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u/funwok · 4 pointsr/gaming

Depends on some things.
Do you want virtual 7.1 simulation/EAX support? If yes, a standard Xonar DS soundcard for around 30-40USD will suffice. That will help with some of the more expensive headphones too, which will need a bit of extra power to drive.

Pretty much every gaming headset uses rather cheap mics and so can we. All voip comm will get heavily compressed, be it with TS, skype or ingame voice, so you really don't need a high quality mic for gaming. Many gamers are using a Zalman mic for around 10USD, but any cheap, sturdy clip on mic will do.

This left us with around ~150USD for a good headphone. There are plenty of alternatives in the <150USD range, I can give you a couple of often recommended options.

The favorite right now in hi-fi circles is the ATH-m50 at around 130USD.

A very comfortable pair are the AKG K271MKII at the same price level.

To complete the our maxing out the budget trio we have the Ultrasone HFI-780.

All three have superior drivers with very good sound characteristics, very decent isolation and are fun enough to listen to for gaming, music and movies.

But we don't really have to max out the budget to get superior sound quality. There are some very decent headphones under 100USD too, which can more than compete with any high budget gaming headset.

Some examples: Sony MDRZX700
Creative Aurvana Live, especially for Europeans where the price is better
similar famous like the ATH-M50 are the ATH-AD700. It's a open headphone though, so gone is any decent isolation in exchange for a better soundstage.

I could go on for a bit, but those mentioned above are pretty well known and tested with the hi-fi community. You should find plenty of reviews and user experience for them. While some of them are a bit more analytical than most users are used to, they are all pretty fun and warm and not so boring like traditional studio monitors.

Even if we look at the lower budget gaming headsets <100USD, many without any 7.1 simulation, we can find plenty of better sound headphones, especially if we don't need a soundcard.

u/BangkokPadang · 0 pointsr/gaming

This is absolutely the best way I've found to play most Indie Games like Shovel Knight, Super Meat Boy, VVVVV, etc. I also use this method when emulating NES/Gameboy/SNES/GBA/etc.

I love it. I have 8 SNES controllers stored in zip-lock bags so I'll always have a good gamepad.

This is the best SNES->USB Adapter I've ever used. I tried a couple, and have used one for Wii as well. Every other one I tried but this one had problems. Most only recognized 2 or 3 button presses at a time, and one in particular (the one for wii) seemed to not only have terrible lag, but seemed to miss button presses all the time. It felt like it was maybe only checking for inputs maybe 30 times a second, and if you pushed the button in between when it was "checking" for button presses, it missed it.

This adapter is the Mayflash brand SNES -> USB adapter, and has 2 inputs in one device, so it is perfect even for local multiplayer gaming. I bought mine on for @ $8.00 US, and they seem to sell for @ $12.00 US now. It would honestly be worth $30 or $40 US.

It can be purchased from here.

I use a mac. I dual boot into windows for a few games, but due to the wonderful market GOG and the Humble Bundle have cultivated, most indie games come out for mac. So, I spend 90% of my time in OSX, and do almost 100% of my gaming in OSX as well. (Until the Oculus Rift comes out, anyway ;-p )

If you, too, use a Mac for most of your gaming, then let me introduce you to the greatest thing for setting up awesome, fluid, game controls OSX has to offer. Controller Mate.

Controller Mate allows you to map any USB Device/Keyboard/Midi Device, etc. to any function, in any program, based on any condition. If the function isn't built in, then you can build it using timers, input counters, axis measurements, etc.

For this application I simply remap each input to the corresponding keyboard key, such as up, down, left, and right arrows as well as the A,B,X,Y,L, and R buttons. I map Start to Enter, and Select to Tab.This makes most games show me the correct buttons instead of generic USB terms such as "button 1" or "button 2."

These mappings are also set to only apply when a particular list of programs is running. This allows me to have multiple keyboard mappings for multiple games, and never have to manually switch between them.

I cannot recommend this program enough. It is a must for any mac gamer, and blows any other keyboard remapping programs out of the water.

It is available fromOrdered Bytes' Website for @ $25.00 US. I got my copy on sale a few years ago for $15.00 US, but it is honestly worth double what they charge for it. I have it controlling not only my games but a bunch of software on my system. It is indispensable.

u/Applegravy · 8 pointsr/gaming

that sounds amazing. if only I had such a section at one of my local stores. I'm still missing a few Gamecube games I want very much. part of why I haven't simply found and bought those is because I'd rather not spend more than $30 on a used copy of a 10 year old game. is there anything good in those cabinets?

another note for you, you need a pretty great computer to run Dolphin properly. if I had a dedicated GPU I could do that no problem, but an Intel 2450M with integrated graphics runs Dolphin very slowly. Dolphin is still very bloated, and there's a lot they can probably flatten out as time goes on, but right now, I don't have the power for it. considering that this is a 2 year old computer trying to run something designed for 13 year old hardware, it isn't just my lack of a phenomenal GPU, since Intel Integrated 3000 is comparable to a top of the line Geforce card from about 5 years ago, but as it is right now, you need a beastly computer to run a Gamecube emulator. it isn't that simple for everybody.

the nostalgia factor isn't a problem for me, because with an adapter and one of my many Gamecube controllers, I can map out my stuff the right way and play with the real controller, much like I already do with the N64. with the original controller, the nostalgia is basically the same, without as much hassle in as many ways, and with the ability to play rom hacks. for me, that's a win. that said, I like having the actual hardware as well.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/gaming

> Is there a standard controller that will work? (Would a Playstation controller work?) I would prefer not using only a keyboard.

You'll want this. It comes with the officially licensed Microsoft wireless adapter, which works very well with Windows 7/8- no drivers needed. Also, then you can buy more Xbox wireless controllers and sync them to that adapter for multiplayer gaming, so you're saving USB ports. Here's a list of games that are mostly controller supported on Steam, and here are the full controller support games. Don't be scared off by "partial controller support-" that just means usually you have to still use the mouse or keyboard to get into the game, but once you're playing the controller is all you need.

> Are there many mainstream games for PC that have local split screen multiplayer? (to my understanding local means on the couch on one screen playing with friends) If so, how many can play?

I really have no idea about the mainstream space, but there are a bunch of great indie games that have multiplayer local coop- Spelunky, Sportsfriends, and Castle Crashers to name a few.

> The ideal setup I have in mind is a desktop connected to my HD TV. What would be a good computer... sitrep(?) that could accomplish this?

/r/buildapc and /r/buildapcforme are great resources for information on this kind of thing. Make sure to check out their sidebars for starter FAQs and stuff.

u/azrael6947 · 5 pointsr/gaming

Okay, I'll keep this brief.

You started out good. MGS 3 is the earliest game in the series story wise. On console Ground Zeroes is it's sequel, there is a few handheld titles in between MGS 3 and Ground Zeroes.

In short the story is and SPOILERS-SOMEWHAT in short, about two key groups who endevour to fulfil The Boss' final wish, to have a untied world. The Patriots seek to create this world through control, their enemies seek to create it through freedom.

The Patriots are an example of a shadow government, as they run the USA and control pretty much everything, add WMDs, nanomachines, AI and supersolders as plot points to the entire story, and it makes for one very enjoyable ride.

In their attempts to create the perfect world they embark on a complex cloning program to create the perfect soldier to fullfiil this goal. This is where Solid Snake comes from. Very few characters work directly for The Patriots, many are unknowing agents and the rest are usually unwilling, and are held hostage by some means.

The Metal Gear are a series of bipedial tanks, caipable of launching WMDs from any terrain or fullfilling some over goal such as recon or targeted strikes. In most games the Metal Gear serves as the final boss or close to being the final boss.

In buying Ground Zeroes now you wont miss a hell of a lot, Ocelot appears in it along with Snake. Most of the other characters are from the two handheld games in between MGS3 and MGS5:GZ, those two games are Peace Walker and Portable Ops. You can get every MGS game to date (aside from Portable Ops) in the Legacy Collection:

u/jojotmagnifficent · 3 pointsr/gaming

I recommend getting a good pair of closed stereo Sennhiesers or something similar. Those 5.1 and 7.1 headsets are a gimmick (you hear perfectly fine 3d with only two ear holes don't you?). Couple with them one of those Zalman clip on mics on amazon and you have a sweet gaming setup that's good for music too.

I recommend closed because it gives better isolation (which works both ways, sometimes people don't want to hear what your listening to as well. I remember these and these getting excellent review, although they are both open headphones, so you may want to consider their use environment first. This clip on mic seems to be pretty highly recommended.

u/TriggerOrcutt · 5 pointsr/gaming

I've heard nothing but good reviews on the Zalman zm-mic1 even though it looks and costs nothing like quality. I've also heard several sound samples of it and it does backup the reviews. Then it's just up to finding a good pair of headphones. I'm currently in the market for headphones and a mic aswell but I have a bit of a bigger budget. A lot of people suggest the Audio Technica AD700's but I've seen mixed reviews especially when it comes to the headphones fitting properly. If you decide to go for a regular pc headset where the mic and headphones are attached I suggest you steer clear from the Razer Carcharias, it's what I currently have and the audio leaks into the microphone so people on the other end can hear what I'm listening to at low volume. A friend of mine recently go the Corsair HS1 and it sounds really good according to him, but he hasn't been able to use it's mic yet.(his soundcard is a bit fucky) I don't think you can get a really definite answer to what headphone/mic combo is the best because everyone has their own taste in sound. Just try to avoid any phones that have "gamer" plastered all over the box because they generally won't be good for anything OTHER than games.

As a side note, in the end of my hunt for a good pair I'll be going with the aforementioned Zalman zm-mic1 and a pair of AKG K240 MKII' major attracting point for these headphones for me is that the cable is modular so when I inevitably break it (I have bad luck with headphone cables) I can just swap to the 2nd that's in the box.

u/pak9rabid · 3 pointsr/gaming

Here's my setup:

  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • LibreELEC
  • Kodi Gamestarter addon
  • 8bitdo SFC30 SNES controller(s)

    This allows you to use your Pi not only as a RetroArch machine, but also a general-purpose media center machine running Kodi. Seeing as I have multiple machines like this around the house, I serve up my ROMs and Save Game data off a server via NFS, so that I can play a game on one box, then move to another one and pick up my saved game from there. This is a far better setup than the shit Nintendo is releasing.
u/Brainectomist · 1 pointr/gaming

Don't do it. Get these Sennheisers instead. Better build quality and sound and better mic. Probably not worth $300, but I'd get em for $140. Or look at the Hyper X Cloud for $80 or Hyper X Cloud II's for a little more.. Linus Tech Tips gave really good reviews on them.

Edit: If you ask anyone serious about audio they'll tell you to get nice headphones and a separate mic. I got some Sennheiser 558's for about $100 and a Zalman clip-on mic for ~$8. It's a little more of a hassle dealing with 2 cords, but the sound quality and comfort is awesome. Couldn't be happier.

Edit 2: or just get the A40's. I don't know a whole lot about them, but have read that Sennheisers are superior for sound quality.

u/Kaminoshi · 1 pointr/gaming

These are the headphones I use. They look a little silly, but great sound and extremely comfortable.

I use this microphone for talking. It takes a bit to get it in the right place, but works fine, and is cheap.

So, not incredibly expensive, works well, and is comfortable. Others might have better options, though.

u/CaspianX2 · 6 pointsr/gaming

Yeah, I think I posted 16 links there. For the sake of making things easier for people, I'll reformat them (and include some more):

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (To be released July 9th) - Includes Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition (which includes most of the upgraded features from Subsistence), Metal Gear Solid 4 Trophy Edition Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, voucher codes for Metal Gear Solid 1 and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, 2 Exclusive Ashley Wood Bande Desinee Graphic Novels, and a 100 PG Artbook. Currently listed at $49.96 on Amazon.

God of War Saga Collection - Includes God of War (HD Remaster), God of War II (HD Remaster), God of War III, and God of War: Chains of Olympus (HD Remaster) and God of War: Ghost of Sparta (HD Remaster). Currently listed at $27.99 on Amazon.

Killzone Trilogy Collection - Includes Killzone (HD Remaster), Killzone 2 +all multiplayer maps, and Killzone 3 + all multiplayer maps. Currently listed at $37.74 on Amazon.

Resistance Collection - Includes Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance 2 + Bonus Content, and Resistance 3 + Bonus Content. Currently listed at $34.61 on Amazon.

Assassin's Creed Ezio Trilogy - Includes Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin's Creed Revelations. Currently listed at $29.98 on Amazon.

Jak and Daxter Collection - Includes Jak & Daxter 1, 2, and 3, all remastered in HD. Currently listed at $18.27 on Amazon.

Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection - Includes Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, both remastered in HD. Currently listed at $18.82 on Amazon.

The Sly Collection - Includes the first three Sly Cooper games remastered in HD, plus 3D support for Sly Cooper 3 and new Move-compatible minigames. Currently listed at $21.98 on Amazon.

InFamous Collection - Includes InFamous 1 and 2, inFamous: Festival of Blood, and additional downloadable content. Currently listed at $22.99 on Amazon.

Tomb Raider Trilogy - Includes Tomb Raider: Legend (HD Remaster), Tomb Raider: Anniversary (HD Remaster), and Tomb Raider: Underworld, as well as some avatar stuff and making-of content. Currently listed at $16.74 on Amazon.

Prince of Persia Trilogy - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (HD Remaster), Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (HD Remaster) and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (HD Remaster), with 3D support and better framerates. Currently listed at $16.94 on Amazon.

Splinter Cell Trilogy - Includes Splinter Cell (HD Remaster), Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (HD Remaster) and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (HD Remaster), with support for 3D, better framerates, and enhanced online gameplay. Currently listed at $17.49 on Amazon.

Uncharted Greatest Hits Dual Pack - Includes Uncharted and Uncharted 2: GotY Edition. Currently listed at $28.82 on Amazon.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (To be released September 10) - Includes Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (HD Remaster), Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (HD Remaster), and HD cinematics from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, as well as an artbook for those who pre-order. Currently listed at $39.99 on Amazon.

Ratchet and Clank Collection - Includes Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, all remastered in HD and with 3D support. Currently listed at $25.96 on Amazon.

Journey Collector's Edition - Includes Journey, Flower, and flOw. Currently listed at $24.99 on Amazon.

(Also available on Xbox 360):

Devil May Cry HD Collection - Includes Devil May Cry (HD Remaster), Devil May Cry 2 (HD Remaster), and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition (HD Remaster). Currently listed at $14.96 (for the PS3 version) and $15.62 (for the Xbox 360 version) on Amazon.

Zone of the Enders HD Collection - Includes Zone of the Enders (HD Remaster) and Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner (HD Remaster), both with new opening animations. Currently listed at $29.40 (for the PS3 version) and $25.48 (for the Xbox 360 version) on Amazon.

Mass Effect Trilogy - Includes all three Mass Effect Games (but none of the DLC). Currently listed at $42.48 (For the PS3 version) and $44.97 (for the Xbox 360 version) on Amazon.

There's also the Silent Hill HD Collection, but from everything I hear it is a lazy and sloppy port of the games.

Whew! I swear I am not a shill for Amazon. I just appreciate a good deal when I see it.

u/Joedang100 · 2 pointsr/gaming

There are plenty of game pads available. I use a 360 controller to play side-scrollers, as well as a PS3 controller (this or this), sometimes. Even with the games that "don't support controllers," you can use something like Joy-to-Key. I'll give you a pro tip though, most games that say they don't support controllers do; they just show the chunky name for the input, rather than the nice one. For example, I played Halo: CE with a PS3 controller and Motionjoy. When I assigned the stick controls, Halo accepted them just fine, but instead of saying something like "analog-left," it would say something like "Joy5."

E: One day, when I'm a millionaire, I'll try all the Razer toys and see if there's a happy medium between the control of a mouse and the comfort of a controller. Speaking of mice, if anyone reading this ever switches to PC, I recommend Logitech peripherals.

u/faortiz · 1 pointr/gaming

I purchased two adapters on amazon and here's what I got.

Both are the same, inputs are only for OTHER Wii remote accessories. I'm so frustrated because I was excited to finally use my GC controllers. But anyway, I'm trying to ask for a replacement but Amazon doesn't let me and says it's only for standard refund. DAMMIT.

Has this happened to anyone? How did you handle it? I don't want to pay for returned shipping and I would REALLY like to receive replacements already instead of having to look online again and purchase two more. I didn't even know that they made these? The picture clearly shows a slot for GC controllers. But yeah, all help/advice appreciated.

u/PalebloodSky · 6 pointsr/gaming

Wrote a guide below that will work on PC/phone/tablets that support RetroArch, Windows/Android/etc.:

  1. Create a "ROMs" folder and inside this folder, create a folder for each console (e.g. NES, SNES, Genesis, MAME, N64, Doom, etc.). Place your games in those folders to keep things organized. Note that RetroArch looks for 'No-Intro Collection' roms for auto-scanning and thumbnails.
  2. Install RetroArch on PC via their website or Android via either the website or the Google Play app store.
  3. Run RetroArch. The default interface is very similar to PS3/PS4's XMB ribbon. This can be changed in Settings if you don't like it, but it's quite good. By default RetroArch is controlled via keyboard arrows and z/x for back/enter. It's better to plug-in a USB controller. This is supported out of the box in PC/Android. Good examples are PS3/PS4 or USB SNES controller:
  4. Go to Main > Online Updater: update Core Info, Assets, Autoconfig, Cheats, Databases, Overlays, Cg Shaders, and GLSL.
  5. Main > Online Updater: Core updater. Here is where you add the emulators you'll be using. Use the following: NES "Nestopia", SNES "Snes9x", MD/Genesis "Genesis GX", Arcade "MAME", Doom "prboom", etc.
  6. Settings > Video: HW Bilinear Filtering "off". This really should be off by default so games look authentic.
  7. Settings > OnscreenOverlay: "off". Assuming you're using controller.
  8. Settings > Directory > File Browser Dir: set the folder directory where your "ROMs" folder is located.
  9. Settings > Input: MenuToggleGamepadCombo: Start+Select. This should have been set by default but oh well. This is how you get back to the RetoArch interface when you're playing a game.
  10. Main Menu > Add Content to add your roms. Select the folder for each Core. (e.g. SNES folder.) It'll scan and find all SNES ROMs and add them per core on ribbon to the right. In the end you should have an icon for each console on the ribbon with all the ROMs under it.
  11. Once you have all your console Cores added, you can go to Main > Online Updater: and update thumbnails, this will add all the thumbnails for games if you want them.
  12. Now you should be fully setup and can play all your games to the right on the xmb ribbon. The first time you run a game/rom you'll have to select the Core you downloaded. It'll save that choice. Note that you may have to go into Settings > Input/Controllers and mess slightly with control bindings.
u/MainHaze · 2 pointsr/gaming

An emulator with one of these definitely makes it acceptable. Not quite the same... but pretty damn close!

It amazes me how strong those SNES controllers are. They still work like a charm for me.

u/edhere · 1 pointr/gaming

Congratulations on your 6 months clean! Consider getting PlayStation+ and grabbing the free games every month. If you subscribe before Tuesday when they update with July's games you can grab the June games. I've been having a pretty good time with NBA 2K16. You'll need PS+ if you want to play online anyway. One year is $50 but there are sales sometimes. (You may have gotten a free trial in the box.)

My game recommendation is Rocket League. Lots of fun and endless challenge. Personally, I'm horrible at it but after many hours of play, including lots of frustration, I still have fun (especially playing "Snow Day" where aerials are less important).

u/TemptCiderFan · 1 pointr/gaming

It's the best compromise. Like I said, the Retron 5 technically uses emulation rather than original hardware to power the games, so it's not going to be a totally 1:1 experience when compared to the original hardware. The only difference between this and a Raspberry Pi solution is that you're using your own carts, because you can even get a USB 2-port N64 controller adaptor for like, $20.

To be honest, the only advantage the Retron has is that you get to use your old saves on the carts, but to be honest I'd be leery of doing that these days: We're already well-beyond the average lifespan of the save batteries inside N64 carts, and even the ones which use flash memory instead aren't 100% reliable anymore.

u/wickedcoddah · 5 pointsr/gaming

Parts List:

Power Adapter

Raspberry Pi

USB Super Nintendo Controller (This is the best one I have found so far)

HDMI Cable

WiFi Dongle

Other Items you will need:

USB Keyboard

Monitor or TV with HDMI Support

Now you dont have to use these parts exactly, there are plenty of other parts you can use. I am pretty sure that you can play Roms up to Playstation 1.

There is also a new Raspberry Pi 3 that is compatible with the RetroPie software which has WiFi and Bluetooth integrated into the board.

Helpful Video's to tackle technical issues with your RetroPie:


Almost forgot!

Here is the Case I found on Etsy. There are plenty of other sellers but this guy was great!

u/fraseyboy · 1 pointr/gaming

Beyerdynamic DT880's are great for gaming if you want to go all out, very detailed with extremely accurate imaging, certainly better than any gaming oriented rubbish. Then you could get something like this which clips onto the headphone cable. If the DT880's are out of your league, I heartily recommend the AD700 which have a hugely expansive soundstage which really immerses you in the game. Both of these headphones have the added benefit of being incredible for music too.

u/mangopuncher · 1 pointr/gaming

Yeah, I've messed around a lot with trying to come up with the ideal solutions to emulating various systems with optimal input, and blown through a lot of adapters and such. My recommendation is bad boy along with any used Super Famicom controller or SNES controller which at fair market value is less than $10, so you end up paying around $10 less for a better end result.

u/Unknown9118 · 2 pointsr/gaming

They're pretty easily obtainable and there are several kinds of them.

Back when I was stationed on a ship these were SUPER common, as we only had a couple of public TVs we could use, and hooking up your console to play a single player game was a huge break of our unwritten law, so people would take these with them so they could still play games on days off.

u/LadyDraconian · 1 pointr/gaming

Can I brighten your day here by saying.. There is an attachment you can buy for your wii-mote that will make it gamecube controller adaptable.. If your anything like me it takes a gc controller to play wii games like mario kart.. and classic games like majoras mask and oot. 16 dollars is a cheap price to pay for a more comfortable controller :3.

u/bluestargalaxy4 · 1 pointr/gaming

He's right, that one is the knockoff. If it doesn't say Microsoft on it, it's a fake. This is the real one.

Here's a helpful comment on amazon in the reviews of the fake one by Mark Twain.

Copied if the link dies.

Buyer Beware!! This product is NOT by Microsoft as Advertised!!!

If you have already bought this item skip to `The work around' to get the device to work

My Story:

I purchased this item because my original Microsoft receiver stopped working after the manufacturer's warranty time of 90 days. The device simply was not working one morning. So I searched online for a replacement and thought I was getting the original Microsoft Xbox 360 receiver because it was advertised that way. Unfortunately the product did not work right off so I had to contact Microsoft gaming for support. Then after trial and error we discovered that Microsoft did not produce this rip off of their product.

So how can I prove this? Well first off the pic #2 and #3 are legit. but the 1st pic if the rip off. Microsoft NEVER prints the Words "Xbox 360" without first printing "Microsoft" to read "Microsoft Xbox 360." Behind the word Microsoft there will be an 'R' in a circle and behind the words Xbox 360 will be a small 'TM.' This product came with a receiver and packaging that looks VERY similar to the real one but it is not.

So that's the bad news, but there is good news too........

The good news is, that this product does still work. I have now had mine for way longer than the original Microsoft version, and it still works with everyday usage. (Originally ordered in Feb. 2010 and it is now July 2010)
However the installation was not as simple as the real one. They send the receiver with a driver disk that doesn't work at all with common Operating Systems or OS.

The work around:

Is to use your common driver by Microsoft already installed on your Windows or Vista Disk Drivers area and install the driver manually. Unfortunately this also means you have to reinstall the driver each time you unplug it.

Go to:
Start Menu and open Control panel

Then open
'Hardware and Sound' from control panel for Windows users
for vista users
select 'Additional options'
then from the left hand side open 'Hardware and Sound'.

Then open Device Manager for windows or Vista

Then click on the "Unknown Driver"

Then click on search for additional options and manually install the driver yourself

Then select the 'Microsoft Common Controller for Windows class'

Then it will give a list of drivers for you...... pick the one from Feb of 2007 and install that one.

Then you are good to go and able to play the games you want using your Xbox360 controller.

u/ultimanium · 1 pointr/gaming

Well, for a good cheap headset, the logitech g330 is great. However, going above that, headphones+mic is better combo. An ad700 and this mic should be under 100.

Headsets break easier than headphones and mic, because if one breaks, the whole thing is done. Also, often times headsets have worse wiring, and are lower quality soundwise for the price. Also, beware headphones that shove 6 phones into one earpiece for surround sound, as that means they only had 1/6 to spend on the driver. Aside from lower quality speakers, you can't even tell the surround effect because of the closeness of the speakers. Good simulation, which most games now have, and can be done with a cheap soundcard like the xonar dg, will give a better effect.

u/Efflux · 3 pointsr/gaming

If you want a nice USB surround sound one, get this one Logitech G35. I personally vouch for it, others do as well.

If you want one with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, these are nice Steel Series Siberia.

A lot of people will tell you to go with a non-gamer headphone and a clip mic. As you get a bit more bang for your buck.

This is all according to preference though. My preference is in the order I listed, the surround sound is quite impressive. Hope this helps.

u/5k3k73k · 6 pointsr/gaming

A RetroPie is a better value. It can play thousands of Atari, NES, SNES, N64, PS1, Amiga, and Dreamcast games. Many games are Netplay capable; you can play Mario Kart 64 with someone on the opposite end of the country!
After you get it configured it is just plug and play. Even includes box art, descriptions, and ratings.

RetroPie : $0

Raspberry Pi 3: $36

Power supply : $10 (or use a spare cell phone charger)

SD Card: $10

Wired SNES controller: $12

Bluetooth SNES/NES/Analog contoller: $37 (optional)

Raspberry Pi case: $7

3D printable NES Raspberry Pi case: $0

3D printable SNES Raspberry Pi case: $0

Total: $75 ($48 if you can print your own case and use your own charger and SD card.)

u/Namaztak · 1 pointr/gaming

I've been using this headset (Logitech G35) for a while now.

Sturdy, clear sounding as far as I know, and surround sounds great in-game. The mute button, the volume control and the media controls are all nice and on your head, so you don't have to fumble around with your wire any time you want to mute yourself or change a song.

The only issue with the media control buttons is that they can't be rebound to more useful things.

If you're looking for something a bit cheaper, and don't mind going analog, as opposed to USB, I use these headphones (Razer Orca) for listening to music, and I've seen this clip-on mic recommended in other threads.

Used in conjunction, those two are supposedly crazy good for the money.

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/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/TriplePlay2425 · 1 pointr/gaming

It's MGS2, 3, 4, and Peace Walker bundled on the disc. It is the same HD remakes as the ones on the MGS HD Collection that they released a while back, but this includes MGS4 (which is the same as the normal version of MGS4). They also give you a PSN download code for MGS1 (and the MGS VR Missions), which is not an HD remake or anything. It also has Metal Gear 1 and Metal Gear 2 that you may access from MGS3's menu. I think it comes with some bonus material like an art book and stuff like that.

Note: this is available for PS3-only though, since MGS4 has not been re-made for any other platforms.

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/jmf145 · 2 pointsr/gaming

I personally prefer the Xbox 360 wireless receiver + 360 controller. The "main" analog stick is in the spot were your thumbs naturally rest and I also like the fact that when I have my friends over I don't need 3 other USB controllers, they can bring their own 360 ones. I use this layout most of the time I play. I find it to the be the best compromise seeing as you can access to the all the c-buttons from the "c-stick" and you can quick access to the two more important c-buttons from Y and B. In Zelda, did you ever set an often used item to the right c-button? I never did, because it took longer press it.

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/elo228 · 1 pointr/gaming

there is adaptors that you can buy, most people don't like them, and the truth is that it only takes a few days to start getting good with a controller.

I was never as good with a K/M when I used to play CS 1.6, and i played it for a long time.

But Check this adapter out it has some pretty good reviews and for the price of a controller it might be the thing just for you.

u/TheSnowNinja · 3 pointsr/gaming

> but it's more satisfying to have the original controller in your hand

This is close.

This is for the purest that uses emulators.

I'd probably play old games on emulators or something these days. I still have my old SNES, but the place where the adapter plugs in is broken, so the power cuts out randomly.

I keep it for nostalgia. I think it's fun to keep some of my old toys.

u/BrownNote · 1 pointr/gaming

What I use to really relive my childhood is an N64 to USB adapter. You can get them for $12 on Amazon. The one I linked is the one I use and it works perfectly. It supports two controllers, so you can play with a friend or buy a second one to get a 4 player game going. If you still have your old N64 controllers, that's all you need.

u/zherok · 1 pointr/gaming

Wireless 360 controllers work too, but you need a special dongle to pull it off.

They also don't work as wired devices if the cord is plugged in, they only receive a charge from it.

But the wired ones work perfectly fine out of the box, and 360 controllers are more or less the de facto PC standard for game controllers.

u/K0rin · 2 pointsr/gaming

Don't buy a headset, you can buy a very nice pair of headphones and a microphone for about the same price. I'm impartial to Audio-Technia's ATH-M50s closed dynamic phones, but if you prefer open, ATH-AD700s are also excellent, then just buy a cheap mic like this one.

u/TheBossMan5000 · 2 pointsr/gaming

It's an all in one, miniature computer, can do a lot of things, but it's most popular application is a piece of software called "RetroPie" that's basically an emulator for any game system you want up to about the gamecube era.

This kit would give you everything you need, it does take probably an evening of installing and setting up ROMs in retropie, but the value FAR exceeds your NES Classic, I have 8000 NES Games on mine, lol

u/Dusk777 · 2 pointsr/gaming

Sounds like his mic is the main problem. I too was looking for a new headset recently. A friend asked if I had any decent headphones, which I did (sennheiser hd 25's) so he suggested just getting this mic:
and tbh it's the best mic i have ever used, i was even sitting on it the other day after it came unclipped and everyone could still hear me.
So for about ten bucks you can get him that mic, and then he can go get a decent set of headphones, maybe:
This will be the cheapest way to get a REALLY good headset setup. Gaming specific headsets cost a lot for a decent one.

u/mentobros · 10 pointsr/gaming

Well the control panel he used is this but you could build your own control panel for cheaper by using one of these. If you wanted to only run MAME games then you could easily get by with a Raspberry Pi. Next you want the actual cabinet... There are a few routes you can go. You could buy a kit, you could buy some sheets of plywood and build one yourself using these plans, OR if you're lucky you could find an old broken arcade cabinet on craigslist for super cheap. Once you do all of that you'll have to get the software running on the raspberry pi. So going back on the cost... You could spend anywhere from $500 to $3000 all depending on the specifications you want.

Source: Built one myself

u/sekazi · 2 pointsr/gaming

You can make the USB clones great by getting a real SNES controller and swapping the shells and button pads over to the USB one. I like wireless so I always recommend the 8Bitdo controllers. SNES30 and SFC30.

Edit: If you do not want to go that route I recommend the iBuffalo USB one as that feels as good as the real controller.

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/wolfanotaku · 2 pointsr/gaming

I would play them in release order, it gives a good feeling for how the game has progressed over the years.

You can get really cheap like $10 USB controllers. Like This for example, and that will solve your controller issue.

u/twelveoclock · 2 pointsr/gaming

Do not buy "gaming" headsets. They generally have low quality sound for their price. Instead, buy a real headphone (like the ATH-700s), and buy a clip on mic. This way you'll have an entry-level audiophile headphone that you'll enjoy much more. The only downside to this is that the clip on mic has to wrap around the headphone's wires, which makes it bit clunky. However, it's well worth it.

Edit: I actually use Sennheiser HD 555s but those are more pricy than what you were looking at. However, if you can afford them, the 555s are well worth it. They are the most comfortable headphones I've ever used.

u/amperages · 1 pointr/gaming

I've done the same thing with my PC. The cable in the picture is ONLY for charging. You need the wireless adapter shown here:

You will more than likely need to manually install the driver for the controller. You can do that with the following guide:

What I had to do on Windows 7 was "Install New Hardware", Find the device manually (Was under "Game Controllers?" > Microsoft > XBOX 360 Controller, etc.

Afterwards everything worked fine and I can happily play Super Meat Boy on my big screen.

u/Z3ppelinDude93 · 3 pointsr/gaming

Some context - I was at Starbucks to meet up with a few old friends last night, and noticed this guy gaming in the corner when I came in. We were there for about two hours and he was still going strong when we left. He was running a PS4 in what looked like a GAEMS case, and although I couldn't make out what game he was playing, I did notice him put on Straight Outta Compton from the media player.

u/Failcake · 1 pointr/gaming

I bought one of these for fun, and ended up setting all of the key binds so that I could play it with the controller vertical and hold it in one hand while I played through Phoenix Wright on a DS emulator (which doesn't require too much key interaction to begin with).

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/MongoloidEsquire · 1 pointr/gaming

>$100 over 7+ years?

Yes, Xbox One is initially $100 more than the PS4. The current generation of consoles came out 7 years prior to the upcoming generation, so it's fair to believe that these consoles will have a similar lifespan. Hence, $100 isn't really that important at the end of the day.

>just like XBONE requires XBox live to play online... and it's more expensive.

I'd wait and see on that. Official pricing hasn't been announced for either console.

>XBox Live is $60 a year for Gold. PSN+ is $39 a year and includes a lot more than Gold offers.

You're assuming quite a bit. They said less than $5 a month for PSN+ on PS4, that leaves a lot of wiggle room. It could $4.99 for all we know, making it the same price as XBL Gold. Also, I don't know where you got that $39 annual subscription fee figure from, as it's selling for $50 on Amazon. I'm sure you can get it for $39 annually, but there are deals available for XBL Gold too, so that really isn't fair to compare the MSRP with a promotion.

>They'll be left out in that PS4 is obviously going to win this console war

lol I had no idea you had the ability to see into the future.

>so they'll have less people to play with

Oh! Wait no that's wrong.

Amazon’s Xbox One preorders almost sell out after just four hours

Xbox One tops Most Wished For Video Games list

>and they'll be paying more for the console and for the online play.

Again, if you have even an incredibly shitty job, $100 isn't really a very sizable amount of money. If you include the cost of the PS Eye ($60), it's only $40 more. And again, that remains to be seen in regards to online fees, but again, the price difference is likely to be negligible (at least if you have any sort of disposable income whatsoever.)

u/Cubelord · 6 pointsr/gaming

They also sell a little wireless adapter so you can use the controllers you already have. This is what I use to play many games on my PC.

There are also playstation controllers that will work the same - and several third party companies make functional gamepads.

All the glory of PC Skyrim + mods from the comfort of your couch/armchair/bed!

u/Meallus · 1 pointr/gaming

I know for a fact there is a way to do this though iirc the article about it said you would probably get better results with a controller since the PS3 version is designed for use with a gamepad. I'll see if I can dig up that article, if I can I'll edit this and post the link.

Edit: Found a couple of threads about it on COD forums and most of them agree that the "best" way to do this is use one of these. Heres hoping that helps!

u/d4nm3d · 1 pointr/gaming

There all ready are...

My amazing Googling skills have turned up this extremely illusive piece of hardware right in the top result!!

I bet if i changed my search a little i could find one for the PS3 too... let's see..

OMG.. yes it does :

u/loophole64 · 1 pointr/gaming

Nope, I'm talking about the original controllers for the NES and Super Nintendo.
SNES Controller:
You'd probably find one cheaper on ebay or craigslist. $16 is totally worth it to me though.
USB Adapter:
I've had a couple different brands of these adapters and this one has held up much better than the others. Also $16 ish.

u/shajee123 · -2 pointsr/gaming

Xbox live is 47$ not 60. Also, it, like plus, offers things like discounts and free games. Also, from my personal experience, I found the quality of Xbox live online multiplayer way better than psn online multiplayer.

u/xylotism · 4 pointsr/gaming

I use one of these with my Xbox 360 controller.

Most games (pretty much any game you could get for a 360, and more) support the 360 controller, they change the onscreen buttons and everything, so it's like paying $20 to play Xbox 360 games on your computer. Pretty good deal imo.

u/Vidyogamasta · 21 pointsr/gaming

If it's about the controller, I'm sure there are adapters to USB for pretty much anything. SNES, NES, Playstation. Of course these are of varying quality since I just pulled the first thing I found, but it's not too hard to adapt the most nostalgic part of the hardware to work with modern equipment.

And with something like the NES/SNES classic, the rest of it is exactly like an emulator. No cartridges or anything, just a ROM library that you choose from. The UI for game selection is going to be marginally better than an emulator would be, but that's about it.

u/Ryz999 · -1 pointsr/gaming

You can try this but I prefer a controller, so I couldn't tell you if it's any good. The reviews are pretty solid though.

u/chriskmee · 2 pointsr/gaming

Just go to Amazon and buy one of the "cards" using your credit card. I think they just give you the key and don't ship you anything, so all you have to do is redeem the key on your PS3 and you are done. Takes a couple minutes. It may not be as convenient as just renewing through the PS3, but I think its the best alternative.

Link to Amazon page

u/Mocha_Bean · -1 pointsr/gaming

>There are plenty of great laptops with dedicated graphics cards for the same price or less than the cost of this contraption


The "contraption" is $350 and the PS4 is also $350.

Find me a new laptop for $700 or less that has a dedicated GPU meeting or exceeding the PS4's.

u/Shockum · 1 pointr/gaming

The revamped graphics make things sharper and cutscenes just look great, one could say "movie-esque". Here's an old comparison video. I didn't notice that much difference in MGS, like I did in MGS2.

Gameplay was still the same from before.

Just to be clear, the collection I'm referring to is the Legacy not the HD Collection.

If anything, I'd recommend the Legacy pack. Sure, it's the HD Collection (for the most part). But, it adds in MGS4, MGS, MGS VR Missions. At $50, it's a steal.

u/zombicidalscientist · 1 pointr/gaming

Buy something like this:

There are cheaper receivers available but those are almost always cheap knock-off versions of the official receivers.

Microsoft stopped selling individual receivers and now force you to buy a receiver+controller bundle if you want to get an official receiver. Otherwise you can buy from a reseller like the one I linked who seem to buy the bundle, split it up, and sell the two pieces individually.

All of that annoying shit aside I'm really happy with my receiver. I had a bunch of friends over and I was able to connect four controllers at once which lets you do some fun stuff on various emulators.

u/CakeMagic · 2 pointsr/gaming

100 USD budget for a headset with build in mic, then definitely Kingston HyperX Cloud II.

Absolutely no challenge, there are hardly any other (if any) headset out there that can beat it in its quality (and comfort) for that price.

Alternatively, it's also possible to buy a good headphones without mic and just buy Zalman ZM-MIC 1 to clip the mic on the headphone wire. The mic quality of a separate mic is better than the HyperX Cloud II build in one, but you'd be sacrificing comfort for quality.

If you opt for the HyperX Cloud II, make sure you get the right version. There is a 'Core', 'I' and 'II' version. II being the more expensive one (and 'better' one).

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/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/gmcemu · 2 pointsr/gaming

If your willing to dish out 35 bucks then this and [this] ( will work much better than any usb snes knockoff. I got my controller from Hobby King Japan and it is barely even used. Authentic vintage controllers are the best there is for emulators.The one linked has a somewhat short cord because it's japanese, maybe 3.5 ft long with the adapter. So if you have desk it's perfect but may need a usb extension if your wanting to play from a couch.

u/faster3200 · 7 pointsr/gaming

First, let me say this: all headphones are surround sound. You only have two places that you can hear from and headphones literally surround them. Surround sound (5.1, 7.1, etc.) in speakers is nice since in order to hear from all directions without getting too technical you need speakers around you. If you see 5.1 or 7.1 headphones, that means they just stuffed a ton of low quality drivers into their phones and is a good sign they are nothing but marketing and that you should avoid them.

Also, if you see a headset that is usb that means it uses it's own sound card essentially, which may be good or bad for you depending on your setup.

For gaming specifically you want headphones with a good sound-stage. There is no gaming headset on the market that compares to getting some good phones plus mic. Sony MDR-V6 and Creative Aurvana Live (rebadged Denon AH-D1001) are a decent choices for your price range. You can always get a desktop mic, a clip-on mic, or better yet find a Labtec LVA-7330 on ebay and do some simple modding and you have yourself a headset with removable mic.

u/Neckbeard_Prime · 2 pointsr/gaming

Yes and no. I've been fighting with one for the past few days, and it seems like a kludge at best to get it working under 64-bit Windows.

The problem is that there is no "official" driver that you can use. You have to use a third-party program (in my case, Motion in Joy), which, in turn, has to install a special bluetooth driver. This driver allows you to pair that bluetooth dongle with your PS3 controller, but nothing else. This is especially problematic if you use a bluetooth mouse with your system, or if you want to play an emulator game with a set of wireless bluetooth headphones...

USB works OK, and there's always the possibility of using a secondary USB bluetooth dongle specifically for the PS3 controller, but it's such a hassle that I'd have to go with other commenters' recommendations and say that an Xbox 360 controller (or wireless receiver) is probably a better way to go for most people.

u/Xepos · 1 pointr/gaming

2.50 euro's or with the -20% coupon 2 euro's which is finally for once cheaper than the dollar version.

And please vote for f3ar. Bioshock 2 is/was on amazon sale for a very good price. If you missed that I think you shouldn't mess up other people chance to get f3ar for a good price.

Ah it's still here: (Bioshock 1 + 2 for 7.50, steam redeemable)

u/Oxirane · 7 pointsr/gaming

If you're interested, you can get the first two BioShock games for $5 atm through amazon:

(This for PC players)

The first two are pretty much FPS Horror games, the 3rd (Infinite) is a lot lighter in regards to setting... definitely not so cheap though. But such an excellent story (and very pretty).

u/PCbuildScooby · 1 pointr/gaming

Personally, I would recommend avoiding gaming headsets as they tend to have worse sound than normal headphones.

My setup combines a decent studio headphone (has flatter EQ tuning so you can hear everything super clearly, THIS ONE is a really good option) with a Zalman mic that clips to the headphone cord.

This would leave you room to upgrade the mic later if you needed better sound.

If you're talking about using this for console gaming disregard this as I doubt you have a separate headphone and mic port.

u/pikec21 · 2 pointsr/gaming

Probably should have been clearer.

"The Legacy Collection includes Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4 Trophy Edition and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition
Also includes Metal Gear Solid 1 and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions via included voucher codes"

u/Qyxx · 2 pointsr/gaming

I purchase this one for my friend

Worked great. Problem is it didn't have an on/off button. Also remember Youtube is your friend when you want to set it up.

u/TheBeardedDen · 1 pointr/gaming

HD edition for PS3/360 as well. 2, 3 and peace walker. Vita edition doesn't have peace walker.

Also next month on PS3.... A 50$ pack with 1, 2HD, 3HD, VR missions, 4 and peace walker. with the MSX games on the 2HD menu.

Amazon info here

u/StealthBlade98 · 1 pointr/gaming

was meryl in MGSIV? I know of MGS but i never gotten around to playing it since i never played the originals. Looking at the legacy addition though seems it's priced pretty well on amazon at the moment

u/Lakevren · 1 pointr/gaming

Turtle beaches are generally considered junk headsets. They may not sound bleh to most users, but compare them to real headphones, and they really DO sound like low-end crap.
Durability is also a factor. Lots of people ask advice in this format: "So my turtle beaches broke and I'm looking for a new headset, any recommendations?" In fact, too many.

My recommendation is Panasonic HTF600 (Good god those are expensive in Germany, it's only $30 in US)
and a Zalman Microphone

As for the monoprice selection, that might not be a bad idea.

Also, here's a guide for other audio needs or for curiosity.

EDIT: Forgot about the JVC RX700. That'll be a good one as well.

u/SlibIsSandwich · 1 pointr/gaming

I'm pretty sure its any. There is also a dongle for wireless ones to connect but I've never used those so I don't know how well they work. Since they are official Microsoft products I assume they are fine. One of those dongles will also save you about $20 if you already have wireless controllers. Did I mention the word dongle?

u/lemon_tea · 2 pointsr/gaming

Built my wife a RetroPie setup for Christmas. The kids have been enjoying the old NES games, and Sonic on the SEGA. The wife plays Calstevania every chance she gets. Still working out a bit of input lag, but it's a fantastic setup.

u/EpilepticWaffle · 1 pointr/gaming

yes, but it is not the same. I still love my gamecube controllers, and I was able to find an adapter that connects to the Wii U remote, and makes the gamecube
controller technically wireless.

u/Aemulus · 1 pointr/gaming

Awesome! Got this one right here. Thanks to everyone!

u/Herdnerfer · 1 pointr/gaming

This is the only legit way to do it

Of course you have to have an N64 controller as well, but I use one of these and it works great!

u/nanowerx · 25 pointsr/gaming

It is funny you say that because for a long time now; Xbox Live Gold codes from Amazon have been ~$3-$4 cheaper than PS+ codes.

And on average, amazon also tends to discount Xbox Live Gold to $35-$40 at least once every month. Also there is account sharing with the X1, so no more paying for multiple Gold subscriptions for a single console...which is why they ended the Gold Family packs a few months ago.

u/icanarejesus · 5 pointsr/gaming

Dude, just hop on that Steam. It's easy. I use my Steam account for Civ V and various indie games. It's good stuff. Plus, if you really just use Xbox because you like the controller, you could pick one of these up.

u/sebkul · 1 pointr/gaming

I have a PC with 2, Ceton InfiniTV 4 cards. This gives me digital cable on my PC (with HBO but now on demand) and it runs like a DVR. I use it with Win7 and Windows Media Center. This setup looks better than any cablebox/DVR I ever owned. The PC is also a TV server because other TVs have xBox360s hooked up to them and you get TV through Media Center Player (They call that Windows Media Extender)... no need to pay for extra cable boxes... you can record and watch recorded shows from any xBox as well.

I attacked a wireless xBox 360 controller thing this ... I use steam and play Windows games on my 120" projector using an xBox360 controller.

I do however use bluetooth mouse and keyboard to control Windows/Steam... it might be nice not to switch.

The point being, you can have all of this right now without special TVs. If you don't want a cable box and PC separately, you can make your on DVR using the card I mentioned.

u/SockPuppetDinosaur · 1 pointr/gaming

You have to buy a wireless adapter like this. Works wonderfully and can connect 4 controllers. $16 isn't bad at all.

u/Kuusou · 1 pointr/gaming

An awesome microphone for anyone with dedicated headphones.

Zalman Mic

u/Xenderwind · 2 pointsr/gaming

While I agree with you, he does only have a $50 budget. So with that in mind your best bet would be a HARX700 with a zalman clip on.

u/official4chanuser · 1 pointr/gaming

Hmmm... it'd be a little tricky, because honestly, the way Sony has laid out their stuff is terrible. If you just go to the "Playstation Plus" tab, it'll just show you the prices, even if you already pay for it.

You'd have to go into the online store and try to download either "Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition" or "Secret Ponchos" (those are the December free games for PS4). If it asks you to pay money for those, he doesn't have it, but if they're free, he's already signed up. I'm afraid I don't have a PS4 myself, I'm just a huge gaming nerd, so I wouldn't be able to give you the step-by-step.

You're probably not gonna be able to get him all set up on the service if he doesn't have it, but you can buy a code for it in a retail store, or online, and he can set it up himself. Here's a link to Amazon for the year-long subscription:

Edit: I just remembered - if he doesn't have PS+, he'll actually get some extra content in Destiny, too.

u/UpgradeSolution · 22 pointsr/gaming

There is actually an adapter to use wireless controllers on the PC, I only know this because I have a friend that has like 30 of them and he uses them to use his xbox headset and xbox controllers for his pc.

Edit: And here they are
if anyone was curious.

u/unibrow4o9 · 2 pointsr/gaming

Buy a Pi 3, they're cheap. You can get a kit easy on Amazon for about 50 bucks, should come with a case, a couple of small heat syncs, power cord, and a micro sd card. Pick up a cheap HDMI cord if you don't already have one. Then go to the retro pie website and just follow the instructions. As long as you're slightly computer literate, you should have no issues getting it going. Once retro pie is installed, ROMs are easily added by dragging and dropping into the appropriate folder.

You'll want a controller (obviously), I suggest either a wired one like this or you can even use a BlueTooth controller, this is the one I use. Setting up the bluetooth controllers just takes an extra step to connect within the menu, not hard to do, the wired one should be plug and play.

u/CareerRejection · 2 pointsr/gaming

Honestly buying the adapter and using legit controllers is better IMHO. This is what I use personally with two legit controllers. Doesn't require drivers or anything so it works right out the box. The iBuffalo button scheme is not concave like a normal NA controller so to me it feels unnatural to play my classic games on.

u/magnusarcanum · 3 pointsr/gaming

In my opinion, Amazon has a better sale on Bioshock. You can get a bundle of both the first and second game for 7.49. I'm going to hold out a little to see if Steam matches it, but I doubt they will. I'm also waiting for a pretty good deal on Mass Effect 1-2.

u/rebel6784231 · 2 pointsr/gaming

If you buy from microsoft thats true. I just renewed my yearly subscription by buying from amazon and I only paid 46$ with free shipping


u/derkasan · 1 pointr/gaming

Nice. Perfect for emulators!

Been looking at getting this one for myself:

u/blackmist · 1 pointr/gaming

Yeah, but it's extra cost, engineering and weight.

Far easier to run it from the mains.

This looks like what he has.

Add $350 for the PS4, and that's $700. Not getting a good gaming laptop for that. 970M laptops are far from cheap.

u/ShimmyZmizz · 1 pointr/gaming

If you're using it for 2D games, I highly recommend an SNES to USB adapter. Super Meat Boy with a SNES controller feels so right.

u/DR_JIM_RUSTLES · 6 pointsr/gaming

Pretty sure Microsoft announced at E3 that they'll be giving away 2 free 360 titles away each month (to start with, may be Xbox One game(s) when it's released)...

Also, PSN+ is ~$5 a month or ~$60 a year (not sure about exact prices, but that's what this article said), whereas you can get a 12 month Xbox Live subscription for $47.19 on Amazon.

u/apf6 · 1 pointr/gaming

looks good.. I would say get at least a 16gb card because the OS itself takes something like 2gb. And the cards are so cheap.

Here's the kit I started with, then I got the card, case, and wifi dongle separately:

And this gamepad has been working great:

u/staythepath · 1 pointr/gaming

Yeah, I picked up this one. I hope it doesn't take weeks to arrive like some people are saying. If so I'll just use my ps3 controller in the mean time.

u/mdunlap59 · 1 pointr/gaming

I bought this adapter that connects the game cube controller to wii stick for like 13 bucks. It's great, it makes it wireless too.

Mayflash Nintendo GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii/Wii U by Mayflash

u/ZeroBeta1 · 1 pointr/gaming

Yes, safest bet on what to buy than workarounds.

Just make sure its wired Xbox 360 controller. There's also PC edition but its just same thing, but cheaper with driver disc included.

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller for Windows & Xbox 360 Console

Make sure its official controllers from Microsoft only. No 3rd party builds as there's many that don't work well.

u/ALGUIENoALGO · 1 pointr/gaming

well not exctly with original N64 but I play some years ago with project64 and hamachi, also i buy one of these for play

u/greenmky · 1 pointr/gaming

Even better is a NES or SNES controller to USB adapter, and a real controller. Mayflash makes a good adapter, their SNES on on Amazon:

Still have to buy / obtain an OEM controller though that way.

u/kentonbomb84 · 2 pointsr/gaming

Here you go, works suprisingly well after some tinkering. You can thank me later in a match when it comes out lol

u/saffir · 1 pointr/gaming

It was never $60. For the majority of the time, it had a retail price of $40 and easily found for $30 online. Less than a year ago the price went up to $50, easily found for $45, with a sale price of $40.

And regarding performance, my 360 plays BF3 just as good as my computer - that I recently spent $500 upgrading (except for my graphics card) - does

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/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/zebrawaterfall · 3 pointsr/gaming

Definitely go with a wired xbox 360 controller. If you already own a wireless one you can get a dongle for your PC that will connect any xbox 360 wireless device.

Here is the adapter

I prefer wireless myself. Wired controller can be had for around $30.


u/exitfire401 · 1 pointr/gaming

I would never suggest a wireless headset for one simple reason; audio quality. You will almost always have some degree of static or quality loss when it comes to wireless audio. what I would suggest is a high quality headphone such as the Sennheiser hd595 (what I've been using for almost 3 years) and a cheap Zalman mic. This will be in the same price range, but will give you plenty more bang for your buck. You'll get a pair of ehadphones that will be amazing for music and gaming, and if your mic decides to go out on you, it's a cheap replacement

Links to products I suggest:

Sennheiser HD595:

Zalman Mic

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/zakl2112 · 8 pointsr/gaming

nice! I made that purchase as well and followed it up with Bioschock 1+2 dual pack on Amazon for $5

u/ProPencilPusher · 7 pointsr/gaming

I'm gonna be that guy, and say something like Sennheiser HD558 or Audio Technica ATH-M50s with a Zalmann clip on mic or standard desktop mic.

Not as elegant but will sound MUCH better than most, if not all, of the mic + headphone combos.

u/MNProtest · 1 pointr/gaming

Well this is my setup for under $50. Head phones and mic I've ever had for gaming.

Headphones. Big and ugly, but very comfy and sound wonderful.

Clip on mic.

u/somethingmetal · 2 pointsr/gaming

Investing in a good pair of cans and adding a clip-on mic is what I'm doing. Doesn't hurt to have quality headphones for other listening applications as well.

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/SeaJayCJ · 1 pointr/gaming

The better framerate is amazing though. DSFix has a hotkey to flip between 30 and 60, and 30 feels like a slideshow compared to 60. I honestly can't imagine playing at 30, not to mention the even lower framerate experienced in Blighttown.

>$60 controller

Less than half of that, but yeah. Controllers are great for a wide variety of PC games, so they're a good investment anyway. I don't imagine many people are buying one just to play DaS.

>having to get mods to make it playable at all

Installing DSFix is literally extracting files to a folder, really not a big deal

>having malcolm reynolds fucking up your characters.

That's DaS3, though..? I'm just talking about DaS1 here.

Anyway, there are tools available to backup your savegames and autokick cheaters. I haven't encountered a single cheater ingame anyway, so it's not like this is a common problem, at least not in DaS1.

The only thing really worth complaining about on PC is the weird collision issues, like sliding down ladders will occasionally drop you through the map, irregular surfaces become harder to walk on, that kind of thing. When this type of stuff comes up I need to flip into 30fps mode to get past it.

u/ehgameraz · 2 pointsr/gaming

If you have a PS3, you can pretty much play the entire series with one purchase.

Legacy Collection

This has everything except Portable Ops and MGS5.

u/GenericAccount123 · 2 pointsr/gaming
  1. Buy whatever headphones you want (I recommend a nice open-air pair from Sennheiser).

  2. Buy yourself a Zalman clip-on mic.
u/Furiousmoe · 2 pointsr/gaming

I use my wireless.. but I had to buy a special usb compatible wireless controller receiver: here it is at amazon:

u/atr0038 · 2 pointsr/gaming

In case you guys were wondering, this is what he's using. Kind of pricey, but really cool.

u/MMIRG · 1 pointr/gaming

Actually mine is a controller with a USB where the battery pack should be and it plugs into the computer.

Pretty sure I got mine from here.

u/Dark_Shroud · 1 pointr/gaming

I have the Mayflash adapter and its good enough. What I want are a few more official Game Cube controllers in black.

Edit, here a link for the curious.

u/SonOfHylia · 3 pointsr/gaming

I'm pretty sure you can just buy an adapter online.

u/EI_Dingus · 1 pointr/gaming

Kit was $70

Case was $25

Controller was $35

If you don't care about how nice your case looks, and you already have a Bluetooth or wired controller, all you would need to get is the kit. I liked the idea of an old snes controller instead of my Xbox one controller, so I spent a little extra on that

u/merlponty · 1 pointr/gaming

No one here knows how easy using a wireless xbox 360 controller for a pc is??? You don't need to go with a wired controller.
Close to 100% of multi plat games support controllers for pc. Just look at your favorite games on steam's website and it will tell you.

There are a few exceptions...mass effect being one. No clue why they didn't allow a controller for Pc (though there are mods that let you use one)

u/Booshwookei · 0 pointsr/gaming

Cost of PS4 with monster breifcase:



4 year ps+


$350 + $350 + $200 = $900

Cost of decent laptop:

$920 (Free online, not a briefcase, cheaper game with more variety)

Also, most people already own a laptop and people typically buy $200-700 laptops anyway, which you can also factor in.


4 years of PS+ because im assuming most people who play PS4 play online, and that is the cost of a $50 1 year subscription * 4 years, which is the lifespan of the console.

u/rctm_dmn_nr_kld_hm · 1 pointr/gaming

This is way better than that eBay one. This one has some weight to it and feels like the real thing. The other ones end up being cheap knockoffs.

u/Jarton · 56 pointsr/gaming

Also, if you happen to already have an N64 controller you can Buy an adapter to plug it into your PC via USB.

Edit: I do recommend this item. I use it myself. Also thanks for the gold :D

u/rocks-off · 2 pointsr/gaming

If you aren't able to find what you're looking for, this might be a good suggestion.

You can clip these onto any headset cords you like, and it records in high quality.

u/patternfall · 1 pointr/gaming

>If you don't already have a gamepad, I suggest getting a cheap wired Xbox360 controller, even if you don't play DS. For some games, it just makes sense to use a gamepad over KB+M.

Or if you already have a 360 with wireless controllers, this thing is pretty cool. Works flawlessly, you pair the controller to your computer exactly like you do to your console.

And I agree with you. I was a big keyboard+mouse purist until I tried the controller with Darksiders. Holy hell it was so much better to control and play.

u/lordskelzor · 12 pointsr/gaming

If you haven't played the games already pick up the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection when it becomes available

Some of the best games ever made

u/Hehyeahno · 2 pointsr/gaming

Don't buy headphones.

Get the mic and cans seperately.



Cans: Sennheiser 555's or Audio Technica ATH AD-700's . You can get 555's slightly used for $50, a steal at that price.

If do you get 555's, you can do an easy, risk-free upgrade to make them into $200 headphones! Yay capitalism!

Now go buy them because no one will offer better advice.

u/theonciest · 2 pointsr/gaming This is exactly what you need.

Also, you can buy Xpadder online, and completely map your controls including mouse, to your thumbsticks. It's fucking awesome BUY IT

u/bigrig00 · 1 pointr/gaming

If you try this it works pretty well, connects wireless 360 controllers to pc.

u/MysteryDeuce · 5 pointsr/gaming

Side note for those saying buy a wired 360 controller: If you already have 360 controllers laying around (or can borrow from friends etc..) Save some cash and get one of these bad boys:

Supports up to 4 controllers at once.

u/csosu · 1 pointr/gaming

I got the Raspberry Pi 3, in a lazy man's kit on Amazon. I had pre-loaded some ROMs and the RetroPie OS to my computer beforehand, so when I got the Pi it only took about 30 minutes to get it working.

I also got these.

The entire shebang cost me $93. I am still pleased with the purchase. lol

u/joleme · 2 pointsr/gaming

ibuffalo snes

they've gone up a little in price since I bought mine at $12 a piece. They work perfectly and are as sturdy as the originals.

u/honsense · 3 pointsr/gaming

Also, if he prefers real N64 controllers, I've got 2 of these and they work perfectly for 4-player Mario Kart action.

u/AcidicSuperSam · 3 pointsr/gaming

As a PC/Xbox 360 gamer, this is one of the best investments I've ever made. Now, any controller I buy works for both 360 and PC.

u/fejorca · 2 pointsr/gaming

Get a Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for 29 buck in amazon, in my experience the x360 wireless controller is by far the best gamepad I've ever had.

u/saremei · 2 pointsr/gaming

This is all you need to have the best of both worlds.

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/GlancingArc · 1 pointr/gaming

Id Highly reckomend
I have two of them and they work great.

u/MyEntireNameFitsHere · 1 pointr/gaming

Project 64 has HD filters. They look great on HD TVs. I use Xbox Media Center on Windows 7. Check out /r/xbmc.

You can get USB N64 controllers, they're expensive and the analog sticks can go wonky. Then you're out $20-$30.

I suggest getting an adapter and picking up some cheapo used N64 controllers.

u/sixth_snes · 2 pointsr/gaming

I'm guessing you're referring to the Buffalo Classic USB ($12 on Amazon). It's a great controller for the price.

u/PaintedOnGenes · 1 pointr/gaming

$49.96 preorder on right now. That's a great deal.

u/fastfredy1 · 2 pointsr/gaming

Finally I know about something semi unseen and I'm 5 hours late for the karma. All military know what these porta-console televisions are about. They are overpriced plastic containers with a cheap IPS panel surrounded with foam. They only sell because of game addictions with active military needing play time while deployed. Link to buy:

u/0biwan-Shinobi · 1 pointr/gaming

I got a Zalman Zm mic 1, it clips to the headphone cable. It sounds good and it's cheap.

*I've also heard Modmic works well.

u/Jennrrrs · 1 pointr/gaming

Basically, It's a tiny computer you can turn into a console that contains all the old school consoles, NES, SNES, Sega, as well as all the games.

I bought this kit, it has everything you need, except controllers (you also need a usb mouse and keyboard to set up). It walks you through the steps and is easy.

u/currantlydate · 4 pointsr/gaming

I actually sit on my couch and hook up the PC to the TV in the living room. Works wonders, and you don't need a wired controller so long as you have an adapter.

It works really well, but if you go back and forth from PC to xbox then you'll have to reset the controller. Or just have two separate ones like I do.

u/Dr-Robotnik · 1 pointr/gaming

They're actually much cheaper now. They've come out with this bundle which comes with the wireless controller and usb receiver on Amazon for just slightly ($10) more then a wireless controller alone. I price-matched mine at best buy :P

u/imisstheyoop · 0 pointsr/gaming

Due to the controller you mean? I think you can buy controller adapters online for super cheap. For example:

u/bwest · 1 pointr/gaming

If you have a corded 360 controller just plug it in, drivers are installed automatically. For wireless controllers, you need something like this:

Other than that, its plug and play.

u/hyoushii · 2 pointsr/gaming

Ordered one of these last week. Hope this helps. Dunno the translation but I'm sure it's cheaper than what was mentioned.

u/hiAnxiety · 1 pointr/gaming

He's using a Vanguard personal gaming environment

expensive but if your on the move all the time, could be useful

u/cybercifrado · 2 pointsr/gaming

Portable screen solution for the Xbox360
XBox 360 VGA Adapter

I would recommend the latter if you have a desktop computer already and an open VGA port - one screen, two functions. Get that with the aforementioned monitor, use the DVI for PC and VGA for Xbox.

u/lisabadcat · 1 pointr/gaming

I bought one of these for the PS3. It works well, but I still prefer the controller on the PS3. Plus, you can't switch between this and a regular controller without pausing, disconnecting, reconnecting the other device like you can on PC.

u/theaceoffire · 1 pointr/gaming

Just FYI, you can find PS+ gift cards for LESS than $50 in stores (and sometimes online).

^_^ So you can pay LESS than $5 a month.