plugging it in on windows 7. On a fresh win7 install windows recognized it right away as an xbox controller. Windows update does have a small driver update for it if you have any issues. Wireless controllers will also work but requires an adapter such as this.

I use it for platformers mainly such as super meatboy as well as snes/nes/ps1/ps2 emulators.


I also prefer the razer version of the controller. It has mechanical switches for the buttons so they feel a bit more crisp and tactile. Imagine a left or right mouse click feel but requiring slightly more pressure.

u/tattool · 2 pointsr/Games

You can get cards in stores like Best Buy & Gamestop. You can also buy an activation code from Amazon

u/proliberate · 6 pointsr/Games

Check out what this user found:

>Heh, you can, actually. Just doing a quick look at Amazon gives all three games for $39.80[1][2][3].

>I'm not sure re the DLC cost, going by this site, Bring Down the Sky was free for PC, Pinnacle Station is $5, Cerebus Network is free (now), Zaeed / Firewalker Pack / Cerebus Assault / Arc Projector / Crash site were free with it, and you'd get the "online pass" thing with purchase so that's free. So total cost is $44.80 for what they're going to sell for $60. That's pretty ballsy.

If that's not ripping buyers off, I'm not sure what is.

u/occamsdisposablerazr · 41 pointsr/Games

The shit that gamers throw at devs on social media is unwarranted, transparency or none. Developers make games, and sometimes those games are good, sometimes they are bad, and sometimes it is or isn't their fault. Regardless, they still deserve to be treated like human beings.

Transparency is great; I love how Blizzard handles OW (that netcode video with the paper cups was awesome), and I think writing like Jason Schreier's Blood, Sweat, and Pixels are really cool and can help people understand the pressure and challenge of making any game, let alone a good one, but really, a lot of gamers need to grow the fuck up.

u/kral2 · 145 pointsr/Games

Heh, you can, actually. Just doing a quick look at Amazon gives all three games for $39.80[1][2][3].

I'm not sure re the DLC cost, going by this site, Bring Down the Sky was free for PC, Pinnacle Station is $5, Cerebus Network is free (now), Zaeed / Firewalker Pack / Cerebus Assault / Arc Projector / Crash site were free with it, and you'd get the "online pass" thing with purchase so that's free. So total cost is $44.80 for what they're going to sell for $60. That's pretty ballsy.

u/runtheplacered · 4 pointsr/Games

$43 on Amazon. Even cheaper on the marketplace. $50 at Gamestop. Not doubting you, but I don't think I've ever seen it go for $100. Maybe they started producing more copies after they noticed a demand, kind like like Xenoblade Chronicles? I don't know.

u/fiwer · 10 pointsr/Games

SNES USB Adapter

Buy one of those and a used ORIGINAL SNES controller (very important, don't use 3rd party crap) in good condition. Costs probably $25 total and there is simply no better controller for pre-N64 consoles than the original SNES.

u/YimYimYimi · 1 pointr/Games

You either need one of these and then use your wireless controllers or get an actual wired controller. Xbox controllers are natively supported by Windows and shouldn't require any extra setup whatsoever as long as the game you're trying to play supports controllers.

u/youhavebeenMARKed · 3 pointsr/Games

Let me start off by saying that I haven't done this yet, I just ordered my wired controller today. But, yes you can connect your xbox controller to your Mac. If you have a wired controller I believe all you need to do is download this driver. For wireless controllers you need one of these for the controller to be recognized, however, I'm not sure if this will work for OSX, but it'll work through bootcamp I'd imagine. Hope this helps in some way!

u/Brak15 · 58 pointsr/Games

If you're interested to learn more about the people behind Doom, I highly recommend Masters of Doom. It's by far one of my favorite non-fiction books.

u/McCubed27388 · 1 pointr/Games

If we throw the issue of gamines that are going to run on it being available on other android devices, it's not so bad.

First off, you can see features like using a micro-SD card instead of proprietary bs like what the Vita uses. (64 GB Announced at $200, 32GB at $85).

Now, a 32GB Micro-SD is going to run you around 20$ and a 64GB Micro-SD around $55

I mean, if you'd like to rationalize the cost there is already 60-150$ cheaper storage.

IIRC, it does have better processing power (Correct me if i'm wrong) than the competition, but IMO it's going to come down to game availability assuming there are no lacks in quality. It does look like nVidia has tried to put as many features as possible into this device, but only time will tell.

u/Fantikerz · 5 pointsr/Games

Agreed, plus the default button mapping is usually the same for controllers across a lot of games. I've found that it makes it easier for me to pick up a game and get going because I don't need to worry about fumbling with new keyboard control mapping.

Amazon link for the lazy.

u/erikb42 · 2 pointsr/Games

Right on man, and these games are very "game-ey" if that makes any sense. Kojima makes very self-aware titles, often 4th wall breaking. I highly recommend a play through of all the games. If you have a PS3, check this set out:

u/MiniPenguino · 82 pointsr/Games

Xbox Live Gold One Year Subscription Right Now;

  • Microsoft: $59.99
  • Amazon: $46.98


    Playstation Plus One Year Subscription Right Now:

  • Sony: $49.99
  • Amazon: $49.99


    Both Amazon sources show a picture of the actual card when the price is in the top right as directed by the respective company.

    Conclusion: Microsoft's Xbox Live is more expensive than Playstation Plus when buying directly from the company, but is less expensive when buying from Amazon and waiting for a sale.
u/lorywindrunner · 1 pointr/Games

Will amazon ship to you? That is where i got mine.

Might have some luck with play-asia or ebay or newegg

u/squidthesid · 1 pointr/Games

You can find a third party one on Amazon for about ten dollars located here. Despite the advertisements, it's NOT by Microsoft though, and it's a rip off brand (although it still works), although user reviews state that it works fine for the most part, albeit with a few issues.

u/Corrinth · 2 pointsr/Games

I'm gonna go with all three. Getting the PS4 at launch, since I pretty much agree with everything you said about the PS3. I started the current-gen with a 360 and didn't get a PS3 until about 18 months ago. Sony does have the best exclusives (for my personal tastes) and they have far better customer service (PS+) so going with the PS4 is a no-brainer for me.

I'm planning on upgrading my PC's GPU shortly after the PS4's launch, from an HD 6850 to a 7970.

I'll pick up the Xbox One eventually but I'm in no hurry on that front.

>More ps4 than pc for me since I don't like playing on mouse or keyboard.

I prefer mouse/keyboard for first person shooters, but I gotta have a controller for racing games and third-person action games.

I just bought this because I picked up some games during the Steam sale that don't work well with mouse/keyboard. Driver: San Francisco in particular. It works really well.

u/soccerfreak2332 · 1 pointr/Games

As for the wireless adapter, it's fairly cheap, about ten dollars. I have one and it's worked great so far.

u/ascagnel · 3 pointsr/Games

You can buy controllers that are almost identical in feel to the original SNES & NES controllers fairly cheaply off of Amazon.

I have this SNES USB wired controller, and there are wireless versions of the SNES, NES, and N64 controllers.

u/KingsBlade · 6 pointsr/Games

I recommend this controller:

It's just as good, if not better than the oem snes controller. The cord is a bit short though(2m iirc) so you may need to buy a usb extension cable.

u/JustLookWhoItIs · 7 pointsr/Games

A quick google search links to Amazon. Shows up as $47.19 for me. Free shipping, too. If you want the instant online code instead of a shipped card, it's $49.79. It's not hard to find them for less than $60.

u/TQQ · 1 pointr/Games

i know this is late, but there are 3rd party adapters in stock on amazon

u/input_cords · 2 pointsr/Games

Perhaps, I'm simply pointing but that starting off in MGS5 would be like reading A Dance with Dragons without reading the first 4 Game of Thrones books.

If you own a PS3 you can get all the games (except AC!D and Portable Ops, both of which aren't really important) in a single package.

u/smiley2billion · 7 pointsr/Games

MS wireless receiver and a 360 controller works well, I have a long HDMI and optical audio to receiver and use my HDTV as a secondary monitor to play all the games on.

u/singularity2030 · 3 pointsr/Games

This is the one I have.

And emulators are on everything now. If you want portable, you can have portable. A RetroPie setup is a good example. I have mine in a tiny NES replicable case. Or I can put them on the tablet I travel with if I want to.

u/Point_Man01 · 4 pointsr/Games

They're both still sold on Amazon, not sure why others are saying pirating is the only option.

Halo 1

Halo 2

Of course i'm not sure how well they'll run and what sort of unofficial fixes/patches you might need to get them playable.

Still, a port of MCC would be amazing.

u/darkstar3333 · 2 pointsr/Games

Instead of buying the adapter from a 3rd party ($22), buy the controller + adapter directly from amazon ($40)

What those people are basically doing is splitting the packages.

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/Greydmiyu · 0 pointsr/Games

Short of a title being exclusive or badly ported no. I used to play certain games on my console because the controller was the better input device (Bastion, for example). Then I got one of these. Now I've picked up almost all of the games from my console on Steam (thank you sales!). The only game I truly miss is Bayonetta. My console wasn't fired up for months. Only reason I started it the other day was to test my new wireless setup for downstairs. I would use it as a media center but I'm not about to pay $20/3 months for access to the internet. I can get a Roku for under $100.

u/stordoff · 2 pointsr/Games

In reality, they are pretty much the same price:

  • 1-year PS Plus [Amazon digital code] - $49.99
  • 1-year Xbox Live Gold [Fulfilled by Amazon] - $51.94

    Even at list price, the different is only $10/year - that hardly qualifies as "criminally overpriced" to me

u/BeBenNova · 7 pointsr/Games

Get yourself this kit

and put Retropie on it

I had plans to buy the Mini NES for my dad's birthday but when i showed him the list he was bummed at how many games we used to own that wasn't on there so it made me look for an alternative, this is probably one of the best decisions i've ever made, this thing kicks ass the only thing it fails to run well that i've tested so far is N64 where there are stuttering issues and awful fps drops but for anything pre-N64 it works like a charm

Scroll at the bottom to see a list of supported systems

u/MrBleah · 58 pointsr/Games

Anything written about Daikatana at this point feels like beating a dead horse. Do we really have to kick Romero over this anymore?

If you want to get what I would consider to be the best summary of this and how it all came around Kushner's book Masters of Doom does a pretty good job of it.

u/Vile2539 · 4 pointsr/Games

Or you could buy it for $60 on Amazon? There are also sure to be better deals in other online stores.

Brick and mortar stores are nearly always more expensive than online, and Steam is also a rip-off for any launch title (only their sales are good).

In Europe, you'll pay €50-60 at launch on Steam/Origin. You can pick up the game on for (usually) €35 max. Even if the game was on Steam, it would be the same price as Origin. That's no justification to pirate it.

u/superhappypuppyroll · 5 pointsr/Games

Good news! Amazon has HR for 16.99 for PC download and it activates on steam! They did have a sale earlier that HR was $10 and I picked it up then, but this isn't a bad deal.

u/Mikinator5 · 7 pointsr/Games

Isn't that just a normal copy of Halo 2 on windows that can still be purchased today? While yes, it would be nice, that is just Nelson showing off how the surface tablet can game. I really doubt Halo will be coming any time soon.

u/RetroEvolute · 0 pointsr/Games

And yes, that one is legitimately from Microsoft and doesn't require jumping through the Device Manager hoops that the knock offs do.

u/xcrowtrobotx · 5 pointsr/Games

360 Wireless Receiver which I've had for years.

EDIT: Changed link to 1st party receiver.

u/iRanch · 4 pointsr/Games

yes, $50.
it is already on amazon

u/nmezib · 1 pointr/Games

Just to be clear, the "Less than $5" per month is most likely taking into account buying a full-years subscription at ~$50, instead of paying month-to-month.

You can get an Xbox Live subscription for exactly $5 per month if you buy a 12-month pass for $60. You can get it cheaper in other places too, like here for under $4/month

u/QuickLightning · 1 pointr/Games

I use this. High quality and very similar to the original SNES controller in feel. Careful, there are a lot of cheapos that look similar to the original SNES but will not last you very long.

u/sealcouch · 2 pointsr/Games

Just keep in mind that it only works with SNS 002 controllers and not SNS 005. I tried a few of them to no avail.

Works beautifully. I wouldn't change a thing about it.

u/SaltTheSnail · 8 pointsr/Games

You can easily find them for cheaper.

u/Greyfeld · 1 pointr/Games

This is the controller I got. I can try turning off the vibration next time I go to play a game, and see how it works.

u/ARKaMAN · 1 pointr/Games

I just use a USB adapter. I think this is the one I got (it was years ago). It works really well, I use it for emulation all the time.

u/20th_LVL_Wizard · 8 pointsr/Games

I've kept my controller budget under $150 via garage sales and Amazon deals.

$15 360 reciever

$20 Dolphin bar

$12 n64 Controllers. These don't have great cable lengths and the analog sticks don't work perfectly, but mapping n64 buttons to a 360 controller was a nightmare. These were worth the hassle and price.

u/anavrintobin · 2 pointsr/Games

You could always get an adapter and use an original snes controller :D

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/croutonZA · 10 pointsr/Games

Looking at how much time and money they put into building their cities throughout the years (this book covers it in detail, but trust me it's a lot) I doubt they'd do it for a $20 expansion.

u/mrkrinkledude · 3 pointsr/Games

I'm surprised nobody mentioned the book, Jacked. It's by the same guy who wrote Master's of Doom. It's a great book and mainly covers the development of GTA up to GTA 4, but also gives a glimpse into the rise of Rockstar. I highly recommend reading it.

Edit: Grammar. I suck.

u/samoht9 · 1 pointr/Games

Amazon has the dongle separately if you already own a wireless 360 controller.


u/BeastKiller450 · 3 pointsr/Games

This has been the price on Amazon for quite some time.

u/FastRedPonyCar · 1 pointr/Games

Not a big deal for me personally. I have yet to play a single MGS game but I've got this headed to my house as soon as it's released.

u/MrRatt · 54 pointsr/Games

The Playstation TV doesn't cost $80 anymore. It's at $45 on Amazon right now.

u/Kairu927 · 6 pointsr/Games

Skip coffee for a couple days and bam, you've got a solid microphone equivalent to those that are installed in many combination headsets.

u/tastywatermelon · 1 pointr/Games

Not sure where you are getting the $15/mo price from

The MSRP is $60 for a 12 month membership and even if you buy in 1 month intervals (which who does....) it's $10.

I agree that PS+ atm will provide more features in terms of gaming, but it's not cheaper.

u/PhilthyRedbeard · 1 pointr/Games

You do realise that the xbox live gold is on a sale and that it's normal retail price is $59.99.

The PS+ however is $10 chaper, providing similar features plus the "Exclusive discounts of 10% - 75% on the PlayStation®Store", "12 Hit games for the PlayStation®3 system and 6 for the PS Vita system" and "New games added to your collection every month". I belive this makes the PS+ more affordable.

Source #1 Source #2

u/Iyagovos · 1 pointr/Games

Adding on to this, Jason Scherier's book, "Blood, Sweat and Pixels" expands on and includes many more of these stories.

u/shigmy · 2 pointsr/Games

A USB port and Windows as far as I know.

Here is the link from my Amazon purchase history for exactly what I am using.

It comes with a USB dongle. Multiple controllers can be used, but I do not know if the stock 360 controller since I don't have a 360 and only have the 1 controller linked.

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/1moe7 · 35 pointsr/Games

If you've never played MGS, this is the way to go, buddy. You won't regret it.

u/Badgerisbest · 2 pointsr/Games

Jacked: The Outlaw Story of GTA

I remember a redditor telling me about it, talks a lot about the media reaction to the game.

u/Merrena · 3 pointsr/Games

How much are you willing to spend?

Currently, I'm using these with this.

u/EskAiP · 1 pointr/Games

this is the one from microsoft

u/Narrative_Causality · 16 pointsr/Games

Alternatively, a wireless 360 controller with wireless adaptor for PC.

u/SpikeX · 1 pointr/Games

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

u/YesOhYes · 51 pointsr/Games

You can already use the wireless Xbox 360 controllers with a PC, you just need the USB wireless receiver

u/CareerRejection · 3 pointsr/Games

iBuffalo is about 5.6 feet (little under 2m) and is about ~$20.

u/Hexxas · -1 pointsr/Games

You can find a lot of cool things on the internet.

u/Sir--Sean-Connery · 5 pointsr/Games

There are wireless ones they are just more expensive.

u/Lansan1ty · 5 pointsr/Games

100% digital, gives code.

u/antisocially_awkward · 3 pointsr/Games

The 32 is $73 on amazon. And if you import it from Japan the 64 is 104.

u/Musika13 · 5 pointsr/Games

Fortunately for you, they're releasing the MGS Legacy collection soon, which includes every major game in the series. You could probably pick it up and finish it by the time MGSV hits. Check it out.

u/Kered13 · 3 pointsr/Games

Mayflash sells a Dolphin bar for use with PCs.

u/RippyZ · 1 pointr/Games

For motion+ games you really need a sensor bar. The bar itself doesn't transfer any data so if you have a wii hooked up near your pc you can just turn the wii on to power the bar and use bluetooth on your pc to sync the wiimote.

I actually use this because I don't want to move my wii u into my room

u/iRawrz · 3 pointsr/Games

Yeah but look at that compared to this.

The last time it was $39.99 was almost 2 years ago. Where as the average of live on amazon is about $46 after 4 years of being tracked. It also shows that live has gone lower than $39.99 many times.

u/EzzOmen · 41 pointsr/Games

If you's havent heard about it, i recommend picking up the book by Kotaku journalist /u/jasonschreier - 'BLOOD, SWEAT AND PIXELS', its available online and has a section all about the origins of Stardew Valley and lots of interesting insight (Such as how Barone learned to fake lighting in his video game due to his lack of knowledge around it)

u/xLimewireX · 8 pointsr/Games

1 long hidden HDMI from my computer to the TV solves the "moving hardware around" problem, and I already own a couple 360 controllers which connect without issue to my PC wirelessly using a $15 dollar adapter

u/JPong · 2 pointsr/Games

$40 for Kingdoms of Amalur and $50 for Mass Effect 3 don't really seem like much of a deal.

edit Added in links.

Their physical editions are much cheaper.

Distributors. This does not make any fucking sense.

u/n0ggy · 7 pointsr/Games

To use a Wireless 360 controller on the PC, you need a Wireless Gaming Receiver.

Even if you used an USB cable on your wireless controller, it wouldn't work. The USB cable only serves for charging the battery. The input signals are wireless only no matter what, and that's why you need the receiver.

I personally use a Wired Controller as player 1, and my roommates use 3 wireless controllers with the receptor. Takes up 2 USB ports.

u/Im-Currently-Working · 1 pointr/Games

I have this USB SNES gamepad.

Came highly recommended on Amazon and it's supposed to work with Retropie no problems. It is a hell of a nice gamepad, so I would rather get it to work than try another one. Like I said, I will probably try the whole thing again soon.

u/delguapo · 1 pointr/Games

Couple notes:

Xbox Live will cost $60 a year. It will be $5 a month for a year contract, which implies that it will be more per month if you don't sign up for a year and pay it all at once. I think Xbox Live is either $9 or $10 if you're only paying for one month.

PS+ is only $50 a year so already $10 cheaper for a year paid all at once.

However, I couldn't find a source on my previous statement. I found one source saying that PS+ costs $10 a month if you pay only monthly and $17.99 for three month increments, though it was stating thats how it is currently. So, I'm not too sure.

u/midsummernightstoker · 5 pointsr/Games

There is an adapter that lets you use gamecube controllers with the Wii U. Still no BC for gamecube games though.

u/agarciamog · 1 pointr/Games

Sorry, dude. You got ripped off. Last week they were on sale for $35. Also about the hardware, no one knows the real world difference, yet, and to be honest if hardware was that important to you, why would you get a console? I just finished building a beast of a PC rig and it puts your specs to shame. PC Master Race signing out.

EDIT: Grammar

u/thelastbaron · 25 pointsr/Games

Yeah I've always remembered it as Quake being id's big arena shooter game and all my experiences with the first two DOOM games were the single player campaign, though that nostalgia is probably filtered a bit because I also played the shit out of DOOM 64. And even reading Masters of Doom I got the sense that the networked component of DOOM was just sorta tacked on at the last minute.

u/Kikjik · 4 pointsr/Games

You in America? If so 50 cents cheaper than it was on Steam, plus it's a steamworks title

(Some people from outside of America get in on amazon deals by changing their address, not sure if there can/will be any punishment for that. I know there was a post a few weeks back about someone being banned from Amazon, but I think it ended up being unrelated)

u/BeazyDoesIt · 0 pointsr/Games

Why are any of you worried about it? Honestly? Go to, order a raspberry pi kit for 65$, install retro pie on it, put every video game ever created up until the PS2 was released and enjoy. I have a 64 meg SD card in mine and I have all systems from atari to PlayStation. Nintendo forces us to pirate their games, its not our fault the CFO didnt take any economic classes in college, but it is what it is. <--- This is how you retro game. Fuck Nintendo.

u/JUST_LEVELED_UP · -3 pointsr/Games

Really, I don't understand the need for both touchpads especially after seeing that joystick on the right side. They probably should have just put a joystick/dpad on the right hand side.

Their dpad would probably suck ass anyway. Their last iteration of the Steam controller had 4 round direction buttons, I fucking puked when I saw that. Not that I would even use a Steam controller for emulation or anything when stuff like this is only $13.

u/Tiger_Millionaire · 4 pointsr/Games

I have one of these:
It works great! You plug it into a Wiimote and then plug a cube controller into it and you're golden. The only downside is you only get one port but it's whatever.
Edit: wrong link

u/FirstTimeWang · 31 pointsr/Games

Xbox 360:

The charging cable only charges the controller. There is no data transfer. No matter what a stripper tells you. You need one of these bad boys. (also available in black.)


I believe you need to download some custom drivers as Sony does not support PC functionality out of the box.

u/The_Dirty_Carl · 3 pointsr/Games

Hell naw. "Gaming" peripherals are notorious for being worse at their pricepoint. If you need a mic, get a modmic or a zm-mic. I have the latter and it works great.

If you're looking for new headphones, head to /r/headphones and /r/HeadphoneAdvice. If you're not a self-identified audiophile, stick to their low-end suggestions. I.E. if you're like me and can't hear the difference between a .mp3 and a lossless format, you don't need to shell out hundreds for a set.

u/Keeelin · 2 pointsr/Games



I am a stupid fucking moron when it comes to tech and and I break nearly everything I touch, and even I was able to get it all set up in an hour's time. You can definitely do it.

u/HappierShibe · 2 pointsr/Games

-Is loads cheaper.
-Supports any display with an HDMI input.
-Can use a regular Dualshock controller.
-Still portable; Basically perfect for business trips.

It's a damned shame retailers were so hellbent on killing the thing.

u/Jebobek · 10 pointsr/Games

Why is this 32gb fucker $69.01 when A Sandisk 32gb costs $18.88?? For Christ's sake Sony you wonder why people aren't buying your vitas and you're making these prices up?

u/cirreus · -3 pointsr/Games

Inconsequential, XBL can be easily found cheaper than $60 USD.

Realistically though you just need to hold out till the end of the month, maybe just pick up a 3 month card instead until most of the juicy E3 details are laid out between Sony & MSFT in June.

Besides the "will it blend?", "can it play games?" questions, the main point of query will be exactly the type of question you asked (trying to justify paying).

Only speculative guesstimates at the moment, but MSFT will likely continue with the subscription model into the next generation (at worst they'll convert MS Points & cancelled subs into Windows Store money for purchase on something else).

u/Squibidyflop · 56 pointsr/Games

I imagine you're already aware of it given your interest, but in case you (or others) aren't Jason Schreier's book Blood, Sweat and Pixels has a whole chapter on Destiny's pre- and post-launch troubles. Schreier's the guy who broke the story on Anthem's awkward development just this week.

u/Riftsaw · 8 pointsr/Games

Alright, here's my take:

FPS, Third-Person Shooters, Racing, Action-Adventure -> Xbox 360 Controller. [For wireless controllers you use this.]

Fighting, Platforming, Beat-em-ups, RPGs -> Playstation 3 controller with motioninjoy drivers. If you want wireless you can grab a Bluetooth Dongle That's the one I use.

I have both controllers, and change them out depending on what game I'm playing. For example, I prefer the 360 controller when I'm playing Darksiders but use the PS3 controller for Devil May Cry.